Single game tickets for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge go on sale Friday

first_imgLast year’s silver-medallists, Team Canada Black, will open the tournament Nov. 5 at the Encana Events Centre at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) when they play Team Canada White. Sweden, last year’s gold-medallists, will wrap up opening day against Russia in Fort St. John. On Nov. 11, the bronze-medal game followed by the gold-medal game will be played at the Encana Events Centre. TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters for Hockey Canada will carry select games including the gold-medal game; exact broadcast details will be available closer to the event.Prior to puck-drop on Nov. 5, fans will get an early look at the competition and future stars of the game as both communities will host two exhibition games each on Nov. 2.For more information on the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, visit or follow along via social media at or DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Single game tickets for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John will go on sale Friday October 13, 2017 at 1 p.m.  This year’s edition of Canada’s premiere showcase of the best 16-year-old players is Nov. 5-11, 2017, at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek and the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John.Single-game tickets will be available to be purchased starting Friday, October 13 at 1 p.m. hours online at,, by phone at 1-877-339-8499 and in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus at the Encana Events Centre.The Tiger Box Office Plus will be on location at Ernie’s Sports Experts at the Totem Mall for one day only on Friday, October 13 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. so anyone in Fort St. John can stop by and purchase their tickets in person.- Advertisement -TICKET PRICES: Per game, per cityExhibition                               $5.00Preliminary                            $15.00Quarter Finals                       $20.00Placement                              $20.00Semi Final                              $25.00Bronze                                    $25.00Gold                                         $30.00Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.The 22-game tournament will include Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White will be joined by players from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.Advertisementlast_img read more

WATCH! Match highlights as Man United beaten by PSG in final game of US tour

first_imgManchester United’s defensive vulnerabilities were highlighted with ease by Paris Saint-Germain, who blew Louis van Gaal’s team away in the Windy City.Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored at the Soldier Field in Chicago to steal United’s International Champions Cup crown in the final game of the club’s tour of the United States.The 2-0 victory for the French champions was made a lot easier by some woeful defending by United.Phil Jones allowed PSG to counter for the first goal by jumping in for a tackle inside the opposition’s half and then could not block Matuidi’s close-range finish.And Ibrahimovic was allowed to walk through a static back line and convert Maxwell’s cross in the 34th minute.After recording three decent victories, United headed back to England after a chastening defeat that reminded them much work has to be done if they are to get back on a par with Europe’s elite.Senior sources at United insisted earlier this week that Van Gaal was happy with his defensive options, but on this evidence, the Dutchman may need to rethink.United, who were without PSG target Angel Di Maria, started relatively well. Bastian Schweinsteiger looked eager to answer his critics, of whom one was Van Gaal.The German swept up the field and lofted a ball to Wayne Rooney, who squared to Memphis Depay but he shot wide.Schweinsteiger showed no mercy to Ibrahimovic, knocking the Swede off the ball. The forward rolled around on the turf, but received no sympathy from the crowd or the referee.Ibrahimovic rose to his feet and put PSG ahead. He was helped in no small part by Jones.The centre-back tried – and failed – to dispossess Ibrahimovic 10 yards inside the PSG half. Jones had only just managed to track back to the edge of the area by the time Lucas Moura had lofted a brilliant pass to Matuidi and he slotted in before the England defender and Luke Shaw could intercept.United’s defending was just as inept for the second goal. Maxwell found space on the left to square for Ibrahimovic, who strode past two defenders and slotted past a hesitant De Gea.Some of PSG’s passing was a joy to watch. Lucas Moura, Maxwell and Ibrahimovic all exuded flair.United, on the other hand, were deteriorating as the half went on. Ashley Young and Rooney misplaced passes. The only time United tested Kevin Trapp was from a Depay free-kick.Van Gaal replaced Schweinsteiger, Young and De Gea with Morgan Schneiderlin, Andreas Pereira and Sam Johnstone at the break.Pereira, who has impressed for United on this tour, made an immediate impression, crafting a lovely ball into the box for Juan Mata, but the Spaniard miscontrolled.The Brazilian then found Rooney, who knocked the ball down to Depay but his shot did not trouble the PSG goalkeeper.Michael Carrick’s poor pass allowed Youssouf Sabaly in at the death, but he shot wide and PSG settled for a 2-0 win.last_img read more

