Ice, Cougar linebrawl the topic of conversation in BCMMHL

first_imgWhen pressed to comment about the fights, Sprague continued to remain tight lipped.“The boys had some fun . . .. It’s something that happened,” Sprague said.B.C. Hockey is now involved in conducting a full-scale investigation of the incident.“We had five guys sitting out,” Sprague said when asked if any of the Cougar players were suspended.“They exchanged phone numbers on the ice and went and sat in the stands. It was good old-time hockey . . . it’s all good.”DiBella said one of his players was taken to hospital after the brawl.Kootenay had five players — Brandon Sookro, Kyle Hope, Tristan Pagura, Justin Post and Joel Wells — sitting out Sunday’s game.Cariboo entered the weekend tied for second spot in BCMMHL standings with Okanagan Rockets.Kootenay holds down last place in the 11-team league, more than 38 points behind Cariboo.The Cariboo Cougars professed to be the first BC Major Midget League team to broadcast games.However, the game video from Saturday was removed from the website as of Sunday.“The Cariboo Cougars videoed the game and I believe it was online,” DiBella said. “It’s something that’s out there that can be reviewed by B.C. Hockey and I hope that that is the case.” The Cariboo Cougars made it look easy, waltzing into the NDCC Arena to grab all four points in a two-game B.C. Hockey League Major Midget League series against the Kootenay Ice this past weekend.However, the game was not what everyone was talking about after the weekend set concluded Sunday.Instead, everyone’s favourite topic of conversation was the line brawl that ensued following Saturday’ 8-2 triumph by the Cougars.“I think it was an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily after Sunday’s 8-3 loss against the Cougars.“The game was over and all the players had filed out onto the ice when a Cariboo player decided to he was going to start some extracurricular activities.”DiBella said both teams were on the ice after the final game buzzer sounded when one of the Kootenay players was slew footed by a Cariboo Cougar and everyone teamed up with a partner.Several Kootenay players had their helmets removed during the melee before a few fights broke out.The line brawl lasted for just over a minute before on-ice officials were able to restore order and the players left the ice.No other fights occurred off the ice.As many as ten players were suspended for Sunday’s game along with DiBella and Cariboo coach Trevor Sprague — both receiving two-game suspensions.Sprague and DiBella were both allowed to coach Sunday, as both teams assistant coaches were unavailable for the weekend series.While DiBella was eager to give his assessment of the incident, Sprague was less committal.“Guy went on the ice, they all has some fun and we all went back into the dressing room and went to the hotel,” Sprague said when asked to comment about Saturday night’s shenanigans.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — West Kootenay Wildcats

first_imgThe West Kootenay Wildcats travel to the Central Okanagan Sunday to do battle in the B.C. Hockey Female A Championships.The Cats kick off the tournament Sunday in Vernon against the host club in the 8 p.m. feature game.West Kootenay closes out the round robin Monday against Prince George and Tuesday against South Island.Wednesday is playoff time before the provincial champ is crowned at 8 p.m. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the Cats with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, back row, L-R, assistant coach Todd Stevens, assistant coach Simon Wheeldon, head coach D’Arcy Caron and trainer Mike Bonacci. Middle back, Kali Horner, Jessica Bonacci, Haley Elias, Emilie Tebulte, Jordan Zilkie, Hailey Herridge and Dakota Mular.Middle, front Taylor Harrison, Kendra Waterstreet, Reece Hunt, Reese McCrory, Emma Caron and Emma Wheeldon.Front, Brady Stevens, assistant captain Julie Sidoni, captain Merissa Dawson, goalie Catalina Hartland, assistant captain Paige Gattafoni and Shayla Elias.Missing trainer Jason Zilkie and assistant captain Madelaine Vockeroth-Fisher.last_img read more

Viewers’ Guide: Arkansas-McNeese Soccer on CST/ESPN+

first_imgArkansas at McNeese, Sunday, 4 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TVRegional TV:Fayetteville – Cox 80/291/2080Lake Charles – Suddenlink 57Full list of channel numbers at (Subject to Blackout in Cox Territory):ESPN+http://espnplus.comESPN appsTalent:Leah Secondo, play-by-playKenny Farrell, analystIT’S #GAMEDAY! Come watch your Pokes take on @RazorbackSoccer in a @SouthlandSports vs. @SEC matchup! #GeauxPokes ???? #TeamOverEverything #myTeam #myMcNeese ??4pm??Cowgirl Field | Lake Charles, LA?? @CoxSportsTV & ESPN+??— McNeese Soccer (@McNeeseSoccer) August 26, 2018 FRISCO, Texas – The second weekend of the Southland Conference soccer season features a regionally televised matchup vs. a foe from the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas visits McNeese Sunday afternoon on Cox Sports Television. Outside of Cox’s territory, streaming coverage will be available on ESPN+.last_img read more

