Monday, August 08, 2005

Weekend wrapup

A lot happened over the weekend, so let's start the wrapup:

- Dave Hutton's Saskatoon Jr. Diamondbacks made it to the final of the National Championships only to lose to a team they had beaten the day before. It must have been disappointing for the guys, but they posted an 9-2 record through the tournament, proving that they had an outstanding tournament. Interestingly, the two losses came at the hands of the eventually champs, the Scarborough Wolves. The Wolves are also the defending champions; the Diamondbacks would've liked the championship, but they came damn close and that's something to be proud of.

- Saskatoon's Kelsey Hendry, a former Huskie, competed in the pole vault at the World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki on Sunday, but was unable to get by the qualifying round. Nevertheless, it was a great accomplishment for her to be there. She is just at the beginning of a fantastic international career: look for her in Beijing 2008.

- Wayne Gretzky, coach? That's right, hockey's greatest player took the helm of the Coyotes. He did a fantastic job with Canada's Olympic program and he hopes to do the same in Phoenix. My only complaint is that Rick Tocchet will be one of his assistant coaches; that guy took out many a knee as a player and I'll never forget his dirty play. He's right up there with Brian Marchment or Ulf Samuelsson.

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