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Sightings in View for Great Fun at Olympia Harbor Days Festival,…

first_imgFacebook105Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Harbor DaysMake way for the 46th annual edition of Olympia Harbor Days Vintage Tugboat Festival and Races.  This is the South Sound’s largest family friendly, free maritime festival at the Olympia waterfront Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1, Labor Day weekend. This award winning  live event, presented by the Olympia Kiwanis Club with title sponsor the Squaxin Island Tribe, grows bigger and better every year.  “This year we have collaborated with community groups and have expanded to bring pre and post activities to the festival and continue to expand daily offerings.  I enjoy organizing and growing this live event and creating lasting memoires for the whole family.” says Executive Director Carol Riley.What’s new?  The festival has teamed with the Capitol Volkssport Club to offer a pre-festival 5K or 10K “Walkabout the Harbor “at your own pace.  Registration starts at 2 PM at Batdorf and Bronson on Market Street where you can pick up your step by step map – note this is not fast walking or racing, a small fee for club members may apply.  After a day at the festival, stay for “Harbor Days after Dark” starting at 8PM at the Port Plaza after closing both Friday and Saturday evening for a free live theater performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” offered by OlyArts Magazine, a local art publication.  Olympia Harbor Days and The Seafarer Collective have created an introductory class for teens 12 to 18 years old called “Working on the Water,” offering insight to maritime educational and career pathways.  The 1.5 hour class will be held aboard Virginia V Saturday at 9:30 AM.  Participants must be registered in advanced and be accompanied by an adult if under 16 years of age.  Lodging and festival information for these and all activities can be found at HarborDays.com.New tugboats, some never seen in Olympia, will be moored alongside old favorites!  “It is all about the Vintage Tugboats and Towboats of the Puget Sound”, Riley says.  Tour 18 vintage tugs on Saturday and watch the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Races on Sunday in the deep channel of Budd Inlet.  Wander the WWII History Museum aboard Tug Comanche.  Explore a Bering Sea fishing vessel.   Cruise the harbor aboard the Mosquito Fleet steam ship Virginia V.  Sail on the Lady Washington.  Ask permission to board the Admiral’s Barge, the Old Man IV.  Check out the details and craftsmanship on mini ¼ scale tugs and watch a boat build in progress.  Purchase tickets for cruises and sailings at www.HarborDays.com.  “Ships of the Harbor” is sponsored by Capital Heating & Cooling and Tugboat Show and Races in part by Dunlap Towing, Brusco Tug and Barge and the Fremont Tugboat Company.The Squaxin Island Tribe is offering a Native American Arts and Crafts Show with cultural activities and performances at the Squaxin Island Salish Seaport  at the Port Plaza (near the Farmers Market) at the north end of the festival.  The Port Plaza also is home to robotics, remote control tugs, the Hands On Children’s Museum “Rumble Tug” make and race booth.  The Kiwanis offer food in this area and adults 21 and over can cool off at the Beerwerks Beer, Wine, and Cider Garden.Wander south on the boardwalk to the Midway Stage and find demos, music and the famous Quick Carve Contest , where two competing professional sand carvers race the clock.  Further south at Percival Landing find the large Sand Carving Harbor display created by Form Finders and sponsored by Commencement Bank and OS&G Dozing.Find hundreds of arts, crafts and commercial booth vendors along the boardwalk.  Enjoy three meals a day from the OHD Food G’Alley featuring a salmon bake, oysters, and other tasty treats.  A picnic area is set in front of Washington’s Lottery Main Stage offering a mix of area classic rock bands and talented musicians.  Returning this year by popular demand:   Pacific Beat – America’s First Corp Army Band, The Budd Bay Sea Shanty Singers, and the River Ridge High School Taiko Drumming Ensemble.Find the inner pirate in you – join the Procession of the Pirates Samba Olywa style on Sunday.  Kids dressed as pirates can search for a prize in the Kiwanis treasure chest located at the Harbor House Information Center!  Be sure to stop by the pirate booth offered by SWWA Big Brothers Big Sisters, who are holding their Big Car Raffle and announcing the winner Sunday at 5PM.Kids of all ages can build and float tugboats in an interactive legos building station, learn about marine science on land and dock side activity centers, enjoy face painters, balloon artists and play interactive games and more thanks to sponsorship by Heritage Bank, and local non-profits.Riley, creator of the popular and award winning ‘Cruise to Olympia Weekend Getaway’ says “there is still room for a unique weekend getaway cruise aboard the Virginia V and hotel stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton, but you must act fast”.This fun filled and huge festival that spans the entire waterfront in Olympia is a must for end of the summer family fun.  There is something at every turn and you just may spot a band of roving pirates, a Barbershop chorus or even Amazon of Olympia as Wonder Woman!So make your way by land or sea and cruise on down to Olympia Harbor Days! For a complete schedule, map, parking, lodging and all festival details or for more information, please visit www.HarborDays.com.   Net proceeds and a suggested $5 per person donation help support Kiwanis activities that benefit kids and their families.last_img read more

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Read which is the latest Pakistani player to get banned for corruption!

