Sports in BRIEF
Penticton skiers earns fifth
Andi Naude of Penticton made her debut with Canada’s national freestyle mogul team in Ruka, Finland, and earned a fifth-place result on Dec. 15. Naude lost her dual mogul event to Aiko Uemura of Japan, who won bronze. In Breckenridge, Col., Penticton’s Matt Margetts placed ninth after scoring 74.25. Vernon’s Justin Dory won the event with a score of 93.5
Midget Vees take three
The Penticton Tier 2 midget Vees earned three points on the weekend in a league play double-header in Trail. In the first game, the Vees erased a 3-0 deficit to earn a 4-4 tie, despite having two goals disallowed. Liam Hutcheson, Cooper Prechel, Tyrell Buckley and Jackson Dematos. On the Sunday morning, the Vees won 4-1 with Tyler Ehlers starting the scoring along with Michael Crawford and two goals for DeMatos. Quinn Harris and Franky Anderson were strong on defense for the Vees.
Men’s rec hockey
In Penticton men’s rec hockey, the Mule Broncos and EcoDry Ice Dogs tied 6-6. Cody Devitt and Andrew Pond scored two each for the Broncos. Mike Funk scored a hat trick, while Trevor Aubie, Darren Leadbeater and Ryan Drew-Scott scored the other goals.
The Bar One Argo Bisons doubled up the Broncos 6-3. Dan Fraser led the Bisons attack with four goals. Sam Gill and Kiel Gatenby scored the other two. For the Broncos, Andrew Pond scored twice while Jordan Moss added the other goal.
In Penticton men's rec hockey action, the Hitmen defeated the Wolverines 7-4. Scoring for the Hitmen were Dave Sandrelli, Mark Petry, Tim Truman, Kaylin Hickey, Joel Post, Marcus Lebler and Spencer Nowoselski. For the Wolverines, it was Aric Stickney, Ryan MacMurchy, Nelson Bowman and Reid Jackson.
The Smokin Aces have a two point lead (79 points) on the Best Damn Sports Bar No.1 team in Penticton and District Dart Association action. In third are the Elks No.1 with 65 points. Darren Stanvick earned the high score with 174, while Adrian Alva earned the high out at 154.