The Office Bar and Grill, City of Olympia Improve Crossing Safety…

first_imgFacebook35Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Office Bar and GrillThe Office Bar and Grill, located on Mottman Rd in Tumwater, is celebrating the presence of City of Olympia’s “Comprehensive Plan”  which has allowed for a $9000 crossing improvement between The Office and South Puget Sound Community College.The new development was completed this winter and includes a rectangular rapid flashing beacon as well as an access ramp on both sides of Mottman Rd.  In the interest of “safe and convenient walking facilities…and improving pedestrian safety”, the City of Olympia agreed to share certain expenses of this project, by using city crews to install materials.The Office has a long-standing relationship with the college, providing paid parking for students as well as delicious meals at a reasonable cost, a lovely outdoor garden patio and an espresso stand, Coffee Mechanix.Owner Mitzie Phegley is very pleased with the new construction, saying “In the past, it was difficult for students to cross safely from the college to the our parking lot, due to heavy commercial  traffic coming to and from the Mottman Industrial Park. We are very grateful to the city and the college for this safety improvement.”last_img read more

Harlequin Productions Announces its 26th Season Lineup

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions, one of the South Sound’s most acclaimed live theater companies, has announced the lineup of shows for its 26th season. The season runs from November 2016-October 2017, and includes five plays and two musicals. Theater patrons can purchase subscriptions to the entire season by calling 360-786-0151 or by visiting Harlequin online here. More information on all the plays can be found at www.harlequinproductions.org.The season begins in November 2016 with The Stardust Christmas Enchantment, the latest in the company’s 22-year tradition of original holiday musicals. In January, Harlequin presents My Name is Rachel Corrie, a one-woman drama telling the story of an Olympian activist killed while protesting in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Harlequin then presents the classic Noel Coward comedy Present Laughter in March. This is followed by The Understudy in May, a modern comedy by Theresa Rebeck. In June, Harlequin offers its second musical of the season, First Date, a romantic musical comedy by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County hits the stage in August before Harlequin completes its season with William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline in October 2017.The audience gives an enthusiastic standing ovation at a recent Harlequin Productions play. Harlequin plays have long been crowd-pleasers for Olympia audiences.The script of My Name is Rachel Corrie was edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner and was drawn almost entirely from Rachel’s actual diaries. “To some, Rachel is a symbol, a martyr and a cynosure, and others might use less flattering language to describe her, but in all of these limited perspectives of this young woman, we lose a picture of who she was as a person,” said the show’s director, Jeff Painter. “In My Name is Rachel Corrie we get a more complete picture of who this young woman was and why she did the things that she did – told in her own words, taken from her diaries and e-mails.” Harlequin’s presentation of My Name is Rachel Corrie represents the first time that this uniquely Olympia play will receive a professional run produced in Olympia.Harlequin’s summer 2017 musical, First Date, was workshopped in Seattle before receiving a run on Broadway. “A gentleman named Kenny Alhadeff, who works on play development and production in Seattle, suggested that we look at First Date because it would be such a good fit in our theater,” said Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “He had helped develop the show in Seattle for The 5th Avenue Theater and ACT in 2012. After giving it a look, I had to agree it is a great fit for us. It’s intimate and funny and a charming take on contemporary dating in America.”“Every year we strive to put together an exciting, eclectic, and thoroughly entertaining lineup of shows,” commented Harlequin Managing Artistic Director Scot Whitney. “I’d say this lineup nails it for the 26th straight year.”last_img read more

