Leafs Robson Cramer commits to SFU Clan of BCIHL for next season

first_imgThe Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team landed a big catch when Nelson’s leading scorer Robson Cramer committed to the Burnaby Mountain squad for the 2015-16 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.“Robson is a player who has been on our radar for a couple of years now and we know he is very dedicated to both hockey and academics,” said SFU Men’s Hockey Head Coach Mark Coletta.Cramer, 20, is in this third season with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Leafs.In 37 games, he leads Nelson in scoring with 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points.”(Robson) is a very skilled, smooth skating defenseman who can contribute offensively,” said Coletta. “It’s a good thing – a very good thing – to be able to solidify our team early in the recruiting season with a bonafide top six defenseman.”Cramer, listed at 5’10” and 160 pounds, is tops among all blueliners in the KIJHL.Nine of his 16 goals have been scored with the Leafs on the man advantage, which is tied for third-most in the league. “I am excited to be a part of SFU’s outstanding hockey program and attend one of the top universities in the country,” said Cramer.“I am an offensive defenseman who has solid vision and I feel that I show composure in both the offensive and defensive zones. I am a pretty powerful skater and in the offensive zone, move effectively to help create scoring opportunities.” The graduate of the North American Prospect Hockey League’s Midget Minor Pikes Peak Miners started his junior hockey career in 2011-12 with Osoyoos, finishing the season with three goals and 34 assists in 49 games as a 17-year-old.Cramer joined the junior A Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League in 2012-13, but returned to the KIJHL after posting two assists in three games. He was named alternate captain upon his return to Osoyoos and was traded to Nelson in January 2013.To this point, Cramer’s KIJHL career totals include 30 goals and 100 assists for 130 points in 163 games. He also has a goal and eight assists in 21 career KIJHL playoff games. “In my first year on campus starting in September, I hope to contribute to SFU winning a championship and to establish myself as a successful student in the business program,” said Cramer. Cramer is the first recruit thus far in what is expected to be a very strong recruiting class for the 2015-16 season for SFU.Cramer will be playing against two former teammates when he takes to the ice for SFU.Forwards Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill currently play for Victoria Vikes.last_img read more

Vertonghen says he was dropped – not injured – but plays down rift with Poch

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN has revealed he was DROPPED for Tottenham’s opening three games of the season.There was some uncertainty over why he wasn’t in the team, with some suggestions that he was unavailable due to injury, but instead it was a tactical choice.2 Vertonghen has revealed he is fit and was only dropped for tactical reasonsDespite being axed, Vertonghen insists he has no problem with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and has vowed to stay and help the club end their trophy drought.The Belgian defender, 32, was surprised to be left out of Tottenham’s first three games of the season.With less than a year remaining on his contract some fans were fearing the defender could even be sold before the European transfer window finally closes this evening.But Vertonghen returned to the team for the 2-2 North London derby draw at Arsenal and has played down talks of a rift with Pochettino.The Belgian said: “The manager told me before the first game of the season against Aston Villa that I wasn’t playing because of a tactical decision and I respect that.“There was nothing wrong with my fitness. I played in every pre-season game and I didn’t miss a training session.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“But when you’re not in the team you realise just how important it is to be playing so it was a massive game for me to come back against Arsenal.“I’ve been so long with these guys and I love this club so I just want to play as much as I can.“I’m not thinking about the contract, I’m just focused on football now and I feel great.“I’m very, very happy to be back and I just want to help the club to win trophies.2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“I’m experienced and fit enough to get straight back into the rhythm of the team.”It’s a pity we’ve now got a two-week international break because I prefer to play every three or four days with Tottenham.“We love to play football together and I think everyone can’t wait for two games a week to get back to that good feeling we had last season.”Spurs striker Harry Kane says he’s not a diver after 2-2 draw with Arsenallast_img read more

