Smoke Eaters announce player transactions

first_imgTo accommodate the addition of Zins, the team has released defencemen Karsten Jang and Olson Werenka. The organization wishes both players success as they continue their hockey careers.In another move, the Smoke Eaters have traded forward, Corbyn Chabot to the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL for future considerations. The Trail Smoke Eaters have added 19-year-old defenceman Trevor Zins to their roster.Zins comes to the Trail Smoke Eaters after playing the past two seasons with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids Roughriders. The 6’0” defenceman is a commit of Umass-Lowell and will help to solidify the backend for the Smoke Eaters, who sit in second place overall in the BCHL. It is expected that Zins will see his first action during this weekend’s home games.last_img read more

Award-winning season for Nelson’s Mitchell Popadynetz

first_imgThis has been a historical season for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer program and for Nelson Minor Soccer grad Mitchell Popadynetz.The team continues to blaze ‘uncharted’ territory as it secured its first Canada West playoff spot, won its first Canada West post season match and now has been rewarded with its first Canada West player of the year and having the most players ever named to the league all-star teams.As well Popadynetz, who played for Nelson Youth Soccer before going on to refine his skills on the Lower Mainland, earned player of the year and first team Canada West all-star honours. The Nelson, BC native (4th year, midfielder) led the team offensively with seven goals and 10 assists with 17 points.   He was tied for first in the Canada West in total points and led the league in assists.“The award is very well deserved for Mitch,” said WolfPack head coach John Antulov during the fall.“Not only this season but over the last three years. We knew we were getting a special player when came to us from UBC. We knew what he could bring to the program. It is finally all coming together for him. He is not only an offensive guy. He has taken to everything we talked about on the defensive side of the ball and has become an excellent all-around player.  For us, to have him hitting his stride this year was huge. “We have surrounded him with good players so that has added to his skill set and what he can bring to the team. Overall, it has been a fantastic thing for our program. Great leader, great person and I am very happy for him.”Popadynetz becomes the second WolfPack athlete ever to be named a Canada West athlete of the year. Volleyball player Iuliia Pakhomenko (Donetsk, Ukraine) was named the Canada West women’s volleyball player of the year in 2015-16.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey host kick off registration session at Save on Foods

first_imgNMH volunteers will receive completed registration forms  from players for the 2018-19 season, will be handing out forms to new players as well as providing information about the association — including new programs and upcoming camps.As an added incentive, first-time players register for $100. These players registering in Initiation and Novice division receive a gear package, (not including skates) from Mallards, with their paid registration. First time registrants are players who have not previously registered with a minor hockey association.Volunteers will also be handing out free cupcakes and cookies as well as giving away free T-shirts to younger players. As well, NMH is raffling off two new Nelson Minor Hockey jerseys to anyone attending the booth.All paid registering players receive a free season’s pass to the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.For more information, contact Deb Matthews at Minor hockey has never been so easy for young, aspiring players to join.Nelson Minor Hockey volunteers will be at Save On Foods from 1- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday hosting a registration session to kick off the new season.last_img read more

Series shifts to Lilac City; Leafs make difference off the ice

first_imgNelson Leafs are receiving outstanding leadership from team captain Jack Karran two games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.The Grande Prairie native leads the with four points in two games, including a game-winning goal in Nelson’s 3-2 win on opening night of the post season.Karran’s teammate Cole Wyatt is tied for the Nelson scoring lead with one goal and three assists.Tulsen Fawcett and Shawn Campbell each have two points as Nelson opened a 2-0 lead over Spokane Braves in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final. Game three of the series goes Friday in Spokane followed by Game four Saturday, also in the Lilac City.Should the series need more games, Game five is scheduled for Monday back in Nelson with Game six in Spokane, Tuesday.A Game Seven would be played Wednesday in Nelson.Winning on and off the iceThe Nelson Leafs have been a leading example on and off the ice.On the heels of a highly successful Autism Awareness Campaign in February, the Leafs Hockey Club also stepped out to donate $1,000 to Nelson Friends of the Family prior to the opening faceoff of Game one Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.Leaf President Corey Viala made the presentation to Friends of Family Chairperson Briana Gaudreau, Board members Linda Homeniuk and Pat Dooley.last_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham boost as Bayern Munich pull out of race for Malcom

