Bell recognized as NWJHL most valuable player

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ever since his rookie year in 2012-2013 Cayle Bell has had a knack for putting the puck in the net. Now as a 21 year old and in his final year of junior hockey his reputation and outstanding season has earned him the NWJHL’s most valuable player award.Also recognized as the Huskies MVP last month Bell said getting the league nod was unexpected, and added the majority of his production came from chasing down pucks and getting in close with the opposing goaltender.“I was pretty surprised. It’s obviously pretty special to get. I was just going in the dirty places. I find I didn’t score many goals off the rush. I was more crash the net. I was finding pucks all the time,” he said.- Advertisement -As a top line forward along with fellow 21 year olds Jordan Harder and Kody Disher, life was made a lot easier for Bell who registered a total of 60 points in 35 regular season games.“I know all I have to do with Harder is throw the puck across the ice and odds are he is going to get it and go. With Dish I know he has my back so I pop it out for him and he’s gone too. I go to the net, he throws it there and it goes in,” Bell said.Not including playoff games, Bell has compiled 104 goals over his four seasons with the team.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTHEY’VE become fashionable for young people following their heroes in recent years – but sports clubs in Donegal are being urged to ban sports drinks for young players.The Irish Heart Foundation says the drinks are an unnecessary source of sugar for children who don’t need it.And yesterday a soccer club in Sligo banned all members under the age of 14 from taking sports drinks like Lucozade Sport. Strand Celtic Football Club has been supported in its move by the Irish Heart Foundation’s Donal O’Shea.“These sports drinks are another source of calories for children and young people that they don’t need,” he said.The soccer club’s chairman Brian McDermott said he was concerned at the amount of sugar in the drinks.The move follows a rash of laws in the United States banning sugary sports drinks for under-18s. Last night one under-age GAA coach in Donegal said the move could prompt a debate, but that it should be something for the county board to consider.“If a professor with the Irish Heart Foundation is making this sort of recommendation then it is something that should be looked at and taken seriously,” he said.“We would always encourage our kids to drink water anyway but if sports drinks are bad for them it is something which should be looked at,” he added.WILL DONEGAL CLUBS BAN KIDS FROM TAKING SPORTS DRINKS? was last modified: September 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Drake Men’s Soccer Advances To Second Round Of NCAA Championship With 2-1 Win At Kentucky

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Redshirt junior James Grunert (Muskego, Wis.) scored the game winning goal in the 74th minute for the Drake men’s soccer team as the Bulldogs won 2-1 over the Kentucky Wildcats in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Thursday night at the Bell Soccer Complex. “Today was a very difficult game against an excellent outfit in Kentucky. It’s been a difficult two weeks coming off the MVC Tournament and then the quick turnaround to play this evening, but we are excited about the result and probably more excited about the performance tonight so very positive overall,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith of his program’s first win in the NCAA Championship since 2009.The win over Kentucky sends Drake (13-4-3) to the second round of the Championship, where it will face a familiar foe and longtime rival in the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb. The Bluejays, former members of the Missouri Valley Conference, earned a first round bye in the championship. Creighton rallied to beat Drake, 2-1, back on Oct. 6 in Omaha.”It means everything to us to be able to advance to the next round,” said senior Alec Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.). “Our team has been very resilient and battled all year. We have been able to wait on the opportunities and when they present themselves we have been able to capitalize.”Grunert’s goal came off a beautiful cross by sophomoreMason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.) from the edge of the 18-yard box as Grunert was able to head it in far post. The goal is the third of the season for Grunert, and the first assist of the season for Leonard.”We knew Kentucky was going to be really tough especially after they tied it,” said Grunert. “We stayed patient and didn’t get down on each other and helped each other out. I was lucky enough to be in position and Mason sent a perfect pass right into the box and we just stayed with it.”Senior Alec Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.) scored the first goal of the contest in the 19th-minute (18:14). Junior James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) sent a corner kick to the left edge of the box that hit Bartlett in the chest and was blocked by Kentucky goalie Callum Irving but Bartlett finished it for his second goal of the season.Kentucky (12-5-2) answered with the equalizer just over a minute (19:39) later on its own corner kick as Kevin Barajas headed in ball to the far post by a diving Darrin MacLeod(Waterloo, Ontario). It was the first goal allowed by MacLeod and the Bulldogs defense since the regular season finale versus Bradley on Nov. 7. MacLeod finished with three saves in the game.Drake was the more aggressive team in the opening half as the Bulldogs had 11 shots, including six on goal to just four and two for Kentucky. Drake ended the match with 15 shots led by Bartlett, sophomore Gabe Edel (Greenwood, Ind.) and Grunert each finished with three shots each.The winner of Sunday’s match will advance to play the winner of North Carolina and Coastal Carolina on Nov. 28 or 29.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SA-Moz pipeline ‘ready by 2009’

