Woman arrested for reckless driving, crashing into cars at West Palm Beach gas station

first_imgA woman was arrested after police say she was trying to run over people, causing damage to several vehicles at a gas station in West Palm Beach.West Palm Beach Police were called to the Marathon gas station located at 1840 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Wednesday afternoon, and they say 29-year-old Lynn Midlyn was driving recklessly and apparently tried to run over people, causing damage to several vehicles and the storefront.Midlyn was arrested on six counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, five counts of reckless driving, one count of vandalism and one count of resisting arrest without violence.Police said the deadly weapon was Midlyn’s vehicle.last_img


first_img:09 It’s time for all of you to put your hoodies and football gear away and take your game inside. It’s hoop season baby. And stop waiting for the playoffs to go see a game. Our student athletes need our support now! Lets start “packin’” these high school gyms. After all, you and I both know you have nothing better to do.:08 Last week someone who will remain nameless brought a very important point to my attention. And at first I was a little in the dark. But I went back and put some light on it. Hey Pittsburgh Courier photographer what were you thinking? It’s the Gateway Basketball Tournament and you have no pictures of any Gateway players…and not one photo of Imani Christian Academy or Westinghouse High School …C’mon man!!! (see I call us on the carpet when necessary):07 Oh, by the way, pardon me Clairton Bears but you get the same level of props I threw out to Aliquippa. You just won your third straight title with a win over Southern Columbia at Hershey Park Stadium and with that fourth straight win set the longest high school football winning streak in the nation. You’re all BBBAAADDDD MMMMEEENN!! (Lot of you don’t know I got roots in Donora…I got family and friends in Clairton…Go Bears) (You remember the Clairton Elks…don’t ya ??!!):06 Don’t look now boys and girls but my Lakers are slowly but surely putting it together. Big Bynum is back in the lineup. That’s two seven footers to contend with when he pairs up with Gasol. That’s no day at the beach for anybody. And oh, by the way, Kobe’s wrist ain’t broke…I told ya!:05 Nobody really talks about it but one of the big problems with the Pitt basketball team is that their point guard Trevon Woodall has been out injured. You can never, never, ever underestimate the importance of the floor general. It throws everything out of whack when he’s not on the floor, that and not playing the Pitt style of defense. But not to worry, Jamie Dixon will right the ship.:04 For the so called know-it-alls out there, aka sportswriters and sports talk show hosts that actually believe it will take Penn State 10 years to get back on track, that is just “krazy” talk. Listen and listen good. Americans have short memories. Hell they barely remember 9-11, the worst tragedy in American history. You think some corn grower in middle America or an inner-city kid in ghetto U.S.A. is not going to take a free ride to one of the nation’s finest programs. Three years from now because of this…forget about it. The Nittany Lions will roar again in two years, count ’em “2” years! Take it to the bank, sign it, cash it, and walk out the bank.:03 If you missed the Champions First Friday Par-Tay…well you missed “The Flow Band” tear it up! Yea mun we par-tayed all nite long mun.:02 Hate to be the one to tell you this “Boston Mike” from Penn Hills but your Celtics are done. Too old, too slow and they didn’t replace anyone during the off season. Not that I care!:01 My girl Channel “Smitty” Smith is holding her own single handedly down in the D.C. area and she’s not backing up or taking any “stuff” from anybody about her Pittsburgh Steelers. Anybody reading this who has her number give her a call and show her some love. It’s not easy being as fine as she is and the No. 1 Steeler Fan in D.C. too! (Oh yea she’s fine, no doubt about it…finer than frog’s hair !!!)“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 The Champions/Five Starr Corporation “Tip Off” Reception is back. It’s time to get the new clock started for Champions 2012. It all gets going with the First Big Event of the year…“Champions Forever…25-100,” Feb. 3, at the brand spanking new Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh across from the Old Civic Arena and next to Consol Arena right after work 6-10 p.m. Get your picture taken with the Fabulous Diamond Models, printed on the spot -light hors d’oeuvres-cash bar-free parking-big time networking-and you get to socialize with the grown folks—business attire—$25 donation benefits the 37th Annual Kenny Durrett Memorial City League vs. WPIAL High School, Middle School, Grade School All-Star Basketball Classic and Champions 2012 “Safe Summer” Programs call 412-628-4856 for information. Our goal is 100 people to donate $25…let’s do this people!!“TRIPLE OVERTIME”:00 I missed by just minutes one of the city’s finest couples over the holidays. The great Ron “R.C.” Carter of Perry H.S., VMI, and the L.A. Lakers…but this is not about Ron, this is about one of Pittsburgh’s finest models, his wife Darnella. She remains one of the best Truly Yours models of all time. Crystal, Leslie, Ellen and Roxy send their love and we all continue our prayers for your daughter and her continued great health. Word has it you’re reading Overtime…hey you’re all now in the Locker Room!~ Game Over ~ BILL NEAL :10 All right, right out the gate I had Steelers to win 24-21 but I was wrong. We had a lot of key injuries and they have a good coach and a good defense. You know I am a big Tee-Bow fan. You can’t measure the size of a man’s heart, and the Tee-Bow train keeps rolling to New England! last_img read more

Duncan, James set to break their Finals tie

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka in overtime of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. San Antonio won 112-107 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)MIAMI (AP) — Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James.His name is Tim Duncan.Their numbers over that decade are incredibly similar. Duncan has appeared in 622 regular-season and playoff victories, James has played in 621. Duncan is shooting 50.2 percent from the field, James is shooting 50 percent. Duncan has won three championships over that stretch, James has two.Plus, when facing each other in the NBA Finals, both has won one, lost one.Here comes the tiebreaker — a Finals rematch that will have high expectations.Miami and San Antonio are the league’s last two teams standing for the second consecutive year, their next chapter starting on the Spurs’ home floor Thursday night. The Heat won a wild series last season for their second straight championship, needing a frantic rally to avoid elimination in Game 6 and then riding the strength of a 37-point, 12-rebound effort from James to top the Spurs in Game 7.“I think our guys, they actually grew from the loss last year,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I call it fortitude. I think they showed an unbelievable amount of fortitude. If I can compliment my own team humbly, to have that tough loss, especially the Game 6 and not have a pity party and come back this year and get back to the same position, I think that’s fortitude.”It’s the league’s first Finals rematch since Chicago and Utah played in 1997 and 1998.The teams have actually played three times since last season’s classic series ended, twice in the regular season, another being a preseason meeting in Miami where the Spurs acknowledged that the pain of losing Game 7 on that floor was still real.Then again, it’s almost like they wanted to feel that hurt at times. Popovich showed the Spurs clips of Games 6 and 7 early in training camp this season, not so much to open old wounds but rather speed up the healing process.“We were just trying to put it away, just get over that part of it, learn from it, and move forward from there,” Duncan said.Move forward, they did.San Antonio won 62 games in the regular season, the best record in the league. One of those wins was a 24-point romp over Miami, on the same floor where this series will start on Thursday.The Heat know what wanting revenge feels like. They lost the 2011 NBA Finals to Dallas, then opened the following season on the Mavericks’ floor and simply blew them away.Heat forward Chris Bosh called it “extra motivation” for the Spurs.“It’s just something that we have to deal with, and we know that they’re going to be very passionate, and they’re going to play some good basketball,” Bosh said. “So whoever we play, we just have to continue to keep our approach the same and play good basketball.”While the Spurs were punching their ticket by ousting Oklahoma City from the West finals on Saturday night, the Heat were getting a day off. James was taking his kids to see X-Men. James Jones went to a home-improvement store for some supplies. Bosh insisted he was going to do as little as possible, and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra isn’t summoning his team to practice again until Monday.By then, James will be locked in on the Spurs.“It hasn’t really hit us that much yet because I think we’re in it,” James said Friday night after Miami beat Indiana and clinched its fourth consecutive East championship. “I think it will once we’re done and we’re able to look back at what we were able to accomplish as players, as a franchise. I think that’s when it will really hit us. We definitely don’t take it for granted to be in this position.”So for the next few days, all the highlights of last year’s finals will be played over and over again.The shot by Tony Parker — who missed the second half of Saturday night’s game with a left ankle injury — to win Game 1 in Miami for the Spurs. James’ twirl-on-the-rim dunk as the Heat pulled away in Game 2. San Antonio sharpshooter Danny Green’s Finals-record 3-point display. Bosh’s rebound that led to Ray Allen’s shot that saved Miami’s season in Game 6. The yellow rope, the precursor to a Spurs celebration that never happened.All made for an epic series.The encore could be even better.“Obviously we are very happy and pleased with the season we have had so far, but we are not by any means satisfied,” Green said. “We know we have a lot of work to do against a very good team. There is a reason why they’re back there and are two-time champs. We have our work cut out for us, but we are happy with going back — just not satisfied.”last_img read more

