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Huskies fire nearly 60 shots on net in 12-1 blowout of Beaverlodge

first_imgLast night contained no surprises between the Fort St. John Huskies and the Beaverlodge Blades. The Huskies peppers the Blades with 59 shots in the tilt at the North Peace Arena, and were rewarded with a 12-1 victory.The Huskies were plagued by a bit of a sloppy start in the opening five minutes of the game but it was full steam ahead from there. Wyatt Fellows opened the scoring 8:22 in, and they added another marker before the period was out.The second frame was easily the most dominant 20 minutes of hockey the Huskies have played all season. They outshot the Blades 22-4, and increased their lead to 8-1.- Advertisement -The final 20 minutes was more of the same. Fort St. John owned the shots at 23-8, and rounded out the scoring with another four goals to make the final 12-1.After the game assistant coach Todd Alexander sympathized with the Blades knowing that what they’re going through isn’t easy for anyone involved with the team.“They’re working hard over there and they have some good things going for them. They have a couple of good players that are pretty young. They showed up and played a gutsy game. They never game up and finished their checks. Hats off to them for showing up. It’s a hard game to play for both teams. That’s how it goes sometimes.,” he said.Advertisement The win set up an opportunity for the Huskies to leap frog the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks in the standings in a game this evening, and give the squad a leg up for potentially having home ice advantage for their eventual first round playoff match-up.“Obviously we needed to get the points tonight to set the game up and that was our goal. It’s another big game. It’s one that we’ve been waiting for. We’ve got to be ready to go. It’s a good hockey club coming in here and they’re going to be hungry as well,” Alexander explained.Fort St. John has dropped two out of three against Dawson Creek this year and Alexander knows the team is going to need to be ready to take advantage of the opportunity in front of them.“We need to bear down and match their intensity. They’re a team that comes out and works hard and finishes their check. There’s no quit in that hockey club over there. They’re in every game. You don’t look at the score of the losses that they’ve had lately because they’ve been playing hard. If we’re not ready to go they’re going to take it hard to us,” he admitted.Advertisement The Huskies and Canucks are tied in the standings with 26 points following Fort St. John’s win last night, coupled with Dawson Creek’s point for an overtime loss to Fairview yesterday as well.Scoring for the Huskies last night were Wyatt Fellows, Blair Karasiuk (2), John Apsassin (2), Josh Robinson (2), Cayle Bell (2), Ricky Bateman (2), and Jerome Thorne.Daimon Derouin will get the start between the pipes tonight against Dawson Creek at the North Peace Arena. The opening faceoff is slated for 8 p.m.last_img read more

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Trackers new head coach very pleased with first results of first training camp

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Forty four players showed up this past weekend for the first of two training camps for the NEBC Yukon Trackers.The camp, held at the Taylor and District Ice Centre, left new team head coach David Johnston very impressed with the summer conditioning that players, both returning and new players exhibited. While there were some players that did not have access to ice over the summer and had issues with wearing skates for extended periods of time, he says that as a whole, the majority of players were in excellent physical shape considering this was for some the first on-ice session of the season.Johnston says that the group of returning players were not only well-prepared, but also showed incredibly good leadership to the group of rookies. Not discounting them, Johnston also praised the rookie prospects, saying that their speed and skillsets were incredibly well-developed. He says that the group as a whole has some very strong skaters, which as a coach is exciting due to the game of hockey’s current paradigm that lauds speedy players.- Advertisement -The first day of the camp saw had Johnston running some of the more basic drills, but at a fast, high tempo with lots of speed and puck movement. Days two and three saw scrimmages that could let the coaching staff analyse the players in real-time. Johnston says that from a coaching perspective, the ability to watch from a different vantage point and evaluate where players fit on the team amongst their peers is favourable to being at ice level.Though several players won’t be hitting the ice, Johnston says that most of the players trying out last weekend will be back for the Trackers second camp at the Pomeroy Sports Centre. Final decisions on the roster will be made over the next three days. Of the 44 players trying out, coaching staff needs to whittle the group down to a roster of 19 players and 10 affiliates by Thursday to ensure their enrolment in the Hockey Canada Skills Academy that the team is putting on in conjunction with the North Peace Secondary School and the Energetic Learning Campus.The camp runs at the Pomeroy tonight night starting at 7:30, Wednesday night at 7:45, and Thursday afternoon at 3:00.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Los Angeles Futbol Club holding tryouts

