First, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Colby Cave of the Edmonton Oilers.
The 25-year-old center died on April 11, four days after an emergency surgery.
In a statement on nhl.com, his wife Emily said with “great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away”.
My wife Marj and I had the opportunity to watch the Oilers live at the Rogers Place, thanks to my compadre Warren Guillen of Lube City, and this sad news is just heartbreaking.
We offer prayers to Emily and to the family.
Rest in peace Colby.
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Aside from karaoke and fiesta-like dinners, Pinoys love basketball and volleyball.
In fact, I am impressed that despite their having two jobs in Canada, our Kababayans can still find the time to organize leagues and play their favorite sports.
Unfortunately, the Covid 19 pandemic has forced the organizers to cancel their leagues.
The Defenders and the Net Rippers were supposed to play in the St.Albert Ballers Club’s S-SABC Home League 2K20 finals last March 14. After that, a volleyball tournament was set to start on April 11
Red Deer Ballers Club’s streetball 3 on 3 was also scheduled on April 11 at the Penhold multiplex gym.
Rodel Gravides of Edson has set a league for 10 to 15 years old basketeers for April 11 to 12.
Mishy Baranda of Edmonton Volleyball League announced that the COED tournament for March 28 was cancelled.
Rey Nodado of the Cold Lake Filipino Basketball League will be organizing a two-day invitational tournament on June 20-21 and I hope and pray that this pandemic will be over by that time.
However, we really do not know when this pandemic will be over.
We are currently glued to our TV or radio for news and hopefully we will hear some good news soon.
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There will be no golf too for Kuya Abel Cereno in Edmonton and Armun Violan of Calgary.
Armun has suggested that I download Golf Clash for the meantime, hahahaha.
Thank goodness, we have a reliable internet connection in Canada. I just could not imagine what sports life would be without internet.
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To all members of the sports community, let us continue to pray for better days ahead and stay safe.