Late Vees Comeback Falls Smoke Eaters In Overtime

first_imgWith just a minute remaining in overtime, David Silye banked a pass of the right-wing boards and was skated on to by Ryan Sandelin, who cut into the net on a breakaway and went to his backhand to lift the puck over a sprawled Marcoux to give the Vees a 4-3 overtime victory. Adam Marcoux turned aside 20 of the 24 shots he faced in the game in his 10th loss of the season while Derek Krall stopped 19 of the 22 shots thrown his way for his 3rd victory of the season. FINAL SCORE: 4-3 VeesSHOTS ON GOAL: 24-22 VeesSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/5SMOKE EATERS PK: 4/53 STARS:1) Ryan Sandelin (1-0-1)2) James Miller (1-2-3)3) Spencer McLean (1-0-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Peter Muzyka (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 3,149The Smoke Eaters (8-10-4-2) return home to begin a three-game week with a midweek matchup against the Vernon Vipers (8-7-6-2) at the Trail Memorial Centre. It’s the first “Welcome Wednesday” of the season with tickets available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters front office as well as at the door ahead of the opening face-off, scheduled for 7 p.m.. The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late shorthanded goal from Spencer McLean but fell once again in overtime, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The first period only had 10 shots to show on the score clock with offensive chances few and far between but it was the Vees who opened the scoring in the game at the 10:46 mark of the opening frame coming courtesy of David Silye. Luke Loheit had his shot from the right face-off circle stopped by Smoke Eaters netminder Adam Marcoux with the rebound being batted out of the air and past his glove side to give the Vees a 1-0 lead. Trail had an opportunity late in the period to try and even the score heading into the intermission as they earned a five-on-three-man advantage for the last 50 seconds of the frame, throwing a pair of shots on the Vees goal but goaltender Derek Krall turned those aside to keep the Vees ahead by a 1-0 margin.Although the Smoke Eaters were unable to score on the two-man power play, Trevor Zins got the game tied moments later just 22 seconds into the 2nd period. Zins took a wrist shot from the left-wing point that found its way through traffic and past Krall for his 6th goal of the season on the power play to get the score even at 1-1. It was another power play which changed the score of the game in the 2nd period as Penticton regained their lead with an extra man on the ice. James Miller crept down the left-wing side and threw the puck at the net before it was tipped through the legs of Marcoux from Eric Linell at the 5:00 mark to give the Vees a 2-1 advantage.Trail was able to get the game evened up once more at the 6:00 mark of the final regulation period as Michael Hodge walked down the right side and took a shot that got caught up in the air and batted in by Owen Ozar, who collected his 4th goal of the season and was able to get the game knotted up at 2-2.A Vees power play midway through the 3rd period helped the Smoke Eaters take their first lead of the game at the 10:28 mark with a shorthanded marker. James Miller had his point shot blocked and kick-started an odd man rush the other way with Spencer McLean dishing from the right wing to Jeremy Smith in the middle as he differed to go back to McLean as he beat Krall on the blocker side from the right face-off circle and his first goal of the season gave Trail a 3-2 lead with 9:32 remaining in regulation.Penticton got another power play late in the 3rd period which had some pressure and resulted in the score being tied just as the man advantage expired at the 18:21 mark of the 3rd frame with James Miller blasted a shot from the left side past Marcoux on the glove hand to even the game at 3-3 and force overtime.The Smoke Eaters had their best chance of the extra frame come at the 2:32 mark as Jeremy Smith was hooked from behind on a breakaway that resulted in a penalty shot. Smith tried to beat Krall with a backhand attempt but the Vees netminder kept the game alive. last_img read more

