The Saints advanced to the final by knocking off the University of Victoria Vikes in two games.The Vikes, with a pair of Nelson Leaf grads — forwards Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill — and a coach behind the bench who is a graduate from Nelson Minor Hockey —Harold Schamhart — made remarkable strides this season.The Vikes, with no less than 10 rookies on the roster, watched the Saints narrowly escape the first game in overtime — 4-3— before scoring two quick second-period goals to eliminate UVIC — 4-1— in game two.Both Willans and Horswill fit seamlessly into the Vikes squad.Willans finished the season with five goals and 14 assists for 19 points while Horswill scored four times and added 14 assists for 16 points.Both players played all 24 games for UVIC.The puck drops on Game One of the BCIHL Final at 7 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Centre on Friday night.Game Two will also start at 7 p.m. on Saturday and if necessary Game Three will be played on Sunday (time to be determined). The Selkirk College Saints are looking to become the first team in BC Intercollegiate Hockey League to capture three straight titles.The Saints host Simon Fraser Clan beginning Friday at the Complex in Castlegar.“Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would be in this position,” said Selkirk defenceman Lucas Hildebrand after Saturday’s game.“When I came here, I didn’t really know what to expect. This third year has really opened up my eyes to how great this program has become. Everybody has done such a great job, starting with [Selkirk College Athletics Director] Kim [Verigin] and [Saints head coach] Alex [Evin], it’s just incredible to be part of it and I’m loving every minute of it.”
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceTOKYO — Matt Chapman may never want to leave the Tokyo Dome.Recording an out against the A’s third baseman has proven to be impossible over the A’s first two games in Japan. Chapman went 2 for 2 with a walk in Sunday’s night’s 6-6 exhibition draw with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He reached base in all eight of his plate appearances over the A’s two exhibition games, looking every bit like the darkhorse MVP …
Campos: Mourinho return ideal for Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AS Monaco sports chief Luis Campos believes Jose Mourinho should return to Real Madrid.Since his sacking at Manchester United, Mourinho has been linked with Santiago Solari’s job at Real.Campos is close to Mourinho and was sorry to see his demise at Old Trafford.“I was very disappointed by what happened,” said Campos. “He would have wanted to build a great project in England. I see him as the ideal man to manage Real Madrid. He might return at some point because he is a great coach.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd fullback Luke Shaw: Defence deserves a clean sheetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United fullback Luke Shaw admits there’s been frustration over their lack of clean sheets.United go to Newcastle this week.”It’s been frustrating [not to keep a clean sheet] because in the last two games we’ve defended really well, especially the two centre-backs,” Shaw told manutd.com ahead of the fixture.”I think Jonah [Phil Jones] and Victor [Lindelof] have been amazing. The defending is much better and we’ve been so close [to a clean sheet]. They’re two set-piece goals [we’ve conceded]. In open play we haven’t really been tested too much.””I think set-pieces are the only thing that have tested us so I think that’s a positive and I’m sure the clean sheet for David [De Gea] will come soon. We just need to keep doing the same things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
UNCOVERED: Juventus mega offer to Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus’ offer to Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been revealed.The Wales international is in demand with his contract at the Emirates Stadium up in the summer and Gunners’ chiefs having pulled their renewal offer earlier this season.Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has already confirmed the Serie A leaders’ interest.And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Turin giants have already made their offer known to Ramsey.It’s claimed that Ramsey has been offered a five-year deal worth up to £6.3million per year AFTER tax.The Welshman would be handed a base salary of £5million, topped up with another £1.35million if he plays 70 per cent of the club’s matches. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – NOVEMBER 27: Head Coach Bret Bielema of the Arkansas Razorbacks on the sidelines during a game against the Missouri Tigers at Razorback Stadium Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 28-3. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)Arkansas upset Ole Miss this afternoon by the score of 53-52 in overtime. The game-winning series for the Razorbacks featured a ridiculous lateral on 4th-and-25. In the post-game press conference, a giddy Bret Bielema misspoke in hilarious fashion. Intending to say he was “looking forward to hopping on a plane with my wife,” Bielema instead blurted out “I was looking forward to hopping on my wife.” He quickly caught himself and laughed it off before finishing his presser. You can hear the media and those in the background laughing as well. The full clip is below.bret bielema, ladies and gents pic.twitter.com/294ySnhBs9— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) November 8, 2015Bielema always seems to keep things interesting. His team is now 5-4, and the Razorbacks seem to be in good position to qualify for a bowl.
