Wednesday April 23, 2014






Sports Briefs: Elli Terwiel continues to chase Sochi

Elli Terwiel was 36th in her first run at a World Cup women’s slalom race in Lienz, Austria, on Sunday, and didn’t qualify for the second run.

Terwiel, a Sun Peaks native, was one of five Canadians in the field in Lienz. She needs one top-12 finish to qualify for the Sochi Olympics in February.

She failed to crack the top-30 in her first run, which would have qualified her for the second run. Erin Mielzynski of Collingwood, Ont., and Toronto’s Madison Irwin also failed to qualify for the second run.

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., finished fourth on Sunday, while Britt Phelan of Mont-Tremblant, Que., finished 11th to qualify for Sochi.

Terwiel’s next chance to qualify for Sochi will come Sunday in Bormio, Croatia. Skiers need two top-12 finishes to earn a Canadian spot at the Olympics; Terwiel finished 11th at a World Cup stop in Finland in November.

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The North Kamloops Lions are 2-2 at the Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament.

The Lions, playing in the Tier 1 Division, opened with a 4-2 loss to the under-18 Alaska Wolves. Kevin Emsland and Kolten Moore scored for the Lions, whose MVP was Dario Piva. Kolby Pauwels took the loss in goal.

The Lions went on to knock off the San Diego Junior Gulls, 6-1. Tanner Tobin was MVP, and Piva, with two, Stefan Nesci, Troy Gerard, Darion Nordick and Kolten Moore had the goals. Josh Shank was the winning goaltender and Michael Fidanza had two assists.

The Lions dropped a 6-0 decision to Ridge Meadows, with Pauwels in goal for the loss and Emsland the Kamloops MVP.

The Lions finished the round-robin with a 4-3 victory over the Abbotsford Hawks. Emsland had three assists, and Fidanza scored twice in support of Shank. Adam Gammel and Moore also scored.





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