Flyers to taste AAA appetizer

first_imgThe Fort St. John Flyers will get their first taste of AAA hockey this weekend.Saturday and Sunday, the Flyers will take part in an exhibition tournament, where both days they will play the AAA Prince George Mohawks.- Advertisement -The exhibition tournament was set up in order to give the Flyers their first AAA experience of the season, before taking to the ice for the Savage Cup.There is some familiarity between the Flyers and the Mohawks, who played each other six times last season. The teams are scheduled to play each other four more times before the Savage Cup takes place this year.The Flyers will get reacquainted with ex-Flyer Tyler Brough. The forward played for the Flyers during their Allan Cup winning season and currently plays for the AAA Mohawks.Fort St. John will see some previous teammates return to the roster for the weekend’s event. Chris Stevens and Kip Noble will be called up from the Dawson Creek Canucks. As well, Goaltender Clayton Pool will be added to the Flyers roster.Advertisement Saturday’s game starts at 8 p.m. and Sunday’s game will begin at 2 p.m. Both of those games will take place at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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RONAN HITS THE RIGHT NOTE WITH HIS TY MINI COMPANY!

first_imgNiall Brennan and Ronan Friel performing at the launch of their CD.Ronan Friel has shown that transition year doesn’t have to be a chore.Ronan, a transition year student at Loreto Community School, in Milford is an acclaimed singer and songwriter.And as part of the TY mini company programme in the school he has launched a CD featuring himself and Niall Brennan on vocals. The CD features four original songs written by Ronan and two covers. The mini company made up of Ronan Friel, Cahir O Connor, Deirdre Mc Daid and Elliot Herraghty put together the plans that have led to the launch of this album.The company investigated possibilities to record and publish the CD, finally settling on an online company to provide the service. With considerable investment from the four shareholders, the focus then shifted to marketing the album with the help of social media and the local press.An exciting vibe has been created from the Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter pages which have had a lot of hits. The buzz has also been transferred to the school which hosted a launch day on Tuesday 21st of October, with all classes in the school being treated to a preview of the album in the school canteen.Feedback has been very positive and many pre orders have been placed. The official launch takes place in the Greenroom venue, Letterkenny on Thursday 30th October at 7pm where the album will be available to purchase during and after the gig. The CD is reasonably priced at €7.00 with 50 cent of each sale going to the Donegal Hospice.  RONAN HITS THE RIGHT NOTE WITH HIS TY MINI COMPANY! was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalLoreto Community SchoolRonan FrielTY yearlast_img read more

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Konerko is a popular choice for ALCS MVP

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Teammates chanted “Pauly! Pauly!” and doused their leader with champagne. And while Konerko might not have said it, he must’ve loved it. ‘`This means a lot to him,” said teammate Jermaine Dye. “He’s the heart and soul of this club. He’s been with this organization probably the longest of all of us. He pretty much carried us this series and he carried us all year.” Konerko, 29, will make his debut in the World Series in his seventh year with the White Sox. Dodger fans must be grumbling collectively, since he was drafted by the Dodgers in 1994 and traded in 1998 – just when he was making his way into the big leagues – for reliever Jeff Shaw. Konerko hit just four home runs for the Dodgers but doesn’t sound the least bit bitter about the trade. “I have nothing but good thoughts about the Dodgers,” Konerko said. “When I was there – I can’t speak for it now, I’m not there – the minor-league system and the way you got treated there was first class all the way. I still know that I’m a better player now because I came up through their system. ANAHEIM – The Chicago White Sox danced around in a circle in the clubhouse doing an “MVP” chant for Paul Konerko. Konerko certainly had the big bat in the ALCS as the White Sox won in five games. Konerko homered in the first inning in Games 3 and 4 and Chicago never trailed. On Sunday, he provided an insurance run with a double in the ninth. But Konerko wanted to share the award with the pitching staff, whose last four starters threw complete-game victories. “I feel like you were at an advantage because you were surrounded by all their coaches, all the managers they had were all guys that were big-league guys and you don’t get that in every organization.” Angels manager Mike Scoscia, a former Dodger player and coach, helped tutor Konerko when he was a catcher. The Dodgers turned him into a first baseman and now he’ll play on the game’s biggest stage for another organization. Konerko could be playing for another team next year since he’s a free agent. But this team – with so many no-name players who get the job done – already is lobbying for the front office to sign him. “I hope he signs with us,” catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. “I’m not the GM. I’m not the owner. I’m not the manager. But I’m sure no one wants to see him leave. The guy he is and the player he is, I don’t want to see him leave.” Jill Painter, (818) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I won the MVP but believe me, you can split this award five ways this series,” Konerko said. “Our team feeds off our pitching and that’s how it’s been since Day One.” But MVP awards aren’t meant for sharing and Konerko didn’t have to make any excuses for winning the award. Konerko hit 40 home runs during the regular season, including No. 200 of his career. He was 6 for 21 with 7 RBI and two runs scored in the ALCS. last_img
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