Hazard is again the best Belgian player abroad

first_imgEden Hazard is the best Belgian player who plays outside Belgium for the third consecutive year. The end of Real Madrid has been imposed in the double vote for the ‘Golden Shoe’ (gold shoe), an award given by the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN), Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku. The former Chelsea player started with an advantage, since he came out triumphantly from the first count, which always occurs in the month of June. However, its rugged start in the capital of Spain, injuries through, and the fantastic start to the season made by the City and Inter questioned which has been his third wound, after those achieved in 2017 and 2018, in his time as a star of Stamford Bridge. In the end, the great first half of the year played by Eden It has weighed more for the selection of journalists and Belgian football personalities in charge of casting votes. The 458 points accumulated by the Madrid player have surpassed the 348 of the citizen and at 248 of neroazzurro. Due to the injury, Hazard was unable to attend the ceremony and has intervened through a large screen, through which he has recognized the merits of his countrymen. Champion of the Europa League with Chelsea and best player of the competition, in addition to his outstanding work at the head of his team, which earned him being named ‘Red Devil of the Year’ at the end of last December. Decorations such as those slipped here caused the white set to break the bank for him this summer, fulfilling, in passing, the dream of a child of La Louvière: “When I started playing in the home garden it was always the club I supported,” he acknowledged recently. However, with the white team has failed to shine at the level that made him land in the Bernabéu. A single goal and 4 assists accumulated in the 13 games that the physical mishaps have allowed him to dispute they have left the white fan with honey on their lips. After a slow adaptation related to a relaxing holiday- “I will not hide it, in summer I took five kilos”-, began to show its true level, when the aforementioned mishaps have left him in the dry dock the last month of 2019. Case similar to the other boxer, a Romelu Lukaku who has been reborn in Inter Milan at the orders of Antonio Conte, as evidenced by his 18 goals and 4 assists in the matches played with the neroazzuri. But the one who has penalized him greatly his irregular campaign at Manchester United. His 5 goals in 15 games with the red devils from the first month of the year 2019 until the moment of his march to Italy have been a slab Too heavy to trace. His rivals had made enough merits to steal the golden award, although, in both cases, inversely to white crack. De Bruyne has started 2019-20 as a shot, threatening even an ancient record of assists that Thierry Henry has had since 2003. But his final last season was a carbon copy of what his compatriot suffered today. The injuries did not allow him to maintain continuity with those of Guardiola and only got one goal and 2 assists in the Premier since January until the end of the season. This is the final classification after the two votes:Eden Hazard (Chelsea / Real Madrid) 458Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 348Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United / Inter Milan) 248Youri Tielemans (Leicester) 87Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) 78Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) 58Dries Mertens (Napoli) 52Divock Origi (Liverpool) 51Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) 50Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach / Borussia Dortmund) 49last_img read more

Murray beats Djokovic, ends year on top

first_imgLONDON (AP): Without a doubt, Andy Murray will be the No. 1 player in the world for the rest of the year. The Wimbledon champion needed to win the final match of the season to ensure his place at the top. And he did it, rather easily. Murray beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to earn his first title at the ATP finals, and make sure he remained No. 1 until next season. “I would like to try and stay there, obviously. It’s taken a huge effort the last five, six months to get there,” said Murray, who took over the top ranking two weeks ago and has now won 24 straight matches. “I’m aware that’s going to be extremely difficult because I had a great year this year. I only managed to do it by one match.” Murray replaced Djokovic as the top-ranked player in Paris, but the second-ranked Serb could have regained the No. 1 position by winning yesterday at the O2 Arena. And Murray seemed vulnerable heading into the final, especially after playing three sets against Milos Raonic in Saturday’s semi-finals. He started against Djokovic with a pair of double-faults in the opening game, but it was soon his opponent that was struggling with his serve as the unforced errors piled up. “There was no serious chance for me to win today’s match,” Djokovic said. “From the very beginning, we could see that. He was just a better player all in all.” Normally so steady with his groundstrokes, Djokovic found himself missing easy shots time after time, finishing the match with a whopping 30 unforced errors and only 13 winners. Murray had 15 unforced errors and 13 winners. In the first set, Djokovic had a routine smash that he whacked wide. And in the second, he netted a basic forehand volley. It never got much better for the 12-time Grand Slam champion, who was trying to win a record-tying sixth title at the season-ending tournament and finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fifth time. TOP SPOT Murray is the first man other than Djokovic, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to finish the year as the No. 1-ranked player since Andy Roddick in 2003. He took over the top spot on November 7 after winning his eighth title of the season at the Paris Masters. He also reached the Australian Open and French Open finals, losing to Djokovic on both occasions, but won his second straight Olympic gold medal in singles at the Rio de Janeiro Games after claiming his second Wimbledon title. Yesterday, he capped a long stretch of playing some of the best tennis of his life, and the best tennis in the world.last_img read more

