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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:38

Lowry beats back boo-birds in Cranbrook

Written by  Brad Brown
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First Russia, then the world? Two Swift Current Broncos — 19-year-old forwards Adam Lowry and Graham Black — were named Oct. 25 to Team WHL for the Subway Super Series later this month.


Lowry will play in Games 5 and 6 of the series on Nov. 14 in Vancouver and Nov. 15 in Victoria, while Black will suit up in Game 6 only.
“It’s a great recognition for those guys to make that team, but bigger than that they’re on the stage for the World Junior (national) team,” said Broncos head coach and general manager Mark Lamb. “That’s what it is. It’s a tryout for the World Junior team.”
The Super Series sees all-star teams from the QMJHL, OHL and WHL play two games each against a Russian all-star team in six cities across Canada.
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One night after getting named to the team, a well-meaning fan in Cranbrook did his part to make sure Lowry didn’t get a big head about it.
“Kootenay is known for its fans clapping for both starting lineups, and I guess someone didn’t appreciate me and he decided to boo,” Lowry said with a laugh. “I looked at (Reece) Scarlett there and we kind of both started laughing, like ‘Is this really happening?’”
Lowry got in the ultimate beak though, assisting on Swift Current’s second goal as the Broncos went on to a 5-2 win.
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The Broncos couldn’t sustain the momentum though as they fell 4-1 the next night to the hometown Lethbridge Hurricanes in a game that featured six fights, and dropped the Broncos to 6-7-3-1.
“I thought we had our ups and downs,” said 18-year-old winger Coda Gordon. “We started off really good in Kootenay out there and once we came to Lethbridge we kind of had a bad start ... and we couldn’t get it back.”
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Saturday’s loss to Lethbridge marked winger Ryon Moser’s 200th career WHL game.
Moser was released by the Hurricanes after the 2010-11 season and joined the Broncos that offseason.
He has 26 goals and 47 assists for 73 points to show for his time in the league, with 53 of those points coming since moving to Swift Current.
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Canadian women’s soccer team member Kaylyn Kyle will perform the ceremonial opening faceoff at tonight’s game against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Credit Union iplex.
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Upcoming games: Tonight vs. Seattle Thunderbirds; Saturday vs. Edmonton Oil Kings; Wednesday at Prince Albert Raiders.st singing over a recording or what, but we knew we could do better than that,” Dennehy said. “Dalton listened to the recording and wrote out harmonies and parts for vocal percussion, harmonies, and a soloist. We had no instruments, the entire performance was just with voices.”

Dennehy was confident in the group’s audition, and with little time to get everything finished and uploaded, there was really no time to be nervous.
A few weeks after they sent in their video, they received an email from the record company saying that they had won.
“There was lots of excitement, but most of them were in shock and couldn’t even say anything,” noted Dennehy.
“I think that because our video was a cappella, that it stood out a bit. While this is pop rock band, their music does have a lot of harmonies, and musically, I think that’s really important to the band. Also, the kids knew their parts really well, and we made sure to include that the music had actually been written by one of the students in the group. I don’t know if many high-school students have that kind of talent.”
The students performed at the concert in Regina last week, and got to experience a professional sound check, quick rehearsal with Josh Ramsay in their dressing room, and even a VIP performance.
After dinner, they performed with the band in front of 4,000 fans.
“It was absolutely phenomenal,” Dennehy admitted. “Everyone did such a great job, and it was really a fantastic experience. I think any chance kids have to work on their craft is such a great opportunity, and I’m so glad these kids had the chance to experience this. Josh shook all of their hands while he was performing, and it was so important for the kids to have that kind of contact with someone who ‘made it’ in the music industry.”

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