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Youth Academy Gives Thurston Teens a Second Chance

first_imgFacebook75Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Steven Friederich for Washington Youth AcademyOlympia teen Nikolai Shepherd said he wasn’t sure what to expect as he stood side-by-side with hundreds of other teens at the Washington Youth Academy in Bremerton, all hoping for a second chance at proving they could get the grades and change their attitudes about life.Cadet Nikolai Shepherd listens during English class at the Washington Youth Academy. Photo courtesy: Washington Youth AcademyThen, Shepherd was told to do push ups. A lot of push ups. And that was just the first day, which he said he felt like a “pioneer exploring a new world.”“As I was lying in bed on that first day, I remember Sgt. Borka saying, ‘Well, gentlemen. You just completed, Day Zero,” Shepherd said during his commencement speech, which is on YouTube. “I just laid there in awe knowing that one of the hardest days of my life didn’t even count toward my goal. It also changed my perspective and encouraged me. I had just completed this day: Day Zero. It showed me that my hard work was harder than I expected would get me through to who I truly wanted to be.”On June 17, Shepherd was one of 143 cadets to graduate from cycle 2017-1, one of nine cadets from Thurston County to complete the program.Cadet Maximilian Armajo works on a financial literacy exercise during a Junior Achievement drill for the Washington Youth Academy. Photo courtesy: Washington Youth AcademyThe school in Bremerton helps at-risk teens from each corner of the state, bringing students to live on campus for 22 weeks to help them recover missing credits so they can go back to high school and earn a diploma. Applications are now being accepted at mil.wa.gov/WYA for the Class of 2018-1, which starts Jan. 13, 2018.“”This is the beginning, not the end,” Shepherd said. “Even though the hardships were difficult, and sometimes funny, we wouldn’t have been able to overcome them without the help of our peers, our cadre and families.”Cadets from Lacey include Maximilian Armajo, Loie Black and Dalten Schmidt. Cadets from Olympia include Logan Berrington, Colin Chipman, Logan Moore, Nikolai Shepherd, Princess Taufete’e and James Thompson. In addition, Reyven Aparicio-Ferrer of Rochester returns to Rochester High School.Mari Pinto of Kennewick celebrates with Princess Taufete’e at the Washington Youth Academy. Photo courtesy: Washington Youth AcademyCadet Black of Lacey said that the Youth Academy gave her an opportunity to hit re-start on her life.“I made some bad choices when I was younger,” she said. “Today, I’m a completely new person.”She had a leadership role as part of her all-female platoon called the Eagles. She, like other cadets, also learned job skills like how to craft a resume and go on a job interview as well as life-coping mechanisms“I have so much to be grateful to the Academy for giving me this chance,” Black said.Cadet Berrington of Olympia said that he was especially proud to have completed a grueling all-day obstacle course called the Ranger Challenge, a voluntary exercise that put him through some of the hardest exercises and challenges he’s faced.“But I overcame it all – with support from the cadre and my peers,” he said.last_img read more

Proposals Being Accepted for Amending the City of Tumwater Comprehensive Plan

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterAnnual consideration of proposed amendments to the 2019 Tumwater Comprehensive Plan will begin in January 2019. Applications and requests for map and text amendments must meet the requirements of TMC 18.60 – Text Amendments and Rezones.The Tumwater Comprehensive Plan is a legal document adopted by the City Council that establishes policies that guide future development. The City Council, Planning Commission, private firms, and individuals use the Plan to make decisions about land use, capital improvements, and the enactment of development regulations and related growth management legislation.The Tumwater Comprehensive Plan contains eleven elements:Capital Facilities PlanConservation ElementEconomic Development ElementHousing ElementTumwater – Thurston County Joint PlanLand Use ElementLands for Public Purposes ElementParks, Recreation, and Open Space ElementShoreline Master ProgramTransportation ElementUtilities ElementProperty owners, residents, or government agencies may request Comprehensive Plan Amendments.To apply for map or text changes to the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the City’s Community Development Department for an application and information on submittal.Requests and required materials may be submitted by mail or in person to:City of TumwaterAttn: Community Development Department555 Israel Road SW,Tumwater, WA 98501Deadline for submission is Monday, December 3, 2018.For more information about the Tumwater Comprehensive Plan, contact:Brad Medrud, Senior Planning Manager(360) 754-4180 | Fax:    (360) 754-4138last_img read more

Watch Virat Kohli flaunts his six pack abs as he hits the gym after…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/Twitter(@imVkohli)Advertisement 1p50NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2bpgyadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaxcv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) oswmiyWould you ever consider trying this?😱dCan your students do this? 🌚v6iRoller skating! Powered by Firework For the skipper, there are no off days. In his latest Twitter post, Captain Virat Kohli is seen working on his abs at the gym after winning against Bangladesh in the Test matches held in Indore. The Indian cricketer refuses to slow down as he earns the title of ‘Most number of Wins in 10 innings’.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/Twitter(@imVkohli)The player is gearing up for the Day/Night test that is to take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The event will be kicked off from Friday, and the cricketer gave us a sneak peek to his workout session at the gym to the delight of his fans and captioned it ‘No days off.’ He is seen working hard three days ahead of the much-awaited match. The national team is currently staying in Indore. Reportedly, they are practicing with the SG pink ball at night ahead of D/N match. The Bangladeshi cricket team departed after the Test match and is going to land in Kolkata on Tuesday–the same day the national team is to arrive. The performance of the Indian cricket team was great at the Test match; what remains to be seen is whether they can keep that it up in the next match. Advertisement  Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Bell Labs Innovation Lives On In Holmdel

first_imgBy Jenna O’Donnell |HOLMDEL – In the café at Bell Works – the historic former Bell Labs Holmdel complex – an old New Jersey Bell telephone booth sits next to a construction zone marked with a message that also adorns the shirts of the many workers currently renovating the vast space: “Please pardon our appearance as we Work Inspired!”  With a nod to the rich history of the place where some of the most significant technological breakthroughs of the 20th century happened, Bell Works is looking to bring in a new generation of visionaries.After nearly a decade of lying dormant, the mirror-sided Holmdel complex is waking up and entering a new era of ideas and innovation – even as it welcomes back many who helped build its legacy.Vonage COO Joe Redling kicked off The Holmdel Idea Summit (THIS) with a keynote on the Bell Works Stage that touched on the heritage of innovation in New Jersey and his company’s pivot to cloud computing.The inaugural event, co-sponsored by Bell Works and Vonage, was all about the big ideas that lead to true innovation. The June 13 summit was also a homecoming for many in attendance who had worked at Bell Labs – and some shared projects that evolved from ideas born in the Holmdel lab.One of those ideas, deep learning, is being used to develop a self-driving car at Nvidia, a tech company at Bell Works. Urs Muller, a Nvidia developer who worked on neural networks at Bell Labs in the 1990s, showed how his work went from a computer recognizing handwritten numbers on paper to a car learning to steer itself around obstacles along New Jersey back roads.Another Holmdel alum, Nokia-Bell Labs Executive Vice President Markus Hofmann, spoke about recognizing truly innovative ideas during his talk, “Driving Innovation.” One hint: innovative ideas aren’t the ones that people are eager to jump on to. More often, said Hofmann, they are the ideas that make people say, “You are crazy.”“Never accept the status quo,” Hofmann said. “Never accept what you think is possible. Think about what we’re going to be doing 30 or 40 years from now. If you start with the status quo, you will very rarely have true innovation.”Truly innovative ideas come from considering human needs and finding new ways to save time. Some of the greatest inventions in human history, Hofmann said, like planes, cars, cell phones, are the ones that save people time.Human needs, time saving and pitching the “impossible” came into play as Michael Abelar, a student at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, spoke about claytronics, an idea plucked straight out of science fiction. Though programmable matter still sounds like it belongs in “Star Wars” or “The Matrix,” Abelar argued that this tech is actually the future.“Imagine a world where people send tangible objects to each other,” he said, before delving into current claytronics research and the ways this could become a real, practical technology.Sanjay Macwan, Founder of The Holmdel Idea Summit, kicks off the inaugural event at Bell Works on June 13. Photo courtesy VonageRounding up the day, Chris Pfaff, a self-described “proud Bell Labs alum” and CEO at CPTM Media, applauded Bell Works for bringing the space back to life in the spirit of innovation and fun that was always part of working in the building.“Holmdel Bell Labs was a hilarious place,” Pfeff said during his talk “Tech and Comedy” which touched on the fun side of working in tech at Bell Labs. “So much of what we take for granted in our world today…was created by goofballs.”Forget Silicon Valley, Pfeff said, noting that New Jersey has bragging rights as the birthplace of modern computers, wireless technology, solar cells and lasers, to name a few things. From Edison and Einstein to the technological miracles hatched at Bell Labs, New Jersey has a proud history of invention the rest of the world should recognize. With that tradition still going strong in Holmdel he pointed out that the future is still growing here.“So next time someone asks you where you’re from, what do you say?” Pfeff asked THIS attendants.“New Jersey,” the crowd answered in chorus.“You’re welcome.”This article was first published in the June 22-29, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Rossland racer takes overall best at Christina Lake Triathalon

