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Martial artists make the grade at nationals TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
Cranbrook martial artists fought their way to spots on the Canadian team at a national tournament in Ottawa over the weekend. The Rocky Mountain Academy of Martial Arts sent five students to the nation’s capital, while the Dragon School of Korean Martial Arts was represented by Curtis Pocha. Logan Robertson, Tage Leiman, Cole McNolty Tyson Hirscher and Dave Buckley all represented RMAMA at the event and all made the national squad in their respective age and weight categories in continuous sparring. Roberston earned a silver medal, while Leiman, McNaulty and Tyson Hirscher captured bronze honours, while Buckley battled his way to a fourth place finish, and a spot as an alternate on the national team. Joel Huncar, owner of RMAMA who led his five athletes to nationals, said Hirscher’s showing over his two rounds was particularly exciting. “Tyson, he came out
a little soft, he was holding back and so he lost in the first round,” Huncar said. “…because Tyson held back in the first round, he came in last, because he got taken out right away. So the second heat, he said, ‘Well, I’m not holding back now,’ and I gave him a pep talk. “He went back in and beat everybody.” Leiman also had an exciting finish, requiring extra rounds after a three-way tie for first place with two other opponents, added Huncar. Huncar said the tournament, which featured 100 clubs from across the country, was a great experience not just for his students, but for himself as well. “You know what I love about this, is it gives kids a goal to reach for and to train for—not just kids, because we have adults compete as well—but it gives people something to train for and set goals for,” Huncar said. “You learn a lot as you go. The whole place was so respectful, everyone was shaking hands with opposing
Martial artists in Cranbrook attended a national tournament sanctioned by the World Karate and Kickboxing Council, earning some impressive results at the end of the three-day event. Pictured above: Tyson Hirscher, Dave Buckley, Cole McNolty, Joel Huncar, Tage Leiman, Logan Robertson and a fellow fighter representing a club out of Fernie. coaches and fighters who just finished beating the crap out of each other compared notes and talked afterwards.” Huncar personally thanks the following businesses for supporting RMAMA’s trip to Ottawa: Mission Hills Golf Course, Al Hubli
Construction, Chris Nault, Stahl Electric, Pro Western Mechanical, Spring Honda, Sandor Rentals, Cottage Restaurant, Pepsi, Dakota Freight, The Vanity Room, Leiman Homes, Hardy Construction, Mike Honeyman and Arctic Arrow.
Mooseheads pound Knights 8-2 JOSHUA CLIPPERTON Canadian Press
SASKATOON - Martin Frk had a hat trick and an assist and Darcy Ashley also scored twice and had an assist of his own Tuesday as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the London Knights 9-2 in the final round-robin game for both teams at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. Stefan Fournier added a goal and an assist, while Brent Andrews, Ryan Falkenham and Luca Ciampini also scored for Halifax (2-1), which booked a spot in at least Friday’s semifinal with a clinical offensive performance. Zachary Fucale made 26 saves for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions, who led 5-0 after the first period and 8-2 after the second before taking their foot off the gas in the third. Top
prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin each added three assists. The focus of the tournament now turns to Wednesday’s final round-robin game between the Western Hockey League champion Portland Winterhawks (1-1) and the host Saskatoon Blades (1-1). A victory for Portland puts the Mooseheads directly into Sunday’s championship game, while a Saskatoon win means the Blades will go right to the final, with Halifax having to settle for a spot in the semifinal. Seth Griffith and Matt Rupert had the goals for the Knights (12), who will take on the loser of Saskatoon-Portland in Thursday’s tiebreaker. The winner of that one moves on to the semi. Jake Patterson, who
was making his first start of the tournament, stopped 6 of 11 shots for London in a disastrous first period before being replaced by Anthony Stolarz at the start of second. Stolarz was pulled after giving up five goals on 31 shots in the Ontario Hockey League champions’ 6-3 loss to Portland on Monday. He finished
with 22 saves on Tuesday. Notes: The best that Portland can finish is to qualify for the semifinal with a win over Saskatoon on Wednesday. ... Hockey legend and local product Gordie Howe received a standing ovation from the crowd of 9,237 before dropping the puck for the ceremonial faceoff.
Memorial Cup round-robin results Portland Winterhawks
*Portland and Saskatoon face each other in an all-WHL matchup for the final round robin game on Wednesday.
City of Kimberley Request for Proposal: Kimberley Mark Creek Pedestrian Bridges Design & Build The City of Kimberley Request for Proposal to obtain and to perform work to complete the design and construction of three heavy timber pedestrian bridges across the newly revitalized Mark Creek Flume in Kimberley, BC. Price remuneration in accordance with the Contract Document. Tender Documents can be obtained from: 1. www.city.kimberley.bc.ca under “ What’s New” 2. www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca under “City of Kimberley” Responses will be received by the Project Coordinator City of Kimberley, 340 Spokane Street, Kimberley BC, V1A 2E8 NO LATER than 4:00 pm local time, Friday May 31, 2013. Due to the nature of this project attendance at the contractor’s site tour is absolutely mandatory for the proponent who wishes to submit a proposal. Date and location of the mandatory site tour is to be Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. local time at Leadenhall Street and St. Mary’s Avenue, Kimberley B.C. The City of Kimberley reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to accept the proposal deemed most favorable to the interests of the City of Kimberley. For inquiries, please contact Don Schacher, Project Coordinator City of Kimberley 250 - 427-9661.
May 22, 2013 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin