|Bandits coaches face suspensions|
Brooks Bandits could begin the 2016-17 Alberta Junior Hockey League season without their coaches.
Head coach Ryan Papaioannou was handed a 15 game suspension following an appeal to the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Assistant Scott Cunningham was issued a five game suspension.
A request to stagger the suspensions was made by AJHL commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk but denied, said team president Paul Seaton.
The Bandits have asked the CJHL to reconsider. Seaton said he assumes the decision will come before the season starts. Full Story >
|Barracudas medal at provincial meet|
The Brooks Barracudas had three swimmers earn medals this past weekend and a new provincial record was set by Cheyenne Arendt.
The following are results from the provincial meet in Edmonton.
Cheyanne Arendt- Girls 15&17
100IM- Gold (Broke her own record, new record 1:10.21 previous 1:10.50)
50m Backstroke- (32.23)Silver.
50m Freestyle- (28.52)Bronze. Full Story >
|Brooks teen sets provincial record|
Cheyanne Arendt has had a memorable swim season for both good and bad reasons.
While the Barracuda Swim Club member has struggled with health issues that affect her energy level, she still managed to set two provincial records.
The 15-year old also qualified for provincials this past weekend in Edmonton by placing first in all her events at the Aug. 13-14 regionals in Lethbridge. She competed in the butterfly, individual medley (IM), 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle. She went into provincials seeded first in all her events. Full Story >
|Mounted shooting competition nearing|
Silver Sage Community Corral will play host to a Western Mounted Shooting Competition Aug. 27-28.
The competition will be held outside if the weather is good and inside should conditions not be favorable. Action gets underway at 11 a.m. both days and admission is free.
Stan Waddell of Duchess will be one of the participants.
He said a replica single action Colt 45 containing black powder and a paper wad in five of the chambers are used by competitors to shoot at 10 balloon targets while riding a horse. One chamber in the Colt 45 is kept empty for safety reasons so competitors have to change guns midway through. Full Story >