Duchaine has shutout in goal for junior hockey

Islander Steven Duchaine, a goalie for SnoKing Jr. Thunderbirds, had a 2-0 shutout in Spokane Thursday, Nov. 10. The team Squirt B2, comprised of 8, 9, and 10 year-olds, took third place in the tournament.

The team was coached by Gord Brown and assistants Pat Minahan and Steven Hershgold.

The team plays regular games in Tri Cities, Eugene, Tacoma, Kent, Mountlake Terrace, Lynwood and home Ice Castle ice rink in Renton, as well as main ice Kingsgate in Kirkland, which is the practice ice for the Thunderbirds.

Duchaine has played goalie for two years and began skating at 5 years old.

There will be a dinner with silent and live auctions on Jan. 28. Proceeds will go to support youth hockey, ice time, equipment and scholarships. For more information visit the team's Website at or call Vicki Duchaine at 236-2637.

MIHS football awards, KingCo and records

The Mercer Island football team handed out its annual awards for the 2005 season.

Captains: Joe Fronk, Eric Morse, Morgan Anthony, Jacob Gottlieb; Most Inspirational: Morgan Anthony; Best Blocker: Quinn Christofferson; Best Tackler: Chris Baker; Outstanding Lineman: Jacob Gottlieb; Outstanding Competitor: Jeremy Spektor; Co-Coaches Award: Joe Fronk and Anthony Simonetti; Most Improved: Eric Morse; Special Awards: Kevin Osborne-manager and Marvin Anthony-parent; Outstanding Junior Player: Greg Mahony; Outstanding Sophomore Players: Sam Franklin and Leroy Lutu;

Freshman team awards -- Most Improved: Austen Davis; Most Inspirational: David Courtney; Most Valuable: Ramsey Coles; Captains: Chris Kaestle, Max Moncaster, Ramsey Coles and Nick Wotipka.

All Kingco 3A Selections 2005 -- First team: Jeremy Spektor, wide receiver; Tim Wettack, outside linebacker; Second team: Jacob Gottlieb, defensive lineman; Morgan Anthony, runningback and Greg Mahony, defensiveback. Honorable mention: Jacob Gottlieb, guard; Alex Haas, kicker; Eric Morse, outside linebacker; Chris Baker, inside linebacker and Leroy Lutu, safety.

New Records: Jeremy Spektor -- Receptions in single game, 13 vs. Anacortes. Breaks old record of 12 held by Houston Thompson 1991 and Danny Schwartz 2002. Jeremy Spektor -- Receptions in season, 54. Breaks old record of 51 held by Houston Thompson 1991.

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