Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.The winners, pictured in no specific order, included, Noah Quinn winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Amran Bhabra taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.Other awards included, Ava Young winning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Tyler Bayoff the Walter Clarkson memorial, Jaden Dyck the Alf Baker award; Matthew Jones the Marc Severyn memorial; Kobe Nishida the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Brandon Jmayoff the R.C. Wright memorial; Brodie Herridge the Barry Geist trophy; Morgan Flynn of the Kootenay Wildcats taking home the Brian Naka memorial; and Matthew Brind’Amour; Daniella Hanson, the Baker Street Esso Award and Kylie Thielker the top officials and the Sarge Sammartino award.Mike Hurley won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Vince Vulcano took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Max Spielman won the Profile Photographic award while Dylan Mowery, Alex Laing, Jaden Bennett, Spencer Szabo and Denomie Fisher were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award. Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award’s banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.last_img read more

Saints, Team Price big winners at Christmas Classic Game

first_imgIn a bold move by Team Price coach Ryan Byers, he put in a “rested” Curtis Siminoff for the shootout which proved to be the difference.Siminoff stopped all three shots to lead Team Price to victory. Dave Bond came up with the clutch tying goal and shoot out winner as Team Price defeated Team Gorkoff in an epic Christmas Classic Game.However, the real winners that night were the Selkirk Saints hockey club that raised over $1000 at the event. Head of Selkirk College Athletics, Kim Verigin worked hand in hand with Christmas Classic organizer Bergen Price to put on a first class event. Price and Verigin want to thank everyone attending the event to support the Saints and the food drive. Team Price needed shootout to edge Team Gorkoff at the fourth annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game before more than 300 spectators on Boxing Day at the Castlegar Complex.The game finished tied after regulation time and overtime, requiring shootout to decide the winner.last_img read more

New focus for HPC as player development shifts to PCL

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Emphasis will shift from the Barbados-based High Performance Centre (HPC) and onto the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League for the development of regional players.The WICB said yesterday while the HPC had served the region well in producing a number of well-established Test players, the institution would no longer function as it did in the past by enrolling a set of players on a year-round basis.Rather, the HPC will now serve to provide the “finishing touches to elite players” coming out of the regional competitions.”We need to differentiate between the High Performance Centre and High Performance Programme. The staff is still based in Barbados, but we no longer have a cohort because we are now looking to the franchises to develop the talent,” said the WICB’s Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus.”The financial investment is into the establishment of a sustainable professional cricket system in the region, not only as a standalone professional product in the sporting marketplace, but also with the specific goal to produce players for the West Indies.”It is now the responsibility of the territorial boards in their development programmes and the franchises with first-class cricket to ensure the player pipeline to West Indies teams is well-stocked with international standard players.”The WICB moved last year to institute the PCL, comprising six franchises from the traditional cricketing territories, and competing for the first time under a full professional system.Meanwhile, the last intake of cricketers at the HPC was in 2013, with Pybus pointing out the need now for a second tier, franchise tournament and a regional academy programme.”The tournament will serve a number of playing and development purposes, expanding and accelerating the work the WICB is currently doing of preparing players for the highest levels of the game,” he said.”The academy would bring in the best elite emerging players to the HPC for three months in the off-season and they be groomed for international cricket.”Right now, we are seeking sponsorship to operate both programmes in a meaningful way.”The second edition of the PCL is set to bowl off next month.last_img read more

Azkals scramble to 2nd win in Suzuki Cup

first_imgPhoto: AFF Suzuki CupKUALA LUMPUR – The Philippines scrambled to a 3-2 victory over Timor Leste last Saturday night to inch closer to the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup at KL Football Stadium here.Goals by Phil Younghusband, Martin Steuble and Carlie De Murga put the Azkals comfortably ahead, before the Timorese side struck twice late on to set the stage for a nervy finish.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Azkas defender Paul Mulders conceded a penalty that Timor captain Nataniel Reis duly converted past Michael Falkesgaard, before Joao Pedro completed a swift counterattack to trim the gap to a single goal.It was the Azkals’ second straight win in Group B, putting them level with Thailand on six points, although the defending champions hold a superior goal difference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Thais warmed up for their duel with the Azkals by thrashing Indonesia, 4-2, in Bangkok. The Azkals and War Elephants clash in Bacolod on Wednesday with the winnner sealing entry to the semifinals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska eliminates Meralco, sets up PBA finals date with Magnolia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Former Policeman jailed for robbery-under-arms