High Court releases businessman on bail

first_imgAttempted murderAfter spending more than four weeks in prison on an attempted murder charge, businessman Abdul Imran Khan was granted bail in the High Court.Khan is accused of attempting to kill Romario Baljeet, also called “Short Boss”, outside a popular Main Street, Georgetown nightclub.Khan’s lawyer, Glen Hanoman filed the bail application before High Court Judge Sandil Kissoon after his client was remanded on several occasions in the Magistrates’ Courts.He was released on $700,000 bail and warned by Justice Kissoon to stay away from the Virtual Complainant (VC).During Khan’s last court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, relatives of Baljeet had claimed that they were contacted by relatives of the businessman who asked them to “drop the matter”.Attorney-at-Law Latchmi Rahamat, who has been assigned as the Special Prosecutor in the matter, had stated that a male relative of the accused visited Baljeet’s residence to settle the matter.Meanwhile, the court also heard that the matter was still be investigated by Police.The 37-year-old man was arrested after he was reportedly seen on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage beating Baljeet on October 28, 2018 outside the Main Street, Georgetown club.Khan’s Attorney, on his first court appearance, questioned the charge that was instituted against his client. “This was a fight, not attempted murder,” the lawyer had told the court in a bail application.The week prior to his appearance, Khan’s brother, 37-year-old Safraz Khan was brought before the said court on gun-related charges. He was, however, granted $50,000 bail.last_img read more

More on the Blizzard’s Aftermath

first_imgHowever, the RCMP did release an overnight travel advisory for the region and, motorists should anticipate city streets, and particularly rural roads, to be in poor travel condition this morning.We are expecting skies to clear this afternoon but, not before we receive another 2 to 4 centimeters.So motorists are also advised, the longer they can wait for plowing and sanding crews to address the situation, the better the chances of uninterrupted travel. Photo:  Just one of the many snow drifts around Fort St. John – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThis could be another very difficult travel morning in the Fort St. John area.- Advertisement -According to Environment Canada, airport readings show, in the twelve hour period beginning at five o’clock yesterday afternoon, we received 8 centimeters of snow.In addition, Northwest wind gusts early this morning, have been clocked as high, as 60 kilometers per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting snow and, poor visibility.The overnight snowfall has pushed the monthly total past 40 centimeters and, it is now more than 15 centimeters higher, than the local area monthly norm, for March.We know of no road closures and, to date there have been no reports of any serious traffic accidents.  The only incident we have heard about is on the Cecil Lake road and the Bridge in that area.  A Chip truck broke down sometime over night and is blocking larger traffic.  Smaller vehicles can pass this broken down truck, but larger vehicles like transport trucks can not cross the bridge because of the vehicle.Advertisementlast_img read more

Done deal! QPR goalkeeper Green signs new contract

first_imgQueens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green has signed a new two-year deal at Loftus Road.The 34-year-old helped the Hoops earn promotion back to the Premier League last season and has now put pen to paper on a new contract until the summer of 2016.Green, who was voted man of the match in QPR’s Championship play-off final victory against Derby County in late May, told the club’s official website: “I’m really pleased to have signed the contract.“The first thing on my mind, after relaxing and enjoying winning promotion, was to get my future sorted, so I’m delighted we’ve managed to get everything done ahead of pre-season.”He added: “I had a nice break after the long season. I feel refreshed and recharged and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”Green, who has 12 England caps, has endured a mixed time since moving to the Hoops in 2012 from West Ham but having made the number one jersey his own last season, he is relishing a return to the Premier League.“At the start of last season all I was focused on was playing football – thankfully that happened and we got promoted at the end of it all.“This season is very much the same. I want to play week in, week out. We want to aim high, but we won’t get carried away. We learnt a lot of lessons last time, so we will keep our targets in-house and be fully focused on the season ahead.“We can’t underestimate the difficulties of the Premier League.” 1 QPR goalkeeper Rob Green last_img read more

