Home Opener is finally here!

and so is a trip to Sault Ste. Marie Ontario!

Join us for the Lightning Home Opener and Wounded Warrior Weekend Nov 11th & 12th!

Proceeds from this weekend’s concession sales will go towards raising funds and awareness towards PTSD initiatives for those who have served or are currently serving! Wear a poppy, bring some noise, and buy some snacks to support both the Lightning and Wounded Warriors Canada!

For more information on Wounded Warriors Canada visit http://woundedwarriors.ca/home/

All games are held at Glenmore Christian Academy.

Women tipoff at 6:00 p.m., followed by the men at 8:00 p.m.

Wounded Warrior Weekend

Cross-Country Running

12 For the third consectuive season, St. Mary’s will be sending cross-country runners to Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Nationals (CCAA) in Sault St. Marie Ontario. Second year runner Matthew Mundy and first year runner Karan Matusin will represent the Lightning on the National stage November 12th, and will fly out Nov 10th for their journey to Ontario. If you see them in the halls, be sure to congratulate them and wish them luck!

Women’s Basketball

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The women’s basketball team finished off their road series in a tough weekend against Ambrose University and Red Deer College.

Friday night at Ambrose saw the women battle the Lions to a lopsided 94-59 win in front of a rowdy crowd in the Lion’s home gym. Montana Romeril once again up to her old tricks, netting 33 points, while Mary-Jean Ritchie and Abby Gibb combined for 23.

Saturday night didn’t go the Lightning’s way after getting off to a rough start in the first quarter, trailing the Red Deer Queens 35-18. Ultimately the costly first quarter haunted them the rest of the game unable to recover as time ticked away, dropping a 68-58 decision to the Queens.

Full stats can be viewed here http://www.acac.ab.ca/composite

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Next up for the women will be Friday night at home against Olds, and Saturday night at home against Red Deer again. This weekend marks the Lightning’s opening weekend after being on the road the first two weeks of the regular season. Both games tip-off at 6:00 p.m.

The CCAA released the second week of rankings this morning. Despite Saturday night’s loss, the women hold on to the 9th spot for week No. 2!

Men’s Basketball

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The men’s basketball team continues to search for their first win this season after this weekend’s set of games at Ambrose and Red Deer.

Friday night’s match-up against the cross-town rival Ambrose Lions wasn’t a pretty one for the Lightning. Despite only being down 12 points at the end of the first quarter, the Lions held the Lightning to just 7 points in the second, while they went on to add 23 of their own. Ambrose would continue to dominate, ending the game with a 104-63 win.

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Saturday night’s matchup in Red Deer saw a better show from the Lightning when they took on the Kings for the second time in one week. A 94-76 loss, but to the Lightning’s credit they did a good job of distributing the ball and got points from other sources.

Jordan Britton, had 20 points and eight rebounds while Brad Hassall came in off the bench and hit five three-point baskets for 15 points., Tavis Lee and Brandt Seibel, added 12 and 10 points each.

Full stats can be viewed here http://www.acac.ab.ca/composite

Next up for the men is a double header at their home gym after spending the last two weekends on the road. The Lightning will take on Olds College Friday night, followed by yet another game against Red Deer Saturday. Both games go at 8:00 p.m.