Lingard to start for England in Nigeria friendly

first_imgManchester United’s Jesse Lingard will start for England in Saturday’s friendly against Nigeria at Wembley Stadium and manager Gareth Southgate believes there is no reason why he can’t play alongside Dele Alli.Lingard, who usually operates in an attacking midfield role, scored 13 goals for United last season in all competitions – his most productive campaign yet at Old Trafford.While some observers believe the 25-year-old is competing for the same spot in the England side as Tottenham’s Alli, Southgate says that isn’t the case.“I don’t see it as a straight contest between any individual, absolutely they could play together,” Southgate told a news conference ahead of the match at Wembley.“All of our attacking players have different attributes or strengths. Jesse is a fantastic player at recognising the space, working away from the ball, a great link between midfield and attack,” he said.But Southgate gave no clues as to who would start in goal for England with Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope the three goalkeepers in the World Cup squad.“We know what we want to see in that area and we’re clear on what we think. There’s no need for me to say too much on that publicly,” said Southgate.“I’ve told the players what we’re looking for in these two matches and haven’t told them the team yet.”Southgate added that Manchester United central defender Phil Jones would miss the Nigeria match after he was allowed to leave the training camp as his partner is due to give birth.Much media attention in England has been focused on forward Raheem Sterling’s new tattoo which features an assault rifle and which was described as “disgusting” by anti-gun campaigners.Sterling said the tattoo had a “deeper meaning” adding that he would “never touch a gun in my life” and Southgate defended the player.“Tattoos are very personal. A lot of our players have tattoos and they are wrapped up in a lot of deep stories. I don’t see why we should be involved in policing that,” said the England manager.The Three Lions kick off their World Cup campaign in Russia against Tunisia on June 18 and also play Panama and Belgium in Group G.last_img read more

EPA Launches Television Programme- “The Environment Matters”

first_imgThis past year has seen the Environmental Protection Agency boosting its efforts and capacity to increase its visibility in both the public and private domains through radio, television, print, social media, and other media publications and outlets.This week, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching our first ever televised programme – “The Environment Matters”. Recognising the need to provide the public with more up-to-date and relevant information, we saw this fitting. Equally, we believe that this will help to engender a Guyanese populace that is environmentally conscious and literate.What you can expectDon’t think of this as just another TV programme that provides technical and not-so-interesting information to it viewers. The Environment Matters is a programme with a difference. This high quality, viewer centred programme will have something interesting for all who tune in. With pressing environmental issues climbing higher on the country’s national agenda, viewers can expect relevant information relating to:• Who we are – Inside the EPA;• Our Authorisation Process;• The Changing Climate;• Managing the Country’s Natural Resources;• Fascinating ways to manage your waste;• Air Quality –it’s no joke, it can make you choke;• Water Quality Management;• Noise Management;• Guyana’s fascinating Biodiversity; and• Preparing for the Oil and Gas Sector.The Agency’s work enables Guyana to contribute to national and global environmental protection and conservation. In developing this programme and planning its content, we were sure to include content for all ages and groups to enjoy. As you tune in, you will get the opportunity to be alongside us in our journey of protecting the beautiful ecosystems of Guyana.Inaugural ShowOur first show will be aired on Sunday, December 16, and will provide viewers with information on ‘Who we are’: highlighting the key roles and responsibilities of the EPA; programmes and plans to align our work with the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS); and steps to address challenges as we forge ahead. We will feature two special guests, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Agency, Dr. Vincent Adams; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Patrick Williams. Both of these men possess a wealth of practical experience in areas of environmental protection and management.Show timeRemember to join us on the National Communications Network (NCN) Channel 11 on the first Sunday of every month at 10:00 am, and for re-broadcasts on the second Tuesday at 8:05 pm; the third Saturday at 1:00pm, and the fourth Monday at 09:30 pm.last_img read more

