Vlanich sparks Leafs past Summerland 7-4 to conclude Okanagan road trip undefeated

first_imgJust over two minutes later, Brandon Sookro made it 2-0 before Rylan Sideroff stopped the bleeding for Summerland.However, Jamie Vlanich scored on the power play before the period ended to reestablish Nelson’s two-goal advantage.Vlanich and Tyler Garcia made it 5-1 and the rout was on.Nolan Percival and Darnel St. Pierre also scored for Nelson while Kienan Scott, Jason DaCosta and Paulsen Lautard, with time running out in the game, replied for Summerland.“This was a good weekend for the team, getting away together and spending time to really get to know each other,” Maida explained when asked about the first major road trip of the season.Nelson, 13-0-1-1, has played eight of the first 15 games at home.“I’m really happy for the boys,” Maida added. “They really played a solid team game each game of the road trip.”The Leafs tired somewhat in the third, putting the game on the back of goalie newly acquired goalie Brad Rebagliati, who faced 13 shots in the frame to register his second win in a Green and White jersey.Summerland finished the contest with a 34-28 advantage in shots.Nelson, finishing October with an 8-0-1-1 record, opens November on the road in Spokane Friday against the Braves.Nelson returns home to the NDCC Arena to host Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at 7 p.m. The Coyotes are second in the Okanagan Division behind Kelowna with a 10-6 record.OVERTIME: Leaf center Jamie Vlanich, finishing Sunday’s game with four points, registered an eight-point weekend to jump into the KIJHL point scoring lead, two points ahead of Kelowna’s Nick Joseph. The Trail native has 12 goals and 25 assists for 37 points. . . . Leaf sniper Travis Wellman, with his league leading 23 goals, is third four points behind Vlanich. . . . Alec Wilkerson, Travis Wellman, Darnel St. Pierre and Nolan Percival each has two points in Nelson’s win Sunday over Summerland. . . . Tyler Moffat registered his ninth win of the season Friday to tie for the KIJHL lead in wins with Connor DeMelo of Kelowna. Moffat is third in league save percentage. The final game of the three-game in three-day road trip can sometimes be the toughest to find the necessary energy to get the job done.Not for the Nelson Leafs.The Murdoch Division leaders scored twice in a three-minute span during the first period en route to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Summerland Steam Sunday in the South Okanagan City.The win completed a three-game sweep of Okanagan opposition for Nelson and increases the lead of the division leaders to eight points over second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks.“We controlled today’s game from start to finish,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida following Sunday’s win.“We stuck to our game plan considering we played three games on the road in three days.”The Leafs, winners of six consecutive games, opened the road swing with identical 5-1 wins Friday in North Okanagan and Saturday in Kelowna.Sunday Travis Wellman, with his league leading 23rd marker, opened the scoring before seven minutes into the contest.last_img read more

Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday at Selkirk in Castlegar

first_imgRTRG, however, have been working hard at developing their new skaters this off-season, and if league scrimmages are any indication then there is some new talent that the rest of the league had best watch out for.From hard-hitting new skaters to fleet-footed veterans, the Rossland Trail team has been building momentum since last season and are eager to show the Kootenays what they’ve been working on up the mountain for all these weeks.The Killjoys may have finished 2013 on a win, but it means there is a target on their helmets coming into the new season and RTRG are only too happy to take the first shots.During the 2013 off season, as so often happens in roller derby, player retirement and relocation led to two of the five teams suffering low numbers, and low numbers at practice impedes the opportunity to hone skills and develop team cohesiveness.But roller derby athletes never say die, and the Valley Vendettas and Babes of Brutality agreed that for the 2014 season they would join forces to bolster their strength, creating a new team that combines the Valley’s teamwork and energy with Salmo’s fabled brutal hits and experience.Meanwhile, the Dams have been breaking free of their party-team reputation and are cross training and skating like never before, and are determined to win the Golden Boot this season.Pitting Dam City’s consistency and determination against Valley Brutality’s refreshed take on the meaning of teamwork, this game is sure to be one of the most ferocious of the season and will set a tone for the rest of 2014.Tickets can be purchased at Selkirk College Book Store and Central City Shoes in Castlegar, or online at www.kootenayrollerderby.com The new 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday with doubleheader action at the at Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.The Nelson Killjoys are out to prove last season’s title was no fluke as the Heritage City squad takes on rival Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) at 7 p.m. in the feature match.Kicking off the season is host Dam City Rollers meeetinga yet-unseen Valley Brutality at 5 p.m.The Killjoys won the Golden Boot last season and this year have helmets to match – and they intend on keeping the complete set.last_img read more

