Saints ‘Drive for Five’ comes to sudden end

first_imgThe Trinity Western University Spartans snapped a historic British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) streak on Friday night, scoring a 6-1 victory over the Selkirk College Saints to secure the semi-final series sweep.The Saints entered the BCIHL post-season with four straight championship titles and looking to complete a fifth.The Spartans put a kink in the plan Thursday night when they opened the series with a 4-1 win at Langley’s George Preston Recreation Centre and followed it up with the series clincher the next night.“Obviously everyone involved is disappointed in the outcome,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“Expectations were very high this year and we were hoping to pull off the fifth straight championship. With all the adversity we faced this year — losing players to injury and other issues — it just made it really difficult. We were hoping to peak at the right time, but we just couldn’t get the puck in the net and had a really tough time keeping it out of our net this last weekend.”On Friday night, Trinity Western got off to a fast start with three unanswered goals in the first period. Despite out-shooting the Spartans in the second and third period, the Saints could not mount a comeback.Rookie forward Jack Mills scored early in the third period that saw the Saints fire 18 shots at Trinity Western goaltender Silas Matthys.Needing a win to stay alive, the Saints managed 17 shots in the first period of Game Two, but still found themselves behind 1-0 after 20 minutes. Five minutes into the second period, Dane Feeney scored for the Saints to make the score 2-1. The Spartans responded with four straight goals, three of them on the powerplay, to secure the series win.“It’s humbling and upsetting,” Heaven says of the mood in the dressing room after the Game Two loss.“There are good chunk of guys in that room who will be graduating from the program and it’s an emotional time for those players. For some it is the end of their competitive hockey career and they have been playing hockey since they were four or five years old. They have spent a lot of their lives on the ice and being part of a team… for it to end abruptly like that, it’s going to take some time for that to set in.”After dominating the BCIHL over the previous four seasons, the Saints had a challenging 2016-2017 season. The biggest blow came early in the new year when prodigious scorer Dallas Calvin was lost with a season-ending injury.The Saints ended up finishing third in the regular season standings (14-9-0-1) and for the first time in five seasons did not host a semi-final series at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. “Every season is completely different, but nothing can ever be expected like this,” Heaven says of the adversity.“It was a tough year for us, but the guys really battled hard and there was a compete level that you take a lot of pride in. There’s a box that didn’t get checked off at the end of the year, and it’s something that we are going to re-focus on our energies on for the season coming up. But I’m proud of these guys, proud of the way they competed and handled themselves as men. The direction they are all moving in their personal lives is positive.”Players will now focus their energy on the final weeks of school and the coaching staff will continue the ongoing process of recruiting new student athletes to the program. With almost half of the team expected to graduate — including third-year forwards Ryan Edwards, Tyler Kerner, Alex Milligan, Mitch Rosko and Matt Martin — the emphasis will be on bolstering the offense.“We will continue to focus on building a strong program with character individuals,” says Heaven, who completed his second season as head coach.“We’ll take a look back at the season and see where it differed from years previous. We will see what we need to do to rectify those issues and bring in a competitive group for next year.”The BCIHL final will feature Trinity Western University and the University of Victoria, the latter pulling off the upset of first-place Simon Fraser University last weekend.Trinity Western University features Lucas Hildebrand and Stefan Gonzales, both former Saints who helped Selkirk College win championships.last_img read more

