Some of the top senior menís curling teams in the province are in Gibsons this weekend for the Lower Mainland playdowns.
There will be 15 out-of-town teams for the three-day event, slated for the club Jan. 11 to 13. Expect some great games all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the finals slated for late Sunday afternoon. Some of the teams on hand have been to the national senior championships before.
Next weekend (Jan. 18 to 20) the action continues with the clubís annual menís bonspiel with a record 29 teams already signed up.
It should be a rock solid two weeks of great curling action at the Gibsons Curling Club. Spectators are always welcome.
Gray to suit up in all-star game
Two former players from the Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association are in Parksville this weekend.
Josh Gray of the Saanich Braves Junior hockey club has been selected to play in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League all-star classic this Sunday.† Gray stormed out of the gate early in the season, leading the league with 17 goals in the first 18 games, but trailed off after a shoulder injury pushed him to the sidelines for five games before Christmas.
He currently has 19 goals and 23 assists in 29 games for the second place Braves, leaving him eighth in league scoring.
He will be taking part in the skills competition and North versus South Island all-star game.
Another local, Braedon Cross, who was picked up by the Kerry Park Islanders, will be attending the event as well, playing in the top prospects game for first-year players.† Since joining the Islanders, Braedon has added some firepower, chipping in eight goals and nine helpers in his 22 games.