first_imgBAYERN MUNICH manager Jupp Heynckes has denied his side have any interest in signing Brazilian winger Malcom.With the Bundesliga giants out the race, it clears the way for Arsenal or Tottenham to sign the £50million-rated player.3 Bayern Munich have pulled out the race for Brazilian winger MalcomCredit: AFP – GettyMalcom has been heavily linked with a number of clubs after revealing in January he had struck an agreement with Bordeaux to let him go in the summer to his preferred destination.However Heynckes has removed Bayern from the equation.Heynckes said: “I have never seen him play. Therefore, I am not able give an opinion on him.”But I don’t think there is interest here. He always gets put into the shopping window but nobody really goes after him.”3 Jupp Heynckes reveals his side has no interest in signing the £50m-rated wingerCredit: Getty – Contributorlatest arsenal newsRING TRUERoyal fan shares her collection of replica rings including Kate’s & Meghan’sSTILL GOT IT!Philip jokes with soldier about weight at ceremony 3 years after retirementSTAR POWERMeghan ‘needs to be admired’ & Kate is ‘the peacemaker’ according to star signsHEIR WE AREInside Prince Charles’ study full of family snaps & a sweet tribute to CamillaROOM WITH A VIEWInside Camilla’s living room with family pics & painting of Prince CharlesCHEEKY CHARLIECharles & Camilla’s ‘secret’ relationship is ‘fun, naughty & spontaneous’Malcom was tipped to be a long term replacement for Bayern winger Arjen Robben, who is now 34 and currently out injured.Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the 21-year-old and the news will likely go unnoticed at the Emirates.The Gunners were keen to bring him to North London in January and a deal looked likely when Malcom’s agent posted a picture of himself in the capital.But it transpired that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be used in a deal for Alexis Sanchez and talks of a move were off.3 Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of MalcomCredit: AFP or licensorsmost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordBut Arsenal will face competition from Spurs who also went after the youngster in the last window but were put off by his price tag.Mauricio Pochettino is still tracking Malcom – who is regarded as a star of the future – despite the arrival of Lucas Moura.Inside Russia’s football hooligan factories where thugs batter each other at training camps before taking on the likes of Arsenal and England fanslast_img read more

