In what is billed as the fastest game on two feet, being faster than your opponent is not only an asset, but a necessity. For the New Westminster Salmonbellies, who embark on a new Western Lacrosse Association season tonight (Thursday, 7 p.m. at Queen’s Park Arena) against the Nanaimo Timbermen, speed will definitely be in the spotlight. The lineup constructed by New West general manager Dan Richardson and head coach Steve Goodwin is built for speed – both as a weapon and an advantage.
Through a tumultuous winter and the rewards of spring, Coquitlam's Tamara O'Brien has taken the challenge and gone for it. The rewards for her talents and effort continue to pay off. The 20-year-old gymnast was named this weekend to Canada’s three-person trampoline gymnastics team that will compete at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, in July.
Two champions and a runner-up represented South Burnaby Metro Youth Soccer well last week. In a season that is both long – beginning officially last September – and marred with a rollercoaster-worth of dips and turns, including last winter’s cold weather toll, these three teams traversed a narrow road to get to their respective cup finals. They’ll get to do it again in July – the spoils this time being a provincial championship.