Despite 50-kilometre-an-hour winds, cool temperatures and overcast skies, there was a great turnout for Wednesday evening’s team time trial.
The times were fast.
The first half of the out-and-back course took the riders north on the Mayo Road 15 kilometres from the Alaska Highway.
With a substantial tail wind pushing everyone, times at the turnaround were extremely fast.
However, the other shoe dropped once they made the turn (into the wind) for the return leg.
“It was brutal,” noted one participant.
Team Dumb and Dumber however said it best when they called the last half “stupid.”
And then there was the team Boogie’s Revenge.
Jonah Clark and Ian Parker shredded the course, and the field, by posting the fastest split over the 30 kilometres — 42 minutes and 15 seconds — averaging 42.6 km/h in the process.
Some three minutes later, Team Two Towers (Mac Hislop and Marcus Waterreus) crossed the line in 45:08 and then only five seconds later the team of Joel Macht and Jerome Mcintyre (a.k.a. The Idiots) finished, claiming third place.
The next event on the schedule is a road race from Jake’s Corner to the South Access. It takes place Saturday.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Jake’s Corner and the race commences at 10 a.m.
Anyone interested in carpooling to the start should meet at 8 a.m. at the Visitor Rest Area located just south of the South Access on the Alaska Highway.
1st Boogie’s Revenge — Jonah Clark and Ian Parker, 42: 15
2nd Two Towers — Mac Hislop and Marcus Waterreus, 45:08
3rd The Idiots — Joel Macht and Jerome McIntyre, 45:13
4th The Gas Passers — Bill Slater and Derrick Hynes, 45:27
5th Dumb and Dumber — Troy Henry and Jesse Reams, 46:37
Whitehorse Minor Soccer
Audette Construction 3
EBA Engineering 3
Audette Construction and EBA played to a draw with Tyler Audette, Jonathan Quarton and Stephen Harlow scoring for Audette, and Linea Eby taking MVP honours.
EBA scorers were Robby Borud, Thomas Mills and Michael Donohoe.
Blayne Hierlihy was the player of the game.
Energy North 6
Alkan Air 2
Energy North handled Alkan with three goals from Dakota Couch, while Joaquin McWatters, Kyle Bower and MVP Alex Ordonez added singles.
Alkan’s Jennifer MacKeigan and Ian Wintemute scored, and Stephanie Pike took MVP honours.
High Calibre Contracting 3
Kal Tire 1
HCC’s Felix Bouchard netted two goals and Seamus Beairsto added one. MVP was Mary Bennett.
Thomas Scoffin scored for Kal Tire and the MVP was Adam Torgerson.
Bumper to Bumper 4
Woodhouse Business Consulting 1
Bumper to Bumper burned the Woodhouse crew with two goals by MVP Michael Hunter and singles from Kurtis Hills and Jesse Cebuliak.
William Thomson scored the lone Woodhouse goal, and Riley Hildebrand took the MVP nod.
Alpine Bakery 9
Qualita Cleaners 5
The game was much closer than the score indicates, with Dylan Sands scoring six goals for the Alpine Bakery, Rowan Huggard added a pair and Josh Hansen added one.
Claire Lindsey was named Alpine’s MVP.
Qualita scorers were Braden Kulych and Ryan Burke with two each, and MVP Kieran Small with one.
Quarton & Sutherland 0
Matthew Smith led Remax goal scorers with three goals, while Graham Mainer-Pearson and Scott Peterson netted two each, and Kasey Fernandes added one. MVP was Daniel Bunn.
Quarton & Sutherland’s MVP was Ben Traynor.
Rafter A Ranch 3
Silver Spoke Adventures 2
The Ranchers edged past Silver Spoke with goals from Ryley Andrew, who scored a pair, and Tyler Koenen added one. Tyrel Hope took MVP honours.
Silver Spokes’ Mike Wintemute netted both goals and Stacey Macklon was named MVP.
Fountain Tire 6
Whitehorse Star 3
In the cold and windy dust bowl at George White field it was still great end-to-end soccer.
Logan Frasher netted a pair for Fountain Tire, and Justin Ens, Chrissy Anderson, Megan Lanigan and Kurt Spenner added singles. The MVP was Karine Potvin.
Whitehorse Star scorers were Owen Hedstrom-Langford, with two, and Kevin Sales, while Lindsey Keaton took the MVP nod.
Boston Pizza 6
Great Northern Oil 0
Boston Pizza thumped Great Northern, with Camille Galloway leading the charge with two goals. Brayden Pye, Jared Steinbach, Ryan Chippet, Jono Runions scored as well, and Aiden Allen was named MVP.
Great Northern Oil’s Liam Mostyn put in a tremendous effort on offence. MVP was Anya Aird.
Kopper King 1
Aurora Geosciences 0
The KK’s Alidas Jamnicky scored the only goal and Brock Arcand was named MVP. The MVP for Aurora was Louis Kedziora.
Peak Fitness 2
Dirk Built Contracting 0
Levi Johnson scored both goals for Peak, as they shut the door on Dirk Built.
Dave’s Cleaning 4
Mobile Maintenance 2
Eight hard working and determined soccer players avenged an earlier loss to Mobile Maintenance with a convincing victory. Goal scorers for Dave’s Cleaning were Brendon Marnow, Ian Hogeboom-Burr, Ben Mcclelland And Jack Blisner each with one goal while Sean Clarke responded with a pair for Mobile Maintenance.
Taylor Construction 10
Surgical Incisions 1
Taylor Construction’s scorers were Mikaela Ponsioen, with four, and Parker Olson, with a pair. Mira Tuzlak, Kate Londero, Ryan Troke and Alex Vanderkley scored as well.
Surgical Incision’s scorer was Trenton Dupont.
Under-eight MVPs (Tuesday)
Whitehorse Naturopathic Centre — Cayley Sparks for her awesome dribbling, running and some really good attacks on the goal.
Underhill Geomatics — Antoine Dion-Lafortune
Midnight Sun Alpaca — Sahba Kazemil for his great enthusiasm and being a team player.
DHL Dragons — Olivia Cox, who played like a champion and smiled the whole time.
Kal-Tire — Ryan Hindson for great foot work and excellent passing.
Under-seven MVPs (Tuesday)
Vector Research — Sam Fleming and Colesen Ford
Shaske & Zeiner — Joshua Stevens and Destyn Aird
MacKay LLP — Cody Amaral and Jake Draper
Physio Plus — Hanna Korn and Ona Towes
The Electrical Shop — Dylan Cozens and Haiden Kremer
Locksmith Services — Dustin Madden and Reece Johnson
All Terrane Mineral Exploration — Dekker Fordham and Maggie Schultz
Rodan Air Maintenance — Samantha Ng and Nathaniel Greenshields
Bean North — Lara Herry Saint Onge and Morgan Yuill
Under-six MVPs (Wednesday)
Lake Laberge Lions — Milena Biblow, Kaelen Troke
Salvation Army — Landyn Blisner
Yukon Powder Hound Kickers — Hanna Linklater, Caelon Workman
Yukon Women In Trade — Jude Slater, Emily Johnson
M & M Meatballs — Shane Orban, Brianna Heal
The Eagles — Jarod McCulloch, Ben Shier