Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

first_imgNelson outshot the Rebels 36-30 in the game.Castlegar and Nelson are tied for top spot in the division, but the Leafs have played one less game.Friday in Castlegar, Daniel Petten scored the winner at of 4:20 of overtime to lift the Rebels to victory.Nelson battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third to send the game into overtime.The KIJHL’s leading scorer, Bryan Lubin, Darren Medeiros, Mike Bhatoa and Jeremy McNeil scored for the Rebels.Michael Crawford with a pair, Austin Lindsay and Miller scored for the Leafs.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, Austin Seaman, Matt MacDonald and Crawford each finished with two points.Nelson now hosts the Spokane Braves Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 7 p.m.BLUELINES: Nelson finished the month of November with a 6-5 record while Castlegar was 7-4 in 11 games. . . . Nelson’s  new defenceman Joel Huber did not register a point in two games, but helped an injury-riddled blueline. . . . Former Nelson Leafs Alec Wilkinson registered two points to help the Creston Valley Thunder Cats edge Beaver Valley 2-1 Friday. . . . The Leafs kept an eye on KIJHL leading scorer Bryan Lubin, who saw his lead shrink to two points. Netminder Adam Maida stopped all but one shot to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over rival Castlegar Rebels Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory powered the Leafs into a tie for top spot in Murdoch Division standings and allowed Nelson to grab three of a possible four points in the home-and-home weekend series.Castlegar won Friday night 5-4 in overtime.Maida, who struggled in an earlier meeting between the two teams in Castlegar, was solid between the pipes as Nelson out shot the Rebels 36-30 in the game.The teams were tied 1-1 after one period.Ryan Rosich scored for Castlegar on the power play to open the scoring before Drew Carter tied the game for Nelson.Rayce Miller scored what proved to be the winning goal in the second period. The rest was up to Maida who stopped 22 shots in the final two periods to register his seventh win of the season.last_img read more

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Only a few more sleeps until horn sounds on 2016 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon

first_imgThere’s only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon. Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.In 2015, Dallas Cain of Rossland was once again back in the winner’s circle ran away with the men’s long course top prize while Rookie triathlon competitor, Isabel Ramsay of Calgary, who has relatives in Nelson, was the top woman in the Olympic Distance race.For complete information go to the Nelson Cyswogn Fun website.last_img read more

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Leafs, Bruins battle to 5-5 overtime tie

first_imgNo team in the Murdoch Division wants to face high-flying Beaver Valley in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs — especially a Nelson Leafs franchise which has been sent to the golf course by the Nitehawks the past four seasons.The Leafs and the Grand Forks Border Bruins kept their respective hopes alive of not finishing in the dreaded Murdoch Division fourth place by skating to a 5-5-overtime tie Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.last_img

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Leafs Win! Leafs Win! Leafs eliminate Rebels from KIJHL Playoffs

first_imgHowell and Nicholas Wihak jumped over the Castlegar blueline before drilling a low shot Billinghurst was unable to corral.Rosolowski, like he has done all season, joined the rush from his blueline position and was quick to slap the loose puck into the vacant net.Nelson then rode the shutout netminder from Devin Allen, combined with solid play from the entire team to secure the series-clinching victory.Castlegar pulled Billinghurst for the extra attack but Nelson kept the Rebel shooters to the outside of the ice and was able to run out the clock.“There’s no quit in that dressing room,” Howell explained when asked how Nelson was able to bounce back after losing Game three of the series to win three straight and close out the Rebels.“I mean it’s not always going to go our way, it’s not always going to go according to the game plan but I feel there’s no quick in that dressing room and everyone believes in each other.”The series win is the first for the Leaf franchise since 2014 when Nelson defeated Spokane in the first round of the playoffs.“I think after this win people understand that we’re back to being serious contender,” said Leaf head coach Mario DiBella.“Regardless of how the regular season went for us, we’re now in the second season and are prepared to give Beaver Valley everything they can handle.”SERIES NOTES: Friday’s game attendance was announced at 1024. . . . Friday’s game was the second shutout for Leaf goalie Devin Allen, who stopped 27 shots Friday, surrendered just two goals since Game three while posting a pair of 1-0 shutouts . . .  . This is the second consecutive season the Rebels have been knocked out of the playoffs by the third-place team. Last year, Grand Forks posted the upset. . . . Castlegar scored 73 more goals than Nelson during the regular season, but was held to 14 in the series. KIJHL scoring leader Logan Styler scored only three goals in the six games and had his 18-game point streak snapped in Game four. For once, the Nelson Leafs did not need overtime.After winning three games in extra time, the Leafs needed only 60 minutes to eliminate the Castlegar Rebels from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.Kyle Rosolowski banged home a rebound for the game’s only goal midway through the third period as Nelson edged Castlegar 1-0 in KIJHL Murdoch Division Semi Final action Friday before more than 1,000 fans at the NDCC Arena.Nelson wins the best-of-seven series 4-2 and now advances to meet the well-rested Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Murdoch Final beginning Tuesday in Fruitvale.“It was great,” said Leaf veteran forward Dale Howell from outside the jubilant home dressing room.“(Castlegar) has been our rival all season. They’re a great team so it feels even better to beat them.”With the game scoreless through 48 minutes, the Leafs finally were able to break through on Rebel netminder Chandler Billinghurst.last_img read more

