The Juvenile Team Territories, made up of under-17 players from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut, posted some impressive results at the National Men’s U-17 Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec, last week.
Team Territories beat both PEI and Newfoundland, to finish 9th out of 11 teams at the tournament, with two wins and four losses.
“It’s the first time we’ve beat two teams at nationals,” said coach Tim Brady. “We were hoping we’d be competitive with PEI, and beating Newfoundland was great — it was a great tournament.”
Whitehorse’s Tony Nguyen certainly had a great tournament, and scored with a half-second left in overtime to beat Newfoundland 89-88.
“I think he was 9th overall in scoring, led in assists as well — and Quincy Thomas from Yellowknife was top 20 in rebounding,” said Brady.
“We were certainly the underdog against Newfoundland — at one point we were down by 10, but we came back to win.”
This is the second Nationals for the men’s U-17 territorial team. It’s the first year for a women’s U-17 territorial team, which is competing at nationals this week in Vancouver.
At press time the women’s team had three losses and no wins.
Men’s Golf Title
By Gordon Zealand
Yukon Golf Association
The annual Yukon Golf Championships were held last weekend at the Top of the World Golf Course in Dawson City.
Landon Kulych gained top spot in the men’s low gross event in an exciting playoff with Jeffery Hunter. Kulych won on the second playoff hole. Both Hunter and Kulych posted identical combined scores of 163 over two rounds during the weekend event.
Top of the World Golf Course hosted the event, which travels throughout the territory and is organized through the Yukon Golf Association.
The course was in great shape thanks to general manager, John Kostelnik and course superintendent Charlie Bond. The 46 golfers participating all enjoyed two rounds in the warm sun.
Dianna Trotter of Whitehorse took home the ladies’ championship event with a score of 194 while Joyce Mickey of Whitehorse won the low net category with a score of 148.
The men’s low net went to Vaughn Francis of Whitehorse with a score of 142.
In the senior men’s event the low gross was won by Howard Firth of Whitehorse with a 166 score and low net was won by Chuck Barber of Dawson City with a score of 149.
The junior men’s category was won by Riley Tobin of Whitehorse with a score of 182.
With home course advantage, John Kostelnik managed to sweep the super senior men’s event with a score of 184 while Harry Kulych of Whitehorse won the low net category with a score of 154.
The senior ladies event was won by Evelyn Pasichnyk of Whitehorse with a score of 206 and low net was won by Sandy Olynyk of Whitehorse with a score of 154.