Conte’s passion, statement wins and the bench – what’s behind Chelsea’s success

first_img 3. Signing the world’s best defensive midfielder, N’Golo Kante – Kante is the best player in the defensive midfield position right now and, in reality, Chelsea sealed a bargain deal for him at a price of £34m from Leicester City last summer. The Blues midfield was a major problem last season, but now it’s arguably their strongest area. Eden Hazard described being on the pitch with the Frenchman as like ‘playing with twins’, humorously highlighting the tireless work rate of his colleague. To play alongside someone so willing to do the dirty work and sniff out danger in the centre of the park, has lifted a notable weight off the shoulders of the entire Chelsea team. Without Kante, the Premier League trophy might not be making its way to the sparkling Stamford Bridge cabinet. 2. Antonio Conte rewarding the collective – There is, as most of us know, a thin line between confidence and arrogance. Chelsea, this season, have got their swagger spot on. Conte’s focus has been on instilling confidence and passion in his team, not inflating the egos of the individuals he’s working with. He’s evaded both praise and criticism of his players in the public eye, keeping his comments behind closed doors – where, really, they should remain. In complete contrast to last term, the Blues are performing as a unit, working in tandem in a new system under a new manager. Each player in the first team has had a key role to play in their title triumph, with the collective outperforming individuals. 7. Beating Stoke City in March – Up until the 87th minute, it looked as though Stoke had bagged themselves a point against the Premier League’s title leaders. But Gary Cahill stepped up approaching full-time to make amends for his giving away of a penalty towards the end of the first half. It was a result that saw Chelsea stretch their lead at the top of the table to 13 points. With Tottenham reducing that gap, at one stage, to four points since that game, the comeback win over the Potters now stands out as being even more crucial. 8. Making a statement in the FA Cup semi-final – This could have been the trickiest contest within the title run-in for Chelsea. Tottenham had won their last eight games heading into the FA Cup semi-final, closing the gap on the Blues to four points in the process. Getting one over on their London rivals at Wembley could have therefore been a significant result in instilling alarm in the Chelsea camp over the class of their title contenders. Spurs, on the day, were arguably the better team. But Chelsea responded with the confidence of any team determined on glory. Antonio Conte dropped stellar pair Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, with the move paying off, as both took the field in the second half to help confirm a 4-2 win and break Tottenham hearts. Chelsea, besides a few blips, have been dominant in the Premier League and proudly hold this season’s title.The Blues have been top of the table since November and have refused to relinquish their role at the summit, despite Tottenham Hotspur’s best efforts.It’s been an outstanding debut campaign from Antonio Conte, one that he deserves a tremendous amount of credit for.Inspired by their title triumph, we’ve taken a look at 10 key things we believe have been imperative to Chelsea’s success – scroll through the gallery above to check out what features. 10. Giving John Terry a one-year deal at the end of last season – John Terry’s contribution on the pitch might have been minimal this season, but do not underestimate the role he has played behind the scenes. Getting the centre back to sign a one-year contract extension at the end of last term has played its part in Chelsea’s triumph. When Terry came onto the pitch in the second half of the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, Gary Cahill immediately handed over the captain’s armband to his team-mate – a stark illustration of the respect his team-mates have for him. The veteran defender will have been as influential as ever in supporting the title battle, even if an absence of playing time has forced him to announce his departure in the summer. 1. Switching formation after the defeat to Arsenal at the end of September – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at 10 key things we believe are behind Chelsea’s title success – So much has been written about Chelsea’s change to a back three, so we won’t bore you too much with the details of the switch. But there’s no denying its importance to their triumph this season. The Blues had won their first three games, before drawing to Swansea City and losing to Liverpool and Arsenal. And it was this run of poor form that encouraged Antonio Conte to take the brave step of transforming the shape of his team. The first victory in a 3-4-3 may have ‘only’ been Hull, but that was beside the point. Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill looked at ease as a defensive trio, while the Chelsea midfield and attack performed almost faultlessly. Just the one confident display was all that was needed to show Conte this was the way forward. 10 10 10 10 10 6. Beating Manchester City, at the Etihad, in December – Forget the 4-0 win over Manchester United, it was the victory at the Etihad, on December 3rd, that first suggested Chelsea’s challenge for the Premier League title was authentic. It was an ugly, tempestuous affair, and left Pep Guardiola scratching his head, over to what exactly went wrong. The away side needed a little luck to get over the line, but the courage of the Chelsea team spoke volumes. Conte said in his post-match interview that the character of his players stood out most, in what was their biggest statement of intent, so far, in the battle for top spot. 10 5. Rectifying the balance out wide by signing Marcos Alonso and bringing Victor Moses back from the cold – Cesar Azpilicueta on the left flank and Branislav Ivanovic on the right flank started to falter for Chelsea two seasons’ ago. It took only a few games at the start of the season for Conte to recognise the balance his side were missing out wide. But no-one could have imagined former Bolton defender Marcos Alonso and previously forgotten man Victor Moses would be the players to rectify the issue. Chelsea’s 3-4-3 or 3-4-2-1 has struggled when both haven’t been able to play, acting as further evidence that they have been vital to the change in system. Moses recently credited Conte with his transformation this season, praising the encouragement he felt from his new manager at playing in the wing-back role, a position he was thrown into in his first start for Chelsea in 1239 days, back in October. 10 4. Keeping the bench satisfied with their role in the squad – Maintaining the contentment of those often left out of the starting line-up is among the most challenging of tasks for any manager. No player is satisfied with watching from the sidelines. For players such as Willian and Cesc Fabregas, this season has involved the least playing time they’ve experienced at Stamford Bridge. But both have got their heads down and performed when asked by their boss. Willian’s seven goals are the highest he’s recorded in a single campaign for the Blues, while Fabregas, despite 15 of his 26 appearances coming from the bench, has contributed four goals and 11 assists. The Chelsea team haven’t been short of motivation, with their success stemming much further than the starting XI. 10 10 9. Selling players no longer contributing to the team – There comes a point for any team when a manager has to be ruthless in the transfer market, making decisions on the future of players for the benefit of the entire first team. Chelsea didn’t need a major overhaul, but last season proved that a refresh was necessary. Perhaps conscious of the impact dropping popular figures in the dressing room could have on spirit, Conte remained loyal to those established as key men in the squad for the first half of his debut campaign. Oscar, Branislav Ivanovic and John Obi Mikel were the standout players struggling for game time, but Conte and his staff awarded themselves the time to spend with their new team before considering who needed to be sold. The aforementioned trio quietly left the club in the winter transfer window, paving the way for Chelsea to establish their new-look team. 10last_img read more

