OFC’s scoreless draw knocks them down
Okanagan FC missed a chance to move up in the standings, and instead find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture.
OFC and the Mid Isle Mariners from Nanaimo played to a 0-0 draw on Saturday at the Apple Bowl in Pacific Coast Soccer League men’s play.
The draw puts OFC’s record at 2-3-1 for fifth place in the standings. The top four teams qualify for the championship tournament.
Mid Isle (0-5-3) came into Kelowna as one of two winless PCSL teams, and a squad OFC had beaten 2-1 earlier this season.
OFC will now head on the road this weekend with games against unbeaten Surrey United (4-0-1) and the league’s other winless squad, Khalsa Sporting Club (0-1-4).
OK A’s going to bat for teammate with cancer
The Okanagan A’s baseball club is raising money for a teammate fighting cancer.
Aiden Borne has been in a Vancouver hospital since roughly March after being diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
His teammates held a fundraiser on June 12 — 100 “innings” of softball — and expect to donate about $2,500 to the family.
Anyone wishing to help the cause can still get involved by e-transfer to email@example.com.
If your bank requires a keyword or security answer, the A’s have asked donors to use “Homerun.”
Borne has already faced—and beaten—cancer once in his life, having been diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma three years ago.
The 14-10 A’s are back in action on the weekend in North Delta against the Blue Jays (16-13). The BCPBL is for players up to age 18.
Penticton’s Davie wins Zone 2 men’s trophy
Cam Davie won the BC Golf Zone 2 Men’s Amateur championship at Vernon Golf & Country Club on Father’s Day weekend.
The 18-year-old member at Penticton Golf and Country Club is also a student at UBC in Vancouver.
Davie (inset) shot 71 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday for a 5-under par 139 total to win by two strokes.
He will lead the Zone 2 men’s team at the BC Men’s Amateur Championship, to be held at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton in July.
WHL’s Blazers name Clouston new coach
KAMLOOPS — Shaun Clouston is new coach of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers with Darryl Sydor as associate coach. Clouston coached the Medicine Hat Tigers the last 16 seasons winning WHL championships in 2004 and ’07.
Clouston will replace Serge Lajoie, who coached Kamloops for a season before he and the Blazers parted ways this spring. Kamloops (28-32-6-2) lost in the first round of playoffs to the Victoria Royals.
Sydor is a former NHL defenceman who played 1,291 games and won Stanley Cups with the Dallas Stars in 1999 and Tampa Lightning in 2004.