Saints rally past Eastern Washington to stretch win streak to 11

first_imgThe Selkirk Saints rallied back from a second-period deficit to edge the Eastern Washington University Eagles 5-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey Saturday night at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.The win extended Selkirk’s BCIHL-record streak for wins to start a season to 11 and maintained the Saints’ tight grip on first place in the league standings.”With two weeks between games we knew there might be some rust coming into tonight’s game and we saw that early with a couple of mental errors that Eastern made us pay for,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”But it was a good experience for us to get behind at home and have to raise our game and battle back.””We got better as the game went on and it was nice to see our fourth line come through with the winning goal,” Dubois added. “You don’t want to have to count on coming from behind on a regular basis, but tonight we’re pleased with the character we showed in the third period.”For the first time this season the Saints tailed at both intermissions.But a third period rally sparked by a timely 5-on-3 penalty kill lifted the home side. The Eagles took their first of three leads on the night midway through the first period when Ryan Pajimola intercepted a neutral zone pass and blasted a shot past Selkirk netminder Alex Sirard.Cody Fidgett drew the hosts even minutes later on a power-play, but EWU went ahead once more with 1:54 remaining in the frame when Uriah Machuga capitalized on a Saints turnover and scored from the high slot. The game remained tight in the second with Logan Proulx and Machuga trading power-play goals less than two minutes apart.And Selkirk came up big late in the frame, killing a two-man advantage for the final 54 seconds of the period in order to squeak into intermission down a single goal. After continuing their solid work on the penalty kill in the opening minute of the third period, the Saints found the momentum-changing goal they’d been searching for.Beau Taylor, who was playing at centre in the absence of injured linemate Thomas Hardy, won an offensive zone face-off straight forward and passed across the top of the crease to Fidgett for a tap-in equalizer. The eventual game winner would follow just 53 seconds later, as Connor Stephens pounced on a rebound from a Ben Starbuck wrap-around and beat EWU starter Jason Greenwell.And the Saints allowed their visitors few chances for the remainder of the third period, outshooting the Eagles 13-3 before Connor McLaughlin scored into an empty net to put the finishing touches on the win. Alex Sirard picked up his seventh win in as many appearances for the Saints, making 16 saves including a breakaway stop on Ryan Pajimola late in the first period that kept his team within one heading to intermission. Greenwell faced 37 shots and took the loss for EWU. Selkirk returns to home ice for their final game of 2012 when the University of Victoria visits Castlegar on Saturday, December 1st.Faceoff is set for 7:30 PM.SAINTS NOTES: A victory against the Vikes next weekend would see Selkirk tie the BCIHL’s all-time longest winning streak at 12 games. Ironically, UVic set the current record during the 2006/07 season.last_img read more

Let the ‘training camp’ begin for the Nelson Leafs

first_imgFollowing an off-season of turmoil, new coach and GM Dave McLellan hopes to bring a sense of calm to the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club kicks off the 2014-15 campaign with training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.McLellan has been thrust into the leadership role with the Green and White after first choice to succeed Frank Maida decided to dump the Murdoch Division franchise like a bag of old pucks during the summer.“Outside it seems to be crazy but right now we’re working through process of finding and assessing player’s potential players,” said McLellan, who found time to talk to The Nelson Daily in between player calls and meetings with the board.“But I’m confident, and if anything, we have a unique situation of  too many players returning wanting to make team.”In McLellan, Nelson gets a seasoned veteran of the game, well versed in building winning teams.And McLellan will use that experience to find the right mix of players to roster the Heritage City franchise.“My main focus has been getting in contact with BC Hockey, Western Hockey and Alberta Hockey teams looking for players who don’t make their rosters who would like to join us at some stage, whether it be (training) camp or after camp,” McLellan explained. The former Delta Ice Hawks and Burnaby Express skipper expects roughly 45 players in camp when the Leafs take to the ice Friday afternoon.The players will be divided into two teams.On ice evaluations start the tryout session before the teams take to the pond for a scrimmage.The teams practice separately before another scrimmage allows coaches and evaluators a chance to gauge the players.Some of the players already on the bubble are the host of returning veterans to the Leafs — defencemen, and last year’s captain Darnel St. Pierrie, Patrick Croome, Kyle Clayton, Robson Cramer and forwards Adam Hodge and Matt MacDonald.While experience is good, KIJHL allows only five 20-year-olds on the roster.“We have numbers crunch of 20-year-olds coming to camp,” McLellan explained. “We’ll see how camp goes but we’ll probably try to acquire some other players through trades using the 20-year-olds.”Others returning to training camp from a Leaf team that finished fourth at the Cyclone Taylor Cup are goalie Adam Maida, defence men Austin Seaman and forwards Alec Wilkinson, Quinn Klimchuk and Rayce Miller.Sunday the players are presented with one last opportunity to impress the coaches before exit interviews conclude the camp during the afternoon.McLellan gets to see the team in action on Wednesday when Nelson travels to Fruitvale to meet the defending KIJHL Champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Exhibition home games for Nelson at September 6 (Creston) and September 7 (Beaver Valley) before Nelson opens the season September 12 against the Nitehawks.last_img read more