Bridges, potholes in Region 2 roads not yet fixed

first_img– drivers complaining bitterlyBy Indrawattie NatramDrivers traversing various roads and bridges along the Essequibo Coast are complaining bitterly of the huge potholes and gaps in them that are causing damage to their vehicles and despite numerous complaints made to regional officials, no repairs have been done. Approximately one month ago, Guyana Times had reported on the huge potholes in several streets leading to medical institutions and schools, and to date no maintenance crew or anyone has visited those areas.The potholes have since deteriorated further and this is creating an extra burden on vehicle owners. At Golden Fleece, the bridge leading to the community with a population of over 800 and some of the streets have eroded and drivers have been complaining of damage caused to their tyres. The rice harvest is approaching and many rice farmers have to use the said bridge to get to a miller.In various communities, such as Suddie, Zorg, Anna Regina, Dartmouth, Charity, Supenaam, Reliance and Cotton Field, there is evidence of road erosion. Most of the residents living in these communities said reports were made to the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Rupert Hopkinson and the engineer and to date, nothing has been done.Persons are of the view if the roads are not properly maintained, more money will have to be expended from the region’s capital programme to re-do most of them.At the recent statutory meeting of the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council (RDC), coalition Councillor Naitram also reported same. As such, he called on the REO to form a maintenance crew to repair and maintain the roads. He said that reports were made several months ago in relation to the condition of the roads, but to date nothing has been done.Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt had also reported that several bridges and streets were in deplorable condition and, in some instances, were sinking. This, he said, had engaged the attention of the REO several months ago and nothing has been done. Ramdatt said residents have been complaining to him about the issue on numerous occasions and he has informed the relevant authorities of same.last_img read more

Councilwoman remains in critical condition

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Councilwoman Betty Putnam remains in critical condition after suffering major head trauma Wednesday after falling from a ladder, city officials said Monday. “She’s breathing a little more on her own,” City Manager Fred Latham said. Putnam, 77, is still unconscious, but able to turn her head toward the voices of her doctors and family members, he added. “There are rays of hope,” Latham said. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Her head injuries include a skull fracture, bleeding and swelling of the brain. Putnam is in the critical care unit at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwwod where she was taken after she fell from a six-foot ladder while trying to eradicate a wasp’s nest at a constituent’s home. Two women who answered the door at the residence in the 8000 block of Westman Street Monday afternoon said Putnam was alone in the backyard when she fell. They declined further comment. A candlelight vigil for Putnam is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Center Plaza, 11740 E. Telegraph Road.last_img read more

JetHawks players and staff ready for Butler’s return

first_imgJetHawks hitting coach Damon Mashore hopes to one day manage a professional baseball team. Taking charge last week, after manager Brett Butler’s sudden illness, was not what he had in mind. Butler, who was hospitalized with a viral infection, was expected to rejoin the team Monday. “It’s a good experience, but not a good way to get it,” Mashore said. Mashore said he has spoken on the phone daily with Butler and received managerial instruction from him and from Arizona Diamondbacks front-office personnel, including farm director A.J. Hinch, who was in Lancaster last week. “(Butler) is a type-A personality, and that’s a positive,” Mashore said. For his part, Mashore is glad to be handing the reigns back to Butler. “It’s been a learning experience,” Mashore said. “I’ve made some good moves, and I’ve made some bad moves.” Mashore said the JetHawks responded well to the admittedly difficult circumstances. Lancaster went 3-3 under Mashore. “I think it gave them a wake-up call,” Mashore said. “When you put on a uniform, it’s a special thing, and this reminds you that at any time stuff can be taken away from you.” JetHawks reliever Jared Doyle said Butler’s well being has been on everyone’s minds the past week. He acknowledged it was hard seeing Butler when he visited the team last week – Butler, he said, looked like he’d lost 10 pounds. Butler survived throat cancer late in his playing career, in 1996, and has since recovered from prostate cancer, with which he was diagnosed three years ago. “He’s already gone through a lot,” Doyle said. “This is just another battle for him.” (818) 713-3607160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventMashore said most of the phone conversations have centered around the well-being of the slumping JetHawks – Lancaster concluded a dreadful April with a California League-worst 7-17 record – than his own health. Butler was hospitalized Monday night after experiencing severe indigestion on the JetHawks’ bus ride home from Adelanto, where they concluded a four-game series against the High Desert Mavericks. Butler spent three days at Antelope Valley Hospital, where doctors diagnosed symptoms originally feared to caused by a heart attack to be the result of an unspecified viral infection. Because Butler’s medical history includes two bouts with cancer, doctors kept the 48-year-old JetHawks manager in the hospital for observation and testing. Mashore did not know the extent to which Butler could resume his full workload upon returning Monday, but Butler has told him he feels fine. last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: Get rid of these Arsenal and Man United players

