(rothgordt) Convicted murderer Kim Rothgordt will have to wait until April to find out any change to his prison sentence. The 44-year old Rothgordt is serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of 52-year old James Shannon in March 2008, with no chance of parole for 20 years. Rothgordt appealed his conviction, which was upheld by Madame Justice Arnold Bailey in June of last year. Hearings on sentencing was heard in a Nanaimo courtroom on Monday and Tuesday, with the crown asking the original decision of no parole for 20 years be upheld, while defence counsel was asking for the minimum of 10 years. A decision will be released on April 30th.
The Bulldogs ran their win streak to three games with wins at home on Friday and Saturday night. The Bulldogs beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-1 on Friday, and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-2 on Saturday. They are in Victoria to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, in Nanaimo on Friday night to face the Clippers, and back home Saturday to host the Clippers.
The Black Sheep Rugby Club is looking for new players. Any Men 18 years and up who want to try their hand at Rugby are encouraged to come out and see what it's all about. They have players from 19 to 63, so they can find a place for anyone who wants to play. Practices go every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 at the Black Sheep Rugby Club at the top of Argyle.
The Sheep won their seventh straight match on Saturday, 17-14 over the Castaway Wanderers. They visit the Piggies in Cowichan this weekend, and are home to Nanaimo next weekend.
The Alberni Invitational returned to ADSS on the weekend.
Gold medals were won by:
Nolan Badovinac (Juvenile boys 84 kg), Isaac McDonald (Cadet 48 kg), Aaron Badovinac (Cadet 66 kg), Morgan Dagenais (Cadet Girls 51 kg), Seth Price of Neill (Schoolboy 38 kg), Darien VanIngen of Dunn (Schoolboy 44 kg), Owen Spencer of Neill (Schoolboy 47 kg), Noah Stampeen of Dunn (schoolboy 56 kg), Jayden Iverson of Dunn (schoolboy 63 kg), Scott Coulthart of Neill (schoolboy 67 kg), Jayce Clayton of Dunn (schoolboy 78 kg), Kyla McAuley of Dunn (schoolgirl 70 kg) and Kylea Anderson of Dunn (schoolgirl 76 kg)
· Nolan Badovinac of ADSS named Most Outstanding Juvenile Boy
· Isaac McDonald of ADSS named Most Outstanding Cadet Boy
· Owen Spencer of Neill Middle named Most Outstanding Schoolboy
· Dunn won both the Schoolboy and the Schoolgirl team titles
· ADSS was tied for third in Juvenile Boys, third in Juvenile girls, second in Cadet boys and tied for fourth in Cadet Girls
· Ucluelet won the Juvenile Girls division
Next action is this weekend with a small contingent of locals heading to Abbotsford for the Miri Piri Tournament
The Alberni Valley Men's Non-Contact Hockey League is looking for new players.
The former Port Alberni Rookie and Alberni Valley Non-Contact Hockey Leagues have merged and are looking for players 19 and over of all levels to join the new recreational league. If you love to play Canada’s game, we can find a place for you!To join a team or to spare for the league, email email@example.com and come out to our Shinny starting Thursday September 18th at 9:30PM at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
Men's NCHL scores from the weekend:
Thurs Jan 22- Kamma an Blake 8 vs Westisle Construction 1
-Canadian Tire/Jal Design 8 vs Cariboo On Site 4
Friday jan 23- MacDermott 3 vs Hetherington 3
- Canadian Tire/Jal Design 12 vs Westisle 4
-John Robbins 3 vs Coulsons 1
Sunday jan 25- MacDermott 3 vs Magic Moments 3
Ladies Non-Contact Hockey League
Chicks with Sticks 3 Shooters 1