Yukon skaters perform against BC’s best

Four skaters from the Arctic Edge Skating Club returned from the 2006 Pacific Starskate Championships in Vernon, BC, this weekend.

Four skaters from the Arctic Edge Skating Club returned from the 2006 Pacific Starskate Championships in Vernon, BC, this weekend.

After having qualified for this competition by placing in the top three in their respective events at the BC/Yukon Coast Region Championships in late January, Teneil Caron, Chantal Emond, Kristin Glass and Rachel Pettitt competed against the best skaters in BC, and the group had a tremendous showing.

Teneil Caron placed fourth in the bronze interpretive; Chantal Emond finished fifth in the gold skills; Kristin Glass fifth in senior silver ladies; and Rachel Pettitt 13th in preliminary skills. 

Next up for Arctic Edge skaters is the Arctic Winter Games next week where eight skaters will be competing.


Under-seven (Monday)

The Electrical Shop 4

Ruby Range Outfitters 4

Logan Harris’s hat trick earned him MVP honours for The Electrical Shop. Alex Soin finished the scoring with a single.

Ruby Range Outfitters’ Sean Clarke scored a pair, and JJ Cannings and Riley Smoler added singles. Matthew Butler was named MVP.


Heritage North 3

Salvation Army 2

Nicolas Steinbach booted in two goals for Heritage North and was named MVP for his efforts. Wyatt Edmonds added a single.

Akshay Malhotra scored both goals for the Salvation Army was MVP as well.

Under-nine (Monday)

Local YO17 10

Sale Salvage 1

MVP Peter-Joe Jensen led the Locals in this lopsided victory with four goals. Linsey Eby and Trygg Jensen scored two each and Ristan Annau and Dylan Reed added singles.

David Grove scored for Sale Salvage, and their MVP was Hailey Patterson.

Qualita Cleaners 3

Mic Mac Toyota 1

Ryley Johnson, Josh Ford and Luka Van Radden scored for the Cleaners. Dustin Titus was named player of the game.

Alex Hansen scored one for Mic Mac and Kole Smeeton took MVP honours.

Under-11 (Monday)

M&A Yukon 3


Ryan Chippett scored a pair for M&A and was named top player, while Mary Bennett rounded out the scoring with a single.

For the CIBC, Charlie Kedziora found the net twice and Ryan Berke scored once. Jake Ruddy was player of the game.

Under-11 (Tuesday)

Wintemute Electric 4

Snap On Tools 3

Dillan Sands scored a pair, and Brandon Langenhan and Sonali Malhotra added goals as well. Kim Brown was named MVP.

Belgie Nunez Zuniga scored two for Snap On. Sabrina Clarke added one. Ryan Kolla was the Tools’ top player.

Rafter A Ranch 6

Bumper to Bumper 5

Dustin Moore had the hat trick for the Ranch, Ryley Andrew added a pair and Ashton Schaffer scored as well. Ella Parker was named MVP.

Bumper to Bumpers Curtis Hills had four goals in losing cause, and Kelsey Smeeton added a single. Stacey Macklon was their player of the game.

Sorrento 9

Kiwanis 2

With three goals, Darren White led a potent offensive force in Sorrento’s trouncing of Kiwanis. Josh Hansen, Matthew Ford, Megan Lanigan, Robyn Fortune, Eric Bookless and Michael Hunter all scored as well. Lanigan was named top player.

Felix Bouchard scored both Kiwanis goals, and Ashley Weeks was top player.

Remax 3

Sportslodge 2

Jordan Lindsey scored all three Remax goals, but Scott Peterson was named MVP for the game.

Raymond Emsley and William Thomson scored for Sportslodge.

Under-13 (Tuesday)


Quarton and Sutherland 3

Simon Paish, Derek Wilson and Thomas Mills all scored two goals AON, while Christine Brewster, Nick Daniels and Odette Rivard added singles. Nadine Poirier was named MVP.

Mac Potter, Jono Quarton and Brandi Scobie scored for Quarton, and Brittni Waddington was named top player.

Medicine Chest 10


Scoring for the Chest was Caleb Kelly, Theoren Richards, Helen Hedstrom-Langford, Ross Mitchum-Timpany and Brett Ens. Michael Donohoe added a pair, and Alex Lindsey had the hat trick. Jaime Whitty was top player.

Rob Borud, Erica Trimble and Stephen Worthington scored for EBA. Jack Lannigan was named MVP.

Intersport 6

Audette Construction 2

Intersports’ Dakota Couch knocked in four, with Kyah Parent and Ryan Lane adding singles. Will Parker was the MVP.

Lelainia Harvey and Cameron Weeks scored for Audette, and Jillian Pare was named MVP.

East West Health Centre 9

Klondike Copier 3

East West had a couple of big scorers with Nick Gillen shooting for five and Travis Olynyk recording the hat trick. MVP Madeline Berezowski added a single.

Klondike scorers were Kyle Risby, Ashley Risby, and Kira Schofield. Cole Mickey was named top player.


Assante Financial 6

Pine Plumbing and Heating 2

Assante’s Ale Adamek-Dickson scored the hat trick, while Tayo Adamek-Dickson booted a pair and Logan Dupont singled. Assante’s MVP was Kara Lepine.

Pine Plumbing’s Juliana Zuniga scored two and was also named MVP.

Under-16 (Wednesday)

Dave’s Cleaning 9

Pepsi 8

A close exciting game, with Cody Morrison scoring four for Dave’s, Jimmy Semaschuk added two and MVP Kurtis MacKenzie, Graeden Ferguson and Megan Coyne added singles.

Cory Birckel booted in five goals for Pepsi, David Hemmings had two and Raissa Anderson had a single. Thomas McWhinnie was Pepsi’s top player.


Oldtimers (Wednesday)

Kilrich 4

Firth Rangers 1

Gerry Rivest had two goals for Kilrich, and Tony Clennett and Wade Harrison scored as well.

 Stu Mackay scored for Firth, assisted by Mike Kenny and Al Hammond.


Edgewater Windsors 6

Klondyke Dental Molars 2

Russ Knutson had a four-point night for the Windsors (two goals, two assists), while Shelby Workman, Morley Lessard, Rick Blaker and Gary Vantell added goals as well

Scoring for the Molars were Lester Balsillie and Paul Sahagian.

Mt. Mac Ski Report

 The Copper Haul Road, Lower Valley, Logan Burn, Whisky Jack and Coyote trails were groomed Thursday morning and they are very good for classic or skating.

Sarah Steele trail’s outer loop is packed and tracked, inner loops are packed. The Upper Valley and Powerline were tracked on Saturday and are excellent for classic or skating.

Most other trails, including the Loppet courses, are groomed and are good for classic and skating. All loppet courses are signed. Skiers should watch for banner strings and other course markers if skiing on Friday.

Skiers are advised that a pack of coyotes has been spotted along the World Cup 10K and 7.5K over the past week.

Trail lights are on Monday to Friday from dusk to 9 p.m.  Most of the lit trails are groomed.

When skiing in cold weather, dress in layers and ski with a partner or let somebody know your route. Allow extra time due to slower conditions.

Wax of the Day: Rode Special Green. If it warms to -10 or if slipping, use Rode Green. Ask at the Ski Base for waxing advice.

The Northwestel Loppet is set to run on Saturday, with a mass-start in the stadium at 11 a.m.

Spring Passes are on sale. Valid from March 1 until end of season — $60 for adults, $35 for youth, student and senior, plus GST. Available only at the Ski Base.

Ski Parents and Jackrabbits will not be meeting during Spring Break.

For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line  668-7742 or check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca