Saturday April 19, 2014

Sports Briefs: Tropics fill net in win over Jets

Josh Kent, Brody Osborne and Mario Bruno each scored two goals as the KGHM Tropics defeated the KGHM Jets 9-5 in a midget recreational hockey game Tuesday.

Nathan Demers, Kieran Chenier and Tyler Wightman also scored for the Tropics. Osborne and Bruno each had two assists.

Jesse Bingham-Hall and Kyle McIlwain each scored twice for the Jets, who got a single from Pacific Thompson. Breanna O’Brien had two assists.

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The Kamloops Storm has been out in the community lately.

The Storm, among the top teams in the KIJHL standings, helped raise more than $1,600 for cancer research at a home game last week. Defenceman Stefan Wood, 17, shaved his head for the cause, as did team owner/general manager Barry Dewar.

The Storm will be at Subway restaurants today making sandwiches and raising money for KidSport. The players will be at the Subway locations in Dallas and on Fortune Drive.

Kamloops’ next game is scheduled for Friday, 7 p.m., against the host Chase Heat at Art Holding Memorial Arena. On Saturday, the Columbia Valley Rockies will stop in at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre for a game with the Storm at 7 p.m., before the Rockies play in Chase on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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The Kamloops Blazers will be accepting donations at their two home games this weekend.

On Friday, when the Kootenay Ice visits Interior Savings Centre at 7 p.m., it will be Food Bank Night. The Blazers will be accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations at the front doors.

On Saturday, when the Everett Silvertips come to ISC, the Blazers will play host to the popular Teddy Bear game. When the Blazers score their first goal, fans will have the opportunity to throw stuffed animals on the ice. The animals will be donated to people and groups around town — since the Blazers started it in 1993-94, more than 43,000 teddy bears have been collected and distributed.

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The Sa-Hali Sabres finished 11th at the provincial AA girls volleyball championship in Surrey.

Sa-Hali went 1-2 in the round-robin, losing to the Surrey-Pacific Academy Breakers and the Nanaimo-Cedar Spartans and beating the Kimberley-Selkirk Storm. The Sabres lost a playoff game to the Vancouver-York House Tigers, but bounced back to beat the Smithers Gryphons. After losing to the Burnaby-St. Thomas More Knights, Sa-Hali finished with a victory over Selkirk.

Sa-Hali was named the tournament’s most sportsmanlike team.

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