Sports Briefs: Kennedy nets 10 in preseason play

Mike Kennedy outscored the entire Port Coquitlam Saints team by himself.

Kennedy scored 10 goals and assisted on two others to lead the Surrey Rebels to a 19-4 victory in an Intermediate B preseason lacrosse game in Port Coquitlam last Wednesday night.

Team captain Scott O’Coin tallied three times, and assisted on two others for the Rebels, with Sonam Tsering scoring twice and earning a pair of helpers. Graeme Harkison, who also scored once, and Kyle Wegner each collected three assists, with single goals scored by Dean Lawton, Cory Bailey and Ryan Sepka.

Harrison Mortimer and goaltender Jeff Geyer got on the scoresheet with one assist each.

Surrey dominated the game from the outset, outshooting the Saints 68-24 and scoring on eight of 12 powerplay opportunities.

Geyer went the distance in the Rebels net, turning aside 20 of the 24 shots directed his way.

The Rebels open the regular season with home games at the Cloverdale Arena tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. against Ridge Meadows and Sunday at 2 p.m. against North Delta.

Nickel skates to a win in Parksville

The Cloverdale Skating Club had three skaters in the top five at the Vancouver Island Skate International competition April 11-13 in Parksville.

McKenna Nickel finished first in the Showcase category, while Ashleigh Patterson was fourth in Elementary and Laine MacNiel was fifth in Preliminary.

Triathlon set for Ladner

The Ladner Leisure Centre will be the start and finish of the ninth annual Delta Triathlon Saturday.

The short distance, or sprint, race attracts competitors between the ages of eight and 80. Children’s and youth races get under way at 7:30 a.m., followed by the adult race at 8:30 a.m.

An awards presentation follows, and will conclude by noon.

A group of Corporation of Delta staff and up to 250 dedicated volunteers have worked together to stage the event, and 78 Kids of Steel and 362 adult racers have registered. More information is online at

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