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Futbol Club has scheduled tryouts for its younger teams from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3 and 10 at La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge. All interested soccer players within the under 9-under 14 age bracket are welcome to participate. For specific age-related tryout times, visit www.LAFCsoccer.com. Tryouts for older players (under 15-under 18) will be announced in April. For information call (818) 952-LAFC. last_img read more

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Vihiga upbeat of sponsorship despite change of guard

first_imgSpeaking to Capital Sport Vihiga United assistant coach Francis Xavier is confident the new county boss will continue with the sponsorship of the team since the club belongs to the County Government.‘’We called for a meeting with our people  to consolidate our position and we remain optimistic that the incoming governor will continue with the program but as for now we cannot pre-empt before meeting the governor elect but we will meet him (governor) very soon and am confident he will support the sponsorship programe,” Xavier revealed.Vihiga United XI posing for a photo before facing Kibera Black All Stars in a National Super League match on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Gounds.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaVihiga United, who are at the helm of the NSL with 47 points, face an acid test when they battle it out with reigning Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Tusker FC in the quarter finals of the GOtv Shield on August 19.High flying Vihiga United made it to the GOtv Shield quarters after eliminating KPL side Kakamega Homeboyz 5-4 on penalties.Vihiga United will resume training on Sunday to prepare for the GOtv fixture against the defending champions with Xavier expressing optimism since all his players are fit for selection after veteran midfielder Charles Okwemba recovered from a knock.Xavier has set his sights in helping Vihiga United earn promotion in the top flight league next season after missing the chance by a whisker in 2016.The NSL leaders came close to play in the KPL this season despite finishing sixth last year after Football Kenya Federation chief Nick Mwendwa ‘promoted’ them alongside KCB FC after Muhoroni Youth and Sofapaka failed to comply with the club licensing.Muhoroni and Sofapaka were reinstated back to the KPL by the Sports Dispute Tribunal ending Vihiga’s dream that season.‘’Last season we lost points that we should have not, but this season we have learnt from our previous mistakes. So far we are doing well we only need to increase little effort and maintain our momentum,” added Xavier.Other teams that their fate hangs on the balance are Vihiga Queens (women football team) a development basket team and a rugby team who are under the sponsorship of the County Government that was under the reign of Akaranga.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Vihiga United Governor Moses Akaranga during Vihiga United’s match match against Kibera All Stars in the National Super League.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11 – Despite the change of guard at the Vihiga County Government following Tuesday’s General Elections, National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United remain optimistic the incoming governor Wilbur Otichilo will up hold the sponsorship deal.Vihiga United’s fate was on Wednesday thrown into doubts after Governor Moses Akaranga, who initiated the Sh40m per year deal with the club, lost his seat to Otichilo.last_img read more

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Community rallies for Betty

first_imgAs of Thursday, Putnam, 77, who suffered severe head trauma in a fall last month from a 6-foot ladder, is breathing on her own and is able to sit up for short periods of time, said longtime family friend May Sharp.“The family is discussing a transfer to Presbyterian \[Intercommunity\] Hospital to start rehab in the near future,” she said.Putnam, who took the fall while trying to take down a wasp’s nest in a constituent’s back yard, is still in the critical care unit at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.“She can’t speak clearly yet,” Sharp said, “but she is doing a lot better.”Sharp, 75, is one of a core group of volunteers who have given support to the Putnam family, including caring for Marvin, 90, who needs dialysis three times a week. The family of critically injured Santa Fe Springs Councilwoman Betty Putnam asked the community for volunteers in their time of need.They were overwhelmed with the number of responses.“The city was inundated with calls and hundreds of e-mails,” said City Manager Fred Latham. “The response is typical for our community, and of course it has to do with how loved Betty is in Santa Fe Springs.”“We are so very grateful for the incredible kindness and generosity of so many of the people of Santa Fe Springs,” said Marian Putnam, one of the five Putnam children. “We thank everyone for their prayers and believe they are working to heal our mother.” Although there were dozens of people on the list to spend time with Marvin while the Putnam children are at the hospital, the family had to decline their help.The Putnam patriarch was uncomfortable with new people coming into the household, said Tom Yarwood, 86, another volunteer.The two veterans spend time talking about World War II, he said.“I would do anything for Betty or Marv,” Yarwood said.As would the others, including Rob and Jane Roberson, owners of Griffith Drug, Marlene Vernava and Juanita Trujillo. The Robersons, both 62, helped the Putnam siblings with their dad’s medicines.“They’ve been coming here for years,” Rob said. “We’re just doing what we can to make this time easier for the family.”Taking supplies — such as Kleenex, medicines and snacks — from the store to the Putnam home is pharmacy manager Trujillo, 33.She said she had tried to stop Putnam from going to eradicate the wasp’s nest.“When she told me what she was going to do, I told her to wait for my husband to help her,” Trujillo said. “She waved me off saying she could do it.”A couple of hours later, her daughter, Alyssa, 13, told her about Putnam’s accident.“We could never repay Miss Putnam for all she’s done for Santa Fe Springs,” Trujillo said.“Everybody loves Betty” said Vernava, 75, another longtime friend and president of the Santa Fe Springs Women’s Club. “She is Santa Fe Springs.”sandra.molina@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Shooting at high school in Cleveland

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio — A gunman opened fire in a downtown high school on Wednesday, and five people were taken to a hospital, the mayor said. Mayor Frank Jackson said three young people and two adults were hurt. SuccessTech Academy had been secured and there was only one suspect, he said. “They have the shooter,” Jackson said. He did not elaborate. Ronnell Jackson, 15, said he saw the shooter running down a school hallway. “He was about to shoot me but I got out just in time,” he said. Another student, Doneisha LeVert, said she heard the principal say “Code Blue” over the public address system, and the students started running. She said she hid in a closet with some of her friends. Students stood outside the building, many in tears and on cell phones. Family members also stood outside, anxiously waiting for their children to be released. “I’m scared. I’m hoping no more people got hurt,” Jackson said. Tammy Mundy, 38, who has a son and daughter at the school, told The Plain Dealer of Cleveland that her daughter called when the shooting started. “She said, ‘Mom they’re shooting in here, kids are running out, I’m hiding in the closet,’” Mundy told the newspaper. Then she called her 18-year-old son, Darnell Rodgers, on his cell phone, and he told her he had been shot in the arm. “He said, ‘Mom I got shot,’” Mundy told the newspaper. The small, alternative high school is in the center of downtown across from the FBI’s offices and three blocks from where the Cleveland Browns play football. The school enrolls 240 students grades nine through 12 and emphasizes technology education. All the students are poor under federal poverty guidelines. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Tir Chonaill Gaels face St. Kiernan’s in London SFC Final

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Notes 17 October 2016Senior FinalAll roads lead to Greenford this weekend as Tir Chonaill Gaels lock horns with a very strong and hungry St. Kiernan’s side in the London Senior Final. The very best of luck to Lloyd, Patrick, backroom team and all the players in pursuit of our seventeenth title and 3-in-a row. Throw in is 3pm on Sunday, 23rd October and we look forward to seeing plenty of support for the boys on the day. We anticipate it to be busy at Greenford so get down early for parking.Andy Duffy Memorial Day Saturday – 5th November This month marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of our former chairman, Andy Duffy. Greatly missed, Andy had a remarkable impact on the club and helped everyone in any way he could. The club are holding a memorial day on Saturday the 5th of November with a mass in the clubhouse at 1pm followed by a challenge between TCG Juniors and TCG Seniors. We also welcome former players to tog out. Refreshments will follow in the clubhouse, and we look forward to seeing you on the day.Wedding Bells Congratulations to our former Physio, David Joyce, who got married at the weekend , we wish him and his wife Kay all the best for the future.In other wedding news, club stalwart Michael Cunningham has been keeping a low profile of late busy polishing up his speech (and shoes) for an upcoming big day in Kilcar!Lottery Results 16th OctoberNumbers drawn 6, 17, 23 & 26Jackpot £3,000 – No Winner Draw hosted at Hennessy’s, Greenford£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Mary Toland, TCG OnlineAlan Chef, TCG Francie McGinley, TCG JuniorsSeamus Carr, TCGNext draw 21 October – Jackpot £3,000Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!Tir Chonaill Gaels face St. Kiernan’s in London SFC Final was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