Celades: “It has cost us a lot since the beginning, it was a bad day”

first_imgWe are aware that we have not been at our real level and to which we can give. It has cost us a lot since the beginning. It cost us to defend that talent of Real Madrid, link plays, have continuity and reach the opposite area.Why didn’t the team give its size?We had a bad day. We have lacked to be more active. When you play against a team like Madrid you have to have more activity. We weren’t good at any stage of the game, with or without the ball. The final consequence is the result. The players fought until the end, but it was not the day. What analysis do you make of the match? The first goal came from an improper dismissal of a team that plays such a match.Yes. It’s true that until that moment we weren’t too good either. But that goal has hurt us because of how it happened. It has cost us to recover. They are things that cannot happen, but they happen.Has the Madrid approach surprised you?No. We talked about what could happen, playing with all the midfielders and only one center forward. It was similar the first half hour in Mestalla.How does the Arabian team leave?We must move forward. It is a time that is not easy because it leaves you in a bad body, but you have to prepare for what is coming. Now to rest and prepare for the game against Mallorca. There is no other.Do you have any instructions on prioritizing or not the Copa del Rey over the League?Do not.Was the public’s support for Real Madrid influenced you?No. What influenced us was the game.last_img read more

Rage win first game of the season in shootout

first_imgThere were no goals in the first and Michigan scored the first goal of the game about 47 seconds into the second period.  Tyson McCallum and Scott Fellnermayr of the Rage answer back with two power play goals. In the third Michigan’s Alec White scored on the power play to tie the game at 2.   After 60 minutes of the hockey the score was still tied and the two teams faced off in overtime.  The low scoring game continued in overtime as neither time was able to get a goal and the game went to a shootout.- Advertisement – In the shootout, Carter Page, Mitch Chagnon and Zac Ashdown scored for the Rage helping the team win the game in a shootout. The Rage will now travel home and get ready for their first home game of the regular season this Friday against Minot.  The game starts at 7 p.m. At the EnCana Events Centre and tickets are on sale now.last_img read more

