Caron shines on Surrey ice

Local skater Kevin Caron finished first in the junior men’s free skate and second in the senior men’s short events last weekend at the…

Local skater Kevin Caron finished first in the junior men’s free skate and second in the senior men’s short events last weekend at the Victoria Day Interclub competition in Surrey, British Columbia.

Caron’s performance was the top for the six Arctic Edge skaters who made the trip.

Chantal Emond placed fifth in the senior silver ladies’ free skate and seventh in the gold-interpretive events. While in the novice women’s event, Teneil Caron finished 14th in the short and 18th in the long program.

Maya Austin returned home with an eighth-place finish in the preliminary ladies 10 and under. She also placed fourth in the pre-introductory interpretive event.

Rachel Pettitt and Bryn Hoffman both competed in pre-juvenile women’s — placing ninth and 10th respectively. They also competed in the introductory interpretive event with Hoffman placing fourth and Pettitt fifth.

This marks the end of the season for the Arctic Edge Skating Club. The wind-up party, complete with skater awards and the AGM, will be held Sunday, June 8 at the Canada Games Centre.

Whitehorse Minor Soccer

Under-16 (Tuesday)

EBA 12

Bumper to Bumper 5

Montanna Coburn led EBA scorers with four goals in this high-scoring matchup.

Alex Lindsey added three goals, and Martin Sealy and Michael Hunter scored two goals each. William Thomson scored as well. Jasmine Carey was the top EBA player.

Theoren Richards had the hat trick for the Bumpers, and Kelsey Sweaton and Charlie Kedzora added one. Anina Altherr was named MVP.

Mic Mac Toyota 5

Kal Tire 5

Kurtis Hill scored three for MicMac, as they played to a draw against Kal Tire. David Radcliff added two goals for Mic Mac, and Joel Brennan took the MVP honours.

Robbie Borud scored four goals for Kal Tire, and Michael Donahoe added the fifth. Adam Torgerson was named MVP.

High Calibre Contracting 10

MacKay and Partners 4

Both Thomas Mills and Michael Hare scored four goals each for High Calibre, and Jackie Rodriguez and Dawson Beaulieu added singles. Marcus Hickey took the MVP.

MacKay had goals from Belgie Nunez, Jessica Woodhouse, Kaiden McIntyre, and Robbie Borud, and Anne Jobin was named MVP.

Energy North 4

Alpine Bakery 1

The short-benched Alpine Bakery borrowed a player from Energy North and went on to win with Thomas Scoffin netting a pair and Tyler Wiens and Jasper Martin adding singles. Lindsay Webster was named MVP.

Energy North’s lone goal came from the feet of Kyle Risbey, and Ella Parker was named MVP for a great job in all positions and great passing.

Under-12 (Wednesday)

The Deli 7

Sportslife 2

Deli scorers were Jono Runions, Jorey Bauer, Garrett Stagg, Andrew Scoffin, Savanah Goodman and Daria Jordan, with two goals.

Wynn White and Camille Galloway scored for Sportslife.

Woodhouse Business Consulting 8

EVF Fuelwood Ent. 6

Woodhouse’s Wyatt Gale scored two, Mike Bennett logged four and Ryan Chippett and Liam Webster each scored one. Its MVP was Kyle Lowes for goalkeeping above and beyond the call of duty.

EVF’s Kieran Moorehouse scored two and Sebastien Lapres scored a hat trick. Moorehouse was MVP.

Under-11 (Wednesday)

Tim Hortons 5

Medicine Chest Pharmacy 3

Peter Jacob led Tim’s with a pair of goals, while Etienne Geoffray-Gagnon and Brayden Klassen added singles. Danica Avery was named top player.

Max Clarke scored twice for the Chest, and Tyson Hope added the third goal. Madelaine Canning was Medicine Chest’s top player.

Intersport Fun Run

It was a sun-splashed evening with temperatures in the mid-teens and a light southerly wind that greeted the competitors in the weekly Intersport run and walk on Tuesday night.

Organized by Athletics Yukon, the event featured 40 runners and walkers.

Two minutes, five seconds — that’s how far ahead Rodney Hulstein (16:49) was from his closest competitor in the five-kilometre run portion of Tuesday’s race.

Hulstein, a member of Brock University’s cross-country running team, ran the first two kilometres at a “leisurely” pace along with Nathan Doering and Robin Urquhart. Not long after the two-K mark, Hulstein engaged his well-known passing gear, ripped apart the front of the field and ran away with the race.

Doering, who ran an amazing 90 seconds faster this week than last, finished in second place (18:55) closely pursued by Robin Urquhart (19:13). Stephen Dynes, the winner of last week’s trail run, was the fourth runner to cross the line (19:45).

There was a sea change in the female side of the five-kilometre run. With Sue Bogle and Melissa O’Brien not competing, Josieann Markley finished first (21:41) and can claim bragging rights for the next week.

Just over a minute behind Markley, was Chantai Minet (22:49) who was followed by Megan Phillips (24:34) and Anissa Guenfoud (25:41).

For the second week in a row, the determined Ruth Hall bested all walkers with a time of 34:35. It was a thrilling finish because as Hall crossed the finish line, 10 seconds behind her was the quietly competitive masters walker Arlene Ogden (34:45).

Within seconds of Ogden were two male masters walkers, Philip Gibson (34:51) and Rick Griffiths (34:58). This group of four, plus fifth-place finisher Tanya Astika, walked together at a fast tempo for three kilometres. Then, with just two to go, the pace picked up and the five raced in at a heart-pounding rate.

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