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Year of rats, robbery, pipes and Palmer The Tall Ships dream sank, a Paralympian was in court and Cummins stepped down

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! Developers Onni pulled the plug on their plans to build highrises in Steveston amid stiff opposition from the local community. ! A murder-suicide is suspected after a middle-aged Richmond couple is found dead in a local hotel room. Staff at the Hampton Inn on Bridgeport Road, concerned about the wellbeing of the couple, called the police after the pair failed to check out. ! Much-loved Richmond educator and McNair secondary vice-principal Lorne Bodin, 50, lost his battle with stomach cancer. ! The City of Richmond pulled out of the Tall Ships 2011 Festival due to fears over lack of tall ships and corporate sponsorship. In the summer, it successfully hosted, instead, a smaller Ships to Shore Festival. ! A cruel thief pretended to be an electrician to dupe his way into a blind man’s home and steal his precious collection of martial arts knives.

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! B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott swept through Richmond during his unsuccessful campaign to lead the party.

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! Winterfest 2011 took place at the oval, stirring memories of the 2010 Games. Olympic athletes, including Richmond’s own Alexa Loo and Vanoc CEO John Furlong, attended the event.

on this day December 28 1972 — Kim Il-sung, already Prime Minister of North Korea, became the first President of North Korea.

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Budget cuts were blamed for rat problems at James Whiteside Elementary School (above). Principal Jane McFayden surveys a recently sealed crawl-space grate under the school where the rats were getting in. Below, left, blind man Johnny Tai was robbed of a precious knife collection after a crook snuck into his basement apartment. Below, right, one of the open house meetings for the controversial plan to barge aviation fuel up the south arm of the Fraser River and then pipe it under Richmond to YVR.

! Disgraced Paralympic curler Jim Armstrong was fined $30,000 for his part in a counterfeit Viagra smuggling operation over the U.S. border. His son, Greg, didn’t get off so lightly, copping a one year jail term. ! A small 2.9 magnitude earthquake was felt in some parts of Richmond, with the epicenter gauged at 38 kilometres southwest of the city and 19 kilometres underground. ! The Richmond News published an entire edition dedicated to the arts community in the city. ! Richmond School Board was surprised to find a $4 million surplus in its budget.

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! Budget cuts were blamed for a rat problem at James Whiteside elementary. A cut to janitorial services was one of the reasons put forward for the rodents causing issues at the school. ! Veteran MP John Cummins finally admitted to the worst kept secret in B.C. politics: he’s stepping down from his Ottawa job. Cummins is now leader of the B.C. Conservatives. ! A massage parlour called the Water Club was shut down for 60 days after continually flouting the city’s bylaws regarding body-rub studios. Naked employees and customers were caught in compromising positions by inspectors. ! Palmer secondary’s Griffins basketball won the provincial championship with a 71-63 win over see Wong page 4

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Wong: Buried rivals; wooden Remy reduced to ashes riding for the Tories.

Continued from page 3 Vancouver College’s Fighting Irish.

! A massive fire reduced the Remy development construction site to a smouldering ruin. The project’s all-wooden design — a first for its size in B.C. — was not thought to be to blame for the speed and extent of the blaze.

! The federal election campaign kicked off in Richmond with a spat between rivals Joe Peschisolido and Alice Wong over signage. Wong reported her rival to the city for illegally putting up his signs on city land.

! Soccer mom Debbie Judd — accused of defrauding Richmond Youth Soccer of around $200,000 — finally made an appearance in court, eight years after the offences took place.

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! The Richmond News pulled the leg of its readers to kick the month off, reporting that a new French Canadian political party had launched in the city, demanding more French language on road signs on No. 3 Road. ! The City of Richmond demanded that a consortium of airlines — which wants to pump jet fuel via pipeline through the city to YVR — divert the pipeline route up Highway 99.