first_imgA former member of the Guyana Police Force was on Friday sentenced to five years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of an armed robbery committed on New Year’s Eve at the Mackenzie Market, Linden.Imprisoned: Shawn ArchibaldThe sentence was handed down by Senior Magistrate Clive Nurse against Timothy Waldron, 29, of Lot 1832 Unity Place, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown when the trial came to an end on Friday at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.Initially, Waldron was charged jointly with Shawn Archibald, 38, of the same address for robbery under arms which occurred on December 31, 2017 at about 21:42h at the Mackenzie Market Area, Republic Avenue.While armed with a gun, the men robbed Trava Campbell, a 31-year-old miner of Lot 193 Dacoma Circle Mackenzie, Linden, of three gold chains valued $600,000.According to the Police, who were able to secure footage of the robbery from CCTV, Waldron and Archibald were identified by the victim during an identification parade at the Brickdam Police Station in Georgetown on January 13 of this year.Imprisoned: Timothy WaldronCampbell was reportedly standing on the market pavement among his friends when three men approached him with guns, telling him that he owes them. The men then pulled off the businessman’s gold chains and gun-butted him before escaping through Pine Street Mackenzie, Linden, in a Toyota Allion which bore registration number HC 5801.The men were subsequently arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on January 19, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where they both pleaded not guilty and were remanded to prison.The case was then transferred to Linden, and during the trial on May 10, before the CCTV footage was tendered as evidence, Archibald changed his plea and was sentenced to four years along with a fine of $75,000.Meanwhile, in addition to the five-year sentence, Waldron was also fined $100,000 on Friday.last_img read more

State to pay miner $5M for $54M diamonds lost in Police custody

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairThe case involving the $54 million worth of diamonds – that vanished while in Police custody almost 25 years ago – finally concluded with High Court Judge Fidela Corbin-Lincoln awarding the applicant, Ronald Khan, $5 million. The State, through the Attorney General’s Chambers, will have to pay out another $200,000 in court costs to the now elderly retired businessman, who never saw his missing merchandise after it disappeared from the Mahdia Police Station in the Potaro-Siparuni district following a 1994 robbery.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe 430 carats of diamonds were taken as evidence by Police after it was recovered during an investigation after Khan’s Ewang Creek, mining camp was invaded. During that attack, his brother and another miner were shot and killed, while Khan’s life was nearly taken as he too was shot. He had testified that he has a hole in his neck and can hardly see owing to the injuries he sustained during that robbery.Khan had outlined that following the recovery in 1994, he attended court on a few occasions after being hospitalised for nearly three months but said he never knew what came out of the murder and robbery matter. He was represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes, while Tiffany Castello had appeared for the State. The matter was put down for decision since late last year.In the judgement handed down by Justice Corbin-Lincoln on Monday, she relayed that the matter concerned diamonds that were in the custody of the Police but observed the defendant’s contention that the Claimant, Khan, was barred by the Limitation Act owing to the time which has passed. The Judge recalled Khan’s evidence was that he made several requests to Police to retrieve his diamonds but was never able to do so. He first asked Police Commissioner Henry Greene about his diamonds when his Attorney Nigel Hughes wrote to him on November 24, 2010. It was observed that receipt of the letter was acknowledged.Retired Pork knocker Ronald Khan“I am satisfied that Mr Khan made a specific request for the return of his diamonds. There is no evidence that there was a response to the request made of behalf of Mr Khan for the alleged diamonds to be returned. It is not in dispute that the alleged diamonds have not been returned to date,” the Judge explained.She further reasoned that it could not be disputed that the Police had a lawful basis upon which the diamonds were initially retained. However, citing the Constitution, she explained that this possession or retention could only be required for the purposes of examination, investigation or trial but this “does not permit the indefinite retention of property.”Justice Corbin-Lincoln also found that limitation in this case ran out one month from November 2010; that is the date from the letter of demand which was November 24 of that year. Having observed that the claim was filed January 4, 2011, the court determined that this matter was therefore not barred by statue. The State’s argument was that Khan’s decision to wait until 2011 to file his claim was not within the three-year timeframe as outlined in Section 6 and 8 of Chapter 7:02 of the Limitation Act.Despite this, the Judge was satisfied that relief should be granted to Khan. Another issue was whether the property was diamonds as Khan contended or stones as the defendant, the Attorney General’s Chambers claimed. Khan had testified during trial that he was a pork knocker since 1950 and had decades of experience. “He was unshaken under cross-examination,” the Judge opined.She noted that the Police were indeed satisfied that the stones were in fact diamonds since they accused persons who were charged with the theft of diamonds from the mining camp.Regarding the assessment and value of the 430 carats of diamonds, the Judge said Khan led no evidence regarding the current value of the 430 carats. In the absence of this, Justice Corbin-Lincoln said it was then open to the court to make no award of damages. She further said that there was a problem of proof but not of absence of evidence of the amount. The Judge opined that since Khan failed to produce the evidence of its quality or value, the court has to arrive at a nominal figure in favour of the defendant, the Attorney General, as opposed to Khan. She therefore awarded the sum of $5 million and observed that the defendants have to pay costs of $200,000.This case was before the court for just over eight years and Khan had alleged that late Commissioner Greene promised that the matter would be investigated but this never gained traction.Former Solicitor General Kym Kyte-Thomas had disclosed that locating certain documents was proving difficult, since the matter had its genesis in Mahdia in 1994. The State never produced the diamonds which disappeared from Police custody. The case garnered increased attention after the Attorney General had published notices in the press calling for several Police ranks, including former Police Commissioner Floyd McDonald, to make contact with his Chambers.last_img read more

