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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 26, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba B2 BRANDON June 2002 Sports Pedrick gets coaching job SWAN RIVER Del Pedrick is back in the Manitoba Junior Hockey The former coach of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines has been hired as the head coach and assistant general manager of the Swan Valley Former OCN Blizzard general man ager Leonard Strandberg is the new GM of the Pedrick was fired by the Wolverines last fall and finished the season as co coach of the Cleveland Barons of the junior A North American Hockey Pedrick guided the Southwest Cougars to Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League titles in 1998 and In addition to his threeyear stint at the helm of the Strandberg has served two terms as general manag er of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey Leagues Melfort Eagles from 1989 to 1996 and from 1999 to Strandberg and Pedrick both signed twoyear contracts to replace Mark a former WHL Brandon Wheat Kings assistant coach resigned from his dual post of coach and GM of the Stampeders this spring to pursue other Brandon Sun Eastley had sizzling bat Reed Eastley of the Brandon Ora Dental Marlins has been named the Manitoba Senior Baseball League play er of the Eastley went 8for13 at the plate to raise his leagueleading batting average to He scored four runs and knocked in four others as the Marlins posted a 21 record last Eastley also tossed two scoreless innings and earned his second save of the season during the Sun Not so fast there ASSOCIATED PRESS Brent Abernathy of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays gets tagged out by Toronto Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby last night in baseball action at Abernathy had tried to score from first base on a Capitals pass over Hanlon WASHINGTON The reality of getting his first NHL coaching job sank into Bruce Cassidy when he turned on the TV in his hotel I saw my name on ESPN so I guess Ive the Ottawaborn said during a news conference called by the Washington Capitals yesterday afternoon to introduce him as their new head He becomes the secondyoungest NHL head Carolinas Paul who entered the league at age remains the Im Im Im ner Cassidy Its a great oppor tunity for I certainly didnt see it coming this year but Im glad it For the last two Cassidy coached the Ottawa Senators farm team in He was AHL coach of the year last season with the Grand Rapids I guess were part of a new trend of teams bringing in young coaches and giving them their first chance in the said general manager George who fired Ron Wilson on May 10 after five years behind the Capitals We found what we think is a real good Brandon native Glen who coached the Caps AHL affiliate in was reported to be a can didate for the Washington job as Owner Ted Leonsis was impressed after meeting Cassidy last When we he was very Leonsis There was a confidence in him and a realistic Press Manitobans can enjoy their own in Morris If youve never been to a its an experience youll never Noted as the Greatest Outdoor Show on the Calgary set for July 514 attracts top rodeo cowboys from all over the world competing for per From the colourful parade to the heartstop ping chuckwag on races in the professional rodeo doesnt get any big ger or better than the Calgary But one doesnt have travel to Alberta to expe rience a stampede as organizers are expecting upwards of enthu siastic spectators to con verge on Morris from July The Valley Agriculture Society that produces the Manitoba Stampede Exhibition has been in existence since when the fair was purely an agricultural Also known as The Big the Morris Stampede is Manitobas only pro rodeo event and is the largest east of the Alberta The popular pony chuckwagon chari ot races and Ben Hur races are featured all four Another crowd pleaser for fans of all ages is the Manitoba mutton bustin championships featuring young riders aboard feisty Over the course of its also a busy time of the year for Manitoba communities hosting semiprofessional or ama teur In the latter part of the action converges on Gilbert Plains on July 20 Austin from July 24 27 and Swan River July All three stops also feature pony chuckwagon On the amateur the Heartland Rodeo Association will be fea tured at the Triple S Fair Rodeo at Selkirk on July 67 followed by a twoday stop at Crystal City on July High school competi tors are rodeoing at either the Heartland or MRCA level in preparation for a trip to the national high school finals next month or keeping things at an even keel until a new sea son rolls around in Its also the time of year that Ranch Rodeos are Striving to put a little distance between the CCA Finals and the MRCA the latter will be staged in Brandon two weeks later than the Organizers feel this will give all man and more preparation time should they be working both Heres the finals rundown 45 2427 6 10 1416 and Las Darrell Nesbitt is a free lance His rodeo col umn will appear Wednesdays through the MRCA Finals in MSBL ROUNDUP Leafs pulling away Bryan Swaenepoels twoout single in the ninth inning allowed the Brandon Cloverleafs to extend their lead on the rest of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League last Swaenepoel singled home Tom Klapp for the winning run as the Cloverleafs beat the Baldur Regals 43 and opened a sevenpoint lead in the In the other MSBL game last the Birtle Blue Jays dumped the Oak River Dodgers 92 to move into a three way tie for second place with Baldur and the Brandon Ora Dental Cloverleafs 4 Regals 3 Clark Andres struck out 13 batters in a fivehitter for the He gave up two walks and hit one batter as the Leafs improved to Regals starter Jay Steffen pitched a strong game as giving up eight hits and three runs in eight He struck out nine batters and walked Brent Unrau relieved Steffen in the ninth inning and took the Jamie WaddellHodgson went 3for 5 for the scoring one run and dri ving in Darrick Jones hit a tworun single for the who have an 861 Blue Jays 9 Dodgers 2 The Blue Jays did all their damage in two scoring five times in the fourth inning and four times in the sev Matt Mutcheson pitched seven innings for the giving up two runs on six He walked just one batter and struck out Mutcheson also scored twice and drove in one run for the Blue Birtles Mark Wakely and Tyler Wilson both singled twice and had two RBIs apiece as the Blue Jays improved to Chris McKague drove in both Oak River runs with a pair of Starting pitcher Les Nichols took the loss for the 510 He allowed five runs and 10 hits in six He walked two with one Sun Buy your Grad a set of wheels Pringle fumbles first haul CONTD FROM Bl the controversial decision to bump star running back Mike Pringle from the lineup to make room for Terry Baker added a pair of field goals for Tyrone Taylor scampered 120 yards to score on a missed Baker field goal in the second quarter and Sean Millington scored on a twoyard run for which also got a pair of field goals from Matt The Alouettes had a chance to score again from the five with two minutes to but Pringle fumbled on his first carry of the who was 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