FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are on the road this Thursday, December 13, for a classic Alaska Highway rivalry game as they visit the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks.The last time the Flyers played with the Canucks was at a home game on November 16.That game was a battle for the Flyers as they kept tying up the score throughout most of the game with the Canucks eventually taking control of the puck.- Advertisement -Despite the Flyers best efforts, in the end, the Flyers fell 9-7 to the Canucks.The Flyers are looking for a win as they take on the Canucks tomorrow night (Thursday) in Dawson Creek at the Memorial Arena with puck drop at 8:00 p.m.Then on Saturday, December 15, the Flyers return home for the special ‘Teddy Bear Toss‘ game as they face the Manning Comets. Game time is 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Advertisement
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Read Next FILE – In this May 24, 2014, file photo, Stanislas Wawrinka, right, listening to his coach Magnus Norman during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Wawrinka needs a new coach, because Magnus Norman is moving on. Norman announced Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, that he would be quitting the job after 4 and a half years as Wawrinka’s coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his two young children. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)Three-time Grand Slam title winner Stan Wawrinka needs a new coach, because Magnus Norman is moving on.Norman announced Wednesday that he was quitting after 4½ years as Wawrinka’s coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his two young children.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cavs’ Dwyane Wade sidelined with bruised knee Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Wawrinka had never been past the quarterfinals at a major tournament before hiring Norman, a former player, in 2013.During their time together, Wawrinka won the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open and 2016 U.S. Open. He was runner-up at this year’s French Open. He also reached a career-best ranking of No. 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWawrinka ended his 2017 season in August because of an injured left knee that needed surgery. He did not defend his U.S. Open title.
And if Pacquiao’s been steamrolling in his preparation, Broner hasn’t had the same path after he was arrested days before Christmas for a driving-related case.Broner, who was quickly released, hasn’t won a fight in almost two years after his split decision win against Adrian Granados in a non-title fight in February of 2017.The American’s last two fights ended in a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw with Jessie Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao (60-7-2) sparred for a combined 10 rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, Lydell Rhodes, and George Kambosos Jr.Gonzalez, who suffered a bloodied nose, and Rhodes went three rounds each with Pacquiao, while Kambosos, who owns a 15-0 professional record, fought for four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionArnold Gonzalez with a bloodied nose. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPacquiao, 40, will defend his WBA World welterweight title against Broner (33-3-1), who is 11 years his junior, on January 19 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.This will be the first title defense for Pacquiao of his welterweight championship that he took via seventh round technical knockout from Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Malaysia. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Manny Pacquiao lands a solid hit to his sparring partner’s face. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao isn’t slowing down on his preparations for his title defense against American Adrien Broner.Boxing’s only eight-division World champion schooled three of his sparring mates on Saturday at Wild Card Boxing Gym—the house where he built his legacy with former head trainer Freddie Roach.ADVERTISEMENT Big things ahead for NorthPort as Stanley Pringle gets solid backup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Ohio State football supporters gave thousands of dollars for the chance to interact with coaches and get their hands on rare memorabilia at a fundraiser for the football team. Almost 1,000 people attended the Coach Meyer Spring Kickoff event Tuesday on the indoor field of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Four different items were auctioned off in about 20 minutes and raised more than $20,000. Two autographed pictures of current and former OSU coaches Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel, John Cooper, and Earle Bruce were sold for $7,000 apiece. A Canadian rail trip to Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City sold for $3,500. In addition, a dinner with co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and defensive line coach Mike Vrabel was auctioned off for $3,000. Smaller memorabilia items were also up for sale in a silent auction. The event, which took place as a luncheon, included talks from Meyer, Bruce, Cooper, former Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin and OSU historian Jack Park. The entire current coaching staff and many members of the team were also in attendance. The football team has been participating in spring drills since March 28 and will conclude the spring season with the Spring Game, scheduled for April 21 at 1:30 p.m at Ohio Stadium. They open their season Sept 1 against Miami (OH) in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and secondaries coach Jeff Hafley speaks to the media for the first time on National Signing Day on Feb. 6. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports EditorComing into his third season, Ohio State junior cornerback Jeffrey Okudah will have his third different cornerbacks coach, working under Greg Schiano and Taver Johnson in his first and second year, respectively. As one of the older guys in the cornerback room, he said not having that level of consistency with his position coach has been “unfortunate.” But that did not stop head coach Ryan Day from talking up the new secondary coach and co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, a defensive backs specialist, who has spent his past six seasons in the NFL. “Coach Day told us, when he hired him, that he’d be one of the best coaches we have ever had,” Okudah said. “So far, it seems like it’s been the case.” In his first spring with the Buckeyes, Hafley has taken to heart the goals Day set for the defense in his introductory press conference: creating a high-energy, yet simple defense. With that in mind, Hafley combined the cornerbacks and safeties into one cohesive room, a room that would speak the same language, and one that would more effectively communicate and understand what is going on in the pass defense. Instead of mastering one single position, Hafley aims for his players to understand the bigger picture. “I want to teach these guys how to play the game,” Hafley said. “I don’t want them to just be pigeonholed into one position. I want them to play football and learn different positions because I think it will help us and I think it will help them in the future.” This is something Hafley has been integrating with Matt Barnes, the assistant secondary coach, neither of whom focuses on a single position. “From one individual period to the next, I have the corners, then I have the safeties, and I’m back with the corners,” Barnes said. “We are just bouncing around, it’s really by drill how we want to set it up.” So far, Hafley said this is something that his position group has bought into. He said the focus during the spring has primarily been on technique, learning the basics of the positions to create a fast yet sound secondary once fall comes. Hafley feels as though the training and the drills now, even if defensive scheme is not the major part of it, help define the ceiling of his position group later. “Spring is about creating a culture, playing with a great energy, and getting better at fundamentals and technique, which ultimately will win and lose you games,” Hafley said. For Hafley, the center of the culture has been redshirt senior cornerback Damon Arnette. From coaching the younger players in his room to jarring with redshirt senior wide receiver K.J. Hill after reps to punching junior wide receiver Jaylen Harris after a drill, Arnette has shown an ability to be a fiery leader in the room. “I haven’t seen any down from him,” Hafley said. “I see a guy who is doing everything right on and off the field, I see a guy who is giving it all he has, guy in the meeting room who is awesome.” Arnette is Hafley’s main example of the simplicity he expects, establishing a foundation for what he wants to become a fast defense that can consistently beat opposing offenses, but with a simple approach.Okudah said that is all Ohio State needs with the names the Buckeyes have at both safety and cornerback. “We are pretty talented enough to go out there and run basic things and just beat schools,” Okudah said. “If everyone is playing fast, the defense does not necessarily have to be complicated. You can just run simple things and just rely on speed and talent to beat teams.” Hafley does not focus on the struggles from this past season: the complex secondary approach that led to the Buckeyes allowing 245.2 passing yards per game, fourth-worst in the Big Ten. Instead, he looks at what could be, looking ahead at the talent and preparing them to be at their maximum potential by Aug. 31. What will a simple, yet fast secondary bring to Ohio State next season? Hafley does not know yet, and he does not want to speculate. “We will find out,” Hafley said.
