Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rupertites involved in Sports away from the North Coast 2016-17

Our ongoing archive of notes on those athletes that have left the North Coast to attend university or play in leagues in other locations in North America.

Below is our listing of the current athletes that we know of to this point, that have taken their talents to other locales as part of their university or college experiences. We will offer up items of note on their travels as we come across them during the course of the upcoming sports seasons.

Updates will be part of the ongoing process as the various sports prepare for their season through the fall and winter months. You can offer up a heads up on who, is going where through our twitter feed or contact us by email at .

Our notes on those Rupertites and others from the Northwest playing in the various levels of Junior hockey can be found here.



Justin McCeshney UBC Thunderbirds
(photo from UBC T-Bird website)

Justin McChesney

UBC Thunderbirds  (CIS)

Team Website

UBC Thunderbird News items 2016-17

January 6 -- Huskies hand 'Birds first defeat of season
January 6 -- Birds take winning streak to Saskatchewan
January 3 -- Broken foot dampens debut of UBC's dual sport star Parker Simpson

December 30 -- T-Birds toppled in overtime
December 29 -- UBC Men's basketball 1-1 after opening two days in Phoenix
December 22 -- Justin McChesney soaking in the tempo of the High Flying Thunder Birds  NCR
December 5 -- Men's basketball extinguish the Heat 96-48, extend record to 8-0
December 4 -- UBC Thunderbirds basketball teams combine for perfect 16-0 record at conference break
December 3 -- T-birds' depth and defence douses Heat
December 2 -- Thunderbirds score early and often in win over UBCO
December 1 -- Thunderbirds take unbeaten streak into weekend match-up with UBCO

November 30 -- Men's basketball defeat Victoria Vikes over weekend
November 29 -- Thunderbirds of the Week: Damaged digits don't detract from Conor Morgan joining nation's hoop elite
November 29 -- 'Birds strike down Victoria Vikes in double overtime
November 27 -- Conor Morgan's career high gets 'Birds pas Vikes
November 25 -- Make it a high five for the Thunderbirds to start season
November 24 -- Sunday matinee at War Memorial Gym highlights home-and-home series with UVic
November 21 -- UBC T-Birds expecting "Big Things" from young rookies including Justin McChesney  NCR
November 1 -- Ready to roll in 2016-17 the "Birds make trek to Kamloops for season tip-off"
November 20 -- 'Birds swoop in to snatch victory from Bisons
November 20 -- 'Birds continue winning streak as they sweep Manitoba Bisons over weekend
November 19 -- Too little, too late for Bisons as UBC hangs on to defeat Manitoba
November 16 -- UBC hosts Manitoba in U Sports home opener
November 14 -- Deep Thunderbirds roster looks to put it all together in 2016-17
November 12 -- Thunderbirds bounce back to take down Beacons
November 11 -- 'Birds battle but fall in overtime to Beacons
November 10 -- The Thunderbirds welcome the NAIA's Northwest Christian to UBC
November 5 -- T-Birds down TRU to sweep first weekend doubleheader of the season
November 5 -- Will Ondrik stars on both ends of the court in big UBC win
November 1 -- Ready to roll in 2016-17 the 'Birds make trek to Kamloops for season tip-off

October 29 -- Clash of Thunder sees 'Birds beat Wolves' in final exhibition game
October 28 -- UBC the better birds in blowout win over Golden Hawks
October 28 -- Potential Prince Rupert reunion at UBC tournament this weekend NCR
October 26 -- 'Tough and explosive' teams from Ontario look to cool off T-Birds at UBC invitational
October 17 -- T-Birds overpower Cascades 84-62, second straight win of preseason
October 14 -- 'Birds continue to fill the cup but defence still in preseason mode
October 12 -- Pronghorns are the Thunderbirds first CIS opponent of 2016
October 10 -- Men's basketball run the Seattle Mountaineers out of the War Memorial at 87-66
October 7 -- UBC climbs over Seattle in pre-season victory

September 11 -- John Dumont former UBC, Fighting Irish hoops star leaves big shoes to fill
September 2 -- John Dumont (1976-2016)

