Friday On My Mind. The Easybeats. I frickin' love that song.
The finalists for the 2012 Red Deer Community Sport Awards have been announced...
JUNIOR MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
- Nick Marchuk
- Brett Pasula
- Mathew Dumba
JUNIOR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
- Jordan Hudson
- Emma MacDermaid
- Molly Li
OPEN MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
- Darcy Kuemper
- Keegan Soehn
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
OPEN FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
- Zina Kocher
- Julie Young
- Jodi Sanguin
TEAM OF THE YEAR
- Lindsay Thurber Raiders, bantam football
- Midget AAA Optimist Rebels, hockey
- Team [Jocelyn] Peterman, curling
The winners will be announced next Friday at the annual community sport awards banquet presented by the Red Deer Primary Care Network. Visit the Sport Council of Red Deer website for more details.
Here is the full list of 2012 honourees for the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum..
Barb Clark Parolin - Swimming Athlete, Stettler
Blythe Hartley - Diving Athlete, Calgary
Dale Henwood - Multisport Builder, Red Deer
Edward Molstad - Football Builder, Edmonton
Bob Niven - Multisport Builder, Calgary
Russ Parker - Baseball Builder, Calgary
Larry Robinson - Rodeo Athlete, Innisfail
Michael Slipchuk - Skating Athlete/Builder, Edmonton
Gary Deman - Achievement Award, Calgary
Lorne Starko - Bell Memorial (media), Red Deer
The induction banquet takes place May 25th in Red Deer
The Bentley Generals five year run as Senior AAA Provincial Champions could come to an end tonight. The Gens host the Horse Lake Chiefs, trailing their best-of-seven semifinal series three games to one. Game time in Bentley is set for 8:30pm. It would be quite a culture shock for the Generals and their fans (aka The Army) as this team has made of habit of extending their season well into April (playing in each of the last four Allan Cup championship games).
The Innisfail Eagles host Carstairs for game four of their Senior A/AA playoff series at 8pm. Carstairs leads the series three games to none.
The RDC Queens will also try to keep their season alive tonight when they visit Mount Royal. The Cougars lead the best-of-five ACAC semifinal two games to none.
Also tonight... Kings Basketball takes on Grant MacEwan at the ACAC Final Four at Mount Royal.