Two Third-Period Goals Lifts Smoke Eaters Past Vipers

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal third-period and a late tally from Kent Johnson to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. The Smoke Eaters got ahead of the game with a Carter Jones tally before the Vipers answered with a goal in the 2nd and 3rd period to get their first lead of the game. Hayden Rowan tied the game with a 3rd period power play goal before Kent Johnson scored the game winner with just over five minutes remaining to help the Smoke Eaters to a one-goal victory. The Smoke Eaters started the game with some good jump and got the lead coming in 4-on-4 play at the 5:07 mark to get a 1-0 lead. Trevor Zins dropped a pass from the middle of the ice to a rushing Carter Jones, who streaking inside the blue line and snapped a shot past the blocker side of Vipers goaltender Aiden Porter for his 7th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.Trail got the better of the play in the opening period that didn’t see much in the way of shots but each goaltender remained sharp. Adam Marcoux turned aside all of the 5 shots he faced in the opening frame while Aiden Porter turned stopped 6 of the 7 shots thrown at the net.Power play chances were the story of the second period of play as the Smoke Eaters had three man advantages in the opening 10 minutes but were unable to convert but it was the Vernon power play that cashed in to tie the game at the 13:30 mark of the middle stanza. Vernon’s newest forward, Matt Kowalski, got a pass from below the goal line and fired a shot from the slot that was met by Marcoux but he couldn’t handle the puck entirely as it was cleared from the crease with Kowalski in the right place at the right time and chipped it by the glove side to knot the game up at 1-1.It was another power play that got Vernon their first lead of the hockey game at the 5:11 mark at the tail end of the man advantage to give them a 2-1 lead. Jack Judson wristed a shot from the mid slot that buzzed past the glove side of Marcoux to give the Vipers a lead just over the five-minute mark into the game’s final period. The Smoke Eaters didn’t take long to get themselves on even ground as just 1:44 after the Judson power play marker, a power play goal from Trail tied the game. Hayden Rowan worked his way down the left wing and whistled a shot past the blocker side of Porter for his 10th goal of the season and knotting the game even at 2-2 at the 6:55 mark of the period. As the game prolonged, the Smoke Eaters continued to build momentum and eventually took the lead at the 14:33 mark with Kent Johnson playing the hero. Johnson grabbed the puck at the top of the right circle and spun toward the goal and shot through Porter for his 10th goal of the season and gave the Smoke Eaters a 3-2 lead.  Adam Marcoux and the Smoke Eaters shut the door from there as he made 22 saves on 24 shots for his 7th win of the season while Aiden Porter stopped 27 of the 30 shots thrown his way in his 11th loss of the season. FINAL SCORE: 3-2 Smoke EatersSHOTS ON GOAL: 30-24 Smoke EatersSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/6SMOKE EATERS PK: 2/43 STARS:1) Kent Johnson (1-0-1)2) Matt Kowalski (1-1-2)3) Hayden Rowan (1-0-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Mack Byers (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 1,428 The Smoke Eaters (9-10-4-2) remain on home ice as they host the Wenatchee Wild (13-9-2-0) for a Friday night showdown at the Trail Memorial Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. with tickets available at the Smoke Eaters Main Office.last_img read more

