Glacier Bears hunt for medals in BC

The Glacier Bears Swim Club had a busy weekend, with teams competing at two different meets in British Columbia.

The Glacier Bears Swim Club had a busy weekend, with teams competing at two different meets in British Columbia.

Two of the Yukon’s top swimmers, Alexandra Gabor and Bronwyn Pasloski, competed against 450 top swimmers from the US, Hong Kong, Mexico and Canada at the Mel Zajac Jr. Swim Meet in Vancouver.

Gabor finished as the top Canadian in both the 200-metre and the 1,500-metre freestyle, claiming a bronze in each event.

Pasloski’s best results were a fifth in the 100-metre breaststroke and sixth in the 200-metre breaststroke.

With only two swimmers, the girls scored enough points to place the Glacier Bears in 17th place of 48 teams.

Six more Bears were in action at the Kamloops June Classic 2007 Invitational Swim Meet, where 400 swimmers from BC, Yukon and NWT competed.

Craig Berube had a great meet, leading the Bears with eight gold medals in eight events. (50-, 100-, 200-metre freestyle; 50-, 100-metre backstroke; 50-metre breaststroke, 100-metre fly and 200-metre individual medley). He also posted seven personal best times.

Kirsten Berube qualified for the Western Canada Games with her time in the 100-metre freestyle.

In the girls 11-12 age group, she won two golds (50-metre free and 100-metre back), four silvers (100-metre free, 50-metre back, 100- and 200-metre breast), and a bronze (200-metre back) and had 10 personal best times.

Tanner Cassidy finished in the top eight in every event in the boys 15-and-over group, and captured two bronze (400-metre free and 100-metre fly).

Ariana Edelman, swimming in the girls 15-and-over category, captured gold in the 50-metre backstroke.

Spencer Edelman, former Glacier Bear now swimming for the University of Lethbridge, grabbed bronze in the 50-metre fly and was in the B-finals in four events.

Mackenzie Downing, another former Glacier Bear now with the University of Victoria, won gold in both the 100- and 200-metre fly and finished fourth in the 50 fly.


Under-18 (Wednesday)

Office Supply Centre 2

Yukon Outfitters 2

Jeff Gartshore and Samantha Macklin both scored singles for Office Supply, while Corrie Birckel was named most valuable player.

For the Yukon Outfitters Association, Torin Loeks and Owen McKinnon netted one goal each, and Ashley Maynes was given the most valuable player honours.

Assante Financial 7

Metro Chrysler 4

Assante came on strong after trailing in the first half.

Savanna Marks led the charge with four goals, while Emily Fedoriak netted two, and defensemen Cosenti Graf-Smith added one. Helena Tlen was given Most Valuable Player honours.

For the Metro Chrysler team, Lee Hawkings scored two goals, while Janelle Greer and Kendra Thompson each netted one. Throughout the game, they were assisted on the field by their coach, Brian Banks, and he was named most valuable player.

Under-15 (Tuesday)

East West Health 7

EBA Engineering 4

Cameron Weekes led East West with four goals, Knute Johnsgaard scored two, and Chris Vance added a single. Taylor Barr took MVP honours.

For EBA, Robbie Borud and Thomas Mills scored two each, and the MVP was Colton Cawley.

Audette Construction 4

Alkan Air 2

Stephen Harlow scored a pair for Audette as they doubled up on Alkan. Tyler Audette and Henry Kedziora added goals as well. Lenna Charlie was named MVP.

Jack Lannigan and Robin Smith scored for Alkan and the MVP was Alex Bouchard.

Under-11 (Wednesday)

Boston Pizza 3

The Deli 0

Jared Steinbach scored twice for BP, and Aric Hansen added the third. Rachel Rodriguez took the MVP nod.

The Deli’s MVPs were Jake Njootli and Conner Morgan.

Zip Transport 8

EVF Woodfuel 1

Zip stomped all over EVF with goals from Daria Jordan, who scored the hat trick, Andrew Scoffin, with two, and singles from Nate Cherinet, Samantha Burgis, and Ryley Johnson had singles. Will Rees was named player of the game.

EVF’s scorer was Aiden Uiterwaal, and Miranda Walsh took the MVP nod.

Under-10 (Wednesday)

Medicine Chest Pharmacy 3

Mosi Oa Tunya Montessori 0

Tyson Hope led the Chest to victory with a pair of goals, and Peter Jacob scored one as well. Jenine Vickerman was named MVP for shutting down the Montessori crew.

Ross McBee was named MVP for the Mosi Oa Tunya Montessori.

Under-nine (Tuesday)

Peak Fitness 3

Taylor Construction 2

Levi Johnson netted two goals for the Peak Fitness squadron, and Ryan Edwards added a single.

Under-eight MVPs (Tuesday)

Whitehorse Naturopathic Centre — Jarrod Morgan for a great all round game played at all positions.

Midnight Sun Alpaca — Francis Reid for displaying a good sense of the game and keeping his eye on the ball.

DHL Dragons — Michael Kischuk for his skill.

Under-seven MVPs (Tuesday)

Shaske & Zeiner Appraisals — Trenten Hope and Luke Bakica

Vector Research — Odessa O’Brien and Julian Beairsto


 Minor Softball

Squirt division (Tuesday)

Kal Tire 21

Office Supply Centre 7

Boston Pizza 24

Yukon Tourism Education Council 22

Peewee division (Tuesday)

Emco Corp 23

Home Hardware 6

Co-operators Insurance 15

Computec Embroidery 11