Drug test issue resurfaces for Burbank council

first_img“I don’t see a problem,” he said. “If the community really thinks that their elected officials should be tested, then I’m in favor of it.” The council is prohibited from implementing a mandatory drug-testing policy for elected officials. A 1997 U.S. Supreme Court ruling found that violates the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures. But a voluntary program is OK, according to the Burbank City Attorney’s Office. The city currently has a pre-employment drug-screening program and a reasonable-suspicion policy that allows testing of any employee believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The city also uses a federally mandated Department of Transportation drug testing-program for city truck drivers. (818) 546-3306 IF YOU GO The Burbank City Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The City Council tonight is expected to consider a voluntary drug- and alcohol-testing program for its five members, which could make the city the first statewide to use such a program. In 1997, the council voted down a voluntary drug-testing policy after reports of alleged drug use by former Councilwoman Susan Spanos. The council decided to revisit the issue in November in the wake of last summer’s arrest of former Councilwoman Stacey Murphy on drug and child-endangering charges. She later resigned. Under the proposed policy, council members would have to voluntarily submit to a urine, blood or Breathalyzer test for illegal substances such as marijuana and cocaine, or alcohol over the .08 percent legal limit, at least once a year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But because the tests would be voluntary, a council member has to agree to release the results of the tests. “Council members have a right of privacy in every aspect of submission to a medical procedure, and drug-testing is considered to be a medical procedure,” Judie Sarquiz, the city’s management services director, wrote in her report to the council. “As the Supreme Courts have determined in order to preserve this right of privacy, the drug-testing process in all of its component parts must be a truly voluntary process.” Councilman David Gordon won the seat in January vacated by Murphy. During the campaign, he called for mandatory and random drug tests of elected officials. “As any employer would want to know that his or her employees were unimpaired, I think the citizens … would want to be reassured about their elected officials in the same type of fashion,” Gordon said. Mayor Todd Campbell supports the idea. last_img read more

Everton sign three players in the final moments of the transfer window

first_img | Bernard signs a four-year contract with the Blues! Bem vinda, @b_10duarte! 👉 More:— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2018Bernard, 25, who has been capped 14 times by Brazil and won three league titles with Shakhtar, said: “I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me.“The manager made me feel confident about playing here. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs.“Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.“That is why I made my choice, because of the confidence both the manager and the club showed in me. I did not need any convincing to come here. I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here.”Just minutes before the close of the summer window, Barca announced that a permanent £28.5m deal for Mina as well as a season-long loan deal for midfielder Andre Gomes had been agreed with Everton. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Everton left their deadline day dealings to the last possible moment after completing deals for THREE new players in the final half an hour.Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes joined the Toffees from Barcelona while Brazilian free agent Bernard completed his move to the club.The Merseysiders announced the signing of Bernard, the former Shakhtar Donetsk winger, just 21 minutes before the 5pm deadline. targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on ❗ [LATEST NEWS] Agreement with @Everton for the loan of @aftgomes— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 9, 2018Mina, who starred for Colombia at the 2018 World Cup, was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but Marco Silva’s side swooped in following a breakdown in negotiations.A Barcelona statement read: “Barcelona and Everton have reached an agreement over the transfer of the player Yerry Mina. The English club will pay Barcelona 30.25million euros plus 1.5million euros in variables. The club reserves the right to buy back the player.“Barcelona would like to publicly express their thanks to Yerry Mina for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”A further statement on 25-year-old Gomes added: “FC Barcelona and Everton FC have reached an agreement over the loan of the player Andre Gomes for the 2018/19 season.“The English club will pay FC Barcelona 2.25million euros for the season-long loan and will also pay the player’s wages.” ❗ [LATEST NEWS] Agreement with @Everton for the transfer of Yerry Mina— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 9, 2018 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST Latest Transfer News last_img read more