Djokovic survives scare to reach quarter-finals

first_img Six-time champion Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova confirmed their quarter-final date with straight-set wins, ensuring a rematch between last year’s finalists. Williams, a 21-time major winner, had a 55-minute, 6-2, 6-1 win over Margarita Gasparyan to set up a big match against Sharapova, a player she has beaten in 18 of their 20 matches. Fifth-seeded Sharapova had a career-high 21 aces and hit 58 winners in her 7-5, 7-5 win over Belinda Bencic. Sharapova won consecutive matches against Williams in 2004, but has lost all 17 meetings since. It’s a statistic she tries to block from her mind. “I got myself into the quarter-final of a Grand Slam,” the 2008 Australian Open champion said. “There’s no reason I shouldn’t be looking to improve and to getting my game in a better position than any other previous round. It’s only going to be tougher, especially against Serena.” BIG MATCHUP Melbourne, Australia (AP):  Novak Djokovic was looking everywhere for answers, even in the crowd. The top player in tennis, who won 27 of a possible 28 Grand Slam matches in 2015, had the number 100 in the unforced errors column after his 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Gilles Simon at the Australian Open. The win secured his spot in the quarter-finals for the 27th consecutive major, equalling Jimmy Connors at No. 2 in that streak and trailing only Roger Federer’s record of 36. Yet Djokovic still thought it was a forgettable day. He was dissecting the match in an on-court interview yesterday when a burst of laughter from the crowd caught his attention. “Sorry, everybody is laughing. I just want to hear, what did you say?” Djokovic said, looking into the stands. The answer came back loud and clear: “No more drop shots”. “OK, thanks buddy,” Djokovic deadpanned. “I hate to say, but you are absolutely right. “I don’t think I’ve had any number close to 100,” he said. “In terms of the level that I’ve played, it’s the match to forget for me.” He hit 62 winners and won 100 of the 176 rallies of four shots or fewer, but only 48 of the 101 featuring nine shots or more. Federer watched Djokovic’s match, before going out to beat No. 15 David Goffin 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in a match that finished after midnight, and the error toll didn’t bring him any joy. Djokovic will next play No. 7 Kei Nishikori, who beat No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 with a more conventional style of game. Federer, a four-time champion in Australia, secured a quarter-final against No. 6 Tomas Berdych, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 winner over Roberto Bautista Agut.last_img read more

WADA pleased with JADCO, says Grange

first_imgKINGSTON:  Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange,  said yesterday that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased with the operations of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Minister Grange made her comments after meeting with a delegation from WADA. “WADA has given us a clean bill of health.  Of course, there are little areas that have to be tweaked.  There are some matters that need to be clarified as to the relationship between the board (of JADCO) and the executive director as well as the Minister.  It’s important that we observe best practises and I’m really happy that we were able to sit with WADA and to have a greater understanding and have WADA indicate that we are compliant,” she said in a release from her ministry. WADA’s Director of Standards and Harmonisation, Tim Ricketts, led the delegation that met with Minister Grange. “WADA’s here in Jamaica to meet with JADCO to look at the post-operations of the partnership that JADCO had with Canada.  And we’re very pleased with the outcome of that partnership and where JADCO is in terms of delivering effective anti-doping programmes,”  Ricketts said. The chairman of the JADCO board, Alexander Williams, said he was pleased by WADA’s assessment which, he says, confirms that JADCO was “well on track to be one of the best national anti-doping organisations in the world.”last_img read more

