Skater wins gold

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
February 28, 2014 01:00 AM

Former Sunshine Coast Skating Club member Beres Clements won a gold medal at last weekend's BC Winter Games in Mission.

Beres, from Gibsons, who is now skating in the Lower Mainland with the Connaught Skating Club, won the men's juvenile title.

More than 1,800 participants including athletes, coaches and officials took part in three-days of sports at the event.

University sports

The men's university hockey season continues for Madeira Park's Joe Antilla.

Despite not registering a point in any of the three games, Antilla and the UBC Thunderbirds won their three-game quarterfinal series in Saskatoon over the Saskatchewan Huskies.

UBC won game one 5-0 Friday night, lost 5-2 Saturday night and won 6-4 Sunday afternoon.

The Thunderbirds advance to their first Canada West semifinal series since the 2008/09 season starting this weekend in Edmonton against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

In volleyball Roberts Creek's Stuart Richey and Gibsons' Michelle Jakszuk saw both of their seasons end.

Richey, who plays for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack, claimed the bronze medal in the Canada West final four at the Langley Events Centre.

The WolfPack downed the Brandon University Bobcats 3-1 in the bronze medal game Sunday night.

Alberta won the gold medal after beating host Trinity Western and will advance to the national championship along with the host team Calgary.

Trinity Western ended the UBC Okanagan Heat's season on Saturday night in the Canada West final four.

The Spartans will head to the national championships along with Manitoba and five-time champion UBC. Jakszuk had a great first season with the Heat and was named to the all-rookie team in Canada West last week.

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