Softball: March 11 Scoreboard

first_imgWebb blasted her fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning. Second baseman Dani Allen produced the Bearkats’ only other hit with a single in the first inning. Jordan Franks was the losing pitcher. Meme Quinn and Tayler Atkinson saw action in the circle in relief. Southeastern will be back at home this weekend, hosting Incarnate Word for a three-game Southland Conference series. Due to expected rain, the series schedule has been altered. The two teams will meet on Saturday in a 3 p.m. doubleheader and concludes with a 12 p.m. game on Sunday. Pitcher Katie Marks struck out four of the 17 SHSU batters she faced to pick up the victory in the circle. Texas A&M upped its season mark to 20-5. Sam Houston falls to 7-15. McNeese State 2, UTSA 1No. 19/21 Texas A&M 9, Sam Houston State 1 (5)Cleveland State 7, Southeastern Louisiana 2Cleveland State 7, Southeastern Louisiana 2 (8) Texas State 8, Lamar 0 (5)UIW at Louisiana-Monroe, Cancelled (Weather)Nicholls at Southern, Postponed (Weather)No. 7/7 Louisiana-Lafayette at Northwestern State, Cancelled (Weather) Lilly earned her second start of the season and threw the first 3 2/3 innings, giving up two hits, one run and walked five. After a McNeese pitching change, UTSA tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning. A two-out single to centerfield scored pinch runner Lauren White. Lamar’s Stephanie Meeuwsen extended her school-record hitting streak to 14 games, one of just two hits the Lady Cardinals (10-10) managed against Texas State starter Randi Rupp. Sable Hankins had Lamar’s other hit. In the opener, freshman third baseman Sydney Booker and senior first baseman Teresa Lemos each had RBI for SLU (7-15). Cleveland State (12-5) picked up the victory behind a 10-hit attack. Jamie Allred evened her record to 3-3 on the year with the win after replacing starter Bianca Lilly in the fourth. Allred pitched 2 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, allowing two hits, one walk and struck out two. Right fielder Tori Vidales led A&M at the plate going 3-for-3. Her RBI single in the bottom of the fifth ended the contest. Lamar center fielder Jenna Holland had two defensive gems on the evening. Holland reached over the wall to rob Kendall Wiley of a home run in the fourth inning and then threw out Wiley trying to advance from first to third on a single in the fifth inning. The win lifts the Cowgirls’ record to 17-6 on the year. McNeese will return to conference action this weekend with a three game series at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The series will begin with a single game at 3 p.m. Friday and will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon. Cleveland State 7, Southeastern Louisiana 2Cleveland State 7, Southeastern Louisiana 2 (8)HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana softball team opened a six-game home stand by dropping a pair of 7-2 decisions to Cleveland State in a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday evening at North Oak Park. – Return to Top – – Return to Top – Sam Houston returns to Southland Conference action Friday at 3 p.m. when the Bearkats play host to Nicholls in a 3 p.m. single game at the Softball Complex. The Colonels bring a 14-7 overall record and 2-1 league mark into the contest. The pair completes the series Saturday with a 3 p.m. doubleheader.center_img – Return to Top – The Aggies opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with a bases loaded walk to go up 1-0. Texas A&M added another run in the third and exploded for six runs in the fourth frame. Piancastelli broke a scoreless game in the fourth with a solo home run for a 1-0 McNeese lead. The long ball is Piancastelli’s seventh of the season. She has hit at least one home run in each of the last four games. Kelli Baker and Ariel Ortiz each had two hits and two RBIs for Texas State. McNeese State 2, UTSA 1SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–  A RBI single by Erika Piancastelli in the sixth inning proved to be the game winning hit in McNeese’s 2-1 non-conference softball road win at UTSA Wednesday. In the nightcap, senior Tori Stamper (0-2) took a 2-1 lead into the top of the seventh inning, but Cleveland State tied the game in the seventh and scored five runs in the eighth to earn the victory. SLU was led at the plate by junior outfielder Katie Lacour (3-for-4) and Lemos (2-for-4), while senior shortstop Megan Moore had an RBI. McNeese picked up three hits and Piancastelli led the Cowgirls with a 3 for 3 plate appearance with one home run, two RBI and scored one run. Piancastelli’s RBI single through the left side in the sixth gave McNeese a 2-1 lead. Taylor Goree scored what proved to be the game-winning run after a leadoff walk. Texas State 8, Lamar 0 (5)SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with an 8-0 loss to host Texas State in a non-conference softball game Wednesday. No. 19/21 Texas A&M 9, Sam Houston State 1 (5)COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Third baseman Peyton Webb produced the Sam Houston’s lone run Wednesday in a 9-1 run-rule loss to the nation’s No. 19 ranked softball program Texas A&M. Lamar starter Lauren Dannelley (4-5) took the loss, allowing five hits and four runs, two earned, over four innings. Texas State (15-10), which extended its winning streak to six games, scored four runs in the fourth inning off of Lamar reliever Amie Cisneros to close out the game via the run rule. Hailey Drew and pinch hitter Bryanna Castro picked up the other two Cowgirl hits. Drew singled in the sixth and Castro singled in the seventh. McNeese’s second reliever, Emily Vincent got Megan Low to foul out to third for the first out. Vincent got Vivian Tijerina and Randee Crawford to go down looking for the final two outs of the game and picked up her first save of the season. The Lady Cardinals return to action when they host Abilene Christian in a three-game Southland Conference series this weekend at the Lamar Softball Complex. Please note that the game times have changed. The teams will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Saturday and a single game at noon Sunday. The teams will not play on Friday. – Return to Top –last_img read more

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