Lakers hit break in bit of a slump

first_img“They just had a vacant look, and really that bothers me about this team. I think they’ve got to come back with a renewed spirit.” The Lakers went into a timeout leading 101-100 with 3:25 left but couldn’t close out the game, keep the Cavaliers off the foul line or grab another key rebound late. That was enough for Cleveland, which finished the game on a 14-7 run. So went the second showdown between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James of the week. James finished with 38 points while Bryant led the Lakers with 34 points but the difference came at the foul line in the 2-hour, 52-minute game. The Cavaliers made one fewer free throw than the Lakers shot as a team, going 41 of 55 from the line. Cleveland shot 18 free throws to six for the Lakers in the fourth quarter and finished the game with five straight trips to the line. “We couldn’t seem to stop the basketball,” Jackson said. “When a team shoots 55 free throws, let alone on your home court, they’re just taking the ball right to you, and we had no answer for that.” This wasn’t a microcosm of the Lakers’ season, which started fast but turned sour after injuries to Kwame Brown and Luke Walton, but a reflection of their current problems. The Lakers are 4-11 in their last 15 games and have lost four consecutive home games. “I think that I saw players that had quit in their eyes tonight,” Jackson said, “and that bothered me. I thought I saw guys that felt defeated when I kind of got after them about their defense or about playing with urgency. Jackson has suffered only two previous five-game losing streaks in 16 seasons as an NBA coach. One came with the 1993-94 Chicago Bulls and one last season with the Lakers, although Bryant served an NBA suspension in two of those five losses. Each of the Lakers’ three previous losses was decided late in the fourth quarter and Thursday was no different. The Lakers came out of the timeout with 3:25 left and lost their lead in a matter of moments. James hit a 15-foot fadeaway over Bryant, then stole a Bryant pass at the other end. When Lamar Odom went to double-team James, the Cavaliers moved the ball and Sasha Pavlovic knocked down an open 3-pointer. The Cavaliers led 105-101 and stayed in front from there as Eric Snow drove past Smush Parker and twice got to the line. He fouled out Andrew Bynum with his first drive and converted all four free throws. Bryant buried a 3-pointer off an inbounds play with 34.3 seconds remaining as the Lakers closed to 109-108. But James worked his way around a screen and roll and was fouled by Bryant with 20.1 seconds to play. He made the first of two free throws and missed the second, but the Lakers couldn’t grab the rebound. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ANGELES – Maybe it’s not a surprise for the coach who reached 900 wins faster than anyone in NBA history, but Phil Jackson arrived at Staples Center for Thursday night’s game having been a part of only two five-game losing streaks in all his years of coaching. Make that three five-game losing streaks and an agonizing weekend of soul searching for the Lakers, who faltered once again down the stretch and lost 114-108 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their final game before the All-Star break. last_img read more

