Huskies win wild one in Beaverlodge

first_imgThe Huskies had to work for it, but dug out of a hole, and won a wild one on Friday night.Playing in the tight confines of the Beaverlodge Arena, the Huskies took an early lead, on a Dylan Apsassin goal just 20 seconds in.  Aaron Dumas scored with Beaverlodge on a two man advantage 6 minutes later, before Robbie Sidhu regained the Huskies lead with 3 minutes remaining in the first.The second period was when the drama really began.  It started with a Nick Fitzpatrick marker seven minutes in. 15 minutes into the second, Cody Anderson added a controversial goal, when Huskies starter Ty Gullickson was knocked down.  Anderson slid the puck into the net from the side boards, and after a brief discussion, the officials decided the goal would stand, despite protests from the Huskies bench. – Advertisement -The Huskies were reeling, and the Blades capitalized.  Tyrell Jones soon added another Beaverlodge goal to make it 4-2, on another scramble in front.  The Huskies added a greasy goal of their own, when Jesse Disher knocked in a loose puck on a goal-mouth pile-up.  But before the period was out, Damien Kappo again beat Gullickson, to make it 5-3 Blades after 40 minutes.The game was still within reach, but the Huskies were behind, and to make matters worse, Ty Gullickson was unable to continue, diagnosed with a minor concussion on the Cody Anderson goal.  Payden Wongstedt was also lost for the night, after he blocked a shot with the outside of his foot, and left the game.  The second period had seen a number of wild scrambles and dogpiles in both creases.  “That’s the game in Beaverlodge” said coach Bob Kalb after the game, referring to the small ice rink, and game plan of the Blades.  “They play a scrambly game.”  Kalb says his team is a puck possession and speed team, but on this night, they were able to adjust, and fight back in the third.The final period didn’t start well, with Taylor Jones beating Garrett Muir short-side just 1:20 in.  It was the first shot Muir had faced, but he seldom saw the puck for the remainder of the period, as the Huskies began to pressure the Blades, and fight their way back in. Advertisement Brighton Campbell got the ball rolling, when he finished off a passing play that saw the puck move from Darcy Bell to Dylan Apsassin to Cody Kalb to Campbell in a matter of seconds.  Campbell beat Beaverlodge goaltender Brett Hommy with a snap-shot to the top corner.  “I’d had a few shots before that, and kept hitting their goalie in the chest,” Campbell said afterwards. “I pictured my Grandpa telling me to go to the top corner … so I thought about it, shot it, and it got through,” he said.Cam MacKinnon got the Huskies within one with six minutes remaining, and less than two minutes later, Campbell scored his second, when he knocked rebound past Brett Hommy while being knocked down in front, and the Huskies had tied the game.  And finally, with less then 90 seconds remaining, Cam MacKinnon’s second of the game gave the Huskies the lead. The Blades seemed defeated, and after losing the lead, were unable to muster any offence, and the Huskies escaped with a 7-6 win.Brighton Campbell earned player of the game honours, while Cam MacKinnon also scored two third period goals, including the winner.  Also impressive in the third was Darcy Bell, playing his first regular game for the Huskies.  Bell assisted on all four third period goals, and on a night where the small ice surface seemed clogged all night, found room to make some key breakout passes that allowed the Huskies to attack the goal.  “He’s really calm with the puck, and he sees the ice really well” said coach Kalb said of Bell after the game.  Kalb also spoke highly of Campbell – who is playing for the Huskies at just 17 years old.  “Brighton has impressed me since the first week of training camp” Kalb said, suggesting the rookie could move on to play Junior ‘A’ hockey. Advertisement After a mediocre performance from his team last weekend, Kalb was also much happier with his team’s effort on the night.  “Even when we were down, it wasn’t because we were playing terribly” he said, adding “it was a good character win for us.”Click here to listen to a highlights package from Friday’s game: [asset|aid=1946|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f451c4f6f864c97bfebc4b1786339cab-Huskies win 7-6 over Beaverlodge Blades_1_Pub.mp3]The Huskies will hope to keep their momentum going when they play in Grande Prairie on Saturday night. The game starts at 8:30 (7:30 PST), and will be broadcast live on MooseFM.last_img read more

