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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Nucks down Hawks, Wings get jobbed, Vipes down Grizz, Alberni Armada Golf wins, Tyee Lacrosse Update...

Quite the complete game for the Canucks last night in Chicago as they beat the Hawks and took a 2-1 series lead with a 3-1 win. I had to laugh at Jim Hughson because he said what everyone was thinking when the Canucks took a 2-0 lead - "now the Hawks have them right where they want them!"

Not this time. The 'Nucks bent but didn't break. The Hawks couldn't stage a comeback this time.

I don't know about you, but I love the noise in the United Center. I like a noisy building, period. More emotion, more excitement, better hockey.

Game four goes Thursday at 5pm from the Windy City. Pregame show on THE PEAK kicks off at 4:30pm.

Tough one for the Wings last night...I absolutely LOATHE the Wings, so I don't care much...BUT if that's happening to MY team or YOUR team at this time of year...well I know I'd be mighty P-O'd.

In the battle of the BCHL last night at the RBC Cup, the Vernon Vipers erased a two goal deficit after 40 minutes to beat the Victoria Grizzlies 5-4 in OT. The Snakes are 3 and 0, while the Grizz are 1 and 2.

To read the full update from the BCHL website, go HERE

The tournament homepage is located on the Hockey Canada site HERE

Huge congrats to the Alberni Armada Golf Club, and a huge thanks to coach Bob Matlock for sending me this update...Way to go guys!

The Alberni Armada Golf team travelled to Morningstar International Golf
Club on Tuesday for the North Island AAA Golf Tournament.

The day's play started off, in the rain, with fifteen teams from Duncan to
Campbell River including Powell River competing for the seven berths in the
Island Tournament next week, on May 12th at Gorge Vale Golf in Victoria.
Jeff Dagg from ADSS won the Individual Championship firing a six under par
66 to lead the Armada to only their second North Island Championship in the
past forty years. Jeff had six consecutive birdies on holes 8 through 13 and
had seven birdies on the day.

The other scores for Alberni were: Brett Parhar - 73, James Haggard - 77,
Greg Palmer - 79 and Cody Breuker shot an 81. In Secondary School golf, the
team total score is based on the four best scores for the day.

The other schools that qualified, for the Islands were Frances Kelsey - 298,
from Duncan, Kwalikum - 301, Highland from Comox shot - 305, Ballenas from Parksville
- 318, Mark Isfeld from Courtenay also shot 318, and Brooks from
Powell River shot 320.

These seven schools from the North will play off against the four teams from
Victotia to determine the four schools that represent Vancouver Island at
the B.C. Fresh Egg Cup to be held at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club on
May 25th ,26th and 27th, 2009.

Bob Matlock
ADSS Golf Coach

Another final update, this one on the Alberni Valley Minor Lacrosse Association Bantam Tyees who have their first home games this weekend...Thanks again to the Tyees for the submission to the blog....

The Alberni Valley Minor Lacrosse Association (AVMLA) Bantam Tyees started the lacrosse season with a strong start, notching three wins on the road in their first four games.
The Tyees opened with a doubleheader in Campbell River on April 19. With little practice, no game play together and no regular goalie, the Tyees controlled the ball well in racking up an 11-5 victory. Connor Gagnon had four goals, Captain Ryan Buse had a hat trick and Corey Beecroft two goals.

Beau Wilson and Reed Garcia had singles and Buse, Wilson and Hughie Watts earned assists. The defence was solid and Nathan Read adapted quickly to his fist time in goal.

The Tyees repeated in the afternoon, but the game was much closer. The score was tied at the end of the first period and again after two. The Tyee defence shut down Campbell River in the last period and at the other end scored twice for the 10-8 win.

Garcia, Jessie Geddes and Wilson had two goals each. Beecroft, Buse, Logan Savard and Jordan Lavertu notched singles and assists went to Garcia, Buse, Lavertu and Gagnon.

The Tyees played another doubleheader in Nanaimo on April 26. In the first game Nanaimo scored first, but the Tyees responded with five unanswered goals, including two shorthanded to finish the first period up 5-1. After that they coasted to an 8-3 win.

In the afternoon, hot goaltending made the difference in Alberni’s first loss.

The Bantam Tyees’ first home games are scheduled at the Multiplex (Weyerhauser) on Sunday, May 10 against Victoria-Esquimalt at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

That's it for now...More later, including an update on the 2009 World U17 Hockey Challenge and a press conference they'll be holding on Friday.

Thanks for checking the blog!


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