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Minor Hockey players recognized for season’s achievements

first_imgSam AitkenKenny Kosick Memorial Award- Brent LoewenFort St. John Eagles Women’s Hockey Team Most Dedicated Female Award– Jordan KosinskyKirschner Goal Tender Award- Logan EdwardsReferee of the Year- Justin KristoffDoug and Yvonne Wiles Recognition Award- Robin Cant of Rhyason ContractingHugo Brandmann Memorial Parent Volunteer Award- Kelsie CalliouRotary Play Fair Award- Shopper’s Drug Mart Kin Club Atom 10 Yrs DevelopmentMost Dedicated- Issac WagnerMost Sportsmanlike- Tyler McArthurMost Improved- Naythen ZinckErnie’s SportsMost Dedicated- Owen BarrowMost Sportsmanlike- Kylan HynesMost Improved- Brodie GibbNorthern Spring, Brake & SteeringMost Dedicated- Quinn DisherMost Sportsmanlike-Kick McCarthyMost Improved- Kyler DavisPNGMost Dedicated- Hunter BrownMost Sportsmanlike- Kash PittamMost Improved- Luka van RensburgRoyal Canadian LegionMost Dedicated- Tavish ParkhurstMost Sportsmanlike- Issac CalliouMost Improved- Robert WickSharp InstrumentsMost Dedicated- Ryan O`ConnerMost Sportsmanlike- Drew WoodruffMost Improved- Luka D’Agastino Awards and their recipients are listed below:Individual AwardsRon Robinson Award- – Advertisement -Caleb HadlandEarl Alexander Award- Mason KylloAdvertisement Dale Palmer Award, House or Rep Player in Atom Division- House: Brody HipkissDevelopment: Connor KindratCoret Lee James Schultz Memorial Award- Advertisement Brian Phillips Memorial Award- Jordan Sandberg Gary Flake Memorial Award- Jarod Lang and Matt HiebertMaclean Herron Award- Advertisement Team AwardsEarl Alexander & Sons Most Dedicated-Brock MitchellMost Sportsmanlike- Freddy HortonMost Improved- Louis CardinallSmith BitsMost Dedicated-Brett DyckMost Sportsmanlike- James CardinallMost Improved- Chelan MerwinPetroleum Association Midget Tier IIMost Dedicated- Kyle LeonardMost Sportsmanlike- Brent LoewenMost Improved- Tory MitchellCanadian TireMost Dedicated- Michael MakysmiecMost Sportsmanlike- Jordan SandbergMost Improved- Austin DuncanImperial OilMost Dedicated- Lance AylwardMost Sportsmanlike- Graham MorrisonMost Improved- Ashley FreemanRoyal BankMost Dedicated- Clayton LepineMost Sportsmanlike- Brian MannolyMost Improved- James RossKnights of Columbus Bantam Tier IIMost Dedicated- Alex HartmanMost Sportsmanlike- Alexander BreunigMost Improved- James BowieFlint Energy Bantam Tier IIMost Dedicated- Evan O’NeillMost Sportsmanlike- Mathew HiebertMost Improved- Josh CraigShopper’s Drug MartMost Dedicated- Nicholas PageMost Sportsmanlike- Liam GiesbrechtMost Improved- Dawson PhillipsOil WestMost Dedicated- Nathan BraggMost Sportsmanlike- Cooper WillmsMost Improved- Cache WilsonTom’s ConstructionMost Dedicated- Cade van DaleMost Sportsmanlike- Steven SchularMost Improved- Coleman McAfferyRoss H. Maclean Peewee Tier IIMost Dedicated- Jeridyn LoewenMost Sportsmanlike- Craig GrimesMost Improved- Tanner SandbergVE Brandl Peewee Tier IIMost Dedicated- Cam SmethurstMost Sportsmanlike- Daniel ForrestMost Improved- Dawson YoungAlpineMost Dedicated- Riley TubbsMost Sportsmanlike- Keagen OstleMost Improved- O’Shea McAdieIntegra TireMost Dedicated- Brandon ModdeMost Sportsmanlike- Garret BuscheMost Improved- Kolton JohnsonNorthern Metalic Most Dedicated- Davin KlassenMost Sportsmanlike- Austin ZachariasMost Improved- Keaton PomeroyPimm’s Production Atom Nine Yrs DevelopmentMost Dedicated- Eric MelnykMost Sportsmanlike- Kailie MortonMost Improved- Devon Beebe Adam BowieJune Godberson Memorial Award- Daniel ForrestMike Brandmann Memorial Award- Jacob LangAdvertisementlast_img