BERLIN — A German broadcaster is reporting that data and documents belonging to hundreds of German politicians have been hacked and posted on Twitter.Public broadcaster RBB reported Friday that the leak, which saw the data posted in daily batches before Christmas on an account that has been active since mid-2017, affects all parties in parliament except the far-right Alternative for Germany.It said there appeared to be no system to what was posted. Although it reportedly includes personal information such as cellphone numbers, addresses, internal party communications and in some cases bills and credit card details — some of the data years old — there seem to be no politically sensitive documents.There was no immediate information on who was responsible.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – When Chuck Fowler received the call from his mother that their property was on fire he travelled from Mile 58 to do what he could to help.Arriving on the scene, Fowler phoned Enbridge and P&G to advise them of the situation as their line was close. They would then call 911 as they knew they were not in Charlie Lakes Fire District.Trying to find people with water trucks they managed to locate a Vac truck. and started fighting the perimeter of the fire. There was a hoe that was also used to attack the fire as they could not get into the big part of the fire shared Fowler. Fowler goes on to say they tried to contact all residents to move their equipment. “By the grace of God, the fire went on a bit of an angle,” said Fowler “That managed to go between a dump structure and the home on 252 Road.”Fowler went on to say “For whatever reason, the fire angled and went away from the home and saved the residents tank truck.”The fire was reported to start at approximately 3:30 pm, Fowler commends the Forestry’s response time as he said the Bomber was in the air with 10-15 men on site within 40 minutes. “We were grateful,” said Fowler.5-6 Hectares of land were extinguished and controlled and nobody was hurt all within 5 hours which makes a good news story out of a bad news story shared Fowler.To read more on the fire; CLICK HERE
Mumbai: Even before her debut film Student of the Year 2 releases, actor Tara Sutaria has bagged her third project, Milan Luthria’s remake of Telugu hit RX100 opposite Ahan Shetty. The film, backed by Sajid Nadiadwala through his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors in June. “We have found our leading lady and I must say Tara is a really proficient actor. I feel they will make a really romantic and an interesting pair for the audiences to see. We shall begin shooting from June,” Sajid said. Luthria, who last directed Baadshaho, said it was extremely critical to get the right casting for the film. “Sajid and I took our time casting the lead opposite Ahan. We’re glad we waited as Tara is the best choice for a very important role. It is also essential for the leads to have a crackling chemistry, which Ahan and Tara do,” the director said. The film will be presented by Fox Star Studios. Tara will also be starring opposite Sidharth Malhotra in Marjawaan.
Kolkata: A polling personnel in South Dinajpur was found hanging at his home on Tuesday morning. His family members claimed that he committed suicide because he was tensed due to poll-related violence.According to sources, Babulal Murmu of Buniadpur in South Dinajpur was selected as a polling personnel for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections. He was kept on reserve, which means in case of any polling personnel gets ill or removed, Murmu will be replaced by him. Murmu, a teacher by profession reportedly expressed his fear over the election duty as incidents of violence were being reported from several areas. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Monday night, he went to the Dispersal-Cum-Reception Centre (DCRC) from where other polling personnel were issued Electronic Voting Machines and other poll related documents. Later, he went back home without informing DCRC officials. On Tuesday morning, his wife found him hanging from ceiling. Immediately police were informed. His wife and other family members claimed that Murmu was nervous seeing the violence during the polls and had expressed his fear. He committed suicide as he was afraid to take part in election duty. During a press conference at the Chief Election Commissioner’s office, Additional Director General, Law and Order, Sidh Nath Gupta narrated the incident and said that Murmu went home without any intimation.