Domino’s squash team delivers in league final

The Domino's Pizza squash team lost the final battle but won the war.

The Domino’s Pizza squash team lost the final battle but won the war.

The pizza pie party’s Sam Penner fell 3-2 to Assante Financial’s Peter Mather, but by winning a minimum of one game in the match Penner vaulted Domino’s to a 16-14 win and Squash Yukon’s Tuesday Night League title at Better Bodies Whitehorse on Tuesday.

Skills and steady attendance helped Domino’s stay on toppings, er, top all season, said the team’s No. 3 Stephen Buckler.

“We have good players, but it also has to do with everyone showing up every week to play,” said Buckler. “We never really had defaults, which helped us come out on top.

“We had a great captain (Dylan Letang) and came out and played every night. We just play to have fun, but we like to win as well.”

Also helping Domino’s slice through the competition was No. 4 player Marc Jubinville.

Yukon Tree Service claimed third in the A league with a 17-11 win over fourth place’s Ecological Logistics and Research.

Buckler recently took over the reins of Squash Yukon following the departure of former president Chris Toleman, who has moved to P.E.I.

Toleman was a pillar of the sport’s governing body for the past quarter century and was president for about a decade before bidding adieu.

“It’s huge shoes to fill, but we have a lot of good volunteers and a really strong board that we’ve had for three years now,” said Buckler. “It’s going to be hard to fill what Chris did because he was kind of the heart and soul of Squash Yukon, but we’re going in the right direction. Participation is up … In Thursday league we had to increase the number of people on teams.”

Squash Yukon has also seen growth in female and youth participation, added Buckler.

Contact Tom Patrick at

Just Posted

UPDATED: Porter Creek highway shooting now attempted murder investigation

Police believe incident was “targeted and related to the illicit drug trade and organized crime”

Inuvik mayor pens letter of concern about Dempster conditions

Conditions near Eagle Plains have been “terrible” the past two summers, she says

Yukon skiers embrace experience at Winter Youth Olympic Games

Derek Deuling and Sasha Masson skied for Team Canada at the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games

‘It was terribly traumatic to lose a patient,’ nurse says during Blackjack inquest

The inquest is now happening at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Whitehorse council and staff consider low-income transit fares

The discussion leaves anti-poverty coalition members feeling optimistic

Today’s mailbox: Biomass, fire

Letters to the editor published Jan. 24

EDITORIAL: The health department needs a time-out

The information and privacy commissioner deserves to be treated better

Yukon Rivermen face tough tests on the road

The team is in the middle of its busiest stretch of the season — 10 league games in three weeks

Yukon skiers battle both rain and heavy snowfall at 2020 Haywood Western Canada Cup

“They also realize that you have to be ready for anything — extreme cold or extreme warm.”

City news, briefly

Some of the discussions from Whitehorse city council on Jan 20

Driving with Jens: Both motorists and pedestrians have responsibilities when sharing the road

Roadways are a shared-use public resource. They are meant to be shared… Continue reading

Today’s mailbox: Biomass

Letters to the editor published Jan. 17

Most Read