first_imgAthletes from all around the Boundary, West Kootenays and as far as Edmonton, AB participated in the 2011 Pharmasave Sprint Triathalon in Christina Lake last Sunday. The short circuit allowed for fast times in all the categories ranging from Kids sprint to adults in age categories and team relays.  Along with the 134 athletes at the annual event, there were numerous fans cheering everyone on throughout the race along with the volunteers who assisted with race safety, time keeping, and the many other duties that come along with race day. In all, 40 youth and 94 adults took part in the challenge.  The overall fastest times posted were: Denise Uhrynuk of Nelson, women (1:24:49); Seth Bitting of Rossland, in the men’s group (1:12:44); Splash, Flash and Dash team, Laureta Boychuk (Edmonton), Keith Robine (Rossland) and Jennifer Ellis (Rossland) in 1:29:08; Sage Robine of Rossland, female youth under 13 (0:40:05); Keiran Marchand of Nelson, male youth under 13 (0:30:41); and the Mid Forkians team of Ethen Argue (Grand Forks), Jackson Phipps (Midway), and Liam McKinley (Grand Forks) (0:30:39).  The adult sprint triathalon distances are: 750 metre swim in Christina Lake, 20 kilometre (km) bike ride and a 5 km run. The kid sprint is a shorter race with a 100 metre swim, a six kilometre ride and 2 km run.   Check out the photos below by clicking to enlarge and view For the full race results click herelast_img read more

Wings associate coach Tom Renney keeps busy during NHL lockout helping Nelson Leafs

first_img“His new practice method has us going for 50 minutes. He runs four drills and we just go hard for the entire time,” Schell said.“Everyone’s really keen on that and works really hard in practice. No one takes it off, and that’s good.”After playing in college and graduating with a physical education major, Renney opened a clothing store in Trail. It was in the Home of Champions that he started coaching in the KIJHL, first with Rossland Warriors and finally with Columbia Valley Rockies.In Inveremere, the Cranbrook native raised the ire of local Leaf fans as he coached the Rockies to the KIJHL title over the Nelson Maple Leafs, coached by the duo of Ted Hargreaves and Gary McQuaid.So cutting his teeth in the KIJHL made it an easy decision to help the Junior B team.“We all want to coach at a level we’re most accustomed to but the good thing about this situation is I really started in the KIJHL,” said Renney, hopeful the latest offer put forth by the owners is enough to kick start talks and get the league up and running soon.“I think this is a message where we can never forget where we came from and we really don’t get anywhere by ourselves.“And to be able to circle back and pay attention to my start is maybe a subliminal message to all of this.”Depending on who you talk to or which sports network or website people  watch or read, the NHL could be back on the ice, well, by November 2 if NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has his way.For Renney, this dispute is a lot different from the last one.“It was a good day (Tuesday), I think, for the National Hockey League,” he said.“What’s been good is the leaders of the respective groups have always stayed on the job and never held the fans hostage,” Renney explains.“They’ve always given us hope because of the continuous dialogue that they were going to work at it and today was certainly a step in the right direction.”For the Leafs, Tuesday’s surprise announcement by the NHL was met with mixed emotions.On one hand, the players would like nothing better to watch the likes of Crosby and the Sedins rip up the NHL ice.But on the other side of the coin, their new assistant coach will be gone as soon as the ink is dry on the new agreement between the players and owners.“We were talking about that earlier today with the news of the owners offer that we’ll sure miss Tom if the lockout ends,” Schell said.“If Tom has to go back, that would suck . . . hopefully Tom will come visit us during the season,” Schell adds.That’s probably not going to happen Colton.But it sure was fun while it lasted. The news has been out circulating around the NDCC Arena for some time that Detroit Red Wings coach Tom Renney was assisting at Nelson Leafs.But the opportunity to rub shoulders with a person with National Hockey League rink-side credentials never gets stale to players young and old.Renney, along with hockey fans right across North American, is waiting for the next shoe to drop in the current NHL labour dispute.To bide his time the former Edmonton Oiler skipper decided to volunteer his time with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.And the response, from the Leafs and the crowd of minor hockey players milling around in the hallway outside the dressing room of the Green and White nightly looking for that favourite stick, shirt or hat to get autographed by Tom Renney, has been nothing short of amazing.“It’s definitely a great perk for our team,” said Leaf winger Dustin Reimer prior to stepping onto the ice for practice.“I know everyone doesn’t like the NHL lockout but it’s good to see us get something out of it.”“It was pretty cool the first day Tom came out . . . everyone was a little nervous to have him out,” Leaf captain Colton Schell explained.“But it’s gotten better every time. He runs a great practice and has given us good ideas and everyone loves him.”Renney, of course, would like nothing better than to be at the Joe Louis Arena after agreeing during the summer on a three-year deal as Mike Babcock’s associate coach.But the NHL lockout got in his way.So Renney, who got his start in the 80s on the coaching staff of the former Rossland Warriors, decided to return to his roots.“My wife (Glenda) and I have a home here and spend a good chuck of the summer here and knowing what was coming down the pipe with the (NHL) lockout, I made contact with Bill McDonnell, asking Bill if he thought Frank would have a problem with me helping out,” Renney, 57, said from outside the Leaf coaching room.“Whether it was push pucks or sit in the stands, it didn’t matter and Frank was real interested in having me.”Renney, who has coached internationally for Canada, won a Memorial Cup with Kamloops of the Western Hockey League and has been behind the bench with no less than three NHL clubs before the Red Wings, has been with the Leafs for the past three weeks.He helps with practice and has even attended a few games to watch the team in action.“It’s great that he’s helping out the team,” Reimer confessed. “He’s changed up our practices a bit with higher intensity. Everybody seems to like it.”last_img read more

