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Abrosimoff powers Mt. Sentinel past LVR Junior Bombers

first_imgReplying for LVR were Jack Roberts with nine, Dyllan Dixon scored seven and Thomas Baxter, Josh Jolicoeur and Brock Dixon each had four.The Junior Bombers return to the court Saturday when the club hosts a one-day mini tournament.Grand Forks Wolves, Stanley Humphries of Castlegar and Boundary Central of Midway are the teams joining the Bombers in the tourney.Game begin at 11 a.m. with SHSS meeting Grand Forks.The Junior  Bombers take to the court for games at 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.Senior Bombers host Mount Baker WildThe LVR Senior Bombers, fresh off a tournament in Salmon Arm, play host to the Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook in a two-game set beginning Friday at the Hangar.Friday’s game tips off at 7 p.m.Saturday, game time is set for 9:15 a.m. For the second time in four days the Mount Sentinel Wildcats beat up on their district rivals from L.V. Rogers on the basketball court.Aaron Abrosimoff scored a game high 18 points, including 10 in the opening quarter, to spark the Wildcats to a 44-32 West Kootenay High School Junior Boy’s Basketball victory Wednesday at the South Slocan School.Abrosimoff, who scored 11 points in a weekend victory during the Stanley Humphries Rockers Junior Boy’s Tournament, continued to torch the Bombers with his slick play in the post.Bombers had no answer as the host Cats held period leads of 16-5 and 26-9 at the half.At one stage in the second half Mount Sentinel led by as many as 24 points before the Junior Bombers applied a full-court press to cut the margin to eight points late in the game.Kie Miller had 14 for Mount Sentinel while Brandon Sookeroff added eight points.last_img read more

Cotter returns to Tim Horton’s Brier after capturing third straight Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championship

first_imgThe first turning point of the game happened in the third end when Geall missed on his final attempt, allowing Cotter to steal one for a 2-0 lead.However, had Geall made that attempt, the rink would have scored four.“I think a quarter inch less curl and we would have scored four,” Geall lamented.“It was one of those situation in the game where we just came out on the wrong end of it.”The second turning point occurred in the eighth end when Geall again had the opportunity to steal a point after closing the gap to 4-3 with a deuce in the seventh.This time, however, Geall’s final stone was a bit heavy allowing Cotter to pull off the double takeout to score three and grab a 7-3 lead.“They had us in trouble there in the third end and if Sean makes that it could have been a different game . . . and he wasn’t far off,” Griffith explained.“He was only maybe an inch away from making that shot. But fortunately we got a couple of breaks — his rock came a little heavy in eight, and left Jimmy a great opportunity to score three.”Cotter & Company now have a few weeks off to prepare for Ottawa March 5-13.Griffith said the rink will return to a bit of normalcy, work and family life, but will be back on the rink training to represent BC in at the Tim Horton’s Brier.Which Geall believes the rink will do just fine.“They’re a classy bunch,” said Geall, who was at the Brier representing BC in 2009.“They’re a heck of a good team . . . they do a lot of things right and they’ll compete hard in a couple of weeks.”EXTRA END: Of course in any major event there are a few hiccups along with way. Saturday night, when Sportsnet was setting up to televise the final two game Sunday, a manlift used to install new glass in the lounge area, caused a huge crack in the ice. Icemakers worked until 5 a.m. Sunday morning to make sure the ice was ready for the final two games. . . .The final two games saw the best crowds of the week as curling fans from throughout the West Kootenay turned out to watch the best in BC.Story originate at The Nelson Daily There are going to be a lot of familiar faces at the 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier in Ottawa.And Jim Cotter is one of them.The Vernon skip reeled off six consecutive victories en route to his third consecutive BC Men’s title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championships Sunday night at the Nelson Curling Club.The clincher came in the final as Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrell Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky defeated Sean Geall of New Westminster 7-6.“It feels great,” Cotter said following the victory. “I owe it all to my teammates. They are phenomenal guys who made a ton of shots, more shots than I made.”“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said second Tyrell Griffith.“We’ve been going through the process all week, but this feels phenomenal. Anytime you can win this event to go to represent your province is just amazing. And when that last rock hits that’s when you mind can kind of come off the game.”Sunday was the second time in as many days that Cotter had knocked off Geall, who advanced to the final by stopping Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 4-2 in the semi final earlier in the day.The Geall rink includes third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen.Saturday, the score was 5-1 in favour of the Okanagan rink in the Page Playoff 1-2 contest after Cotter won the A event and Geall the B event.Sunday, Geall gave the defending champion all he could handle, coming within a few key shots of pulling off the upset.last_img read more