Westport Winery Announces Two New Wines

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryFor their ten-year anniversary celebration Westport Winery released a new vintage of Smoky Nor’wester in a commemorative etched wine bottle. Smoky is a classic Bordeaus blend of 60 percent Merlot, 24 percent Cabernet Franc, and 16 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. In the tasting notes they suggest this wine is “Like fireworks in the sky or a good spanking.” In the winery’s Sea Glass Grill they suggest you enjoy this with Prime Rib. And anywhere it’s a good musical pairing with Happy Anniversary by the Little River Band.Westport Winery released a new vintage of Smoky Nor’wester in a commemorative etched wine bottle. Photo courtesy: Westport WIneryA portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Westport Maritime Museum. The sculpture commemorating this wine in the winery’s display garden was created by Ocosta artist Nikki Demmert. Her Haida cedar carving is located near the pond in the winery’s 9-hole executive golf course.Guests are encouraged to reuse this beautiful bottle for the incredible olive oils and balsamic vinegars available in either the garden resort tasting room between Aberdeen and Westport, Washington, or their Seaside, Oregon tasting room.Additionally, the winery released its latest vintage of Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris this week. Crafted with grapes from Sugarloaf Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA, this wine is described to be like “a stroll through a French orchard.” The winery recommends this wine be paired with their homemade clam chowder while listening to It’s A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the historic 7th Street Theater in Hoquiam. The sculpture commemorating this wine was crafted by Lora Malakoff of Clallam Bay. And the label was painted by watercolorist Darrel Easter.In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. The Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort was voted #2 winery restaurant in the nation by USA Today. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine seven times.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.Westport Winery’s new location at 810 Broadway in Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more

Setback: Bundesliga side FC Cologne reports 3 coronavirus positive tests after resumption of training

first_imgImage Courtesy: CBS SportsAdvertisement wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs936h9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1r82gq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6jnfr1Can your students do this? 🌚3a7yzRoller skating! Powered by Firework World sport has been on hold since the novel Coronavirus outbreak turned into a pandemic and started spreading globally. After several postponements in the past months, many top European football leagues have started to cancel the ongoing season. However, some leagues have still kept the current season on hold, one of them being the Bundesliga. FC Cologne, one of the popular clubs out of the German league had even resumed training. The unfortunate result of it is three confirmed COVID-19 cases in the club.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CBS SportsWhile the German government has postponed any decision regarding any sporting activity in the country until May 6th, some Bundesliga clubs, including FC Cologne are already populating the training grounds, even though there is no confirmed date on the restart of the league yet.However, after the confirmation of three Coronavirus cases, Cologne has put their entire squad, officials and staffs undergo testing on Thursday. The news was confirmed through a statement on the club’s official website.Advertisement “FC Köln had the entire team and coaching staff, along with the backroom staff, tested on Thursday for COVID-19. Three people tested positive, all are symptom free.” the statement read.“After an assessment of the cases by the responsible health authorities, the three people who tested positive will go into a 14-day quarantine at home,” the statement added.Advertisement Cologne has also chosen not to reveal the identities of the three COVID-19 affected patients.“The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else,” Horst Heldt, Cologne’s managing director added on the situation, “the previous measures, as well as the strategy of regular tests, have proven themselves so that we can now react with individual solutions.”Christian Seifert, chief executive of German Football Association (DFL) had recently touched on the option of a behind closed doors return of Bundesliga on 9th May. Although, with the further delay on the government’s announcement regarding sports, it is unlikely that there will be any footballing action in Germany in the upcoming weeks.Cologne currently sit in 10th position in the league table, with 32 points from 25 matches.Germany has seen over 164,000 positive Coronavirus cases till date, and 6736 patients have succumbed to the virus.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-US Women’s football team goes to court over equal pay…and loses due to insufficient evidence!Serie A clubs unanimous in their decision to finish the season Advertisementlast_img read more