Long-time Waterhouse saviour Lamey returns in 0-0 draw

first_img Yesterday’s results Kevin Lamey’s first Red Stripe Premier League football game in over two years and his first for Waterhouse in over five years ended in a 0-0 draw against Boys’ Town at Barbican Complex yesterday. The striker, who is revered by the Waterhouse faithfuls, showed glimpses of his abilities despite looking a bit short on pace. However, coach Paul Young, who brought in the veteran to add experience and to guide the youngers, thought the 40-year-old was excellent on the day and voted him as his Man of the Match. “Lamey was brought in to add experience, and we know the notoriety of Lamey; he is a true finisher. He can offer some help as he holds the ball up well at the top of field and brings the midfielders into play, and he did that brilliantly. For a player who has not played 90 minutes for so long, he did extremely well. He was my Man of the Match today. But Lamey is here to help guide the youngsters, and when he can score, he will score,” Young insisted. In a hotly contested game, which saw Waterhouse being reduced to 10 men following a second yellow card to Rohan Amos on 56 minutes, both teams had great chances to score, with Peter Keyes getting the bulk of the chances for Boys’ Town and Kenroy Howell getting the better opportunities for Waterhouse. Keyes thought he had given Boys’ Town the lead after 15 minutes, but the goal was waved off for offside. The former Waterhouse player then had two other great chances in that first-half and another three in the second half, but he volleyed over with only the goalkeeper to beat in the 68th minute, and then headed against the post a minute later, with two of his better opportunities. Howell was equally threatening for Waterhouse as Boys’ Town found it difficult to track his runs from deep. He had three great chances in the first period, the best of which came on 45 minutes at the end of a solo run. But he muffed his effort with Lamey wide open. After the break, Howell remained Waterhouse’s biggest scoring option, and 15 minutes from the end, he was unfortunate to see his effort from six yards rebound off the bar and back into the arms of goalkeeper Mikhail Harrison. Sean Coleman and Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who came on as a late sub in the 75th minute, also came close for Waterhouse. The match ended on an ugly noted after Anderson was alleged to have elbowed Boys’ Town defender Xavier Virgo, rendering him temporarily unconscious and with a suspected fractured nose. Virgo was taken to hospital for treatment. Boys’ Town’s head coach, Andrew Price, said he would have to review the incident before commenting. However, he believes they had the better chances to win, even though they were missing five regular starters. “We had enough dominance to have won the game. We got a number of chances, and our forwards were not clinical in front of goal. Otherwise, we should have won by a wide margin,” he said. Boys’ Town stayed sixth with 26 points, while Waterhouse remained at the bottom on 16, two points behind Rivoli and three adrift of Tivoli. Boys’ Town 0 Waterhouse 0 Reno FC 1 UWI FC 3 Humble Lion 0 Cavalier SC 1 Arnett Gardens 2 MoBay United 1 Tivoli Gardens vs Rivoli United POSTPONED Today’s match 8:40 p.m. Harbour View vs Portmore United at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Reserve ticket for Dinner By Seven in Caymanas Park betting

first_imgDINNER BY SEVEN, having finished second to the speedy imported filly JENNANDROSESGIRL over the straight on September 12, is tipped to go one better in the competitive looking restricted allowance race over the course for three-year-olds at Caymanas Park today.From the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the three-year-old filly was highly fancied to win over the distance last time out, but found JENNANDROSESGIRL too elusive and finished two lengths second in a good field of non winners of two.DINNEER BY SEVEN chased the winner relentlessly behind fast splits of 22.3, 45.3 and back in action with only 51.0`kg, will not go down easily in a race of this nature, especially from her favourable high number draw.The daughter of Liquidity-Colony Belle can expect stiff competition from TROJAN and ABBEY ROAD, along with the lightly-raced but promising pair of JESSE’s FAVORITE and GOLD MEMBER, both of whom impressed over the straight in maiden company last Saturday.biggest dangerTROJAN, who was behind DINNER BY SEVEN in fourth over the course on September 12, is poorly drawn at post position one and looks held by DINNER AT SEVEN coming from post position 13. The Richard Azan-trained ABBEY ROAD has trained well and set to carry 50.5kg for the services of new apprentice Bebeto Harvey, could prove the biggest danger to a very fit DINNER AT SEVEN, who I am expecting to make all on the stands’ side, with in-form Paul ‘Country’ Francis aboard.Elsewhere on the card, ENHANCE PROSPERITY, with promising apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Donovan Thompson, is primed to win the third race over the straight for five-year-olds and up.She finished a close sixth to LORD STORM in a $350,000-$300,000 claiming race on September 12, beaten only 2 3/4 lengths in a better field than the one she runs in today. Having secured a favourable high number draw, ENHANCE PROSPERITY is preferred to GREAT BROWN and YOUR EMINENCE in a field of 13.I also like STIR IT UP in the fourth race, MONEYNEVERSLEEP in the fifth, LEGENDARY PLEASURE in the seventh and EXPRESS TRUCK in the closing race.last_img

