What's on this weekend in Kamloops
Survey the Storm
The Kamloops Storm play two Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games this weekend at McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre.
After a game in 100 Mile House against Penticton on Friday, Jan. 11, the Storm will return home to host the Nelson Leafs on Saturday, Jan. 12. Puck-drop is slated for 7 p.m.
Kamloops and the Sicamous Eagles get underway at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13.
The Storm have struggled this season and sit fourth in the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference’s Doug Birks Division with a record of 13-20-2-4.
Sicamous (22-7-2-4) leads the Birks division and Nelson (26-9-2-1) is atop the league’s standings.
Kamloops is welcoming goaltender Wade Moyls back to the fold this weekend.
Moyls, who played with the Storm last season, replaces Marcus Beesley, who was traded to Nelson earlier this month.
Gaze at the grapplers
The Western Canada Age Class wrestling tournament will be hosted at the Tournament Capital Centre on Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12.
Organizers are expecting about 800 wrestlers to attend, including some of the best young grapplers in the country.
Alize Perriard-Abdoh and Tamara Ghering of Kamloops, gold- and silver-medal winning wrestlers, respectively, at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, will be in action.
The action runs from 9 a.m. to about 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Call Brian Dick at 250-574-0667 for more information.
Back the Pack
The men’s and women’s TRU WolfPack basketball teams are in action this weekend in Kamloops.
Clashes with the Lethbridge Pronghorns are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, at the TRU Gym.
The women tip off at 6 p.m., with the men to follow at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Calgary Dinos are in town.
The women’s tilt gets underway at 5 p.m. and the men tip off at 7 p.m.
Both Saturday games will also be played in the TRU Gym.
Soak in the slalom
The Sun Peaks Alpine Club is hosting the Okanagan Zone Giant Slalom Race on Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13.
Races start each day at 9:45 a.m. at the Nancy Greene International Race Centre atop the OSV run.
The event will feature about 160 athletes from across the province.
An awards ceremony will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday in the village.