University men’s basketball
South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver is hosting men’s university basketball between the
UBC Thunderbirds and North Idaho State on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. The Thunderbirds are coached by Kevin Hanson, who used to coach the boys section of the Penticton Basketball Camp. Spencer McKay, a former SOSS Hornet all-star and UVic player, is an assistant coach with the Thunderbirds. In addition to the game, there will be a basketball clinic for boys and girls Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. for $5. Game admission is $15 and tickets are available at the door or are available before the game through Fred Fedorak by calling him at 250-493- 6387 or emailing him at fl email@example.com.
Local skier reaches fundraising goal
Penticton’s Matt Margett, a half-pipe skier on Canada’s national team, reached his goal of raising
$20,000 in nine days. “I am so ecstatic, excited, overwhelmed and stoked that I was able to raise that amount of money in such a short period of time,” said Margett’s, whose total closed at $20,017.51. “I couldn’t have done it without the people that helped me put it all together and make it all happen.” Margetts had 12,760 people visit his Pursuit campaign page. Margett’s is using the money to cover his training costs and now he can put his focus on qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Ice Dragons net wins
Hannah Lund and Julia Devito each netted hat tricks for the Penticton Fix Auto female Ice Dragons peewee hockey team. The Dragons whipped the Kelowna Warriors 7-1 in house league action on Oct. 13. Lund also added two assists, while Kylie Materi rounded out the offence and Rowan Knowles was strong in goal. Also playing well was Erin Reeder. The Dragons began the week with a convincing 7-2 win against Kamloops on Oct. 12. Maya Bassot led with four goals, while Lund, Casey Carriere and Shannon Robinson scored one goal each. Payton Gorge and Knowles shared the goaltending duties.
Peewee Vees edged in tournament
The Sherwood Trophy peewee Tier 2 Vees were edged by Kelowna 5-4 in the championship game of the Ice Breaker tournament hosted by West Kelowna. The Vees went 2-0-1 in pool play after defeating Port Coquitlam and Spokane, while earning a tie with West Kelowna.
Raptors feast on West Kelowna
The Penticton Game Action Raptors cruised to a 6-1 win over West Kelowna 3 on Oct. 12. Scoring for the Raptors were Doug Korsmo, AJ Reiter, Tyler Danis, Spencer Toneatto, Dylan LaRose and Jacob Stewart. Tate Larson was in net. Jace Moore, Connor Hussey and Aidan Danby each contributes two assists.
Sheilia Bishop tournament
Penticton’s Greg Crickett received $3,000 from the Sheila Bishop Wooden Bat tournament to give to the family of his brother. Crickett’s brother died of cancer during the summer. Paul Borba, co-organizer of the tournament, said they’re happy to have been able to donate over $38,000 to different charities and families during the 10 years the tournament has been held.
Speijer and Heat lose
The UBC-O Heat fi nished second in the Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops) pre-season tournament winning two of four matches. In the fi nal versus inter-university rival UBC, the Heat lost in three sets (25-14, 25-9, 25-12). The Heat struggled offensively and Penticton’s Nate Speijer was only able to make six kills versus the Thunder Birds. The Heat will open the regular season at home on Oct. 25 versus their valley rival the TRU WolfPack.
Former Pinnacles steps up
Enzo Paal, who helped the Penticton Pinnacles under-21 team capture the Pacific Coast Soccer League playoffs championship this past summer, scored two goals for the UBC-O Heat in an important game against the Douglas College Royals, the defending PACWEST champs. Paal’s goals gave the Heat a 2-0 lead going into the second half. The game finished 2-2. Paal, a rookie midfielder, scored his fifth goal of the season on a give-and-go. The second goal of the game for the Coldstream resident was from a header on a corner kick.