Hughes to be sacked by Saints? Here’s how his other reigns ended

first_img Mark Hughes could be searching for a new job after this weekend Hughes, who had been linked with the Aston Villa vacancy, resigned less than a month later. He revealed he left Fulham because “my ambition for where I wanted to take the club was not matched.”That comment did not go down well with Fulham owner Mohamed Fayed, who hit back, calling Hughes a “strange man” and a “flop”.Queens Park RangersFinal game: QPR 1-3 SouthamptonDate: November  17, 2012After successfully keeping QPR up the season before, Hughes was given huge funds to spend on players for the 2012/13 season. Julio Cesar, Jose Bosingwa and Esteban Granero were some of the high-profile signings.A heavy home defeat to newly-promoted Southampton extended QPR’s winless start to the season to 12 games, which included eight defeats. As a result, Hughes’ 10-month reign came to an end. Mark Hughes bowed out of Manchester City with a win 7 Fabrice Muamba heads in Birmingham’s fourth goal Manchester CityFinal game:  Manchester City 4-3 SunderlandDate: December 19, 2009National newspapers were reporting that Hughes would be axed regardless of the Sunderland result. Roque Santa Cruz’s 69th-minute winner saw City edge past 10-man Sunderland. But with the club 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea, the Etihad hierarchy relieved Hughes of his duties.Billionaire Sheikh Mansour bought City in September 2008 and gave Hughes close to £200 million to spend on players, which included, at the time, a record-breaking British transfer fee of £32.4 million for Robinho. BlackburnFinal game: Birmingham 4-1 BlackburnDate: May 11, 2008Hughes led Blackburn to a respectable seventh-placed finish in the 2007/08 season. But in what would turn out to be his final game before joining Manchester City, Rovers were thrashed by already-relegated Birmingham.Morten Gamst Pedersen cancelled out David Murphy’s opener to bring Blackburn level before Cameron Jerome’s brace and a Fabrice Muamba header made the result safe. 7 7 Hughes’ successor, Harry Redknapp, could not stop a sinking ship as QPR were relegated at the end of the campaign.StokeFinal game: Coventry 2-1 StokeDate: January 6, 2018Hughes achieved three successive ninth-placed finishes with Stoke during his five-and-a-half year spell.But he was sacked just hours after Stoke’s humiliating FA Cup exit to League Two Coventry. Five defeats from seven league games also contributed to his exit with the Potters just two points above the relegation zone.Stoke would then suffer Premier League relegation with a game to spare. Stoke fans got their wish in January 7 FulhamFinal game: Fulham 2-2 ArsenalDate: May 22, 2011In his only season in charge, Hughes guided Fulham to a top-ten finish.And they would have ended the season on a high if it wasn’t for Theo Walcott’s 90th-minute equaliser. Hughes signed a three-year deal in May having secured Southampton’s top-flight status last season.And Saturday’s trip to relegation rivals Fulham is crucial with the Saints facing Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City next month.But the Daily Mail reports Hughes could be out of a job before those tough fixtures if his side lose at Craven Cottage this weekend.Here, takes a look at how the Welshman’s other managerial reigns ended.WalesFinal game: Wales 2-3 PolandDate: 13 October 2004Hughes agreed to join Blackburn in September 2004 but would stay on for Wales’ important World Cup qualifiers against England and Poland.His players failed to give him a winning send-off as Poland came from a goal down to leave Wales’ World Cup hopes all but over.They managed just two points from their four qualifying games under Hughes. The defeat also marked a 10th successive competitive game without a win. 7 7 Mark Hughes cuts a frustrated figure during his final QPR game Mark Hughes could be sacked if Southampton lose to Fulham on Saturday.The Saints have not won in almost three months and are only out of the Premier League’s relegation zone on goal difference. 7 Mark Hughes started his managerial career with his country Mark Hughes with Fulham owner Mohamed Fayed last_img read more


first_imgEDDIE HALLIWELL, an internationally acclaimed DJ has announced that he will be performing at The Pulse Venue next month. HALLIWELL will be playing in The Pulse Venue for one of the biggest weekends of the year – The Donegal International Rally! A huge crowd descends on Letterkenny for the Rally weekend, and The Pulse Venue will be the choice for all rallying enthusiasts on Saturday night.However, this weekend at The Pulse – MEGABEAT, from Athlone will be performing LIVE.They are a five-piece band, and they cover the best of the 90’s chart hits right up to the modern chart so everything from Mr Vain to Eminem, Macklemore, Rihanna, Elle Goulding, Flo Rida, Kanye West, Pitbull and the list go’s on! There TWO hour live show has made a massive impact in some of the biggest live venues across Ireland and being something totally different seems to be why they are becoming one of the leading cover bands in Ireland today.In the main club local DJ Dara K will be playing all the hits of today along with DJ Paul R.AWARD-WINNING DJ TO PERFORM AT PULSE VENUE DURING DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY WEEKEND was last modified: May 15th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Pulse Venuelast_img read more


first_imgHouse prices across Donegal are up 9% according to the latest survey..Trends across the country show a major growth in houses prices outside of the capital.In Donegal, prices between March and June 2015 were 9% higher than a year previously, compared to a fall of 9% seen a year ago. The average house price from Ballybofey to Buncrana is now €124,000, 9% above its lowest point.DONEGAL HOUSE PRICES UP 9% ACCORDING TO LATEST SURVEY was last modified: July 7th, 2015 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:DONEGAL 9%HOUSE PIRCSlast_img read more

