Huskies earn hard-fought first ‘W’

first_imgIt was a tough start for the Huskies, as right off the bat Fort St. John found themselves killing a 5-on-3 penalty. Despite killing off that 5-on-3 and gaining some positive momentum, another Huskies penalty resulted in a Slave Lake power-play goal, as a point shot was tipped in front of the net, past goaltender Travis McLean.As the physical first period progressed, the Huskies showed their ability to bite back, as rookie Tyler Norris tipped in a point shot off the stick of Jordan Gies with only 1:15 left in the opening frame, evening the score at 1-1.The Huskies wasted no time taking command of Saturday’s game in the second, as captain Cody Hildebrand popped in a rebound created from a Robbie Sidhu wrap-around attempt, giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead.- Advertisement -Fort St. John continued to pour on the pressure, but was matched by a solid performance in net by Wolves goaltender, Cutris Malbeuf, who made some key saves to keep his team in the game.On the other side of the ice, McLean also showed he’s got some serious skill in between the pipes, making some very timely saves in the period, none bigger than 13 minutes into the second, where he made a huge blocker save on a Slave Lake breakaway, preserving the Huskies’ 2-1 lead.That lead was strengthened in the third as Rookie Jayton Wieler scored his second goal of the year, followed by sophomore Dylan Houle’s first of the year, giving the Huskies a 4-1 lead in the final frame.Advertisement Slave Lake did score one more goal in the third, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Huskies, as the game concluded with the Fort St. John earning their first home and regular season victory.Following the game, head coach Gary Alexander said despite the win, teams around the NWJHL haven’t seen the Huskies’ full potential.“We’re showing what we are working on. We definitely have more talent than what the kids are giving themselves to believe in. So we are going to be a force to be reckoned with in another half-a-dozen games.”The head coach also spoke about the strong effort of his goaltender, who made 34 saves for the team’s first win, many of them quality scoring chances.Advertisement “Travis had a hell of a game. It’s a good moral booster and we needed that out of him to get where we are going.”The Huskies will have one week off, then it’s back to business on Saturday, Oct 20, as the team will hit the road to play the Beaverlodge Blades, who currently sit tied for fourth in the standings at 2-2-0.SIDE NOTE: Following the game, a ring was discovered by a member of the Huskies organization in the women’s bathroom of the North Peace Arena. If you or someone you know has lost a ring please call Moose FM (250-787-7100), ask for Sean and describe it, to ensure it is returned to its rightful owner.last_img read more

Girls’ soccer: Hart seizes Foothill

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – The end result was the same, but the performances couldn’t have been more different for the Hart of Newhall girls’ soccer team. Already having the Foothill League title wrapped up before last year’s regular-season finale, the Indians suffered a humbling four-goal loss at Saugus to deny them an unbeaten crown. “We just went out there knowing we had to win,” said Clark, who delivered her team-leading 22nd goal with Sarina Coutin heading the ball in the back of the net for good measure. “It was the game of the season and we were looking forward to meeting them again. We came out with heart. We wanted it and it showed.” Canyon (18-2-4, 7-1-2), which recorded a 1-0 win at Hart in their first league meeting, had plenty of chances to deliver the equalizer. Gina Walker was stopped by Brittany Tippet on a 12-yard shot before the first-half whistle and later fired a 15-yard shot just over the crossbar. Sierra Goff also had a second-half shot miss high. “The bottom line is we didn’t play nearly good enough to win the game,” said Canyon co-coach Eric White, whose team suffered its second loss to the Indians (22-3-1, 9-1), the first a 4-2 setback in the final of the Hart tournament. “They’re a good team and they finished and we didn’t.” In Thursday’s showdown at rival Canyon, it was a winner-take-all scenario and Hart wasn’t going to let another opportunity slip away. Brittany Clark’s corner kick from the right side in the fifth minute deflected off the hands of Canyon goalkeeper Danielle Michel and landed inside the left post, and Hart’s defense handled the rest, securing consecutive titles with a 1-0 victory. center_img Tippet had seven saves en route to her school-record 18th shutout for Hart, which could receive the top seed when the Southern Section Div. II playoff pairings are released Monday. “We weren’t letting up for anything,” Hart senior sweeper Michelle Mason said. “(This year) definitely has more drama involved, but it’s a better sense of accomplishment.” Said Hart coach Louis Romero: “This is the way we wanted to finish it. They gave us all we got and that’s all I can ask.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Shy ghosts `hide’ from hunters

first_imgPASADENA – As the night crept toward the Witching Hour, a shadowy figure stole across the proscenium of the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse. Maybe it was a trick of the light or too much caffeine. Whatever it was caught the attention of members of the Pasadena Paranormal Research Society when their digital equipment suddenly shut down at the same moment. “We were doing an EVP \ session and I saw it out of the corner of my eye,” said the Society’s resident gearhead, Dennis Liang. “I’m a skeptic. I told them from the start I want to know the truth,” she said. Wielding fistfuls of cool gadgets and colorfully lit sensors, the team’s tech, Liang, is part skeptic and part believer. Hunched over a console, he monitors data as it’s collected from a variety of sensors, including an LCD display streaming video from four digital records mounted in the green room, on stage and in an electrical utility area. They collect data on temperatures, electrical fields, barometric pressure, audio levels, infrared emissions and more. Assistant Director Gil Saldana explained there are two types of entities – “intelligent,” sentient spirits loitering in the afterlife, and residual energy left behind during times of strong emotion. That residual marker could be from nervous actors waiting in the green room or a performer absorbing the rapturous applause of the audience. But their ultimate quarry – the spirit of Brown – failed to heed their pleas to manifest. “Gilmor Brown, send us some kind of sign,” Schultz said from a third floor office where theater staff attribute unexplained phenomena to Brown’s ghost. “We hear you’re quite a prankster.” Not ready to entirely give up the ghost, Saldana offered a theory on why Brown didn’t appear. Just like they can drain power from cameras, he said, some spirits require energy to manifest. “I’m of the opinion any activity here is going to be much higher when there is a show going on and an audience to create energy,” he said. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre It was an unusual late night show for the 90-year-old theater when a dozen investigators with the team converged recently to search for spirits and attempt to contact the mischievous ghost of its long-departed founder, Gilmor Brown. Investigating the Playhouse was an opportunity Society Director Syd Schultz said his team couldn’t pass up. “Most often we do private investigations of peoples’ homes. It’s not every day you can delve into a site so rich in history,” Schultz said. With the theater’s blessing, the team’s work was captured by a local filmmaker who is making a documentary about the history of the theater. Melinda Cole, a licensed private investigator, had no interest in the paranormal until she had to deal with what she described as her own personal poltergeist experience at home. last_img read more