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Briefs for Tuesday Feb. 12

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Ste. Anne's Walker WHL's best

BRENDEN Walker of Ste. Anne, a forward with the Saskatoon Blades, recorded nine points in four games, has been named the Western Hockey League player of the week.

Walker, 20, scored four goals and added five assists along with a plus-6 rating in four straight Saskatoon wins. The Blades, fourth in the Eastern Conference, have won eight straight games.

Walker was traded to the Blades last spring after three seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He is fourth in team scoring with 20 goals and 31 assists for 51 points in 55 games.

Cullen, Iwaasa tops in doubles

BRANDON'S Kurtis Cullen and partner Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge won the men's open doubles title on Sunday at the 39th Keystone Classic Racquetball Tournament at the University of Manitoba's Frank Kennedy Centre.

Tim Landeryou of Saskatoon won the men's pro division title by defeating Iwaasa 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 in the shortened, best-of-five final.

Kudos to Cochrane, Parker

IN the Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League, Alyssa Cochrane of the Fort Richmond Centurions and Sydney Parker of the St. Norbert Celtics have been named players of the week.

Cochrane was selected in the CTV Division A after she scored a goal and set up two more in a 4-4 tie with the Vincent Massey Trojans and picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-3 upset of the Kelvin Clippers.

Parker, chosen in the Winnipeg Free Press Division B, scored three goals and added two assists in a 7-0 win over the Lorette Scorpions. The next day, she recorded a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over the Westwood Warriors.

Goldeyes sign southpaw

A SOUTHPAW is coming north to join the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Pete Gehle, a starter from the Sioux Falls Pheasants, has been signed for the 2013 season after being acquired for future considerations.

Gehle, 25, pitched 104 2/3 innings in 18 starts with Sioux Falls last season, going 6-10 with a 5.50 ERA. Goldeyes manager Rick Forney said he expects Gehle to compete for a spot in the rotation.

Eagles' Onyshko impresses

ISABELA Onyshko of Brandon Eagles Gymnastics Club placed fifth all-around in the junior category at the Women's Elite Canada competition last weekend at Sherwood Park, Alta.

Sydney Alexander of Panthers placed fourth on the floor exercise in the novice category.

Pair of Wesmen deliver

WESMEN basketball players Megan Noonan and Andrew Cunningham have been selected the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Pizza Hotline Players of the Week.

Noonan, a first-year guard, had a great series over the weekend at home against the Alberta Pandas, scoring 27 points, including six-three pointers, in the two games.

Cunningham led the Wesmen men in a weekend sweep over the No. 7-ranked Alberta Golden Bears. In the two games, the fourth-year guard scored 23 points and had dished out 17 assists.

Booth entering running hall

MICHAEL Booth, the four-time winner of the Manitoba Marathon, and athlete builders Jeff Vince and Dreena Duhame will be inducted into the 2013 Manitoba Runners Association Hall of Fame at a banquet March 4 at the Holiday Inn South.

Booth was a four-time all-Canadian with the University of Manitoba Bisons track and cross-country teams and competed the World University championships in Italy in 2004.

Lavoie scores triple

AT the Manitoba Fencing Association's Circuit 3 tournament at the Romeo Dallaire school over the weekend, Andre Lavoie of the Rapier Club was a triple medal winner in sabre, earning gold in the under-17 division, silver in the under-20 and bronze in the senior division.

Lucas Vasas of the Cavalier Fencing Club won gold in the under-20 and senior foil events while Darryl Schustyk of the Phoenix Fencing Club took first in the senior and adult foil.

Michael Solomon of Cavalier won a pair of medals in foil with a gold in the under-17 division and silver in the under-20.

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 12, 2013 C6

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