Sports in BRIEF
Christmas comes to Apex clubs
With a new ski season underway, the Apex Ski Club, Apex Freestyle Club and Apex Zone Volunteer Ski Patrol each received cash infusions of $2,564.25 as Christmas gift donations. The money came from committee volunteers hosting a 50th anniversary celebration for Apex Ski Resort at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The success of the event resulted in funds being available. Dave Lieskovsky, representing that committee, presented cheques to the three groups.
Vees alumni in WJC
Penticton Vees alumni are donning the jerseys of Team USA during the World Junior Championship. Mario Lucia, who is playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Mike Reilly of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, were named to the 23-man roster. Lucia had quite the start to his freshman year scoring five goals and 10 points in nine games. Reilly has two goals and 10 points in 17 games with the Gophers. The Americans opened the tournament with an 8-0 win against Germany.
Glengarry skaters pass tests
The Glengarry Figure Skating Club had members recently take and pass tests. Keara Anatooshkin passed the 10 Fox and 14 Step dances. Jordana McEachern completed the Willow, 10 Fox and 14 Step dances, while passing the senior bronze skills. Nadia Snyman completed the 14 Step and senior bronze skills. Isabelle Tuckwood completed the European dance.