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Percival, Breese signings bolster Saints roster

first_imgPercival will be joining former teammates Tyler Hartman, Devin Nemes and Tallon Kramer in the Saints dressing room for the upcoming season. With a total of 230 games played in the KIJHL over a five-year junior career, Percival brings a load of experience to Selkirk College.“Nolan is a hard working great two-way player and one that we feel will be extremely useful in all situations,” says Heaven. “Coming off a very successful campaign from which he received the most sportsmanlike award for the KIJHL, we know that he will bring a great deal of experience, but also very strong character to our program.”Originally from rural Alberta, Breese played two of his final three junior seasons with the Castlegar Rebels. This past season he finished in the top-10 of league scoring with 21 goals and 38 assists.“I have grown to love the West Kootenay and heard great things about the Selkirk College program, the recent success of the Saints speaks for itself,” says Breese, who spent a season in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Drayton Valley Thunder in 2016-2017. “I will bring a 200-foot game and unfinished business. I didn’t have the success in junior hockey that I would have liked and am now more determined to help Selkirk College win another title.”Breese will start his post-secondary education in the School of Academic Upgrading with an eye on shifting into a trades program. At 6’2” and 200 pounds, the 20-year-old is expected to be a force.“Chris is a big powerful forward with offensive upside,” says Heaven. “He has spent time playing at the Junior A and Junior B level where he had success at both. A proven playoff performer, we feel that Chris will be able to adjust to the BCIHL very quickly. The Saints are very happy to be able to add another player from our hometown Castlegar Rebels organization.”The Saints finished second overall in the BCIHL regular season in 2017-2018 and lost to Trinity Western University in the championship final series. The Selkirk College team has won four provincial championships over the last six seasons and will begin training camp in early-September. The Selkirk College Saints didn’t need to look far to find a pair of top forward prospects to join the recruiting class for the upcoming 2018-2019 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.As the Saints gear up to plot a return to the BCIHL championship final, Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven has announced that Beaver Valley Nighthawks graduate Nolan Percival and Castlegar Rebels graduate Chris Breese will be on the roster starting in September.“We have excellent hockey programs in our region with a wealth of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League [KIJHL] teams that have helped us build on our success over the years,” says Heaven, who will be returning behind the bench for his fourth season as head coach. “Getting an opportunity to have these players reach the post-secondary stage of their career is one of the important pillars of our program.”Percival grew up in the Nelson Minor Hockey Association, played one season with the Major Midget Kootenay Ice and broke into the KIJHL as a 16-year-old with the Nelson Leafs. The 5’9” speedster was traded to the Nitehawks midway through the 2015-2016 season where he went on to help lead the Fruitvale-based team to a league and provincial championship in 2017.“I chose Selkirk College because my former junior teammates have spoken very highly about the program,” says Percival, who will be studying in the School of University Arts & Sciences. “The success the Saints have enjoyed over the last few years makes it an exciting place to play.”last_img read more

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No Fresh Injury Concerns For Galway Footballers Ahead Of All-Ireland Quarter Final

first_imgThe Galway footballers trained last night ahead of Sunday’s All Ireland quarter final against Kerry in Croke Park. Manager Kevin Walsh has reported no fresh injury concerns and is likely to delay naming his team until close to throw in time. Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/KEVIN%20WALSH%20PRE%20KERRY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Throw in is at 2pm and is LIVE on Galway Bay FMprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway Manager spoke to Kevin Dwyer On Over The Linelast_img

