Yukon News

Skookum Cashspiel draws big names

Ian Stewart Thursday November 8, 2007

Curling legends Randy Ferbey and Rick Folk will head to Whitehorse later this month to smash some rocks at the Whitehorse Curling Club for the second annual World Curling Tour event to be hosted here.

As many as nine teams from outside the territory will compete with several local curling teams.

The 18-team cash spiel has a guaranteed cash prize purse of $30,000, with the champion team taking home $10,000.

Major sponsor Skookum Asphalt has agreed to a three-year deal, guaranteeing the spiel past 2009.

Six-time Canadian and four-time world curling champion Randy Ferbey will return to defend his title, along with two of his teammates (Scott Pfeifer and Marcel Rocque), and 2002 Olympic silver medalist Don Walchuk.

Two-time Canadian and two-time world champion Rick Folk will bring teammates Grant Dezura, Fred Thompson and Dean Lunn, to the Whitehorse event.

“I was in Whitehorse for a presentation on behalf of the Canadian Curling Association in 1990 and I was very impressed with the facility of the WCC.

This will be my first time playing in the venue, but I have heard such great remarks from other competitive curlers on the ice conditions there,” said Folk.

Both Team Ferbey and Team Folk will make time for some school appearances as well as on-ice instruction for some of the Whitehorse Curling Club juniors.

The 2007 Skookum/WCT Yukon Cash Spiel will be taking place at the Whitehorse Curling Club from November 22nd to 25th.

Tickets for the event will be available at the door or in advance by calling the Whitehorse Curling Club

Indoor soccer

Under-11 (Monday)

Better Bodies 5

Austring Fendrick Fairman & Pakkari 3

Scoring for Better Bodies were Landon Worsfold and Jake Njootli with two goals each, and Noah Kitchen scored and was named player of the game.

Aiden Uiterwaal scored twice for the Firm, and Nicola Lazeo Fairman added one. MVP was Noah Van Flotow.

Assante Financial 4

The Deli 2

Peter Jensen netted two for Assante and took the MVP for it, while Trygg Jensen and Patrick Scott scored as well.

Riley Johnson had both goals for The Deli, Samantha Wintemule was named player of the game.

Henry Gulch Exploration 6

Jacob’s Industries 4

Henry Gulch’s Tanner Borsa scored four goals to lead his team to victory, Kyle Wallace and Wynn White scored as well. Chris Welch took the MVP nod.

MVP Braden Klaasen had a pair for Jacob’s, while Janelle Cousins and Kyle Jacobs added goals.

Tim Hortons 3

Physio Plus 3

Tim Horton goal scorers were Odessa Beatty, Nicolas Dobush and MVP Britanny Stutzman.

Physio Plus had goals from MVP Liam Evans, Jacob Scwhinghammer, Peter Jacob.

Kal Tire 2

Brouwer Claims 1

Scorers for Kal Tire were Chris Torgerson and Adrian Woodhouse, and the MVP was Tannicka Reeves.

For Brouwer Claims the lone goal was kicked in by Hanna Milner and earning her the MVP title as well.

Whitehorse

Minor Hockey

Atom Division (Saturday)

Pearson Dental 6

Team Four 5

Max Clarke scored two goals, and assisted on another as Pearson Dental edged past Team Four. Luke McGrath, Isaiah Schab, Riley Smoler and Ryan Edwards added goals. Mark McGrath took the most valuable player honours.

Kole Smeeton netted a hat trick for Team Four, and Joshua Van Bibber and Shannon Morrison added singles. Dennis Hsi and Michael Ritchie helped out with two assists each. Damian Homis was named MVP.

Whitehorse

Recreational Hockey

Sunday results:

Terra Firma/SL Forest Service Muckers 9

Alkan Air 0

The Muckers grounded Alkan Air, with Nathan Dumont scoring a hat trick, Dave Hart, Dan Beaudain and Alain Desrochers scoring two goals each and Brian Douglas adding one.

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