A group of 16 Whitehorse Glacier Bears logged some impressive times at Victoria’s fifth annual Christmas Cracker Invitational Swim Meet.
More than 560 swimmers from 18 BC and Alberta clubs competed at the event and the Glacier Bears placed eighth overall.
Bronwyn Pasloski continued her torrid pace, setting three meet records and achieving a senior national time in the 50-metre freestyle and 200-metre breaststroke.
Pasloski is currently ranked first in Canada in the 14-year-old girls category in both the 100 and 200-metre breaststroke.
In Victoria, she finished first in the 50-metre freestyle, and the 50-, 100- and 200-metre breaststroke.
She also took second in the 50-metre fly and 200-metre individual medley, third in the 100-metre backstroke and fourth in the 100-metre freestyle in her age group.
Alexandra Gabor, meanwhile, set meet records in the 200 and 1,500-metre freestyle, en route to fifth place in the overall individual point standings for female swimmers.
She finished first in the 100-, 200-, 400- and 1,500-metre freestyle, second in the 50-metre freestyle, third in the 50-metre fly and fourth in the 100-metre fly in the girls 13-14 age group.
Molly Purser achieved her first two AAA times in the same tough age group. These times qualify her for a spot on the Western Canada Games to be held next summer in Edmonton.
Also earning a place on the team were Kim Holmes, with a strong swim in the 200-metre breaststroke, and Spencer Sumanik, who improved on his best times each time he swam.
Francis Aubin achieved a AAA time in the 200-metre backstroke after an appeal by coach Marek Poplawski saw a disqualification overturned by the judges.
Other outstanding performances in the boys 15-and-over age group were turned in by Tanner Cassidy, who achieved a club national time in the 1,500-metre freestyle, and Brendan Zrum, who also had a club national time in the 200-metre freestyle. Zrum swam in five finals, and placed seventh in the 100-metre freestyle as well.
All Yukon swimmers are invited to participate in a Christmas Swim Camp during Christmas break. Call 668-3993 for more information.
Sports North 8
Alwarid & Associates 1
Mitch Malchow was the top scorer for Sports North with three goals, as they skated all over the A&A crew. Terry Slonski had a five-point night, netting two and helping out with three assists. Derrick Hynes scored two, and Colin Dawe scored one and assisted on two.
Taylor Love scored for A&A, assisted by Brad Holm and Blayne Monahan.
Environmental Dynamics 13
Game7 Sports 7
This barnburner had the Dynamics’ Dave Richard scoring five goals, Brian Douglas added three, and Dan Beaudoin netted two. Jeremy Hookham, Hugo Bergeron and Justin Halowaty added singles as well.
Game7’s scorers were Jordan Johnston, with four goals, and Jason Ruttle, Scott Kovac and Danny Crawford, with one each.
Firth Rangers 3
Edgewater Hotel 1
Adam Green led the Rangers with two goals, while Tom Amson added a single. Tim Turner-Davis, Gord Campbell and Dave Borud assisted.
Doug Tenney had the lone Edgewater goal, assisted by Ross Phillips and Brent Stokes.
Klondyke Dental Molars 8
Laurie Malo scored three goals for the Molars, as they stomped Kilrch by a seven goal margin. Terry Jackson and Jordan Borgford scored a couple of goals each, and Woody Bennett added a single and two assists. Gerry Rivest also recorded a pair of assists.
Stu Mackay had the only Kilrich goal, assisted by Harvey Jessup and Paul Lackowicz.
Tuesday night league:
Pizza Hut 19
Pizza Hut took three of four matches in this Tuesday meeting. Chris Toleman beat Pierre LaCasse in four sets, while Eric Magnuson went to five sets in his win over Trevor Mead-Robins. George Stetkiewicz beat Michael Hanson in four as well.
For Assante, Mark Tubman beat Kyle Marchuk in four sets.
Yukon Brewing 21
High Country Inn 14
The Brewer’s winners were Jeff Seaman and Kevin Daffe, who swept Jim Gilpin and Matt Brown, respectively.
The High Country’s Blaine Tessier won an epic battle with Grayson Peters in five close sets.
Patrick Gardiner also won for High Country, by default.
Ketza’s winners were Charlie Hoeller, who won in five sets over Vince Boutellier, and Maire Desmarais, who won by default over Robert McMynn.
Underhill’s Don Emond and Shaun Stinson both won in straight sets, over Peter Densmore and Phil Jackson.
Standings as of December 12:
1st Assante, 106
2nd Ketza, 84
3rd Pizza Hut, 80
4th Kilrich, 76
5th High Country Inn, 72
6th Yukon Brewing, 71
7th Underhill, 65
Mount McIntyre Ski Report
By Mike Gladish
Skiing continues to be nearly perfect on most trails.
World Cup 10K, Pierre Harvey Trail, Powerline, Selwyn’s Loop and Olympic were groomed with the Pisten Bully and are excellent for skating or classic.
Lower Valley was groomed Tuesday evening and is once again very good for classic. The overflow is frozen at last report so use caution when skiing across the icy section.
The McIntyre Ascent and Descent trails, Copper and Dog were groomed Thursday morning.
McIntyre Ascent/Descent is a very good loop for an extended tour but only experienced skiers should attempt it. Recommended for classic skiing only.
Raven, Whisky Jack and 5K will be groomed Thursday evening.
Trail lights are on Monday to Friday until 9:30 p.m.
Use Rode multigrade blue for grip, if it’s cooler, use green.
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, get five day-pass coupons for the price of four. Valid to Christmas 2007.
Dawn to Dusk Relay is 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, online or on the Ski Info Line at 668-7742.
During the Christmas period the Wax Room will be open 9am to 8pm weekdays.
Canada Winter Games Update and Information:
The Mt Mac trails will be open during the Canada Games. 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 www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca