Saints face undefeated SFU in BCIHL showdown

first_imgIt may still be early in the season, but the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program enters weekend action facing a something of a must-win situation when they host Simon Fraser University in a 2013 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championships rematch at the Castlegar Recreation Complex on Saturday. The game, which is presented by Mallards Source for Sports, is set for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff and can be streamed live on Fast Hockey for fans that can’t make it out to the rink. Simon Fraser is the BCIHL’s only remaining unbeaten team with a 5-0 record, including a 5-3 victory over Selkirk on October 26th in Burnaby. Meanwhile, the Saints are holding down first place with seven wins and two losses, but have played four more games than SFU. “One of our goals heading into the regular season was a first place finish, and picking up a third loss at this point in the year would make that a real uphill climb,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”SFU has a highly skilled team and we can’t count on them dropping points to other teams, so it’s important that we step up and get the job done on Saturday. It’s a challenge for our group and one I think we’re ready for.” Selkirk is coming off a trio of wins over Trinity Western University, including 6-1 and 8-2 victories on the road last weekend in Langley. “We’ve made some very good strides since our last game against SFU, particularly with our backcheck and in the defensive zone,” says Dubois.”The last time we played them, we gave up a handful of goals that just boiled down to poor defensive execution. You’re not going to beat a team of that quality if you don’t make them work for their offence.” October’s loss to the Clan was the first in seven games for Selkirk, having beat SFU in all four of their regular season encounters last season and twice more during a BCIHL Finals sweep in Nelson.The Saints haven’t lost to SFU on home ice since January 2012. Simon Fraser is led offensively by the duo of Jono Ceci and Nick Sandor, who have combined to score 26 points in just five regular season games. Sandor, a former Trail Smoke Eaters winger who spent two seasons playing NCAA Division 1 hockey, leads all Clan goal scorers with nine. The Saints, meanwhile, currently have six skaters amongst the top 11 in BCIHL scoring. Team captain Logan Proulx and assistant captain Connor McLaughlin are out front with 16 points each, while Cody Fidgett sits one point back and Darnell Dyck (13 points), Jackson Garrett (12) and Thomas Hardy (12) are close behind. McLaughlin and Fidgett are tied for the BCIHL goals lead with 11 each. “We’ve been getting offensive contributions from all four forward lines and a number of defenceman the past three weeks, and we’re going to remain successful if we can keep rolling with that kind of balance,” says Dubois.”Logan, Connor and Cody have been outstanding all season and Jackson and Thomas really started heating up against TWU.” Tickets for Saturday’s game will be available at the door for $8 (Adults) and $5 (Selkirk students & staff, seniors, children 6 & older) at the door on game night.last_img read more

Leafs bounce back to regain top spot in Murdoch Division; Green and White penalized for using ineligible player

first_imgRayce Miller, Austin Lindsay and Darnel St. Pierre into an empty net also scored for the Leafs, which held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1.Ross Armour on the power play scored the only goal for the Hawks.The Leafs game star Joey Karrer, getting his first start between the pipes for Nelson, stopped 36 of 37 shots to record the win in goal.Karrer came to the Leafs last week from the Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.Nelson concludes a grueling five-game string of road games with a 2-3 record after losing a dispute with disciplinary committee.The Leafs return home for a pair of games, Wednesday against Grand Forks and a return engagement with the Nitehawks Saturday.Puck drop in both games is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Both Darnel St. Pierre and Robson Cramer each finished the game with two points. . . . Sunday’s loss was the second consecutive setback at home for the defending KIJHL Champion Nitehawks. . . . Nelson plays seven of its 11 games in November on the road. .  . .Leafs lost two points in the standings, and had coach Dave McLellan suspended for one game, after playing an ineligible player in a November 2 game in Creston. Nelson originally won the game 5-2 but Creston protested the ineligible and were awarded the points in decision when Phil Iddon of disciplinary committee ruled in the favour of the Thunder Cats. KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen said this is the second time a team has been penalized for this infraction. Kelowna lost points against Osoyoos for using an unregistered player on the Hockey Canada registry. It didn’t take the Nelson Leafs long to regain top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division.In just over 18 hours, the Green and White went from third to first in the division after posting a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday afternoon in Fruitvale.Nelson, improving to 14-5-2-1-1, now leads the Murdoch division by one point over Castlegar and two ahead of the Hawks.A power play goal in the second period by defenceman, and Nelson’s leading scorer, Robson Cramer with 59 seconds remaining in the frame stood up as the winner as the Leafs rebounded from a 6-4 loss Saturday in Castlegar.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated: Stephen Curry of the Southland Conference

first_imgForgive the comparison, but Central Arkansas’ use of Jordan Howard is similar to Golden State’s deployment of Stephen Curry. He’s a fantastic screener for his size and is far more lethal slithering off ball than he is handling action from the top of the key. “It’s really funny, people ask me, ‘How many plays do you run for him?’” says UCA head coach Russ Pennell. “And I say, really not very many. What we do is, we put him in situations to let him use his own knowledge and IQ of the game.”Read the full story: http://sland.social/SportsIlllast_img read more

Deyna: “With 10 years I was already crazy about football, I wanted to go to the US and be a soccer player”

first_imgThe embassy of U.S hosted an act to encourage women’s football in Spain. From the hand of the agency AGM and the foundation Inspiringirls The issue of women’s football in North America was discussed and girls were encouraged to fight for their dreams.Deyna Castellanos, Atlético’s new player, led the talk. She has already lived the experience of going to the United States to develop her football career while continuing her studies. “With ten years I was already crazy, I dreamed of going to the United States and becoming a footballer”. And he achieve it.“Thanks to my brother I started playing. In Venezuela he is very masculine, but They saw me kicking a ball while I waited for my brother and a coach noticed me. Playing in Florida is one of the best experiences of my life. Playing and studying at the same time was a privilege. I grew a lot soccer. It was four years, I won the national tournament, it was magnificent. “ “There is a lot of work, a lot of discipline, really wanting to be the best. It’s great to be an inspiration. Let them see that football is not just for men. The hardest thing has been to be in a sport that is not supported by anyone. But women are going to conquer the world. Remove stereotypes, “said the Venezuelan.Sofia Echevarría, player of Madrid CFF, is about to undertake the American soil. He talked about how hard the road is. “It has always been my dream to go to the US now it has arrived. The road has been hard, I have cried many times, I did not have time to study, for all. But everything comes. I encourage you all to leave, “he admitted.To end, Alba Mellado told his experience in this world. “I started playing with children. Then the Madrid CFF created a team of girls competing against boys. At first they said ‘well, today we play the girls. They ended up saying care’. I only give you advice, there is no luck, you have to look for her. “last_img read more

Belfast bout crucial for both Donaire, Frampton

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Both Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire Jr. have reached the pinnacle of boxing excellence with multiple World titles in different weight classes and recognition that belts can’t measure.And the two former champions both know their fight on April 21 in Belfast will be crucial in their respective careers.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Frampton also received the same recognition Donaire received in 2016 when the Jackal unified the IBF and WBA World Super Featherweight titles.Donaire, who recently won the WBC Silver Featherweight belt in September 2017, said he’s already looking forward to fighting in his opponent’s hometown.“This is exactly the type of fight I live for, going in against one of the best in the world in the lion’s den of his hometown of Belfast,” said Donaire in the same report.“I plan to put on a spectacular show for my fans, his fans, and boxing fans in general. When I walk out of the ring victorious, it will all have been worth it.”Frampton, who came off a 10-round decision victory over Horacio Garcia in November 2017, said his fight against Donaire is the perfect prelude to a potential title bout.ADVERTISEMENT Frampton, a two-division World champion, said in a BoxingScene.com report that his fight against Donaire would be vital in his bid to return to the pedestal of the featherweight division.“It’s a brilliant fight, a four-weight World champion against a two-weight World champion,” said Frampton as per BoxingScene.com. “Has a bigger ‘away’ fighter come to fight in Belfast before? I don’t think there’s been a bigger name than Nonito Donire and he’s coming to fight a local guy in his hometown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“But I think both of us are in the same situation, a slip-up here and one of us might never fight for a World title again. There’s a lot on the line for both guys.”The Ring, ESPN, and Boxing Writers’ Association of America all named Donaire Fighter of the Year in 2012 after the Filpino fighter unified the WBO and IBF World Super Bantamweight belts. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pringle’s 29 lifts GlobalPort to 1st win Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “He’s been at the top of four divisions, but he was in the same weight division as me for quite a while and he’s someone I’ve always kept an eye on,” said Frampton. “He’s someone I admire as well and I think he’s a great fighter, but I think this is the perfect fight to get me ready for a World title in the summer.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Northern Metalic Flyers continue winning ways