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher hailed Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool this yearThe Reds signed Van Dijk in January from Southampton for a world record transfer fee of £75m for a defender.Since then, Van Dijk has established himself as a key member of the Liverpool team at the heart of the defence.Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded only five goals in 11 Premier League games this season and sit just two points off leaders Manchester City.“He’s made a massive difference to Liverpool. He’s a monster,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.“He’s so big and powerful. He cruises through games. He’s top class.”The Scot also revealed how he attempted to convince his old club West Brom to sign Virgil van Dijk in 2015 from Celtic.“With my Scottish connections, I watched him play for Celtic,” Fletcher said.“We [West Brom] were looking at centre-backs after the first summer we’ve been there.“I recommended Johnny Evans who we managed to get, which was fantastic,”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“And I also said to go and get Van Dijk. I think it was before he went to Southampton for I think it was £10 or £11 million, and obviously, West Brom felt it was maybe a bit too much.“They were umming and ahhing about £6 million for Johnny Evans. So you can maybe see the dilemma. There wasn’t much money.“I don’t think you’d call them Tony Pulis centre-halfs though, Johnny Evans and Van Dijk!”Van Dijk will likely start for Liverpool in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Red Star Belgrade in Group C.Virgil van Dijk one of the best players in the league? Darren Fletcher has no doubt. 👊He also explains how the @LFC centre-back could have ended up at @WBA…👀Watch #MNF with @Carra23 and Darren Flecher live on Sky Sports Premier League now! https://t.co/Pu496D1spu pic.twitter.com/GwyVZ31SDL— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) November 5, 2018
Morata wasn’t even on the bench for Chelsea’s match against champions Manchester City. Sarri explains the reasoning behind it.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says that Alvaro Morata understands why he wasn’t considered for the squad’s Saturday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City. He also reassured his striker that he does indeed have a future at the club, ESPN reported.Morata was left out of Chelsea’s overall lineup for the first time this season. He has yet to win the support of fans since his big-money move to the Blues.Chelsea’s win came as surprise to many spectators after a dip in form recently led to just one victory in four games. Sarri has repeatedly complained about the lack of determination in his group.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I think it is normal, it was a choice for this kind of match,” Sarri told reporters at Stamford Bridge.“I don’t know if in Brighton we will play in the same way or not, maybe not. I don’t know. I think Alvaro is able to understand that it is only a tactical decision, it is not the final choice.“We thought yesterday that for the first time in the season that there was a possibility to have more spaces – so we wanted to try with Eden – because for the first time there was a possibility to play on the counter-attack.“Willian, Hazard, and Pedro are really very suitable for this kind of play, so it is a normal choice. I think that it is really a very good option and maybe we will try it again in the future. Especially for certain matches.”
The footballer scored twice to help Manchester City qualify for the FA Cup Quarterfinals after beating Newport County.Manchester City defeated Newport County at home 4-1 tonight in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And midfielder Phil Foden scored twice tonight to lead his team to the Quarterfinals.The Citizens are also playing in the top of the English Premier League, in the UEFA Champions League and in the Football League Cup Final.And Foden believes his team can get a historic quadruple.“Everything is going well at the moment and we can definitely win every competition but it is going to be difficult,” Foden told BBC Sport.“It’s a big squad and everyone wants to show the boss they can start.”PEP 💬 “It was a really tough game.”They scored a late goal which is typical of these kinds of games but @PhilFoden scored a great goal.”Big congratulations to him. Big compliment to the guys today.”#ncafcvcity 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/YWuoDoxXnx— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019“He rotates the squad a lot and he gives people a chance,” he continued.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.No team has won four big tournaments in the same season, with Manchester United being the only team close to this feat after they won three titles in the same season.The 18-year-old midfielder is happy with City after debuting in 2017.He started his football career with the Citizens in 2009, as he joined the youth system.The English player has been called to the U16, U17, U18, U19, and U21 England national team squads.He is working hard to get called into the senior Three Lions squad.Manchester City will now visit German Bundesliga team Schalke in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Then the team will play against Chelsea in the Football League Cup Final.And then will play three English Premier League matches against West Ham United, Bournemouth, and Watford, before the leg two of the Champions League series against Schalke.👏 Onto the next round. Great #FACup tie.🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/Nh3Dd95SHv— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019
Andeavor has announced today, that they have acquired the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility from ConocoPhillips. In November 2016. ConocoPhillips’ announced that it was putting its Kenai LNG plant up for sale. In July the company announced they would be “scaling back” operations until they acquired an interested buyer for the plant.