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement 4b2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs74kn3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egumt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 90wsWould you ever consider trying this?😱17aCan your students do this? 🌚1ruRoller skating! Powered by Firework Talking about controversy regarding cricket in Pakistan, and the name of Umar Akmal often makes the headlines. The Pakistani international recently faced a suspension from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and now has been charged with a ban of 3 years from all forms of cricket by the board’s Disciplinary Panel on accusations of corruption in Pakistan Super League.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersFollowing Umar Akmal’s suspension from his PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators back in Febuary for allegedly participating in spot fixing matches, PCB referred the case to former Lahore High Court Judge Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, who is the retired Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Justice of PCB.Akmal had until 31st March to make a challenge against the report that the PCB had sent to him, but the occasional wicket keeping batsman did not claim anything in his defence.Advertisement After the hearing on Monday, the 29 year old was charged for breaching the Article 2.4.4 of PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code, which reads: “Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”“Umar Akmal handed three-year ban from all cricket by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan,” the news was confirmed on the official Twitter handle of PCB Media.Advertisement Akmal has been a stalwart of Pakistan’s ODI squad, having made 121 international appearances since his debut against Sri Lanka in August 2009. Sch a lengthy ban on the player brought in lamentation from PCB’s Anti-Corruption and Security Asif Mahmood.“The PCB doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing a promising international cricketer being declared ineligible for three years on corruption charges, but this is once again a timely reminder to all who think they can get away by breaching the anti-corruption code,” Mahmood said.Former captain and cricket coach Javed Miandad expressed his acquiescence of the decision, saying that player who involve in match-fixing should face severe penalty.“Spot-fixers should be hanged because it is similar to killing someone and so the punishment should also be on the same lines. An example should be set so that no player even thinks about doing something like this,” Miandad spoke in his YouTube channel.Retired Pakistani international star Ramiz Raja also responded to the decision with a tweet.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sports India Exclusive:Manju Rani: I have won over relatives who weren’t initially supportive of my boxing careerIOS Sports launches its digital wing “Influrate” Advertisementlast_img read more

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RFH Senior Shares Love of Dance By Teaching at Sisters Academy

first_imgThe Sisters Academy in Asbury Park NJ is an all-girls middle school (grades 5 through 8) that provides its students an academically challenging and highly disciplined learning environment. Just as with all other schools, there are specials, or opportunities to take non-academic classes as well. At the Sisters Academy, one of their electives, Hip-Hop Dance class, is taught by R-FH’s own Sydney Ringer (class of 2012).This past summer, Ms. Ringer participated in a “Leaders for Social Change” course housed at Yale University. The program, offered by Academic Study Associates (ASA), was a three-week-long summer program offered to high school sophomores and juniors with a focus on developing future leaders. Students attending this program identify a global issue of concern to them (such as global climate change or health care access), then develop skills that are applicable to developing strategies for change: leadership skills, problem solving, finance, volunteer strategies and more. Participants of this program then develop an action plan to make a difference in their community back home.“Back home,” Sydney remarks of her fellow students, “is a lot of places. This program was highly international, and home was Lebanon, Brazil, Italy, and beyond. It was interesting to work towards finding common ground with my fellow students. We had to accept things about each other; we had to agree to disagree.” This ability to work together is a hallmark of the young participants. In the end, these students – Sydney included– had to take their action plan home and make it work.Sydney, who has been dancing competitively for 9 years, built her idea around her talent, dance and choreography. Ms. Ringer’s plan was to bring some of her knowledge to students who had a desire to learn dance, but probably didn’t have the resources. But the location? The students? Those questions had yet to be worked out upon her return.An introduction to the Sisters of Mercy in Asbury Park was all she needed. Sydney began teaching a dance class at Sisters Academy, and now is in the middle of the first full semester of her class. Sydney works with half of the seventh grade students during their school day in the fall semester, and the other half in the spring semester. Each class progresses from warm-ups to new moves, and then works on a sequence and routine. Sydney hopes to find a performance space for the students to hold a recital at year’s end.Ms. Ringer keeps on learning. She says that teaching as a skill is less mysterious to her now; she has come to understand an educator’s focus on students and providing them an opportunity to succeed.These leadership skills dovetail nicely into Sydney’s future plans. She is interested in politics and finds herself attending to the many different points of view that exist in the world. As she waits to hear from the colleges to which she has applied, Sydney Ringer continues to dedicate herself to her community and her art.last_img read more