All Earth Dwellers Invited to Environmental Day

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellLITTLE SILVER – Earth Day is still a month away, but borough residents don’t have to wait until April to grow a little greener.The Little Silver Environmental Commission will host its annual Environmental Day this Saturday to give residents in the borough and surrounding area a chance to recycle old clothing and electronics, learn from experts at beekeeping, composting and gardening workshops and learn more about local environmental initiatives.The four-hour event, hosted at the Woman’s Club of Little Silver, 111 Church St., has grown each year since it began five years ago, according to Bonnie Winters Akey, who chairs the Little Silver Environmental Commission.“The goal of the day is to raise awareness of what’s available in town, and in the county and state, in terms of making all of us greener,” she said.Free demonstrations are scheduled throughout the morning inside the Women’s Club building and will include a compost workshop with Rutgers University Master Gardener Tom Matulewicz, a beekeeping discussion with local beekeeper Liz Hanson, and a planting demonstration by Bob Sickles of Sickles Market.Outside, those looking to clean out their closets can stop by recycling stations that will be set up in the Woman’s Club Parking lot. Old electronics, including TVs and “anything with a plug” will be accepted for recycling at no cost. Additionally, gently used clothing will be collected by the non-profit Lunch Break and SafeGuard Document Destruction will be on site with a document shredding truck to accept paper and books.“It’s really a good way to do spring cleaning,” said Akey, noting that with Lunch Break collecting the clothing, people can be sure the donations will go to those who need them, “which is important to us,” she added.Along with opportunities to stop by workshops and recycle household items, green demonstrations, displays and services will be available inside the Woman’s Club, said Akey. A few offerings include free energy efficiency audits from New Jersey Natural Gas to help residents find out how to save energy in their homes, and tree giveaways from the county Shade Tree Commission. Reusable bags will also be handed out to attendees.As spring starts to bloom and with Earth Day around the corner, Akey said Saturday is a great time for residents to come out to recycle and learn about how to make their community greener.“This is the perfect time of year for this,” she said. “It’s not just for Little Silver. We encourage everyone to come out.”The Little Silver Environmental Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Woman’s Club of Little Silver, 111 Church St. The event is free and open to the public.last_img read more

Holmdel’s New Library To Open Soon at Bell Works

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HOLMDEL – Space for Holmdel’s new $1.7 million public library positioned inside the innovative and commercial hub of Bell Works was unveiled to hundreds of parents and children last week during an evening of behind-the-scenes tours.While walls are still bare of books, computers wait to be installed and construction is ongoing in the children’s section, Holmdel Mayor Greg Buontempo believes the 18,000-square-foot library will be unparalleled when completed at the end of November.“A lot of what we put in here is custom,” Buontempo said. “We didn’t want the library to be from out of a catalog. We wanted it to be distinct and unique.”The joint library and learning center provides guests with a winding, light-filled experience from front to rear. It’s brushstroke design splits into four different sections: periodicals, research, collaborative and children.Buontempo said the goal was to create a space for people “that almost feels like a home, an extension of their living room.”All workstations around the perimeter of the library face toward windows. Patrons seated along the entrance will look in at the atrium and the remaining spaces throughout the library all look out through glass to the front entrance to Bell Works.Holmdel parents and children tour the inside of Holmdel’s new township library on Nov. 1 after a ribbon-cutting earlier in the evening.“It creates that environment where you are in a public space but you’re also in your own space,” Buontempo said. “It was a concept we worked hard to achieve.”The facility, part of the Monmouth County Library System, will provide a number of perks to Holmdel and county residents:Two large conference rooms with seating for 169 and 80, respectively.Free access to digital research and reference tools like Ancestry.com, Morningstar Investment Research Center, EBSCO host journals, Hoover’s Online, Value Line, Small Business Reference Center, JSTOR Academic Journals and Weiss Insurance Ratings.A selection of subscription-based resources for law, medicine, arts, entertainment, employment, grants and politics.Access to more than 100 magazines, both current editions and archives.An up-to-date print collection with a dedicated children’s and teen wing.Plans for educational programs and services for children, teens and adults.Buontempo said the library will also feature a piece of history – a handmade radio built by world-renowned inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Buontempo said the radio was awarded to a former Bell Labs employee in 1921 after he won a science contest Edison hosted. The Smithsonian Institution and the Thomas Edison Center were interested in the radio for their respective museums, but the family donating the piece chose Bell Works, Buontempo said.Moving the township library into Bell Works was always the endgame, Buontempo said. Holmdel’s current library is located in the basement at Town Hall, 1 Crawfords Corner Road, where it has been since 1981. The collection totals more than 51,000 items.Holmdel resident Mike Sockol said the basement space is a far cry from what residents will soon enjoy.“It’s not the greatest optical positioning for a library – in a basement, away from everything,” Sockol said after his Wednesday evening tour. “A centralized location is always very good.”Sockol, also a former Monmouth County Library commissioner, believed Bell Works to be the right home for Holmdel’s new library.“When you consider the history of this building, when you consider the dynamism that is occurring here, those are all good things to surround your library with,” he said.After some smaller additions to the cost last month, the final tally for the new library is just shy of $1.8 million. Somerset Development president Ralph Zucker, who purchased Bell Works in 2013 for $27 million, donated $1 million towards the construction of the new library in January. Buontempo said the remaining money will be raised through fundraising and donations. Over $300,000 was brought in by a fundraiser earlier this year, and naming rights for the library could yield another $300,000 to $500,000 to cover the remaining costs, he said.Somerset Development’s Ralph ZuckerZucker said Wednesday evening reminded him of traveling to the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore alongside his grandmother in years past. He recalled borrowing the children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” authored and illustrated in 1963 by Maruice Sendak.“The pages of a book allow your mind’s eye to see and to roam free. It allows you to imagine and think,” Zucker told a gathered crowd. “And in a way, that’s what Bell Works is all about.”This article was first published in the Nov. 9-16, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Theater Review ‘Cyrano’ at Two River Theater