Ouma ready for AWCON ‘group of death’

first_img“We are in a tighter group, but everything is possible. We have played against all those teams and I believe we can go in there and challenge. Our aim is to improve from 2016 where we failed to pick a point. This time, we have to get at least one win,” the tactician told Capital Sport.Starlets finished bottom of Group B at their AWCON debut in Cameroon in 2016 losing to Ghana and Mali in identical 3-1 scores before slumping to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria.The team played against South Africa in 2015 in the qualifiers of the Rio Olympics losing 2-0 on aggregate after identical 1-0 losses home and away.Last year, they played Zambia’s Shepolopolo in the COSAFA Championship losing 4-2 on post-match penalties in the third and fourth play-off after a 1-1 draw in regulation time in a game they led 1-0 until the 72nd minute.Harambee Starlets players celebrate one of their goals in the match against Mauritius at the 2017 COSAFA Cup. PHOTO/COSAFAOuma believes that they can challenge to at least finish in second position and affirms they head back to the AWCON as a more experienced team.“In 2016, we were a bit naïve because it was the first time for the players and even for me as a coach. We got a feel of the texture of football at such kind of a level and now we have the experience. The competition is intense and I feel if we prepare well, we will be ready for it,” further stated the tactician.“Every game is important for us and this time, we will try to get our strategy and tactics right,” he added.Ouma has already named a 32-man squad which gets into camp on Monday and are expected to play two friendly games, one against neighbors Uganda before they travel to Ghana on November 14.Among the 32 Ouma has named in his provisional squad include USA based striker Marjolene Nekesa. He joins Esse Akida as the other foreign based player in kenya’s squad, the first time the country has players coming in from abroad.Harambee Starlets players celebrate their equalizing goal during the game against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluCorazone Aquino, Mary Kinuthia, Christine Nafula and Terry Engesha also have under their wings experience playing abroad with the last three having just returned from a three-month stay in Sweden.Ouma says having players with abroad experience will be priceless for the team as they seek a better performance at the biennial championship.“The teams we played in Cameroon last time out had so many players from out of their countries and the experience was visible. Having these girls in the team is positive because it brings another different aspect of the game because of the insight of playing top level football,” Ouma said.“The experience is far much better and you have players who can control the tempo of the game at crunch times and also bring leadership into the team,” further stated the tactician.Meanwhile, Ouma is worried with the three-month break the unified Women’s Premier League took saying it might affect the tempo and fitness of the players, but remains optimistic that with good training and at least one friendly match, they will be ready.Provisional SquadHarambee Starlets players line up before their game against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGoalkeepers: Pauline Atieno (Makolanders), Maureen Shimuli (Wadadia), Annette Kundu (Eldoret Falcons), Monica Karambu (Thika Queens), Diana Tembesi (Wiyeta Girls)Defenders: Lilian Adera (Vihiga Queens), Wendy Achieng (Spedag), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian), Phelistus Kadari (Vihiga Queens), Wincate Kaari (Thika Queens), Elizabeth Ambogo (Spedag), Maureen Khakasa (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Juliet Auma (Thika Queens), Vivian Nasaka (Vihiga Queens)Midfielders: Jentrix Shikangwa (Wiyeta Girls), Mary Kinuthia (Gaspo Youth), Sheril Angachi (Gaspo Youth), Ruth Ingosi (Eldoret Falcons), Corazone Aquino (Vihiga Queens), Elizabeth Wambui (Gaspo Youth), Martha Amunyolete (Trans Nzoia Falcons), Christine Nafula (Gaspo Youth), Cynthia Shilwatso (Vihiga Queens), Mercy Achieng (Thika Queens), Cheris Avilia (Spedag)Forwards: Neddy Atieno (Makolanders), Esse Akida (Ramat Hasharon), Mwanahalima Adam (Thika Queens), Janet Bundi (Eldoret Falcons), Terry Engesha (Vihiga Queens), Phoebe Oketch (Vihiga Queens), Marjolene Nekesa (USA)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets head coach Dvaid Ouma shouts instructions on the touchline during the game against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma says he is ready to challenge defending champions Nigeria and giants South Africa in Pool B when they clash with the continent’s best at next month’s African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana.Starlets have been placed in what is seen as the group of death as they play holders Nigeria, 2016 fourth placed finishers South Africa and Zambia.last_img read more