August 29 -- John Dumont: The people you meet along the way
August 23 -- McChesney a role model for Prince Rupert kids
August 18 -- Six-year old super fan Hudson Veldman has night of his life at War Memorial Gym
August 16 -- McChesney impresses in his UBC debut
August 12 -- Justin McChesney makes his Thunderbird debut against explosive Charotte 49ers
August 11 -- Showtime for McChesney as UBC faces Charlotte 49ers NCR
August 9 -- The Price is Right! Former NBA star Mark Price brings his Charlotte 49ers to UBC

May 25 -- Justin McChesney makes UBC T-Birds his post secondary choice! NCR


Kyler Eckess  TRU Wolfpack
(photo from TRU Wolfpack website)
Kyler Eckess

Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (U Sports)

Team Website

Thompson Rivers Wolfpack News Items 2016-17

January 7 -- Streak over for Wolfpack Men's basketball team
January 7 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Winning Streak Over at 4: Lose to Vikes
January 6 -- WolfPack basketball returns this weekend
January 6 -- WolfPack continue to weather adversity
January 5 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Kick Off Four Game home stand
January 4 -- Underdog Reece proving his mettle

December 31 -- Men's WolfPack Basketball celebrate back-to-back wins
December 30 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Win Second in a Row in California
December 29 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Open up Holiday Tournament with Win
December 21 -- Eckess and WolfPack hoping to climb the rankings into second half of U Sports season NCR
December 15 -- WolfPack Fans, it's time to brush up on your math
December 13 -- River City Nissan Contributes to WolfPack Adopt an Athlete
December 13 -- WolfPack Put Together Christmas Video
December 8 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball: Xmas Tradition at New Life Community
December 8 -- WolfPack talk season at halfway mark
December 4 -- WolfPack men's basketball sweep Timberwolves
December 3 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Enter Xmas Break on 4 Game Winning Streak
December 3 -- WolfPack men's basketball extend winning streak
December 3 -- WolfPack Men Extend Winning Streak to Three with Win over  UNBC
December 3  -- UNBC MBB Fall short against WolfPack
December 3 -- WolfPack men win in Prince George
December 1 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball to Face Red Hot UNBC Squad

November 29 -- Breakout Season - Kamloops product Davis pitching in with WolfPack
November 28 -- Iegorov Named Canada West 3rd Star of Week
November 27 -- Strong night of basketball for WolfPack
November 27 -- Wolfpack basketball teams rebound with wins
November 26 -- Mixed start to the weekend for WolfPack Basketball
November 26 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball sweep UBCO at Home
November 26 -- WolfPack Men win at TCC
November 25 -- WolfPack Eek past Heat for Second Canada West Men's Basketball Victory
November 23 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Look to Notch Victories at Home vs UBCO
November 20 -- WolfPack basketball teams winless in weekend tournament
November 19 -- Wolf Pack Men's Basketball Swept in Alberta
November 19 -- Pandas, Golden Bears take out Wolves
November 18 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Drop 3 Point Decision to Golden Bears
November 17 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball with Yet another Stiff Challenge vs Alberta
November 13 -- TRU hoops squad split in Manitoba
November 12 -- Team Effort Propels WolfPack Men's Basketball to First CW Victory
November 11 -- Bisons Hand WolfPack Men's Basketball Third Loss of Year
November 10 -- WolfPack U.S. players weigh in on Trump
November 9 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Look for First Victory in Manitoba
November 8 -- WolfPack Athletes Saying "Thank You" to Donors
November 8 -- Pack weigh in on new-look Canada West
November 5 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Play Better But Suffer Same Fate
November 5 -- WolfPack basketball teams winless on opening weekend
November 5 -- TRU basketball teams lose to UBC in season opener
November 4 -- WolfPack men's basketball team aiming high
November 3 --  WolfPack set to Battle UBC in Opening Weekend of Canada West Men's Hoops
November 3 --  WolfPack basketball moving forward in new look Canada West
November 2 -- WolfPack basketball teams ranked as playoff club