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!After being surveyed by the city if they want to spend tax dollars to keep one of the Biennale public art installations, a whopping 75 per cent of Richmondites who took part rejected the notion.

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! The Conservative Party’s Alice Wong buried her rivals to record a landslide victory in the federal election and retain her seat in Parliament. Newcomer Kerry-Lynne Findlay also enjoys a facile success in the Delta-Richmond East Effective

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! Richmond joined in with the rest of the province as Canuck Stanley Cup Final fever swept through B.C. Everywhere you went, the famous blue and green colours appeared in all kinds of forms.

! Protest group VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond) is launched in the backyard of local activist Carol Day. The organization is dedicated in halting the creation of a jet fuel off-loading terminal on the south arm of the Fraser River and a fuel pipeline through the city to YVR.

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After the presents and Boxing Day shopping were done with for another year, avian enthusiasts quickly turned their attention to some good-old-fashioned bird counting on Tuesday. About 90 volunteers — made up of birding club amateurs, biologists and professional consultants — formed 12 teams to count all the different species in the 111th annual Ladner Christmas Bird Count (LCBC) that includes south Richmond (south of Steveston Highway, roughly Garry Point to No. 2 Rd.), Delta and Point Roberts. “The Christmas Bird Count is basically a one-day survey of birds in a 15-kilometre diameter circle,” said co-ordinator Jude Grass, who has been involved with the event for more than 30 years. “It’s to give us an idea of how they’re doing every year. You get a snapshot of what’s here — less of this bird, more of that bird.” Providing data for the wildlife society

Audubon, counts happen all over North America in the winter when the winged animals fly south from the Arctic in search of warmer climates. Last year, the LCBC, with its sizable farmland areas and watery habitats, beat out all the other participating cities in the Lower Mainland and Canada (including the count in Vancouver that covers the other parts of Richmond) with 144 species sighted. The LCBC also holds the national record of 152 species during a count held about a decade ago. With the mild winter this year, Grass was hopeful to reach a similar number. At press time, teams were still out in the field with binoculars and telescopes in hand working until 4:30 p.m. when everyone meets at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta to tally all the results. “The weather’s been good. I’ve been out and it’s not been too bad, spitting a little,” she said in the morning. “I’ve managed to get 22 species on a two-kilometre stretch of road.” see Count page 6

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Two pedestrians were struck — one fatally — after two separate incidents within 10 minutes of each other in the run up to Christmas. The first accident happened about 5:08 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 on No. 2 Road, just south of the Steveston Highway intersection. An elderly Asian man was struck by a northbound vehicle after apparently trying to cross the road away from a crosswalk. The man was wearing dark clothing and, after speaking with witnesses,

police believe speed wasn’t a factor. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, however he succumbed to his injuries in the early morning of Friday. Less than 10 minutes after the No. 2 Road accident, the RCMP was called to a second pedestrian collision near Lansdowne Road and Kwantlen Street. A vehicle, which was westbound on Lansdowne, struck an Asian male who was walking diagonally across the street and not in a crosswalk. The pedestrian — who was also wearing dark clothing — was struck by the vehicle, suffering a minor

head injury and a fractured leg. He is expected to make a full recovery. As with the earlier collision, speed does not appear to be a factor. This brings the total number of pedestrians hit by cars in the last month up to four. Three were fatal. Richmond RCMP’s traffic services unit has been focusing upon pedestrian safety in recent weeks in an effort to reduce incidents such as these. And police are again reminding pedestrians to use marked crosswalks and be wary of the fact that in the evening hours they can be difficult to see by the motoring public.

