Brad Fast named director of hockey operations at Michigan State

first_imgFast laced up the skates for the Spartans back in his playing days where he was an All-American, and an Academic All-American. From 1999-2003 he tallied 114 points in 164 games for the team. Fort St John alumni Brad Fast has landed one of the top hockey jobs with the Michigan State Spartans of the NCAA. The school announced last week that Fast would be joining the team as director of hockey operations.Fast applied for the job shortly after he returned from running this year’s North Peace Alumni Hockey School after a friend who previously held the position took a job with USA Hockey.While he won’t be coaching the players directly, Fast will have an active role in helping the squad get ready for their games this season- Advertisement -“I do a lot of preparation for games. It’s a non-coaching role so I’m not out on the ice because of NCAA compliance rules. They prevent me from getting out there. What I do is I watch video from our opponent’s previous games, I break down the video from our games and try and get us as best prepared as we possibly can for every weekend,” he said.Michigan State has always had a soft spot in Fast’s heart going back to when he first visited the campus when he was being recruited by the school as a player.“I really just love being a part of Michigan State. To be a part of the hockey program is an added bonus. From the time that I came here and visited the school way back when I was in high school I fell in love with this place,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Community Events for the weekend of April 10th

first_imgSunday, Apr 11, 2010 02.00 PM – 04.00 PMWomen’s Health & Well-being Workshops SeriesWomen’s Resource SocietyConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  11.00 AM – 03.00 PMWomen’s Institute Spring Tea & BazaarBaldonnel Elementary SchoolFood , Market Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  07.00 PMCamp Fire Cowboys @ the LegionLegionMusic ,Fundraiser ,Food Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  06.00 PMFirefighter’s Charity BallPomeroy Hotel & Conference CentreDance ,Fundraiser Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  01.00 PMAGM for Charlie Lake Conservation SocietyCharlie Lake ChurchConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 09.00 AMSpring Run off, Road Race & Walk for DiabetesNorthern Lights CollegeFundraiser ,Sports & Fitness Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  07.00 PM – 10.00 PMHome Routes Concert Series: Rick FinesThe Rabbit Hole/Retro RelicsMusic Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  10.00 AM – 02.00 PMSpring Community One-Stop RegistrationNorth Peace Secondary SchoolChildren & Family ,Community Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  08.00 PMFSJ Arts Council Toga PartyOn the RocksDance , Food ,Fundraiser Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 – Saturday, Apr 10, 2010  08.00 PM – 11.00 PMOneManRock @ JD Fitzgerald’sJD Fitzgerald’s PubMusic – Advertisement – Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend.  If you have an event you’d like included in the City of Fort St. John’s Calendar, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img read more

Lohan’s rehab: ‘It was great’

first_imgLindsay Lohan said she felt safe being in rehab earlier this year, but she doesn’t consider herself an addict. The 20-year-old actress told Allure Magazine during an interview that appears in its May issue that she decided to enter the secluded Wonderland Center, an addiction treatment facility, at the suggestion of her therapist. “It’s so weird that I went to rehab. I always said I would die before I went to rehab,” Lohan said. Her room was “all white, with a parquet, and it was different! I just felt safe,” Lohan said. “I thought, I’m going to stay here tonight. And I stayed there. For a month. It was great,” she said. Lohan said in January that she had checked into the center. Her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, confirmed in December that Lohan was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Still, the star of “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” told Allure, “I don’t know that I’m necessarily an addict.” – Associated Press 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

Di Maria won’t be instant saviour for Man United, warns Van Gaal

first_img New Manchester United winger Angel di Maria with manager Louis van Gaal 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned fans that British record signing Angel di Maria won’t be an instant saviour for the club.The Red Devils announced the £60million arrival of the Real Madrid winger on Tuesday, just hours before the side suffered an embarrassing Capital One Cup exit to League One outfit MK Dons.Van Gaal is still searching for his first competitive win as United boss, having lost and drawn his first two Premier League games in charge, and his youthful side were torn apart at Stadium MK with the hosts securing a shock 4-0 victory.There is no doubt Champions League-winning Di Maria will give the out-of-form Red Devils a huge boost, but the Dutch coach doesn’t expect an immediate change in fortunes.“He shall contribute very much in our way of playing. He is also a creative player,” said the Old Trafford chief.“I can change the system with Di Maria as he can also play the wing and play in midfield.“He can contribute and that’s very important but we don’t have to expect that tomorrow, the world has changed.“He has to adapt to the culture of England, to the culture of the Premier League and to the philosophy of Manchester United.After a promising pre-season, the wheels appear to be coming off United’s campaign already, but Van Gaal has urged fans to be patient with his team.He added: “They have to believe in our philosophy.“We are building up a team and you cannot make [it] in one month, not in one year.“Of course it’s very disappointing but I hope they shall maintain their confidence in the club and in our philosophy because that philosophy takes time.”Van Gaal was disappointed to see his side concede goals due to individual mistakes – Jonny Evans with a glaring howler for the opener – but he was quick to defend his decision to field a largely inexperienced side, having named ten changes from the team that drew 1-1 with Sunderland.“You have to analyse the problem and then you have to take your matches and I have done that and I think the changes were good,” he said“But it’s also risky to change and to play one against one and therefore Milton Keynes could score.“You don’t have to forget that we have nine injuries and we have a very young team. I have seen them trying to do their utmost best.“So more, you cannot expect of players. We were also unlucky because they scored out of our errors at once and then you are always behind.”last_img read more

