Local sport club brings home trophy


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Members of the Petersburg Whalers pose with their trophy. Front: Kalin Pitta-Rosse, Derrick O'Soup, Steve Penrose, Eric Larson Back: Adam Petersen, Kurt Wohlhueter, Greg Kowolski

The local hockey club The Petersburg Whalers won the Rainforest Classic's B Division tournament in Juneau earlier this month.

The "Old Timer's Tournament" consisted of hockey players more than 35 years old.

The Whalers competed against teams from across Alaska including Anchorage, Juneau and Palmer.

"Petersburg has been represented in almost every single tournament," said Whaler Greg Kowolski. "This year was the second time in ten years that we've won the tournament."

The Whalers lost its first game 1-7 to a veteran team of athletes on the Anchorage Aces.

"By far they were the best team i...

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