Photo Gallery



2017


Curtis Smith, Parade Director for the NCABL’s 50th Anniversary, provided these pictures of the NCABL entry into both the St. Albert and Morinville parades. More parade appearances are being planned for July and August.



The beautiful fully loaded Ford F150 was provided courtesy of Paul Olsen at Westlock Ford. Four of our dedicated 5oth anniversary directors, namely Ed Ewasiuk, Chuck Keller, Kelly Phelan, and Curtis Smith, dodged the pouring rain while draping our entry in League colours.



Live action from Remax Field on Thursday, June 22, with part of the river valley skyline featured in the backdrop. The Sherwood Park Athletics defeated the Blackhawks by a score of 4 - 2.


2016



St. Albert Cardinals
Back Row (Left to Right)
Hayden Chies, Scott Peterson, Brandon Hoffman, Ian Pollard, Braeden Caruk, Wayne Duke (Field Manager)
Front Row (Left to Right)
Jordy Greenbank, Brennan Flett, Kento Vanzwoll, Adam Foo, Ben Hoffman, Robert Sullivan
Missing
Kyler Bannink, Kerry Brant, Joshua Hardy




Sherwood Park Athletics
Back Row (Left to Right)
Jory Lutzmann, Henry Duke, Brett McElroy, Davin Tedford, Kent Morrison, Evan Hole, Cole Viger
Front Row (Left to Right)
Brennan Nelson, Mike Falkins, Forrest Hisey, Carson Kirwer, Cody McElroy, Andrew Kalynchuk, Ryan Kruper


Commissioner Riopel is seen congratulating Blair McGeough of the Mets, the 2016 MVP selection in the annual All-Star Game.



Joey Greilach, a Governor for the host Orioles, congratulates Jphn Osborne, shortly after the retirement of the latter’s jersey.



Winston Tuttle is all smiles upon being presented with his five year umpire recognition award from Commissioner Riopel



Shane Hoetmer was recognized by the NCABL and presented with his ten year service award at the 2016 All-Star Game.



Barrhead Fans Cheer Leon’s Carpet & Paint All-Stars to Victory.



Leon's Carpet & Paint All Stars pose for a team picture prior to the 2016 All-Star Game in Barrhead



The beverly Optimist All-Stars pose for a team photo just before the 2016 All-Star Game hosted by the Orioles in Barrhead



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.



Rod Callihoo receiving the 2016 Ken Schultz Memorial Award from Commissioner Riopel and Becky Smith representing the Schultz family




2015



Baseball is a family affair in Camrose, Alberta. The LCFS offered some exciting baseball but grand-pa still had time to kick the play ball around a little bit.



Hayden Chies poses with the MVP trophy after it was presented to him following the 2015 All-Sar Game.



Beverly Optimist All-Stars pose before the 2015 All-Star Game which they won over the Amyotte All-Stars 6 - 2.‏‏



Amyotte All-Stars pose before the 2015 All-Star Game. Go to All-Star Game 2015 for more details.‏‏



Governor Ed Ewasiuk poses with Hayden Chies of the St. Albert Cardinals who was named MVP of the game following the Sll-Star tilt played in St. Albert.‏‏



Paul Milberry receiving his 10 year service pin from Commissioner Riopel prior to the 2015 All-Star Game.‏‏



Axemen edge Angels in 2015 Blue Willow Tournament‏



Blue Willow Angels defeated the Leduc Milleteers 7 - 3 in the opening game of the 2015 Blue Willow Invitational Tournament at Telus Field



Manager Randy Gregg hands out game MVP awards following the opening game of the 2015 Blue Willow Invitational Tournament.



Rain delays the final games in the 2015 Blue Willow Invitational Tournament at Telus Field.



Play resumes after a rain delay between the Axemen and Angels in the 2015 tournament final which the Axemen won 3-2.




St. Albert Cardinals
Back Row (Left to Right)
Wayne Duke (Field Manager), Justin Wiebe, Connor Hoekstra, Jordan Denault, McLean Cruthers, Braedon Caruk, Jordy Greenbank, Mason Smeader, Scott Peterson, Hayden Chies
Front Row (Left to Right)
Nathaniel Miller, Joshua Hardy, Matt Woodland, Zach Pollard, Kento Vanzwoll, Jordan Moore, Colin McGuinness
Missing
Riley Rodgers, Justin Lyons, James Duke


The Red Lions are all smiles as they celebrate the 17th championship of their illustrious tenure within the NCABL



Manager Adam Sawatzky and Captain Chris Brand accept the League Championship Trophy.



Chris Brand of the Red Lions named LCS Most Valuable Player caption: Chris Brand put in a stellar performance in the outfield throughout the Championship Series to earn MVP honours.



Riley Guntrip, upon receiving from Commissioner Riopel, the NCABL’s Education Grant sponsored by Servus Credit Union.



Manager Randy Gregg and Coach Duncan Knoll (Coach Derek St. Laurent missing from photo) accept the Servus Cup from Commissioner Riopel in Westlock.