3 problems Barça boss Ernesto Valverde must resolve before it’s too late

first_imgAdvertisement cc8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp8ykbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esza( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) n29ck5Would you ever consider trying this?😱3jn5Can your students do this? 🌚4izcvdRoller skating! Powered by Firework A decade ago, the Camp Nou saw Pep Guardiola drive his boyhood club to two Champions League trophies in three years with a string of players from La Masia. But unfortunately, nothing is immortal and those golden days were over before long. After Pep left the club in 2012, the board members were in a dire situation; should they go for big names to succeed him or should they find someone who can fit in easily with the style Barça plays. The board chose the latter and Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino, Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde was chosen since then; all just to answer the simple question, “Why aren’t Barcelona playing like they used to?”Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesCurrent situationThe two previous seasons under Valverde’s reign, saw Barça, bottle crucial Champions League games away from home. To deal with those crises the club bought French striker Antoine Griezmann to sharpen the attack and Frenkie de Jong to orchestrate the midfield along with Arthur and Ivan Rakitic. But for the time being, the manager has angered the fans with a poor start to the season with 4 losses already. After salvaging a 0-0 draw against Slavia Prague at home in the Champions League, life’s getting hard for Ernesto Valverde.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesWhile some of the board members are on Valverde’s side, reports claim, that several other members are quite concerned with how things are going and Valverde can be shown the door soon if results do not take off . Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu however, has been backing Valverde since last season, and remains rigid on his no “rash decisions,” stance.Even, the atmosphere inside the dressing room is said to have soured as well, with a lot of muscular injuries, questions have been raised about of the technical staffs. But most importantly, there are serious doubts regarding tactical choices Mundo Deportivo claim.Advertisement Valverde however, responded by saying all criticisms of the team should be done in private. But the Barça boss is unhappy with his team’s performances and must find a solution before things become any worse. Right now, the former Barça  player has three big issues to resolve.Fragile defenceEven though Barça have a world-class shot-stopper at their disposal, the defenders can’t press back as a unit and opponents are reaching Barça’s 6-yard box without any problems. Due to this lack of organisation and the failed press, it creates a lot of space for the opposition to exploit.There’s also problem with the defensive pairing. Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet have played all four matches in Europe while Samuel Umtiti appeared just twice the whole season same as Jean-Claire Todibo, whilst Ronald Araujo from Barça B was sent off not long into his debut. As for the full backs, Sergi Roberto is now in midfield thus Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba have been handed more game-time  and newcomer Junior Firpo has been handed only a few minutes so far despite his wonderful display against Getafe. Clearly, there’s a lack of confidence between the coach and his players.Image Courtesy: AFPConfused midfieldYes, Barça aren’t the same anymore, they have lost their rhythm while in possession. The midfielders brought in since Xavi left, merely left their mark. The team was once known for suffocating their opponents in possession but those days are gone.In comes De Jong, with plenty of illusion, desire and courage to fulfill the gaping midfield and worthily the Dutch youngster has proved himself with his impeccable passes, first touch and vision, but he’s still yet to find his best role in the team as the coach is using him as a central mid than his usual defensive mid place, with Sergio Busquets who is no longer a starter, Valverde must rotate him more to keep him fresh for those March-April fixtures.The rest of the midfielders are equally as irregular. Arthur enjoys his moments but Valverde has demanded more hard-work from him in defence. Arturo Vidal plays the role of a box-to-box midfielder and Croat Ivan Rakitic is clearly getting the signs that his time at the Camp Nou is up with very limited minutes.La Masia prospects, Aleña or Riqui Puig could add more ‘Barça DNA’ to the team only if Valverde wishes so. But, as of now, it appears he’ll stick with what he knows best.Image Courtesy: UEFADisconnected attack:Barça have spent 345 million for Dembélé, Coutinho and Griezmann and none of them have produced anything fruitful so far. The club hasn’t recovered from the loss of Neymar and Coutinho has been already sent out on loan to Bayern Munich just one and half seasons later. The injury-prone Dembele hasn’t found his rhythm whilst Griezmann is still struggling to find his place in the team. Luis Suárez is in the twilight of his career and still doesn’t have a natural replacement. The Uruguayan and his fitness issues are becoming more of a concern to the club.Image Courtesy: FCBarcelonaBut there’s always one Lionel Messi. La Pulga is scoring every now and then but if he has an off day, the team struggles for creativity. The only other positive has been the arrival of Ansu Fati in the scene. The recently-turned 17-year old takes on his opponent easily and can score goals as well; and if nurtured properly he has the ability to take the world by a storm.With Messi’s hattrick against Celta at home yesterday, it’s safe to say, Ernesto Valverde’s job remains safe, for now. But the million-dollar question is, “For how long?”“I’m not worried about my future. The other day I had dinner [with Bartomeu]. I feel supported and respected. Whether you understand [the criticism] or not, it’s how it is. I don’t have much to say” he replies.Video Credit: ESPNFC, GOLAZOTVRead more:The future looks bleak for Ousmane Dembele at BarcelonaWatch : 16 year old Ansu Fati tears it up against Valencia in a 5-2 rout for BarcelonaDe Jong doesn’t want Xavi, Iniesta comparisons  Advertisementlast_img read more