first_img26 September 2007The planned R4.2-billion liquid-fuels pipeline linking Mozambique and South Africa should be completed by the end of 2009, a spokesperson for pipeline company Petroline has said.Petroline spokesperson Eugenio Silva told Reuters this week that work on the pipeline would start in mid-2008 and finish by the end of 2009. Petroline is a consortium consisting of Mozambican state-owned fuel company Petromoc and private South African and Mozambican investors.“Current market growth indicates a critical petrol and diesel shortage in Gauteng in the future, and Petroline’s pipeline and storage facility will be able to satisfy a large portion of the future demands in South Africa by means of importation via Mozambique,” Petroline said in a statement.“This should result in the decrease of the pressure on liquid fuels imports on Durban harbour and also support fuel imports to Mozambique and other southern African neighbours.”Engineering News reported last month that British-based Petrofac had also taken up a 25% equity in the venture to build South Africa’s first privately owned liquid fuels pipeline since the 1960s. The report added that Petroline plans to dredge the Maputo port to a depth of 14 metres, which would allow vessels of up to 85 000 tonnes to use it.According to Agencia de Informçao de Moçambique, the 400-kilometre pipeline will link the Mozambican port city of Matola with the town of Kendal in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province.The agency explains that of the total budget of US$600-million, $243-million will be invested in constructing a 64-kilometre section between the Matola fuel terminal and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, with the remainder going towards extending the pipeline to Kendal.The pipeline will have a diameter of 30 centimetres and have the capacity to transport five million tonnes of fuel per year.“This project offers a great opportunity for regional co-operation and integration between South Africa and Mozambique and contribution to the upliftment of the [Southern African Development Community] region, at the same time strengthening the product supply security in South Africa,” Petroline states.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

2011 NTL Results

first_imgElite Eight MenNew South Wales Scorpions7 defeated by New South Wales Mets 6TouchdownsScorpions: Jonathan Palau, Daniel Barton, Maurice Kennedy, Sam Brisby, Simon Lang, Daniel Chiddy, Nathan WongMets: Anthony Ziade, Ben Moylan, Scott Buckley, Trent Touma, Tim Good, Steve RobertsElite Eight WomenNew South Wales Mets 9 defeated by New South Wales Country Mavericks 4 TouchdownsMets: Elin Mortimer 2, Nola Campbell, Pepita Macalister-Knight, Kristy Judd, Stacey Lapham, Claire Winchester, Nicole McHugh, Kristin BossMavericks: Nicole Beck 2, Kylie Hilder, Jess McCallMixed Open (Tony El Takchi Shield)Sydney Rebels 5 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 3TouchdownsRebels: Claire Moran 2, Val Arena, Matthew Wiggs, Manu WakelyCobras: Kate Barker, Mel Fainges, Dean DenningMen’s Open (Mark Boland Shield)Brisbane City Cobras 7 defeated North Queensland 6TouchdownsCobras: James Sharp 2, James Courtney 2, Jake Laws, James Wihongi, Jason Te Huia, North Queensland: Jake Carter, Charlie Kang, Ben Glenwright, Jason Lynch, Samuel MazzaWomen’s Open (Angela Barr Shield)Brisbane City Cobras 8 defeated Sydney Mets 3TouchdownsCobras: Katherine Stevens 2, Kristy Moran, Angela Verniquet, Shannon Hayes, Daniel Gillham, Kate Greishaber, Rebecca SimsonMets: Gaby Chui, Trish McCarthy, Rowena MorganWomen’s 27’sNorth Queensland Tropical Cyclones 3 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 2TouchdownsNorth Queensland: Melissa Dunne, Tremayne Horan, Christy HarrisHornets: Amber Stephens, Krystal LaughtonWomen’s 35’sSouth Australia Heat 5 defeated North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 0TouchdownsSouth Australia: Moirirangi Williams 2, Sharon Gray, Michelle FordMen’s 30’sSydney Rebels 9 defeated Sydney Scorpions 3Touchdowns Rebels: Chris Lane 3, Chris Jonson 2, Shannon Warren 2, Mark Neiss, Dave RoseScorpions: Heath Cooper, Jason Everett, Paul McPhersonWomen’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 6 defeated South West Queensland Swans 1TouchdownsScorpions: Megan McGhie 2, Linda Patterson, Sue Hume, Natalie Harrison, Kath SambellSwans: Tarah GaleMen’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 10 defeated South Queensland Sharks 9TouchdownsScorpions: David Cheung 3, Jason Martin 2, Mark Springfield 2, Peter Wandl, Alex Ferro, Jeff CheungSharks: Scott Notley 3, Corey Foster 2, Bruce McDonald 2, Andrew Willet, Brooke EarlyMen’s 45’sSydney Mets 9 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7TouchdownsMets: Amir Ayoub 3, Anthony Wong, Tony Iannella, George Kritikakis, Rob Weatherill, Glenn Weatherill, Joe O’BrienSharks: Peter Sheppard 2, Luke Shaw 2, Lex Gillespie, Steve Green, Stephen HorsnellMen’s 50’s – division oneSydney Mets 2 defeated Southern Suns 1TouchdownsMets: Jeff McGhie, Wayne BrennanSuns: Adrian LambertMen’s 50’s – division twoSydney Scorpions 5 defeated Sunshine Coast 4TouchdownsScorpions: Les Saggers 2, David McLean, Phil Young, Marty FletcherSunshine Coast: Trevor McPhillips 2, Rick Lowien, Tony LacazeSenior MixedBrisbane City Cobras 8 defeated Central Queensland Bulls 3TouchdownsCobras: Corey Meredith 3, Justin Robson 2, Katrina Woodger, Haylene Grogan. Sarah JohnsonBulls: Brett Robson 2, Ken Wardlast_img read more