Haney powers Bruins past Ghostriders; Grand Forks takes over third in Murdoch Division

first_imgDylan Haney scored three times, including the game-winning marker, to spark the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Fernie Ghostriders Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Boundary City.The 20-year-old Haney combined with Grayson Neufeld to beat Brendan Henderson in the Riders net for the game winning marker with four minutes remaining.last_img

Cyclone Taylor field is set – Nitehawks, Thunder Cats represent KIJHL

first_imgThe field has been set for the 2017 Cyclone Taylor Cup beginning Thursday in Creston.Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Campbell River Storm was the final team to book its ticket to the four-team BC Junior B Hockey Championships.The Storm needed four overtime periods to edge Victoria Cougars 4-3 in the seventh game of the VIJHL Championship Sunday in Victoria.Christian Brandt was the hero with an unassisted goal at 4:48 of the 4th overtime to give the Storm a trip to Creston and the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Storm now face Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champ Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the opening game of the tournament Thursday.In the other contest, tournament host Creston Valley Thunder Cats meet Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.Friday, Aldergrove battles Beaver Valley while Campbell River faces off against Creston.Saturday, the final round robin games have Beaver Valley meeting Creston in the all-KIJHL matchup while Aldergrove takes on Campbell River.The top two teams meet for the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday at 7:30 p.m.The third and fourth-place teams meet for the bronze medal at 2 p.m.The winner represents BC at the Keystone Cup in Arborg, Manitoba from April 13 – 16.last_img read more

Leafs take care of business against Rockies

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs overcame a sluggish first period to dump the Columbia Valley Rockies 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The contest, the first of three home games for the Leafs during the weekend, allows the Green and White to increase its lead over the Castlegar Rebels in the Murdoch Division to six points.The Rebels lost to Grand Forks Border Bruins 6-2 in the Boundary City as the host club scored five third-period goals to erase a 2-1 deficit after 40 minutes.Sawyer Hunt, with a pair including a penalty shot, Jack Karran, Justin Podgorenko and Ryan Piva scored for the Leafs, winners of three straight games. Ryan Skytt added a pair for the Rockies.Josh Williams stopped 17 of 19 shots to register the win in goal as the Leafs held a large shot advantage, 41-19, over Columbia Valley.Josh King took the loss in goal for the Rockies.Nelson returns to the ice Saturday to face Spokane Braves. Spokane knocked off Beaver Valley 5-2 in the Lilac City. Dawson Tritt scored twice to lead the Braves.Sunday, the Leafs host Castlegar at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Leaf forward Jack Karran needed assistance to leave the ice after a collision in the first period near the Rockies blueline. . .. Nelson Captain Sawyer Hunt, running a point-streak to 10 games, led the Leafs with three points. . . . Leafs were sporting the new jerseys, sponsored by Remedy’s Rx, promoting Autism awareness. . . . Dropping the puck during the ceremonial faceoff between Ryan Skytt of the Rockies and Leafs Hunt was Blewett Elementary student and huge Leafs fan Lake Griffett-Weeks. . . . Before the game Leaf fan Evelyn Cartlidge made a presentation to Nelson goalie Josh Williams for earning a shutout January 9 against Spokane Braves. . . . The win gives Nelson a 2-0-1 record in the season series against Columbia Valley.last_img read more

