Year in Review: Trail athletes shine on national and world stages – September 2015

The Trail Times continues with its Sports Year in Review following the success of Trail athletes throughout the summer month of September.

The Trail Times continues with its Sports Year in Review following the success of Trail athletes throughout the summer month of September.September.

1 – The 55-plus BC Games wrap up in North Vancouver with the West Kootenay athletes taking home 60 medals including 24 gold, 25 silver, and 11 bronze.

3 – Trail native Brandon Gawryletz makes the jump to the NHL as a new official for the 2015-16 season.

9Trail triathlete Jackson Konkin winds up a very successful season with a second place finish at the International Triathlon Union race in Edmonton.

15 – The Trail Smoke Eaters open their BCHL season on a positive note with a 5-3 win over the Vernon Vipers, while the KIJHL’s Beaver Valley Nitehawks open the same weekend taking a pair of games from Spokane and Kelowna to start the 2015-16 season.

16Rossland native Frances (nee Pettit) Whatthanaya, wife of Muay Thai fighter Boom Whatthanaya, builds a gym in Isaan, Thailand, an impoverished community, after YouTube video of her training young students goes viral.

17 – Former Kootenay Wildcat, Jennie Gallo, signs a deal with EV Bomo Thun to play hockey in the Swiss Women’s ‘A’ Hockey League.