If parking was a problem this weekend in the City of Nelson, blame organizers of the Nelson Ford Shootout.But remember, too many visitors to Nelson is a good thing.Once again the Nelson Ford Shootout Novice Tournament proved to be another success as more than 500 players and parents flocked to the Heritage City to compete in the annual event.Fifteen teams, including the Nelson Senior Leafs, Senior Rockets and Junior Nitros from Nelson Minor Hockey, participated in the tournament.There were two divisions, junior and senior novice. Each team played three games at the Nelson and District Community Complex or Civic Centre Arena.Teams entered from Rossland/Trail, Beaver Valley, Castlegar, Spokane and Tri-Cities.
Minor B Shield FinalAt Ballinderreen, Moycullen V Michael Cusacks, 2pm, Ref: P Sheehan Sunday 6 Dec Division 4 LeagueAt Tuam Stadium, Williamstown V Corofin, 2pm, Ref: G Guinan Minor A Football League – North Play OffAt Barnaderg , Monivea-Abbey V Mountbellew/Moylough, 12noon, Ref: M Flaherty Saturday 5 Dec Division 3 LeagueAt Clonberne, Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Monivea-Abbey, 2pm, Ref: N Dempsey Division 5 Co. League FinalAt TBC, Annaghdown V An Cheathrú Rua, 1pm, Ref: K Quinn Sunday 6 Dec Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Final At Kenny Park, An Spidéal V Castlegar, 12noon, Ref: J Keaneprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Football Fixtures Hurling FixturesSaturday 5 Dec Senior Hurling Shield Semi Finals At Duggan Park , Ardrahan V Cappataggle, 2pm, Ref: C BrowneAt Carnmore, Castlegar V Turloughmore, 2pm, Ref: E Shaughnessy Galway GAA Fixtures Division 8 (North) LeagueAt Caltra Pitch, Pádraig Pearses V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 2pm, Ref: L Kelly Friday 4 Dec Division 1 League FinalAt Loughgeorge, St. James V Corofin, 8pm, Ref: S Hehir
36min – Shane Walsh slots over the bar to give Galway a great start to the second half37min – Jack Brady free gets Cavan off the mark for the 2nd half39min – David Giveny and Eammon Brannigan exchange scores44min – Gearoid McKiernan puts 4 between the sides before Damien Comer responds with a free50min – Galway Sub Johnny Heaney ON Danny Cummins OFF51min – Eammon Brannigan with a good score to help lift Galway, two point margin54min – Galway Sub Adrian Varley ON Patrick Sweeney OFF57min- Liam Buchanan with an important score for Cavan59min – Eugene Keating gives Cavan a four point lead, uphill struggle now for Galway with 10mins left61min – Black Card for Liam Buchanan for Cavan63min – Shane Walsh brings Galway back within a goal65min – Shane Walsh with a free raises the tension at Breffni park.66min – Cleared off the line, Damien Comer’s shot is cleared bt the Cavan corner back68min – A long Cavan build up results in a score from Eugene Keating, and only needing a draw it looks like they are on their way to Division 1.70min – With 4 minutes to be added Shane Walsh brings it back to 2 again.70+1min – Gearoid McKiernan with a swift response for Cavan70+4min – Niall Murray closes the game out with a score and Cavan will go on to meet Tyrone in the Division 2 finalFIRST HALF1min – Yellow card for Cavan. Thomas Corr right from the throw in2min – Brady with a free adds the first change to the scoreboard3min – David Wynn opens the scoring for Galway5min – Danny Cummins collects well, turns and slots over.7min – GOAL Cavan, Galway goal chance but pass is intercepted and Cavan go down the field and Givney blasts home10min – 2 quick points from Damien Comer and Gary Sice with a free levels matters.11min – GOAL Galway, ball rebounds off the post and Patrick Sweeney finishes to the net.14min – Killian Clarke bursts forward for Cavan and chips it over the bar15min – Gary Sice with a brilliant strike from a difficult free and Galway keep the scores ticking over18min – Gearoid McKeirnan curls one over the bar to the applause of the Cavan crowd and two the margin again19min – Yellow Card for Galway full back Declan Kyne for an of the ball jersey pull20min – The Cavan goalkeeper Raymond Galligan strikes a 45m kick high and over and back to a one point margin now.22min – A big roar from the Breffni crowd as they level through Gearoid McKiernan30min – Darren McVeety gives Cavan the lead and Gearoid McKiernan adds another35min – Another free from Raymond Galligan give Cavan a three point lead before first half injury timeHALF TIME Cavan 1-8 Galway 1-5Galway Team1. Manus Breathnach2. David Wynne3. Declan Kyne4. Cathal Sweeney5. Liam Silke6. Gary O’Donnell7. Gareth Bradshaw8. Tom Flynn9. Paul Conroy10. Eamon Brannigan11. Patrick Sweeney12. Gary Sice13. Shane Walsh14. Danny Cummins15. Damien Comer4 changes to the Galway team to play Cavan from the side that drew with Fermanagh last Sunday. Fiontan O’Curraoin (injured), Johnny Heaney, Eddie Hoare and Adrian Varley are replaced by Gareth Bradshaw, Amon Brannigan, Patrick Sweeney and Danny Cummins.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SECOND HALF CAVAN 1-16 V GALWAY 1-12 – Breffni Park- NFL Round 7- 2pm