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Basketball Ireland Super League Round-Up

first_imgDCU continued their solid form of late in Glanmire on Saturday afternoon, winning out 62-57 against their long-time rivals in Cork. Despite trailing 35-27 at half time, superb performances from Sarah Woods and Rachel Huijsdens sent DCU home to victory. Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: Ambassador UCC Glanmire 57-62 DCU MercyMaxol WIT Wildcats 58-72 Pyrobel KillesterCourtyard Liffey Celtics 85-51 Portlaoise PanthersIT Carlow Basketball 73-82 Singleton SuperValu Brunell WNLC Championship Trophy semi-final: Fr Mathews 62-47 Marble City Hawks Basketball Ireland Results: December 13-17th, 2017Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup Quarter Final:UCC Demons 69-64 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Elsewhere in the Women’s Super League, Courtyard Liffey Celtics got back to winning ways with an 85-51 point win over Portlaoise Panthers, while Pyrobel Killester won out 72-58 on the road against Maxol WIT Wildcats. Singleton SuperValu Brunell dug deep in Carlow on Sunday afternoon to take home an 82-73 point win over IT Carlow Basketball.In the Men’s Super League, a solid win for UCD Marian over fellow Dublin club, KUBS, on Saturday evening saw them remain top of the table going into Christmas, with just two losses so far this season in the League.Elsewhere, UCC Demons built on their big Cup quarter-final win against Tralee on Wednesday evening by upsetting Griffith College Swords Thunder in Dublin on Saturday, winning out 90-77.Black Amber Templeogue moved up to second place on the table with a 92-83 point win over Éanna – the second win for Templeogue against their local rivals in as many weeks, while Pyrobel Killester also made it back-to-back wins against Moycullen, when they overcame the Galway team 108-83 on Saturday evening.Elsewhere in the league, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors put Wednesday evening’s loss to Demons behind them to run out 90-67 point winners over Maree, while DCU Saints came out of Belfast with a 78-72 win over Star.There’s just one more game in the Men’s Super League before Christmas, with the big Galway derby between Moycullen and Maree tipping off next Saturday evening, December 23rd.In the Men’s Division One meanwhile, it is a happy Christmas for Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin who have completed the entire first half of the season unbeaten at the top of the table with 13 wins out of 13 games. Cork sides, Neptune and Ballincollig, are neck-in-neck in joint second place.In the Women’s Division One, Fr Mathews bounced back well from last weekend’s two-game loss to book their spot in the Women’s Champions Trophy final (to be played at the end of the season) with a win over Marble City Hawks. It is Hawks however who are top of the table at the midway point of the season, with just one loss so far this year. In the other game of the weekend, UL Huskies had the better of Griffith College Swords Thunder on Sunday afternoon, winning out 73-64 in the end. DCU Mercy and UCD Marian have a lot to celebrate this festive season as they remain top of the Women’s and Men’s Super League tables ahead of the Christmas break. Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: Griffith College Swords Thunder 77-90 UCC DemonsUCD Marian 88-66 KUBS BCMoycullen 83-108 Pyrobel KillesterBelfast Star 72-78 DCU SaintsBlack Amber Templeogue 92-83 ÉannaGarvey’s Tralee Warriors 90-67 Mareecenter_img Basketball Ireland Fixtures: December 23rd-30thSaturday, 23rd December 2017         Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:Moycullen v Maree, Kingfisher NUIG, 16:00; Saturday, 30th December 2017         Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:UCC Demons v Moycullen, Mardyke Arena, 15:00;Éanna v Belfast Star, Colaiste Éanna, 15:00;KUBS BC v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, Greendale, 17:00; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  Scotts Lakers St. Paul’s Killarney v EL Sligo All Stars, Killarney Sports Centre, 15:00print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Basketball Ireland Men’s Division OneDublin Lions 98-92 IT Carlow BasketballUlster University Elks 67-82 Keane’s Supervalu KillorglinParis Texas Kilkenny 79-91 Portlaoise PanthersFr Mathews 94-103 NeptuneEJ Sligo All-Stars 76-96 Dublin LionsIT Carlow Basketball 98-34 LIT CelticsPortlaoise Panthers 77-75 University Ulster ElksGameFootage.net Titans 96-100 LYIT Donegal (after overtime)Fr Mathews 107-73 Paris Texas Kilkenny Basketball Ireland Women’s Division OneUL Huskies 73-64 Griffith College Swords Thunderlast_img read more

