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News for April 2011
RBC Cup: Vernon Vipers 4 Camrose Kodiaks 2
Darren Nowick scored twice and added an assist as the Vernon Vipers opened defense of their National Junior A Championship with a 4-2 victory over the host Camrose Kodiaks in...

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RBC Cup Report - Day 1 Camrose vs. Vernon
Robb Hunter recaps Day One of the RBC Cup with Sam Jardine of the Camrose Kodiaks. Listen Now
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2011 RBC Cup Homepage
The 2011 RBC Cup begins on Saturday, as the host Camrose Kodiaks take on the defending National Champion Vernon Vipers. For complete information, schedules and statistics visit the RBC Cup homepage...

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'Family' Coach has Wife, Daughter, 26 Sons
By Cam Tait, Edmonton Journal View Video Blog On the morning of the RBC Cup gold-medal game in 2003, Camrose Kodiaks coach Boris Rybalka received news that changed his life. His wife,...

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2011 RBC Cup set for Camrose
When the Camrose Kodiaks host the 2011 RBC Cup beginning this weekend, they'll be hoping to make a little of their own history and preventing the Vernon Vipers from making...

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Papciak Commits to St.Olaf College
The Canmore Eagles are pleased to announce that twenty year-old goaltender Steve Papciak has committed to play at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The Oles compete in the MIAC...

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Gadowsky pumped for ‘exciting situation’ at Penn State
By his own admission, Guy Gadowsky has barely had time to breathe in the last week, and that continued Monday as he was formally introduced as the new coach at...

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Lloydminster Bobcats Seeking Business Manager
This Alberta Junior Hockey League Franchise is seeking the services of a Business Operations Manager. Qualified Candidates will exhibit the following skills and traits:- Positive, friendly, approachable attitude; an ambassador...

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Thank You AJHL Volunteers!
The Spruce Grove Saints honoured a group of loyal volunteers to kick-off the 2011 Doyle Cup Series in Spruce Grove. The Alberta Junior Hockey League is grateful for all of...

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Finalists Announced for RBC CJHL Player of the Year
This season, more than 3,000 players suited up for Junior A games across Canada, in locations from Nanaimo, B.C., to Woodstock, N.B. But only eight have been named as finalists...

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Calgary Amateur Sport Head Injury Prevention Convention
Calgary amateur sports leagues are taking the issue of head injuries and concussions in minor-league contact sports "head on".HEAD ON is a one day convention taking place at the University...

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Saints Fight to the Finish in Loss to Vipers
By Chris O'Leary, Edmonton Journal Throughout their season, the Spruce Grove Saints seemed like they always had a way to win. In the Doyle Cup, the Vernon Vipers gave them a...

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Pizza 73's Slices for Smiles fundraiser kicks off today!
Proceeds from this special will go to Children's Miracle Network: Get a free 2 Litre of Coke when you purchase an Everyday Deal (2 pizzas or pizza/wing meal) with new...

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Bandits Hogan Commits to Utica College
The Brooks Bandits are proud to announce 20 year old Forward Justin Hogan has committed to play at Utica College of the NCAA Division III. Located in Utica, New York...

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Saints hope history won’t repeat itself
For the second straight year the Vernon Vipers and Spruce Grove Saints will go to a seventh and deciding game to determine the Doyle Cup champion.The Saints couldn't have picked...

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St. Norbert players lead All-USCHO D-III teams
NCAA D-III champions St. Norbert placed one player each on the first, second, and third All-USCHO teams, while Hamline and Fredonia each placed two players on the three teams.Read more
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Vipers Strike Again - Game 6 Goes Saturday in Spruce Grove
By Mario Annicchiarico, Edmonton JournalBryce Kakoske's goal just 35 seconds into overtime, propelled the British Columbia Junior Hockey League champions to a 3-2 win Thursday night over the hometown Spruce...