Montreal Tigers finally roar to victory

first_imgMontreal Tigers finally secured a victory in the first edition of the 2018 Global T20 Canada tournament on Wednesday against Edmonton Royals at Maple Leaf King City, Toronto.The Tigers featured in their fourth match, humbled Royals by 15 runs in a low-scoring affairs as nine matches were completed since the commencement of the competition last Thursday.Tigers were invited to bat first on a friendly pitch and tallied up a moderate 129-6 off the 20-overs while; Royals were dismissed for 114 in the 20th over.Montreal Tigers will play their last game in this preliminary stage on Sunday against Toronto Nationals before they start off their second-round segment where first-place will meet sixth-place. Additionally, second-place side will clash with the fifth-place victor and third and fourth-place teams will compete as well.The Tigers’ win was orchestrated by Australia fast-bowler Peter Siddle who snagged a four-wicket haul, yielding only 13 runs from 3.1 probing overs.Siddle was also on a hat-trick during his devastated spell extracting appreciative bounces on a responsive pitch. He bowled at both ends and was admirably supported by his skipper and another speedster Lasith Malinga who finished with 2-29 from four overs. Medium-pacer Kevin Cooper also took two wickets to assist Siddle.Luke Ronchi opened the batting and scored a top-score of 30 for Royals. He was there when his other opening partner Andre Fletcher was comprehensively bowled by 17-year-old Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichane for 9. Agha Salman (10) and Farhaan Behardien (00) felt off successive balls to leave Royals lads reeling at 35-3.Shaiman Anwar offered some resistance to make 24 while Kevin O’Brien made 15 to be the other principal scorers.When proceedings began on a scorching hot-sunny day, Montreal Tigers lost badly out-of-form and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith for 8, while Sunil Narine, whose reputation as an opener has grown tremendously, followed Smith back to the pavilion soon for 9. The innings never got momentum as three left-arm pacers captain Sohail Tanvir, his Pakistani compatriot Mohammed Irfan and South African Wayne Parnell bowled with consistency. However, Moses Henriques once again came to the fore by hitting a responsible 50 while Najibullah Zadran and Sikandar Raza weighed in with 22 not out and 20 respectively. Parnell captured three wickets for 23 runs in his four overs to be the best bowler for the losers.Edmonton Royals will be in action on Friday at the same the venue against Vancouver Knights. Royals have so far appeared in three matches but only came out triumphant on a solitary occasion. Knights currently have two wins from three matches as well.The other two participating teams, Winnipeg Hawks are leading on the points table because of a better net-run-rate. They have two victories from three matches while West Indies “B” team is sitting comfortably at second position with two wins from as many matches. West Indies “B” will be colliding with Hawks on Thursday from 11:00h when the competition continues.Meanwhile, at the presentation ceremony, Siddle was named player-of-the-match. He also stated in a press conference that he was delighted with his performance and also seeing his team capping off a good win. He indicated that he was confident they would have won and is very optimistic the guys will bounce back hard from here to lift the trophy and pocket a cash prize on July 15.last_img read more

HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM NAMED: WOMAN’S HEARTACHE AS SHE FINDS HUSBAND’S BODY

first_imgA WOMAN who went to pick up her husband who was on a night out found his body at the side of a Co Donegal road – the victim of a hit-and-run driver.Jo McSherry found husband Alan dead on the roadside just outside Bundoran just after 5am on Sunday.Mr McSherry, who was 48, was walking the two miles from Bundroan to his home in the townland of Boyannagh when he was hit by a car. Gardai found car parts at the scene. It’s thought Mr McSherry had called home for a lift and his wife went to see if she could find him when she saw missed calls on her mobile phone.She found her husband less than a mile from their home.The couple moved to Leitrim from Merseyside around 15 years ago after visiting Bundoran in a camper van.The couple were well-known around Bundoran. Mrs McSherry had worked at the a local adventure centre whilst her husband did part-time maintenance work. He had been in the Bridge Bar, where he did some work, on Saturday night.The head of the traffic corps in Donegal Michael Harrison urged the driver of the car to come forward.Anyone with information should call Ballyshannon Garda station on 071 98 58530.  HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM NAMED: WOMAN’S HEARTACHE AS SHE FINDS HUSBAND’S BODY was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:bundorangarda appealhit and runMcSherrymerseysidelast_img read more