first_img Out: Will Hughes (Watford) – £4.6m – Almost 55,000 people transferred Hughes in following his great performances against West Ham and Newcastle. However, he picked up a hamstring injury in Watford’s defeat to Man United, and he will miss Saturday’s match against Tottenham – and potentially a number of fixtures to come. In: Marvin Zeegelaar (Watford) – £4.4m – Zeegelaar is the complete opposite of McAuley, having been out the picture for the entire season only to burst into life in recent games. He has kept two clean sheets and registered two assists in his first three appearances for Watford, and will be hoping to add to that tally when the Hornets play a well below par Tottenham this weekend. Out: Mark Noble (West Ham) – £5.4m – Dropped entirely from West Ham’s team for their last two matches, it is clear Noble is not part of David Moyes’ plans. Get him out now or you are just wasting a space in your squad. 10 10 10 In: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – £10m – This one is a like-for-like transfer. A lot of people have stayed away from selecting Ibrahimovic as of yet, but now is the time to get him into your team. Lukaku could be dropped to the bench soon given his dreadful form, and Ibrahimovic is waiting in the wings. 10 In: Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) – £5.5m – Albrighton has rediscovered his best form after a slow start to the season, with a goal and an assist in his last two appearances. He’s only costs £0.1m more than Noble, and will guarantee you more points. 10 10 It has been a hectic week for Fantasy Premier League managers.An entire round of midweek fixtures has ramped up the pressure, and forced people to tinker with their 15-man squads.And whether because of injury, suspension, or simply a loss of form, it is well worth getting some transfers in before the Premier League returns on Saturday.And talkSPORT are here to help with our top tips for gameweek 15!Click the right arrow above to see our Fantasy Premier League tips… In: Robbie Brady (Burnley) – £5.5m – Although you’d need to find an extra £0.9m in your budget to replace Hughes with Brady, it would be a worthwhile transfer. The Burnley man is in form with one goal and two assists in his last three appearances, and this weekend’s match against Leicester will prove a perfect opportunity for Brady to add to that tally. 10 Out: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – £10.3m – click the right arrow for more advice – Injury is set to keep Lacazette out for some time, and he is certain to miss Arsenal’s match against Manchester United this weekend. Get him out of your team sharpish! Out: Gareth McAuley (West Brom) – £4.7m – Usually a reliable points winner for Fantasy PL managers, McAuley has struggled this season. He has not even played a minute of football in West Brom’s last two matches, and with Alan Pardew set to play a more expansive brand of football, it is likely McAuley will stay on the sidelines. In: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – £8.2m – With Lacazette out of action, Arsene Wenger is sure to call upon Giroud, who netted twice against Huddersfield. Get him in your team now while he is still relatively cheap, allowing you to spend some of your remaining budget elsewhere. 10 Out: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) – £11.4m – With just one goal in his last seven Premier League appearances, Lukaku is one of the most out-of-form strikers in the league. More and more people are losing faith in him on a weekly basis, and his price has already dropped this week. Get him out your team now before his value goes even lower, especially with a game against Arsenal – who have kept three clean sheets in a row – next. 10 10last_img read more


