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Minor hockey team undefeated

The Mountain Buildilng Centre Atom C2 team remains undefeated and first in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association standings after defeating North Van C5 13-2 on Sunday.

There were just 11 games on the calendar this past weekend, which were resolved with seven wins, three losses and a tie.

Week 9 Boxscores

Mountain Building Centre Atom C2 (7-0-0) defeat North Van C5; score 13-2

Nesters Market Atom C1 (5-1-2) defeat North Van C2; 9-4

Mountain Law Corp Peewee (3-4-1) lose to North Van C5; 3-1

Bantam C1 (7-6-2) lose to Sea Sechelt; 1-0

Vision Pacific Bantam C2 (5-4-5) defeat North Van C4; 4-2

Vision Pacific Bantam C2 (5-4-6) tie North Shore; 2-2

Bantam Rep (12-2-1) defeat North Van B1; 6-1

Bantam Rep (12-3-1) lose to North Delta; 8-5

Whistler Blackcomb Midget C1 (9-3-0) defeat North Van C3; 6-3

Intrawest Midget C2 (3-0) defeat North Shore C2; 3-0

Boston Pizza Midget Girls (4-10-1) lose to Van Angels; 11-1

Volleyball teams top tournament

The Whistler Whoosh and Wildwood volleyball teams took part in the annual Baden Holiday Cup tournament in Vancouver this past weekend, which is a Tier I/II Volleyball B.C. sanctioned event.

The Whoosh had a strong round robin, defeating Shadow in two straight games, losing to Fusion, and then splitting games with eventual tournament winner Blue Crush. That put Whoosh third overall in their pool, and they were relegated to the Tier II playoffs.

The Wildwood also had a solid round robin and advanced to the semi-final game against Whoosh.

The teams split the first two games, but Whoosh edged out the Wildwood squad in the third game by a score of 16-15.

Whoosh advanced to the final, where they faced Shadow once again. That also went to three games, but in the end it was the more experienced Shadow team that came away with the win.

The Wildwood team was led by Meaghan Thomas, Sue Eckersley, Carolann Shiner and Laura Wetaski.

The Whoosh team was Mairi Smith, Kat Frew, Sue Oliver, Myrna Iaconetti-Bush, Karine Serra, Melanie Bernier, Olga Achiardi and Shelley Leddingham, along with coach Bill Sirota.

Sprite Sessions kicks off on Sunday with rail jam

Calling all jibbers: the annual Sprite Park Rider Sessions will get underway this Sunday, Dec. 18, with a rail jam on Blackcomb Mountain.

The event is open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities, and will get underway at 10:30 a.m. Riders will get as many runs as they can fit within the time limit, and judges will pick the best to win prizes in the various categories – Girls and Boys 13 and Under, 14-16 and 17 and Over. All classes are amateur.

Advance registration is recommended because Sprite events have been sold out in the past. It’s also cheaper – the cost is $20 to register in advance, and $25 on the competition. Advance registration is available at any Whistler-Blackcomb Guest Relations or Ski School Sales location. On event day athletes can register at the Rendezvous.

All participants will be eligible to win draw prizes, including a pair of Atomic skis or an Atomic snowboard, and prizes from Nintendo, Showcase Snowboards and Glacier Shop.

Top-10 Canadian Cycling Achievements announced

Canadian Cyclist Magazine, taking its cue from Forbes magazine’s list of top athletic achievements of all time, recently held a Canada-wide poll to pick the Top-10 Canadian Cycling Achievements of all time. Two weeks ago the list of items suggested by readers was narrowed down to the top-25 by editors based on the number of submissions for each achievement, and the voting was opened to the public.

North Vancouver mountain biker Alison Sydor captured four of the top-10 achievements, while road champion Steve Bauer captured three of those spots.

The list, in order of the number of votes cast:

1. Alison Sydor’s three consecutive world titles (1994-1996)

2. Steve Bauer’s 1990 Tour de France, where he spent 10 days in the Yellow Jersey

3. Steve Bauer’s 1988 Tour, when he won a stage, finished fourth overall and spent five days in the Yellow Jersey

4. Lori-Ann Muenzer’s Olympic gold medal in the Sprint at the 2004 Olympics, or Canada’s first Olympic gold medal in a cycling event

5. Alison Sydor’s 17 World Cup victories in mountain biking

6. Alison Sydor’s 13 consecutive years of finishing in the top-five at the World Championships, including three gold medals, five silver medals and two bronze medals

7. Roland Green’s 2001 season, where he was the World Champion, World Cup Champion, World Team Relay Champion, National Champion, and won two Norba titles

7. (Tie) Steve Bauer wins the silver medal in the 1984 Olympics as an amateur, turns pro, then wins a bronze medal the following week at the Professional World Championships

9. Curt Harnett’s world record in the Flying 200 Metre Time Trial at the 1995 World Championships, which still stands today

10. Alison Sydor’s silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in the inaugural mountain bike event