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Bringing Style & Confidence to Cancer Patients

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – Michele K. Lawson isn’t the type of person who volunteers for a short time and then goes onto something else.Lawson, a hair stylist at the Hair Company on White Street, has been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society (ACS) since 2001, giving her talents to women needing wigs and a lesson in makeup for the organization’s Look Good …Feel Better program. Last year, she was awarded the cancer society’s Sunshine Award, which recognizes an individual in the state who has “displayed exceptional dedication and outstanding volunteer leadership” with the program. She was lauded for “going the extra mile” to meet with patients at the ACS office, hospital and the salon where she works and enthusiastically promoting the program which helps patients learn beauty techniques to manage “appearance-related” side effects of cancer treatment.Michele K. Lawson, an American Cancer Society volunteer since 2001, uses her talents as a hair stylist for the Look Good … Feel Better program.The impetus for Lawson to become a volunteer came about while she was visiting her stepmother in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City when her stepmom was being treated for colon cancer. Lawson saw a session of the Look Good…Feel Better program being held and knew immediately she could help others. She contacted ACS in Monmouth County and began first as a program facilitator and then – putting her talents to use – as a wig stylist. She now holds wig clinics on a regular basis, helping women keep their wigs in good condition and in style and stresses that every female cancer patient should know that they can get a free wig through the ACS.The 45-year-old attributes her longevity in the program to the deep emotion she felt when her stepmother, who was “like a mother” to her, died at age 55. “It totally changed my life forever. Cancer has made a great impact on my family,” Lawson said.Lawson said she felt “completely out of control” when her stepmother was diagnosed with cancer. “I couldn’t help her. I couldn’t change anything … This is where I can help.”Even though she is a single mother of three boys, ages 18, 16 and 14, “works every day in this economy” and doesn’t really have extra time to volunteer, Lawson “can’t imagine quitting … I can’t imagine not helping these people,” she said. “Instead of volunteering less, I think I actually volunteer more now.“Personally, I love what I do as a hair stylist and makeup artist … It’s my forte. Being able to help people with my craft is an easy way of giving back,” Lawson said.Her sons also give back to the American Cancer Society. They have been volunteering their time for many years, loading or unloading trucks, participating in Making Strides For Breast Cancer walk and doing whatever they can to assist.The salon where Lawson works also is in involved in the fight against cancer. The Hair Company is one of the Red Bank businesses that supports the Paint the Town Pink effort by Meridian Health Systems, Lawson said. The salon’s windows are decorated to help women remember to get their mammograms and a pink piggy bank is located in the shop to accept donations to help fund the diagnostic tests for those who are uninsured or underinsured.In the next few weeks, when she is scheduled to get her mammogram, Lawson expects to be one of the people helped by the Paint the Town Pink campaign. “I have my doctor’s appointment coming. I don’t have health insurance and I will be using one of those vouchers for my next mammogram,” she said. “I have to or I will be skipping my mammogram and I don’t want to do that.”last_img read more

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Restaurant Owner McLoone Takes A Stand Against Straws

