A sports-packed weekend

By ANDREA ARNOLD


McBride Oldtimers and the Valemount Old Puckers played hard and were evenly matched in the final game of the hockey tournament. The teams tied with a final score of 5-5 and had to rely on shootout scores to decide McBride won the battle. /ANDREA ARNOLD
Tyler Niemi goes up for a rebound in the game against Northside Christian School. /ANDREA ARNOLD

This past weekend was filled with places to go and things to see around McBride. The annual ladies’ bonspiel, along with tournaments hosted by both the Oldtimers Hockey club and the McBride Mustangs had people hopping from one venue to another to support their favorite teams.

In curling, Pool “B” was won by team Gredling from McBride. “A” and “C” were taken by teams Graffunder and Sauer from Clearwater.

On the bigger ice surface next door, the McBride Oldtimers won first in Pool “Marsh” narrowly edging out Mackenzie. In Pool “Downing” the Rivers Edge team dominated.

Valemount Mayor Owen Torgerson and McBride Mayor Eugene Runtz had a friendly bet on the Valemount and McBride adult hockey game in McBride last weekend. When the teams tied, the mayors decided to both donate $100 to Live Different, a program that takes high schoolers to Mexico to build a house for those in need. The next trip takes place March 16-28. /SUBMITTED

Across town, the Sr. Boys Basketball Colin Axelson Memorial Tournament hosted six teams. The McBride Mustangs put on a good show, with a final standing of third place.

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