Pictured at the recent Motorsport Ireland Hill Climb and Sprint Championship pre-season scrutiny event which took place in Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, Oranmore L-R Jason Keogh Championship Scrutineer, Aidan Connolly, Clerk of the Course Galway Hillclimb, Joe Courtney Hillclimb Champion 2016, Deirdre McKinley, PRO with her son Rory, Pat Sheil, Scrutineer, Matt Clarke, Oranmore and Frank Byrnes, Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, sponsors of the 2017 Marshalls Club. Photo: CaoraDubha Motorsport enthusiasts and car owners from the Connaught region, involved in the Hill Climb and Sprint events this year, gathered for the first of the pre-season scrutiny events, hosted by Frank Byrnes Autobody Repair in Oranmore. The 2016 champion Joe Courtney from Dunmore flying the flag for Galway is a hot favourite again this year. With the Naylor Engineering Hillclimb and Sprint Championships kicking off in County Galway next weekend, the start of fourteen rounds at eight venues nationwide. The 2017 Motorsport Ireland Championship kicks off at the famous “Corkscrew” Hill in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare on Saturday April 22nd, followed by Ballinalacken Hill, Fanore on Sunday 23rd April. The national committee introduced the pre-season scrutiny last year as part of their ongoing development of the sports to constantly improve all standards, in particular safety. There was a great buzz with scrutineers Jason Keogh and Pat Shiel giving their advice and a constant stream of cars of all shapes and sizes rolling in all day. ‘With safety always being paramount and our number one priority, we strive to bring the safest event venues possible and also to ensure that the competition cars are of the highest standard in terms of maintenance and repair,’ said Rory Stephens, Chairman of Hillclimb & Sprint Committee. A new Hillclimb Marshall’s Club is being established for 2017 with sponsorship from Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, Oranmore.Led by Jamie O’Rourke from Limerick, winner of Marshall of the Year 2016, training will be provided to the voluntary team of marshalls. ‘The role of the hillclimb marshall is key to running a successful event. Competitors who are driving at high speed uphill depend on the dedicated flag marshalls to communicate instantly if there’s an obstruction or collision on the hill or a car ahead that has broken down, it is crucial that they are well-trained and alert at all times. This new club will add to the safety and smooth running of the championship throughout the country.’With many drivers tweaking and modifying their hillclimb cars to improve them for 2017, and a number of new builds due out on the hills the pre-season scrutiny gave car owners the opportunity to have their cars checked out well in advance of the race days. Car owners had their cars checked in detail and discussed various aspects of safety and assembly with experienced scrutineers without the pressure of failing scrutiny at an event. The scrutineers were also on hand to answer questions on class/award eligibility, roll cage design and crash structure design. Catering for car owners in the East, John Linane Motors hosted the second pre-season scrutiny day in Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.Frank Byrnes of Oranmore has been a long time participant and supporter of this Motorsport Ireland championship, he holds the title of Irish Hillclimb Champion 2001, 2002 and 2006 and is the only person from the Republic of Ireland to have won the Northern Ireland Hill Climb Championship (2007 and was runner-up in 2009). Frank has been acknowledged locally at the County Galway Sports Star Awards for Motorsports in 2001, 2002 and 2007. He was the recipient of the Galway Bay FM Sports Star Award for Motorsport in 2002 and won the title of Galway Motorsport Champion 2001, 2002 and 2007. Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs ranks in the SIMI top three expert crash repair businesses in Ireland, promising excellent customer experience and cutting edge technology.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email New Hillclimb Marshalls Club sponsored by Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs
