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Wolf Pack off to a strong start

After three losing seasons in Squamish, the Wolfpack have at last found a winning formula at their new home in North Vancouver.

So far this season the team is 4-2-0, ranking third overall in the Tom Shaw Conference. Two more wins in the next 36 games will tie their record from last season - the second-worst record in the history of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League - and a finish in the top four of five teams in the Junior B conference will give the team its best finish and first playoff berth since the team entered the league in 2008.

The team left Squamish for several reasons, including the cost of renting the arena, low fan support and the challenge of recruiting players to play away from home.

 

Food Bank Run

The Whistler Food Bank has been busy lately and will need all the food and cash donations it can get this fall season.

For the last four years the Whistler Food Bank 5K, organized by trainer and coach Christine Suter, has done its part to raise donations for the food bank by hosting a short 5K run around the golf course Valley Trail.

Registration is at the Whistler Valley Golf Club at 9 a.m. on Oct. 23. There's no entry fee, but a grocery bag of non-perishable food items of a few dollars for the food bank is appreciated.

 

 

Whistler 50 Ultra and Relay courses waiting for approval

The Whistler 50 Ultra and Relay, taking place on Nov. 4, is still waiting for municipal approval for its course selection. The tentative course consists of two loops, one eight kilometres and the other 12 kilometres, which will alternate between relay runners for a total of 50 miles or 80 kilometres. Ultra runners - 36 were signed up at press time this week - that are going the full distance will do both courses four times each.

The first course measuring 12 kilometres will start at the Whistler Conference Centre and follow the Valley Trail around the Whistler Golf Club and all the way to Alpine Meadows before heading back south via the Nicklaus North Golf Course and the far side of Lost Lake Park before handing off to the next runner at the Whistler Passive Haus. The next runner will take a different route through the Lost Lake Park and out to the campground and Spruce Grove to the valley trail that leads back to the conference centre. The map is online at www.bcathletics.org/whistler50/.

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