Amanda Yoo accepts her awards in the Gymstart events at the annual Terrace Peaks Invitational

Sports Year in Review: Part One

It’s that time of year again — the first installment of our sports year in review

It’s that time of year again—the first installment of our sports year in review. Here are just some of the moments that caught our attention over the first six months of 2012.

December 2011

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In its first year operating as a community co-op, Shames Mountain opens with the biggest snowpack in over 20 years.


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Tiana Devost, 12, a student at Ecole Jack Cook, takes first place in the Tri-City Mountain Challenge, a community short essay competition that asked students to submit essays on what made Shames Mountain important to them, their families and the surrounding region.

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The Caledonia Kermodes took the top spot in a tournament at David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver, Jan 25 – 27.

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Accepting the first place title in the A event at the 57th annual legion bonspeil, Jan. 27-29, and the Ken Austin memorial trophy, was Warren Copeland as skip, Shane Dejong as third, Dave Reniero as second and Cam Metzger as the lead.


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For the first time ever, the Terrace River Kings sweep the Kitimat Ice Demons in round one of the CIHL playoffs, but lose to the Smithers Steelheads in round two.

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The Terrace Skating Club celebrates its 40th anniversary with a twisted production of Alice and Wonderland on Ice – the biggest show the club has put on in five years.

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As the club nears its half-century mark, members of the Terrace Peaks gymnastics club announce funding woes – cutbacks have forced them to a “bare bones” budget.

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Terrace’s Haydn Evans helped bring B.C. to the top spot at the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens international rugby tournament in Las Vegas Feb. 9-12.


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The Kermode Tuck, the first ski race of its kind on Shames Mountain since the mid-nineties, was held March 3.  Eleven skiers from as far as Revelstoke and Alaska came to take part in the event.

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The Terrace Female Bantam Rep team takes silver at tier one provincials in Victoria, after losing to Prince George in the gold medal match, 4-1.

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The Terrace atom select hockey team ends its season with a win at the Richmond Minor Hockey Atom Spring Classic, March 19 -22. Playing at a tier higher than normal, the team took a tie and two wins to take the top spot in the tier two division.

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It was a tough three-game series in the battle for the men’s recreational hockey playoff win, and it was the team Sorochan Wood and Metal who triumphed over  team Rona in the end, March 30.


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Terrace’s Jared Stephens, who plays soccer for the Vancouver Island University Mariner’s men’s soccer team, is showered with post-season awards, including the Pacific Western Athletic Association athlete of the year.

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Two Terrace ringette players, Aimee Qualizza and Rylee English, took to the ice in Burnaby at the U19 Ringette Canadian Nationals with the Northern Lights regional team.

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A total of 40 adults and 65 juniors took part in the annual Terrace Badminton Club’s year end tournament.

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Tanner Braid, Colin Bell, Jack Lafroth and Keaton Gordon all participated in the U16 BC Cup in West Kelowna, a jamboree-style tournament which hosted 160 bantam-age hockey players from across B.C.

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Ten Terrace residents travelled south to participate in the Vancouver Sun Run, a 10 km race considered to be the largest of its kind in Canada.


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Two Terrace locals have been invited to the U17 Cup in Salmon Arm, May 9th. Austin Turner and Kenneth Nordstrom are both preparing to join 120 of the province’s best under seventeen hockey players, in a bid to make the shortlist that would eventually send them to the World Hockey Challenge.

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The Caledonia Bears boys rugby team is bound for its first provincial championship after defeating Smithers in a hard-fought zone game with a close final score.

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The Terrace Spirit Bears Special Olympics soccer team earned second place in a regional qualifier tournament in Mission on May 19 and 20 — it was  their first tournament in seven years and they played with mostly rookie players.

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The Terrace Northmen rugby club sets a 10-year record on May long weekend, for the first time the team won a game outside northwestern B.C. at  Edmonton’s Rugby Fest.


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Skeena Secondary student and 13-year-old basketball player Marek Ormerod is one of two northwestern B.C. players to be offered a spot on the provincial U14 basketball team.

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A record number of participants came out for the 6th annual Tour de Jackpine bike race this year, with 38  competitors biking the loop on a blustery Sunday.

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THE BANTAM/MIDGET  softball team called The Rednecks placed first in Terrace Minor Softball Association house league play this year.

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Almost 400 people participated in the fourth annual SalmonRun, held at the Kitsumkalum ball field on June 24.

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