Brewmasters tops on indoor soccer pitch
The Northern Sport Centre played host to a women’s indoor soccer tournament on the weekend.
Ten teams hit the fieldhouse for the tournament. Although the competition was primarily from Prince George, visitors from other communities in the region participated in the event.
In the end, members of Caribou Brewmasters celebrated the tournament title. They defeated Duckeez 1-0 in the championship game on Sunday.
To reach the final, Duckeez blanked Accelerated Physio 5-0. In the other semifinal, Caribou Brewmasters won by default over O’Brien Training.
They represented the Prince George Golf and Curling Club with a strong performance, advancing all the way to the B.C. provincial final in Cloverdale.
But their quest to represent the province at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national women’s tournament fell one win short. The Prince George team skipped by Patti Knezevic lost 9-6 to Kelly Scott of Kelowna in Sunday’s championship draw.
Curling against a foursome with more experience on the national stage, the Knezevic team fell behind early. With the hammer in the third end, Scott recorded a trio of points to open up a 5-1 lead. Later in the match, she led 9-3 after a steal of one in the seventh.
Knezevic, with two points in the eighth and a single in the ninth, attempted a comeback. But it was too little too late.
The Prince George team finished 7-2 in the round robin portion of the 10-team competition. Scott also edged Knezevic 8-7 in the first versus second Page playoff game on Friday evening. Knezevic advanced to the final with an 8-7 triumph over Marla Mallett of the host Cloverdale Curling Club.
The Knezevic team includes third Kristen Fewster, second Jen Rusnell, lead Rhonda Camozzi and fifth Falon Burkitt. They’re coached by Rick Fewster.
The Cariboo Cougars recorded a win and a tie in their last two games.
The Cougars met the Greater Vancouver Canadians in a hockey doubleheader in Langley, part of the B.C. Major Midget League’s All-Star Showcase weekend. After picking up a 3-1 win on Saturday, the Cougars played the Canadians to a 2-2 tie on Sunday.
With 22 wins, seven losses and one tie (22-7-1), the Cougars sit tied with the Okanagan Rockets (20-3-5) for second in the 11-team BCMML standings. The Rockets have a pair of games in hand on the Cougars.
The Vancouver North West Giants continue to lead the league standings. They sport a record of 26-2-2, good for 54 points and a nine-point lead on the Cougars and Rockets.
The weekend started with the BCMML All-Star Game on Friday. Cariboo forward Liam Blackburn was named the game’s second star in helping Team White record a 6-2 win over Team Red.
Back on the road this weekend, the Cougars travel to Nelson to play the Kootenay Ice in a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday.
Inner City Boxing Club training partners Kenny Lally and Jag Seehra were back in the ring for carded matches on the weekend.
Lally and Seeha travelled south to Washington to compete in the 65th annual Tacoma Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament on Saturday. Their head coach Bob Pegues cornered them at the event.
In the 123-pound final, Lally defeated Tacoma Boxing Club member Jerrell Barbour. The result wasn’t as positive for Seehra, who lost to Barbour’s Tacoma teammate. Nick Jefferson defeated Seehra in a 141-lb. tilt.
The Inner City Boxing Club is preparing to host the Night of the Champions event in May. They’re hoping to bring a few Tacoma boxers north to compete in the card.