Sports in BRIEF
Fourth for B.C. at women’s nationals
Penticton’s Jessie Olfert and Team B.C. placed fourth during the women’s national under-18 hockey championship in Dawson Creek on Sunday. Team B.C. lost 3-2 in overtime to Ontario-Red. Team B.C. held a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Ontario-Red was able to cut the lead to one before the end of the second period and then tied the game early in the third period. The winner came with four minutes remaining.
Hockey Canada announced in late October that it has launched a concussion awareness application for smart phones and tablets. The app is available in English and French according to the Hockey Canada release. There are versions for adults and kids. The app includes a variety of information on concussions, prevention, respect, rules, symptoms and return to play protocol. The app is available for Blackberry, iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded for free at www.HockeyCanada.ca. “This app has a variety of very useful information on concussions for parents, players, officials and volunteers,” said Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson.
Penticton men's rec hockey
Aric Stickney scored twice for the Game Time Sports Wolverines who downed the Mule Broncos 5-2. Also scoring for the Wolverines were Dan Selles, Chris Becker and Jamie Britton. For the Broncos it was Stuart Nisbet. The EcoDry Ice Dogs and Bar One Argo Bisons battled to a 7-7 tie. Darren Leadbeater and Gord Henderson each scored twice, while Mike Funk, Nick Riep and Louis Parent scored the other goals. For the Bisons, it was Brent Mosses, Sam Gill, Dan Fraser, Kiel Gatenby, Jeff Smith, Johnathan Spence and Josh Van Troyen.