Extreme E signs a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Networks India

first_imgAdvertisement c1cnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsk7mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3e5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cftu5Would you ever consider trying this?😱5pla7Can your students do this? 🌚isRoller skating! Powered by Firework Extreme E and Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) have signed a four-year broadcast partnership for the pioneering electric SUV off-road motorsport series, set to begin its inaugural season in 2021. The broadcast partnership with SPN will ensure millions across the Indian sub-continent can catch the action as it unfolds.Advertisement World-class drivers and teams will compete across Extreme E’s five-race odyssey to some of the most remarkable, remote locations on the planet. Viewers from all around the globe will be introduced to some of the most extreme locations as the racers drive through the sandbars in the Artic, the Amazonian rainforests of Brazil, the deserts of Saudi Arabia, the rising oceans of Senegal and the Himalayan glaciers of Nepal. The goal: highlighting the impact of human interference and climate change while raising awareness, driving sustainability and inspiring action.Advertisement The Season 1 calendar will be finalized imminently, with further announcements on teams, drivers and series partners to be made in the coming weeks.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Concert to Help Rebuild Highlands Jan. 20 at Count Basie…

first_imgHIGHLANDS – The Hope for Highlands concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Count Basie Theatre on Monmouth Street in Red Bank.The concert is being presented by Brian Kirk and will feature the G Band, Pat Guadagno, Jukebox Criminals and Brian Kirk and the Jirks.Bob Small has donated the cost of the Count Basie Theatre so that 100 percent of all ticket sales are going toward Hope For Highlands. Small has organized a charity to provide residents with a direct, local channel for aid.“The needs of the High­lands community are immediate and will continue for quite some time,” Small said,“Like the rest of these small towns up and down my beloved Jersey Shore, the devastation to Highlands is no different,” Brian Kirk said. “My idea is to bring in musical acts that perform often in this town and give them a larger stage to present their talent while raising money for the place they love.”Highlands has been devastated with severe damages to more than 1,200 of its 1,500 downtown homes and almost all of its businesses. High­lands, the first stop on the Jersey Shore, is known for its spectacular restaurants, Sandy Hook, Historic Twin Lights and its fishing and clamming industry.The loss of these homes and businesses has had a ripple effect on the community beyond the norm because many of the residents worked and lived in the town. An economically challenged town before the storm, this community is now faced with not only the loss of their homes but many have also lost their jobs.The money raised will be administered by Hope for Highlands, set up through the non-profit Highlands Busi­ness Partnership under the direction of Mayor Frank Nolan and Councilwoman Rebecca Kane, the organization’s liaison.The effort was designed to have donations go directly to the people and businesses in Highlands that need it most, said Rick Korn, the Hope for Highlands committee chair.Highlands residents are eager to return home and Hope for Highlands has already begun providing goods and services needed to expedite the process.Reimbursement checks will soon be distributed for qualified applicants who produce paid receipts and plan to return home. Business merchants and restaurants are working diligently to reopen and get the residents back to work.There are presently nine of the severely damaged businesses that have been able to reopen, but there is many more to go.Tickets are $35. All concert proceeds will directly benefit Highlands residents and businesses.Additional information is available by visiting www. highlandsnj.com or calling 732-291-4713.last_img read more

