After a pair of quiet weeks in the capital region, the Edmonton sports scene heats up to open up the month of July.  The Stingers look to solidify a playoff spot, the Eddies look to continue the momentum of their first home wins of the season, and the Prospects host the best in the WCBL this weekend. Get up-to-date with the latest on the WCSN!

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Stingers

With a convincing victory over the Guelph Nighthawks, the Stingers have wrapped up their Friday night home games for the season. Now, all home game will be on Thursdays. That new-look schedule begins this week when the Stingers take on Hamilton Honey Badgers.  The Stingers will head into Thursday’s action with revenge on their mind. The last time the Badgers visited the Hive in Edmonton, they handed the Stingers their first home loss of the season, 90-87. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm from the Expo Centre in Edmonton. For more information, check out thestingers.ca or visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets. After Thursday’s tilt, the Stingers travel east to Guelph to take on the Nighthawks on Saturday. This will be the first of a home-and-home series, with the return match in Edmonton July 11. Game time this Saturday is 5:00 pm, and can be checked out on cebl.tv or the CBCSports.ca.

Prospects

The Prospects are in a Dawg fight in the Western Conference of the WCBL. The team is currently sitting in third place of the Western Division, with 8.5 games separating the Prospects and the division-leading Okotoks Dawgs. Tonight, the team looks to gain ground on the Dawgs, taking on the Moose Jaw Miller Express at RE/MAX Field in the final action of a three-game series. Following tonight’s action, the Prospects hit the road for back-to-back games against Medicine Hat and Okotoks this Thursday and Friday. Edmonton then returns home to face the Okotoks Dawgs this Saturday. First pitch from RE/MAX Field takes place at 7:05 pm. While the Prospects aren’t in action this Sunday, RE/MAX will play host to the best of the best in the Western Canadian Baseball League for the league’s first All-Star game. The pre-game Home Run Derby starts at 2:00 pm, while the game’s first pitch will be at 4:00 pm. For more information on the All-Star classic visit the Prospects official website.

FC Edmonton

The Eddies finished off their Spring season of the schedule in outstanding fashion, earning their first home victories of the season. First, Edmonton picked up a victory on June 26 with a 1-0 win over Forge FC from Hamilton. That effort was followed up with an impressive 3-0 victory on Canada Day against the Halifax Wanderers. Those victories vaulted the Eddies into third place for the first half, which may be useful in the final playoff seeding this fall. Following the match Monday, the Eddies begin their second half with a rematch against Forge FC. The match from Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton kicks off Saturday at 11:00 am MST.

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Mike Malowany

Known as "The Ref", Mike has served as an official in various sports over the last 25 years. The last five years he has turned his attention to the wrestling scene, with advertising, podcasts, and video production with Backbreaker Media (fka Edmonton Sports Podcast Network). Mike joins Win Column Sports in producing more video content, as well as provide insight into the many sports we cover.

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