Johnson, Sam, Adams Earn League’s Weekly Football Honors

first_imgOffensive Player of the Week:  Gus Johnson, Stephen F. AustinJohnson became Stephen F. Austin’s all-time career rushing touchdown leader, rushing 25 times for a career-best 252 yards and four touchdowns in SFA’s 38-3 win over UIW. The 252 yards on the ground was the second-most in SFA history as he tied a single-game high with his four touchdown rushes of 49, 47, 14 and six yards. The senior from Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer H.S.), currently has 33 career rushing touchdowns. Honorable Mention: Devante Scott, Southeastern Louisiana; Ryan Howard, Central Arkansas; D’Angelo Wallace, Houston Baptist. Special Teams Player of the Week: Ryan Adams, Southeastern LouisianaAdams remained perfect on field goals on the season, connecting on 29- and 24-yard field goals in the Lions’ 41-14 win against Southern Utah. The senior from Dayton, Ohio (Carroll H.S.), was also perfect on all five of his PAT attempts. FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin senior running back Gus Johnson was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. McNeese State senior safety Aaron Sam was named the defensive player of the week while Southeastern Louisiana senior kicker Ryan Adams was named the special teams player of the week. Honorable Mention:  Bobby Watkins, Central Arkansas; Drew Misita, Southeastern Louisiana; Collin Garrett, Stephen F. Austin.center_img Honorable Mention: Jordan Wiggs, Stephen F. Austin; Taylor Thompson, Houston Baptist. Defensive Player of the Week:  Aaron Sam, McNeese StateSam tied a McNeese record with his 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Cowboys’ narrow 31-24 loss to Nebraska. His touchdown, which tied the game at 14-14, was the second-longest interception return Nebraska has given up in its history. The senior from Lake Charles, La. (LaGrange H.S.), finished the game with seven tackles, including a touchdown-saving stop in the third quarter which forced a Husker field goal. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

Butler: I am the best man for JFF’s top job

first_img “So we have a lot to offer the world, and the world is interested. The only thing holding us back is our fears and incapacities. We are limited by our fears, and we just have to believe in ourselves and I believe in it 100 per cent,” he said. The controversial football aficionado says that his accom-plishments with Phoenix Academy is proof that he can advance Jamaica’s football, and he argues that being a good president does not mean that one has to be a good administrator. “A president leads from the front and delegates to those who are strong in administration. The president goes out and is the face and negotiates opportunities, contracts, and games for international funding, sponsorship, marketing, and placement of players. The JFF can take a more active role in player placement. “So captain Burrell was no administrator. He had good administrators to support him. But Craig Butler brings to the table of JFF what he accomplished with Phoenix. The contacts, links overseas, and from a decision-making perspective to deliver the best solutions,” he continued. Founder of the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy Craig Butler has hit back at those who argue that he would better serve Jamaican football as a youth development coordinator rather than as president. Butler, who has vowed to seek local football’s top job, said a president should lead from the front and chart the way forward, and he is convinced that he has the vision to make Jamaica a world power in football and has called on Jamaicans to support him and ‘believe’. “If I do not become Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, I will serve my country in whatever capacity I can. But Jamaica needs the full extent of what I bring, and it would have to be as JFF president,” he said. “The vision is to make Jamaica a world power. To have Jamaican players earning a great deal of money to send back to their communities and families. To have a national team that consistently gets in the top four of the World Cup. To generate income through high-level games with big clubs, set up tournaments to encourage sport tourism and a new income stream by developing our coaches. Influential internationally Good administrator Butler insists that drastic changes are needed to advance Jamaica’s football and that he is the man for the job. “A lot of changes and support are needed. I will be more influential internationally with the authority of president behind me. And the JFF needs to be self-sufficient,” he said. Since returning to the island last weekend, Butler has been busy trying to rally support for his presidential ambitions, and he declared that things are looking good for him so far. “I have the support from several (parish presidents) already, and I am soliciting heavily from the rest, and I believe if they genuinely want the best for Jamaica’s football, they will support me,” he said.last_img read more

Deejay Garwin birthday bash set for Saturday

first_imgOne of Guyana’s most versatile disc jockeys will be celebrating his 37th birthday in grand style this Saturday at a party called “Gaza – Tallest Mountain starts from the ground”. The event is billed for East Ruimveldt California Square and it is expected to be off the hook.Also travelling into Guyana for the celebration is Deejay Rico Love of Barbados, Mad Squad out of Jamaica, among two others from the USA and Canada. The event is dubbed one of the “maddest” events to be hosted by the birthday boy.It is expected to be lots of juggling and sound clashes. Music will be provided by Slingerz Family and the event is strictly sponsored by Corona Extra. Admission to the event is absolutely free.The deejay who has made a name for himself in the business has been travelling to various countries representing not only himself, but Guyana.In fact, after his birthday bash, he wings out to St Marteen for a two-day affair called “SXM Will Rise Again” featuring Trinidad’s Chutney Soca artiste “The Hitman” along with other popular deejays from the Caribbean.On November 17, he will be in Canada for another party called “Fever Friday”. The party will also feature Deejay Fire, Cut-De Mayor and DJ Instyle, among others.Then on November 18, he will be featured at another event titled “Bad Bougee”.last_img read more

