The first game of the 2016 NCABL Championship Final Series was played at the Edmonton Professional Ball Park under slightly wet field conditions. The Blackhawks came away with a 3 - 0 victory with the best of three Series continuing on Sunday.
|Alexander Braves||Legal Pontiacs|
|Alexander Jr. Braves||Legal Primeaus|
|Alexis Athletics||Linaria Flyers|
|Athabasca Angels||Mayerthorpe Mets|
|Athabasca Lions||Mayerthorpe Mustangs|
|Athabasca Ravens||Morinville Manufacturers|
|Bon Accord Tigers||Morinville Merchants|
|Barrhead Astros||Morinville Merlins|
|Barrhead Blue Jays||Morinville PBI|
|Barrhead Broncos||Morinville Pioneers|
|Barrhead Cardinals||Morinville Primeaus|
|Barrhead Yankees||Parkland Whitesox|
|Barrhead Jr. Yankees||Redwater Pontiacs|
|Camrose Axemen||Rochester Lyons|
|Easyford Colts||Rochester Royals|
|Edmonton Athletic||St. Albert|
|Edmonton Blackhawks||St. Albert Cardinals|
|Edmonton Indians||St. Albert Mariners|
|Edmonton Jays||Sherwood Park Athletics|
|Edmonton North Stars||Spruce Grove Cubs|
|Edmonton Primeaus||Stony Plain Mets|
|Edmonton Stars||Sturgeon Paladins|
|Edmonton Warriors||Sturgeon Rustlers|
|Fawcett Pirates||Vimy Blues|
|St. Saskatchewan Pirates||Waskatenau Chiefs|
|Grant MacEwan Griffins||Westlock Chevies|
|Horse Hill||Westlock Cobras|
|Lac La Biche Loggers||Westlock Legionnaires|
|Lamont||Westlock Red Lions|
|1||In preparation for the 50th anniversary alumni week-end in 2017, the NCABL hopes to have all
press books ready and available for viewing. Helpers with a flair for putting together scrapbooks
are welcome to contact League Office and to offer to help.
|2||The alumni directory has now received about 300 names, but many remain to be added. If you
have played for any of the 63 clubs that have been members of the NCABL at some point in our
history, the League needs you to help us find your fellow teammates by volunteering as a club
representative. Your team reunion can coincide with our League festivities during Canada’s
150th birthday celebrations.
|3||The NCABL will be offering a closed advanced baseball scoring session to all of its official scorers
next Spring. Attendance is strongly encouraged but remains optional. The annual official scoring
clinic will continue to be offered and is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
|4||Following a detailed survey, League Governors decided not to expand the geographic boundaries
of the NCABL thereby discouraging bids from clubs such as the Cold Lake Cardinals who had
expressed some interest in joining the NCABL.! !
|5||. The popular podcast “Circling the Bases” will be returning for another series of eighteen weekly
airings beginning in May of next year with our host Earl Thompson.
|6||The 2017 NCABL regular season will open on Sunday, May 7th.|
|7||The second of six major celebratory events slated for our 50th anniversary celebrations will be
hosted by St. Albert on Sunday, July 16th, and will incorporate the 2017 All-Star Game
|8||The NCABL will be implementing a three-man system for all post-season play beginning in 2017
whenever qualified umpiring personnel are available.
|9||Another NCABL banner will be designed and ready for the 2017 season compliments of the
Morinville Servus Credit Union.
|10||Sanctioned tournaments were deemed to be dispensable and will no longer be a guaranteed
fixture in the NCABL.
|11||Governors approved the Diamond D1PRO baseball as the official League baseball until the next
review in 2019.
|12||Governors approved a comprehensive set of disciplinary guidelines to be implemented beginning
in 2017. These guidelines delve into both fines and suspensions relating to game control
|13||The NCABL will be opening its Hall of Fame on April 6th, 2017, in Morinville’s Historical Museum.
This event has been in the planning stages for over three years and will be the first of six major
events being planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our very progressive League.
|14||Commissioner Paul Riopel was returned to his familiar role as Commissioner of the NCABL in
2017. A surprise announcement followed as a new Associate-Commissioner was nominated in
the person of Mr. Ed Ewasiuk who will be assisting Mr. Riopel during an action packed season
Contributed by Earl Thompson & Paul Riopel
Contributed by Earl Thompson & Paul Riopel
|Final score:||Edmonton Blackhawks||3||Stony Plain Mets||0|