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Police make arrest in painter’s slaying

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Mende said the attack was unprovoked, and police refused Friday to speculate on a motive. Mende, who is still recovering from stab wounds, said neighbors pounded on the door of his North Hollywood home at 6 a.m. Friday to bring him the news that police had a suspect in custody. “I’m glad,” Mende said. “That’s what we were hoping for. It would be terrible if he could hide someplace and never be found.” One of Hapke’s stepsons, Brent Turnham, 32, of Burbank, said more than 450 people attended Hapke’s funeral Wednesday. “It’s a shame my father had to lose his life to this senselessness, and he was just a good man,” Turnham said. “My dad had friends from the highest places to the lowest; if there was a party, everyone would gather around him to hear him talk because he was so animated. He would captivate anyone’s attention.” — Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 50-year-old man with an “extensive” criminal record was in custody Friday in the fatal stabbing of a 65-year-old commercial painter in Beverly Hills’ first homicide since 2001, officials said. Nathan Hall was arrested about 9:20 p.m. Thursday after he was found hiding in the attic of his home in South Los Angeles, authorities said. He was being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the slaying of Jurgen Hapke, 65, of Burbank. Beverly Hills detective Sgt. Jack Douglas said Hall has an “extensive criminal history” including previously alleged acts of violence. Hapke, 65, was killed about 7 a.m. Dec. 14, outside the Wells Fargo Bank in the 9300 block of Wilshire Boulevard, when he came to the aide of his best friend and business partner, Helmut Mende, 71, who was attacked by a man wielding a large kitchen knife.last_img read more

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Robert Kee to hold power equipment open day this Saturday

first_imgDon’t miss our Spring Open Day at Robert Kee Power Equipment Letterkenny this Saturday 12th May.We will have fantastic pre-season special offers, competitions and giveaways on the day and Pio McCann from Highland Radio will be broadcasting live between 12-2pm.We will be showcasing our extensive range of Garden Equipment from leading brands Honda, STIHL and Husqvarna including our range of walk behind and Ride on Lawnmowers and don’t miss seeing that innovative Husqvarna Automower that has changed the whole concept of lawncare. We have the Automower set up for you to see going for yourself and our friendly staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.We have lots of promotions available on the day and great savings on a large range of garden equipment such as Lawnmowers, Pressure Washers, Chainsaws and more.With every purchase made instore on the day you will be entered into a draw to win a Husqvarna 115il Battery Strimmer including Battery and Charger.Every Legacy Lawnmower purchased on the day will be entered into a draw to win back 50% of the cost! Legacy mowers start from just €249 and we have fantastic offer available on the day for Legacy 21” Self Propelled mower now just €349. We will also have our full range of Honda Quads on display and the Iseki Commercial Mowers too.Don’t miss the chance to get yourself some fantastic offers and hopefully win a prize or two.See our full range of garden equipment online at http://www.robertkee.ieRobert Kee to hold power equipment open day this Saturday was last modified: May 10th, 2018 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:open dayPower EquipmentRobert Keelast_img read more

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School secretaries announce plans for strike action

first_imgDonegal secretaries in the Forsa union will be taking strike action later this month in their campaign for fair pay and working conditions.The secretaries in dispute will begin their industrial action on Friday, September 20th. They will take part in a series of short work stoppages at the start of the school day before commencing a work to rule.The union balloted its members over the summer after education department officials refused to discuss proposals to overcome a two-tier pay system. The system leaves some secretaries who are paid by school boards of management earning salaries as low as €12,500 a year. Fórsa has mounted a campaign for pay justice for school secretaries, some of whom are forced to sign on during the summer holidays and other school breaks due to the irregular, short-term contracts.Fórsa announced today that 94% of the 630 balloted school secretaries backed the plans for industrial action.   School secretaries announce plans for strike action was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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