The weekend that was in sports

Michael Piasetzki
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Area wrestlers make coach happy

Head coach Jay Bradbury of the Pierrefonds-based Riverdale Wrestling Club must be smiling these days as a result of four of his grapplers’ performances at the recently held Eastern Canadian Wrestling Championships.

Leading the way at the prestigious event, which took place April 27-29 in Richibucto, N.B., was Nick Pirocacos, who captured gold in the 39-kilometre category while Jing Eng-Michell won silver in the 30-kilogram category. Vince De Marinis picked up bronze in the 42-kilogram category while Ryan Estwick finished sixth in the 59-kilogram class.

Hynes-Guery receives prestigious award

Pierrefonds resident Adrian Hynes-Guery recently received the highest honour bestowed upon a CEGEP level basketball player. The six-foot-four point guard who enjoyed a stellar three-year career with the Dawson College Blues, leading them to a national championship this year, was named the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Male Athlete of the Year.

Hynes-Guery, a Pierrefonds-based Brookwood Basketball Association product, averaged 19.2 points per game, 2.6 steals per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Blues. He was ranked third in scoring, steals and assists in the Quebec Student Sport Federation (QSSF), and set a new record for most assists in one QSSF regular season game with a total of 13 assists.

Abbott looking for women’s cage coach

Those who have followed John Abbott College varsity sports over the past couple of years know what a terrific job head coach Scott Mawhinney has done turning around the men’s basketball program. Now, the college is looking for somebody to lead the women’s program. If you can recruit and develop players, select assistant coaches and support staff, prepare and run practices and develop of a competitive program that encourages sportsmanship, integrity and scholarship, contact Glenn Ruiter at 514-457-6610 ext. 5322. Potential candidates for this part-time position must have a minimum of five years’ coaching experience with a level-three NCCP coaching certificate.

Ex-Lions off to Memorial Cup

The Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League have qualified for the Memorial Cup national tournament, which takes place this weekend in Vancouver, and a pair of former Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League West Island Lions will be part of head coach Clement Jodoin’s roster. Forwards Stefan Chaput, an Ile Bizard native and Stefano Giliato, a LaSalle native, will be part of a Maineiacs team trying to keep the Cup in Quebec. Chaput, a five-foot-eleven, 185-pound centre who played for the Lions from 2003 to ’05 was drafted in the fifth round, 153rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes at last spring’s NHL entry draft.

Organizations: Dawson College Blues, John Abbott College, Riverdale Wrestling Club Quebec Student Sport Federation Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Male Athlete Brookwood Basketball Association Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League West Island Lions Carolina Hurricanes NHL

Geographic location: Richibucto, Pierrefonds, Vancouver Ile Bizard LaSalle Quebec

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