Randy Gregg and Duncan Knoll led the Blackhawks to a second consecutive pennant in 2015.



Commissioner Riopel congratulates Bryan Toles of the Camrose Axemen on winning the Bob Kootenay Memorial Award as the league’s Manager of the Year.



Bryan Toles managed the Axemen to a second place finish two years in a row following the loss of key personnel on his roster.



Commissioner Riopel congratulates Regan Hoet who was voted as the Most Valuable Player of the year in the NCABL in 2015.



Regan Hoet has now been recognized as an MVP of an All-Star Game, Championship Series, and of a regular season.



Dylan Borman is presented with the Dan Gerlach Memorial Trophy by Commissioner Riopel.



Borman is the second Axemen player in as many years to win the League’s Most Valuable Junior Player Award.


2014

Ryan Gregg of the Blackhawks is all smiles after being named the NCABL's Most Valuable Player during the 2014 regular season. Teammate Kevin Stork was the perfect choice when it came to handling that amount of hardware.‏‏



Joe Pasychnyk of the Camrose Axemen poses with the 2014 Dan Gerlach Memorial Award presented to the most promising junior aged player in the NCABL‏‏



The 2014 Bob Kootenay Memorial Award was won by Randy Gregg who has earned that honour a total of four times in his NCABL career. Posing with Randy is Michael Cust of the Blackhawks.‏‏



Duncan Knoll, coach of the Blackhawks, accepted the Servus Cup which is emblematic of regular season supremacy in the NCABL. The Blackhawks posted a 17-3 record in 2014, best in the NCABL



Commissioner Riopel and members of the Blackhawks pose with the Servus Cup shortly after it was awarded during the 2014 LCSFS at Keller Field in Westlock.



The Blue Willow Angels, a new touring club launched this season within the NCABL and managed by Randy Gregg, breezed to victory in the third annual Blue Willow Invitational Tournament held at Telus Field.


The Stony Plain Mets fought valiantly for two extra innings before bowing to the Blue Willow Angels by a score of 3-2 in Game 3 of the 2014 edition of the Blue Willow Invitational Tournament.


The Blackhawks bowed to the Blue Willow Angels (5-4) in the 2014 Blue Willow Tournament final held at Telus Field.


The Blue Willow Invitational Tournament featured a nightcap at Telus Field where date night took on a whole new meaning. The river valley baseball park bristled in the evening sky as the Blackhawls blanked the Provost Combine Pilots 13-0.


Members of the 2014 Barrhead Orioles


Members of the 2014 St. Albert Cardinals

Back Row - Left to Right: Tyler Lavallee (Player/Ass't Coach), Scott Peterson, Hayden Chies (Player/Coach), Brock Denault, McLean Cruthers, Ian Pollard
Front Row - Left to Right: Zach Pollard, Matt Woodland, Cody Stasow, Joshua Hardie, Kevin Hardman (Ass't Coach)
Missing: Matt Biollo, Jeremy Blazuk, Levi Dick, Lane Hardman, Jarret Klim, Nolan Were, Daniel Wiun



Orioles Park in Barrhead



The City of Camrose held their first ever NCABL All-Star Game in 2014.


Players from both the Artslinger and Beverly Optimist All-Star Clubs congratulate one another following a well played All-Star game.


Ryan Gregg of the Backhawks slides in hard against Jodan Brand of the Red Lions during the All-Star game won 6-4 by the Artslinger All-Stars. Gregg was named the most valuable player of the game following the contest.
2013

Heisler defeated Provost 7 - 5 in the final of the Blue Willow Invitational Tournament

The Blackhawks defeat the Sherwood Park Athletics in the annual Blue Willow Invitational Tournament held at Telus Field for the first time

The Blackhawks host the Blue Willow Tournament at Telus Field in 2013

Action from the Blue Willow Invitational Tournament at Telus Field

Members of the 2013 Camrose Axemen

Front Row (Left to Right) - Dan Enright, Kris Johnson, JJ Straker, Jordan Riopel, Blair Mulder, Luc Riopel
Back Row (Left to Right) - Bryan Toles, Kyle Muzechka, Cal Zimmer, John Kelndorfer, Paul Ofrim, Brett Harke, Ryan Borman, Kris Kushnerick

Missing - Steve Enright, Corey Epp, Wes Harrison, Dennis Landriault, Cory Martz, Ryan Mehler, Steve Ofrim, Cody Ronsko, Paul Schole

 

Members of the 2013 Edmonton Indians

BOTTOM ROW (Left to Right)
Kevin Smiley, Craig Fagnan, Matt Orey, Matt Rude, Kyle Fagnan, Brendon Dawidowski, Aidan Woodfine, Jason Louis, Dan Chappel

TOP ROW (Left to Right)
Ron Thornton, Tyler Hansen, John Thornton, Evan Hole, Derek St. Laurent, Mike Seredick, Matt Habitant, Derek Olafson
Missing: Andrew Grafton, Adrien Ballek, Greg Brady
 