Nelson U14 Selects look to rebound after crashing at Terry Walgren Tournament

first_imgButterfield also singled out Brenna Barnhart as the player of the game for Nelson.”We’ve been preaching a lot of things to Brenna, and in this game she just had it all click for her”.Nelson could afford to relax slightly for their last round-robin match with Creston U15s on Sunday, as their previous results guaranteed them a place in the final that afternoon, so Harvey turned the helm over to second-year assistant Pat Hodgson, and he lead the Selects to an extremely lopsided 1-0 win over their regional rivals.”I haven’t seen us dominate a team in such a manner and only score 1 goal!” said Hodgson after the match.Jasmine Faulkner scored the only goal of the game for Nelson as they peppered the Creston goal but couldn’t quite apply the finishing touch when needed.Amy Hodgson was desperately unlucky in the match as she hit the post despite her terrific work in and around the net for Nelson, while keeper Ava Strautman had little to do but watch for the vast majority of the match.It all came down to a rematch of the Friday night match for Nelson, as they again played Kootenay South for the gold medal on Sunday afternoon.Regrettably, the girls looked like they were jaded from their previous efforts, as KS jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on their younger opposition, and controlled the first half.The U14s regrouped in the second half and started playing as they had all weekend, but the hole they had dug themselves into was too big to get out of, and they eventually succumbed to a 3-1 loss.Halleran again scored for Nelson, and it was her efforts in the second half along with McKenna Bennett cajoling more out of her teammates that ignited the spark for the Selects in the second half.”The loss in the final was a bitter pill to swallow for us after all our efforts on the weekend”, said Harvey of the match, “but the fact that we dominated teams and players older than us will be yet another building block for us this season as we try to get back to Provincials once again”.The U14s now head off next weekend to Kalispell, Montana for the “Three Blind Refs” tournament. The results for the U14 Girls Nelson Selects had a touch of Greek mythology to them this weekend, as like Icarus, the U14s flew too high and ended up eventually crashing back down to earth.Playing up an age level against regional U15 teams, the U14s came flying out of the gates against Kootenay South U15s on Friday night, jumping into an early lead and then exchanging goals with their opposition until they scored two late second half goals to best KS 6-3.Emma Wheeldon continued her early season goal scoring form with a hat-trick, ably supported by two from Laurel Halleran and a cracking free kick goal from Megan Tennant.”We blew them away early”, said head coach Iain Harvey, “and I think they were shell-shocked at how well we move the ball around the pitch”.Emma Weiland picked up where she left off from the Coeur D’Alene tournament with a brilliant display in the middle of the park for the Selects.The ladies followed up that success with a resounding 4-1 win over Columbia Valley U15s on Saturday afternoon, as the U14s continued to surprise their older opponents with their tenacity, passing & movement, and skill levels.Wheeldon was once again on the score sheet with a further two goals, while Halleran & Taylor Zimmer added single markers to the result.”We overcame the setback of them equalizing against us early” said assistant coach Chris Butterfield, “and then the girls just ground their opponents down with their passing abilities”.last_img read more