RB Schools to Get More Funding

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – An almost 13 percent increase in state education funding for the 2013-14 school year for the Red Bank school district “will help us move forward,” Superintendent Laura Morana said.According to the state Department of Education (DOE), the district can anticipate getting a 12.9 percent increase, amounting to $339,218. It is the largest increase among districts in the Two River area.Atlantic Highlands will receive an additional $2,937 in state money for a 2 percent increase. Henry Hudson Regional will get an additional $3,330 for a 0.4 percent increase. Highlands will get a 1.3 percent increase or $8,347 while the Oceanport district will receive an additional $3,577 for a 0.8 percent increase for the coming school year.Most area districts’ funding is projected to remain flat. The area districts that are expected to receive the same amount of aid for 2013-14 as they did in 2012-13 are: Colts Neck, Fair Haven, Holmdel, Little Silver, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Red Bank Regional, Rumson, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional and Shrewsbury.“I wish I could say the money was some gift for education improvement purposes or tax relief,” Red Bank Board of Education President Ben Forest said. “However, the commissioner [of education Chris Cerf] is acting on a basis of need.“Unfortunately, we’re going to be covering increasing costs and demands in our district,” Forest said.DOE spokesperson Barbara Morgan said state education officials relied on a formula, looking at what districts needed to provide a thorough and efficient education as prescribed by state standards, and at the local district’s ability to pay its fair share of it. When there was a gap between the two, state aid will allow those districts to reach what is called in education parlance the adequacy budget, according to Morgan.“That is what the state is providing,” through aid, she said.The Red Bank school district has seen an enrollment increase during the last couple of years, with this year and next seeing a 5 percent jump districtwide, according to Morana.“We’ll continue to see steady growth over the next five years,” the superintendent said.There are 13 districts across the state that have seen significant enrollment jumps and have been getting more state aid to help them address it, including Red Bank. The district also has been getting additional state money to cover expansion of its full-day pre-K program.But, Morana said, the district has to hire some additional teachers and faces rising costs for employee health insurance premiums, among other increases in spending.“There is a laundry list of items that we are now going to be able to begin addressing,” with the increased aid, she said.The additional aid also is “due to the fact that we’ve been underfunded for years and years,” Morana said.She was appreciative that Gov. Chris Christie and the commissioner are addressing what she sees as a shortfall.Without this and the other aid increases, the district would have faced tough choices for the enrollment jumps, including possibly expanding classroom size from its current 21-23 students to as many as 30 per class. “That would not have been a good decision. I could not in good conscience make a recommendation for that,” Morana said.The district will not be keeping all of the more than $300,000 additional aid, however. As required by the state, the district will allocate about a third of it to the Red Bank Charter School, Morana said.The district is slated to provide the charter school with $1.7 million for the 2013-14 school year, based on the state formula, according to the superintendent.last_img read more

Legal Action Puts Proposed Crematorium on Ice, For Now

first_imgOn Monday, Middletown Township Planning Board attorney James Gorman told The Two River Times an injunction had been secured that prevented the Fair View Cemetery Association application from proceeding until prior litigation is fully resolved. Gorman said the application has not been completely pulled, but shelved until the township zoning board’s 2017 litigation against the cemetery has been settled. MIDDLETOWN – A proposal for the construction of a crematorium at Fair View Cemetery has been buried, for now. The association first delivered its project description to the zoning board in September 2016. The plan called for a 1,128-square-foot human crematorium with two chambers. Though crematoriums chambers are considered to be low emitters of hazardous materials, Clark said mercury emissions are something that could have a severely negative impact on the health of children and pregnant mothers. Rather than returning to the original proposed site situated behind the cemetery’s mausoleums, the developers have eyed a vacant, forested 19.5- acre plot on the other side of the NJ Transit railway, which would place the facility across from the Oak Hill Road-entrance to the Poricy Park Nature Center and a residential development accessible via Ivy Hill Road. It would be also be located adjacent to Fairview Fields, a group of soccer fields and green space used by township athletes. “Our focus from the beginning has been about building awareness and educating our neighbors and community,” Clark said. “This a project that is dangerous in all aspects and has no benefit to the community in any way.” Fair View Cemetery is a 90-acre parcel bordering Route 35 South, Oak Hill Road and the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line railway. “This is not a total victory, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction,” said Andrew Clark, who is a leading member of a resident group that opposes the proposal. The application was granted conditional approval by the planning board in April 2017, but hit a snag approximately three months later when the applicant sought a setback variance to build the facility just 50 feet from nearby Route 35. The application was unanimously denied by zoning board. After two years the application was scheduled to return to the planning board Wednesday evening, March 20, but the injunction has removed it from the agenda until further notice. Though the scope of the work was expected to remain the same, and a crematorium is a permitted use at the cemetery, what drew the ire of Clark and the opposition group was the proposed change of location. Clark, who was an active member of the Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) group, which was instrumental in defeating a $111 million power line proposal by JCP&L, said the injunction will provide him and the growing group of concerned citizens time to expand their educational efforts and grow attention to the project in case the application returns. According to the injunction, the application for conditional use and site plan approval will remain on the planning board calendar, but will not be scheduled for public hearing. When the litigation is settled, and if Fair View Cemetery chooses to proceed with the project, the developer will need to reissue notices to all impacted homeowners within 200 feet of the project site. Hajna said that permit is due to expire June 19. He also noted that the permit does not extend to an alternate site and if the applicant changes the location of the project, the DEP application process must be restarted. According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) press officer Lawrence Hajna, the DEP granted the developer an air pollution control pre-construction permit three years before the application was submitted to the township in 2017.last_img read more