Sunderland insist they will take their time to find right manager

first_img1 Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain has insisted he will take his time to get the right man to replace David Moyes as manager.Bain has been charged with the task of identifying Moyes’ successor following his resignation in the wake of the club’s relegation from the Premier League and has enlisted former Scotland and Rangers boss Walter Smith as an advisor.Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is understood to head a shortlist of candidates and while the Black Cats are keen to make an appointment as quickly as possible, they are determined to get the right man for the job.Bain told the club’s official website, “The recruitment process is ongoing.“Pre-season is an important period at any football club so naturally we are keen to conclude things as quickly as possible, whilst being mindful of the need to make the right appointment.”In the absence of a manager, Sunderland have already drawn up a pre-season programme – that process was already under way while Moyes remained at the helm.The players will return for fitness testing on June 29 ahead of a five-day training camp in Austria and will travel to Gigg Lane to face Bury in a friendly in July 7.A series of domestic fixtures, including one to mark the 20th anniversary of the club’s move to the Stadium of Light, is also being planned ahead of the start of the new Sky Bet Championship campaign. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is one of the favourites for the job last_img read more

Is this Man United’s XI for next season with Matic and other new signings?

first_img Centre-back: Victor Lindelof – An excellent young defender, Lindelof is capable as both stopper and ball-player and will upgrade the already miserly backline Mourinho has formed. Right-wing: Henrikh Mkhitaryan – After the trials and tribulations of his first campaign in England, the ex-Borussia Dortmund star should be fully up to speed with the rigours of Premier League football. Centre-back Eric Bailly – Ex-Villarreal man Bailly showed plenty of potential in his debut Premier League campaign, which was interrupted by injury. If he can progress, the Red Devils are going to have a formidable defence once more. Right-back: Antonio Valencia – The Ecuadorian’s conversion from winger to full-back has been excellent and is now one of the best in the Premier League at the position. Centre forward: Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – Transfer rumours continue surrounding the Spain striker, although his move is still expected to go through. With Cristiano Ronaldo now expected to stay with Real, Morata will exit the Bernabeu, surely. Central midfield: Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) – After a season alongside the force of nature that is N’Golo Kante, Matic will now line up with Herrera, who offers a similar role. If they form the right partnership, Paul Pogba could be allowed a much freer role to create and score. 11 11 11 11 Goalkeeper: David De Gea – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI including Nemanja Matic and other possible signings… – Spanish shot-stopper De Gea has been superb for the Red Devils since joining in 2011, making 200 Premier League appearances. He’s a wanted man, with Real Madrid interested in his services, but Jose Mourinho should hold on to him for at least one more season. Central midfield: Ander Herrera – Already a fan favourite and now winning over neutrals too, Herrera is becoming indispensible in the Manchester United midfield thanks to his all-action displays. Central midfield: Paul Pogba – Should be released from any remaining shackles once Matic signs for the club, this should see his goal and assist tallies improve – if they bothered you in the first place. 11 11 11 11 Manchester United have made one signing so far this summer, with Swedish star Victor Lindelof brought in from Benfica to add some technical quality to their defence.The ball-playing defender, though, is set to be joined at the club by another former Benfica man – Nemanja Matic.Currently with Premier League champions Chelsea, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho so adores the Serbian maestro, he’s going to give £40million to the Blues in order to be reunited with him.Matic is, of course, not the only man being linked with a switch to the Theatre of Dreams this summer, and there is plenty more business to be done.So, how could Manchester United line up next season if these rumoured signings are made? talkSPORT have taken a look at the latest transfer rumours, and have built a predicted XI including potential arrivals in the summer transfer window.You can see the entire team, in a 4-3-3 formation, by clicking the right arrow, above… 11 Left-back: Luke Shaw – Reportedly impressing Mourinho as he continues his rehabilitation from injury, Shaw seems set to be handed one last chance to shine at Old Trafford. 