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Pray for peace and its keepers The Editor, I had a wonderful Christmas with my family. The day started early and ended with a great traditional Christmas dinner. One of the things that we enjoy is following Santa as he travels around the world on “Norad Tracks Santa.” One sees images of Santa against a backdrop of peaceful cities around the world. Soldiers, sailors and air force from Canada and America give a short talk on the city being visited. That made me think of the people who stand on duty protecting our peace. This last October we lost a brave air force sergeant who gave his life rescuing Canadians in our north. Most people are not aware that every Canadian embassy is guarded by Canadian military police, and Canadian search and rescue technicians are on duty 24 hours a day should we need help. On both coasts, a ready duty ship is standing by to be dispatched to our aid. In fact, 365 days a year, Canadian sailors and air force patrol the seas of the world protecting the right of free travel. While we sleep, our air space and seas are monitored and guarded by dedicated men and women. Our combat role in Afghanistan may be over, but we still have troops there in harms way. I bet you did not know that we still have troops in Bosnia and on dozens of UN missions around the world. They are doing what Canadians do best — protecting the peace. As we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace and enjoy a holiday in the safest place on Earth, it is comforting to know that the men and women of the Canadian Forces are ready to protect our peace and are bringing peace to other parts of the world. I pray that 2012 will be a peaceful year, and that it will be free of tragedy and disaster and I pray for the safety and security of the men and women who protect us. Scott Stewart Richmond

Ferries, province sail into rough waters The problems and challenges facing BC Ferries go much deeper than figuring out why some of its fleet keeps slamming into docks at high speed. The recent crash of the Coastal Inspiration into the Duke Point ferry berth has refocused attention on safety issues, but the most vexing problems are more about finances. The costs associated with running the ferry system keep increasing but the number of people using it keeps going down. Something has to give here. BC Ferries keeps raising fares, but admits it’s gone about as far as it can go with that option. At some point, high fares discourage casual travellers from using the service, and the company may have already reached that point. The company is embarking on a cost-cutting exercise, but the lion’s share of its expenses is out of its control. For example, fuel costs have gone from $50 million a year in 2003 to about $120 million this year. An extra $1 million a year in additional operating costs is courtesy of Transport Canada’s staffing rules on vessels. Labour costs have gone from just under $200 million in 2003 to about $266 million this year. And interest and amortization costs (largely resulting from building

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badly needed new vessels and upgrading terminals) have skyrocketed, going from $68 million eight years ago to almost $200 million this year. You can talk all you want about cutting executive pay levels at the company, but that’s not going to make even a dent in those expenses. All told, costs have gone up about $300 million in the last eight years. Another problem that isn’t going away is the delicate issue of just what kind of services BC Ferries should provide. Only its major routes linking Tsawwassen to Victoria and Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo turn a profit while the other runs lose money to various degrees. BC Ferries is contractually obligated (with the B.C. government) to provide a certain number of sailings on various routes. But the situation on some of them has become ridiculous. For example, on the lightly used Route 26 in the Queen Charlottes, the local ferry made 259 trips last year in which there were absolutely no passengers on board at all.

Meanwhile, the ferry carried a crew of four and, of course, consumed expensive fuel. All told, the minor routes lost more than $67 million last year, an increase of more than $3 million the year before. This raises some fundamental questions. For example, does there really need to be 16 trips a day between Nanaimo and Gabriola Island? Does there need to be almost 30 trips a day from Salt Spring Island to various locations? For that matter, does Salt Spring Island really need three ferry terminals? Now, the very idea of chopping even one money-losing sailing on these routes does, of course, elicit howls of rage from those who live on those islands. But either BC Ferries has to reduce service on those money-losing routes, or the provincial government must increase its annual subsidy to the company. Provincial taxpayers from around the province give the company more than $170 million a year to operate, but clearly it’s not enough to make ends meet. It’s a tough spot for the company — and the government — to be in, but as I say, something has to give here. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.