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen Fear not. Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers wrote a script that adheres to the original story line based on a real person, but with a more contemporary vernacular, costumes mixing modern and traditional styles, a set with reversed flats suggesting we may be watching from backstage and short blasts of hip-hop music during scene changes. The playwrights also streamlined the cast to five people – with O’Connell as Cyrano – exuding the panache for which he is known in a well-drawn performance. Journalist Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen’s theater news and reviews can be found on theatercues.com. Jason O’Connell stars as Cyrano, Luis Quintero as Christian and Chris Thorn as DeGuiche in Two River Theater’s production of “Cyrano” now through Oct. 13. Photo courtesy T. Charles Erickson Costume designer Jessica Wegener gives Cyrano motorcycle pants, Roxanne a simple red dress and Montfleury feathers and braid. Scenic designer Kristen Robinson also includes the traditional proscenium and modern metal chairs. Lighting designer Paul Toben gives us an incredibly beautiful moon at the end. The rest of the superb, very talented company includes Chris Thorn (DeGuiche, Ragueneau, Montfleury, Cadet) and Nance Williamson (LeBret, Duenna, Lise, Monk, Unsavory Character). A new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic play currently running at the Two River Theater in Red Bank is less like the 1950 movie featuring José Ferrer in the title role, and more like the 1987 film “Roxanne” featuring Steve Martin, whose script offered a happy ending. center_img This is not your grandparents’ “Cyrano de Bergerac.” It’s probably not even your parents’ “Cyrano de Bergerac.” So I wonder: Is this a“Cyrano” for millennials? Notexclusively, of course. Afterall, Roxanne says, towardthe end of the play, she feelsmore grownup after whatshe’s been through. Roxanne still falls in love with the new handsome cadet Christian (Luis Quintero, who also plays Sister Marthe and Bellerose.) When he first encounters Cyrano he makes several insulting jokes about Cyrano’s enormous nose. The only makeup to indicate the flaw is what looks like a black vein – tape? – on one side of a normal nose. It’s disconcerting. Meredith McDonough’s direction is flawless, often brilliant, when it comes to on stage costume changes, entrances and exits, and the opening and closing business. Don’t be late, trust me. While the first act of the two acts is long, it kept moving. If you exit early, however, Cyrano might take note, which he did in this performance. In the shorter Act 2, Cyrano incurs an injury he tries to hide bycovering his face with hishand, making it difficult tocatch all the dialogue. But the production includes a most inexplicable change by doing away with Cyrano’s oversized nose, the source of his sometimes crippling self-doubt when it comes to love and women. One woman in particular. Although he is much admired for his dueling, his poetry, his wit, his charity, he believes no woman could love him, especially his distant cousin and childhood companion Roxanne, nicely played by Britney Simpson, who also plays a cadet. last_img read more