11 11 Left-wing: Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) – With a move for Ivan Perisic stalling, there are reports Mourinho is now turning to this Serie A star to boost his attack options. A versatile attacking midfielder, capable of long range goals, he could add another dimension to the Red Devils. last_img read more


first_imgMaria McCambridge Dublin Marathon 2013 Image credit: @DublinMarathonLetterkenny woman Maria McCambridge came out on top as the Ladies Winner today’s Airtricity Dublin Marathon.Maria is the first Irish woman to win the Dublin Marathon since Sonia O’Sullivan in 2000.She retained her 2012 Irish victor’s title with an unofficial time of 2:38.51. Maria looked set for a sure victory as the leading lady for 18 miles and a halfway time of 1:19.25.Tension rose when Cork’s Claire McCarthy-Gibbons overtook her and it was a tight race for the last six miles right up to the finishing post.Maria McCambridge hugged by husband Gary Crossan at Dublin Marathon 2013.Image Credit: @dublinmarathonMaria is married to well-known Letterkenny athlete Gary Crossan. Gary finished the race just after Maria.Maria runs for Dundrum South Dublin. Her clubmate, Joe Sweeney, came second in the men’s category. Joe Hehir was the overall victor of the Dublin Marathon, finishing at 2:18:19. He was the first Irish man to win the race in 20 years. MARIA RUNS AWAY WITH DUBLIN MARATHON TITLE was last modified: October 28th, 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:2013DUBLIN MARATHONgary crossanMaria McCambridgelast_img read more

Brilliant talkSPORT caller sums up how everyone feels about this England team

first_img 1 England fans celebrate the World Cup victory over Sweden “At long, long last we have a team to be proud of.”Those were the words of a brilliant caller on talkSPORT, who perfectly encapsulated the mood of the nation after England booked their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Expectations were low heading into the tournament, but the Three Lions have been superbly organised by boss Gareth Southgate and have played with heart, passion and plenty of skill.They will face Croatia in the semi-finals – live on talkSPORT – and pretty much everyone in England now believes football is coming home!Not least, this fan who called into talkSPORT. Hear what he had to say about the England team here… PURE PASSION! 🤲#ENG fans, you’ll want to listen to this! #WorldCup | #TSWorldCup— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 7, 2018Croatia v England in the World Cup semi-finals will be live on talkSPORT on Wednesday, kick-off 7pmlast_img read more


first_imgAs the festival season gets in to full swing across the Country, the town of Glenties is hosting its first annual Glenties Busking Festival. This is a very exciting prospect indeed, a weekend of fantastic entertainment for all the family set against the backdrop of this beautiful traditional town, and all of this for free!!The actual competition takes place all day today with performances throughout the day on Main Street. Performers will be judged under 3 catagories… Talent, Entertainment value and crowd participation. It should also be mentioned that Busking is not just about musicians, and the Festival is open to all types of street entertainers.Just because the judging is finished Saturday evening, the entertainment does not stop there! Entertainment will continue through the evening and into the night, with live music and performances on the street and in the pubs. Sunday will be more o the same with the presentation to Competition winners at 2p.m. on Sunday at the Bridge on Main Street. This will be followed by performances by all the winning acts and presentations of prizes. This is a great opportunity for all the family to come and spend the weekend enjoying Live & Free entertainment. .GLENTIES BUSKING FESTIVAL UNDER WAY was last modified: June 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GLENTIES BUSKING FESTIVAL UNDER WAYlast_img read more

