Sports in BRIEF
Okanagan grads in CIS
Jana Yates of Summerland scored and set up another goal to help the University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team down the Fraser Valley Cascades 3-0 in their Canada West quarter final game Oct. 27. For Yates, it was her third goal of the season. The Vikes will advance to the Canada West Final Four in Langley Nov. 3 to 4.
Penticton’s Cassandra Goodis and the Uvic Vikes women’s basketball team will host the UBCO Heat Nov. 2 to 3 to start their season. Also on the Vikes’ team from the South Okanagan is Ashley McGinnis of Oliver.
Aces lead dart league
The Smoking Aces have consistently been the top team in Penticton and District Dart Association action. The Smoking Aces scored six points to improve their total to 38 in the league, two ahead of Best D.S. Bar No. 1. as of week six. In week five the Aces scored seven. In third place are the Elks Bullits at 32 points after scoring seven on Monday, while the ANAF Wreckers and Elks No. 1 are tied for fourth at 31 points. Darren Stanvick earned the men’s high score with 174 and took the high out at 120. On the women’s side Lona Kraiger, Deb Verhaeghe and Gail Pylypiw were tied with two others with a high score of 140. Kathy Thew had the high out at 118.
Pistoleras, Betties to butt heads
The Penticton Pistoleras are hosting the Tar Sand Betties from Fort McMurray at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Nov. 17. It will be the final home bout of the Pistoleras 2012 season. Looking to end the season with a bang, Rink Rash and Whiplash promises to deliver an exciting, hard hitting and fast skating game, fun for the whole family. The bout will feature two 30 minute halves. This event is supporting Movember and partial proceeds will go to the Pistoleras MoSpace, raising money for men’s health issues. The Penticton Pistoleras are part of the South Okanagan Roller Derby Association, a not-for-profit league. Tickets are available from Fibonacci’s, Freeride Boardshop, SunCity Tattoos or your local derby girl. Cost is $12 in advance or $14 on the door, $10 for seniors, and kids 10 and under are free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., first whistle at 6:30 p.m. The Pistoleras will also be selling tickets and merchandise at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre on Nov. 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page Penticton Pistoleras Roller Derby.
Penticton Men's Rec Hockey
In Penticton Men’s Rec Hockey League, the BarOne Argo Bisons and Mule Broncos battled to a 3-3 draw on Oct. 29. Brent Mosses, Dan Fraser and Tyler Judd scored for the Bisons, while Rob Burnett, Josh Seddon and Jamie Johnson countered for the Broncos. The Bisons edged the Hitmen 7-6 on Oct. 26. Mosses potted a hat trick, while Matt Fraser and Sam Gill scored twice. Hitmen scorers were Izzy Gudmundson with two, while Mark Petry, Marcus Lebler, Justin Shuttleworth and Tim Truman each scored once. On Oct. 25, the Broncos stomped over the Bisons 5-1. Doug Leitner scored twice for the Broncos while Andrew Pond, Stuart Nisbet and Taylor Cote also scored. The lone Bisons scorer was Gill. John McArthur and Darren Belanger helped the EcoDry Ice Dogs edge the Broncos 2-1. Leitner was the lone Broncos scorer. The Cawston Cold Storage Wingmen were ripped apart by the Game Time Sports Wolverines 11-2. Arin Stickney scored three, while Jamie Britton and Ryan MacMurchy enjoyed two-goal efforts. Singles were scored by Braydon McFadden, Chris Becker, Scott Weatherhead and Reid Jackson. For the Wingmen, Mishak Potash and Dan Zukiwsky scored.