Christmas comes early for Maida; big Murdoch weekend for Leafs

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson DailyLeaf coach Frank Maida woke up this week realizing Christmas had arrived early.The Nelson skipper found out via the junior hockey grapevine that former Leaf netminder Marcus Beasley was on the market once again having been released from the Prince George Spruce Kings of the B.C. Hockey League.Nelson held the Kootenay International Junior B Hockey League rights to Beasley after he was release from Prince George.Already satisfied with the goaltending duo of Andrew Walton and Patrick Defoe, Maida did the next best things — traded the junior B rights of Beasley for cash or future considerations to the Kamloops Storm.“We were really quite happy with our goalie situation,” Maida told The Nelson Daily on the eve of a heavy-dose of Murdoch Division competition.“It’s late in the season and we wanted to find Marcus a place to play. We made a call and Kamloops needed a goalie.”The deal is for cash or a player, should the Leafs want anyone the Storm is interested in moving to the Heritage City.“We’re always looking for another player heading down the stretch and into the playoffs,” Maida said.Maida may be more eager to deal should the Leafs falter this weekend.Nelson hosts league-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first of a home-and-home weekend series Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sandwiched in between the two Hawk games — game two is Sunday at 1 p.m. in Fruitvale — is a tilt Saturday in Castlegar against the Rebels.“I don’t feel this is a make a break weekend, but it is a big weekend to position ourselves where I feel we belong at the top of the division with Beaver Valley and Castlegar,” Maida explained.After suffering through the past six weeks of the season plagued by injuries, the Leafs have only two players on the self heading into the weekend — defencemen Tyler Parfeniuk and Blake Arcuri.Maida said Parfeniuk, the Leaf captain, would be held out of the lineup until the New Year’s Eve game against Spokane Braves.The word on Arcuri is less than promising as the Nelson native continues to rehab a hand injury.Nelson enters the three-game set trailing Beaver Valley by 10 points and Castlegar by five. The Hawks have played on less game than the Leaf while Nelson has a game in hand on the Rebels.The Leafs hold the lead in the season series against the Rebels 2-1 but trail the Hawks 3-1.Two of the games Nelson lost to Beaver Valley the Leafs held a lead only to see the Hawks charge back and take the win.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_img Most fish are feeding on the surface now, so we have been running mostly surface lines with the usual gear. Some Rainbows up to 17 pounds and Bull Trout up to 14 pounds have been coming in.  We’re also experiencing some good Kokanee fishing in the West Arm (during the opening) and just outside the west arm.  So, there’s definitely been a lot of action. So, there is not a lack of fish to be caught on the river.  You just have to get out there. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures SportfishingMay is over and June is nearing the midway point. So there’s plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy. My favorite bucktail flies have been producing good numbers of Rainbows and even a few Bull trout on the surface.  Lucky flies have been:  black, black, and more black.  Since the flying ants have been hitting the water, it seems the fish are keying in on the black colors.  So, our favorites have been the black ant pattern #208, the usual black & white #228, and a few others gray & white #210, green & white #221.  Tight lines……………………….Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com The river has been running higher lately, but that seems to have created some new holes for fishing.  We’ve been fishing the usual back eddies and catching some nice fish. Also our Lyman plugs have been producing well on the surface and the downriggers.  Greens have been working well due to the color of the lake water.  So, lucky #55 or #53, or 97 have been producing.  Also the natural colors representing Kokanee have been working well.  Lucky numbers 16, 98, and 100 have been producing some good fish as well.   Columbia River:center_img Water temperature is perfect for most fish now, so we should see some good days of fishing ahead.  What are they biting on?? Fly-fishing with nymphs has been the most productive lately.  However the warmer weather has created a few hatches and we have begun dry fly fishing with caddis and flying ants as well. The month of May was pretty good fishing.  Lots of days with 10 – 15 fish to the boat.  The bugs came out, as well as flying ants, which seem to get all the fish in a frenzy.  Lots of bug eaters or small fish were caught, with the odd big fish each day. My favorite months are coming up for river fishing.  Look out for the famous Caddis hatch, as it will put every fish into a crazy feeding frenzy. The bait fishermen have been doing good as well.  Try using spinners tipped with worms or a 3-way rig on the bottom with bait.  Both methods have produced some nice fish.  Rainbows between 2 –5 pounds have been coming in, as well as Walleye between 2 – 5 pounds.  I’ve even seen a few Pike caught lately up to 10 pounds. Kootenay Lakelast_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Continue With On-Ice Lessons