Yet another twist in Ferrari crash case

first_imgCALABASAS – The only-in-Los Angeles saga that began last week with the high-speed Malibu crash of a $1 million Enzo Ferrari owned by a Swedish playboy is racing toward absurdity. Sheriff’s investigators now say that a mysterious German named Dietrich never existed, but an American named Trevor has materialized, along with two intriguing figures who conned deputies at the crash site while claiming to be homeland security officials. “It’s just spiraling out of control,” Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Malibu-Lost Hills sheriff’s station told reporters Thursday. “It’s simply amazing.” Sheriff’s detectives continued to question Stefan Eriksson about the Feb. 21 crash on Pacific Coast Highway. Eriksson’s top-of-the-line Ferrari split in two after its driver – who may or may not have been the Swede – lost control of the vehicle. The red sports car smashed against a utility poll. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Eriksson, who was at the scene nursing a bloody lip, told deputies he was just the passenger in his red Ferrari as it raced 162 mph against a Mercedes SLR. He claimed a German named Dietrich was driving the car and fled on foot after the smashup. Eriksson said the driver of the Mercedes sped away, but a man who authorities only identified as Trevor was at the crash site and told deputies he was the passenger of the Mercedes. Trevor gave his address as a yacht slip in Marina del Rey. The $14 million yacht usually docked there is gone. Investigators say Trevor waved down a passing motorist after the crash, asked to borrow a cell phone, and slipped a fully loaded magazine clip underneath the driver’s seat of the good Samaritan’s car. No weapon has been found. After all the twists and turns, investigators now believe there was no race, and no Mercedes, only the Enzo and Eriksson and probably Trevor riding shotgun. They also are checking reports from Scotland about a missing Mercedes SLR, purchased through a fraudulent company, linked to a possible associate of Eriksson. Eriksson was convicted of fraud and counterfeiting in Sweden in 1993 and 1994, and has been linked to a group known as the Uppsala Mafia, according to sheriff’s deputies. Along with Trevor, investigators said Thursday they are seeking two men who appeared at the scene of the crash. The men claimed to be “homeland security officials” with the Azuza-based San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority, waved badges at deputies and were allowed into the crash scene. Authorities believe they had ties to Eriksson, who is an honorary deputy police commissioner of the same transit authority. Eriksson, who does not have a California driver’s license, handed deputies a business card with the honorary title as a form of identification the morning of the crash. Ashley Posner, Eriksson’s civil attorney and member of the authority, said his client was named an honorary member because of his “expertise on video compression technology.” “Mr. Eriksson is a guy that has developed some technology that can be used in transit systems to assist police agencies to respond to emergencies that involve transit buses,” Posner said. Posner said the transit authority offers free van service to disabled residents. Throughout it all, deputies say Eriksson has been cooperative. On Wednesday, he appeared at the sheriff’s station to submit to DNA testing. A sheriff’s lab will analyze the swab of saliva taken from Eriksson’s mouth to see if it matches blood found on the driver’s side air bag. As for the car, Brooks said Ferrari has said it could repair the vehicle for $300,000. Only 399 Enzos were manufactured between 2002 and 2004, with one more made for Pope John Paul II in 2005. The Catholic Church auctioned that car off for $1.275 million to benefit charity. The original sticker price was $643,330, but the Enzo usually resells for about $1 million. Brooks said Eriksson owns two of the cars, and that he slipped into the United States in September. If arrested, Eriksson could be charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and providing false information to authorities and will face deportation, Brooks said. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 160Want 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

Stunning line-up for gypsy jazz festival in Ramelton

first_imgALL ROADS lead to Ramelton this weekend for a feast of brilliant music at the Django Sur Lennon Gypsy Jazz Festival.One of the styles of jazz performed is what has today become known as “gypsy jazz” or gypsy swing.This style of jazz is most often attributed to gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli who founded the all strings jazz ensemble, The Quintet du Hot Club de France, in the 1930s in Paris, France. This style is at times also referred to as “jazz manouche”, from the French term meaning “gypsy”. The style’s creation often being attributed to Django, the musical characteristics and the blending of gypsy musical elements with jazz and the fact that it has largely been fellow gypsies (until recently) who have carried and preserved the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt since his death in 1953, makes the term “jazz manouche” one that is quite fitting in describing this genre.With this in mind, a wonderful celebration of this music genre comes to the heritage town of Ramelton this weekend.For more check out Django Sur Lennon on Facebook.Here’s a line-up of what’s ahead: Friday 28th Oct  8pm – 10pm Town HallRomane and guestsSat 29th 11am – 1pm.Gypsy Jazz guitar workshop hosted by Romane.Sat 29th 2 – 4pm Kourosh Kanini and guests… Mystery venue! Bus from Gamble’s square at 1.45pm. Limited to 50 people. Weekend ticket holders get first shout. Advertisement  Sat 29th  5.30 – 7.30pmIrene Ypenburg with The Manouche BandSat 29th 9pm – 11pm Town HallDario Napoli TrioSun 30th 11am – 1pm Town HallGypsy Jazz guitar workshop with Dario NapoliSun 30th 2.30 – 4.30 Advertisement Festival closing gigThere will of course be informal Jazz sessions and performances in various venues around town over the festival weekend! Stunning line-up for gypsy jazz festival in Ramelton was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by John2Share 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