Spokane Teams Shine In Youth Hockey Tourney
Spokane teams claimed a first, second and two thirds at the aptly named Deep Freeze Youth Hockey Tournament last weekend at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.
The Spokane Bantam A team won its division for 13-15-year-olds, going 5-0 and outscoring its opponents by a combined 33-5. Brad Baker, Jay Oien and Jim Ewers are the coaches.
Spokane’s Midget A team placed second and the Bantam B and Midget B teams were third.
The event drew teams from San Diego; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Springbank and Westwood, Alberta; Littleton, Colo.; Yakima; Tri-Cities; and Wenatchee.
Tim Heeter of Spokane (Mead), a sophomore at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, was selected to the Midwest Conference All-Academic men’s soccer team. The Rams suffered through a 1-14 season.
Geeet ready to ruuummmble! … or some such cliche.
USA Motor Spectacular will roar into the Spokane Arena on Jan. 17-19 for a monster truck show that will feature the likes of Bigfoot, Snakebite, the Dragon Slayer, Misbehavin’ and Bulldozer.
Also on the program are a demolition derby, motorcycle motocross race, rollover contest and an appearance by Doug Domokos, the “Wheelie King.”
Tickets - $16 and $13 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under - are available through G&B; Select-A-Seat outlets and the Arena box office. Coupons for $2 off adult admission are available at NAPA Auto Parts stores. Group rates also are available by calling (509) 324-0711.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 19. Gates open an hour early for photo and autograph opportunities.
Racers from throughout the West are expected for the third annual Snow Boss SnoCross next Saturday and Sunday at Haugan, Mont., at Exit 16 on Interstate 90 midway between Spokane and Missoula.
Last year’s event drew 72 racers from seven states.
The Montana Nightriders Snowmobile Club track is seven-tenths of a mile with seven corners, three major jumps and many moguls to challenge the riders. Competition will be held in 440cc, 600cc and 800cc classes in pro, semipro and sport divisions. There will also be women, veteran and junior divisions.
Registration will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Lincoln’s 10,000 Silver $ and Saturday from 8-9 a.m. at the track. Entry fees are $80 in pro, $50 semipro and $25 sport. There will be $1,500 in added purse. Racing begins at 10 a.m. both days. Spectators are welcome.
Info: Gene Warren, (406), 678-4315; Bryan Teeters, (406) 678-4314; Lincoln’s 10,000 Silver $, (406) 678-4242.
Washington State coach Cindy Fredrick will headline a coaches and players clinic Friday and Saturday put on by the Spokane Splash Volleyball Club.
Coaches who work with programs for players 12U-14U will attend Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Whitworth Presbyterian Church, 212 W. Hawthorne Road. Those who work with players 16U-18U will attend from 7-9 at the same site. Trainers and officials also are welcome. Fredrick will be aided by her staff and players.
Players ages 10-16 will meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in Whitworth College’s Graves Gym. Both boys and girls are welcome, but must be USAV members. Cost is $30 for coaches, $25 for athletes before Wednesday. After that, or at the door, add $5.
Info: Patty Murphy, (509) 466-8571.
Gonzaga University is recruiting youngsters in grades K-8 for its Little Zags booster club.
Cost is $8 a year. Membership provides free admission to all men’s and women’s home games. Members also will receive a T-shirt and club newsletter.
Info: GU athletic department, 502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99258-0066.