How can Government justify this spending?

first_imgEditor,The spending of almost M on overseas trips by Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, is a matter that comes on the heels of the Coalition Government dealings with the Guyana Teachers’ Union and other unions.The reports from the media say that Mr Nagamootoo spent this money on cultural events and diaspora engagements, among others. How can the Government justify this spending? What did Guyana get from Mr Nagamootoo’s multimillion-dollar trips?Editor, average Guyanese are already facing hardships as a result of actions taken by the APNU/AFC Government, which promised us better, and in face of these hardships we see how taxpayers’ monies are being used.The prime minister was in the front line talking about “fat cats” under the last government. What is he saying now?The Guyanese people deserve straight answers on this.Sincerely,Baldeo Mathuralast_img read more

Man killed outside Van Nuys apartment

first_imgVan Nuys – An unidentified man in his late 30s was shot and killed today outside an apartment complex, police said. Police responded to a shots fired call in the 5700 block of Halbrent Avenue around 1:30 p.m. and found the man. He was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills where he later died. “We are looking for witnesses to the event,” said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. James Miller. Anybody with information can call Van Nuys detectives at (818) 374-1900. 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

Liverpool confirmed team: Klopp makes three changes for vital Champions League tie

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Napoli beat Liverpool 1-0 in the return fixture RANKED 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News MONEY BEST OF REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Confirmed Liverpool XIAlisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Fabinho, Keita, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi A draw or a defeat would see Jurgen Klopp’s men, who reached the Champions League final in May, eliminated at the first hurdle.Liverpool can take solace from their remarkable home form in Europe – they are unbeaten at Anfield since returning to the competition last season.Klopp makes three changes as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane replace Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.Dejan Lovren is only fit enough for a place on the bench for the Reds. REVEALED ADVICE huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Liverpool welcome Napoli to Anfield on Tuesday night for a winner-takes-all shot at qualification for the Champions League knockout stages.The Reds must beat the Italians 1-0 or by two clear goals to guarantee a place in the last 16 of the competition, while any win would be enough if Paris Saint-Germain suffer a shock defeat to Red Star Belgrade. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

Soweto Gospel Choir takes off

first_img29 December 2003The Soweto Gospel Choir, drawing from the churches and communities of South Africa’s most famous township, mixes earthy rhythms with rich harmonies to uplift the soul and express the energy of South Africa.After a 32-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, and four weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the choir has yet to go without a standing ovation. Now they’re planning to take their unique brand of gospel magic to Asia, the US, and again to Europe and Australia. Not bad for a group that’s only been together since November 2002.The choir was the surprise hit of the 2003 Edinburgh Festival: they were the fourth-highest selling act out of 1 600 acts booked for the festival, putting on extra shows to meet the demand and eventually performing 29 concerts in the space of a month – delighting the reviewers as much as the audiences.Fiona Shepherd, writing for The Scotsman, had this to say of their concert performance, “Voices of Heaven”: “A capella groups Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Black Umfolozi have already cracked open the western market for indigenous South African song, but nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion emanating from this 24-piece ensemble …“This is a seamless show brimming with spot-on multi-lingual performances which, for all their technical precision, are universally expressive and unfettered, charged by the choir’s constant movement.”When they toured Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, the choir bowled audiences over with their powerful performances, receiving standing ovations after every show, including a performance at the Sydney Opera House.The choir ended their tour by winning a Helpmann award in the category “Best contemporary concert presentation”. The Helpmann awards, established in Australia in 2001 for excellence and achievement in the live entertainment industry, are similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway or the Olivier Awards in London.With their fast-growing international profile and the rapid success of their first album (also entitled “Voices of Heaven”), the Soweto Gospel Choir is perhaps better known to foreigners than those at home!Choir master David Mulovhedzi attributes the success of the 34-member choir to the fact that it is tapping into South Africa’s enormous talent pool. Its members, whose ages range from 16 to 40, hail from churches and communities in and around Soweto, and are all lead singers in their own community choirs.The choir includes a four-piece band and some thrilling drummers and dancers in the African tradition where song, dance and drumming are an integral part of life and faith.The choir sings traditional African gospel and a cappella. Their overseas performances also included other gospel greats like “Amazing Grace”, “Paradise Road” and music by Otis Redding and reggae artist Jimmy Cliff. According to the Australian ABC Shop online, the “Voices from Heaven” CD “showcases an inspirational programme of a capella and African gospel.“Ranging from traditional African gospel to songs drawn from Western and contemporary gospel traditions, South African gospel music is indeed unique. It has strong roots in traditional music and conveys a powerful spiritual message.”To order the CD, visit the ABC Shop or the choir’s online shop.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

