Sports in brief: Four Bruins picked for all-star game

Four members of the Fraser Valley Bruins have been named to the B.C. Major Midget League all-star hockey game.

Four members of the Fraser Valley Bruins have been named to the B.C. Major Midget League all-star hockey game.

Forwards Jake Virtanen, Mitch Skapski and Matt Revel made the cut for Team Blue, along with defenceman Austin Edwards. The trio of forwards each find themselves among the top 12 in BCMML scoring, while Edwards, with 22 points in 24 games, is second in scoring among blueliners.

The all-star weekend runs Jan. 14-15 at Coquitlam’s Planet Ice.

This past weekend, the Bruins wrapped up their pre-Christmas schedule on a high note, sweeping a pair of road games against the Thompson Blazers.

The Bruins edged the Blazers 5-4 in Saturday’s opener, with Revel and Virtanen potting two goals apiece. They completed the sweep with a 6-5 triumph on Sunday, with six different players finding the net – Virtanen, Skapski, Bradley King, Mike Nolan, Clayton Lake and Josh Hwang.

The Fraser Valley club evened its record at 10-10-4, good for eighth place in the BCMML, and they’re just one point back of the sixth and final playoff spot.

JUULSEN HONOURED AT BANTAM TOURNEY

Noah Juulsen, captain of the Abbotsford bantam A1 Hawks hockey team, was the recipient of the Dallas Saunders Award at the recent Abbotsford International Bantam AAA Tournament.

The award is presented annually in memory of Saunders, who died tragically in 1996 at the age of 15 after being hit in the chest with the puck while attempting to block a shot. Juulsen, a skilled two-way defenceman, was picked for the 2011 edition of the award, which emphasizes leadership and character.

The Hawks went 1-1-1 during round robin play at their home tourney to finish third in their pool, and wrapped up the event with a 4-3 win over Kelowna.

The Cloverdale Colts won the title, doubling up on Okanagan Hockey Academy 8-4 in the final.

NAKANO MAKES A SPLASH

Robyn Nakano of the Abbotsford Olympians swim club made a massive medal haul at the PCS Xmas Cracker meet in Victoria last week.

Nakano, age 12, brought home five medals – gold in 200 fly and 100 fly; silver in 200 back and 50 fly; and bronze in 100 back.

LOCAL RINK ROCKS AT SENIOR SPIEL

The Abbotsford Curling Club held its annual senior mixed bonspiel last weekend, and a local rink took the top prize.

The Abbotsford quartet of Jim Hambly, Allyson Hambly, Don Waines and Barb Waines swept their way to first place.

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