Community Events for the weekend of December 11th

first_imgSunday, Dec 13, 2009 07.00 PMStudio 2 Stage Christmas RecitalNorth Peace Cultural CentreCommunity ,Celebration ,Theatre & Performances Thursday, Dec 10, 2009 – Friday, Dec 11, 2009 The Christian Life School Presents ‘A Christian Carol’Christian Life CentreTheatre & Performances Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 – Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 Magical Christmas MarketPeace Gallery NorthMarket , Art & Culture Monday, Dec 14, 2009  07.00 PMMichelle Wright: I’m Dreaming of a Wright ChristmasNorth Peace Cultural CentreCelebration ,Music Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 02.00 PMStudio 2 Stage Christmas RecitalNorth Peace Cultural CentreCommunity ,Celebration ,Theatre & Performances – Advertisement – Friday, Dec 11, 2009  08.00 PMNEBC Midget Flyers vs Grande PrairieNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Friday, Dec 11, 2009  11.00 AM – 03.00 PMChristmas Craft Sale at The Assoc. For Community LivingAssociation For Community Living OfficeCommunity ,Market Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 – Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 Classic Holiday Movie Week at the LidoLido TheatreCommunity ,Celebration ,Theatre & Performances Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 11.00 AMNEBC Midget Flyers vs Peace RiverNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Below is a list of community event taking place this weekend in Fort St. John Thursday, Dec 10, 2009 – Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 NPSS Presents: Little Women – The MusicalNorth Peace Cultural CentreTheatre & Performances ,Community Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 12.00 PM – 04.00 PMTrade for ToysOxygen Salon & Day SpaFundraiser Friday, Dec 11, 2009 – Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 The Troyer Toy DriveTotem MallFundraiserlast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP seeking assistance in finding missing man

first_imgHanlon is described as Caucasian, 6’2, 220 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on Kevin Hanlon is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700- Advertisement –last_img

Liverpool FC team to play West Ham United

first_img 11 You can stream West Ham United v Liverpool live in the FA Cup fourth round on talkSPORT.com, as the Hammers and Reds replay for the right to face Blackburn Rovers away in the fifth round.Take a look at our predicted Reds line up, above.Here are some stats, ahead of the game tonight.West Ham are yet to beat Liverpool in seven FA Cup meetings (drawn three, lost four), with the most recent encounter prior to the 0-0 draw at Anfield coming in the 2006 final, which the Reds won on penalties after a 3-3 draw.The Hammers have won three of their last five meetings with Liverpool, including two league victories this season – a 3-0 win at Anfield back in August and a 2-0 victory at home in January.Liverpool are yet to score in three matches in all competitions against West Ham this season (270 minutes), while the Hammers are looking to keep a fourth clean sheet against the Reds for the first time in a single campaign.West Ham have lost just one of their last 10 FA Cup games at home (won five,  drawn four) – a 1-2 defeat to Arsenal in January 2010.The Reds are unbeaten in five away FA Cup games (won four, drawn one), but the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last year ended a run of three defeats away to Premier League sides in the competition.West Ham United mustered just one shot on target in the original match in this tie at Anfield. 4. Kolo Toure – see the full possible line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 53. Joao Teixeira 33. Jordon Ibe 35. Kevin Stewart 22. Simon Mignolet 11 19. Steven Caulker 11 54. Sheyi Ojo 38. Jonathan Flanagan 11 11 11 11 11 11 44. Brad Smith 11 9. Christian Benteke 11 21. Lucas Leiva last_img read more

ARMAGH PLAYER PHONES DONEGAL CAMP TO SAY: “I’M SORRY”

first_imgARMAGH player Aaron Findon has called Donegal team doctor Dr Kevin Moran to apologise for the attack which left the medic on the ground at Croke Park.The incident – part of a series of ‘sledging’ incidents – marred Donegal’s clash with the Orchard County on Sunday.Donegal Daily columnist Cathal Mac Suibhne described the Armagh tactics as “childish” – remarking that one incident at half-time when Armagh players launched an unprovoked verbal assault on Karl Lacey was typical of some of the Armagh behaviour. One skirmish started by Armagh during the match – broadcast to Britain on Sky Sports – lasted two minutes.Findon was yellow carded for the incident involving Dr Moran.Findon attacks Doctor MoranWe now understand that Findon has apologised now TWICE for the incident amid reports he may face further action from GAA HQ at Croke Park.The apology has been accepted. The pushing incident has sparked a national debate – not least between pundit Joe Brolly and RTE’s Des Cahill, with the latter slamming the Derry man for his ‘belittling’ of the incident. Donegal squeezed past Armagh by a point in a thrilling encounter at Croke Park.Thankfully no Donegal players responded to the ‘sledging’ by the Armagh players. ARMAGH PLAYER PHONES DONEGAL CAMP TO SAY: “I’M SORRY” was last modified: August 11th, 2014 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:Aaron Findonall-irelandDr Kevin Moranpushlast_img read more