Nelson Leafs conclude amazing season with Awards Banquet

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs Hockey Club officially dropped the curtain on a very successful campaign as the team held its annual year-end banquet at the Hume Hotel.The banquet allows the hockey club to salute the contributions made by players and volunteers during the recent Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The awards were spread out amongst the team with forwards Jack Karran and Josh Williams leading the way by capturing the Top Playoff Performer and Most Valuable Players honours, respectively.Other winners included forward Ryan Cooper, Rookie of the Year; winger Logan Wullum, Coaches Choice and Most Spirted Player; defenceman Brendan Mckay, Most Improved Player and Michael LeNoury, Best Defenceman.Sawyer Hunt was the Leafs leading scorer; hard-working Ryan Piva claimed Sportsmanship trophy; netminder Caiden Kreitz, Citizenship award; while hard-hitting Brent Headon took home the Unsung Hero hardware. Brendan Mckay was also recognized for the Leafs scholarship award.Leafs goalie Josh Williams and forward Ryan Cooper also captured the Murdoch Division’s top goalie and rookie awards.Nelson, which won the Neil Murdoch Regular season title, concludes the season by advancing to the Conference Final for the first time since 2010.During this year’s playoff run, the Leafs hosted 10 games at the NDCC Arena which averaged more than 700 fans.Kimberley, defeating Nelson in a grueling six-game series, now advances to meet Revelstoke Grizzlies in the KIJHL Final beginning Friday in the Bavarian City.Revelstoke advanced by rallying to defeat Osoyoos Coyotes in seven games.The KIJHL winner travels to Richmond to compete in the 2018 Cyclone Taylor Cup, April 12-15.The KIJHL is the defending champ after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title in 2017.last_img read more

Hockey Canada makes name changes to minor age groups

first_imgHockey Canada recently announced that during its Winter Congress this weekend in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada. Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella.The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will be implemented nationally with their input and support for the 2020-21 season.“We believe everyone should feel welcome in the game and in our on-going effort to make hockey more inclusive, the Members at the Hockey Canada Annual Meeting determined that the names of our age Divisions will change,” said Michael Brind’Amour, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors on the HC website.“Following a comprehensive review, we believe this change will simplify the system for families who may be new to the game. The new age Division names will be implemented for next season.”last_img read more

Weekend Galway GAA Results

first_imgSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2Portumna 2-14 Cappataggle 0-20Liam Mellows 4-20 Padraig Pearses 2-14Craughwell 1-17 Ardrahan 1-13Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Tommy Larkins 1-13 Abbeyknockmoy 0-12Beagh 3-14 Killimordaly 2-17Moycullen 3-15 Kiltormer 1-17Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Clarinbridge 1-20 Carnmore 0-12Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry 0-17 Athenry 1-11Mullagh 0-16 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 0-16Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-17 Ballinderreen 1-10Annaghdown 1-16 Kilconieron 2-10Oranmore/Maree 1-21 Rahoon/Newcastle 0-12Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Meelick/Eyrecourt 2-16 Clarinbridge 1-19Kinvara 1-20 Killimor 1-11Kilbeacanty 3-15 An Spideal 1-14Junior 1 Hurling Championship semi finalSylane 2-15 Bearna/Na Forbacha 2-8U21 C Hurling Championship semi finalBallygar 4-10 Micheal Breathnach 1-15Minor C Hurling Championship – Group AMountbellew/Moylough 5-14 Kiltormer 1-5Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging U16 B1 Hurling ChampionshipCois Fharaige 1-14 Annaghdown 2-10 HURLING RESULTS: FOOTBALL RESULTS:Division 2 Football LeagueCaherlistrane 3-12 Killererin 2-10Division 4 Football LeagueSt Gabriel’s 1-17 Annaghdown 1-11Division 5 Football League (North)Tuam Stars 1-19 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5Glinsk 2-9 Caherlistrane 1-8Milltown 3-15 Claregalway 1-8Division 5 Football League (West)Oughterard 1-11 Na Piarsaigh 1-10Division 6 Football League (North)Corofin 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 1-10Dunmore MacHales 3-18 Killererin 0-10Division 6 Football League (West)Killanin 2-15 Carna-Caiseal 1-5Minor A Football League – NorthMonivea/Abbey 2-9 Kilkerrin/Clonberne 1-11Annaghdown 4-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-8Minor B1 Football League – North finalCaherlistrane 3-11 St Brendan’s 3-11Minor B1 Football League – Shield finalMenlough 2-10 Tuam Stars 1-11Minor C Football League – North finalWilliamstown 3-8 Milltown 1-11Minor A Football League – WestMoycullen 6-22 St Michael’s 0-5U16 Football League – Div 2C finalOranmore/Maree 5-4 Headford 1-7U14 Football League – Div 1ASalthill-Knocknacarra 3-9 St. James 3-9U14 Football League – Div 1BLoughrea 2-5 Caherlistrane 2-3Corofin 4-8 Monivea/Abbey 3-6U14 Football League – Div 3AAn Spideal 5-6 Kinvara 4-7U14 Football League – Div 3BKillererin 6-7 Kilkerrin/Clonberne 2-6Cortoon Shamrocks 5-14 Annaghdown 0-2print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Loughrea 0-15 Sarsfields 0-14St Thomas 1-19 Castlegar 4-9Turloughmore 0-14 Gort 1-11last_img read more


