The Stingers return to the hive, the Edmonton Prospects host their home opener, and FC Edmonton looks to rebound after a tough loss last weekend.
We’ve got the latest on what to look forward to this week in Edmonton sports!
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Stingers return to the Hive
Coming off a rough road trip to Hamilton and Niagara this past week, the Edmonton Stingers return home this Friday to take on the Guelph Nighthawks. One of the bright spots so far this season for the Stingers (1-2) is the play of guard Xavier Moon. Moon, 6’2, currently sits third in league scoring, averaging 26 points-per-game. His high-risk, high-reward style has made him a fan favourite in Edmonton, and he looks to lead the Stingers to continue their momentum on home court. The Nighthawks (2-1) capped off last week with a thrilling 95-94 victory over the Fraser Valley Bandits. The team was led by guard Jamal Reynolds, who had 24 points in the victory.
Tip-off is 7 pm Friday, at “The Hive,” a.k.a the Edmonton Expo Centre. Tickets available on the Stingers official website or through Ticketmaster.
Eddies fall in Calgary
This past Saturday, the Eddie’s lost the first edition of “Al Classico” to the Calvary from Calgary 1-0. The Eddies (1W-1D-1L) laid on the pressure in the second half but were unable to come up with the equalizer against an undefeated Calvary (4-0-0) side. Now on a bye week, the Eddies return to the pitch Wednesday the 29th, when they travel to Tim Horton’s field in Hamilton to take on the Forge (2-1-2). The next home game for the Eddie’s is June 1st, as Valour FC (2-0-3) travel from Winnipeg to take on the Eddies from Clarke Park.
Tickets are available via the Centre Circle App, available through Google Apps and the Apple Store.
Prospects open up season this weekend
The Edmonton Prospects home opener takes place this Saturday, as they play host to the Lethbridge Bulls to a two-game series. The Prospects look to improve on their .500 record from last year that saw Medicine Hat capture the Western Canadian Baseball League Championship.
First pitch Saturday from RE/MAX Field is 7:05 pm, while Sunday is a 2:05 pm matinee. Saturday will include a special pre-game party for the first 200 people at the gate, along with post-game fireworks. Sunday’s game is dedicated to Society’s Unsung Heroes, as anyone who wears a Hawaiian shirt to the game will receive a free ticket to the June 21 Afternoon Hookey game. Tickets are available through the Prospects’ official ticketing site.
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