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo | SEA BRIGHT – One of New Jersey’s most prominent restaurateurs is joining the fight against throw-away plastics.Tim McLoone, the owner of 11 shore-area dining establishments, has pledged to stop offering plastic straws to his customers, save for use by individuals with special needs and children. Any other customers who request a straw with their beverage will be offered a paper version.“We have five restaurants right on the water, three of them in Monmouth County, so I think that we have a certain responsibility to do our part,” said McLoone, who owns Rum Runner in Sea Bright, as well as McLoone’s Pier House in West Long Branch and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park. It’s part of McLoone’s broader effort to have his New Jersey and Maryland business operations be more accountable to the environment.“I’ve asked Clean Ocean Action to come in and provide a green restaurant audit. I want to know what all of my sins are in detail and then I want to make my sins public so other business owners and restaurant owners can learn. Be brutal and we’ll tell everyone,” McLoone said.According to Cindy Zipf, COA executive director, the survey will not only provide a list of products and practices that have been proven harmful to the environment, but also a series of alternatives that will replace older methods. Zipf said the objective of the audit is to create a plan that is sustainable and able to be replicated, a formula that could resonate with business owners around the world.“It’s all about sustainability. To sustain an effort like this you need a blueprint in place. And with Tim leading the way, we’ll be able to create one and share it,” Zipf said. “We think this could be a very impactful endeavor and we’re very excited to get started.” “We live in a very competitive area for restaurants and my hope is that other owners will feel challenged by the information that comes out of our audit and the changes that we make,” McLoone said. “We need to be more conservative with our garbage. We need to get back to a place where people feel bad about litter and pollution.”According to Rachel Ganley, McLoone’s Restaurants director of marketing and events, the Rum Runner in Sea Bright will be the pilot location for this audit and the proving ground where this sharable blueprint will be built. The audit’s design is based on the Oceanic Standard, a step-by-step guide for restaurants, event venues, hotels, bars and nightlife venues to adopt sustainable practices that empower consumers to make conscious choices while meeting both business and environmental needs.“It’s not just the removal of straws,” Zipf said. “We couldn’t have a better spokesperson or leader working with us, because Tim is taking this approach to his entire organization. And as we go through this journey together, we’re hoping to produce a model that other restaurants can use.” “Some initiatives, like the change in straws, have already taken place, but other changes will not be immediately visible,” Ganley said. “Clean Ocean Action will be analyzing our current plastic usage, as well as other aspects of the operation like soaps, detergents and other cleaning products.”Zipf said COA will also be assessing Rum Runner employee awareness of the single-use plastic issue and other environmental challenges, in order to prepare the staff to speak with customers about the changes being implemented.McLoone cited other local initiatives like townwide efforts taking place in Atlantic Highlands and nearby Monmouth Beach – a municipality that passed a progressive ordinance in May banning single-use plastic straws, bags and containers by local businesses and restaurants – as the push he needed to finally take action. “I’ll be the first to say that we’re not the first to be taking this step. Others are already doing it. And I actually feel bad that it’s taken this long to get things moving. But it’s something we’ve been talking about for months and it’s time to start doing our part,” McLoone said.This article was first published in the July 26-Aug. 2, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Red Bank Rethinks Ban on Tattoo Studios

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RED BANK – With a major annual convention in nearby Asbury Park and Bayshore-area shops in abundance, tattoo artistry has gone mainstream.In Red Bank, tattoo shops have been prohibited in the central business district. But now elected borough officials want to re-ink the rules.At a Sept. 12 meeting, the governing body introduced an ordinance amending Red Bank’s Land Development Regulations, effectively deleting the prohibition of tattoo parlors in all primary commercial zones.Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said he is confident the ordinance will be adopted upon second reading at the public hearing Oct. 13, which would allow artists to set up shop in the borough’s Neighborhood Business District (NB), Central Commercial Districts 1 and 2, and Business Residential Districts 1 and 2.“The only reason that prevents these artists in town right now is because of some accumulated antagonism over the years to when only sailors got tattoos, or people involved with some sort of illegal trade,” Menna said in an interview with The Two River Times.“That’s no longer the case. You don’t have to be a member of the military or Navy to have a tattoo these days. It’s now an accepted artistic expression. As long as it’s done safely, with safeguards in place, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be allowed here.”Menna said governments should have more faith that their constituents know what’s good for themselves and that the market will work itself out.“In this situation we’re dealing with stereotypes that have plagued the way we look at commerce for so long,” Menna said. “My point is, why don’t we let the market decide what works in a particular area and what doesn’t work.”“A liquor store would not be able to make it in a downtown setting anymore. That’s not just Red Bank, it’s anywhere. The market has dictated that. But a tattoo artist providing his or her craft, in a safe and convenient setting; that’s proven to work. But the market will dictate.”It is not unusual for municipalities to have bans against tattoo shops. Last year at this time, Shrewsbury Borough passed legislation banning them, along with vape shops and gun stores.Tommy Wood owns and operates White Wolf Tattoo with his wife Danielle in a Hazlet strip mall. Three years ago when he launched his own Route 35 establishment, Red Bank would have been an alluring location, he said.“It would be really hard for me to make that move right now because we’re established, even though at one point I really did want to,” Wood said.For an upstart artist looking to lay their roots, Red Bank could be a great option, but the situation would have to be right for both the business owner and the town.“I hope Red Bank shows that they’re committed to having these types of artists in town. It will go a long way if the government leaders and business leaders show that they’re willing embrace and support tattoo shops,” Wood said.“And I hope they get the right shop down there, too. Someone who is going to do it right and not hurt the reputation of the (tattoo artist) community. I wish it could be me, because we are reputable. But hopefully whoever goes in there doesn’t ruin the opportunity,” he added.Jim Scavone is the executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, an organization founded in 1991 to manage the borough’s business district. He said experiential retail establishments – like DIY enterprises, breweries, art spaces and tattoo parlors – are the future of the municipality.“I think moving forward, in addition to their retail offerings, places that can offer an experience that you can only find in that particular establishment are going to be more successful,” Scavone said.The issues that could serve as deterrents to tattoo shops are the same for any new business moving to town: rent costs and lack of parking.The borough recently formed a private-public partnership with Red Bank RiverCenter to conduct the town’s first parking study in 26 years, which will aim to alleviate the lack of long-term customer and employee parking spaces.As for rent, Wood said it’s the biggest overhead a shop owner has to contend with, which means tattoo artists could be hesitant to make the move.“At the end of the day, most of these people are starving artists,” Wood said. “Unless you’re the shop owner and have five people working under you, you’re living just like everyone else is. Because some days, if the weather turns, you won’t tattoo a damn thing. It’s a gamble being an artist, whether you’re a painter or a tattoo artist. But it’s a labor of love.”This article was first published in the Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Dam Inn no longer undefeated after Vikings coast to a 33-28 victory

