Troy Clifford of Kamloops has been named the equipment manager for Team Pacific that will compete in the U-17 World Hockey Challenge.
That tournament is scheduled for Victoriaville and Drummondville, Que., Dec. 28 through Jan. 4.
This will be Clifford’s second stint with Team Pacific. He has extensive experience within the B.C. high performance program, and also has worked as the trainer for the TRU WolfPack and at the Okanagan Hockey Academy.
Jason Becker, an assistant coach with the WHL’s Prince George Cougars, will be Team Pacific’s head coach.
Team Pacific will feature the top 22 players from Alberta and B.C. Each province will identify 34 players for a regional camp that is to be held in Kamloops, July 25-29.
The final roster will be named in November.
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The Sa-Hali Sabres senior girls soccer team won an eight-team tournament in Penticton, beating Okanagan Mission in the final on Wednesday.
The girls, who are coached by Danya Mitchell, Braeden Burrows and Jason Burrows, all of them alumni, were undefeated through two days of play.
The Sabres next will play host to the AA provincials at McArthur Island, May 31- June 2.
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Brocklehurst Middle School will play host to the Okanagan Valley junior girls soccer championships on May 25 and 26.
Brock, Valleyview, Sa-Hali, Westsyde and South Kam are expected to have teams playing, and at least one team is expected here from the north zone.
Games are scheduled for May 25 (11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.) and May 26 (10 a.m., and noon, final at 2 p.m.).
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Mark McDaniel scored the game’s first two goals as NRI Distribution cruised to a 6-0 victory over Ideal MSP in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 45-plus game Wednesday.
Duncar Kerr posted the shutout, as Luis Adamo, with two, Lino Cuglietta and Craig Douglas also had goals.
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Antoine Sargeant’s two-run second-inning home run sparked the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over Northern Trailer in Kamloops Major Men’s Fastball League action at Charles Anderson Stadium on Thursday night.
Sargeant gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead and they never trailed.
Brad Anderson added a solo shot, while Jacques Lam was 2-for-2 in support of winning pitcher Brad Neufeld. He scattered seven hits over five innings in the game that was shortened by time limit.
Scott Austin was tagged with the loss. Ryan Austin and Cory Warner each doubled and singled for the trailermen.
In the other game, the Chu Chua Chiefs dumped the Chase Prowlers, 14-8.
Winning pitcher Garret Toma, who gave up eight hits in a five-inning complete game, was 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI. He pounced a three-run homer in the third inning that gave his side a 7-4 lead.
Mason Stanley and Ron Lampreau each was 3-for-4 with a double and four runs for the winners. Lampreau also drove in two runs. Darren Bowser added two hits and three RBI.
Starter Paul Michel was took the loss, giving up eight runs in three innings.
Mark Lans had a big night at the plate for the Prowlers, going 3-for-3 with a solo homer, a triple, a double, three runs and two RBI. Shane Minnabarriet added a two-run homer.