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Squamish Cougars win three in a row

The Squamish Cougars won three games in a row this past weekend, including two games against the league’s top teams, to even their record at 8-8-0 — compensating for a slow start to a season.

At one point the Cougars were just 1-5-0 in the standings, but started to rally in week four. The schedule includes 42 regular season games.

Last week they defeated the Armstrong Sharks 3-1 on Thursday, beat the top-ranked New Westminster Whalers 11-3 at home on Friday, and toppled the Lumby Fighting Saints 4-1 at home on Saturday.

Whistler’s Troy McLean, the Cougars’ captain, picked up two assists over the weekend to bring his point tally to 15.

The Cougars are on the road this weekend, playing just one game against New Westminster on Sunday afternoon.


Endurance athletes talk Primal Quest, Ironman

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Sea to Sky endurance athletes Gary Robbins (Primal Quest, MOMAR adventure racing series) and Marie-Anne Prevost (Ironman World Championships) will give a presentation on their experiences.

The show, which will include slides and stories, will take place at Myrtle Philip Community Centre from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

As well as presentations from Robbins and Prevost, local endurance clubs and programs will be on hand to provide information to people looking to get into racing.

Robbins was part of a Mind Over Mountain adventure racing team, along with Whistler’s Mark Fearman, that took part in the 2006 Primal Quest adventure race. The competition was one of the hardest yet, set in Utah with temperatures climbing into the 40s Celsius, and numerous teams pulled out with heat-related illnesses and injuries.

Prevost placed second in her category at an Ironman in Idaho this year, her first ever, qualifying for the world championships in Hawaii this October. She finished 25 th in her age category at the championships.


Spud Valley Nordics host AGM, gear swap

The Spud Valley Nordics, Pemberton’s cross-country club, is hosting its annual general meeting and ski swap on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the Pemberton Community Centre.

The ski swap starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. One person who comes out to take part will win a cross-country package that includes skis, boots and poles.


WMSC presents Dinner with Legends

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