Damien Creavin from Ballybrit, who fights out of the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym under the watchful eye of 8th Dan Black Pete Foley, became the new IKF All Ireland Lightweight K-1 Champion on Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over five gruelling rounds to defeat local hero Eddie Mc Cormack from Na Fianna Gym in Athlone.Both men headlined the exciting event in the fabulous Raddisson Blu Hotel in Athlone that saw kickboxers from all over Ireland and two fighters from Belgium take part.Damien put in a solid performance from the off to impress the three neutral judges and referee from Wicklow, Meath, Waterford and Clare and the event was also streamed out live on the Internet.Damien is the first champion to come out of the all new Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym on the Sean Mulvoy road but certainly won’t be the last vows his proud coach Pete Foley.His team mate Ben Devlin lost a close decision in his bid to win the IKF -50.09kg K-1 crown and Cian Mc Cormack scored a draw and James Kelly a win respectively in their International K-1 fights against two tough fighters from Belgium.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Connacht Track and Field Championships U14 to Senior Day two of the Connacht Championships was held in Sligo IT held Saturday last and featured age group finalsforU14 to U19 at Juvenile level and a Senior events programme. At Juvenile level, Galway clubs impressed, with Emma Moore of GCH taking triple gold in the U14 80 metres, 200m, and her run in the 800m was a fantastic display of front running, clocking 2.18 for victory GCH took the U14 Boys relay title, and squad member Darragh Jennings then won three individual golds, as he claimed the U14 Boys 800m, as well as the Discus and Shot Putt titles in a hugely impressive display of multi eventing.GCH athletes impressed across the board. Highlights included Luke Dahler, who won the 200m U14 and took the silver medal in the Boys 80m sprint.At U15 level Eimear Rowe claimed the Girls 800m and silver in the 200m. Niall Breathnach won bronze in the U15 Boys 200m. Seren O’Toole won the 250m hurdles and 200m flat. Eoghan Jennings won the U16 Pole Vault and claimed silver in the U16 Boys 250 hurdles. Barry Murphy took bronze in the Boys U16 1500m.Robert McDonnell took 100m gold with GCH and added the 200m later,Jonathan McGrath won a bronze in the 100 hurdles and 200m, and silver in the 100m,Laoise Geraghty of GCH showed she is in top form winning double gold in both the U17 Girls 400m and 800m. Aaron Brennan won the U17 Boys 800m in a fast2.05, Dennis Onuoha won silver in the 200m and 400m bronze.In the U18 Girls, Aoife Sheehy won the 400m hurdles and silver in the 400m, which was won by clubmate Laura Nally. Nally also took silvers in both 100m and 200m events. Lydia Doyle impressed in doing the 100m flat and hurdles double. Rita Lahue won silver in the U18 Girls 100m hurdles.At U18 Boys level, Thomas McStay took double silver in the 800m and 1500m. Gary Martyn won bronze in the 2k Steeplechase. Diego Brule looks like a natural over the fences, as he claimed the 400m hurdles and took silver in the 110 hurdles. Kacper Poniatwoski won the 100m ahead of Darren Costello,with the same result in the 200m. Eanna Folan placed third in the 8000m in 2.04In the U19s Jack Dempsey showed his class storming home in both the 100 and 200 metre events to take double gold, as Luke O Shaughnessy also ran well with double bronze in both eventsAt Senior level GCH took home a huge haul of medals, with Kathryn Casserly claiming the Connacht 1500m title, Niamh Hennelly returned to action with victory in the 3000m senior, and Ronan O Conghaile won 1500 silver.Majella Loftus won both 100 and 200m Silver. Brendan Staunton excelled in the field, winning the Senior Discus, Shot and Hammer titles. Henrique Nvokolata won the Senior Triple Jump and took Long Jump silverCraughwell AC claimed gold and silver in the U18 Girls 4x100m relay with the team of Aoife Walsh, Arlene Earls, Shauna Tobin and Laura Cunningham taking the silver medals and the four of Caoilin Milton, Ciana Reidy, Lorraine Delaney and Siona Lawless taking the gold medals (all pictured above).Laura Cunningham won gold in the U18 triple jump with a