17 days agoINSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new dealby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are handing a new contract to Karim Benzema.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.He revealed: “Real Madrid have already renewed Benzema, who is doing very well. “He had this season and another one – and has been renewed until 2022. He will go from earning €9m to €11m net per season.”The pay-rise is awarded to Benzema for his form – particularly since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane. last_img read more

11 days agoLeicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debutby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet was delighted to make his Belgium debut.Making his fifth appearance but his first start for the Red Devils, Praet delivered a perfect cross to set up Michy Batshuayi for Belgium’s first goal in their 2-0 win in Kazakhstan on Sunday.“It’s been a lot of years since we played on synthetic pitch, it was not easy, but it’s football, we have to win on this kind of terrain,” said Praet.“I had a good match, like the whole team I think. I’m happy with my assist but even more with the three points. We have to continue like this to get the most points.“My personal goal is to be at Euro 2020. I hope I have convinced the coach.”We could have scored even more. All in all, it was still good. You have to take the playing time with both hands. It will not be easy to be in the selection for the European Championship.” last_img read more

Videos: Pass Breakup On Final Play Seals Huge Upset Win For Texas Over Baylor

first_imgSad Baylor fans in the stands after loss to Texas.Twitter/@RedditCFBOklahoma captured the Big 12 championship last weekend in Stillwater, making today’s Baylor vs. Texas game all about pride for the Longhorns, and potential bowl positioning for the Bears. While Baylor entered the game as a heavy favorite, the Longhorns channeled whatever it was that allowed them to upset the Sooners earlier this year. On the game’s final play, Texas nearly picked off Baylor’s Johnny Jefferson to seal a 23-17 victory over the nation’s No. 12 team.Texas Wins!— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 5, 2015On the bright side, one lucky Baylor fan is going to enter the “viral sad fan hall of fame.” Okay, maybe that’s not really the “bright side.”This is what losing to a 4-7 Texas team can do to a person #TEXvsBAY— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 5, 2015With an early injury to third string quarterback Chris Johnson, Baylor was forced into using wide receiver Lynx Hawthorne behind center. He only managed to complete 10-of-22 passes, and threw two picks. No matter what, we think Charlie Strong and his team will take this win, and the momentum it brings, into the off-season.last_img read more

