Huskies Player of the Week: Dean Whitcomb

first_imgWhat kind of music do you listen to?Dean: “Classic rock n roll.” How would you describe your style of play?Dean: “It’s a little complicated, going with Todd’s systems and stuff but it works for me.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #8 Forward Dean Whitcomb.Each week, a different player from the Huskies will be interviewed.As part of a weekly feature, Dean was met at the rink to talk about himself and his team effort.- Advertisement -Dean Whitcomb Facts:Age: 20Height: 5′ 10″Weight: 185 lbs.Shoots: RightHometown: Prince George, B.C. What position do you play?Dean: “I play Foward, Centre.”Advertisement How’s your favourite hockey team?Dean: “The Washington Capitals.” What is your favourite moment so far with the Huskies?Dean: “Probably winning the Championship last year, of course. They made me feel like family, it went really well and it was fun.”center_img Who’s your favourite hockey player?Dean: ‘That would be Alexander Ovechkin.”Advertisement How long have you been with the Huskies?Dean: “I started last year, about December, had the summer off, until now. (Scott: “Pretty much half a season?”) Yeah, half a season is right.” What’s your favourite food?Dean: “Chips and pop.” What do you hope for the future, in terms of this season?Dean: “Go for another Championship, of course, and yeah, just another Championship would be the immediate future, anyway.”last_img read more

Wiltshire, Alphonso shine bright at Junior Squash C/ships

first_imgAfter high hopes and heightened adrenaline, the young Guyanese squash players have made their mark at the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Championships at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston, Jamaica. Michael Alphonso got the ball rolling with a string of blemish-less games. He flattened Bermuda’s Ethan Roserea 11-1, 11-1, 11-1; Jamaica’s Aman Dhiman 11-5, 11-0, 11-1 and Barbados’ Alex Stewart 11-7, 11-1, 6-11, 11-7. His last opponent came in the form of Aidan Parris also of Barbados; he defeated him 3-11, 10-12, 3-11 to be crowned the Caribbean’s Under-13 champion.Being the top seed in his group, no less than first place was expected from Shomari Wiltshire and that is exactly what the young man delivered. He played three clean games, winning every set in ample time to demolish Cayman Islands’ Pierce Terry 11-1, 11-1, 11-1; Bermuda’s Matthew Elliott 11-2, 11-1, 11-2, and Barbados’ Darien Benn [2] 11-3, 11-3, 11-9.Following closely behind Wiltshire was Samuel Ince-Carvalhal, who managed to cop third place in the same Under-15 category. He outplayed Jamaica’s Rhys Greenland 11-1, 11-3, 11-1; Cayman Islands’ Jace Jervis 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 and Bermuda’s Matthew Elliott 6-11, 5-11, 12-14, but had the tables turned on him by Barbados’ Darien Benn, who defeated him 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 3-11.Abosaide Cadogan barely missed out on Under-15 girls glory after she lost 1-11, 11-5, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11 to Barbados’ Sumirra Suleman, who eventually took first place. However, Cadogan crushed Bermuda’s Ariana Lowther 11-4, 11-2, 11-1 and her Guyanese teammate Kirsten Gomes 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 in order to take second place.Despite losing out to Cadogan, Gomes had some glory of her own when she played tirelessly to cop third place. She defeated Shaelah Henry of the Cayman Islands 11-0, 11-2, 11-3 and Guyanese Madison Fernandes 11-1, 11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3. Fernandes placed fourth in that category.Coming in third place in his Under-19 category was Rithew Saywack. He won encounters against Jamaica’s Luke Roberts 8-11, 4-11, 4-11; Jamaica’s Adam Ardito 11-1, 11-7, 11-3 and Guyana’s Alexander Cheeks 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3, but lost to Barbados’ Josiah Griffith 11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 11-2.Young Christina Fernandes also made her mark in the Under-11 category with a bronze medal. She won encounters against Samantha Azan 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10; Bermuda’s Taliah Wade 11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 4-11, 11-9 and Jamaican Maher Trehan 11-7, 11-2, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8. However, she lost encounters with Jamaican Elle Wilson 10-12, 13-15, 11-13 and Barbadian Phoebe Gittens 3-11, 10-12, 2-11.The competition will continue over the next few days with the staging of the team competition. So far, Barbados is in a prime position to take home the trophy having won the Girls Under-11, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 and the Boys Under-19 and Under-17 individual prizes.last_img read more

