Defenceman Curtis Tonello of the TRU WolfPack has been named to the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League second all-star team.
Tonello helped the WolfPack to a third-place finish in the regular season. TRU lost to Simon Fraser in two games in a best-of-three semifinal series last weekend.
Tonello, the WolfPack’s captain, played 20 games this season, counting 14 points, including 11 assists.
The Selkirk Saints took the four biggest awards — Jordan Wood was named MVP, while Kam Crawford was top defenceman, Jeff Dubous was coach of the year and Alex Sirard was top goaltender. Elliott Martin of the Eastern Washington Eagles was named most sportsmanlike player.
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The WolfPack hockey team has added defenceman Cameron Weir of Kelowna to their list of recruits for next season.
Weir, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, played this season with the junior B Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International league. He spent the previous two seasons with the KIJHL’s Princeton Posse.
Weir had a goal and 53 penalty minutes with the Leafs.
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The WolfPack baseball team is preparing for another weekend of preseason games.
The WolfPack is scheduled to visit the Olympic Community College Rangers in Bremerton, Wash., for games on Friday and Saturday, before facing the host Abbotsford Cardinals on Sunday.
The WolfPack goes into the weekend with an 8-10 record.
TRU will wrap up its exhibition season on Wednesday in Mount Vernon, Wash., where it will meet Skagit Valley Community College.
TRU head coach Ray Chadwick said he continues to look to fill the roles of third and fourth starters.
Left-hander Jake Hein of Langley “has put himself on the top of the list for the third spot,” Chadwick said in a news release, adding that left-hander Mike Riddle of Surrey is in the hunt for the fourth spot.
Danny Moore, a right-hander from Victoria, is to throw for the first time on Sunday. Moore, a CCBC all-star two seasons ago, missed all of last season with shoulder problems and is working to come back from offseason surgery.
Chadwick also said that he has identified three starters on defence, in catcher Dave Hole of Vancouver, right-fielder Luc Simpson of Aldergrove and centre-fielder Erik Herbranson of Maple Ridge.
“All other positions are still waiting for someone to get consistent both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball,” Chadwick said.
The WolfPack opens its CCBC season on March 23 in Kelowna against the Okanagan College Coyotes and U of Calgary Dinos.
TRU’s first home game is scheduled for March 27, 6 p.m., against the Coyotes at NorBrock Stadium.