Members of the 2013 St. Albert Cardinals

Front row left to right:
Matt Biollo, Jaret Klim, Matt Woodland, Zach Pollard, Nathan Coffin, Coach - Ray Brown

Back row left to right:
Lucas Millions, Hayden Chies, McLean Cruthers, Ian Pollard, Josh Hardy

Missing - Scott Peterson

 

Members of the 2013 Stony Plain Mets

Back Row (L-R):
Peter Bock, Steven Cote, Trent Lyster, Brad McAdam, Blair McGeough, Ryan Lyster, Mike Cote, Troy Lyster, Brent McCracken, Wyatt Williams
Front Row (L-R):
Allan Lyster, Kevin Geinger, Bryce Miller, Brad Wolter, Chad Spellman, Tyler Lyster, Jeff Lindmark, Chris Hetherington, Troy Litvinchuk
Bat Boy: Aiden Cote

Big League Sports All-Stars

Beverly Optimist All-Stars

Commissioner Riopel congratulates Jason Louis,
the 2013 All-Star Game ‘s most valuable player from the Edmonton Indians.



Two veteran core umpires were each presented with NCABL five -year service pins in a
short ceremony preceding the All-Star Game. Jim Crawford and David Skuban were
thanked for their strong commitment to the North Central Alberta Baseball League.


Commissioner Riopel thanks this year’s major sponsors, Big League Sports and the
Beverly Optimist Club, for their continued support of the League.









2012

The Axemen took the first game of the Series by a close 5-4 score before the Red Lions responded to the challenge.

LCS action from Harry Andraessen Park in Camrose where the Red Lions took the Championship in three games.

More action from the 2012 League Championship Series in Camrose.

Action shot from Harry Andraessen Park during the League Championship Final Series.

The Axemen congratulate the Red Lions following a hard fought three game series in Camrose.

Chris Brand and Adam Sawatzky of the Red Lions pose with the League Championship Trophy.

The Westlock Red Lions pose with the League Championship Trophy moments after their victory over the Axemen.

Adam Sawatzky poses alongside the Most Valuable Player of the Series Trophy following his stellar performance in the
Championship Final Series which saw the Red Lions defeat the Axemen in Camrose two games to one.

 

Dan Rude from Edmonton was the 2012 recipient of the Ken Schultz Memorial Award presented for distinguished service
to baseball in an area served by the North Central Alberta Baseball League. Alex Becigneul, who worked the LCS Final
Series in Camrose is holding the trophy with Commissioner Riopel at his side.

Jordan and Luc Riopel accept the Servus Cup from John Bosman on behalf of the
Camrose Axemen who captured the 2012 NCABL pennant with a 14 - 4 record.

Commissioner Riopel had a most pleasant task to perform as he presented members of the Camrose Axemen
with the Servus Cup.  Pictured left to right are Jordan Riopel, John Bosman, Luc Riopel, and Paul Riopel.

Matt Payne was a dedicated member of the NCABL's core of umpires for many years and was very involved in the
League's umpire mentorship program in addition to being one of the League's top performing umpires.

Commissioner Riopel shakes hands with Matt Payne, the 2011 recipient of the Ken Schultz Memorial Award,
and member of the 2012 Championship Semi-Final umpire crew in Westlock, Alberta.

Commissioner Riopel and John Bosman of the Series' Appeals Committee pose with
Adam Sawatzky of the Red Lions, winner of the Most Valuable Player of the Year Award in the NCABL.

Gregg of the Blackhawks stands beside John Bosman, a member of the Series' Appeals Committee and
Commissioner Paul Riopel upon receiving the Bob Kootenay Memorial Award for Manager of the Year in the NCABL.
 

Padon Brenholen is congratulated by Commissioner Riopel upon being named the
Most Valuable Junior Player of the Year in the NCABL.

 

John Bosman is seen holding the Dan Gerlach Memorial Trophy flanked by recipient
Padon Brenholen of the Sherwood Park Athletics

 

Adam Sawatzky of the Westlock Red Lions was named the Most Valuable Player of the Year for 2012.

Mr. Darrell Dingwall, President of the Beverly Optimist Club, and one of the sponsors of
this year's All-Star Game, is seen throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Centennial Park.

Christa Shepherd-Hills sang a beautiful rendition of our national anthem prior
 to  the All-Star Game before a solid crowd gathered at Centennial Park.

Regan Hoet of the Edmonton Blackhawks is seen receiving the All-Star Game MVP Award from Commissioner Paul Riopel.
Hoet helped to lead the Beverly Optimist All-Stars to victory in the all-star tilt.

The Beverly Optimist All-Stars under Manager Randy Gregg took the annual classic 12 - 6 over the Big League Sports All-Stars.

The Big League Sports All-Stars lost to the Beverly Optimist All-Stars in the 2012 NCABL All-Star Game.
The Camrose Axemen led all clubs in the number of voted all-stars in this year's contest.