Tickets for Fivestar Fight League’s “Vindicated” to go on sale Monday

first_imgThose wanting tickets can get them at Fivestar Athletics in Fort St. John. Anyone interested in pre-booking VIP tables are encouraged to call 250-785-2736 or send an email to ticket outlets will be added in the coming weeks.- Advertisement –last_img

Voigt wins third stage

first_imgSAN JOSE – Jens Voigt of Germany easily outsprinted race leader Levi Leipheimer to claim the third and most difficult stage Wednesday of the Amgen Tour of California. Voight (CSC), the 2006 Tour of Germany winner who also won a stage of the Tour de France last year, claimed the 94.6-mile Stockton to San Jose road race in 3 hours, 43 minutes and 44 seconds. Christopher Horner (Predictor-Lotto) of Bend, Ore., finished third in the stage and moved into third overall, 15seconds behind. “I think we did a great job to make it to the finish ahead of the group,” said Leipheimer, who has led the race since winning the prologue Sunday in San Francisco. “It was a hard day for our team and it was a real bike race today.” Leipheimer (Discovery Channel), of Santa Rosa, gained sixbonus seconds for finishing second and extended his race lead from one to three seconds. Voight, who gained 10 seconds for the first win in his long career in the U.S., also gained three bonus seconds earlier in the stage to move into second place overall. center_img 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

RCMP investigating cow shootings near Cecil Lake

first_imgPolice were called later that afternoon and upon arrival they found three deceased cows and three others injured. A friend of the family also claims one of those animals was pregnant, calling it a “great loss”. Investigators are now looking at the scene for any evidence, including tracks and bullet shells. Corporal Jodi Shelkie adds they are looking to involve Conservation Officers and the SPCA in the investigation.- Advertisement -The case is reminiscent of last June when a horse was shot in the neck on a farm north of the city.last_img read more

Group collects gowns for ‘angel dresses’

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A local group of volunteers will be helping to create ‘angel dresses’ for families who have experienced the loss of a baby.BC Angel Dresses is an initiative that seeks donated gowns — be it wedding, prom, or bridesmaids — and, with the help of a seamstress, turns them into small dresses, wraps, or pockets. The area rep, Corissa Feenstra, says the dresses are given to families who have experienced the loss of an baby — including miscarriages, stillbirths, or the sudden death of a child.“It’s a pretty horrible time for a family, and anything that somebody can do to help is better than nothing,” she said.- Advertisement -On Saturday at 2 p.m., the group will be gathering at Fort St. John’s Salvation Army to dismantle the dresses, with the guidance of a seamstress.This is when group will be accepting donations of dresses, sewing supplies, and someone with sewing skills who doesn’t mind donating their time to the cause.Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served at the event.Advertisement For more information, Feenstra can be contacted at or by phone at 250-261-6355.last_img read more

Rangers next manager will be… Fan favourites and a man who wanted Celtic on the shortlist?

