The Huskies also played excellent defensively, deflecting numerous shots fired at Gullickson, getting into the passing lanes and killed penalties to perfection. The second period began with scoring chances at both ends of the ice. Fifteen seconds in, Dawson Creek wrung one off the post and at the other end, Jordan Gies found himself on a short handed breakaway but was unable to put the puck five-hole. Roughly nine minutes into the second, Chris Sperling, Wednesdays player of the game, showed great skill in protecting the puck down low, passing it to Cody Hildebrand in front of the Dawson net. Hildebrand made no mistake, deking out the goalie to put the puck low blocker, making the game 3-0.The two would hook up again seven minutes later, but this time it was Hildebrand setting up Sperling. Sperling received the pass cutting to the net, pulling the puck to the back hand and roofing it glove side. Advertisement Dawson Creek scored with two minutes left in the second, ending the frame with a 4-1 score in favour of the Huskies.The third period would start off slow, but ended somewhat dramatically. Fort St. John was awarded a penalty shot, which saw Cody Hildebrand deke to the back hand only to hit the post. Both teams also scored two goals in the third.The Huskies fifth goal came from Jaxon Glass, who received a nice stretch pass from Dylan Apsassin for a partial breakaway. Glass made a great effort to fight off a defender while deking out Dawson’s Goalie Jack Surgenor, putting the puck in off his forehand. The Huskies final goal came courtesy of Connor Rose. Cody Hildebrand showed great skill in protecting the puck along the wall, spotting a streaking Rose. Hildebrand centred the puck across the crease for the Rose tap in. After the game, Dawson Creek coach Mike Lazinchuk, talked about how his team needed to put forth a much stronger effort and had to play much smarter hockey. He also gave credit to the Huskies, who he said did a great job capitalizing when they got the chance. Advertisement It was a hungry Huskies squad that hit the ice Wednesday night.Wednesday’s game against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks was a big one for Fort St. John. Not only did their 6-3 victory see them beat Dawson Creek three games to two in the season series, but also saw the Huskies overtake the Junior Canucks for fourth in the standings.The Huskies started the game looking determined to pass Dawson Creek. They were hungry for the puck, skated hard and tested Dawson Creek’s goalie early by firing shots from all angles. – Advertisement -Also noticeable, was the Huskies bench, which was finally full of bodies. According to Huskies assistant coach Jeremy Clothier, having a full roster is crucial for the team’s success. Recently, the Huskies line up had been decimated by injury, which is tough for any team to overcome. Ty Gullickson was tested early and was up to the challenge. The Huskies goalie made a huge stick which lead to a three on two counter attack. The dogs made the most of the opportunity, as Brighton Campbell opened the scoring by burying a rebound coming from the odd man rush. The Huskies were then awarded back to back powerplays. The first man advantage saw the Huskies unable to set up much offensively. However, the second powerplay worked to perfection, as Fort St. John moved their feet and cycled the puck extremely well. After some nice puck movement spaced out the Junior Canucks defense, Cole Calliou cut to the front of the net and backhand one past the Dawson goalie. Advertisement Huskies forward Cole Calliou talked about the rivalry between the two clubs. He mentioned how both teams are extremely hard working, which should make for an exciting playoff series if the two teams meet in the post season.
EAST WHITTIER – They’ve taken on bullies, tackled the topic of divorce and gently explained disabilities like cerebral palsy and blindness to hundreds of elementary school students over the past few years. Now, volunteers from the Assistance League of Whittier are helping local students learn about autism in their new Kids On The Block puppet show, which made its debut Thursday at Ocean View Elementary School. Kids On The Block is an international educational program that uses a troupe of large puppets to help non-disabled children understand social issues and accept disabled youngsters into their lives. “When we were doing our shows last year, three principals asked whether we had a show on autism and we didn’t,” said chairman Shirley Hawkins. “Autism is a great topic for this because it’s not a visible disability – these children look like everyone else but their behavior and language is different,” said volunteer Virginia “Ginny” Ball. “When David first comes out, flapping his arms around and rocking back and forth, there’s laughing and giggling,” she added. “But by the time we get to the end of the questions, the kids have a different attitude. The laughter stops.” The Assistance League performs its puppet shows for free at schools on Thursdays from January through May, though they are booked through the end of this month, Hawkins said. For additional information, call (562) 693-6533. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As such, the group raised enough money to purchase a script for a new show about an autistic boy, David, and how his family and friends deal with his unusual behavior, which included tantrums, repetitive motions and limited language. “It was a good show,” said third-grader Mariah Garcia, 9. “It taught me not to make fun of other kids with autism, to be nice and generous to them but not give in to their tantrums.” At the end of the show, students were encouraged to ask questions directly to the puppets, which are manned by black-clad Assistance League volunteers whose faces are also covered. “I thought the questions were fabulous,” said volunteer Sherry Barber. “They expressed themselves so well.” The local Assistance League has been building its Kids On The Block puppet show since 1991. Many of the topics deal with teaching children how to respect and treat others who are different from them. read more
0Shares0000Dele Alli makes the gesture which has prompted Fifa to open a disciplinary proceedings. Photograph: Zemanek/BPI/Rex/ShutterstockLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 8 – FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli after the player was caught making an obscene gesture during an England match, the world governing body announced on Friday.Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the gesture had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke. But a FIFA spokesman said the incident was being investigated.“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened following this incident. Please understand we cannot comment further at this stage,” the spokesman said.Pictures and video footage of Alli’s gesture were widely shared on social media but England manager Gareth Southgate played down the incident.“Kyle and Dele were mucking about and Dele’s made a gesture towards Kyle,” Southgate told reporters at Wembley.“The pair of them have a strange way of communicating! But that’s what they’ve said when it’s been raised.”Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking on Thursday, had also played it down.“It’s true it’s not a fantastic gesture but it’s not a big issue. It was a joke in a moment with his teammate. I don’t think it’ll be a big issue with FIFA or with us.”Alli, 21, has had a number of run-ins with the football authorities and has faced calls to curb his fiery temperament.He missed the Premier League title run-in in 2015-16 after punching West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob and was sent off for a dangerous foul on Gent’s Brecht Dejaegere during a Europa League game in February.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more