first_imgA sluggish start cost the Dam Inn its first defeat of the season as defending champion Castlegar Vikings edged Mates 33-28 in West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League action Sunday at Mount Sentinel Field.The loss drops the Mates to 4-1, two points in front of Nelson’s Our Glass Ogs.Castlegar, starting the season off on the wrong foot, won for the second time this season.Dam The Inn Mates started off very sluggishly in the first half allowing the Vikes to pick apart their injury-depleted secondary. Using a two-quarterback rotation Castlegar routinely hooked up with their wideouts on large yardage gains as the Mates were missing several key players on defence.Castlegar quarterback John Lloyd led the Vikes charge throwing multiple touchdowns, giving the victors a 20 -6 lead at the half. Lloyd hooked up with Brody Sakaluk, Steve Mota, Jay Trower, Jaime Simpson and Carl Perepolkin.In the second half the Mates seemed to have new life.  They started running new defensive schemes; elaborate blitz packages and a zone defence that threw off the quarterbacking tandem of the Vikes.  Soon enough they were forcing three and outs and had a crucial pick to get the themselves to within one possession of taking the lead. Joel Devito had a pick and two TD’s for the mates, while Jeff Hodge and Kyle Niminiken also intercepted the Vikings quarterbacks. Kelly Voykin tossed three TD passes, two to Devito and adding another to John Parker.  It was however, too little too late for the Dam Inn Mates when just as the time was about to run out and the Mates getting in position to tie the game up, the Vikes got a game ending interception.  The league resumes Sunday at Mount Sentinel with Nelson Our Glass playing the Dam Inn Mates in a battle top two clubs at 11 a.m. while Castlegar Vikes face the Trail Thundercats at 1 p.m.— with files from Adam Pearllast_img read more

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Hastings off to Williamsport after winning Canadian Little League title

first_imgThe teams were tied 1-1 entering the pivotal frame.Thomas Neal and Steve Moretto led the offence with four and three, RBIs, respectively.Hastings, defeating Glace Bay 5-0 in Friday’s semi final, finished the game with eight hits and was helped out by three Lethbridge errors.Hastings headed directly from Edmonton to Toronto before going to Williamsport to represent Canada.The champs were in attendance to watch the Blue Jays outlast the New York Yankees 10-7 on Sunday at the Rogers Centre.In 2011, Langley won the Canadian title.The 2013 Canadian Little League Championship is being hosted by Glace Bay, NS. After getting hot at the right time during the B.C. Tournament in Trail, Hastings continued to shine at the 2012 Canadian Little League Championships in Edmonton.The B.C. reps blasted Prairie Champion Lethbridge Southwest All Stars 11-1 in the final of the Canadian Little League Championships Saturday at John Fry Park.Hastings now represents Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania from August 16-26th.Hastings, finishing the round robin undefeated, blew open the final with 10 runs in the fourth inning.last_img read more

