Brad Gunter named CIS first team all-star

Courtenay volleyball athlete overcame injury to have stellar season with TRU WolfPack

Brad Gunter of Courtenay has been named a CIS first team all-star.

Despite missing most of the first half of the season with an injury, Brad Gunter of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack has been named a first team CIS all-star.  The announcement came Feb. 25 at the CIS volleyball nationals, which are being hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

Gunter, a fourth-year outside hitter from Courtenay, led the Canada West and CIS in kills per set (4.57) and was second in the Canada West and CIS in service aces per set (0.46).  He appeared in 17 matches and had 2,976 kills. His points per set (5.3) was first in the nation.

He helped lead the WolfPack on a brilliant second-half run where they won eight matches in a row to secure a playoff spot.  They were knocked out of the Canada West playoffs in the quarter-finals by the Trinity Western University Spartans.

TRU head coach Pat Hennelly said when he heard the news: “Proud of the effort Brad and our team put forth in the second semester. Brad continues to develop and unfortunately lost part of this year due to injury. Brad has always represented the TRU Athletics on the court and in the community. He is our most awarded player and we look forward to his fifth year.”

Gunter is only the third WolfPack player ever to be named a first team CIS all-star.  Current Canadian national senior “A” team member Gord Perrin (Creston, B.C.) was a first team all-star in 2009-10.

– Thompson Rivers University WolfPack


Just Posted

Comox Valley Regional District candidates address agricultural issues

Mid-Island Farmers’ Institute hosts all-candidates meeting

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa wins prestigious award

The annual Tourism Vancouver Island Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held… Continue reading

Workplace weed: what is allowed with cannabis legalization

Can you smoke a joint and then go to work starting Wednesday?… Continue reading

Mount Washington maintains smoke-free policy in light of marijuana legalization

The policy bans all smoking, including cigarettes, vaporizers and marijuana

Printmakers association and fair in Cumberland

The Comox Valley Printmakers Association is holding a members’ exhibition and print… Continue reading

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Comox Valley RCMP briefs and warrants

Drug Trafficking On Oct. 3, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Comox… Continue reading

Visit the living library at the Cumberland museum

Herstory features Leslie Baird, Oct. 25

Most Read