World Cup Fan Fests to wow crowds

first_img17 May 2010Not all fans will be able to get their hands on coveted 2010 Fifa World Cup™ tickets, but they’ll still be able to experience the biggest soccer extravaganza in Africa at live Fan Fests – official public viewing events – in all nine host cities.Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live and experience the unique World Cup ambience in these outdoor areas. Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest™ is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.Fan fests in GautengIn Johannesburg, close to Alexandra township and the Sandton central business district, lies Innes Free Park, the venue for the Sandton Fan Fest. This park, with its rolling grass and water features, will provide a picturesque location for the event, with the Sandton skyline as a backdrop.Soweto soccer fans will watch all World Cup matches at the Rockville Fan Fest at Elkah Stadium. The venue is conveniently located next to the Thokoza Park station of Johannesburg’s new bus rapid transit system. Up to 40 000 people can be hosted at Elkah Stadium.In Pretoria, fans will be able to watch all matches at the Centurion Cricket Ground, located just outside the city’s central business district. With both seating and standing options, fans will be able to view all the games on the 50 square metre screen, with entertainment between games.Cape Town’s Fan WalkIn Cape Town, the Grand Parade will host all soccer lovers. It is situated at the heart of the city and has undergone extensive upgrades in preparation for the tournament.Getting to the Fan Fest will be easy, with the overhauled Cape Town Station just a few hundred metres from the venue. Or through the Fan Walk, which stretches from the Cape Town Stadium through the centre of Cape Town to the Grand Parade.Fan Fest on the beachDurban’s Fan Fest is the only one in South Africa situated on the beach – and with the city’s all-year round warm weather, fans will be in for a real feast. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is also within walking distance from the Fan Fest.In the Free State, the Fan Fest will be located at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre in the township of Rocklands, 15 minutes from the Bloemfontein city centre.Within the venue, five-a-side football pitches will be available and fans will be able to get to and from the Fan Fest on a dedicated shuttle that runs from the centre of town.In Mpumalanga, Bergvlam High School will host all soccer lovers. It’s located just outside the Nelspruit city centre. Ample parking spaces will be available within walking distance of the Fan Fest, with the city providing alternative transport arrangements to ensure that people are able to move between the stadium and the fan fest with ease.In the Eastern Cape, the Port Elizabeth fan fest will be based at St Georges Park – the oldest park in the city and the site of the second-oldest cricket stadium in the country.Soccer fans will be able to get to and from the stadium on shuttle buses, or will be able to drive there and park in secure parking areas within walking distance from the venue.Hospitality packagesIn Limpopo, the Polokwane Fan Fest will be based at the city’s 107-year-old cricket club situated a short distance from the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. There will be both seating and standing options, with great views of the giant screens. Hospitality packages will also be available for those who wish to enjoy a more exclusive viewing experience.In the North West, the Fan Fest will be based at Fields College in Rustenburg, a short distance from the city centre. With a capacity of more than 20 000 people, the venue will be able to cater for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to get your hands on one of the elusive match tickets.Both parking and alternative transport arrangements will be in place to ensure easy access to the on¬site festivities.Official public viewing eventsOfficial public viewings events were first launched by Fifa at the 2006 World Cup, when more than 18-million fans gathered at the 12 official events, transforming Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.Apart from the South African host cities, Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney are also locations for the official public viewing events of football’s flagship tournament.In South Africa, the Fan Fests will be organised by the host cities together with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee, with the international Fan Fest cities and Fifa taking responsibility for the international events.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more