Ex-Leaf named assistant captain with Trail Smoke Eaters

first_imgThe 18-year-old Wheeldon spent 2010-11 season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with Nelson.Trail broke camp Sunday and now prepares for a handful of exhibition games beginning Tuesday in Chase against the Prince George Spruce Kings.The two teams also play Wednesday in Chase before Trail travels to Merritt to face the Centennials Friday.The only home preseason game for Trail is Saturday, September 1 against Merritt at the Cominco Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m.Trail opens the 2012-12 BCHL season at 2012 Showcase Tournament September 7-9 at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.Trail also plays Merritt Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m.The 2012 Showcase tournament is a three-day event designed for the league to showcase all of its’ 16 teams in one venue for College and Pro scouts.The Penticton Vees open up defence of the 2012 RBC Cup title in the final of four games on opening day against host Chilliwack in the rematch of last season’s Semi-Final playoff series. The Nelson Daily has learned that former Nelson Leaf winger Adam Wheeldon has been named one of the assistant captains of the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2012-13 B.C. Hockey League season.Wheeldon, entering his second campaign in the Silver City, is joined by Tyler Berkholtz as two of the three assistant captains on the club.The final assistant captain will be voted on by the players.The news comes after the Smokies announced forward Garrett McMullen as team captain during training camp.During his first season of Tier II Junior A hockey, the 5’10”, 185 Wheeldon scored three goals while adding 10 assists in 47 games.last_img read more

UPDATE: Okanagan sweeps Kootenay Wildcats out of playoffs

first_imgThe hockey season for the Kootenay Wildcats came to an end Saturday in the Central Okanagan.The B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey squad lost 5-2 to Okanagan Rockets in semi final playoff action Saturday in Kelowna at the Capital News Centre.The Rockets won the best-of-three series 2-0 and now advance to the league final next week in Surrey against the Fraser Valley Fusion.Okanagan won the opening game of the series 2-1 Friday.The Fusion dispatched the Pacific Ravens of Richmond 2-0 in the best-of-three series.Kootenay finished third in the five-team BCFML with a 9-14-5 record.The B.C. Female league was created in 2007 to provide players in the province the opportunity to come together on zone teams to challenge other clubs in the B.C.Kootenay Wildcats consists of players from both the East and West Kootenays.Cats drop close 2-1 decision in semi final to OkanaganOnce again scoring, or a lack of putting the puck into the net, raised its ugly head on the Kootenay Wildcats during Game one of the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey semi final series in Kelowna.Host Okanagan Rockets squeaked out a 2-1 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.Game two is Saturday in Kelowna with Game three, if necessary, Sunday. Cats begin playoff mission Friday in Kelowna against RocketsThe Kootenay Wildcats take to the road Friday for the sunny Okanagan to start the run at the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey title.The Cats open the playoffs against second-place Okanagan Rockets at the Rutland West Arena in Kelowna.The best-of-three series continues Saturday with a third game, if necessary, played Sunday morning. Both games are at the Capital News Centre.“We going in to win the series,” said Kootenay captain Erin McLean when asked about the upcoming playoff.“We’ve done pretty good against the Rockets, winning about half of the games so we feel we can win this series and move on in the playoffs.”The Wildcats, 9-15-4, finished the season third, 11 points behind the runner-up Rockets. Kootenay is led by its two netminders Lauren Biggs of Salmo and Morgan Flynn of Castlegar.The two goalies have been outstanding throughout the season, keeping the Cats in every game and time to get an anemic offence going.Trail’s McLean led the offence this season with 12 points while Denomie Vockeroth of Rossland added 11 points and Adrianne Erichsen of Cranbrook, Cori-Anne Huisman of Fernie and Stephane McAuley of Trail each had 10.In the other series, Pacific Ravens of Richmond rallied from a one-game deficit to defeat Prince George Cougars 2-1 in the best-of-three quarterfinal game.Richmond advances to a semi final affair against regular season champ Fraser Valley Fusion beginning Friday in Surrey at the Sport and Leisure Centre.Games two and three, if necessary, will be played at Langley at the Event Centre Saturday and Sunday.The two series winners play for the league championship the following week at the team with the best regular season record.last_img read more