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Tuesday , 5 July 2022

Doug “the Sportshound” Bassett

SPORTSHOUND: No Time to Rest

Tales from the Doug-out for June 10th, 2022 There was no time to rest for  U18 AA Braves, who were up in St Albert this past weekend playing another provincial round.  The weekend’s first game on Saturday was against a tough Lloydminster team. This is the first year that Lloydminster has …

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SPORTSHOUND: Around the Horn

Tales from the Doug-Out for June 6th, 2022   The U18 AA Braves hosted a provincial round robin the last weekend of May. It has been a real challenge this year with grads and injuries. The Braves have been teetering on being shorthanded all season so far. In fact, on …

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SPORTSHOUND: Play Ball!

Tales from the Doug-Out – May 11th, 2022   Last year due to the Covid 19 restrictions, the provincial baseball season didn’t start until July and ran through to the end of August. This year the season commenced in Edmonton with one of the coldest weekends of the ball the …

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SPORTSHOUND: It’s Show Time

This Friday is April Fool’s Day. But this is no joke. The U13 Elk Point Avalanche is heading to the Tier #3 provincial finals in Dewberry/Marwayne starting on Friday, April! st. The U 13 Avalanche had a terrific year finishing on top of the tier #3 league, then winning the …

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SPORTSHOUND: Family Affair

Tales from the Timebox: February 22nd, 2022 U7 Avalanche The Family Day weekend was certainly true to its name when the whole family came out to watch the U7’s play against the Dewberry Colts, right here at the A.G. Ross Arena, early Saturday morning. The moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and …

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SPORTSHOUND: This is Our House

Tales from the Timebox: February 15th, 2022 U18 Avalanche Most teams play better in their own barn.  They are used to the condition of the ice, the way the puck bounces off the glass and boards, and the hometown crowd of course cheering them on. The perfect example was this …

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SPORTSHOUND: Nothing is going to stop us now

Tales from the Timebox: February 8th, 2022 U15 Avalanche Funny how things change from one week to the next. Last weekend the Vermilion Tigers U15 team visited the Avalanche and no matter what the Avalanche did they could not score on their goaltender. Wasn’t because they didn’t play well. The …

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SPORTSHOUND: Hockey Day in Elk Point and beyond!

Tales from the Timebox: February 1st, 2022   U13 Avalanche The U13 team is sitting on top of the Tier # 3 league right now. They have played fifteen games so far. The have only lost one game all season and tied two games. It’s great to be the king …

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SPORTSHOUND: Hey Oilers, sign this guy up!

Tales from the Timebox: January 25th, 2022 U15 Avalanche The U15 Avalanche have a lot of talented players and have been playing really well this year. They are competing for first place in the North East Tier 3 league with the eventual goal of winning the league and going on …

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SPORTSHOUND: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Tales from the Timebox – January 18th, 2022   U18 Avalanche One thing is for sure, these two teams don’t like each other very much. Maybe because they have played each other too often and too soon. Back to back weekends. I’m talking about the U18 Elk Point Avalanche and …

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