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The AJHL This Week - April 22
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Vipers Bite Back in Game 4 to Even Series
By Mario Annicchiarico, Edmonton Journal It's down to a best of three. The Vernon Vipers used a pair of power-play goals, including one on a five-on- three, and stellar netminding from Kirby...

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Rest Doing Wonders for Kodiak RBC Cup Preparation
By Vince BurkeCamrose Canadian The two-week layoff for the Camrose Kodiaks hasn't done anything but increase their anticipation for the RBC Cup. The RBC Cup, the national junior A hockey tournament will...

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Road to the RBC Cup
Click Here for a complete overview of all Canadian Junior Hockey League Playoff Match Ups and Regional Playoffs leading up to the 2011 RBC Cup in Camrose, AB.
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Doyle Cup Series Resumes in Alberta Tonight
The 2011 Doyle Cup Series will shift to the Grant Fuhr Arena in Spruce Grove, Alberta tonight for Game 4 in the series. The Spruce Grove Saints lead the best-of-seven...

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Wild Signs UMD Winger Justin Fontaine
The greatest moment of Justin Fontaine's hockey career came just over a week ago on the Xcel Energy Center ice. In his final collegiate game with Minnesota-Duluth, Fontaine watched teammate...

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Saints Take 2-1 Lead and Bring Doyle Cup Series to Alberta
The Spruce Grove Saints used three powerplay goals to ground the Vernon Vipers 5-2 before 1,259 fans Sunday night at the Wesbild Centre. The Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Saints take...

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The AJHL This Week - April 16
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Saints Win Game 2 in Doyle Cup Series
Vincenzo Marozzi put on a show in the first and third periods on Saturday to help his Spruce Grove Saints even the Doyle Cup series with a 3-2 win in...

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Vipers Win Game One in Doyle Cup Series
The Vernon Vipers claimed Game One of the 2011 Doyle Cup with a 3-1 victory in Vernon, BC tonight. The Spruce Grove Saints will have a chance to tie the...

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Doyle Cup Scoreboard
For the second straight season, the Vernon Vipers will play the Spruce Grove Saints in the Doyle Cup for the right to compete for a national title.Doyle Cup Scoreboard
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Saints Look to Avenge Last Year’s Doyle Cup Loss
In days long past, St. Patrick was credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland. In this day and age, the Spruce Grove Saints are looking to drive the Snakes...

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Kodiaks Unveil 7 Game Ticket Pack for 2011 RBC Cup
With just over two weeks to go until the puck drops at the 2011 RBC Cup, the host Camrose Kodiaks have released a new ticket package for Canada's National Junior...

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Connolly Signs With the Sharks
Minnesota Duluth All-American junior left winger Mike Connolly of Calgary, Alberta, has agreed to a free-agent contract with the NHL's San Jose Sharks and will forgo his final year of...

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AJHL Approves New Ownership in Lloydminster
The Alberta Junior Hockey League has approved the proposed change in ownership of the Lloydminster Bobcats. The Lloydminster Bobcats will be owned and operated by a local incorporated society, the...

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Shantz skates way into Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
The Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Society is proud to announce the induction of Brian Shantz as the second of four inductees into the Class of 2011.Shantz started playing...

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Obernesser Identified in NHL Central Scouting Rankings
Twelve players from the Canadian Junior Hockey League have been identified in the NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The top ranked player is Joel...

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Saints to Face Snakes
By CON GRIWKOWSKY, Edmonton Sun Snakes alive! For the second straight year, AJHL champion Spruce Grove Saints will face the Vernon Vipers in the Doyle Cup. Spruce Grove wrapped up the title Friday...

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Chris de Bruyn receives highest academic award at Fredonia
Four SUNY Fredonia seniors were honored April 5 in Albany by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher as recipients of the 2011 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. This year's winners possessed...

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The AJHL This Week
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Minnesota-Duluth edges Michigan for NCAA hockey title
Much attention was paid to Minnesota-Duluth's dynamic top line of Jack Connolly, Justin Fontaine and Mike Connolly entering the Frozen Four, and rightfully so considering their 172 points this season...