Adama Kiawu’s Search for Sports Attaché Position Means What?

first_imgIt is interesting how we manufacture positions that are not known in the world and insist that it is what is being done in the world.Many years ago, when the bubbling soccer star, George Weah was playing abroad and making contributions to his national team, some clever minister at the time decided to invent the title ‘sports ambassador’ without terms of reference (TOR) which was officially added to his portfolio up to this day.Actually any Liberian who presents a positive outlook to make the country look fine abroad represents the best of the country and hence that person is an ambassador.It must be, however, noted an individual can be described as an ambassador there is a class of professionally trained people that are recognized and actually domiciled in countries not their own and look over the interest of their countries, known as ambassadors.In other words they are those who are known officially as diplomats who represent their countries’ interests in other countries and are provided with preferential treatment. In the current discussion ‘Ambassador’ George Weah was simply a young man who was doing the best for his country’s national team and therefore he became a role model, representing his country unofficially abroad.It, therefore, does not mean that ‘Ambassador’ Weah was paid for his services when he resided in Europe neither did he have any kind of immunity so the title ‘ambassador’ was simply symbolic and an honor for his good deeds for the country.In the course of time few other Liberians were also honored with that title; Jonathan Sogbie (Boye Charles) and Juli Endee, too. This background is necessary because reports indicate that on March 15, 2014, Youth & Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe appointed Mr. Adama C. Kiawu to the position ofSports Attaché to represent the interests of the ministry and wants Ngafuan’s endorsement.A news report in a local daily said Mr. Kiawu has worked “tirelessly representing the Ministry of Youth & Sports in various conferences in Africa, United States at his own expense.” In fact it said that was the reason Minister Nagbe decided to recommend him for the appointment as a Sports Attaché and his recommendation has not been honored by Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan, and therefore making an issue of it.True, ignorant of the law is no excuse and so out of sympathy or ignorance some reporters continue to write about the delay of Mr. Kiawu’s appointment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.What perhaps Mr. Kiawu and his campaign groups have failed to take note is that there is nothing like that position anywhere in the world, though Minister Nagbe is quoted as saying that the position “is a new phenomenon being practiced by most countries in the world to promote sports development initiatives between and among sporting federations in Europe and around the world.” On what planet?Officials at the Liberia Football Association were shocked to learn about the campaign to promote someone as sports Attaché, for they never heard of it.Newspaper reports claim that Adama Kiawu is a licensed football coach and a member of the UK Coaching Club. Why not come home and coach the national U-20 soccer team, Kiawu? Why go for a position without pay, which of course does not exist in the diplomatic sector? Being a Liberian abroad means Kiawu’s positive contribution makes him an ambassador for the good of the country.Perhaps Kiawu and his supporters will tell us about his real intent for the title as Sports Attaché because to get Minister Nagbe to agree that such a position exist is not convincing enough to get such an accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Next Step in Saving Genevieve’s Life

