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Friday, October 08, 2010

Bulldogs @ Grizzlies tonight, Alberni Valley Pee Wee Bulldogs Thanksgiving Tourney in town this weekend, Alberni Wrestler 4th at Commonwealth Games...

The Bulldogs are back at it, putting their six game unbeaten streak (5 wins, 1 tie) on the line as they visit the Grizzlies at Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria for their first road game of the season since Game 1 (their only loss) in Powell River way back on September 10th.

Read my preview from the Bulldogs website here
Get it all on 93.3 The Peak tonight (listen online through our website with the pregame show kicking off at 7:00pm with the puck dropping at 7:15pm. I'll be flying solo for the first time in a long time tonight, it was so nice to have Rick Schievink along side me for the six home games.

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Here's a look at the Bear Mountain Arena from a Dogs win there last year....


Photo left to right:
Back row           Assistant Coach Greg Smyth, Head Coach Dan Sexton, Blake Sexton, Assistant Coach Dave McConnell
3rd  row             Tynan Smyth, Austin Marling, Kyle May, Nico Somerville, Brittney Savard, Shaylee McConnell
2nd row              Pierce Adams, Colton Lloyd, Wyatt Selva, Jacob Gitelman, Nick Ross, Ryan Rae Arthur
Front row          Jaysen MacLean, Brayden Ward

The Alberni Valley PeeWee Rep Bulldogs are hosting a Thanksgiving Tournament this weekend, with action kicking off tonight and continuing all the way through until Monday when the final games will be played.

Get more information and follow all the action by visiting the tournament website here - great job by everyone associated with this tournament!

Very cool update here from Tom McEvay on an Alberni Wrestling Alumni....

I don’t have too many details at this stage but I can report that …..

 Alberni Wrestling alumni and now Scottish National team wrestler Ashlea McManus placed fourth this morning at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi India. McManus won her first match  vs  Sarah Connolly of Wales in two rounds  6-0 and 4-2. In her second match McManus lost a close decision to the eventual gold medalist Anita Tomar of India 0-1 and 0-2. In the bronze medal match McManus went up against Ifeoma Iheanacho of Nigeria. The African wrestler proved too much for McManus winning 3-0 and 4-0 to take the bronze medal.

McManus started her wrestling at Mt Klitsa Junior High School in Port Alberni in 1996. She went on to become one of the leaders of a powerful ADSS team that won the BC High School Girls Wrestling Championship in 2000. McManus herself was a BC High School Champion in 2001 and later went on to wrestle at Simon Fraser University. In 2003 McManus won a bronze medal at the World Junior Women’s Championships and in 2005 placed 5th at the World Senior Championships.

After her initial international success for Canada McManus made the tough decision to wrestle for Great Britain and ultimately Scotland where she shared dual citizenship since it provided her the best opportunity to follow her dream of wrestling at the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, in 2008 injuries prevented her from qualifying for the Olympics in Beijing China. She now has her sights set on the London Olympics in 2012. There is no doubt she will be disappointed in not capturing a medal in New Delhi but her 4th place finish once again signals that she is among the top female wrestlers in the world and is positioned to make a run at her dream of London in 2012.

Congrats to Ashley!

That's it for now!


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