Maritime Pro Stock Tour
not returning to P.E.I. 2013
OYSTER BED BRIDGE – The Maritime Pro Stock Tour announced on Wednesday night that the stock car racing series will not be returning to P.E.I.’s Oyster Bed Speedway (OBS) during the 2013 season.
OBS has been hosting two Pro Stock Tour events since the tour’s inception in 2001.
”Without going into too much detail, we have been talking with OBS since the end of the season, and have not been able to come to an agreement, said Maritime Pro Stock Tour general manager Ken Cunning. “We very much would like to race at OBS, and regret that our Island drivers will not be able to race in front of their hometown fans, and that our Island fans will not have an opportunity to see a race at their hometown track next summer.”
Aces’ Handrahan earns
weekly offensive award
CHARLOTTETOWN – Tignish Perry’s Construction Aces forward Slade Handrahan had a breakout game, and was named the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League player of the week as a result.
Handrahan erupted for four goals in the Aces’ overtime win over the Belfast Sabres on Friday night.
In his third season in the league, Handrahan is one point away from his career high, and is fourth in goals scored with 16.
CHARLOTTETOWN – Southside Lynx goaltender John Miller is in a very familiar position this week.
Miller earned his third defensive player-of-the-week award in the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League.
Miller stopped all 24 shots he faced in a 5-0 win over the North River Flames on Saturday night. He is the first goaltender to record a shutout in the 2012-13 regular season.
Bantam Matrix extends
winning streak to seven games
KENSINGTON – The Mid-Isle Matrix made it seven wins in a row in the P.E.I. Irving Oil Bantam AAA Hockey League on Tuesday night.
The Matrix trimmed the O’Leary-based Western Maroons 8-1 at Community Gardens.
Dylan Wheatley (3-1), Daniel Collister (2-1), Kyle Pinksen, Hikaru Kinowaki and Spencer Beaton scored for the Matrix. Carson MacManaman (2), Ryan Boswall, Calen MacInnis, Riley Gallant, Jayden Reid and Jordon Montgomery chipped in with assists.
Colton Chaisson, assisted by Cody Ellsworth, netted the Maroons’ lone goal.
Ch’town ringette player to
compete at world ch’ships
CHARLOTTETOWN – Sue Ellen McInnis of Charlottetown will compete in the under-19 world ringette championships as part of Canada East in London, Ont., from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3.
McInnis, who leave for the event on Boxing Day, was selected for the team at a camp last June. This will be her first time competing at the national level, and she previously played for Team P.E.I. in the Canada Games and was a member of the silver-medal-winning Team P.E.I. under-19 team at last year’s Eastern Canadian championships.
Six teams will compete, including Finland, United States, France, Canada East and Canada West.
McInnis attends Dalhousie University in Halifax, and is a member of the Nova Scotia under-19 AA team this year.
Midget Abbies to donate
proceeds to Power family
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Charlottetown Abbies have announced that all gate proceeds and the team’s half of the 50/50 draw from Saturday’s home game will be donated to the family of Drew Power.
Power, who played with the Abbies for two seasons from 1997 to ’99, died in a house fire in Charlottetown on Sunday.
The opening faceoff for the Abbies and Mid-Isle Matrix is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Simmons Sport Centre.