first_img Gennaro Gattuso – One thing standing against Gattuso is his employment at OFI Crete, with Rangers not having to shell out any compensation to the other candidates. The Italy World Cup winner has strong links to Rangers having spent a season there as a teenager in the 1997/98 season, but has not had a great deal of success as a manager. At Palermo he lasted a season between 2013 and 2014 before being sacked and was also boss of Sion in Switzerland for half a season but was also sacked. Could be another case of great player, poor manager… Terry Butcher – click the arrow to see other possible replacements for Ally McCoist at Rangers – McCoist wants out of Ibrox, so who will replace him in the hot seat? Former Rangers stopper Butcher is the favourite along with another ex-Ger, Stuart McCall. Following four years at Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he guided the team into the Scottish Premier League, he left for Hibs in 2013 but was sacked after taking them down. 6 Steve Clarke – click the arrow to see other possible replacements for Ally McCoist at Rangers – Clarke’s appointment would give Rangers fans the chance to lord it over Celtic supporters. The former West Brom manager was said to be close to joining Celtic prior to his transfer from St Mirren to Chelsea in 1987. He was even linked with the vacant Parkhead job in the summer and has a good reputation as a coach. 6 Billy Davies – click the arrow to see one more possible replacement for Ally McCoist at Rangers – Davies once revealed an ambition of his is to manage Rangers having begun his professional playing career at Ibrox. He took Derby into the Premier League in 2007 and was most recently in charge of Forest, but was sacked earlier this year. Rangers manager Ally McCoist has tendered his resignation at Rangers, with the club confirming he is serving a 12-month notice period.A statement read: “The directors will hold discussions with Mr McCoist to seek an amicable solution in the best interests of the company, and expect to be in a position to make a further announcement before the end of the week.”Celtic fans poked fun, but who will takeover next? Click the arrow to see six candidates. Stuart McCall – click the arrow to see other possible replacements for Ally McCoist at Rangers – The reason McCall is a favourite is not only due to his connection with Ibrox – he won 11 domestic honours with the club as a player – but his work at Motherwell, whom he left in November. In 2012 he took them into the Champions League for the first time in their history, while the club also reached the 2011 Scottish Cup final, losing to Celtic. 6 6 6 6 Dennis Wise (left) – click the arrow to see other possible replacements for Ally McCoist at Rangers – Wise hasn’t had a management job since 2008, but has been linked because of his relationship with Mike Ashley (pictured with Wise). He served as executive director at Newcastle, while he has also managed Swindon and Millwall, taking the latter into the 2004 FA Cup final as a player/manager. last_img read more

Health care bill is back on the table

first_imgStill, a number of challenges could derail the plan. Here’s a look at the five big problems that Schwarzenegger and lawmakers will need to resolve: The individual mandate, health care lingo for the notion that everyone in the state would have to carry insurance, similar to the way all drivers do now. Schwarzenegger says it’s a core part of his plan to reach universal coverage. But Democrats, consumer groups and labor unions say that making people buy something doesn’t work unless they can afford it. Schwarzenegger’s plan, they say, would leave many lower- and middle-class families in the lurch. The governor would offer subsidies to people earning up to 250percent of the federal poverty line – $25,525 for an individual, or $51,625 for a family of four. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proclaimed “Year of Health Care Reform” has turned out to be a year of gridlock with the state Legislature. But the ever-optimistic governor is clinging to his dream of bringing universal health care to California and has called lawmakers back to town for an overtime shift with the hopes of cutting a deal. The outline of a possible compromise has already begun to take shape. Schwarzenegger and Democrats would agree on a basic reform package, which the Legislature would approve during the special session. But lacking the votes of Republicans needed to finance it, they would take the measure to voters next year in a ballot initiative that would seek billions in new taxes. But Democrats say people will need a lot more help than that. The 5 percent rule. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, has signaled he would go along with the governor’s plan to make everyone in the state carry insurance. But workers, he says, shouldn’t have to spend more than 5 percent of their paychecks on health insurance. The problem is that it would require billions more in subsidies, health care experts say. And finding that money could be a gigantic challenge. It could also determine whether Nu ez can persuade powerful labor unions to endorse a compromise with the governor. Funding. Schwarzenegger has gotten hospitals to agree to tax themselves in an arrangement that would generate billions of dollars. But it’s still not enough to meet Democratic demands to boost subsidies for lower-income people. One of the more controversial ideas making the rounds is to raise the state sales tax. But that could be a hard sell to voters. And in a contentious ballot measure fight, a sales-tax hike would create a fat target for opponents. Bipartisanship. Schwarzenegger was criticized last year for teaming up exclusively with Democrats on big-ticket legislation and basically ignoring fellow Republicans. But now – if the plan goes to voters – having no Republican support could be problematic for a man who has preached a “post-partisan” governing philosophy. The business burden. Schwarzenegger wants employers to either provide insurance for workers or pay 4 percent of their payroll into a state pool. Democrats propose a 7.5 percent fee. Splitting the difference between the two isn’t as simple as it may seem because the disparity reflects a philosophical disagreement about how much of the burden for obtaining health care should be borne by individuals. The difference amounts to billions of dollars, and it also doesn’t take into consideration that not all businesses are equal. For example, many businesses already pay more than 7.5 percent – Democrats peg the average about 13 percent for companies that provide insurance – and might be tempted to drop coverage if they only had to pay 7.5percent. But that 7.5 percent figure also might be too high for businesses with much tighter margins. So what are the prospects for a deal? Schwarzenegger remains bullish. But others who have seen how hard it is to reform healthcare are less optimistic. “I think we’re close, but we’re not that close,” said Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. “This is an incredibly complicated set of issues.” “And for the record,” Simitian added, “I’m not a pessimist.” (916) 441-4603160Want 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