first_imgIt has been a tough two weeks trying to get all the necessary requirements in place to prepare Genevieve for her trip to Ghana.There have been challenges, tears as Genevieve awaits her removal from the ELWA Hospital.So, how is Genevieve? The medical report by ELWA hospital has since been released and it confirmed that Genevieve would have to be taken to Ghana for an EMG and muscle biopsy by a neurologist. Presently, this newspaper has contacted the hospital to which Genevieve would have to be taken and is waiting to speak with the doctor directly.Two young Liberians now based in the United States came together and created an account for Genevieve and so far they have been able to raise U$4,056 from 130 supporters.Senora Teasly, the campaign organizer, recently deposited U$2,000. While the family waits for their sick daughter to me removed for the procedure, the fundraising continues.Meanwhile, Genevieve’s flight is being prepared, but it has been a challenge because she needs an oxygen tank. Her oxygen level is presently at 98, which is better than the average 95 she had last week.“If her oxygen level drops to 92, then she needs oxygen,” stated a doctor at ELWA.Meanwhile, Genevieve has spent the last 6 months suffering from muscle weakness, appendix and a list of other conditions. Without money to address her illness, they fell behind and now Genevieve is almost 75 percent paralyzed.Strong and determined to live through her challenges, Genevieve is optimistic that she will be saved and calls this newspaper her ‘guardian angel.’“She is responding to treatment, the swelling is going down and she is relieved from too much pain. The only thing is her shoulder blades which cause her to cry at times when someone is holding them,” stated her mother and caretaker Doris Sawie.As the family waits for further funds from the bank to be released to them, everyone is further encouraged to donate to Genevieve’s treatment. The goal is US$7,000.Listed below are the names of those who donated through the site. The family sends their heartfelt appreciation to all those who want to see their daughter fight to live.1. Mamawa2. Samuelina3. Louise Nyalousa4. Kahina5. Fanta6. Naffiesa7. Bishop Wilfred8. Stanley9. Mahnkerlay10. Tracy11. Elizabeth12. Maima13. Yayah14. Rachel15. Jmama16. Veronica17. George18. Jannave19. Mariam20. Josephine21. Michael22. Nahima23. Romel24. Henrietta25. Pauline26. Ogechukwu27. Garpu28. Andrea29. Deddeh30. Queenie31. Ralph32. Memunatu33. Alfred34. Mimi35. Youjay36. Foday37. Gbuo38. Zanwon39. Josephine40. Ben41. Ola42. Eugene43. Erica Nani44. Nazarine45. Bassie46. Daisy47. Christine E.48. Senora’s49. Antoinette50. Sara51. Josephine52. Precious53. Princess54. Jackson55. Lynn56. Vivian57. DEDDEH58. Frank59. Christiana60. Sweetie61. Debbie62. Patience63. EDITH64. Patience65. Princess66. Isata67. Vivian68. Carlton69. Robert70. Min.71. Archie72. PATRICIA73. Younger74. Patience75. Decontee76. Tonia77. Leo-Constance78. Elio79. Madelyn80. Ramatu81. Patrick82. Sofaphine83. Nemade84. Thelma85. Marlinda86. Tenneh87. Walton88. Al89. AlfredaMeanwhile, 40 persons donated anonymously… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Koscielny announces retirement from international duty

first_imgThe 33-year-old took the opportunity to criticise Deschamps, however, and claimed France winning the World Cup caused him a “lot more psychological damage than my injury”.“I think that I have given everything I can for France, I am 33, I have done two Euros, one World Cup,” Koscielny told French TV station Canal+.“France has a great generation of great players now. My injury does not change my decision. For Les Bleus, it is finished.“When you are in good form, you have lots of friends. When you are injured… after a certain period of time, you are forgotten about.“He [Deschamps] called me once for my birthday in September. Otherwise, no. Lots of people disappointed me. Not only the coach. It feels like a hit on the back of the head.“France’s World Cup victory did me a lot more psychological damage than my injury did me.”-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares000049-times capped French international Laurent Koscielny, 33, announced on November 7 that the next six months would be his last on the national teamLONODN, United Kingdom, Oct 14 – Laurent Koscielny has retired from international football and taken a dig at France head coach Didier Deschamps in the process.The Arsenal defender missed this summer’s World Cup in Russia after suffering an Achilles injury playing for Arsenal against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, and has now decided to focus on his club career.last_img read more