Transition game: Livingston readies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “It’s frustrating to a point,” Livingston said. “But you’ve got to look at it like I’ve got to be ready for games. If that means I sit out the first couple days or however long it takes until the season, that’s what it takes.” If the Clippers are worried about his durability, they at least can take salvation in their acquisition of Sam Cassell, who is expected to be their starting point guard. Cassell has one season left on his contract, and he could pass the starting-point guard torch to Livingston at the end of this season. Although it could have been an awkward situation introducing the vivacious and talkative Cassell to the Clippers with Livingston considered the franchise’s “Point Guard of the Future,” the move has appeared to be seamless. Cassell quickly asserted his place as a veteran, and there does not appear to be any bad blood because of it. “This is the guy’s 13th year in the league,” Livingston said. “He already has two championship rings, and he’s going on his last leg. I understand him. He’s kind of like the godfather of the team. He knows what to do, how to do it, when to do it. He’s been there and done that.” When Dunleavy says he is not concerned about Livingston’s development on the court, he is not exaggerating. The coach has raved about the guard’s improved jump shot, and that was one of his only areas of concern. SANTA BARBARA — Shaun Livingston could be a superstar in waiting. He’s only 20 years old and as he prepares to start his second NBA season, already he has shown glimmers of greatness. The problems that he likely will encounter have nothing to do with passing, shooting or defending. The problems are injuries. Livingston missed 52 contests of the team’s 82-game schedule last season. In order for him to truly show his worth this season, he needs to be much more durable. “The only question mark is his health,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. “When he’s healthy and on the court, that’s not a worry at all, as far as his game.” The first three days of training camp often have nothing to do with the season, and Livingston will hope that holds true this season. He has yet to participate in full contact drills because of a lower back strain. “The other part of his game, the ball handing and passing, I can’t help him out,” Dunleavy said. “He passed me a long time ago.” When Livingston was healthy last season, he averaged 27.1 minutes per game, which is significant, especially for a rookie coming straight from high school. Part of the reason why he missed 52 games could have been his size. When he was drafted, he was extremely skinny at 6-foot-7, 172 pounds. Now, he is listed at 182 pounds, appears more muscular and is more accustomed to the NBA’s rigorous schedule. As far as being the backup again, he doesn’t question that. “It won’t be a problem,” he said. “As long as I can play a major role in helping this team win, I don’t have a problem.” CLIPPERS NOTES: Corey Maggette is expected to return to Southern California today and participate in practice on Saturday. Maggette missed the start of training camp to go to Chicago and be with his mother, who had successful emergency surgery. … The Clippers announced on Thursday that individual regular-season tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. 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


first_imgCounty Councillor Ciaran Brogan said he has doubts that Donegal women will no longer have to travel outside of the county for breast cancer treatment.Letterkenny General HospitalDeputy Joe McHugh this week revealed how the Minister for Health is to appoint  a locum consultant breast surgeon.But the Fianna Fail councillor said the overall service at Letterkenny General Hospital needs even more support. He said “I remain skeptical on claims this week from Deputy Joe McHugh that women will no longer have to travel to Galway for breast cancer treatment.“One of the decisions reached for the short term following the intervention of the Minister for Health is the immediate appointment of a locum consultant breast surgeon. There are also plans to provide additional clinics at Letterkenny General Hospital.“But I am calling this week for the appointment of a second permanent breast cancer surgeon in Letterkenny. The Consultant breast cancer surgeon at the hospital, Michael Sugrue and his team are doing tremendous work and I know that he would welcome such an appointment.“It is vital that the breast cancer team is given the support it needs and a second permanent surgeon would help alleviate all the difficulties they, and the patients, are currently facing,” he said. On a more general note, Councillor Brogan said the waiting lists at Letterkenny General is still an issue that needs to be tackled head on.“It’s an area that people are most frustrated about and one that hasn’t been given the commitment it requires from the Government. The staff, both medical and otherwise, are working flat out to cope with the demands placed on them but until a proper plan is put in place, the problems are going to continue,” he said. BROGAN SAYS HE IS SKEPTICAL ABOUT BREAST CANCER TREATMENT CLAIMS was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 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:breast canerCouncillor Ciaran BrogandonegalLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more