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May 23rd, 2013
The Sherbrooke Phoenix announced on Thursday that they have hired Benoit Desrosiers as their new assistant coach. Desrosiers spent last season as an assistant coach with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
Prior to joining Chicoutimi, the 24-year-old Desrosiers was an assistant with the College Esther-Blondin PhĂ©nix, who advanced to the Telus Cup national championship game in 2012. With the PhĂ©nix, Desrosiers helped coached current Phoenix players Daniel Audette, Dominic Talbot-Tassi, and Vincent Deslauriers.
Please see Friday's sports section for the complete story.
On Sunday morning, Russ Anber, a world-class boxing trainer who trained four Olympians and a world champion, along with Julia Smith, Rivalâ€™s customer service manager and their spouses, made a surprise visit to the Missisquoi North Youth Centre Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Former Youth Involvement (FYI) leadership retreat weekend held on May 18 and 19 at the Horizon Hotel in Sutton.
Whether you are new to running or a veteran recreational runner, you may not realize the importance of having a strong core. You may think youâ€™re running well enough, with neither the need nor the time to do any core strengthening. Think again, because having stronger stomach muscles can improve your overall fitness level and make you feel and look great. You can achieve a more athletic body by summertime if you combine abdominal strengthening exercises with running and proper eating habits.
The Sherbrooke Extreme will play their first home game in three weeks on Friday night, as they host the Mauricie Ă‰clairs at the Julien Ducharme arena in Fleurimont. Faceoff is set for 8 p.m.
With the arrival of warm weather across the Eastern Townships gardeners are busy planting their annuals, bikes are being taken out of storage and golfers are dusting off their bags and heading to their favourite courses. This time of the year also brings local golf tournaments that promise a full day of golf, food and drink and good company.
The first is the 27th annual Gaiter Classic, which will be held this year at the Royal Bromont Golf Club on June 7.
The fifth annual Piper Classic will be held Friday, June 28 at 1 p.m. at Milby Golf Club with a Vegas format.
The provincial rowing regatta will take place on Saturday, June 8 at the Parc de la plage municipale du secteur de Deauville and on Lac Magog. This is a test event for the Canada Games, giving various services the opportunity to put their planning into action.
The public is invited to attend this event that will bring together 50 athletes, some of whom may participate in the Canada Summer Gamesâ€“Sherbrooke 2013. Impulsion 2013 athletes Ă‰milie Paquette and Gabriel Veilleux will be participating. Admission is free.
A pair of Stanstead College hockey players has moved up in the final North American Central Scouting list for the 2013 Juneâ€™s National Hockey List draft. The NHLâ€™s final list prior to next monthâ€™s draft was released last week and both Alexandre Coulombe and Nicolas Beaudin improved their positioning from the previous midterm rankings during the winter. The teammates are in their senior year at Stanstead College and recently completed their scholastic careers in impressive fashion.
Canadian marathoner Christian Vachon of Magog won the 13.1-mile individual event of the fifth annual Dandelion Run with a time of 1.19.23, besting his 2012 win in that event by five minutes. There were 281 runners participating out of 325 registered according to Phil White, event coordinator.
Chris Chichester and Russell Primeau, both of Newport, Vt., placed second and third respectively.
Former Bishopâ€™s University great Andrea Blackwell has been elected to the Canada Basketball Hall of Fame. The longtime National Team player and Olympian joined Bill Coulthard and Candace Jirik as members of the 2013 class.
A four-run, two-out rally in the bottom of the fourth inning keyed the Sherbrooke Expos to a 7-1 win over the Montreal Orioles in their home opener on Sunday night at the AmedĂ©e Roy Stadium. The win, combined with the Exposâ€™ 8-6 come-from-behind win on Friday in Thetford Mines, gives Sherbrooke a 2-0 record to start the year.
With the two season-opening wins, new manager Steve Oleschuk was ebullient after the game.
â€śIâ€™m very happy to have a club thatâ€™s this fun to manage. It makes it looks like an easy job. Iâ€™ve got some horses on this team. Weâ€™re going to be hard to beat.â€ť