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Squamish Tri registration underway

The Squamish Triathlon: A Memorial to Bob McIntosh, is starting registration a bit early this year. Registration opened this week, with a new gift program called "Fitness for Christmas" - instead of socks this year, you can give someone an entry into the Olympic distance triathlon.

There are 100 Fitness for Christmas spots available in the triathlon, which caps participation at 500 racers. The Fitness for Christmas rates are in effect until Jan. 2, and start at $80 for solo adults. Youth 18 and 19 are $60, and you can enter a team of three for $152 or a team of two for $98. TriBC members also receive an additional discount.

The 2011 edition of the race - which includes a 1,500 metre swim on Alice Lake, 37 km road ride around Brackendale and a 10 km trail run - takes place on Sunday, July 10.

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Wolfpack takes it to Grandview

Things finally went the Squamish Wolfpack's way on Saturday, as the team battled to a 5-4 shootout win over Grandview - their first win in 18 games.

The Wolfpack opened the scoring with a power play goal by Brady Bjornson, with Grandview tying the game at 1-1 later in the period on a short-handed goal.

Grandview then took the lead early in the second period, but the Wolfpack answered back four minutes later with the team's second powerplay. This time Jacob Bergeron pulled the trigger.

The two teams traded goals in the third period, with Dean Wilson and Mico Dragutinovic chipping in for Squamish, while Grandview scored two powerplay goals of their own.

That led to a pair of scoreless overtime periods and the Wolfpack's fifth shootout of the season. Wolfpack goalie Johann Peterson stopped six out of seven shots, while Garrett Woodside and Benjamin McWilliams scored for the Wolfpack to take the win.

It was a rough game with 15 penalties, nine for Squamish and six for Grandview.

The Wolfpack was back in action on Tuesday night, visiting the first place Delta Ice Hawks at their home arena in Ladner.

This Saturday the Pack will play host to the Ridge Meadows Flames, with the puck dropping at 7:15 p.m. at Brennan Park. Admission is $8 or $5 for students and seniors.