first_imgWHEN Owen Coyle leads his team onto the hallowed turf at Wembley this weekend, he will remember his late father – and wave to his mum in the crowd.His Bolton Wanderers side is 90 minutes away from an FA Cup Final.All that stands between his Lancashire side and another day out at Wembley against Manchester City in the final is a resurgent Stoke City with its own Donegal connection – perhaps the world’s greatest long throw specialist Rory Delap. Whoever wins, there will be a Donegal connection in this year’s final.But this Sunday at Wembley, Owen Coyle will recall his late Gaoth Dobhair dad, also called Owen, and what he did to get him to where he is today.“What my father did as a 15-year-old is incredible,” says Coyle about his dad’s move to Glasgow to find work at such a young age.“To make that sacrifice for your family, as many boys did then, it’s difficult to grasp now. He instilled in us to never be afraid of hard work and maximise what assets you have.” It was advice he took – and passes on to his players at Bolton today.“I was 10 stone as a striker, which was unheard of, so I had little option but to work at it. I tell the lads here you’ll never know what you can achieve unless you push yourselves,” said Coyle.“Nobody in life is going to hand you anything. You have to go and earn it. Even today, the points or trophies that give you the greatest satisfaction are the ones people say: ‘you deserved them because you earned them’.Coyle maintains these same working-class values can keep footballers in touch with the common fan.“It’s important the fans buy into who you are,” he said. “Footballers are put on pedestals. Yes they have a privileged lifestyle but they must realise that doesn’t make them better than anyone else. It should be no different to any real job.”Coyle forged his football beliefs on the cluttered ash pitches of the gritty Gorbals area of Glasgow – in an area known as Little Donegal.“It could be 22-a-side or less if someone went home for a bit of jam and bread,” he said.“There was a sense of community too. It was educational and not just in football terms. Things I learned on those pitches have never left me.” Mum Frances, is 80 years old and still works in Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. She will be at Wembley this weekend – and goes to all of Bolton’s home games.“My mother is incredible. The fact she is still working says everything about her values,” added Owen. OWEN COYLE AT WEMBLEY: I’M DRIVEN BY VALUES OF MY DONEGAL DAD was last modified: April 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BoltonGaoth DobhairGlasgowOwen CoyleRory Delaplast_img read more

Levein: Hearts-minded players improve derby prospects

first_img“The last few derbies haven’t been particularly good,” he said. “It’s been painful to watch at times.“You could probably count on one hand the number of really good games there have been but that’s not what it’s about. It’s about winning.“Our thoughts are about trying to win this fixture. It might mean there’s a lot of challenges to be won and a lot of second balls to be won but if we’re going to win the match we’ll need to do that.”He added: “I think everybody knows how important the game is. I can’t guarantee we’ll win the match, of course, but what’s really important is that we leave everything out there tomorrow and if that’s good enough to win the game then so be it.”With Tynecastle undergoing major renovation, Hearts have not enjoyed home comforts for quite some time and when asked if that could actually play in his favour, Levein said it could have made his players a little stronger.“That’s a fair point,” he said. “I think the introduction of one or two bigger characters in the team has toughened the team up but the fact that we have had to go away from home continually and dig out results is something that arguably has made us a little more resilient.”Recent weeks have seen younger players in the side, including 16-year old Harry Cochrane and 19-year old Jamie Brandon. Levein conceded he would have to think seriously about whether or not exposing them to a tense derby would be best for the team and their development.“That’s what’s going through my head, whether I start with some of these boys or they are on the bench,” he said. “I have to make that decision before 7.45pm tomorrow.” He says he does not need to impress that on his players with a number of individuals in the squad ready to talk others through the experience.“The message is already across,” he said. “We also have the benefit of having some Hearts-minded people in the team, which I think helps as well.“They will be able to let the rest of the players know just how important this is.”Levein said recent games between the sides had not really been occasions to remember but he would not care about stylish play as long as he got three points. Craig Levein believes the introduction of “Hearts-minded” players who understand the rivalry can help give them the edge against Hibs.The sides meet in the first Edinburgh derby of the season with Hearts boss Levein having begun the work of turning the team around following the departure of Ian Cathro. The 53-year old has fond memories of the derby as a Hearts player and from his first spell as manager.With just six defeats in 52 matches against Hibs, Levein knows what is needed to come out on top in a fiercely-contested fixture.last_img read more