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Letters Take a 2nd look at oval Church praises awareness subsidized by the tax payers to the tune of $3 million plus additional funds from the 2010 Games Operating Trust Fund. This has come true. I agree the Olympic Games were excellent for Richmond locally and internationally. However, we have to find ways to deal with the rising costs which taxpayers have to contribute annually. We are all aware seniors are the fastest growing population and have limited income, and we are also losing our young people

Play the game, pay the fare The Editor, At last, we have some idea of the cost to Richmond citizens of the “Big Oweval”! It surely is nice to know that our ever generous civic government can toss three million bucks to operate this joint, on top of the $2.5 million from the “Legacy Fund!” (so called). Lets see now, the management proudly boasts of a membership of 4,000. Well, whoopee! When you do the math, 4,000 “members” receive a subsidy of $5.5 million! That, in my calculations, works out to $1,375 per body, which is kind of over the top in any ones language. To put this in perspective, our ever generous council is driving the small civic clubs into the ground with their demands for 300 per cent rent increases. Meanwhile, they are comfortable providing a subsidy of $1,375 per head for “Big Oweval big wig!” Something is dead wrong here. If they want the small clubs to pay their own way, why are the Oweval types not being asked to make up the difference? After all, it’s only $1,375 a head, — if they want to play the game, its time to pay the fare! Better yet, give the same $1,375 per head to the clubs in the activity centre. If this isn’t affordable (of course), remove the subsidy from the Oweval and let ‘em sink or swim on the miserly $2.5 million doled out from the Olympic Legacy Fund. It’s time for the chickens to come home to roost on this boondogle, and for those responsible for this mess to be held to account for their stupidity. Terrance Murphy Richmond

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The Editor, Re: “Former cop becomes child advocate,” News, Dec. 21. Thanks for running such a good article about Brian McConaghy and Ratanak! In 2010, the Richmond Presbyterian Church raised over $14,000 to support a home in Cambodia for young girls rescued from sex slavery. We also made 18 mini-quilts, each with the name of a girl for whom we were praying.

Then this fall, a team of eight riders from the church joined Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling fundraiser supporting people who are displaced, vulnerable and exploited, and raised $2,400 for Ratanak. This ministry in Cambodia is near to the hearts of folks at Richmond Presbyterian Church. Thanks again for telling even more people in our community about Brian and Ratanak. Judy McIntosh Richmond

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The Editor, During my tenure on city council (2005-2008), city staff presented the operating budget for the Richmond Oval which required tax payers to contribute $1 million to the operating budget for the Richmond Oval. At the time, I commented that there was no way $1 million is going to be adequate when we give approximately $1 million to the Gateway Theatre. I projected by 2011 (staff should recall this comment) the Richmond Oval would have to be


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Taka Kuwata presents a Aloe Vera Raspberry Mojito. He recommends it as a festive New Year’s Eve drink.

As our New Year’s gift to our readers, we offer up a cocktail drink that looks cheery and might very well impress your guests. We asked Taka Kuwata, food and beverage manager and mixologist at the Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel’s American Grille Restaurant, for an easy festive drink recipe for one of his signature cocktails. Kuwata kindly obliged. He told the News that his Aloe Vera Raspberry Mojito is a new and rather unique twist on the famous Cuban drink. Enjoy and Happy New Year from all of us at the News. Aloe Vera Raspberry Mojito Ingredients: 125 ml (1/2 cup) of fresh or frozen raspberries 125 ml (1/2 cup) of Aloe Vera juice (available at most grocery stores) 42 grams (1.5oz) premium vodka 2 bundles of fresh mint leaves Splash of Sprite Topped off with soda water Method: All muddled into a Boston shaker then shaken and poured over ice, garnish with fresh raspberries and mint. Recipe serves four.

