The rafters at Meadow Park are starting to fill in, as the Whistler Minor Hockey Association added another banner to its collection last week. Whistler Midget C team won in overtime to win the Capilano Series Playoff Banner, weeks after winning the regular season banner.
The Midget C team is coached by Reid Davidson, and managed by Corrine Oberson.
Janyk, Osborne-Paradis to host Whistler ski camp
For the second year Mike Janyk and Manuel Osborne-Paradis are hosting an end-of-season ski camp for athletes with the talent and drive, but may be lacking the financial resources to participate in summer training programs.
The camp is open to B.C. athletes born in 1992 and 1993 who show the necessary dedication but also can show their need. Athletes should write a letter up to 250 words explaining why they would like to participate and what they would like to learn in the camp. A coach’s recommendation should also be submitted along with the athlete letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The camp will take place over four days, from April 24 to 27. Athletes must provide their own transportation to Whistler and home again, while all camp costs will be covered by sponsors — accommodation by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and ski passes and hill space by Whistler-Blackcomb.
Solid turnout for Spud Valley Loppet
The 20 th anniversary of the Spud Valley Loppet took place last week in the Pemberton Meadows, with 70 skiers turning out to enjoy a 12 km course.
In 6-7 boys, Avergy Hargitt of Pemberton was first, followed by Graeme Bowers and Jackson Waller of Whistler. In 6-7 Girls, Kerry Walker was first, followed by Sakura Kawano — both of the Pemberton Spud Valley Nordics.
In Boys 8-9, Michael Murdoch of Whistler was first, followed by Anthony Liakakos of Pemberton and Keanan Widmayer of Squamish. For girls, Erica Van Loon was first, followed by Jessie Bull and Kaede Kawano — all of the Spud Valley team.
In 10-11, Braden Metza of Whistler was first followed by Spud Valley’s Garrett Lattin and Charlie Knight.
On the girls’ side, Sarah Bowers and Gaby Smith of Whistler were first and third, while Amhani Jones of Pemberton picked up the silver.
In 12-13, Sammy Schranz of Pemberton raced alone on the boys’ side, while Tachona Jones and Rachel Leverton were first and third for Spud Valley for the girls, and Jennifer McTavish of Whistler was second for Whistler.