Sports in brief: Cumiskey to represent Canada

Kyle Cumiskey of Abbotsford has been named to Hockey Canada's entry for the Deutschland Cup, Nov. 9-11 in Munich, Germany.

Kyle Cumiskey of Abbotsford has been named to Hockey Canada’s entry for the Deutschland Cup, Nov. 9-11 in Munich, Germany.

Cumiskey, a 25-year-old defenceman, currently plays for Modo in the Swedish Elite League, where he’s posted two goals and eight assists in 17 games. He has 132 NHL games on his resumé, all with the Colorado Avalanche.

In assembling the roster over the past month, Hockey Canada did not invite any locked out NHL players, due to the uncertainty of their availability. Other players on the team include former Vancouver Canuck Matt Pettinger, and ex-Abbotsford Heat forward Carsen Germyn, both of whom are playing for pro teams in Germany.

LAST CALL FOR HALL NOMINATIONS

The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame is soliciting nominations for its class of 2013.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. Nomination criteria and forms are available at www.abbysportshalloffame.ca, or by contacting the Sports Hall of Fame Society at Box 10, Abbotsford B.C., V2T 6Z4. In addition, nomination forms for the Wall of Fame (a one-year recognition of an individual or team performance in 2012) are available on the website.

The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame, located on the main floor of the Legacy Sport Centre at Exhibition Park, contains memorabilia displays honouring athletes, teams and builders who have been inducted since 2003.

WRESTLING AT ABBEY ARTS CENTRE

All Star Wrestling is hosting an event at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Billed as “Return of the Vampire 2,” the card features former WWE star Gangrel the Vampire Warrior vs. Moondog Manson. Tickets are $15 for front row and $12 for general admission, and are available at Four Aces Comics (604-853-3790), online at vtixonline.com, or at the door.

SWIM PROGRAM RUNNING AT ARC

Abbotsford Recreation Centre is hosting a masters swimming program on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Sessions run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and coach Sandra Arthur has designed the program to meet a wide variety of needs. It’s suitable for adults who are trying to get in shape, as well as those who are training for a triathlon. For more information, call ARC at 604-853-4221.

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