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Whistler Minor Hockey season underway

Whistler Minor Hockey season underway

The Whistler Minor Hockey League’s regular season got underway this past weekend for most teams, and so far so good.

Pee Wee C1 (1-0-0) defeated North Van C8; 8-2

Pee Wee C2 (0-1-0) lost to North Van C5; 15-5

Bantam Rep (1-0-0) defeated Squamish; 5-3

Bantam Rep (1-0-1) tied Cloverdale; 4-4

Bantam C1 (1-0-0) defeated North Shore; 5-1

Bantam C1 (1-1-0) lost to North Van C2; 7-0

Midget Rep (1-0-0) defeated Burnaby; 6-5

Midget Rep (2-0-0) defeated North Van; 6-2

Midget C2 (1-0-0) defeated North Van; 5-3

Midget C2 (2-0-0) defeated Sunshine Coast; 4-1

Midget Girls (1-0-0) defeated North Shore; 13-0

Midget Girls (1-1-0) lost to Meadowridge; 4-0

Halloween Loonie Race returns

WORCA is hosting its second annual Halloween Loonie Race and party on Thursday, Oct. 26, with the best costumes taking the prizes. The venue is still being confirmed but the course will most likely be Lost Lake… after dark. Bring bike lights, headlamps — anything that will help you see the trail and make it to the finish safely — and bring warm, dry clothes for after the ride.

The after party will be a potluck, so bring enough food for yourself and a few others and there should be more than enough to go around. WORCA will provide refreshments.

Snowboard World Cup underway

The FIS Snowboard World Cup season got underway this past weekend with an indoor parallel slalom at Landgraaf, Netherlands.

While both men’s and women’s teams took part, the only Canadian rider to make an impression on the international field was team rookie Caroline Calve of Gatineau, Quebec. She placed seventh after being edged out in the second round to Amelle Kober of Germany, who advanced to win the gold. Kimiko Zakreski of Calgary and Alexa Loo of Richmond were 10 th and 15 th respectively, giving the women three in the top-30 — a rare occurrence for the race team.

“It’s one of the best performances for the Canadian women in a while,” said Calve. “We were all pleased. We showed we have a strong team and trained hard this past summer.”

Marlon Keier of Austria was second to Kober, while Heldi Neururer made it two Austrians on the podium by taking third place.

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