best of 10.42m to take the Connacht title with Aoife Walsh in second place. Cunningham also took victory in the high jump in a new PB of 1.60m and added a silver medal in the long jump. Ciana Reidy claimed victory in the pole vault with a best of 2.65m to win the Connacht title.Arlene Earls took the Connacht Long Jump U18 title with a jump of 4.68m with Aoife Walsh taking the bronze medal. Lorraine Delaney jumped brilliantly to take the silver medal in the U18 high jump, an event where Ciana Reidy was third. Arlene Earls followed up her brilliant long jump title with a silver medal in the U18 800m.In the Senior grade for Craughwell, Sinead Treacy took a sprint double with Connacht titles in the 100m and 200m,while Gavin Cooney took the Connacht title in the Men’s 800m with a big PB in a time of 2.03.53. Ben Garrard had a similar storming performance to edge to victory in the U19 800m in 2.01.43. – he also won the U19 Long Jump and the 400m. Oisin Lyons ran an impressive gun to tape victory in the U18 taking the Connacht title in 2.03, while Kyle Moorhead put in an electric finish to take the silver medal in the U16 boys 800m race in a new PB time of 2.11. Jerry Keary took the High jump U18 Connacht title with a leap of 1.85m, and set a huge PB of 6.26m to take victory in the U18 boys long jump.In the U17 age group for Craughwell, Siona Lawless put in a fine performance to take the silver medal in the girl’s long jump. Chloe Casey dominated the U16 girls throwing events with victory in the shot putt with a best of 12.06 and in the discus. Garvin Surlis had a good day in the U16 jumps with victory in the triple jump and silver in the long jump. In the U15 grade, Sean Cotter had a fine run in the boys 1500m to take the Connacht title in an impressive 4.45. Ellie Cronin took victory in the U15 high jump,and won bronze in both the 250m hurdles and the long jump. Alisha Larkin claimed silver in the girls 100m with Ailbhe Folan taking the bronze, Annie Dehora took a bronze medal in the discus.Conor Trehy was impressive in the U15 Triple jump and won the Connacht title with a leap of 9.37m. James Furey took bronze in the javelin, In the U15 relays, both girls and boys raced to the silver medals with the girl’s team of Aoife Kelly, Ellie Cronin, Alisha Larkin and Ailbhe Folan taking their silver in a time of 54.06 and the boys team of Oisin Davis, Robert Urquhart, Lughaigh Morgan and James Furey likewise. Morgan also took Long jump silver.In the U14 grade, the Craughwell U14 boys raced to bronze medals with their team of Liam McDonagh, Lukas Schukat, Kieran O’Connor and Conor Hoade. Schukat then won the High jump and bronze in the long jump. Conor Hoade had a fine victory in the 75m hurdles in 12.44 with Robert Urquhart third. Rebecca Lynch was very impressive when taking the Connacht U14 girls Long jump title with a winning leap of 4.38m and added a bronze in the javelin. Liam McDonagh had a brilliant day of throws with gold in the U14 hammer, silver in the U14 and bronze in the javelin, Saoirse Pierce took the Connacht title with a leap of 1.4m in the High JumpBallinasloe and District AC walker Veronica Burke impressed in winning the Senior Ladies 3k Walk in 14.18, and she now heads to compete in the UK 20k championships this weekend in Leeds.Loughrea athletes Aoibheann Farrell won Gold in the U 15 Long Jump and silver in the U15 hurdles, Conor Leahy won the Triple Jump and Long Jump and 100m silver at U17 level, and Darragh Leahy took Long Jump bronze,while at U18 Daniel Callanan Forde won U18 Triple Jump gold and Long Jump Silverat Senior level, Mary Barrett won Discus and Shot gold.Sean McDermott of Castlegar is in top format present and won 800m silver in the Senior Men’s race Roisin Geaney of South Galway won silver in the 2k U14 Walk, while clubmate Caoimhe Kelleher won bronze in the U16 girls 800mCorrib ACs Maebh Walsh won bronze at the U14 Girls 800m, Maebh Keoghwon Shot Bronze at U15, with Laura Keogh taking Senior silver in the Shot. Athenry AC athletes Calum Healy won silver at the Boys hurdles U14 and bronze in the 80m and 200m, and Aoibhe Deeley won the 80m huddles and took bronze in the 250m hurdles. Aine O Farrell won both the 1500m and 3000m U 18 Connacht titles. Sarah Gilhooley Gold in the 2k steeplechase and took both 800m and 1500m silver at U17. Ryan McNelis won silver at 400m hurdles and 400 flat as well as taking hurdles bronze. Saoirse Healy won silver in theU15 High JumpTuam AC fielded a big squad in the field events, and Shane O Rourke won