Ski and Snowboard team selected

Lakes District Secondary School ski/snowboard team selections complete.

A snowboarder trains in Smithers for a position with the Lakes District Secondary School ski/snowboard team.

A snowboarder trains in Smithers for a position with the Lakes District Secondary School ski/snowboard team.

Twenty two students have made the cut to form the Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS) ski and snowboard teams. Of the 49 skiers that competed for a position the final roster is as follows.

The lone female skier is Lauren Solecki.  The male ski team is  Andre Dube, James Goudreau, Connor Vossen, Liam Clovis, Austin Murray, and Nelson Lovas.  The female snowboard team is Elise Dube, Tanis Bjarnason, Mikayla Fairley, Sarah Burleson, Kandice Wainwright, Breana Blackwell.  The male snowboard team is Andre Dube, Jacob Watson, Shawn Wilson, Matt Skinner, Alec Phillips, Tristan Puglas, Pierce Hofer, Logan Gray, Tyler Wilson, and Chase Clovis.

Last year the LDSS ski and snowboard teams had a strong season, with the boys team winning first overall in the province and the girls winning second.  This year LDSS will be hosting the B.C. School Sports High School Provincial Championships.

They will work with the Smithers Ski Club and Hudson Bay Mountain resort to host the event on March 4 through 6, 2013.  The expect over 250 competitors from across the province.