Wilshere won’t leave Arsenal for Man City, claims former Gunner

first_img1 Arsenal star Jack Wilshere Ray Parlour believes Jack Wilshere will stay at Arsenal this summer – because he ‘loves the club’.The Gunners midfielder, who scored two stunning goals during England’s 3-2 victory over Slovenia on Sunday, has been linked with a £30million move to Manchester City.The 23-year-old was fined £40,000 for leading anti-Tottenham chants during Arsenal’s FA Cup victory parade, and former Emirates favourite Parlour claims the midfielder’s love of the club will see him remain in north London this summer.“It’s a massive season for Jack Wilshere,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He needs to stay injury free, that’s the most important thing.“We know how much ability he’s got but he needs to stay fit. You can see the potential he’s got.“I think he’ll be an Arsenal player next year, he loves the club. I’m expecting him to have a key role next season for Arsenal.”last_img read more

David Flatman Column: Jamie Vardy chats politely, gets served

first_img1 David Flatman Column: Jamie Vardy chats politely, gets served This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukFootballers get a bad rap. I mean okay, there’s the odd muppet among them, and sometimes these muppets can be the very best players. Examples of this might be John Terry and his disabled parking faux pas, Dennis Wise and his taxi driver hell, Mario Ballotelli and his… well, his general personality. But often I think it’s their sheer visibility that lands them in bother.More and more we see elite rugby players getting told off for being naughty – either for not treating girls properly or headbutting the odd student – and more and more we hear disgruntled fans of the so-called gentleman’s game bemoaning their sport’s growing similarity to football, as if football is the very essence of awfulness. The end of the moral line.It’s largely bollocks. Despite still being young and athletic, I was playing pro rugby before social media had arrived and before, frankly, anyone gave a toss. And I can tell you that the players now are, by necessity and with professional survival as their motivation, about a million times better behaved than we were. And we, in turn, were a fraction as loose as the amateurs that went before us. Those old boys were regular boozers on the nights before matches, they were prolifically promiscuous, and they reputedly loved a good tear-up. We were tame in comparison.Give a young rugby player – all testosterone and triceps – a dreamy lifestyle and a bit of cash, and what do you expect to happen? Give a footballer the same lifestyle and millions of pounds, and the results are equally predictable. These are young blokes living a visible dream, so some will always be naughty. It’s just that we see everything now, and one can regard this in two ways: either positively, as all are now accountable for their behaviour; or negatively, because they just want to be ladiators and get amongst it.I recently went for lunch with a posh mate in a well-known chicken restaurant outside Leicester. Up pulled a swanky black Porsche and out stepped Jamie Vardy with girlfriend and mate. Watching him closely (on reflection, my focus was weird) I twice saw the staff arrive to tell him that what he’d ordered had run out, and that they were sorry. Then, when they brought his food, it was wrong. As he left, a lady bumped into him, knocking his phone from his hand. All the while, I’m happy to report, he remained polite and lovely. I’ll keep my eye on him, though – he’s bound to park on double yellows soon, the rich bastard.Illustration by David Lyttletonlast_img read more