Kevin Martin comes to throw rocks at city house
Curling fans will get the opportunity to see Kevin Martin on Prince George ice.
The 2010 Olympic gold medalist and his teammates will be visiting the Prince George Golf and Curling Club on Feb. 22.
Martin’s connection to the city is through his team’s sponsor, Focus, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm. Focus has offices throughout Canada, including one in Prince George.
Although the PGGCC is ironing out the details of the visit, a tentative schedule had the Martin foursome slated to take to the sheets of ice around 4 p.m. After an hour and a half on ice, they’ll head upstairs to the lounge for a Focus client appreciation event
While it’s a sponsor event for Focus, the PGGCC is hopeful its members will get a chance to hit the ice and be part of the afternoon.
The Prince George Cougars, continuing an Alberta road swing, will meet the Medicine Hat Tigers in a Western Hockey League game this evening.
The Cats began a four-game Central Division trip on Wednesday in Red Deer. After visiting the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday night, they’ll travel to Edmonton for the final game of the set.
The Cougars and Oil Kings will meet in a matinee game on Monday, Alberta’s Family Day holiday.
The Cougars entered the contest in Red Deer with 17 wins, 31 losses, two overtime setbacks and six shootout defeats (17-31-2-6), good for ninth in the 10-team Western Conference.
The Prince George Blizzard Speed Skating Club entered the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships in Winnipeg on the weekend.
Four members of the club competed. Results were: Sylvia Masich (11 years) - sixth in 300m and seventh in 3,000m; Landon Young (13 years) - 13th in 300m and 12th in 3,000m; Samara Thew (15 years) - 10th in 1,500m, fifth in 1,500m, 12th in 1,000m and fifth in 3,000m; and Madison Pilling (15 years) - seventh in 500m, 11th in 1,500m, 10th in 1,000m and 18th in 3,000m.
Members of the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club attended the second Biathlon BC Cup event of the season on the weekend.
The Telemark Biathlon Club of West Kelowna held the competition. The Caledonia club was represented with 10 athletes and a support team of coaches, technical assistants and parents.
Podium finishes among Caledonia members included: Erik Hoffman (midget) - gold in pursuit and bronze in sprint; Emily Dickson (senior girls) - gold in sprint and pursuit; Bobby Kreitz (junior boys) - gold in pursuit and silver in sprint; Leah Forsdick (youth women) - silver in sprint and pursuit; Claire Lapointe (senior girls) - silver in sprint and fourth in pursuit; and Logan Sherba (junior boys) - silver in pursuit and fifth in sprint.
The Caledonia club is preparing to host the Biathlon BC provincial championships, scheduled for Feb. 22 to 24 at the Otway Nordic Centre.
Seven members of the Prince George Barracudas were in Surrey on the weekend for the Swim BC AA provincial championships.
Of the group, two swimmers qualified for AAA provincials Feb. 28 to March 3 in Victoria. Morgan Norn qualified in the 200m backstroke, while Mackenzie Lewington set the standard in the 200m breaststroke.
Lewington also set club records in the boys’ 10 and under 200m backstroke and 200m breaststroke. Many best times were also set.
Other swimmers who competed at the event were Samantha Agliana, Nadine Finch, Riannon Petrovicky, Alexandra Winkel and Marc Toyata.
Members of the club are in Saskatoon this weekend for the 2013 Speedo Western Canadian Swimming Championship.