Edmonton Sports Update: 21st Weekend of 2024

Hello sports fan. We have the BCHL Final Alberta Cup being awarded, a basketball game played, baseball and football starting this weekend. Man, that's not even all that's happening!!

BCHL Final Alberta Cup

The Brooks Bandits are up 3-1 in the best of seven series versus the Sherwood Park Crusaders. The two games in Sherwood Park were convincing wins by the Bandits. The two games in Brooks saw the Crusaders bring the battle but can they overcome the heartbreak of an overtime game 4 loss? Lets hope so or the season is over. Please note, when the Crusaders win that the game 6 on Friday is in Nisku instead of Sherwood Park (the ice is taken out of the Sherwood Park Arena).

Edmonton Stingers win big in Calgary

Adika Peter-Mcneilly, the longest serving current Stinger, had 15 points. Ben Krikke, playing in his first professional basketball game, scored 15 points. Last year's leader in average rebounds and assists Nick Hornsby collected a team leading 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Also with 5 assists was CEBL debuting guard Davion Warren. Former Saskatchewan Rattler guard Michael Nuga came off the bench adding 14 points and 3 steals.

Post Xavier Moon the Edmonton Stingers have relied on their depth as their strength. Arguably two players most would have expected to be in the opening paragraph, Brody Clarke and Elijah Miller, put up 8 and 10 points respectively. Neither needed to star. This team is deep!

Some tailgate menus for Saturday's Elks game

Cinnamon Toast Crunch won the boozy cupcake vote. Yes, the tailgate is a personal favorite. Remember, it's moved this season.

Edmonton Prospects season begins!

The Prospects 2024 return season begins on Friday with a weekend 3-game series in Fort McMurray. Friday and Saturday 7pm starts, Sunday a 2pm start.

On Shotgun we have discussed players Gavin Fraser, Lachlan Smith, Daniel Monti, Karter Anderson and Nick Hagen. Alberta Dugout Stories, the premier source of Alberta baseball news, recently released theie Edmonton Prospects preview. Here's their peak at the Prospects lefthanded pitchers:

Of their southpaw options, one is Langley, B.C. lefty Jacob Canuel, a reliever at Taft College who had three saves and 17 strikeouts in 18 appearances and 24-plus innings this season.

Jackson State University senior Garrett VanDeventer is another left-throwing alternative. The starting pitcher from Kansas logged 73 innings and went 6-3 with 50 Ks and a 5.55 earned run average (ERA) in 2024.

Full Slate of Lacrosse

Last week we mentioned the Edmonton Sr Miners and Jr Miners schedule for this weekend. Another level of local lacrosse that is well underway is the Jr B level. Pick a favorite, go check it out.

Indy Wrestling event

League1 Alberta Schedule

League1 Alberta plays their Women’s and Men's games back-to-back-to-back. The home team is listed first. Your home team options are the Edmonton Scottish United at Hamish Black Field or the St Albert Impact at Riel 1 Field.

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