Freddie obliterated the overall track trotting record in this week’s edition of the Open trot with a 1:56.3 victory for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Charlottetown. It is the third time Campbell set the overall track trotting record.
It was one of three wins on the card for Campbell
The big winners were the Atlantic Champion Mid Isle Midget AAA Wildcats named Team of the Year. Their goaltender Maggie Johnston won the Female Player of the Year. The Matrix won the Atlantic title with a 2-0 win in the final and a trip Esso Nationals.
Dixon MacLeod of the Mid Isle Matrix Bantam AAA’s won Male Player of the Year. He scored 22 goals and had 47 points in 30 games coming off a broken leg the year previous.
The Coach of the Year is Cory Parsons, the head coach of the Mid Isle Bantam AAA team.
The Arizona Coyotes and coach Dave Tippett have mutually agreed to part ways after eight seasons. The 55-year-old Tippett led the Coyotes through four years of being run by the N-H-L after the team went into bankruptcy and took the Coyotes to the 2012 Western Conference Finals. He went 282-257-and-83 in the desert.
The CFL season opened Thursday night with Montreal beating Saskatchewan 17-16.
The Toronto Blue Jays had to settle for a split against the Rangers in Texas. Carlos Gomez homered twice to drive in five runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Blue Jays 11-4. The L.A. Angels doubled up the Yankees 10-5