Long Jump gold for Tuam at Senior level with 6.10 m, and also won Long Jump silver.Justin Lane competed at Senior level and won Javelin and Hammer silver, Discus bronze and Long Jump bronze. Ella Rafferty won silver at the U14 Hammer,Discus and Shot Putt silver. Barry Rafferty won silver in the Shot and Discus and Hammer bronze at Senior level. Jack Hession won silver in the U 14 Long Jump, while Jack Mannion won U15 High Jump gold and Long Jump bronze.Irish cap for Breathnach.Sean Breathnach of GCH competes for Ireland in the Shot Putt next weekend, as part of the squad for the in the European Team Cup which will be held in Finland from June 23rd to 25th. The GCH athlete competes alongside the likes of Mark English and Paul Robinson in a strong Irish squad.European StandardGalway athlete Alanna Lally ran a European U23 B qualifying standard at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford last week, as she clocked a time of 2.06.45 over 800 metres.Killeeneen 5KMMichael O Connor of GCH put his younger rivals to the sword at the Killeeneen 5km held Thursday, 15th June last. O Connor, the former National marathon champion, is back training hard, and won the 5km in a time of 15.54, ahead of local star Damien O Boyle of Craughwell AC, and David Gonzales Montes, a Spanish visitor in third. Sinead Brody of GCH claimed the ladies honours in 19.22, with Edel Kelly second and Linda Porter third.Bullaun 8kmStuart Moloney of Moore Abbey Milers sped home to take victory in the Bullaun 8KM held last Saturday night , with Rob Lennon of Castlegar second and Feargal Walsh of Athenry third. Jane Ann Meehan of Athenry won the Ladies section.Annaghdown 10KMMichael O Connor of GCH made it two wins in a week at the annual Annaghdown 10k held Sunday last in scorching conditions, O Connor clocked 33.13 to take victory ahead of Matt Bidwell of GCH, second in 34.44, and Conor Dolan third in 35.48. Barbara Dunne of GCH made a winning return to the roads with a fast 39.17 to be first lady home, ahead of Deirdre Brophy of Athenry and Sinead Brody of GCH.FixturesAthenry Half MarathonThe Athenry AC Half Marathon & 5K takes place this Saturday, and starts and finishes in the village of Monivea, Co. Galway, the half marathon starts at 11am and the 5K starts at 11:15am. The half marathon incorporates the Galway half marathon championships for 2017.National Track and Field LeagueThe National Track and Field League returns this weekend with Round One being held in Athlone IT. Galway will have three teams competing this year, with GCH men’s squad and Galway Ladies both in the Premier Division, and a newly formed Galway County Men’s team comprised of all club’s bar GCH starting off in Division One. The GCH Squad is managed by GCH sprints supremo Brendan Glynn, with Sarah Finnegan in charge of the Galway Ladies, while Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC and Michael Tobin of Craughwell AC have taken the reins at the Galway Men’s team.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The Galway Tribesmen hosted the Dublin City Exiles last Saturday in a rematch of the Republic of Ireland semi-final from last year and were the eventual victors in a high scoring contest. Galway Tribesmen 62 Dublin City Exiles 42 This was the first outing for the team in their new kit sponsored by Hyundai Galway and in partnership with Act for Meningitis and the Tribesmen was keen to impress. The match was barely two minutes old when James ‘Junior’ Kennedy skipped across the line to open the Tribesmen account and with the conversion secured by the ever reliable Conor Loughrey, the Tribesmen were six points to the good. The lead however didn’t last long as the experienced Adam Cox found his way over the line for the Exiles and with the two points added by Collie Ryan the scores were all even.After the initial exchanges, both teams had their fair share of possession and several handling errors and mistakes. Myles Upton and Gavin Dolan were particularly impressive for the tribesmen in the battle upfront, setting the platform for the backline and it eventually paid off in the 17th minute when Seosamh McDonagh crossed for four points. Again, Loughrey added the two points. The Exiles though, were determined to push the Galway men all the way and powerful centre John Rhattigan found his way over the line to register another four points. The Dublin men continued to apply the pressure with more expansive play and crossed the line again with Collie Ryan after 25 minutes. This was the first time