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The 1982-83 season was filled with many surprises. The Terriers won 31 of 32 home games, Bryan Kuspira set a personal scoring record of 135 points (61 goals and 74 assists) and the team attained significant achievements, including the Terriers needing an extra game to surpass the 1981-82 Prince Albert Raiders' 60-game season record of 454 goals. Darren Spelay, in addition to scoring more than 50 goals in each of his four seasons, established a new career scoring record of 401 points on January 25, 1983. His totals for the 1982-83 season were 64 goals and 58 assists for 122 points.
When the playoffs began, the Terriers coasted into the semi-finals by defeating the Estevan Bruins four straight. The Melville Millionaires were eliminated in five games and the final against the powerful Weyburn Red Wings was set. The Terriers and Red Wings had fought an even battle all year. In 14 games, each had won seven. Dale Skibinsky played the hero's role as he slipped a pass from Scott Morgan under the pads of the Weyburn goalie to give Yorkton a 4-3 lead and the eventual victory in the seventh and deciding game of the SJHL final. He would later describe it as the biggest goal of his life. The title was the first in the club's 10 year history.
They were eliminated in five games by the Dauphin Kings in the Centennial Cup western semi-finals but the Terriers and Coach Gerry James had accomplished what they had set out to: the SJHL crown, and the title-hungry city had a championship.
Team members were Coach Gerry James, Darrell Spelay, Ryan Hunter, Lindsay Dyck, Kevin Berry, Kevin Bryksa, Norman Dube, Bryan Kuspira, Dale Skibinsky, Greg Thompson, Wade Stubley, Darrel Baskerville, Blair Haas, Dean Davies, Brad Thompson, assistant coach KC James, Scott Morgan, Serge Poulin, Pat Ford, Vic Laurin, Chris Smeaton, Todd Arseneau, Ron Ahenakew, Clayton Zulyniak, Blaine Whiteside, Scott Haas and trainer Lloyd Stebner.
The Parkland Optimist Open Synchro Swim Team dominated synchronized swimming in western Canada like few teams ever have. In a sport where scores rarely differ by more than decimal places, the Open Team often won by margins of two, three and even four points. The team of 2000 had evolved from a strong program which had produced winners in every provincial age category competition it entered from 1996 to 2000, including the Saskatchewan Invitational, Saskatchewan Provincials, Tri-Provincials featuring the top teams in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, and the Saskatchewan Summer Games.
Members of the team were Nicole Cheshuk, Jessica Neuls, Alyson Stout, Lindsay Kriger, Kristy Nielson, Jennifer Weber, Krystalee Konan, Sarah Roberts, Carmen Wonchulanko, Meagan Kowal, Jana Scebinski and Coach Michelle Hoffman.
Lori-Ann excelled at a number of sports including basketball and fastball, but at an early age made volleyball her sport of choice. She started her career in grade 8 at Yorkdale Junior High and progressed her way through the system to the highest level possible, the Canadian National Team. She played on many teams including the Yorkdale Junior High Royals, Yorkton Regional High School Raiders, Saskatchewan provincial teams at the Midget, Juvenile and Summer Games levels, and the University of Regina Junior and Senior Lady Cougars. Lori-Ann was a star at every level on her way to the national team, winning 10 player of the year, most valuable player and all star honours between 1986 and 1990.
Lori-Ann represented Canada with distinction at three World Cup championships (1991, 1993, 1995), two Pan Am Games (1991, 1995), two World Student Games (1993, 1995) and the 1996 Olympic Games. Coaches and teammates recognized her leadership by naming her captain of almost every team she played on. After an active playing careers, she became a successful coach with the Armed Forces National Volleyball Program.
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