The upcoming Championship Final Series will not be played at Centennial Park in Sherwood Park but rather at Legion Field in St. Albert. It cannot be easily determined how this unexpected turn of events will play out. Needless to say, the Blackhawks aren’t complaining. The Athletics, younger and with an enviable batting arsenal will be up against a more veteran Blackhawk club with great pitching depth. The Athletics are not without post-season experience, however. They have matured as a club and have earned their position atop the NCABL standings, having twice received the Servus Cup in as many years. They have also played well enough this season to have swept their series with the Blackjhawks, outscoring them by a wide margin. Everyone knows that once a playoff series begins, both clubs are on equal footing, however there is a growing rivalry here that could account for a more intense series. Notwithanding the fact that the new “kid on the block” will definitely be thirsting for its first Championship since joining the NCABL, it is equally certain that a defending League Champion will not be relinquishing the crown without a dogged fight. This series is a must see.
|SATURDAY AUGUST 24 LEGION FIELD ST. ALBERT|
|1:00 PM||Edmonton Blackhawks||Vs.||Sherwood Pk. Athletics|
|3:45 PM On-field Award Presentations: Part Two|
|4:05 PM||Sherwood Pk. Athletics||Vs.||Edmonton Blackhawks|
|SUNDAY AUGUST 25 LEGION FIELD ST. ALBERT|
|2:00 pm||Edmonton Blackhawks||Vs.||Sherwood Pk. Athletics|
|The Sunday game will only be played if the series extends to three games.|