Stampede season over
Southern Stampede player Jakoby Stubbert battles with Red Devils player Max Macharg during Saturdays night’s game.
The Stampede finished the season on the weekend in third place after a 6-3 win and a 5-4 loss to the Canterbury Red Devils.
Captain Bert Haines said it was a positive finish with the Red Devils considered favourites to win the competition.
Long term player Braden Lee notched up with 100th NZIHL game on the weekend, all played with the Stampede, and former captain Simon Green’s jersey was retired.
Keen ice hockey supporters can see Stampede players during the North Island v South Island Skate of Origin match in Dunedin on September 13 and plans are underway for an Ice Blacks v Stampede fixture in Queenstown in October.
Lawrence pip Maniototo
Maniototo’s Nathan Huddleston makes a break supported by his teammates during the Otago Country premiere division rugby final in Lawrence on Saturday.
The Lawrence team outclassed the Maniototo Maggots 18-7.
Maniototo first-five Charlie Hore said the team was disappointed with the loss but Lawrence had played to the conditions better.
Maniototo was only able to score in the second half with the half-time score 15-0. ‘‘We were poor at the start,’’ Hore said.
It was the fourth time Lawrence have won the title.
Photo: Si Leeds Wanaka’s Braden Currie finished third in the 2014 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Germany over the weekend, amongst a stellar field of 60 pro men with a blistering time of 2:37:10 in one of the grittiest and grimiest disciplines in triathlon – with a 1.5km swim, 36km mountain bike and 9km cross country run on Saturday.
The impressive podium caps off Currie’s stunningly successful European off-road triathlon racing season.
Over the past six weeks, he has won the Swedish Xterra, placed second in three Xterras (Switzerland, Italy and France) and placed fourth last weekend in the Czech Xterra. He now sits in second place in the European Xterra championship. Next weekend he swaps solo racing to join his Team NZ Adventure (Dougal Allan, Jess Simson and Glen Currie) in China for the Wulong Mountain Quest.
Snowboarders compete for cash
Treble Cone hosted the annual DB Export