NYS Rep Teams shutout of medals at Provincial B Cup Tournaments

first_imgNelson Rep teams were kept off the medal podium during B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in North Vancouver and Prince George.However, the Select squads were in the medal run right up until the final round robin games were played Saturday.The U16 Girls came within a whisker of playing for the top prize, but ended up sixth overall at the Provincial B Cup in North Vancouver.The Selects lost 1-0 to Penticton Pinnacles FC representing the North Coast in consolation round action Sunday.The winning goal came on somewhat of a fluke opportunity. A high kick attempted by a Pinnacle midfielder somehow went over the outstretched hands of keeper Katie Bow, off the crossbar and into the net.Nelson pushed for the tie as striker Hanna Enns chased down an errant back pass to their keeper but was foiled when the Pinnacle keeper got lucky with a wild swinging clearance that sent the ball out over the sideline.Nelson was in the hunt for a medal before a penalty shot goal with four minutes remaining in the final round robin game pulled Prospect Lake into a 3-3 tie with the Selects.Prospect Lake then played for the bronze medal after edging Nelson out on a tiebreaker.Aroha Taitini-Senchal, Abbie Willans and Danila Bergendahl scored for the Selects.Katie Bow was outstanding between the pipes for the Selects.Nelson head coach Justin Willans was ejected during the game along with the Prospect Lake skipper.Assistant coach Morgan Dehnel coached Sunday’s consolation game for Nelson.Perkins scores long marker as Selects lose in bronze medal finalEthan Perkins scored the lone goal but that was not enough as the Selects lost 2-1 to Vancouver in the U17 Division at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Prince George.Nelson finished just out of the medals, fourth overall in the tournament.Nelson opened the tourney with a 1-0 victory over Juan de Fuca.Perkins scored the lone goal for Nelson.Cole Sutherland earned the shutout. However, the Reps struggled the rest of the tourney against high caliber competition.Terrace outlasts U15 Girls at Provincial B CupTerrace Kermodeis outlasted Nelson Selects 3-2 to clinch fifth overall at the U15 Girl’s Division at the Provincial B Cup Sunday in North Vancouver.Nelson finished the round robin with a 0-2-1 record and sixth overall.The Selects, coached by Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins, were missing a key striker and struggled throughout the tournament to find offence.Nelson lost 2-1 to West Van Spuraways and 1-0 to Tsawwassen Blues.The lone point came Friday against Quesnel Strikers, a 1-1 draw.U13 Selects finish tourney with a victoryThe Nelson Selects capped off a rough provincial champion by edging Bulkley Valley Rapids 2-1 in consolation round action of the U14 Girl’s Division Sunday at the Provincial B Cup Sunday in North Vancouver.Nelson entered Sunday’s play with a 0-3 record after dropping games to Langley FC, Prince George Kodiaks and Powell River Surge.U13 Selects cook with the Big Dogs at Les Sinnott tourneyThe Nelson Selects lost 2-0 to Terrace to finish sixth overall in the U13 Boy’s Division at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Prince George.The Reps finished the round robin draw with four points and a 1-1-1 record.The final game was an epic scoreless draw against Langley FC.The result had coach Kerry Dyck very pleased with his troops.“It was a terrific battle against a strong team,” Dyck said from Prince George.“It was very encouraging to know we were able to go toe to toe with the representative in our pool from Greater Vancouver. We were very proud of the boys.Unfortunately, tie-breaker system is goal differential, which will put Langley in the bronze medal game ahead of NelsonU14 Boys finish tourney on a highNelson Selects finished on a high by stopping the host Kodiaks 1-0 in the consolation round of the U14 Boy’s Division at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Prince George.The win allowed Nelson to escape the basement in tournament standings, as the Selects took seventh.last_img read more