Gerrard claims 4G pitches shouldn’t be used in ‘elite football’ as star suffers injury

first_img MONEY smart causal Murphy is not the first Gers player to suffer on Killie’s pitch. Former Light Blues forward Martyn Waghorn was ruled out for two months after he was left with “abrasions” during a clash back in February 2016.Gerrard added: “We’re dealing with elite footballers, who earn an awful lot of money, and I think for every club worldwide it’s safer to have a grass pitch.“We’ll have to wait and see. I think if you ask Jamie right now he’ll say it was a pitch incident. silverware RANKED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener silverware latest Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Jamie Murphy celebrates scoring for Rangers in the Europa League. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings highlights gameday cracker impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday His left knee appeared to twist and buckle on the artificial grass and while Gerrard was careful not to point the finger of blame at the pitch, he made it clear his belief that 4G surfaces have no place in the top level of the game.And Gerrard expressed his only concern is for the 28-year-old.“Jamie’s sad, he’s upset, I think he’s fearing the worst,” he said. “We’re devastated.“That’s the only downer for us today. We’re going away on the back of a fantastic victory but it’s come at a cost because Jamie looks like he’ll be missing for quite a while. possible standings 2 Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has called for plastic pitches to be outlawed in professional football after seeing Jamie Murphy carried off at Rugby Park.The winger, signed permanently from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer, crumpled to the synthetic turf early in Gers’ 3-1 Betfred Cup win over Kilmarnock. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack “I don’t think it’s the first time Rangers have had that type of injury here, I think Waghorn suffered a couple of years back.“But look, let’s just wait and see. I don’t want to dive in too quick, we’ll wait and see what the examinations say but we’re all fearing the worst.” Most Popular Football News BEST OF “We’ll get him checked out, we hope it’s not as bad as we’re first fearing.“It’s difficult for me to comment on (whether the pitch is to blame). We all know that plastic pitches are not as safe as grass.“But I’m not here to disrespect Kilmarnock and their playing facilities. I know it helps support the running of their football club.“But my opinion is elite football shouldn’t have any plastic pitches.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 NEW ERA Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update smart causal Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Latest Football News Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? predicted revealed How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings Steven Gerrard was unhappy with Kilmarnock’s Rugby Park pitch. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – OPENING OF DONEGAL SPORTING HEROES EXHIBITION

first_imgThe grand opening of the Donegal Sporting Heroes Exhibition and Ulster Sports Museum took place at the Donegal County Museum on Friday last.The two exhibitions celebrate sporting heroes from Donegal and Ulster. Visitors can see sporting memorabilia, photographs and information boards charting the rise of legendary sports stars.The exhibitions cover a wide range of sporting fields: from All Ireland GAA winners to World Champion Tug of War teams. It is hoped that the displays will inspire a new generation of sporting heroes.Brendan Hone, Anne Marie Ward, Maire Kelly, Brian Anderson, Paddy Doherty and Frankie Doherty at the openingCorner Exhibition CaseDanny Mc Daid, Toni Kelly and Myles SweeneyJosie Murray , Myles Duggan and Eamonn CoyleMayor Ian Mc Garvey with World Champion Tug Of War Team from Clonmany and Eamonn Coyle , former Super Heavyweight BoxerTea , Coffee or Football Special!Myles Sweeney ,Anne Marie Ward and Brendan Boyce with his Participants medal for 2012 London Olympics.Michael Crossan from Donegal Community Games and guests at opening PICTURE SPECIAL – OPENING OF DONEGAL SPORTING HEROES EXHIBITION was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:PICTURE SPECIAL – OPENING OF DONEGAL SPORTING HEROES EXHIBITIONlast_img read more