first_imgIreland is recalculating its claim to potentially oil and gas-rich Atlantic waters — right down to the very last centimetre including Rockall off the coast of Donegal.RockallFor the first time in almost 60 years, the exact measurements of the country’s territorial waters, including part of the disputed Rockall Bank, are being taken from 50 specially selected points.Operation Baseline will help chart more accurate maritime maps and be used to cement claims to the continental shelf up to 565km from shore. Over the last few weeks, the Air Corps winched geographers on to some of the most inaccessible headlands and islands on our shores to mark co-ordinates first given to the UN in 1959.A Department of Foreign Affairs official told the Irish Examiner: “The new co-ordinates will be used to update electronic maritime charts and the project will also allow the outer limits of the State’s maritime zones to be determined with much greater accuracy.“More accurate mapping is important for a range of matters, including exploration, licensing and law enforcement.”As part of the operation, an Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) team used GPS to pinpoint the 50 locations and permanently marked them with brass plates. The most northerly is Scart Rocks off Malin Head, with the western extremities including an unnamed rock beside Black Rock lighthouse off Mayo and the Great Foze Rock off the Blasket Islands in Kerry. Along the south coast, Bream Point on Cape Clear in Cork and Carnsore Point in Wexford are on the limits.Andy McGill, Operation Baseline co-ordinator with the OSi, said: “Basically, it is redefining the territorial limits.”Ireland has a 19km territorial sea and a 321km exclusive economic zone before any additional claims are made to the continental shelf, including the Rockall Bank.The Geological Survey of Ireland says potential territorial waters stretch to 898,442km sq — an area bigger than the oil-rich North Sea.However, claims to Rockall itself are virtually pointless under international law. GOVERNMENT PUTS ROCKALL BACK ON THE MAP! was last modified: October 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalrockalllast_img read more