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Saints face Spartans Friday in home opener at Castlegar Complex

first_imgTwo up and two down.After struggling through most of last season the Selkirk Saints is the early surprise in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.The Saints look to make it three-for-three Friday at the Castlegar Rec Complex Arena when the squad hosts Trinity Western University Spartains at 7:30 p.m.”TWU is a hard-working, defensively strong team who will come out hungry on Friday night as they go after their first win,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “Their 8-6 loss to TRU (last) weekend was uncharacteristic; they tend to be a tough, no-nonsense group that plays the game smart. They’re well-coach by a former NHLer (Dwayne Lowdermilk) and I’m sure they’ll make us work for whatever we get.”The Saints, completing the exhibition season 3-0, are coming off a pair of dramatic one-goal victories against the defending BCIHL champion, University of Victoria.Selkirk won the opener 4-3 before capturing the back-end of the series in dramatic fashion, 5-4 in overtime.Trinity Western, meanwhile, will be looking for their first win of the season following a pair of home ice defeats to Eastern Washington (by a 3-0 score) and Thompson Rivers (8-6).The Spartans boast a pair of former BCHL captains in Tyler Miller (Chilliwack) and Brad Bakken (Langley) on their blueline, while forwards Jamie Russell (Miramichi, MHL) and Jamey Kreller (Sicamous, KIJHL) each potted a pair of goals during the team’s opening weekend homestand. The Saints received contributions from throughout their line-up against UVic, as no less than nine players put up multiple points during the weekend.Their offence was boosted by solid contributions from the back-end, as Dylan Smith and Sandro Moser combined for five points and rookie Lucas Hildebrand fired home the game winner in overtime on Saturday. “We’ve got a deep group of forwards and we’d like to roll our lines and keep everyone involved, but spending six or eight minutes killing penalties in a period means that certain guys aren’t getting on the ice,”  Dubois said.”We can chalk up the high number of penalties against UVic to having so many guys adjusting to BCIHL officiating, but we need to see a quick improvement in our discipline.” Tickets for Friday’s game will be available at the door for $8 (Adults) and $5 (Selkirk students & staff, seniors, children 6 & older).Season passes will also be available at special rates on Friday night. For more information on Saints single game tickets and passes, visit GoSaints.ca.SAINTS NOTES: Selkirk defenceman Lucas Hildrebrand was named an Honourable Mention for the BCIHL’s Player of the Week award on Monday after his OT tally two days earlier. He also played a steady, physical game in both of his team’s wins.last_img read more

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DAYTONA STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY DECEMBER 24, 2015

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Rebecca Wanta of Las Vegas who campaigns as Queen Bee Racing, LLC. GARY MANDELLA, NO SILENT, SEVENTH: “He was in a good spot. He wasn’t quite as good as he was the day that he won the Eddie D.; to be honest with you, probably not as good as he was in the Breeders’ Cup (Turf Sprint).“Gary said he was a little anxious today. That’s kind of this horse’s weakness; sometimes mentally, he takes things hard. Even though he was in a perfect spot, he wasn’t happy there like he was the day he won the Eddie D. That kind of made the difference, because he only got beat two lengths. There was nothing terrible about it, but he wasn’t perfect and he needed to be to beat these kinds of horses.” TIAGO PEREIRA, TOOWINDYTOHAULROX, WINNER: “This horse is great down the hill. Having him in an outside post is best for him. When he is outside of horses, he’s at his best. When he’s on the inside, not always. He was free today and he made a big run.” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I loved this horse today. I don’t care what the odds were(52-1), he’s a really nice horse. He’s a super-good horse, and I rode him with a ton of confidence. I didn’t like that I had to stay wide the whole way, and he jumped at the dirt. He ran a great race, and I can’t wait to get him back in.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES PHIL D’AMATO, TOOWINDYTOHAULROX, WINNER, AND COASTLINE, SECOND: “I wanted them to stay outside, ‘Toowindy’ especially. He likes to be in the clear. Anytime he’s got to split horses, he doesn’t like it as much. He likes to be running freely and Tiago (Pereira) bided his time back there, got him widest of all and came with a big run.“The Breeders’ Cup is a possibility. I know he likes this trip, and he’s just getting his confidence going. He’s getting better and better with every race.”Asked if he thought t his horse would catch the leader (Rocket Heat): “It was tight. My other horse ran a big race, too. Coastline got bumped out there, almost in the grandstand crossing the dirt, and he still came on strong and only lost by a nose. They both ran huge.”last_img read more

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