first_imgThe Spartans tied the score before the intermission when Fontaine beat Selkirk College starter Russell Sanderson. After a scoreless second period, Dane Feeney gave the Saints a 2-1 lead seven minutes into the third. Matt Martin made it 3-1 for Selkirk College and despite a TWU goal with six minutes left, Sanderson shut the door.“He [Sanderson] has a calming influence in the net, he is good with his rebound control and doesn’t tend to panic,” Heaven said of Sanderson, who was named the game’s first star.“He did exactly what we needed, he stabilized the back end and gave the team the opportunity to win.”With a five-point weekend, Calvin has built on his rookie-of-the-year campaign last season to become a force for the Saints.“Dallas is a special player who is gifted offensively,” Heaven said of the Trail-raised forward who is tied for BCIHL scoring lead.“This year he has started to play with a little more of edge and he has found ways to get himself involved a little more physically. He has the skills to put the puck in the net, but it’s not always that type of game that wins it for us.”With Fall Semester mid-terms now over for the players, their on-ice learning continues and the final hockey test awaits in a few months. “We’re on the right on the path,” said Heaven when asked to grade his team at this point of the season.“My expectations are always A-plus, but if I had to give it a letter grade where we are playing right now would be in the B-plus area. We still have work to be done and there is plenty of time to do it. There is progress to be made… maybe we’re not completely satisfied, but we’re happy where we are at this point of the season.”The Saints have a weekend off and get back into action on November 19 when they host the Eastern Washington University Eagles at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints have shown great promise in the opening third of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, but there is plenty to learn before the final playoff test arrives in March.The Saints split their home weekend set with the Trinity Western University Spartans to remain atop the league standings as they build towards taking a shot at a fifth straight BCIHL championship. The Spartans took the Friday night game 4-3 and the Saints rebounded on Saturday to claim a 3-2 victory.“It was a tough start for us on Friday, we put ourselves in a fairly sizable hole,” said Saints head coach Brent Heaven. “It’s obviously a good learning experience for the guys that you need to be prepared to start at the very beginning of the game and not ten minutes in. The overall result was really good, we played some really solid hockey in the last 50 minutes. We need to learn from this and be ready every shift if we want to win in this league.”Trinity Western built a surprising cushion less than 15 minutes into the opening game with three quick goals. Saints sophomore forward Dallas Calvin got one back before the first intermission, but it was an unfamiliar spot to be in for the explosive Selkirk College offence.Trinity Western notched the only goal of the middle frame when Jarrett Fontaine beat Selkirk College starter Brett Huber. The Saints pushed hard with goals by Calvin and captain Tyler Kerner to cut the deficit to 4-3 five minutes into the final period. A wild finish that included a six-on-four advantage for the Saints to close game did not result in the tying goal as Spartan star goaltender Silas Matthys preserved the win.“We have the potential to get ourselves out of any sort of deficit, it’s just a case of having the perseverance and positivity to push through,” Heaven said.In the rematch Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex, the Saints were first on the board when Calvin scored his third goal of the weekend.last_img read more