that the Tribesmen were behind so far this season and they were keen to make amends. A succession of converted tries from Ed O’Keeffe, McDonagh and Loughrey put the scores at 30-16 and this was how the scores remained until half time.The second half began exactly as the first half had with Kennedy scoring his second try, this try however was cancelled out when Rhattigan crossed again moments later. The Tribesmen began to look a little more composed and during a period of sustained pressure, Loughrey scored his second, Kennedy attained his hat-trick and Ed O’Keeffe added his name to the scoresheet. With only a quarter of the game remaining the scores were now at 52-22 in favour of the Galway men in what would seem an unassailable lead, however the Exiles were not finished. Further tries from Ryan and Cox added to the Exiles score line and in what becoming an increasingly sea saw affair the Tribesmen hit back with a first ever try for Nathan Cooley. Shane Faulkner finished off the scoring for the Tribesmen but not before Rhattigan had secured his hat-trick for the opposition. The match finished at 62-42 to the Tribesmen in what was a high scoring, entertaining game to watch from a casual bystander’s viewpoint, but it was a deeply frustrating performance from the Galway perspective. Much improvement will be needed if they are to present a challenge to Waterford Vikings in their next outing in couple of weeks’ time as they continue their pursuit to reclaim the All Ireland title.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The Nelson Leafs dipped into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League trade market to bolster the blueline as the Heritage City franchise continues to build its roster.Nelson acquired 19-year-old Dylan Rantucci from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in exchange for forward Taylor Paulovich.“The trade was made to help strengthen our back end,” Leaf GM Lance Morey told The Nelson Daily. “I had tried to acquire Dylan earlier in the year, but we could not find a way to make the deal at that time.”“After Creston got off to such a rough start we were able to reopen the negotiations,” Morey added.The 5’8”, 180-pound Rantucci has two goals and four assists in 10 games with the struggling Thunder Cats. The Eddie Mountain squad currently sits last in the division with three wins in 10 games.“Rantucci has a very good offensive upside as well as help defensively immediately for us,” Morey explained. “He is a good skater and is very smart with the puck.”“We still have a few D prospects in Junior A, and we hope to still get at least one or two of them,” Morey added. “But we could not pass up this opportunity to get a player we have been trying to get for a while now.”Unfortunately, for Nelson, the team had to give up a prospect like Paulovich in the deal. “We were not looking to move Taylor, but we had to give up a good player to get a good player,” Morey said. “Creston was looking to add some size and toughness up front and Taylor Paulovich fit the bill nicely for them.”Morey is expecting the Leduc native to be in the lineup — providing carding goes through — when Nelson travels to Creston Friday to face the Cats.Leaf management will no doubt be double-checking the paperwork after Nelson was forced to forfeit points following a carding issue September 28th versus Castlegar.Nelson played in ineligible player causing KIJHL brass to deduct the points from the Leaf win and suspend head coach Mario DiBella one game.“Taylor Paulovich is a great kid and has a huge upside moving forward, but as I said we had to give something to get something,” said Morey.“We wish Taylor all the luck in the world in Creston, a place where he should immediately get more ice and a chance to be an everyday top six forward.”Morey is pleased with the deals the team has made to strengthen the club as the KIJHL enters its second month of action.“I know the coaches both really like the way Dylan plays,” said Morey.“We are a better team with the few guy’s we have added of late. (Tyler) Nypower has really helped us and so will Rantucci.”Nelson, tops in the Murdoch Division with an 8-2 record, hosts Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena before facing Spokane Braves in a Sunday afternoon affair.The Coyotes are also struggling, last in the Okanagan Division. However, Sunday’s contest should prove to be a tough contest as Spokane is one of the surprise teams in the Kootenay Conference, third in the division with a 5-2-0-2 record.