Baker offended by a teammate

first_imgUSC coach Pete Carroll said he did not think Baker would play. Butch Lewis is scheduled to start at left tackle, but Charles Brown is a possibility after returning from a sprained ankle. “Charles battled really well,” Carroll said. “He was ahead of Butch Lewis when he got hurt.” also Painful memory Fullback Stanley Havili still blames himself for a fumble against Oregon that led to a crucial Ducks touchdown. “It’s still taking its toll on me,” Havili said. “There’s not a day or hour I haven’t thought about it. It was really hard this past weekend emotionally for me.” Havili also fumbled against Idaho. “It was careless plays,” he said. “You always need to hold on to the ball with two hands in traffic, especially on third-and-one. I’ve made some crucial mistakes.” Penalty bias? Carroll complained for the third time this week about the lack of penalties against teams that play USC. After USC researched it, Trojans opponents ranked 10th in penalties for the last four seasons. Carroll even called Pac-10 supervisor of officials David Cutaia on Wednesday. “He had no explanation,” Carroll said. “I have no explanation for it either. I’ve told our guys for years to expect it. We have to overcome our problems and play over and above it. We still don’t make it a big issue with the players. They might know it after you write it.” Although Carroll said he’s known about it for years, he did not publicly complain until now, perhaps because USC is off to its worst start in five years. Cutaia is in his first year as supervisor of officials. He was suspended for a game last season after being part of the officiating crew that worked the Oregon-Oklahoma game that ended in controversy. Good velocity, better aim Quarterback John David Booty said his passes were accurate and did not sail on him during practice, unlike last week, which makes Carroll’s decision to start him easier. “I feel I do have better accuracy,” Booty said. “For the most part, when I did throw I was throwing in-between defenses. It didn’t seem like it was sailing. It had great spin and I was putting it right on guys.” scott.wolf@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I just wanted to know what that meant,” Baker said. “I didn’t think it was called for and I didn’t understand it.” Baker did not name the teammate, but said it was unwarranted. “It’s not completely surprising because people want attention,” Baker said. Baker, meanwhile, said doctors advised him not to play Saturday because of a partially torn hamstring. “It was a little rough (Wednesday),” Baker said. “We’ll see (today).” By Scott Wolf Staff Writer USC offensive tackle Sam Baker is a team captain this season, so it made sense he took offense to a teammate’s comment over the weekend criticizing the play calling. Following the loss to Oregon, a USC player said the Trojans’ playbook was on the Internet “for $9.95.” last_img read more


first_imgBallybofey man Mick Coleman is representing Ireland in the World Powerlifting Championships. He has been writing for Here is his last blog before he heads off to Estonia to do us all proud. Best of luck Mick!“As I head off for Estonia this week the only thing that is left to do is thank all the people that made this possible. First off all I am grateful to the management staff and of course the members from Énergie fitness Letterkenny. Not only do I work there, and have the support from all the team. The management very kindly paid for my hotel and expenses their generosity and kindness is endless.The national Irish bank; Foryte Lynne house, who paid for my flight.And to my friends at Irontec; Huge thanks for my bench shirt.Luck will pay a huge part on Saturday firstly for me making the weight category, picking the right weight and lastly but most importantly, to find my way from the airport!!! “In order to fulfil a dream, no matter how small, you need three things. The dream, the direction and the opportunity, without my great sponsors, Family and friends my dream would never have being possible. I thank you all.”BUILT IN ENERGIE LETTERKENNY POWERED BY NATIONAL IRISH BANK FOLLOW ME ON DONEGALDAILY.COMTHE ROAD TO ESTONIA RISES TO MEET POWERLIFTER MICK! was last modified: September 14th, 2011 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:mick colemanpowerliftinglast_img read more


first_imgSwilly Seals Swimming Club, Letterkenny, is holding a Quiz Night in Arena 7 on Tuesday 16th April at 9.30pm.Everyone welcome to come along to this fun evening and support this fund raising event.  SWILLY SEALS QUIZ NIGHT AT ARENA 7 was last modified: April 11th, 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:SWILLY SEALS QUIZ NIGHT AT ARENA 7last_img

Vincent Kompany’s father becomes Belgium’s first black mayor

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Kompany’s father made history in Belgium 1 BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Pierre Kompany was elected mayor of Ganshoren – a town of around 25,000 people within the Brussels region.The 71-year-old arrived in Belgium as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1975 before becoming a local councillor in 2006 and then winning a seat in the Brussels regional parliament in 2014.Kompany, who represents the Belgium national side, wrote: “History! We are so proud of you dad.“Came over from the DR Congo, as a refugee, in 1975. Now gained the trust of your local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium!“It was long over due but it’s progress. Massive congrats!”The defender’s brother Francois, who features alongside him in the Instagram video, is also a professional footballer and plays for Belgian side KSV Roeselare. ADVICE REVEALED RANKED silverware Vincent Kompany’s father has become the first black mayor in Belgium.The Manchester City captain posted a video on Instagram congratulating his father on his election win. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more