TALCO AND WINNING PRIZE BOTH MAJOR CONTENDERS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES AT A MILE ON TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2015)–Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at a mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up has attracted a field of eight competitive older horses, headed by stakes winner Talco and multiple graded stakes winner, Winning Prize.Winner of the Thunder Road Stakes in his last out on April 4, John Sadler’s Talco will be seeking his third win in a row at the American distance. Though winless in his first four tries at graded stakes once coming to the United States in August of last year, the French-bred Talco has started to figure it out and seems to love the mile distance.Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, Talco will retain the services of recent Kentucky Derby winning jockey, Victor Espinoza. He is 13-4-3-3- overall with earnings of $231,123.Though winless in his last four outings, Winning Prize was the winner of the 2014 Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf as well as the Grade II Arcadia in which he received his lifetime best, 105 Beyer speed figures in both. Second in the Thunder Road to Talco by only a head, the Neil Drysdale trainee will seek his first stakes victory since March 2014 on Saturday.The Argentine-bred by Pure Prize raced and was a multiple Group I winner in Argentina at the American distance with trainer Nicolas Ferro before coming to the U.S. in the summer of 2013. He is owned by David Heerensperger and Jose Nelson and is 17-8-2-1 overall with earnings $637,013.The Glen Hill Farm owned Enterprising will attempt to return to his winning form after a 10th place finish in the April 4 Thunder Road. Though winless in his last three outings, Enterprising was a winner of the Grade III La Jolla Handicap in August and besides his Thunder Road blemish is unbeaten at a mile on the grass.Trained by Tom Proctor, Enterprising will break from the rail with Gary Stevens aboard. He is 12-5-1-2 overall with earnings of $335,400.The complete field for the Grade III, American Stakes to be run as the 8th race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Enterprising, Gary Stevens, 121; War Academy, Corey Nakatani, 119; Winning Prize, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Gabriel Charles, Tyler Baze, 119; Talco, Victor Espinoza, 119; Little Jerry, Martin Pedroza, 119; Home Run Kitten, Joseph Talamo, 119; Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat, 121.                 The first post on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Chelsea ‘will loan De Bruyne to Southampton’

first_imgChelsea will loan Kevin de Bruyne to Southampton so he can gain Premier League experience, The Sun report.De Bruyne, 20, was signed from Genk for £7m in January and is tipped to join the newly promoted Saints.FC Twente defender Douglas, who is said to be a target for Chelsea, believes Newcastle are looking to sign him.The 24-year-old Brazilian told NuSport: “Five clubs are interested and there’s a bigger club than Newcastle. I cannot still say anything about it, but I hope soon to have my new club.”Meanwhile, the Daily Star report that out-of-contract midfielder Danny Murphy is set to sign a new contract at Fulham.French media have reported that QPR are interested in Bordeaux left-back Benoit Tremoulinas.The 26-year-old, apparently rated at £10m, has two years of his current contract left to run and is said to want to move to England.The Daily Mail say Rangers are keen on former Everton and Portsmouth midfielder Manuel Fernandes, who is potentially available on a free transfer after a contract dispute with BesiktasThe Mail also say QPR captain Joey Barton is confident he will not be charged after being arrested following an incident in Liverpool over the Bank Holiday weekend.The Sun suggest Barton will be sacked by the club if he is found guilty. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

24 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers: Pereira as good as any fullback in Prem

first_imgLeicester boss Rodgers: Pereira as good as any fullback in Premby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with the form of Ricardo Pereira.Indeed, he says Pereira is as good as any fullback in the country.“He’s up there with the best fullbacks in the league,” Rodgers said.“I worked with young Trent at Liverpool and he’s been sensational since he has broken into the team.“Kyle [Walker] obviously at Manchester City. He’s certainly a boy who is up there. You see him go forward and he’s so fluent in his running.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Bombardier signs deal with Mercitalia Rail for 40 locomotives and maintenance

