Community notebook: Stanley Cup visit raises $2,743 for youth hockey

Mountain View Ice Arena plans on starting program

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Stanley Cup Visits Vancouver

Wednesday’s visit to Vancouver by the Stanley Cup raised $2,743 for a new youth hockey program at Mountain View Ice Arena.

“I was pretty shocked at the dollar amount,” Mountain View Ice Arena general manager Bob Knoerl said. “I was hoping for $800-$1,000. People were very generous.”

Vancouver resident Tom McVie, a scout for the Boston Bruins, brought the Cup to the rink for almost two hours as part of his day with the trophy. Knoerl said he plans to start a youth hockey program at the rink and will put this money toward purchasing equipment.

Knoerl estimated that most people came with family or friends, at least two people had their photo taken with the Stanley Cup for every $10 raised. By that estimate, at least 550 people had their picture taken with the Cup.

Salmon Creek runs draw hundreds

Robert Ziebell of Vancouver finished second overall, and first among runners older than 40, in the 14-kilometer race during Sunday’s Salmon Creek at Sunset events.

Ziebell, 42, finished the 8.7-mile course in 58 minutes and 23 seconds. The race was won by Rich Skorezowski, 33, from Portland with a time of 49:09.

A total of 113 runners completed the 14-K race, including Sarah Boswell from Washington, D.C., who was the first female finisher. Her time was 1:10:29.

The accompanying 8-kilometer run had 173 finishers, led by Jordan Pommerening, 25, from Portland in 28:24. Shannon McKenzie of Gresham was the first woman to finish the 8-K. Her time was 34:51.

Sugar Ray Leonard to appear at event

The Vancouver Police Activities League and Fisticuff’s Gym are staging a boxing event on Oct. 8 at the Clark County Events Center.

In addition to a card of professional and amateur matches, Sugar Ray Leonard will make an appearance at Fight Night, which is a fundraising show for the Vancouver PAL program.

Tickets are on sale through Tickets Oregon and through the PAL website at www.vancouverpal.com.

Preferred seating ($28.50) and general admission ($18.50) tickets are available.

CCRC series of summer runs ends

The Clark County Running Club’s series of summer Wednesday evening races comes to an end this week.

The final race in the series will start at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Park. The start is a half-hour earlier than usual because of a post-run picnic.

All CCRC runs cost $3 for non-members, and are free for club members. For more information, visit www.ccrunning.org.

For a list of current and ongoing Community Sports activities and organizations, visit the Community Sports Calendar at www.Columbian.com.

COMMUNITY SPORTS NEWS can be submitted by calling 360-735-4521 or sending e-mail to paul.danzer@columbian.com.