Sad sad sad news that hits a little too close to home for someone who has spent the better part of his life travelling with hockey teams. Russian KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl were on board a Russian Yak-42 that crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 36 of 37 passengers. Among the former NHL'ers on Lokomotiv - former Canuck Pavol Demitra.
Sad sad day. My thoughts are with their families and the fans of the team. Read more from TSN here
Here's the latest update to the Bulldogs Training Camp Roster following cuts over the weekend into and after the "Black vs White" game on Sunday
Josh Mitchell 91, Dylan Nowakowski 91, Tyler Berkholtz 92, Lars Hepso 92, Justin Morello 92, Lars Hepso 92,
Trent Dorais 91, Oliver McCluskey 92, Konrad Litke 92, Ryan Lough 93, Artsiom Kalashnikov 93,
Yan Kalashnikov 92, Tryg Strand 93, Evan Tironese 95, Danny Hall 92, Matti Jmaeff 94
Chase Van Allen 92, Tanner Hicks 92, Brandon Halls 93, Zach Todd 93, Mike Puddifant 91,
Marley Keca 93, Bryce Perpelitz 94, Curtis Toneff 93, Terrence Limbert 93, Mitch McNeelands 93
Max Fenkell 91, Peter Dudek 93, Sean Lawrence 93
That's my drive yesterday from the 18th hole at the Alberni Golf Club. For those that aren't familiar with the course, that's a 345 yard hole, and a drive about 20 yards short. A might wallop. At least I parred it, usually from there I find a way to bogey! HAHA! Special thanks to Bruce MacDonald for getting us out on the course on a very busy day. The course is in immaculate condition and the greens have come back nicely after being punched a couple of weeks back. Get out there EARLY to avoid the heat!
Here's the Alberni Golf Club update from Gerry Fagan, thanks as always Gerry!
Don Nicklin Aces Number 13
Don Nicklin playing with his usual group on Wednesday afternoon, got a hole-in-one on number 13 the hardest and longest par 3 on the course. Don used his 5 wood and with the smoothest of swings sent the ball soaring towards the green and into the hole. What made this so sweet, not only the other three golfers he was playing with saw it go into the hole but the foursome playing behind them were all standing there as well. I think I heard the cheering down town. Don told me that due to circumstances beyond his control his car had a sleep over in the Golf Course’s parking lot on Wed. night.
The Dairy Queen Lone Ranger event went off without a hitch on Sunday, Except for the white tees being back as far as they would go it was a good event. The team players were listed A,B,C&D. On the first hole use the net score of player A plus the best net of the other three players. On the Second hole use the net score of player B plus the best net of the other three players, On the third hole use the net score of player C plus the best net on the other three players. On the Fourth hole use the net score of player D plus the best net of the other three players, then start all over again until all 18 holes have been played.
Two teams came in with identical scores of 130. Winning on a count back was the foursome of Cal Davies, Mel Trelvik, Jack Sparks and Jules Gaudreault. In Second position was the team of Mickey Keeley, Gene Kimoto, Bill Morin and Gerry Fagan. The final prize went to the group of Vic Carlton, Wolf Suhr, Don McGowan and John Jones.
In the ball sweep, the best of the day was shot by Priban Rasmussen who came in with a gross 78 winning 3 balls, while Gerry Fagan had the best net shooting a 68 also taking home 3 balls.
Closest to the pin winners were, Jacques Giovetti on No. 2, Brian Tall collected $15 for the Charity closest to the pin on No 4, Vic Carlton for his second shot on No 6, Mickey Keeley on No. 13 and Don Oliver on No 17.
Next week will be an open day, with the ball sweep, money pot and the Charity closest to the pin happening. Be sure to make your tee time starting at 7:30 on Sunday,
Last but not least - it is going to be HOT people. Take care of yourselves. Get to the lake, or get into the basement and some Air Conditioning!
Port Alberni: Issued 5:00 AM PDT Wednesday 7 September 2011
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