|Arena||Edmonton Expo Centre|
|Team colours||Yellow, blue, white|
|General manager||Barnaby Craddock|
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 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 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 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.
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.On June 22, 2018, it was announced that the team would be called the Edmonton Stingers.
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.
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.
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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|
Updated: June 14, 2019
The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since 2000.
The Edmonton Expo Centre, formerly the Northlands AgriCom and also known as the Edmonton Exposition and Conference Centre is a multi-purpose convention centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Operated by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation on behalf of the City of Edmonton, it is located in Edmonton's Montrose neighbourhood, across the street from the Northlands Coliseum.
The Minnesota Whitecaps are a professional women's ice hockey team based in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area. Established in 2004, they are a member of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The Whitecaps play their home games at the TRIA Rink in Saint Paul, the practice rink of the Minnesota Wild.
The Edmonton Energy is a professional basketball team in the International Basketball League, formerly known as the Edmonton Chill. The Chill name was revoked in August 2008 after allegations of misconduct were filed with the league regarding Troy Barns, the majority shareholder in the team.
The All-EuroLeague Team is an award for Europe's premier level league, the EuroLeague, that is given to the league's top ten basketball players for each season, since the 2000–01 season. During the FIBA era of the EuroLeague, players were honored first by being a part of the FIBA Festival, and later by being selected to the FIBA EuroStars. Under FIBA, the EuroLeague also originally featured a EuroLeague Final Four Team selection, which was a forerunner of the All-EuroLeague Team award, and which consisted of the five best players of the EuroLeague Final Four.
League1 Ontario (L1O) is a semi-professional men's and women's soccer league in Ontario, Canada, and is sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association and the Ontario Soccer Association as a Division III league in the Canadian soccer league system. The 2019 season includes 16 teams in the men's division and 14 teams in the women's division.
The B.League is a professional men's basketball league that began in Japan in September 2016. The league is operated by the Japan Professional Basketball League and was formed as a result of a merger between the National Basketball League that was operated by the FIBA-affiliated Japan Basketball Association and the independently operated bj league. The merger had been mandated by FIBA as a condition to Japan having its membership resumed following suspension in November 2014.
The Canadian Premier League is a professional soccer league in Canada which began operation in 2019. At the top of the Canadian soccer league system, it is the country's primary national soccer league competition. The league consists of seven teams, from five of Canada's ten provinces. The regular league season lasts from April to October and consists of two separate tournaments: the spring season and the fall season. The season culminates in the CPL Championship, held between the two season winners. The CPL champion earns a berth in the CONCACAF League, playing against teams from Central America and the Caribbean. All CPL teams also play in the Canadian Championship against Canadian clubs from other leagues.
Isaac Evolue Etue Bofenda Bonga is a German professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he began his professional career with Skyliners Frankfurt of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). Born in Neuwied, Bonga represents the senior German national team in international competitions. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers and immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2018 NBA draft.
Arnoldas Kulboka is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Brose Bamberg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).
Den Helder Suns is a professional basketball club based in Den Helder, Netherlands. The club was founded in 2016 and entered the Dutch Basketball League in the 2017–18 season. The team plays its home games in the Sporthal Sportlaan, which has a capacity of 1,000 people.
The St. John's Edge is a Canadian professional basketball team based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. They compete in the National Basketball League of Canada and their home games are played at the Mile One Centre.
The 2018–19 Basketball Champions League is the third season of the Basketball Champions League (BCL), a European-wide professional basketball competition for clubs, that was launched by FIBA. The competition began in September 2018, with the qualifying rounds, and will conclude in May 2019.
The Hamilton Honey Badgers are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Hamilton, Ontario, that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. The Honey Badgers play their home games at the FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton.
The Guelph Nighthawks are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. The team play home games at the Sleeman Centre.
The Saskatchewan Rattlers are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. They play their home games at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
The Fraser Valley Bandits are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, that is announced to compete in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. The Bandits play their home games at the Abbotsford Centre, located in the Fraser Valley.
The 2019 CEBL season is the inaugural season of the Canadian Elite Basketball League. It included 6 teams, Saskatchewan, Fraser Valley, Edmonton, Hamilton, Niagara, and Guelph. The regular season will run from May 9, 2019 to August 15, 2019, and will have a Championship Weekend, August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019. On May 21, 2019 it was announced Saskatoon, Saskatchewan would be the league's first host of the tournament.
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