Arsenal to reignite interest in France star?

first_img Yohan Cabaye in action for PSG 1 Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye could be set to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer with the club vying to complete an audacious loan move for fellow midfielder Xavi.Cabaye, who left Newcastle for PSG in January 2014, has struggled to establish himself in the star-studded squad at the Parc des Princes. He started just 13 Ligue 1 games this season, scoring only once from central midfield.It has been reported that PSG could be about to complete a season-long loan deal for Xavi, who announced he is set to join Qatari side Al-Sadd on a two-year contract this summer.However Le Parisien has suggested that he could first spend a year on loan at PSG, which would further limit Cabaye’s playing time.That could encourage Arsenal to reignite their long-term interest in classy midfielder Cabaye, 29, with midfield recruits high on Arsene Wenger’s summer wishlist.Wenger tried to sign Cabaye for £10m from Newcastle back in 2013 but ultimately failed, however the arrival of Xavi may help him this time.last_img read more

Delph replacement? Aston Villa confirm signing of Lille and Senegal midfielder

first_img Idrissa Gueye Aston Villa have signed Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye on a four-year contract.Manager Tim Sherwood said the 25-year-old, who has 24 Senegal caps, had been one of the best midfielders in France in the last couple of years.“I’m really pleased to have brought Idrissa on board,” he told“He’s been one of the best young midfielders in France for the last few seasons and there were a lot of teams trying to sign him this summer.“I believe we are signing a player who is hungry to succeed, is entering what should be his best years and is perfectly suited to the Premier League.”Gueye will join up with the squad, who are currently at a training camp in Portugal, on receipt of his UK visa.He is likely to fill a hole in midfield soon to be vacated by captain Fabian Delph, who is on the verge of a move to Manchester City.Earlier the club confirmed the departure of defender Antonio Luna to Spanish club Eibar.Luna joined from Sevilla in a £2million deal in June 2013 and scored on his debut in a 3-1 Barclays Premier League win at Arsenal.But the 24-year-old left-back made only 17 starts for Villa and was loaned to Italian club Hellas Verona last season before moving to Serie B club Spezia Calcio for the second half of the campaign. 1last_img read more


first_imgLATEST UPDATE FROM GLASGOW: The partner of a Donegal man who was murdered outside his Glasgow home has told police she saw the attack from a window but did not realise it was him.Malin Head man William McKeeney was attacked by two men in the city early on Sunday morning as walked home after a night out.Police said his 48-year-old partner Annemarie had heard a disturbance and saw the attack from their ground floor flat. Officers said that she had been left “completely traumatised” by the 57-year-old’s death.Police said Mr McKeeney was subjected to a “sustained and violent” assault on his way home from a night out and left unconscious on the pavement.Police said Annemarie had not realised that it was him being attacked until she went outside and found him.Ch Insp Stephen McAllister, of Strathclyde Police, said she was “completely traumatised”, adding: “The fact she found him makes it even more horrendous.” The officer leading the police inquiry has cautioned against speculating about the motive for the attack.Det Ch Insp David Gailey said: “Mr McKeeney suffered massive injuries to his head and body in what can only be described as a brutal and sustained attack.“To speculate on a motive at this time is completely unhelpful, and indeed may hinder our investigation, however, we are keeping an open mind as to why it happened.“I am convinced that someone in the community knows who did this and I would appeal to them to contact police and help us take this investigation forward.“Mr McKeeney and his partner were well known in the area. William, who worked locally as a labourer, was a popular man who was ready to help anyone he could.” The local police commander has said the murder does not indicate that violence is a regular feature of the area.Ch Insp Stephen McAllister said: “Pollokshields is a good area with a low crime rate – especially in regard to violent crime.“This unusual but horrific crime has the community shocked.“As well as our community officers, who have a good relationship with local people, there will be additional officers in the area and I would encourage people to approach them with any information or concerns they may have.” Previous story here: MURDER: PARTNER SAW SICKENING ATTACK was last modified: January 16th, 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:donegalInishowenMalin Headwilliam mckeeneylast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Wins Las Vegas Classic Title In a Wild Double-Overtime Thriller