Wynn reflects on championship season

Great athletes must often overcome great adversity to reach their full potential. Brandon Wynn, a junior gymnast for Ohio State, faced his biggest challenge following the 2009 season.After being ranked at the top of the nation on the rings all season, Wynn fell on his dismount in one of the qualifying events for the NCAA Championships.“Heartbreaking” is how Wynn described the incident.This season, the same story played out. Wynn was ranked No. 1 all season, and he won all 10 events that he participated in.But this time, Wynn succeeded, winning the national championship on rings in April.“It felt awesome,” Wynn said.Coach Miles Avery was proud, but not wholly surprised.“It was expected,” he said. “He gained a lot of experience through not winning (last year).”“He had the maturity of knowing he didn’t have to do anything amazing (to win), but others would,” said Avery, who has coached five other national champion gymnasts while at OSU.His experience from the 2009 season was essential for this year’s success, but Wynn’s preparation began at a young age.Unofficially, his training began in his backyard.“I had a pool and a diving board when I was a kid,” Wynn said.But formally, Wynn began with gymnastics when he was 7. When he was 12 or 13, Wynn noticed he was more focused than the other members of his class, he said.It was then that he decided to get all he could out of his abilities. Wynn said he might not be the most talented gymnast out there, but he works as hard as he possibly can.Even if competitions did not go his way, he knew that how hard he worked was an aspect of gymnastics that he could completely control.Though all his hard work has paid off in a national championship, Wynn doesn’t have much time to enjoy his victory.Wynn is traveling to Moscow to compete in the FIG World Cup on May 14 and 15.“I definitely have to look at the final goal (2012 Olympics), but I have to focus on the next event,” said Wynn, originally from Voorhees, N.J.Getting on the Olympic team depends on the decision of a committee, Wynn said.And with only five gymnasts selected to the team and six events at the Olympics, Wynn described the individual team members as “puzzle pieces.”The committee has to match the strengths and weaknesses of each gymnast to form a team, Wynn said.“I am just going to lay all my cards on the table,” he said. “That’s all you can do.”After the 2012 Olympics, Wynn is planning to retire from competitive gymnastics.He is not averse to coaching gymnastics one day, but his future career as an entrepreneur is growing quickly.Wynn, who is majoring in consumer and family financial services, is already pretty far along in starting his own business, he said.He and a few colleagues have developed a resistance band-based piece of equipment and are hoping to launch it fairly soon, along with their own nutrition and workout regimen, he said.If his gymnastics career is any indication, Wynn is likely to succeed, no matter how hard he has to work. read more

Will Buckeyes be ready after bye week

GameDay airs at 9 a.m. on ESPNU and from 10 a.m. to noon on ESPN. Check out College GameDay’s website at Follow College GameDay on Twitter @GameDayFootball. College GameDay’s new Facebook page is When Ohio State hosts Penn State on Saturday, the Buckeyes will be well-rested. That might not be a good thing. Despite its .823 winning percentage under coach Jim Tressel, OSU maintains a lackluster 2-4 record when coming off a bye week. With its last loss after a week off coming from the Nittany Lions in 2005, OSU looks to buck the trend. As one of four one-loss teams atop the conference standings, the Buckeyes’ Big Ten ambitions depend solely on their performance down the stretch. That starts with Penn State. The two squads are no strangers to jockeying for position in the Big Ten against one another. When a Big Ten title was on the line in 2008, a costly fourth-quarter fumble by OSU signal caller Terrelle Pryor dashed the No. 10 Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl aspirations and virtually punched No. 3 Penn State’s ticket to Pasadena, Calif. Last year’s meeting in State College, Pa., had similar implications but produced a much different result. Paced by 228 yards on the ground and an efficient performance from Pryor, the No. 15 Buckeyes upset the No. 11 Nittany Lions, 24-7, and moved one step closer to a Rose Bowl trip of their own. This year’s bout has significant but different Big Ten ramifications. At 6-3 (3-2 in the conference), the Nittany Lions look to play the role of spoiler, while the Buckeyes (8-1, 4-1) are fighting for a second straight Rose Bowl bid. They must remain perfect to get there. A Wisconsin loss would help their cause as well. On paper, OSU seems the overwhelming favorite. However, the Nittany Lion faithful have seen a revitalized Penn State team of late. Winners of three straight and averaging 36.3 points per game during that span, the Nittany Lions have been sparked by back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances from 2009 first-team All-Big Ten selection Evan Royster and the emergence of sophomore quarterback Matthew McGloin. Those wins have come against Minnesota, Michigan and Northwestern. The Silver Bullet defense is a different beast. Ranking third nationally in total defense and fourth in rushing defense, the Buckeyes will be no easy task for Royster and Penn State. Add 105,000-plus scarlet-clad, screaming fans, the ESPN College GameDay gang and a potential sixth straight conference title to the mix, and it appears as though this contest is OSU’s to lose. Although OSU handily defeated the Nittany Lions in Happy Valley a year ago, don’t think the Buckeyes will forget what happened in Columbus the previous year. Ask Purdue about the whole revenge thing. Couple that with a new and improved Pryor under center along with the lingering bad taste from Wisconsin, and the Buckeyes seem poised to continue their high flying show in the ‘Shoe. Either way, as the college football season comes to a close, no victory will come easy. read more