Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Grumpy’s, Lefty’s win in Senior “A”

     It was an exciting finish in the Senior “A” Hockey League Jan. 2 with Sun Valley Auto Club/Grumpy’s (4-1-0) slipping past Lefty’s Bar & Grill (2-3-0) by a 2-1 score in overtime at Sun Valley Skating Center.

     Frank Salvoni notched the game winner 52 seconds into the extra session, from Vilnis Nikolaisons. Lefty’s had taken a 1-0 lead on a Shannon Flavin rebound goal, but Nikolaisons tied the game 1-1 in the third.

     Morgan’s Fine Finishes (2-3-0) created a second-place logjam with an 8-2 rout over short-handed Yoga College (2-3-0) in the other Jan. 2 game.

     Doug Yeates (1 assist) tallied the three-goal hat trick for the winners and Tyler Hanson added two goals. Those with single goals were Dave Patrie (3 assists), Travis Kilmer (1 assist) and Jeff Enos. Tom Trieschman also assisted.

     Yoga scorers were Taylor Rothgeb and Danny Gariepy. Assisting were Brad Dredge and Jack Weekes.

     Next games are Tuesday, Jan. 14 with Yoga against SV Auto/Grumpy’s at 8 p.m. and Lefty’s facing off with Morgan’s at 9:10 p.m.


Golf director Petersen wins PGA award

     Sun Valley Resort’s PGA Director of Golf Jeffrey Petersen has been recognized as “Resort Merchandiser of the Year, Resort Facilities,” for the second time by the Rocky Mountain Section of the Professional Golf Association.

     Petersen, a PGA of America member since 2005, has spent the past eight seasons at Sun Valley. He previously won the award in 2009. He will be honored May 18 during the RMSPGA annual meeting and awards fete in Idaho Falls.


Bad Dogs lead B+ hockey

     Hutch’s Bad Dogs (6-0-2) defeated Sharks (2-5-1) by a 5-2 score Sunday evening to stay unbeaten in B+ League hockey action at Sun Valley Skating Center. Scoring for Hutch’s were Baba Street (2), John Baker, Richard Boullon and Dan Choma, with Tom Cahill assisting. Ryan Baumgardner and Ken Pratt lit the light for the Sharks.

     Flounders (4-3-1) notched a 7-5 win over Aardvarks (5-2-1) with a three-goal hat trick by Jim Slanetz (1 assist). Other Flounders scorers were Terry Crawford (1 assist), Will Hemmings (1 assist), Gunnar Whitehead and Dave Klemer. Assisting were Jeff Ballou, Curt Martin and Merri Whitehead. Aardvarks scorers were Todd Avison, Dan Gorham, Maico Johnson, Rob Prew and Bryan Speth.

     SV Auto Club/Vipers (2-5-1) were 6-3 winners over Lampl’s Garage (2-6-0). Vipers scorers were Chris Salvatierra (2), Slanetz (1 assist), Devan Annan (1 assist), Jim Laski and Travis Kilmer. Scott Seaward also assisted. Clark Shafer had the hat trick for Lampl’s, with Matt Bauer serving up an assist.

     On Jan. 12: 4 p.m., Flyers vs. Wild, 5:15 p.m. Blues vs. Wolves, 6:30 p.m. Bad Dogs vs. Vipers, 7:45 p.m. Sharks vs. Flounders, 9 p.m. Lampl’s vs. Aardvarks.


January classes at Hailey Ice

     Hailey Ice free public skating at the Hailey Rodeo Arena continues during January. And the schedule has been announced for after-school skating classes in January.

     If you have your own skates, the facility is open from dawn through 10 p.m. daily. In January, free skates are offered weekdays from 2:30-6 p.m. and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. For the rest of the holiday break, you can get free skates from 10:30-6 p.m. each day.

     “Learn to Skate” classes are Tuesdays from Jan. 14-Feb. 4 from 3-3:45 p.m. Cost is $25.

     Skating experience is required for Friday figure skating classes designed for grades 1-6, with Beginning (3-3:30 p.m.) and Intermediate (4-4:30 p.m.) sessions each Friday from Jan. 10-Feb. 7. Cost is $35.

     Hockey classes for kindergarten through the sixth grade are $30. For boys they are Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. from Jan. 8-Feb. 5. For the girls they are set for Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. from Jan. 9-Feb. 6.

     New is a Women’s Introduction to Hockey clinic to be offered Tuesdays starting Jan. 14, either from noon-1 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. Some skating experience is needed. Call Bege Reynolds 721-2563.



     Friday’s story on record-setting Mt. Everest climber Melissa Arnot of Ketchum contained an incorrect statement about one of her achievements. It should have read that, in 2009, Arnot tried to become the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen, but she ended up using oxygen on her climb. The feat still hasn’t been accomplished yet by an American woman, she added. The Express regrets the error.

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