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Tasty tiger prawns make for elegant finger food You want to ring in the New Year with your most delicious dishes ever, however, the thought of slaving over a hot oven for hours holds little appeal to most of us. We asked Froilan Alejo, executive chef at Country Meadow Golf Course, for an appetizer that doesn’t take a lot of prep time or cooking time either, and he offered up his signature lemon garlic prawns. “These tasty tiger prawns are made with garlic and lemon, sprinkled with

Parmesan and broiled under salamander or oven for a favourite finger food that’s elegant enough for cocktail parties but simple enough for late-night snacks,” said Alejo. Lemon Garlic Prawns Ingredients: 6 pieces tiger prawns 3 minced garlic cloves 1 lemon, juiced 30 ml (1 oz) white wine 15 ml (½ oz) olive oil 60 ml (2 oz) heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste

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Fantasy Gardens Exhibition Stuart McCall and Neil Wedman Opening Reception: 7 — 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 This collaborative exhibition by McCall and Wedman, is comprised of two

separate bodies of work – one of drawings (Wedman) and the other, photographs (McCall). The artworks were made years apart but are linked by an indelible local history in the subject of Bill Vander Zalm’s, Fantasy Gardens. Neil Wedman, attended the proceedings of the Vander Zalm trial and made numerous pencil portraits of witnesses as they testified. Years later, McCall recorded the gardens through photography just prior to demolition by its new land developer owners. McCall and Wedman have been exhibiting their work for more than 25 years each and have collaborated for over a decade, each working in their own specialty. Richmond Art Gallery

Resolutions: Say no to negativity For all the promise of joy, peace and harmony that comes with the holiday season, the reality for millions of people is that the season is anything but a celebration. For many, it’s a reminder of lost loved ones, personal disappointments and dreams left unfulfilled. But for life coach Teri Johnson, whose personal journey through an imperfect life now inspires others to reach for the lives they’ve always wanted, the negative “nevers” of the disappointing hand life may have dealt you is where the healing starts. By confronting a never-ending and unproductive cycle of negativity, the elusive joy of the holiday season can be found not just now but every day of the year, says Johnson, author of the newly released book, Overcoming the Nevers. “You never thought you’d get divorced, but you did. You never dreamed you would find yourself in an abusive relationship, but you are. You never thought you would need to lose 200 pounds, but you do. And you never thought you’d be 45 years old without a job, losing your home and drowning in debt, but you are,” says Johnson. “We start to believe lies about ourselves, such as “I’m not good enough” or “I’m undeserving.” We escape our pain and these toxic feelings into unhealthy behaviours and addictions. There is freedom from the struggle; there is hope in discovering the truth; there is a way to fall in love with who we are to experience a joy-filled season, and more importantly a joy-filled life.” Johnson’s tools for overcoming the “nevers” that drag many down during the holiday season are: • Acceptance: Do you have the strength to make the changes necessary to turn a situation around through an attitude of acceptance? Or will you remain powerless, remain in the state of non-acceptance and let everything around you dictate how you feel? The journey starts with accepting that you can’t change others, but you do have power over your own life. • Surrender: What we surrender ourselves to ultimately becomes our god, what we turn to or upon which we rely. The question then is: What are we surrendered to? Is it something firm, solid and long-lasting or something that hurts us in the end? • Joyfulness: Hold tight to your unique gifts and talents to enrich your own life and impact the lives of those around you. Build on what you’re good at, what makes you special and what makes you feel good about yourself. • Discovery: Confronting the truth about who we are deep inside helps us overcome our painful past and discover the basis for those “nevers.” • Faith: Until we accept love for ourselves from others and towards others, the healing will not begin. Embracing love is an ongoing process that starts with learning to like yourself and with a willingness to accept your imperfections.

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Jan. 28 - 29

Chinese Cultural Performance Weekend This special event will invite renowned dance groups in town to perform at Aberdeen Centre. The groups include Vancouver Academy of Dance, BC Chinese Music Association, and Colors of Dance Academy. It starts at 1:30 p.m. Aberdeen Centre 4151 Hazelbridge Way tel: 604.270.1234 wwwaberdeencentre.com


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Sports

Blues off to fast start at Midget International tourney A1 squad opens with 8-2 win over North Shore Winter Club, looking to end 15-year drought for host association

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Richmond Blues celebrate one of their goals in Tuesday’s 8-2 win over the North Shore Winter Club. since 1996. Over half the roster is back from last year’s squad which reached the semi-finals. The Blues currently sit with a solid 6-3-1 record in the league play and recently captured a tournament in Arizona.