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GAA Announce Details Of 2018 Player Conference

first_imgPlayer Welfare is one of the GAA’s core values and the Association invests considerable time, personnel, and finance in developing evidence-based programmes and resources. Research has identified the challenge for sports governing bodies in communicating player welfare messages to the playing population. To bridge this gap, the GAA is providing a platform for adult club players to engage and be informed about the following player welfare areas:Warm-up / Injury prevention / Strength & ConditioningTechnical demands of the game & Skills acquisitionMental preparation and performance skillsNutrition for Performance / SupplementsThe conference will include keynote addresses, engaging workshops and discussion groups as well as practical experiential demonstrations on the above and other player welfare related topics including fixtures, concussion and gambling awareness. Special guests and speakers includeEamonn O’Shea (former Tipperary Hurling manager)Cathal Cregg (Head Strength & Conditioning Officer)Prof Niall Moyna (Head of the School of Health and Human Performance and Sigerson Manager – DCU)Caroline Currid (Performance Coach – experience with multiple All-Ireland winning teams)Dr. Crionna Tobin (Leading sports nutritionist)Dr. Edwenia O’Malley (Sports Physiotherapist)Mark Roe (Researcher, GAA/UCD National Injury Surveillance Database)Further speakers to be added in the coming weeks…For just €10, attendees will also receive information on key areas of player welfare, an attendee pack and refreshments (including lunch) throughout the day. A formal launch of the event will take place in January 2018.In the lead up to the conference, as part of a #PreparePerformRecover campaign, player welfare related resources will be promoted across www.gaa.ie, http://learning.gaa.ie/player and the GAA’s many social media channels to assist players, coaches and clubs as they plan for the 2018 season.The GAA Player Conference will take place in Croke Park from 9.45am until 3.15pm on Saturday 17th February 2018. Spaces are limited so to book your place, and for further information see http://learning.gaa.ie/player.For further information please contact playerwelfare@gaa.ie / 01-8658610print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The GAA is delighted to announce details of the first ever GAA Player Conference. The event which will take place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 is open to all adult players of Gaelic Games (Football, Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football, Handball and Rounders). The event is themed Prepare, Perform and Recover and is designed to engage educate, support and inform adult club players on player welfare topics. In relation to the conference, Uachtarán CLG, Aogán Ó Fearghaíl said “I am delighted to announce this opportunity for our players to attend an event such as this, which will help increase awareness of the many fantastic resources available through our online platforms, gaa.ie and learning.gaa.ie, which are available to all our members.”last_img read more

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Galway gymnasts selected for World Championships

first_imgWomen’s Artistic Gymnastics: Emma Slevin (16), Meg Ryan (17) & Kate Molloy (15), Jane Heffernan (non-travelling reserve) (15) Galway Gymnasts Emma Slevin (Claregalway) and Kate Molloy (Moycullen) have been selected to represent Ireland at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart. The 2019 World Championships is a qualification competition for Tokyo 2020 and the Irish gymnasts will have an opportunity to qualify through the Apparatus and All-Around competitions. Other opportunities for qualification exist through the 2020 World Cup Circuit and 2020 European Championships. While this competition will have an obvious focus on Tokyo 2020 qualification it is also important to note that all the gymnasts selected are very young in their careers and have the potential to target multiple future Olympic cycles post Tokyo towards Paris 2024 & LA 2028, particularly our women’s gymnasts who are all first-year seniors and for whom is also their first World Championships. The qualification schedule for our Men’s and Women’s Artistic is as follows.       Friday 4th Oct: Women’s qualification session 2 – Subdivision 6 from 7pm (Irish time) ·         Sunday 6th Oct: Men’s qualification session 1 – Subdivision 1, from 9 A.M. (Irish time) For this 2019 World Championships Stuttgart will host 500 gymnasts from over 90 nations and will no doubt put on a superb event in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle Arena. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Men’s Artistic Gymnasts: Rhys McClenaghan & Adam Steele Gymnastics Ireland is happy to announce the selected Artistic gymnasts to compete at the upcoming 2019 World Gymnastics Championships, taking place from 4th -13th October in Stuttgart, as follows… last_img read more

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Cheltenham Day 1 Preview

first_imgThe 2020 Cheltenham Festival gets underway today. The Nicky Henderson-trained Epatante is set to go off as favourite in the day’s feature – the Champion Hurdle. That’s one of four grade ones, with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle getting the action underway at Prestbury Park at 1.30pm. Looking ahead to Day 1 is George McDonagh… Cheltenham Tuesday (Day 1) Selections: print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img 1.30 Chantry House (Nap), Captain Guinness (both ew)2.10 Brewinupastorm2.50 Activial & Elwood (both ew)3.30 Sharjah & Cornerstone Lad (both ew)4.10 Honeysuckle4.50 Trainwreck & Galvin (both ew)5.30 Lord Du Mesnil & Forza Milan (both ew)last_img

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