Three therapy horses have their day

first_img The event is open to the public, but participants are asked to bring their own horse or hiking shoes for the two-hour trail ride/walk. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted to support the nonprofit Ride On program. For more information, call McQueeney at (805) 375-9078 or see There are a few local groups that deserve a big pat on the back this week for honoring law enforcement and fire personnel. The Woodland Hills Rotary Club held its annual Protector’s Day awards, presented by former Los Angeles Fire Department Chief John Adams. This year’s recipients were Sgt. Gary Stephens from the Lost Hills sheriff’s station; Los Angeles Firefighter Bryce Ulmer, CHP Officer Kellie Ornelas; and Los Angeles Police Department Officer Steve Olivares. And Canoga Park Elks Lodge 2190 held its 11th annual Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Night. Those honored from the Los Angeles Fire Department were Engineer Thomas Croell, Capt. Rick Denning and Firefighter Jim Stiglich. From L.A. County fire were Firefighter/Paramedics Jay Swendseid and Jeff Barry. From the LAPD were Officers John Cook, Timothy Gallick and Fernando Miranda, and Sgts. Donald Kelly and Ken Roth. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy John Young, and CHP Officer Charles Wilson were also honored. Mark Nov. 5 and 12 on your calendar for the Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food program. On Nov. 5, Boy and Cub Scouting units from the Las Colinas District will be distributing collection bags in San Fernando Valley neighborhoods. The following Saturday, they’ll pick them up and bring them to the food pantry at the Prince of Peace Church in Woodland Hills. “Last year, the boys picked up over 6,600 units of canned and boxed food that was distributed to 1,400 local families that have fallen on hard times,” said Eliot Brown, chairman of the Scouting for Food program. Veterans Day is coming, and there are a couple of events you might want to attend. At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, the second annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade will start at San Fernando Mission Road and Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and proceed 1.1 miles down Laurel Canyon to Richie Valens Park for a street fair. All branches of the armed forces will be honored. The Canoga Park Women’s Club will once again host a free lunch for all veterans Nov. 12, in recognition of Veterans Day. The club is at 7401 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. The program will start at 11:30 a.m., and guests of veterans are invited to have lunch for $3. Seating is limited, so call Terry Wessig at (818) 347-0433 for reservations. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Between them, these guests of honor represent thousands of hours of patient service helping hundreds of children over the years,” said Deb Baumann of the Foothill Trails council. The Day of the Horse, a free event, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday at Gibson Ranch, 9655 Wentworth St., Shadow Hills. Call (818) 486-0712 or see For most people, a walk in the park is a pretty ordinary thing. But for those with disabilities, it can be so challenging that it never happens, says Bryan McQueeney, executive director of Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship. Also on Saturday, 35 horseback riders with disabilities will get their first chance to leave their controlled environment and enjoy a real trail ride. They’ll be joining the Santa Monica Mounted Police at their second annual Walk-Ride A Thon at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The riders will mount up in the old Western town set used in the TV show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” and ride through the adjoining Malibu Creek State Park where the classic “M*A*S*H” TV show was filmed. Odds and ends from around the Valley: Whenever there’s a horse show in town, it’s always the young, sleek, gorgeous steeds grabbing all the attention. What about those slow, old, patient-as-a-saint, swaybacked horses our parents put us on when we were kids? Well, Saturday, the also-rans are grabbing the roses. The fourth annual Day of the Horse, sponsored by the Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council, is honoring three faithful therapy horses for their years of service mainly to handicapped and disadvantaged kids. From Ravensview Ranch in La Tuna Canyon, there’s Shoshone, pushing 30. From Wallace Ranch in Lake View Terrace, there’s Durango, 16. And from Dusty’s Riders Program in Glendale, there Dusty himself, almost 14. last_img read more

Plock and Gergen Lead Drake Volleyball To An Improbable Comeback At Valpo

first_img Watch Live Missouri State 11/1/2019 – 6 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Statscenter_img Print Friendly Version VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball team overcame nearly impossible odds in rallying back for a 3-2 win at Valparaiso Monday evening in the Bulldogs’ fourth-straight road match.First, the Bulldogs found themselves down 2-0 after dropping the first two sets 26-24, 25-22. After rallying back to win the next two sets 25-19, 25-18, the team found itself down 14-9 in the fifth and decisive set. However, Drake held off five-straight match points to close the set on a 9-2 run to take the set, 18-16, and emerge victorious with the 3-2 road win.Drake (9-15, 3-8) was led by another standout night from junior Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) who had 21 kills, 16 digs and six blocks. Her 21 kills marked her third-straight game with 20 or more kills and fourth double-double in the last five matches. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) added 13 kills, a career-high nine digs and six blocks while Michele Rabbitt (Canton, Ohio) had 14 kills. Riley Dolphin (Des Moines, Iowa) continued her strong play with a career-high seven kills and career-best nine blocks. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) led four Bulldogs in double-figure digs with 28 and setter Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) had another double-double with 32 assists and 16 digs.Valparaiso (8-16, 3-7 MVC) was led by 21 kills and five blocks from Ally Cummings.Drake used a 6-0 run late in the fourth set to complete the rally back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set. The fifth set was close early before the Crusaders started to pull away and build up a 14-9 lead to create the first of five match points that the Bulldogs would survive. Drake used Plock’s serving to spur a 5-0 run with two aces from Plock to tie the set at 14-14 while Gergen added two kills during that run. A point later, Gergen added a kill, followed by one from Rabbit and Valpo error to complete the remarkable comeback for the Bulldogs.Drake brings that momentum home for its next matches as Drake hosts Missouri State and SIU Friday and Saturday evenings at the Knapp Center. Box Score (PDF) ESPN+last_img read more