Sports in brief: All-stars shine

– A quartet of Fraser Valley Bruins players suited up for the B.C. Major Midget League all-star game in Chase last Saturday.

Shea Theodore, Connor Bowen, Jackson Playfair and Devon Toews made the cut for the provincial hockey showcase game. Toews and Jackson came out on the winning end, as their Team White skated to a 6-5 victory over Team Blue. Bowen scored a third-period goal. All four players are members of the Yale Hockey Academy.

– Cherish Peters of Abbotsford, competing in her first-ever giant slalom (GS) ski race, won a medal for most improved female skier last weekend at Hemlock Valley Resort.

Peters, a member of the Hemlock Ski Club for the past two years, placed 25th out of 41 young elite female skiers from southwestern B.C.

Laura Swaffield of Whistler Mountain Ski Club and Keeley Tafel of Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club were the winners in the two ladies GS races, while Grouse Mountain’s Edward Lee won the men’s GS race.

For more information on the Hemlock Ski Club and its racing program, visit

– Basketball players James Elliott and Tessa Klassen have been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s athletes of the week.

Elliott, a fifth-year centre from Perth, Australia, averaged 13.5 points per game last weekend as the Cascades men split a pair of games against the Alberta Golden Bears. Klassen, a fourth-year point guard, paced the UFV women in an upset victory over the first-place Alberta Pandas last Friday, scoring 14 points, four assists and three steals.

– Six athletes from Abbotsford’s Dragon Dojo Isshin Ryu karate club have advanced to the provincial championships this weekend in Burnaby.

Nick Sarra and James Kehler will be competing in kata (form), Dallas Lowry in kumite (sparring), and Tianna Sarra, Kevin Sun and Joven Natt in team kata.