TOTTENHAM kick off their season away at Newcastle looking to hit the ground running.It is a repeat fixture of last year, where Spurs won 2-0 at St James’ Park.44 Newcastle and Spurs faced each other on the first game of last season as wellCredit: ReutersBut this year Toon could have the upper hand with Mauricio Pochettino missing several top stars due to their involvement in the World Cup.Which channel is it on and can I live stream it?You can watch this game live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.To stream the game live, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from NOW TV from £7.99Or you can save £160 across the season with a 10 month season pass.Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with the latest action on the SunSport LIVE blog.Wag watchRuby Mae raised her profile at the World Cup as she cheered on Dele Alli in Russia.The lingerie model met the Tottenham and England ace in early 2016 and first hit headlines when she consoled him after defeat to Iceland at the Euros.4 Dele Alli’s girlfriend Ruby Mae is the Wag to watch in this fixtureCredit: Getty – ContributorFashion victimAlli not only has a stunning girlfriend, but his own fashion brand.His clothing range with BoohooMAN may look trendy but is more of a hit with reality TV stars than the average football fan.Look ahead to the weekendManchester United vs LeicesterNewcastle vs TottenhamBournemouth vs CardiffFulham vs Crystal PalaceHuddersfield vs ChelseaWatford vs BrightonWolves vs EvertonLiverpool vs West HamSouthampton vs BurnleyArsenal vs Man City MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLikely line-upsNewcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Dummett; Shelvey, Ki, Ritchie; Perez, Kenedy; RondonSpurs: Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Wanyama; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; KaneThe stat that mattersThis will be the fourth time Newcastle and Tottenham have met on the opening weekend of a Premier League campaign, more often than any other fixture in the competition.What the boss saidRafa Benitez: “I am confident we can do something (in the transfer window) – how many players? For me, to balance the team, we need four players.”Sign up for Dream Team 2018/19 nowDream Team is back and better than ever ahead of the new Premier League seasonCompletely free to play£400k jackpot up for grabs across the seasonREGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM 2018/19 HERE 4 Rafa Benitez and Mauricio Pochettino are both looking for a perfect start to the seasonCredit: Times Newspapers LtdMauricio Pochettino: “It would be better for these players to miss the first one or two games than to play and end up getting injured and missing more games further down the line.“It’s a massive challenge for these players to get fit in time for the Newcastle game. Almost impossible.“If we feel it is too much of a risk to play these players then, no matter how much work they have been doing, we will not play them. Simple as that.”PredictionNewcastle 1 Tottenham 1Salomon Rondon posts emotional farewell video to Baggies fans as he moves from West Brom to Newcastle
FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State, the preseason favorite to win a regular-season championship, has won five consecutive games after Thursday’s 85-74 home victory against McNeese State. The Demons started conference play 1-4 and were tied for 11th in the 14-team league. Now, Northwestern State is 6-4 and within four games of first place and only two games out of second. The Demons face Nicholls on Saturday. Twenty-Win Teams: The Southland could have at least three 20-game winners for the third consecutive season. At 21-2, SFA has already topped 20 wins for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. UIW and Sam Houston State are closing in on 20 wins. UIW is 17-5 overall and is trying to reach the milestone in its first season in the Southland Conference. Sam Houston State is 16-6 and looking for its first 20-win campaign since 2009-10 when it claimed its last league title and finished 25-8 overall. Week 14 Weekend Update (PDF) Stephen F. Austin Continues Streaks: After surviving a 76-74 scare last Saturday against UIW, Stephen F. Austin responded with an emphatic 93-64 victory Thursday against Nicholls. The Colonels entered the game in third place, only two games behind the Lumberjacks and were riding a three-game win streak of their own. SFA, now 21-2 overall and 10-0 in the Southland, is riding an 18-game overall win streak and tied Duke with its 29th consecutive home-court victory for the longest win streak in the nation. Last year, SFA had the same record through 23 games, but lost 54-50 at Southeastern Louisiana in its next game. The Lumberjacks went on to win their next six games, including a 68-57 victory over the Lions in the semifinals of the conference tournament. No Southland team has gone undefeated in league play since Arkansas State won all four of its conference games in 1973-74. Only four Southland teams have finished undefeated in conference play. Louisiana Tech was 8-0 in 1971-72, Arkansas State was 8-0 in 1966-67 and Abilene Christian was 8-0 in 1965-66. With eight games to play, SFA is in search of its fourth regular-season Southland championship and is trying to be the league’s first back-to-back champion since it claimed consecutive titles in 2008 and 2009. West Nets Third 30-Point Game: Northwestern State sophomore Jalan West scored 30 points in the Demons’ win over McNeese State. His three 30-point games are the most by a Southland player this season. He scored 30 Nov. 15 in a win over Auburn and had 30 against Houston Baptist Jan. 11. West was among the nine players that scored at least 20 points on Thursday. Oral Roberts got 27 points from Shawn Glover and 21 points from Korey Billbury in their win over New Orleans. Glover continues to lead the conference with 21.7 points per game. West is second, scoring 19.6 points each time on the court.