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In K-I-J-H-L action yesterday, Merritt's Russell Sanderson was the back-up goaltender, but his Chase Heat teammates fell 6-4 to Revelstoke.

Meanwhile, Merrittonian Briar McNanny and the Kamloops Storm waxed North Okanagan 7-1.

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The first weekend of the B-C Hockey League season is in the books and the Merritt Centennials have a 1-and-1 record following a 6-3 loss Friday and a 4-3 win Saturday.

Both games were in Prince George against the Spruce Kings.

The Cents next game is Wednesday in Trail.

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The Canadian golf pairing of Merritt's Roger Sloan and Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin finished fifth at 21-under-par at the World Cup of Golf South American qualifier in Venezuela.

Sloan and Hadwin finished ten shots off the pace as Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala advanced to the World Cup championship in China in November.

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Merritt's Roger Sloan and teammate Adam Hadwin are representing Canada at the World Cup of Golf South American qualifier.

They shot a 6-under-65 in a "best ball" format yesterday in the opening round.

Sloan and Hadwin are eighth in the 14 team field, five shots off the lead, which is held by Argentina.

(With files from CHNL)

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The much anticipated official opening of the new Merritt House of Honour at M-S-S was held earlier this week on Wednesday, with a welcoming social celebration.

District Principal of Aboriginal Education Shelley Oppenheim-Lacerte says it's an exciting time time for aboriginal education in the Nicola Valley.

Oppenheim-Lacerte says the District is connecting with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology to work closer together, adding to the opportunities for First Nations students throughout the District.

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