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live “I’m so proud of these guys,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “We didn’t have it in the first half and we challenged them to leave it all on the floor in the second half. From an effort and tenacity standpoint, they took advantage of that. They never folded and kept fighting and making plays. It was just an awesome basketball game.” Box Score (PDF) “This proves that what they’re doing is working in terms of their effort togetherness and love for the game,” DeVries said of the team’s successful start and trip to the Las Vegas Classic. Next Game: In overtime, Norton, the tournament MVP, took over with 21 of his 31 points coming in overtime as he continued to make plays, each successively bigger than the previous. With less than two minutes, he buried a three-pointer to give Drake a 90-87 lead and later hit a pair of free throws to put the Bulldogs up 92-91 with 30 seconds remaining. He continued to dominate the second overtime, converting on two three-pointers in the first three minutes of the second overtime and making 8-of-8 free throws down the stretch to pull away from the Toreros for the tournament title. Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) The rest of the roster followed McGlynn lead’s in the second half, bouncing back to shoot 60 percent in the half to slowly erase the deficit, forcing the wild overtime periods and continuing the Bulldogs’ best start to a season since 2007-08.center_img Drake (10-2) trailed by as many as nine points in the second half before rallying to tie the game at 83-83 with two seconds left on an Ellingson three-pointer off a pass from D.J. Wilkins. Ellingson scored 23 of his career-high 25 points in the second half to eventually propel the Bulldogs to the win. Story Links  Print Friendly Version LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Seniors Nick Norton and Brady Ellingson combined for 56 points in a wild 110-103 double-overtime victory for the Drake University men’s basketball in the championship game of the Continental Tires Las Vegas Classic. The Bulldogs dispatched San Diego after 50 minutes action with big play after big play from nearly every player on the roster. McKendree 12/29/2018 – 2 p.m. Norton’s 31 points came on 5-of-9 shooting from the arc and a 10-of-10 night at the free-throw line with seven assists as well. Ellingson was 4-of-6 from three-point range for his career-high 25 points while Nick McGlynn added 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds before fouling out in overtime.  Both Ellingson and McGlynn were named to the all-tournament team along with Norton. McGlynn scored 14 points in the first half to help keep Drake in the game while the Bulldogs struggled early against USD to allow the Toreros a 41-33 halftime lead. The Bulldogs take a brief break for the upcoming holiday before returning to the Knapp Center to host McKendree Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Knapp Center.last_img read more

Public meeting amidst fears of closure of Dunlewey Post Office

first_imgA public meeting has been called following concerns over the future of Dunlewey Post Office.It follows a decision by An Post to put the branch contract out for Public Consultation.The meeting takes place this Monday 24th October at 7pm in the Ionad Pobail in Dunlewey. Sinn Féin Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh said it is vital that the post office service is retained for the local community.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “The Post Office in Dunlewey has been at the heart of the local community for decades, and the local Post Mistress and all those who’ve worked at the branch have given years of dedicated service to the area.“I understand that the Post Mistress in Dunlewey, who must be commended for having given over two decades of service to the Post Office network, is due to step down shortly and An Post has subsequently taken the decision to, instead of automatically placing the contract out to a competitive tendering process, put the contract for the branch out to Public Consultation.“I have been informed that this process will commence next week and shall run until the second week in November. “While the fate of the branch in Dunlewey is uncertain and at this point in time there is no guarantee that the post office will be kept open, it is crucial that every effort is made to retain this service.”He said that if the branch closes it will be a huge blow to local people and businesses and to all those who depend on the services offered by the post office network.“I have now called a public meeting for this Monday 24th October at 7pm in Dunlewey to discuss the future of the post office and I would of course encourage everyone to come along to this meeting where it’s hoped that a plan of action and a co-ordinate community response can be devised.“The closure of a post office can have a devastating impact on a rural community and every effort must now be made to ensure that the Post Office branch in Dunlewey can remain open well into the future.”Public meeting amidst fears of closure of Dunlewey Post Office was last modified: October 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

Warriors-Suns cheatsheet: Young Phoenix core won’t be much of a test

first_imgThe Warriors (38-15) are looking to win their third straight game and the Suns (11-45), with the worst record in the league, may give them an easy path to that goal.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, 6 p.m. (NBCSBA)Suns projected starters: Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson,Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Elie Okobo Suns Stock Report: This season, the Suns are playing for the future, relying on the young core of …last_img