first_imghe 2018 European Rowing Championships began today (Thursday) for Irish crews in Glasgow. Heats were scheduled for the morning and afternoon, followed by repechages which allow crews a second chance to qualify for the A/B semi-finals or straight to finals. First to race were Mark O’ Donovan and Shane O’ Driscoll in the men’s pairs, where a fourth place finish behind Belarus, Great Britain and the Netherland meant a repechage was required later in the afternoon, as just the top two crews qualified directly from the heat. In the repechage however, the Irish pair took second place and now progress to the A/B semi-finals tomorrow. The lightweight women’s double sculls raced in the early afternoon, and Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey also produced a fourth place result for Ireland meaning they too faced the repechages. This was an even tougher ask of the Irish crew as only the winner of this heat would go through to the semi-finals. Their repechage is scheduled for 10.00am tomorrow morning, where it will be necessary to place first or second in order to progress to the A Final. All remaining boats will contest the B Final, no semi-finals are scheduled for this event.Finally today the Irish lightweight men’s double sculls contingent consisting of brothers Gary and Paul O’ Donovan won their heat this afternoon, overcoming crews from France, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Switzerland and qualifying for the A/B semi-finals of the event. Just the top two boats qualified directly and they await the semi-finals on Saturday morning.center_img Results: Thursday 2nd August 2018 – Irish interestEuropean Championships (Rowing), Glasgow, Great BritainLightweight men’s double sculls, Heat 3: 1. IRL (G O’ Donovan, P O’Donovan) 06:27.990, 2. FRA 06:29.830, 3. UKR 06:33.630, 4. CZE 06:34.870, 5. SUI 06:36.040Men’s pairs, Heat 2: 1. BLR 06:37.380, 2. GBR 06:37.760, 3. NED 06:43.110, 4. IRL (M O’ Donovan, S O’ Driscoll) 06:48.940, 5. POL 06:52.250Men’s pairs, Repechage 1: 1. SRB 06:33.770, 2. IRL (M O’ Donovan, S O’ Driscoll) 06:35.740, 3. UKR 06:36.110, 4. AUT 06:38.800 5. HUN 06:52.800Lightweight women’s double sculls, Heat 2: 1. POL 07:08.540, 2. SUI 07:09.560, 3. ITA 07:10.110, 4. IRL (D Walsh, A Casey) 07:22.020, 5. AUT 07:27.250, 6. NOR 07:37.450print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final Preview – Padraig Mannion

first_imgThis Sunday, Galway will bid to win back to back All-Ireland Senior Hurling Titles for the first time since the 87/88 All-Ireland Wins. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email All this week on Galway Bay FM and we will hear from those who will be going for gold on Sunday in Croke Park.center_img We continue by hearing from a player who has had an outstanding year for Galway in Ahascragh/Fohenagh’s Padraig MannionHe has been speaking to Niall CanavanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

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