Community summary: 3 Silver wins gold in the junior world | HeraldNet.com

Community summary: 3 Silver wins gold in the junior world | HeraldNet.com

Canada’s Olen Zellweger (3) and Switzerland’s Simon Knak battle for the puck during the second period of their quarterfinal game at the World Junior Hockey Championship on August 17 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

It may have come seven months later than expected, but three members of the Everett Silvertips organization claimed gold.

Defensemen Olen Zellweger and Ronan Seeley and head coach Dennis Williams were members of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the World Junior Hockey Championships, held Aug. 9-20 in Edmonton, Alberta. The tournament was postponed from January, when it had to be closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Zellweger was one of the stars of the tournament, leading all defensemen with 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in seven games. The 18-year-old from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, assisted on Canada’s second goal in the gold medal game as the Canadians beat Finland 3-2 in overtime. He also finished the tournament first in plus/minus at plus-14. He was named one of Canada’s top three players at the tournament along with forwards Mason McTavish and Logan Stankoven.

Seeley, a 20-year-old from Olds, Alberta, was also one of Canada’s stalwart swimmers. He recorded four assists and was a plus-10 in seven games.

Williams was one of Canada’s assistant coaches.

Also among the Silvertips in the tournament, former Everett defenseman Kasper Puutio had four goals and three assists in seven games to help the Finns to silver, while center Michal Gut had three goals and two assists in seven games for the fourth-placed Czech team.

Reif wins ARCA race at Evergreen

Tanner Reif of Henderson, Nevada took the checkered flag in the ARCA Menards Series West’s NAPA Auto Parts 150 held Saturday at the 5/8 mile track at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe.

Reif edged out Sunrise Ford Racing teammate Jake Drew to win the 1,000th race of the touring series, which features some of the best stock car drivers in the West. Drew had won the previous three races of the series. The victory was Reif’s second of the season. Joey Iest finished third.

Saturday also featured the Central Welding Supply 125, one of Evergreen’s premiere races for Pro Late Models (Evergreen’s top class), held on the 3/8 mile track. Thomas Stanford beat Naima Lang to move ahead of Lang for the top spot in the standings by one point with just one race remaining. Daniel Moore finished third.

Markovc fifth at the European Championship

Glacier Peak High School graduate Amy-Eloise (Neale) Markovc, who represents Great Britain internationally, finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the European Athletics Championships, held August 15-21 in Munich, Germany. women.

Markovc completed the race in 15 minutes and 8.75 seconds. The German Konstanze Klosterhalfen won the race with a time of 14:50.47.

Markovc is the current European indoor champion at 3,000.

Luton re-signed with the NFL Jaguars

A week after being suspended, former Marysville Pilchuck High School star Jake Luton returned to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, re-signing on Tuesday.

Luton, who Jacksonville originally selected in the sixth round of the 2020 draft, opted out last week as the Jaguars trimmed their roster from 90 to 85 players. However, quarterback C.J. Beathard is still trying to recover from a hamstring injury and starter Trevor Lawrence is not expected to play in Jacksonville’s final preseason game Saturday in Atlanta. That’s why Luton undrafted rookie E.J. Perry will share snaps against the Falcons.

Gaye named preseason All-SEC in football

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Ali Gaye, now a senior defensive lineman for the LSU football team, was named to the Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Preseason Second Team.

Gaye was second-team All-SEC in 2020, but injuries limited him to four games last season, when he recorded 19 tackles and 2.5 sacks. After the season, he decided to return for a fifth year of college football instead of entering the NFL draft.

Fifita nominated for Polynesian University Football Award

Glacier Peak High School graduate Ma’ake Fifita, now a sophomore offensive lineman for the Washington State University football team, has been named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Watch List.

Fifita, who is of Tongan descent, appeared in all 13 games for the Cougars last season, including five starts. He was one of 85 players from FBS schools named to the watch list.

Mariner High School Cheerleading Squad. Above: Leili Nurieva, Keioria Brown. Middle Row: Ja’Kyrie Wheeler, Samaria Abraham, Daniela Peinado, Lillian Chambers, John Vesin, Amira Zerahaimanot. Bottom Row: Raquel Renander, Jayleen Guevara-Cruz. (Photo attached)

Mariner H.S. cheering at the camp excellent

The Mariner High School cheerleading and dance team took home several awards from the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp held July 25-28 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Competing in the Traditional Small Varsity division, Mariner earned first place in Camp Dance and received the Superior first place trophy, while placing second in Overall Game Day and Game Day Cheer. John Vesin and Lilly Chambers individually received the Pin It Forward Award and were invited to try out for the Universal Cheerleaders Association. Vesin, Chambers, Ja’Kyrie Wheeler and Leili Nurieva were named All-Americans.

Other members of the team are Keioria Brown, Samaria Abraham, Daniela Peinado, Amira Zerahaimanot, Raquel Renander and Jayleen Guevara-Cruz. They are coached by Katrina Craddock.

If you have an item for the Joint Sports Review, email Nick Patterson at npatterson@heraldnet.com.

Mariner High School Cheerleading Squad. Above: Leili Nurieva, Keioria Brown. Middle Row: Ja’Kyrie Wheeler, Samaria Abraham, Daniela Peinado, Lillian Chambers, John Vesin, Amira Zerahaimanot. Bottom Row: Raquel Renander, Jayleen Guevara-Cruz. (Photo attached)

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