End of an era: American announces last MD-80 revenue flight

first_imgAn MD-80. Photo Bill Abbott/Wikimedia Commons They feel like they’ve been around since Moses was a boy but by September 4, American Airlines will have retired its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft from revenue service.The aircraft are being replaced by more efficient modern planes such as the Boeing 737.“The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond, providing customers and team members with heartfelt memories on adventures ranging from family vacations to key business trips,” American said in a statement.“It’s a bittersweet but well-earned retirement as American celebrates the aircraft’s history while modernizing its fleet.”READ:World’s 10 most successful commercial jet airlinersThe planes will be ferried to Roswell, New Mexico, after they operate their last revenue flights on September 3 and September 4.The final flight, appropriately named AA80, will be from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago.Amderican retires MD80The list of AA MD-80 final flightsThe MD-80 was designed as a stretch variant of the DC-9, developed by Douglas Aircraft in the 1960s as an adjunct to the DC-8, and first flew on October 18, 1979, as the DC-9 Super 80.It was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in August 1980 and entered airline service three months later with Swissair.READ Boeing releases video of first taxi test of its 777X Initially powered by two rear-mounted  18,500-pound-thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209 engines. the airliner introduced many advances in technology and 1,191 were delivered between 1980 and 1999.It carried up to 155 passengers in a 2-3 configuration which meant half the number of middle seats compared to later jets in a 3-3 layout.American was the first US carrier to order the MD80 and leased 20 142-seat aircraft from McDonnell Douglas in  October 1982, to replace the Boeing 727-100.It would commit to 67 firm orders in 1984 and by 2002 its fleet peaked at more than 360 aircraft.There were several variants using more powerful engines and extending the range of the aircraft, culminating in the MD-88 launched in 1986.The aircraft’s appeal was reflected in a long list of global customers that included Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Austrian Airlines, China Eastern, Aeromexico, Korean Air and Trans World Airlines.The final DC-9 derivative, The MD95, was renamed the Boeing 717 after Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merged.last_img read more

From Radio to Jukebox: Slacker Plans to Launch On-Demand Music Service

first_imgLater tonight, at an event in New York, online music service Slacker Radio plans to unveil a major upgrade to its service that will turn it from an Internet radio service into an on-demand music platform similar to Rhapsody, MOG and Rdio. Right now, Slacker only allows users to set specific songs and band as the basis for their custom radio stations (similar to Pandora), but users don’t have control over the actual songs that will play in these stations. Now, for $9.99 per month, Slacker users will be able to subscribe to Slacker Premium Radio and pick the exact songs and albums they want to hear.This puts Slacker on a direct collision course with similar services, all of which also charge around $9.99 for a similar feature set. The on-demand service will launch in October and, just like most competing service, will allow users to save their music locally for offline listening. This new functionality will be available for iOS devices, Android and Blackberry.As we noted last month, in the battle between the large streaming music services, we are getting to the point where most of these services offer very similar features. Instead of features, we will likely see these services use the size of their music catalog as their main way to differentiate themselves from their competitors. According to a spokesperson for Slacker, the company will offer four times as many songs for on-demand listening as its “leading competitor.” 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts Tags:#music#news#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… frederic lardinois 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more