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Sports roundup: futsal and more

The men’s Yukon Selects FC are competing at the Futsal Canadian Championship in Kingston, Ont. for the first time.

By Dustin Cook on April 20, 2018

The men’s Yukon Selects FC are competing at the Futsal Canadian Championship in Kingston, Ont. for the first time.

The team is currently 0-2 in their round-robin pool.

They dropped their first game Thursday afternoon 11-1 to Sporting Québec FC.

Playing this morning in their second game, the Yukon men’s squad lost 15-2 to the Toronto Idolo Futsal Club.

Dawson Weir, Ashley Jordan and Tyler Milton have the three goals for the Selects in the tournament.

The team has one more round-robin game Saturday afternoon against Calgary Progressive FC.

All of the eight teams in the competition will advance to another game with seeding matches as first in each group will play to decide the overall winner, and so on for each finishing position in the group stage.

Futsal is a rapidly growing sport across the country and that is evident in the advancement of the futsal national championships in just one year.

At the 2017 event, only three teams participated from Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan.

This year’s tournament expanded to eight teams with representation from the Yukon, Nunavut, Manitoba and Alberta as well.

Yukoner runs Boston Marathon

Whitehorse runner Kathleen Campbell recently competed in the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday and was the sole Yukoner in the world-renowned race.

Campbell finished the 26.2-mile marathon distance in 3:43:03.

The runners faced tough weather conditions on race day with heavy wind and rain throughout the chilly day.

Commonwealth Games

Yukoner Jessica Frotten had a tough first Commonwealth Games experience in Gold Coast, Australia not finishing either of her two wheelchair races.

Frotten crashed in the 1,500-metre track event early in the Games and was still scheduled to participate in the women’s T54 marathon race, but did not start the race. But Frotten is scheduled to return to the competitive track in early May at an invitational meet in Bermuda.

She will be competing in the sprint distance 100- and 200-metre events.

Frotten competed in sprint distances at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, but these short track distances were not contested at the Commonwealth Games.

Cozens in conference final

Dylan Cozens and his Western Hockey League Lethbridge Hurricanes team are starting their Western Conference final series tonight visiting the Swift Current Broncos to start the best-of-seven series.

This is the second-straight year the team has advanced to the conference finals.

The Hurricanes beat the Brandon Wheat Kings four games to one in the conference semifinals.

Cozens has eight points in 10 games throughout the playoffs.

He had two points in the series against the Wheat Kings including a goal in Game 4.

He is currently sitting second in playoff rookie scoring behind Isaac Johnson of the Tri-City Americans.

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