Hail to the Champions
As summer arrives in Manitoba, it’s a great time to get out to the lake and play some golf, partake of a little slo-pitch or head to Assiniboine Park to catch the cricketers.
Summer is a different time in a town that spends almost 12 months of the year curling, speedskating and playing hockey.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that here at SportsLife we aren’t still interested in hockey, speedskating and curling. Quite the contrary. When our curlers and speedskaters are being inducted to various Halls of Fame and our hockey players have world champion Ball Hockey competitors, there is still plenty of reasons to keep those winter sports at the top of our to-do lists. In fact, we live in a province loaded with national and international champions that many of our citizens have never even heard of. And in many cases, they are champions in sports not everybody knows.
In this issue of SportsLife, we’ll introduce you to Angie Cerilli, Julianna Thompson, Connor Roulette, Paul Kastes, Tyler Teasdale, Dawson Pasternak, Nate Goodbrandson, Rory Neill, Cole Plowman and Owen Weihs, who just won World Ball Hockey Championships. You’ll get to know Emily Potter who is off to the Pan Am Games with Canada’s National Basketball team, Jennifer Saunders who won her 24th national racquetball title, Marissa Naylor who won another Canadian 10-pin bowling championship, plus national bronze medal boxer Justice Harborne, world ball hockey bronze medalist Remi Laurencelle; triathlon’s ITU World Series bronze medalist Tyler Mislawchuk; and a kid named Nico DeGuzman who won six gold medals at the national karate championships.
We also feature some of Manitoba’s finest young football players – including our cover boy, Massey’s Jackson Tachinski – the Manitoba Marathon champions; some curlers headed to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and we’ll also set you up with all the inside news from the 2019
NORCECA Volleyball championships. So, sit back, relax and fire up the bar-b-que. Here’s a lot of summer reading – and it’s nothing but good news.
– SCOTT TAYLOR