Gunter paces WolfPack

TRU drops pair of Can West pre-season exhibition volleyball games







CRESTON/KIMBERLEY – They might have split into two. But the result was the same.

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack and the University of Calgary Dinos kicked off their fifth annual “Promote CIS Volleyball” tour in the Kootenays last week with a couple of split squad games in Kimberley and Creston.

The result was that the Dinos took the ‘Pack in both matches. In Creston, the scores were 25-21,26-28,25-18,23-25,13-15 as the Dinos won three games to two. In Kimberley, Calgary won 3-1 by scores of 25-16,18-25,25-27,23-25.

“We had a lull in the fourth set after a bigger win in the third,” said WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly who handled the bench in the Creston match. TRU was led by Brad Gunter (2nd year, outside hitter, Courtenay) and Hardy Wooldridge (3rd year, outside hitter Mission Viejo, CA) with 16 and 11 kills respectively.

The match in Kimberley saw Mike Hawkins make his head coaching debut. Jesse Bazerui (3rd year, outside hitter, White Rock) and Mohamed Abdur Rehim (2nd year, middle, Cairo, Egypt) played well.

Thompson Rivers plays their Canada West home opener Oct. 26 against the University of BC Okanagan Heat at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops.


– TRU WolfPack Volleyball



Just Posted

Elevate plans to do concert series in Cumberland again

Summer event aims to make the arts barrier-free for the community

SLIDESHOW: Remembrance Day in Courtenay

The annual ceremony took place in front of a large crowd under rainy skies.

CVN invites the public to learn about wolves

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture featuring author Paula Wild

Hornby Island gets ready to build Arts Centre

Construction is planned to start in the coming year

BCTF rejects mediator’s recommendations for settlement

Negotiations between B.C. teachers and the province will continue

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

Judge rejects Terrace man’s claim that someone else downloaded child porn on his phone

Marcus John Paquette argued that other people had used his phone, including his ex-wife

Petition for free hospital parking presented to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould

What started as a B.C. campaign became a national issue, organizer said

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

B.C.’s high gasoline prices still a mystery, Premier John Horgan says

NDP plans legislation this month, seeks action from Justin Trudeau

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

One dead after fiery crash in Duncan

A man has died after a fiery motor vehicle collision Monday night,… Continue reading

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Woman airlifted with serious injuries after being struck by car in Nanaimo

Woman, hit in crosswalk, suffers life-threatening injuries; driver co-operating with police

Most Read