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first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Transportation has signed a deal with Mercitalia Rail, a major freight rail operator in Italy, for 40 locomotives and 16 years of fleet maintenance.Based on the list price, the contract is valued at approximately C$316.8 million.The deal includes options for up to 20 additional locomotives and maintenance services, as well as an option for additional eight years of maintenance for the whole fleet.Delivery is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2018.Bombardier Transportation is the rail division of Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B).last_img

UK house prices drop amid Brexit uncertainty

first_imgLONDON — One of Britain’s leading mortgage providers says house prices in the country fell in December by their biggest amount in six and a half years, in a further sign that uncertainty surrounding Brexit is weighing on economic activity.The Nationwide Building Society said Friday that house prices fell by a monthly rate of 0.7 per cent in December, the biggest monthly decline since July 2012.On an annual basis, prices were up only 0.5 per cent, the lowest since February 2013.The housing market, a barometer of the British economy, has slowed since the country voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union. Now that the country’s actual departure in March is looming, the property market, like other sectors, is being hobbled by uncertainty over what Brexit will mean economically.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russialinked pages accounts

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first_imgLONDON — Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news.The social media company said Thursday it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its Facebook and Instagram platforms.Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post that one network operated in countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the other focused on Ukraine.The people running the accounts represented themselves as independent news sources and posted on topics like anti-NATO sentiment and protest movements.Gleicher says one network of 364 pages and accounts was linked to employees of Sputnik, a Russian state-run English-language news site.Sputnik did not reply to emailed requests for comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Mughal emperors descendant claimant moves HC against release of film Ram Ki

first_imgNew Delhi: People have to be tolerant if the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution has to survive, the Delhi High Court said on Wednesday. The observation by the court came while hearing a plea by a man, who claims to be a descendant of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, seeking to stop the release of a film titled ‘Ram Ki Janmabhoomi’. “This court is of the view that whether right or not, people have to be tolerant if Article 19 (freedom of speech and expression) of the Constitution has to survive,” Justice Vibhu Bakhru said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The court was hearing the petition by Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, seeking directions to the movie’s producers and the Centre to stop release of the film which is slated to hit theatres on March 29. The observation assumes significance in view of the fact that Prince Yakub has alleged that the movie contained a “personal attack” on him and his “royal” family and would also affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings He has also alleged that the film could create communal tensions in the country. The court, after hearing the petitioner’s lawyers, said the petition did not mention which portions of the movie or its trailer defamed him and his family or were a threat to the nation’s sovereignty and asked him to file a transcript of the objectionable content. The judge said the petitioner appeared to have based his entire case on the title of the movie. The court directed Tucy to file an amended petition, including the transcript of the objectionable portions, and listed the matter for hearing on Thursday.last_img read more

Some people lose their sleep when India hits back at terrorists Modi

first_imgAmroha (UP): Some people lose their sleep when India hits back at terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday while launching a broadside against opposition parties who he claimed were putting the lives and future of the people in danger. Addressing a rally in this Uttar Pradesh town ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11, the prime minister said “some people” did not like the fact that terrorists were being given a reply in their own language. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “After the terrorist attack, should I have remained silent or attacked,” he asked the gathering, referring to the February 14 terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama. “Terrorists are being given a reply in their own language… this is not liked by some people who lose their sleep when India hits back,” he said. When Pakistan is exposed in front of the world, “these people” start speaking in its favour, Modi said. “Be it the Congress, the SP or the BSP, they have put your life and future in danger,” the prime minister told the crowd gathered in this Uttar Pradesh town with a sizeable Muslim population. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The governments of ‘Bua’ (Mayawati) and ‘Babua’ (Akhilesh Yadav) released terror accused and were kind to them, Modi alleged. The prime minister said he had not let the country hang its head in shame in the five years he had been in power, stressing that the country’s reputation and image was higher than it had been ever been. “I would like to thank the government of UAE and people of UAE for honouring me with the Zayed medal…this is not an award given to Modi but to the Indian people,” he said. He said on Thursday that he accepts the prestigious ‘Order of Zayed’ conferred on him by the United Arab Emirates with utmost humility.last_img read more

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