first_imgThe Fort St. John Northern Metalic Flyers have been rolling through their regular season schedule and that continued on the road as the club played in three games. They were on the ice for games against Beaumont, Wetaskiwin, and Fort Saskatchewan respectively.In Friday’s tilt against the Braves the Flyers came away with a 4-1 victory. They scored a goal each in the first and second period, and eventually went up 4-0 in the third. Beaumont found the back of the net late in the game with just 1:24 left.Johnny Herrington, Curtis Hammond, Connor Bowie, and Cooper Beamish were the goal scorers for the team.- Advertisement -On Sunday Fort St. John moved on to take the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers. The scoring came fast in the game with all of the goals scored in the first period.The Flyers fell behind before the game was five minutes old but they responded with four unanswered markers. The Rangers cut into the Flyers lead with 6:46 left in the frame but they’d get no closer.Scoring for the Flyers were Connor Bowie, Brophy Dunne, Curtis Hammond, and Johnny Hammond.Advertisement Next for the Northern Metalic Flyers is a game on Sunday against the Peace River Sabres at 2 p.m.Information for Saturday’s game against Wetaskiwin was unavailable on the league’s website.last_img read more

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF FOR FANS THIS CHRISTMAS AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE

first_imgMichael will even get you a Dublin jersey if you want one this ChristmasMichael Murphy Sports and Leisure is helping you gear up for Christmas with great deals in-store across all the leading brands including Nike, Asics, Adidas, Puma, Canterbury and Underarmour.The store has got off to a great start since it was opened at the end of the summer catering for all the needs of young and older sports fans alike.And Christmas will be no different at www.michaelmurphysports.ie There’s something for all sports’ fans this festive season, from golfers to GAA fans, outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics. The shop also caters for pool, snooker, darts and racquet sports.The custom-built golf section stocks the northwest’s most comprehensive range of golfing brands, making it the ideal place to buy gifts for the golfer in your life. The range includes Callaway, Taylormade, Titliest, Wilson and Footjoy. There’s also a selection of golf sets for beginners, kids and budding young golfers. The shop has the northwest’s only state-of-the-art golf simulator and vouchers for lessons with the in-house PGA professional are also available. Or, why not give the gift of choice this Christmas with the perfect present, a Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure gift card.The Station Roundabout store also accepts Shop LK vouchers and here’s a flavour of what you can expect when you shop in-store or online at www.michaelmurphysports.ieEVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF FOR FANS THIS CHRISTMAS AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasMichael Murphy Sportslast_img read more