Robertson Honda fills good

first_imgPALMDALE – Sometime last fall, Bill Irwin evaluated his high fuel costs and considered his own impact on the environment. He didn’t like what he saw. Irwin, an Emmy-award winning television news director who commutes to the Los Angeles-area daily from Acton, said he spent $560 a month fueling his Ford F-150 pickup truck, and considered the implications of his carbon footprint even more troublesome. He said those conclusions compelled him to purchase a more environment-friendly vehicle. On Wednesday, Irwin returned to a local Honda dealership where about seven months ago he bought a natural gas-powered vehicle for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the installation of a natural gas filling station. Irwin was among about two dozen NGV owners who attended the event at Robertson’s Palmdale Honda from as far as Sacramento and Orange County. “I just thought to myself how dirty I was, how I was a polluter,” Irwin said. Irwin already has driven more than 17,000 miles on his Honda GX NGV – the only production line natural gas car sold in America. New NGV purchasers are eligible for up to $10,000 in grants from federal, state and local agencies promoting air quality, and can drive in car-pool lanes throughout the state for the life of the vehicle. The dealership was selling the Gasoline Gallon Equivalent of natural gas for $2.29 Wednesday. Customers who install home-fueling stations can pay about a dollar per GGE, a Robertson’s Honda spokesman said. Roberton’s Honda general manager Ron Emard said the station cost well over $100,000 to install, but is eligible for grants of up to $90,000 from the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District. The Honda filling station is the 79th such public facility in Southern California, and the first installed by a dealership in the nation, a Honda spokeswoman said. It is the fourth natural gas station in the Antelope Valley – two are in Lancaster, and the other in California City. Emard said he doubts the filling station will ever yield a profit. “If we’re going to continue to drive cars, we have to step back and say, OK, how are we going to make it work,” Emard said. “The future is every one of us doing something. This is about being good neighbors and helping the environment.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want 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

Lingard beauty gives United New Year cheer

first_imgMartial capped a spell of United pressure early in the second half by shooting his side in front after Paul Pogba had found him in space 20 yards from goal.The striker took a controlling touch before producing a brilliant right-foot finish that flew into the top right corner of the Everton goal.It was a much-improved second half showing from United and one capped by a superb individual goal from Lingard that settled the outcome 10 minutes from time.After Luke Shaw won possession from an Everton throw-in, Pogba slipped through a pass which Lingard accepted, weaving his way through the midfield to the edge of the area before depositing an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner.Everton, seeking to bounce back from the first defeat of Sam Allardyce’s reign, had made a promising start and, with their captain Wayne Rooney keen to impress against his former club, the hosts enjoyed the stronger start.Youngster Mason Holgate met an early Rooney corner and headed over as Everton built pressure on a United side that had ended 2017 with a whimper.In the absence of injured pair Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho had started with Martial as his lone striker but there was little early service for the French international.Pogba ensured the half ended with United in the ascendancy with a counter-attack that ended with him playing in Lingard whose shot was the latest in a long line to miss the target.But United were a far more dangerous proposition after the restart, creating a string of chances prior to their 56th minute opening goal.Juan Mata’s long shot was tipped over by Pickford before the Spaniard unleashed a curling left-foot attempt that clipped the post.Lingard sent Pogba through for the United midfielder whose shot, from a wide angle, flew across the face of goal.Pogba, playing in a more advanced midfield position than usual, looked in the mood to add to United’s lead following Martial’s opener, a skilful run into the Everton area after 63 minutes ending with a shot which was parried by Pickford.United looked likely to need that second goal after Allardyce made a double substitution, including the removal of Rooney, and Everton enjoyed their best spell of pressure.But a near-post header from Niasse, from a Holgate cross, was the closest Everton could come to an equaliser during that brief period of control.It required an excellent diving save from Pickford to keep out an 18-yard effort from Lingard, after more good build-up play from Pogba — although Lingard made no mistake when presented with a similar opportunity moments later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba played the ball across the edge of the box to his international team-mate and Martial curled a super effort into the top corner.LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Jose Mourinho’s disappointing end to 2017 was quickly forgotten as goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard earned Manchester United an impressive 2-0 victory against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday.The New Year’s Day win lifted United back into second place in the table, above Chelsea and, for 24 hours at least, to within 12 points of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.last_img read more

Norwich City’s search for a forward continues after they miss out on former Arsenal man

first_img1 Benik Afobe Wolves have confirmed Benik Afobe will not be leaving the club this summer – despite reported interest from Norwich City.The former Arsenal striker has been linked with a move to the Premier League after scoring 32 goals for MK Dons and Wolves last term.Afobe, 22, has also hit two goals in his opening three games this season, raising speculation he could be on the move to a top-flight club.But in a statement released today, the Championship club said: “Neither Benik nor any of Wolves’ first team forward players will be sold this season.“Benik has developed into a player of key importance to Wolves and the club’s plans for this campaign.“Wolves have previously resisted the opportunity to sell other key first-team players in this and other recent transfer windows.“As far as the club is concerned there is no need for any further comments or speculation about this issue.”last_img read more