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Mixed week for minor hockey

Mixed week for minor hockey

The Whistler Minor Hockey Association played 11 games last week, winning four, tying one and losing six. One team, Mountain Building Centre Atom C2, remain undefeated this season and are currently ranked first out of 20 teams in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association standings. The Bantam C1 team is also ranked first out of 15 in their category, while the C2 team is third in the same division.

Week Eight Boxscores:

Mountain Building Centre Atom C2 (7-0-0) defeat West Van; score 8-0

Nesters Market Atom C1 (5-1-2) defeat North Van C3; 9-6

Peewee (3-4-1) tie North Vancouver C5; 2-2

Bantam C1 (7-5-2) lose to Hollyburn; 4-3

Vision Pacific Bantam C2 (4-4-5) lose to West Van C2; 5-4

Bantam Rep (11-2-1) lose to Cloverdale; 4-3

Whistler Blackcomb Midget C1 (8-1-0) defeat North Van; 6-3

Intrawest Midget C2 (8-3-1) defeat West Van; 5-1

Boston Pizza Midget Girls (4-7-1) lose to Washington Wild; 7-1

Boston Pizza Midget Girls (4-8-1) lose to Washinjgton Wild; 7-0

Boston Pizza Midget Girls (4-9-1) lose to Abbotsford; 4-1

Results provided by the Whistler Minor Hockey Association, www.whistlerminorhockey.ca.

KVRS kicks off with giant slalom

The Kokanee Valley Race Series is set to begin next Thursday, Dec. 15 with a giant slalom on Blackcomb.

You can register in advance at any Whistler-Blackcomb Guest Relations or Ski School Sales location, or on the day of the event until 9:45 a.m. in the Peanut Gallery in the Rendezvous Lodge. First runs get underway at 11 a.m., giving participants a change to pre-race the course.

The cost is $20 per event or $150 for all 10 events on the calendar. All participants, skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers, are eligible to win draw prizes, and a pair of Atomic skis will be given out at every event.

No prior racing experience is needed, and racers vary in age from 19 to over 70. In fact, last year seven different men took part in the 70 and Over category.

The après ski party, including video playback of the race and awards, will be at Black’s Pub at 4:30 p.m.

Cross-country skiing returns to Whistler Mountain

Last season the Lost Lake Cross Country Trails were open just 22 days before the season in the valley was wiped out by rain and warm weather. Whistler-Blackcomb saved the day by opening a loop on Whistler Mountain, honouring all season passes and allowing programs like the Whistler Nordics jackrabbits youth clinics to continue.

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