October 28 -- Potential Prince Rupert reunion at UBC tournament this weekend NCR
October 27 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball End Pre-Season with victory
October 26 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball wind up Pre Season vs Lakehead
October 22 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball win first Exhibition of the Year Taking Spartans
October 15 -- Another Exhibition: Another Overtime Loss for TRU's Men's Basketball
October 14 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball Opens Pre-Season with Overtime Set Back
October 13 -- WolfPack Men's Basketball to See First Exhibition Action of Season

September 30 -- Men's Basketball Do 'Bang-Up Job' at Beattie Elementary Fox Run
September 29 -- 2016 WolfPack Scholarship Breakfast: A success
September 29 -- 'I actually Didn't make the first team I tried out for'
September 29 -- Dufferin Elementary: Terry Fox run visited by MBB and WVB
September 27 -- WolfPack Men's Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball All Help 2016 Raise A Reader
September 21 -- WolfPack and NBA Star Combine Forces in Starting Youth Development League


Celina Guadagni VIU Mariners
(photo from VIU Mariners website)

Celina Guadagni

VIU Mariners (CCAA)

Team Website

VIU Mariner's News items 2016-17

January 26 -- Just a ball and a hoop: Celina Guadagni
January 1 -- VIU wins twice at own tourney
January 1 -- VIU Wins Twice at own tournament
January 1 -- Basketball Weekend

December 27 -- VIU women back in gym for tourney
December 20 -- Guadagni and the Mariners hold 4-2 record heading to CCBA Christmas break  NCR
December 15 -- Mariners poised to make a push in PacWest
December 4 -- Christmas Women's Basketball tournament

November 7 -- Mariners basketball wins one
November 2 -- Celina Guadagni provides the pace for VIU Mariners in season opener win NCR

October 31 -- VIU basketball home openers in pictures
October 31 -- Women's basketball Rewind week 1
October 30 -- VIU basketball teams win their home openers
October 27 -- Season preview: VIU women showing toughness already
October 12 -- VIU Mariners women close in exhibition losses
October 6 -- VIU women's basketball making gains early on
October 6 -- Thanksgiving basketball camp helps out kids


Sarah McChesney

TRU WolfPack  Swimming - coaching (U Sports)

Team Website

TRU WolfPack News items 2016-17

December 28 -- Swimming was my love

December 13 -- WolfPack put together Christmas video
December 11 -- 24th Annual MJB Law Invitational Swim meet
December 9 -- Uppal recognized by TRU Board of Governors
December 8 -- WolfPack Swimming secures Sylvan Lake Twins
December 13 -- WolfPack wraps MJB
December 6 -- Rusnell Ripping in Return

November 29 -- WolfPack eighth at UBC
November 27 -- WolfPack Make Progress at CanadaWest Championships
November 27 -- Uppal Wins Canada West Swimming honour for 2nd time
November 23 -- WolfPack Swimming Gear up for Canada West Championships
November 7 -- WolfPack Swimming sixth in Vernon
November 7 -- Rusnell Qualifies for CanadaWest Championships: WolfPack Women's Swim Excel

October 16 -- WolfPack Swimming Opens Season at Penticton Iron Pentathalon
October 13 -- Jagdeesh all in for the swim (video)
October 11 -- Young talks swimming as Pack debuts
September 20 -- Media Day for Swimming and Cross Country


Other Northwest Student-Athletes for 2016-17
By Home Community


Carly Davies, Mount Royal, Women's Volleyball
Cassidy Kitchen, Mount Royal, Women's Basketball
Marcus McKay, UNBC, Men's Basketball


Bill Marshall, Mount Royal, Men's Hockey
Trent Monkman, Thompson Rivers, Men's Basketball
Robin Price, Thompson Rivers, Women's Soccer
Alexandra Schell, University of Saskatchewan, Wrestling


Skylar Pacheco, Brock, Men's Hockey
Paige Payne, UNBC, Women's Soccer
Kelsey Roberts, University of Calgary, Women's Hockey


Jaime Beck , University of Victoria, Women's Rugby
Rebecca Ellis, University of Saskatchewan, Wrestling

Fort Fraser

Damien Ketlo, University of Lethbridge, Men's Hockey

Fort St. James

Jackson Playfair, Dalhousie, Men's Hockey

Sarah McChesney


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