Six Questions with Leaf coach Frank Maida

first_imgThere’s a lot going for the Nelson Leafs hockey club and it’s only September.Which just may send alarm bells for some fans as Green and White supporters remember all to well the collapse of 2013.Nelson had just run off a long win streak and was facing Murdoch Division rival Castlegar Rebels in a first place showdown on the eve of the Christmas Holiday break.Final score: Castlegar 6, Nelson 1.The Leafs never really recovered as the squad played .500 hockey from Christmas but lost six in a row in February to fall out of top spot in the Murdoch Division.The slide continued in the post season as Nelson lost out for the third straight season in the first round of the playoffs — last year to Beaver Valley — the worst part of the series loss was a third period collapse in the game-six clincher by the Hawks.But that was last season.And after a sweep of the exhibition season by Nelson, and the fact the Leafs host the Cyclone Taylor Cup and will be playing in April in 2014, the futures so bright the Nelson players are starting to wear shades.Prior to the start of the Friday’s Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season, that sees Nelson open against defending champion Castlegar in the Sunflower City, The Nelson Daily Editor Bruce Fuhr put a few questions to Leaf skipper Frank Maida. TND: After two seasons of coaching the Leafs and being knocked out in the first round, ironically by the recent two KIJHL champions, Beaver Valley (2012) and Castlegar (2013) how much pressure is on you as the skipper of this team to advance past the first round this season, especially with Nelson hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup in April? Frank Maida: In both years being knocked out by the league champions means we lost to a to a very good team. I believe in both years it could have been our team advancing. The playoff series with BV and Castlegar could have gone either way, they were so close.TND: Explain what happened to the Leafs during the collapse down the stretch last season and how this team different from that team?FM: I believe we put added pressure on ourselves by focusing on the points needed to clinch and not focusing on playing our game.TND: You went out on the limb and traded a local product in Dallon Stoddart, for two players, to a Murdoch division rival. Why?FM: I felt is was important to trade for three players but Dallon was a player Castlegar really wanted in the trade.TND: What type of team can fans expect to see on the ice this season?FM: A skilled, hard working team with speed.TND: You added Nelson Leaf grad Sean Dooley to the coaching staff. What does Sean bring to the staff and what role will he play on the team?FM: Sean brings good hockey knowledge and is a great players coach. I look forward to the upcoming season working with Bill and Sean.TND: As host team for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor, the Leafs will be playing in April this season. Why is it important not to be knocked out early in the KIJHL playoffs?FM: Our goal will be to win the playoffs this season. We are going to work all year for our goal and if we can achieve our goal it means we be the KIJHL rep playing in the Cyclone Taylor Cup.last_img read more

Saints march into Christmas break in top spot

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints are assured of at least a share of first place in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League standings after routing Eastern Washington University 10-1 Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. The Saints scored early and often during a game where they out-shot their opponents by a margin of 55-13.”Our starts at home have been very good all season and tonight may have been the best yet,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “We set the tone with our speed and energy and took control of the game very early.” Darnell Dyck opened the scoring for Selkirk less than three minutes into the first period when he stole the puck from an EWU defender and beat Eagles starter Jason Greenwell with a quick wrist shot from the low slot. And the Saints piled on from there, as Thomas Hardy, Cody Fidgett and Dylan Smith all scored to build a 4-0 lead by intermission. Connor McLaughlin and Fidgett extended the Saints’ lead to six midway through the second before Tyler Mort put Eastern on the board off an odd-man rush. But Jackson Garrett replied minutes later to re-establish Selkirk’s six-goal lead. Hardy and Smith each notched their second goals of the night in the third period before Fidgett capped the scoring with his hat trick goal late in the contest. Greenwell made 17 first period saves before being relieved by Derek Moser, who allowed six goals on 36 shots over the remaining 40 minutes of action. James Prigione picked up his fourth win of the season in the Selkirk net with a 12-save effort.”All four lines were rolling and were rewarded with goals, and we got some good offensive contributions from our blueline as well,” said Dubois.”We weren’t pleased with our results in Victoria last weekend, but tonight was a very positive way to close out the first half of the season.” The Saints now take an extended exam and holiday break through December and will return to the ice the week of January 6.The team’s next game comes on Sunday, January 12th when North Dakota-based Williston State University visits Castlegar for an exhibition meeting. Selkirk’s regular season schedule resumes on Friday, January 17 with a visit to Thompson Rivers University. Selkirks improves to a 10-3-0 record, two points ahead of Thompson Rivers University and four points ahead of SFU.Simon Fraser, however, have a pair of games remaining against Eastern Washington on December 6th and 7th.SAINTS BANTER: Logan Proulx capped a tremendous fall semester with four assists against the Eagles and extended his season-long points streak to 13 games. The Selkirk captain currently leads all BCIHL skaters in assists with 20 and sits in a three-way tie for second place with 26 points. . . .The Saints also boast the league’s two top goals scorers in Cody Fidgett (18) and Connor McLaughlin (15).last_img read more