In other AAA Division action, a hat trick from Trevor Okino powered the Seafair Islanders to a 5-2 upset victory over the Abbotsford Hawks. The Islanders entered the tournament sporting a 3-6-1 record in tier two league

play while Abbotsford was 5-3-2 in tier one. Bryan Mancini had the other Seafair goals, while Matthew Boroditsky and Ryan Kidd each had two assists. Meanwhile, it wasn’t a great

start for one of last year’s finalists. The Richmond A2 Blues surrendered four second period goals and never could recover in a 7-2 loss to the Semiahmoo Ravens. They looked to bounced back yesterday with an afternoon date with the Portland Junior Winterhawks. This year’s tournament features 58 teams in total doing battling in three different divisions — Major, AAA and AA/B. Quarter and semi final games are scheduled for Friday while all three championship games will take place at Minoru Arena on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. (AA/B) and continuing at 11:15 a.m. (AAA) and 2 p.m. (Major). Icing... One of the tournament’s added features is a B.C. Hockey League game on Thursday night (7 p.m.) at Minoru Arena between the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Surrey Eagles. The teams currently sit first and second respectably in the BCHL’s Coastal Division with the Capitals holding a three-point lead. The Capitals line-up includes former Richmond Sockeye Troy Paterson who is in his second full season with the club. 12284557

The host team got off to an impressive start on Boxing Day at the 31st Annual Richmond International Midget Tournament. Tony Yang and Mark Pearlman each had a goal and three assists to lead the Richmond Blues to an 8-2 victory over the North Shore Winter Club at Minoru Arena in a round-robin battle of Pacific Coast tier one teams. Jordan Cornier added two goals and one helper as the hosts were in control from the outset, opening up a 3-0 lead after one period and taking a commanding 6-1 advantage into the third. Shawn Hanley and Alex Whitwham had the other Richmond goals, while Chris Clute got the win in net. The Blues were scheduled to meet the Westside Warriors last night and will continue roundrobin action today at 5:30 p.m. against the Alaska U18AA Wolves at Minoru Arena. They conclude play on Thursday (5 p.m.) against the Santa Clara Blackhawks at Richmond Ice Centre’s Forum rink. The locals should be a serious threat to be the first Richmond Minor team to win a division title

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WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.


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Richmond Sockeyes Dylan Smith battles with Delta Ice Hawks Cody Fidgett during the Dec. 15 match-up at Minoru Arena between the top two teams in the PIJHL.

The Richmond Sockeyes at Minoru Arena. Seafair will make a brief return product Jeremy Hamaguchi from their Christmas break continued to do his part to tomorrow night when they pick up the scoring slack travel to Mission to face the left behind by injured Icebreakers. forwards Justin Rai, Rudi The defending Pacific Thorsteinson and Kyzen International Loo, bagging a Junior Hockey pair of goals. He League chamnow sits third in pions own a league scoring sparkling 24-4-0 with 41 points, record and are including 19 expected to make goals. Richmond short work of a Minor alumni Mission team Troy Kaczynski that has won just Jeremy Hamaguchi added a goal and three times in 25 an assist. Connor games. The Sockeyes will Wilson rounded out the be looking to increase their scoring. six point lead over the Delta Jonah Imoo turned aside Ice Hawks atop the Tom 17 shots to improve to 15-2 Shaw Conference. on the season and lower his Richmond rebounded goals against average to a from a 3-2 loss to Delta league best 1.22. to defeat the Grandview In Ladner two nights earSteelers 4-1 last Thursday lier, the Ice Hawks managed to defeated the Sockeyes for the first time in five games. Cody Fidgett’s second


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