Bruce came in for the Alberni Golf Club Men's Club Update today and I said "I need to do a much overdue blog update" "YAH NO KIDDING" was reply! Sorry I've been busy...and it's summer! Just too many things going on that see me never sit down at thee ole' computer!
Here's our crew in our best finery from the wedding!
Jay Deo interview HERE
Kurtis Gosselin interview HERE
Taking a vote here - who has better form? Yours truly (top) or Bulldogs Assistant Coach Adam Hayduk (bottom) In the end the picture doesn't tell the story, Adam's ball is going to slice where I guarantee mine is down the middle! Who cares if it's the middle of the wrong fairway!
Here's the Alberni Golf Club Men's Club Update courtesy Gerry Fagan...thanks as always Gerry!
50 golfers played in the Dairy Queen two man Iron Man on Sunday July 22. Craig Acland and Keith Gauthier posted first low gross. Sam Parhar and Brett Parhar were second followed by Preban Rasmussen and Dennis Debolt. First low net were Kevin Carlton and Mark Anderson followed by Jim Lawler and Frank Hastings, Jacques Giovetti and John Jones, George DeFrane and Paul Saulnier, Jim Rhodes and Ron Barker.
On #2 Craig Acland was closest to the pin. Art Fowler collected $33 for his closest to the pin shot on #4. Sam Parhar scored closest to the pin on #13 and Ken Fong was closest on #17. On #6 Keith Gauthier put his second shot closest to the pin. The Westwind Pub put up a gift certificate for the long drive on #5 and Ken Fong walked off with that prize.
No winner on the hidden hole this week so $296 will be up for grabs next Sunday.
On Thursday Gene Kimoto aced #13. Way to go Gene!
The Junior Prep Camp continues at the Multplex - Thanks to Doug Lindores for sending this note along...
Today for all of the groups - Bantams, Midgets and Major Midget Junior divisions it is fitness day plus practice and game day.
There are this week 130 plus boys in camp
They all will be doing a fit test under the guidance of Pro 4 sports and Jeff Compton
The groups also have a one and a half hour practise schedule and today each team has a game.
Also the goaltenders get special traing with the goaltender group led by Brady Johnson and his team of six other coaches. Harrisson May former goaltender with the Dogs is working with goalies. Harrison is attending the University of Ottawa.
Goaltenders have two sessions this evening at 7pm and 9pm
The Junior major midget group plays at 4:30 today on one sheet and the midget groups play at 2:30 and 4:30. The Bantams are sometime around 3pm.
Lots happening for the kids, the usual day is two dry lands and two ice schedules of one and a half hours each
The above schedule is true for Friday with Thursday seeing all groups having two ice sessions and two drylands video and lectures by various Junior coaches
Mike Johnson of the Portland Winter Hawks is leading this week Feature coaches from the BCHL are Mike Olson - Nanaimo, Jim Babcock - Surrey, Dave Johnston Jim Ingram - Cowichan Valley, Geoff Grimwood Powell River and now also Victoria Royals, Rick Schievink - Alberni, Troy Mick - Salmon Arm, Kevin Hasselberg - North Battleford Stars
Nice to see Kevin back in town!
Here's a video that shows what the camp is about.
FINALLY - A couple quick Rugby hits here...thanks to Randy for sending the info along!
Kate Schievink of the ADSS Ladies High School Provincial Champions just came back from the BC summer games and won bronze with the U-17 girls island team. She had a great time and experience and learned a lot about 7s. This was Kate’s first experience at the 7s game and she looks forward to helping Ryan Hall get a girls 7s team started at the high school next year. Over the tourney she gained more playing time and in the bronze medal game earned a starting position and played the entire match. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Luke Bradley who on the heels of a trip to England with Canada U17 used a trip to the Provincial Region Competition with the Island Tsuanmi U17 to get noticed by the selection committee of Team BC. He completed a training camp this past week and was selected to attend the National Tournament. The competition was stiff and he was able to endure.