Edmonton Stingers

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Edmonton Stingers
Edmonton Stingers Logo.png
Leagues CEBL
Founded2018
HistoryEdmonton Stingers
(2019–present)
Arena Edmonton Expo Centre
Capacity4,000
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Team coloursYellow, blue, white
            
PresidentLee Genier
General managerBarnaby Craddock
Website www.thestingers.ca

The Edmonton Stingers are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They compete in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) and play their home games at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Edmonton Provincial capital city in Alberta, Canada

Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".

Alberta Province of Canada

Alberta is a province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier is Jason Kenney as of April 30, 2019.

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History

On May 2, 2018, it was announced that Edmonton would be one of the six cities to participate in the Canadian Elite Basketball League, with the team expected to play its inaugural season beginning in May 2019. [1] On June 22, 2018, it was announced that the team would be called the Edmonton Stingers. [2]

Canadian Elite Basketball League Professional mens basketball league

The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) is a professional men's basketball league that began play in Spring 2019. Six teams were announced May 2, 2018, that will be owned and operated by ownership group Canadian Basketball Ventures.

The Edmonton Stingers played their inaugural game on May 10, 2019 against the Niagara River Lions, winning 118-105. [3]

Niagara River Lions

The Niagara River Lions are a Canadian professional basketball team based in St. Catharines, Ontario, that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. From 2015 to 2018, they were members of the National Basketball League of Canada. The River Lions play their home games at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines.

Players

Current roster

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

FIBA International basketball governing body

The International Basketball Federation is an association of national organizations which governs the sport of basketball worldwide. Originally known as the Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur, in 1989 it dropped the word amateur from its name but retained the acronym; the "BA" now represents the first two letters of basketball.

Edmonton Stingers roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.Nat.NameHt.Wt.Age
G 5 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ambanza, Narcisse 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)195 lb (88 kg)22 – (1996-12-03)3 December 1996
G/F 8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Baker, Jordan  (C)6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)229 lb (104 kg)27 – (1991-08-26)26 August 1991
F 20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Clarke, Brody 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)235 lb (107 kg)23 – (1996-06-04)4 June 1996
F 30 Flag of the United States.svg Daniels, Travis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)219 lb (99 kg)27 – (1992-01-25)25 January 1992
F 12 Flag of the United States.svg Ellis, Akeem 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)210 lb (95 kg)28 – (1990-08-04)4 August 1990
F 22 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Glaze, Grandy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)235 lb (107 kg)27 – (1992-03-04)4 March 1992
F 3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gueye, Mamadou 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)195 lb (88 kg)25 – (1993-10-15)15 October 1993
G 9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kamba, Mathieu 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)209 lb (95 kg)23 – (1995-10-05)5 October 1995
G 2 Flag of the United States.svg Moon, Xavier   Cruz Roja.svg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)190 lb (86 kg)24 – (1995-01-02)2 January 1995
G 24 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Otieno, Kenny 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)28 – (1991-06-21)21 June 1991
F 21 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Overwater, Zac 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)22 – (1996-07-23)23 July 1996
G 10 Flag of the United States.svg Parks, Deondre 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)194 lb (88 kg)26 – (1992-10-30)30 October 1992
G 14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Peter-McNeilly, Adika 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)188 lb (85 kg)26 – (1993-04-17)17 April 1993
F 4 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Smith, Ashton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)192 lb (87 kg)30 – (1989-06-26)26 June 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • George Hoyt
  • Jermaine Small
  • Kent Johnson
  • Brandon Brock
Team manager
  • Zale Smordin

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: June 14, 2019

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References

  1. Kornik, Slav (May 2, 2018). "Professional basketball returning to Edmonton in 2019". Global Edmonton. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. Romero, Diego (June 23, 2018). "Edmonton professional basketball team announces name, logo". CTV News Edmonton. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  3. Moddejonge, Gerry (May 10, 2019). "Edmonton Stingers over the Moon in overtime nail-biter of a debut win". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved June 14, 2019.