Sports ‘n’ Things: Equipment issues should be loudly alerted

"Bauer equipment is in extensive use around this province and if a safety problem is in play such parents should be alerted."

Just a note about hockey equipment.  CBC ran an, “exclusive,” report about a supposedly top of the line goalie mask ($1,000 sounds like a top of the line item to me, anyway) that broke under moderate pressure and may result in a junior goalie being blinded in one eye.

It may be an important warning for B.C., because the manufacturer, Bauer, is the primary supplier of equipment to the B.C. Hockey League – which is an important factor in minor hockey across the province.

There was some kind of a voluntary recall issued by the company,  but many purchasers may be unaware of it, so parents of minor hockey goalies should look into the issue.

No idea who may be to blame here, but as I said, Bauer equipment is in extensive use around this province and if a safety problem is in play such parents should be alerted.

*****

It has become ball season, but for fans of the senior Orioles it will last only this month, so they better get out to Butler soon.

The Orioles have a quality starting rotation that is almost entirely local guys, and sometimes can put numbers on the scoreboard on offense, as well.

Last weekend’s four-game set with Kelowna showed they can compete at the Pacific International League level, and fans and players alike enjoyed the weekend, especially Sunday.

Kelowna seems to have become quite a ball hotspot, because the Jays attract even American young wannabes to their roster, so, quality opposition for the 2-2 split for the Orioles, who were a bit undermanned for Saturday’s first two contests.

The next and last of the current year’s home PIL action for the Orioles will be a three or four game set against the Northwest Honkers on the June 20 weekend.

It is a surprise in many ways that senior baseball still exists in the area, so we should enjoy it, and being at Butler while the big boys play.

*****

I think it is easy to make a case that Christine Sinclair is the best female soccer player in history, period, and in case of conflict I will choose Women’s World Cup action featuring Canada over the grinding, boring, Stanley Cup finals, which have no compelling storyline attached (not one that compells me to make any extra effort to watch, anyway).

Go, Canada, Go.  Continuing last night (right after I compose this), I hope.

Just Posted

Work has begun on the $10-million, 120-kilometre fibre-optic line from Playmor Junction to north of Nakusp. File photo
Work begins on Slocan Valley fibre-optic line

The $10-million, 120-kilometre fibre-optic line runs from Playmor Junction to north of Nakusp

Prince Charles Secondary School
School District 8 votes in favour of name change for Secondary School in Creston

In an act of reconciliation, a new name will be chosen for Prince Charles Secondary School

A B.C. police officer shows an approved roadside screening device. Photo: Saanich News file
Woman caught passed out behind the wheel in Trail

Police located the 38-year old in her parked but still running car, and had to rouse her awake.

Jade Osecki leading a Fridays for Future climate march in Nelson in 2020. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Grade 12 student Jade Osecki wins Suzy Hamilton Award

Carolyn Schramm was also honoured in this year’s environmental award for West Kootenay women

Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar
Mercer Celgar to install new technology thanks to $4.5 million in federal funds

Project features process to improve fibre processing and address regional fibre availability issues

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Most Read