The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team keeps adding to its roster for next season.
Tom McManus, head coach of the defending Pacific West Athletic Association-champion WolfPack, announced Wednesday that the team has signed Langley’s Courtney Burnett. Burnett is the sixth recruit for the 2012 PacWest season.
The WolfPack’s five previous recruits are from Kamloops, but Burnett is set to graduate from Walnut Grove Secondary, where WolfPack players Abbey and Chloe McAuley attended.
“We kind of lived in the same neighbourhood and have some mutual friends,” said Burnett, in a news release, about the McAuley sisters. “I’m hoping we can be teammates this year.”
Burnett is playing for Langley FC’s under-18 squad this spring.
“She . . . fits in to the mold really nicely,” McManus said in a news release. “She has a great work ethic. That is what I like in players.”
The WolfPack had previously signed Kamloops’ Courtney Daly, Madi Ellis, Kindra Maricle, Kelsey Martin and Olivia Rasmussen.
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Rigby Burgart has signed with the WolfPack hockey team for the 2012-13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
Burgart, a 5-foot-10 Fort St. James native, has experience in the WHL and the BCHL. He played for the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen from 2008-10, recording four goals, four assists and 227 penalty minutes in 107 games, and also played for the BCHL’s Quesnel Millionaires in 2007-08 and 2010-11, ending with six goals, seven assists and 224 penalty minutes in 103 games.
Burgart played senior hockey for the Quesnel Kangaroos last season.
“I‘m excited about returning to play competitive hockey at the same time as going to school,” said Burgart, who will be enrolling in the electrical program, in a press release. “I’m more motivated than ever to get a good education and (play) for a good team as well.
“I hear Kamloops is a great hockey city and supports all their teams including the WolfPack. I’m also looking forward to getting out and being involved in the WolfPack’s community activities.”
TRU also has signed former Kamloops Storm forwards Tyler Jackson and Chase Edwards, along with Anthony Delong of Castlegar and Brennan Wright of Thunder Bay.
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The WolfPack is set to finish its Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season with a pair of doubleheaders in Kelowna on Saturday and Sunday.
TRU, which is second in the conference at 14-10, will play twice against the host Okanagan College Coyotes, and twice against the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners.
The WolfPack will finish its season by playing host to the CCBC championship at NorBrock Stadium from May 10-13.