IMPRISONED JOHN DOWNEY IN ‘GOOD SPIRITS’, SAYS SENIOR FEIN MAN

first_imgDonegal Sinn Fein member John Downey is in good spirits, says MPTHE LEADING Sinn Fein member from Donegal arrested over the 1982 Hyde Park bomb murders should be released immediately.That’s the call from Sinn Fein’s West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty who has visited John Downey in London’s high security Belmarsh Prison. The 61-year-old was arrested last month by Scotland Yard detectives at Gatwick Airport after stepping off a plane.Mr Downey, from Carrigart, was later charged with the murders of four British soldiers during the bomb attack 31 years ago.On Wednesday, he was told at preliminary hearing that he would stand trial for the offences this November at the Old Bailey.His arrest has provoked a strong reaction from Sinn Fein.Donegal County Council has already passed a motion calling for his release.Pat Doherty visited Mr Downey in the jail following his court appearance.“I visited John Downey in Belmarsh this morning and assured him of Sinn Féin’s solidarity and support.” I also met with John’s solicitor Gareth Pierce and am meeting with the Irish Embassy this afternoon to raise his case with them.“John was very relaxed and in good spirits despite the situation in which he has been placed through the latest instance of broken British commitments.“I assured John that Sinn Féin will pursue every avenue available to us to hold the British government to its commitments and secure his release.“John Downey is a member of Sinn Féin and a long-time supporter of the Peace Process. The decision to arrest and charge him in relation to IRA activities in the early 1980s is vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful and is a source of anger within the Republican community.“As part of the Weston Park negotiation the British Government committed to resolving the position of on the runs (OTRs). John Downey received a letter from the NIO in 2007 stating that he was not wanted by the PSNI or any British Police Force. Despite travelling to England on many occasions now six years on he finds himself before the courts on these historic charges.“This development represents bad faith and a departure from what was previously agreed by both governments. I will be raising these issues with the Irish Embassy this afternoon.“John Downey needs to be released and allowed to return home to his family.”IMPRISONED JOHN DOWNEY IN ‘GOOD SPIRITS’, SAYS SENIOR FEIN MAN was last modified: June 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BELMARSH PRISONDonegal County CouncilGARETH PIERCEIMPRISONED JOHN DOWNEY IN ‘GOOD SPIRITS’PAT DOHERTY MPSAYS SENIOR FEIN MANSinn Feinlast_img read more

O DOMHNAILL TO BE FORMALLY INVESTIGATED OVER EXPENSES ALLEGATIONS

first_imgExclusive: A formal investigation into allegations that Senator Brian O Domhnaill over-claimed for expenses while a Donegal County Councillor is to be carried out, Donegal Daily can reveal.We have learned the Standards in Public Office Commission has decided to investigate the claims sent in an anonymous letter against the Donegal public representative.It follows an informal investigation by SIPOC investigating officer Paddy Walsh. Mr Walsh has now officially sent his findings to his senior officers at the commission office and recommended a formal investigation be carried out.On November 12th, he officially recommended that a full, formal investigation be carried out.A number of senior Donegal County Council officials including County Manager Seamus Neely have been made aware of the formal hearing.Commission Secretary David Waddell has contacted officials by letter to inform them of the investigation. The hearing is to be held at the Standards in Public Office Commission offices in Leeson Street.A date for the hearing has yet to be set.Senator O Domhnaill has claimed in the past that he is the victim of a political smear campaign. O DOMHNAILL TO BE FORMALLY INVESTIGATED OVER EXPENSES ALLEGATIONS was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:investigationSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLStandards In Public Office Commissionlast_img read more

“First Germany” GC77 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 4, 2011

first_img SharePrint Related”Lego – einer ist zuviel” GC13Y2Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK February 14, 2011February 14, 2011In “Community”First Berlin Cache (GC2EB4) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEKFebruary 21, 2013In “Community”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” “First Germany” GC77A rusty ammo can has been hidden in the woods southeast of Berlin since October 2, 2000.  The geocache’s name explains the significance this cache holds for Germany.“First Germany” (GC77) was the first geocache placed in the country. It’s now a popular favorite, accumulating more than 230 Geocaching Favorite Points.Ferenc originally placed the difficulty 1.5, terrain 1 cache. Later BlackyV adopted the historic cache.More than 1600 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache.  Some geocachers even adjust their vacation to make sure they can log “First Germany.”One geocacher wrote this log just yesterday: “When we planned our Berlin tour we definitely planned this cache, so we made our way back a little detour and found the [geocache].  A must have for real geocach(ing) fans. Thanks to conservation and the maintenance!”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more