Boys’ basketball at Brentwood College School looks to have a bright future, at least for the next few years.
An impressive group of Brentwood College junior players capped off a near-perfect season on Tuesday by winning the provincial championship. Backed by tournament MVP Brendan Sullivan, Brentwood defeated Langley’s Walnut Grove 51-43 in the gold-medal game to claim the B.C. junior title. Casper Poelen was named the player of the game for the final, while teammate Bruno Chan was named the tournament’s most outstanding defensive player. Carihi’s squad won the most sportsmanlike team award.
South beats North in female hockey
It was a South sweep over the North last weekend in the battle for the bantam and midget female A Island hockey titles.
In bantam action, the South Island Royals stormed back in the third period to defeat the North Island Impact 3-2 in Game 3 of their best-of-three Island final. The Royals, who play out of Juan de Fuca, trailed the Impact, who are based out of Oceanside Minor Hockey, 2-0 going into the final period but got goals from Yannick Truter, Anika Block and Abby Jackson to come away with the win and earn a trip to the provincial championship tournament.
In the midget final, the Royals A team needed double overtime to edge the Impact 2-1 in Game 2 and sweep their series. Brooklyn Paisley opened the scoring for South Island, but the North equalized midway through the third with a goal from Kyra Blyt. But Haylie Choo played hero for the Royals, notching the winner in the second OT period.
The two Royals squads now gear up for their respective B.C. championships, which will be played March 27-30 in Kamloops in conjunction with the 2016 Women’s World Hockey Championship.
UVic golfers headed to worlds
The CIS announced its team for the upcoming FISU World University Golf Championships in France and there’s some Victoria flavour to it.
On the three-player Canadian women’s squad is Abbotsford product and University of Victoria Vikes golf team member Michaela Abey. She is teamed with Kristen Lee of the University of Alberta and Alexandra Pelletier from Laval University.
On the men’s side, Andrew Funk from the UVic Vikes was named to the team, along with University of Waterloo teammates Gajan Sivabalasingham and Dylan Cave.
And making the trip as head women’s coach is Justin Clews from UVic.
The tournament takes place June 23-26 at Planchetorte Golf Club in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.
Canucks alumni at The Q Centre
There will be a Tiger on the loose at The Q Centre on Sunday.
Dave (Tiger) Williams leads the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Team into Colwood to face the Heroes Hockey Challenge Warriors. The game is an annual fundraiser that raises money for recovering and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.
The Canucks Alumni squad will also feature Dave Babych, Kyle Wellwood and special guests Ty Gretzky, Gary Unger and Aaron Pritchett. The Warriors team is made up of Canadian Forces players captained by Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier.
There will also be a 50/50 and Heroes Hockey Challenge merchandise for sale. Game time is 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 and available online at selectyourtickets.com or at the door.
Lace up for the Bazan Bay 5K
The Frontrunners Island Race Series moves to Sidney this weekend as the Synergy Health Management Ltd. Bazan Bay 5K goes Sunday at 11 a.m. at Tulista Park on the Lockside Trail.
Runners can register online (vira.bc.ca/series) until 6 p.m. today or on Saturday at Frontrunners at 1200 Vancouver St., from noon until 3 p.m. There will also be race-day registration on Sunday at Winspear Hall before 10:30 a.m.
The Bazan Bay 5K is the fifth stop in the Island Race Series. It will be followed by the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 20, and the Sooke River 10K on April 3.
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