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Colborne, Frattin make promising debuts
Just before the curtain closed on the Toronto Maple Leaf's season, fans were given an auspicious glimpse into the team's future.Rookies Joe Colborne and Matt Frattin both made impressive debuts...

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Saints Repeat as AJHL Enerflex Cup Champions
The Spruce Grove Saints have captured their second consecutive AJHL Enerflex Cup by defeating the Camrose Kodiaks 5-1 in Game Five of the League Final tonight in Spruce Grove, AB....

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Oil Barons to Represent Canada at World Junior Club Cup in Russia
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League will represent Canada at the inaugural World Junior Club Cup (WJCC) from August 30 to September 4, 2011 in...

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NHL Mourns Passing of E.J. McGuire
Edward John "EJ" McGuire, Vice President of the National Hockey League's Central Scouting Bureau and one of the most beloved and respected men in hockey, died of cancer today. He...

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Kodiaks, Saints Both Feeling Pressure Heading into Game 5
By Cam Tait,The Edmonton Journal Pressure? What pressure? One team will be more under the gun Friday tonight in Game 5 of the Alberta Junior Hockey League final. Will it be the...

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Saints Battle Back for Victory
  By CON GRIWKOWSKY, Edmonton Sun You can't keep a good team down. The Spruce Grove Saints proved that adage Tuesday night, scoring a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Camrose Kodiaks before a...

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Cowbells and thundersticks - a personal journey to the AJHL
By Bruce McCurdy.I've followed the Alberta Junior Hockey League since my arrival in Alberta in 1971. When I say "followed" I mean as a lurker, because the AJHL was regularly...

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Eidsness wins Elite 88 Award at Frozen Four
Brad Eidsness of the University of North Dakota is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship.The Elite 88, an award...

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Tait's Twenty Tweets
  Follow Cam Tait of the Edmonton Journal on Twitter for Tait's Twenty Tweets from Camrose tonight!   Dear reader: I apologize for not providing coverage of Game 3 of the Alberta Junior Hickey...

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Kodiaks Shut Out Saints
By CON GRIWKOWSKY, Edmonton SunBefore the AJHL championship series got underway, Camrose Kodiaks coach Boris Rybalka predicted it would be a goaltenders series.Monday night, Dalyn Flette proved Rybakla right.Flette was...

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Flette Perfect as Kodiaks Blank Saints
By Chris O'Leary, The Edmonton Journal For 10 consecutive games through the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs, the Spruce Grove Saints have been as close to perfect as a team might...

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Saints Take 2-0 Lead in AJHL Final
Saints kick it up a gearSeries shifts to Camrose with Spruce Grove up 2-0 By Chris O'Leary, Special to The Journal A sports team at any competitive level will never admit to...

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Saints Keep Marching
By Con Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun Now that they've warmed up, how much better can the Spruce Grove Saints get? After their display in a convincing 3-1 win over the Camrose Kodiaks last...

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AJHL Final Video Blog - Game Two
View Cam Tait's Video Blog from Game Two
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How Leafs prospect Matt Frattin turned his life around
Giby Frattin is a tough, no-nonsense boss. "I have 50 employees, and 99.9 percent are whiners," said the owner of two Edmonton bakeries. But one doesn't have to listen hard to sense...

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Knight Vision
Sioux Forward Produces Under the Radar.Matt Frattin has undoubtedly been the most talked-about player for North Dakota this season.And rightly so. His 60 points are second in the nation. He...

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Saints Draw First Blood
By Con Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun Nicholas Bourgeois scored his second goal in overtime to give the Spruce Grove Saints a thrilling 4-3 win over the Camrose Kodiaks in Game 1 of...

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AJHL Enerflex Cup Final - Game One
By Cam Tait, Edmonton Journal The long-time Camrose Kodiak fan stood up at the south end of Grant Fuhr Arena before heading skyward to his seats with an astute observation: "I...

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The AJHL This Week - Enerflex Cup Preview
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