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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

'Nucks to Finals, Christina Spence-Proteau to US Women's Open + Alberni Golf Update congrats to Eddie Gregory!

What a game. I don't know what was crazier, the Kesler tying goal, or the winner by Bieksa. At any length, it's off to the Stanley Cup Finals! Way to go Nucks. THE PEAK will keep you covered right through the Finals!

HUGE accomplishment by local golfer Christina Spence-Proteau over the weekend as she qualified for the U.S WOMENS OPEN July 4th to the 10th.  Way to go Christina!

Here's the Men's Club update - as always with thanks to Gerry Fagan

Fifty-eight players took part in the Alberni Chrysler/Toyota two man best ball held on Sunday, not a bad turnout considering it was a long weekend. After a one week rain delay the twosome of Brett Parhar and Ken Fong rose to the top to claim first prize on the gross side. Second low gross went to the team of Preban Rasmussen and Dennis Debolt, with third low gross going to Jacque Giovetti and Vic Carlton. On the net side first place went to old Smoothy himself Wolf Suhr and his partner George Defrane, second low net went to Mel Trelvik  and Gary Korven, third low net was won by Jerry White and Ron Clark,   fourth place went to Bill Kriwoken and Cliff O’Laney, fifth low net went to Bob Price and Doug Richmond and the final  net prize was won by Al Wright and Fred  Fredrickson.

Closest to the pin winners were George Defrane on #2, Mel Trelvik won $40 for the Charity closest to the pin on #4, Bret Parhar for his second shot on #6, Joe Baker for #13, Colin Hamilton for #17 and for the long drive on #5 it was Brett Parhar who won a gift certificate compliments of  the Westwind Pub. Dennis Frykas was the winner of the $50 Draw.

In the ball sweep Preban Rasmussen shot a gross 73 claiming 3 balls, Dennis Debolt came in with 74 to win 2 balls and Steve Acland won 1 ball for his 75.  On the net side, Ron Clark had the best score of the day shooting 64 to win 3 balls, Jerry White and Clint Wilson both shot 67 to win 2 balls each and Jacques Giovetti shot 68 to win 1 ball.

We had a couple of big money pot winners on Sunday, Jacques Giovetti won $20 for the only birdie on #2, Terry Rai playing in his first event of the season collected $121 for the only birdie on #13 and Doug Richmond Pocketed $56 for the only birdie on #4.

Next Sunday May 29th. is the always popular Twin Travel Scramble, with a shotgun start at 8AM.  This is a four man computer picked event. Please register in the Pro. Shop with your handy cap ASAP.

The Rotary Club’s 3rd annual hole-in-one competition Qualifying rounds will be held May 26,27,28 at the Alberni Golf Club. Qualifying will take place on the driving range from 11AM until 7PM each day with the final being held on Sunday May 29th. To Qualify all you do is hit balls to a designated hole on the driving range and the 5 closest to the pin each day, 15 in all, will be eligible to shoot for big prizes on the final day. You can purchase golf balls from the attendant on the driving range for $1 per ball or 12 balls for $10.There will be qualifying prizes awarded each day. On the final day there will be a shootout with all 15 finalists competing for some fabulous prizes. Men from 160 yards and Ladies from 140 yards.

If you get a hole-in-one on the first ball you win $100,000 If you sink your 2nd ball on the first shot you win a brand new car or truck with a value up to $40,000, if you get it in on the third ball you win a $10,000 dream vacation. Golfers of all levels are invited to come out and try your luck, challenge your friends, make this a fun filled event with the possibility of cashing in big time. All funds raised will go to the Rotary’s Scholarship Fund and to Kidsport.

Huge congrats to my good friend Eddie Gregory, winner of this year's Team 1040 Award as Broadcaster of the Year! Sorry I missed this somehow at the end of last week...blame the long weekend!

May 19, 2011
For immediate release:

The British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce Coquitlam Express play-by-play broadcaster Eddie Gregory has been named the TEAM 1040 Broadcaster of the Year.

Gregory has been the voice of the Express for the past seven seasons and has been with the club in various capacities from scorekeeper to DJ since the club’s inception in 2001. He also maintains a blog called Coquitlam Expressions (

This past season, the 29-year-old Vancouver native covered a young Express squad that qualified for the playoffs with a mad scramble to the finish but couldn’t get past a strong Surrey Eagles team in the opening round. In April, Gregory was in charge of media relations for Team Canada, a group of BCHL players that went to Russia for an invitational tournament and came away with a silver medal. It was an experience Gregory puts up with the 2005-06 season when he called games for the RBC Cup-winning Express team led by Kyle Turris.

“I’ve been on a couple of hockey trips over the course of my time and hockey has given me some unreal experiences,” said Gregory, who created a blog specifically for the Russia trip ( “Going to Russia and seeing the team win second place is right up there with the trip to the RBC Cup. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’d like to thank the BCHL for the chance to do it.”

Though pleased with the personal recognition, Gregory said he couldn’t have done it alone.
“I’d like to thank (broadcast partner) Gord Doerkson as well; we’ve worked together for six year and this is his award too.”

The BCHL believes Gregory’s unwavering dedication to the league and coverage of the Express through various forms of media made him an ideal choice.

“He’s long been a broadcaster in the BCHL and has gone above and beyond in promoting the league and Junior A hockey,” said league executive director Dave Sales. “The award is well-deserved for Eddie.”
Please contact the league office if you have any further questions.

Best regards,
Brent Mutis
Communications director
British Columbia Hockey League

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