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That left the team unbeaten for the season with a record of three wins and one tie — the tie being played in Whistler after a snowstorm at the start of November.
The team is co-ed with 18 boys and 12 girls on the roster, and is coached by Whistler Secondary athletic director Peter Train. The goal is to create a Sea to Sky league next year for Sea to Sky teams that can’t play in the same winter league as most schools from the Lower Mainland.
Alcock retires from Skeleton
Two-time Olympic skeleton athlete, 14-time World Cup medal winner, former overall title winner, and world championship silver medalist Lindsay Alcock parted ways with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton this week to focus on her motivational speaking business and chiropractic school. She has 20 years in the sport, and was a virtual shoo-in to race for Canada in 2010, but after more than a decade of racing she was ready to try something else.
By stepping down she opened up a spot for 21-year-old rookie Sarah Reid, who joined the World Cup skeleton team this year.
Paralympic sledge hockey team golden
Canada’s Olympic sledge hockey team is on its way to a strong showing in the 2010 Games with a gold medal at the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge held on Prince Edward Island this past weekend. In their last game for a gold medal they bested Norway 7-0, taking the world title for the second consecutive year.
Two B.C. players are on the team, first-timer James Gemmell and veteran Mike Mondin.
The next test for the team is the 4 Nations Cup, which will be held in Japan in January. The event will include Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S.
Carving the Future to recruit para-alpine prospects
Alpine Canada has announced plans to hold a series of para-alpine skiing events across the country this winter to encourage more people in the disabled community to take up the sport.
“The goal of each event is to reach as far as possible into the disability community as we increase awareness, knowledge, and hopefully participation in para-alpine ski racing,” said Jean-Francois Rapatel, high performance director for the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team.