Greers dominate at Sumanik races

avid and Janelle Greer continued their winning streak at the second of the Don Sumanik races held Saturday on the Mount McIntyre ski trails.

avid and Janelle Greer continued their winning streak at the second of the Don Sumanik races held Saturday on the Mount McIntyre ski trails.

The Greers took top spots in both the open men’s and women’s categories and won the overall series titles handily.

Their names now join such notables as Becky Scott, Lucy Steele and Alain Masson on the storied race trophies.

The race was skied in classic technique, and used the ski club’s north trail system, developed for the upcoming 2007 Canada Winter Games.

The tracks were fast and skiers were hitting warp speeds through the notorious scoop, which claimed more than one victim during the day’s festivities.

David Greer took the open men’s 10-kilometre race in 30:40, with Colin Abbott and Sam Lindsey taking the remaining podium spots.

Athletes competing in the open women’s category skied five kilometers.

Janelle Greer took top honours with her time of 18:25. Bryn Knight took second place and Brittany Smith picked up the bronze.

Results by age group:

Atom one kilometre

1st Hannah Deuling, 8:37.3

2nd Cayley Sparks, 8:59.0

3rd Maggie O’Connor-Brook,


PeeWee boys one kilometre

1st Marcus Deuling, 6:39.1

2nd Caelan McLean, 6:56.2

3rd Tristan Sparks, 7:48.5

PeeWee girls one kilometre

1st Eliza Paul, 8:01.9

2nd Zoe Painter, 8:16.9

3rd Alexis Gee, 8:19.5

Mini-midget girls

2.5 kilometre

1st Annah Hanthorn, 12:10.4

2nd Ruth Hanthorn, 13:02.2

3rd Nahanni Dynes, 14:36.0

Mini-midget boys

2.5 kilometre

1st Trevor Bray, 13:03.6

2nd Kieran Halliday, 14:55.6

3rd Benjamin Cannings,


Midget girls 2.5 kilometre

1st Holly Bull, 12:24.5

2nd Odette Rivard, 14.27.2

Midget boys 2.5 kilometre

1st Fabian Brook, 9:30.3

2nd Joel Hanthorn, 10:45.9

3rd Izack Baril-Blouin,


Juvenile girls five kilometre

1st Dahria Beatty, 19:15.3

2nd Heidi Brook, 19:26.3

3rd Kendra Murray, 20:39.4

Juvenile boys five kilometre

1st Logan Potter, 16:48.5

2nd Jeff Wood, 16:53.0

3rd Logan Roots, 17:57.6

Special Olympics men five kilometre

1st Wade Kaye, 29:14.8

2nd Frank Marnoch, 35:55.3

3rd Garry Chaplin, 40:38.6

Open women five kilometre

1st Janelle Greer, 18:25.4

2nd Bryn Knight, 18:38.0

3rd Brittany Smith, 19:08.4

Open men 10 kilometre   

1st David Greer, 30:40.2

2nd Colin Abbott, 32:06.6

3rd Sam Lindsey, 32:07.4


Oldtimers Hockey

Sunday results

Yukon Inn 5

Medicine Chest 2

Dave Pearson led the Inn with five goals on Sunday against the Chest, Phil Bastien added a pair.

Medicine Chest’s scorers were Ron Sumanik and Peter Grundmanis.

Edgewater Hotel 1

Kilrich 1

The goalies’ were hot in this game, with only the Edgewater’s Doug Janzen and Kilrich’s Wade Harrison scoring in a one-all draw.


Minor Hockey

Atom division (Sunday)

Esso 6

Cinderwood 2

Tyson Hope netted a pair for Esso and Kole Smeeton, Chris Thompson and F. Russell added singles.

Devon Troke and Jack Woodwalker scored for Cinderwood.

Indoor soccer

Under-18 (Thursday)

Shaske & Zeiner 8

Sportslodge 6

Jessie Williams, Jeremy Johnson and Paul Profeit all scored two goals each for Shaske & Zeiner. Markus Leibau and David Hemmings rounded out the scoring. Williams was named MVP.

Sportslodge’s Joel Stacey scored four times, and Anya Zimmerman and Josh Hanrath scored as well. Grant McWatters was named Sportslodge’s top player.

Coed league (Sunday)

Bocelli’s Pizza 6

Pearson Dental 5

Double scorers for Pearson Dental were Laura Spicer and Kate Rich. Their teammates Bill Willoughby and Jan Langford scored singles. Teresa Acheson scored twice for Bocelli’s, while her teammates Charlie McLeod, Lenore Morris and David Atkin scored one apiece.

Yukon Brewing 11

Intersport 6

Spencer Rich, Mo Sahid and Tanya Lanigan all scored hat tricks for the Brewers, while Greg Bryce and Kate Rich.

Bridget McClarrt and Angélique Bernard scored a pair each for Intersport, and Teresa Acheson and Ashraf Mahmoud added singles.

Dogsled racing

Yukon Brewing Copper Haul Twister League has its second race on Sunday, December 17 with Oscar’s Electric Race Day.

Registration is 8:45 a.m. at Icy Waters Ltd., on kilometer 4.2 Fish Lake Road. Mushers meet 9 a.m. sharp.

The five-kilometre kid’s race starts at 10 a.m., followed by the 19-kilometre Twister race and five-kilometre one-pet dog race.

Excellent training for turns and passing, the races are fun and great for all levels of experience (dogs and humans).

There is a $10 entry fee.

For Sunday’s 19-kilometre race, sleds have a five-dog limit, and skijorers can run up to three dogs.

All the details can be found at … where all the cool dogs go.

Mount Mac Ski Report

By Mike Gladish

It was a perfect weekend for skiing and the next few days are looking good too.

Skiers are advised to avoid Lower Valley Trail, due to overflow in the McIntyre Creek area.

Use Valley Link to Upper Valley or for a longer ski, use the Copper Haul Road, which is ski-able but not groomed.

Copper Trail is groomed to the Haul Road.

Dog, Selwyn’s Loop, 10-kilometre, five-kilometre and 7.5-kilometre trails are in excellent condition for skating and classic.

Raven, Powerline and Whisky Jack were groomed Thursday evening and are very good for classic or skating.

Sarah Steele loops are packed and very good for skating and fair for classic, with no tracks set.

Trail lights are on Monday to Friday until 9:30 p.m.

Use Rode Blue for grip today, if slipping use Superblue. For more waxing tips and assistance, ask at the Ski Base and check the Wax of Day board at Mt Mac.

Christmas Pass booklets now on sale.

Five-day pass coupons for the price of four. Valid to Christmas 2007, and available at the Ski Base, credit cards accepted.

Dawn to Dusk Relay is set for December 23. This is a new event! Teams of three will ski for six hours on loops of the Mt Mac trails. Get details in the Wax Room, on line or on the Ski Info Line at 668-7742.

Canada Winter Games Update and Information:

The Mt Mac trails will be open during the Canada Games. There will be restricted access on race days and wax room will be closed until 5 p.m. on race days but there will be alternate parking and access every day.

For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line at 668-7742 or check the website

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