Uphill challenge, but Cats confident better days ahead on Female Hockey trail

first_img“We probably have the best goaltending in the province in Morgan Flynn from Castlegar and Salmo’s Lauren Biggs,” Fisher said.“Now we just have to find our scoring touch.”Once again the scoring touch deserted the Cats during the weekend.Despite having many good chances, Kootenay struggled around the net.Nelson’s Jesse Cooper tied the game for Kootenay after the Rockets opened the scoring in the second.Saturday, Cori-Anne Huisman of Fernie scored the only goal of the game for the Cats.“The girls really enjoy each other so I don’t think personality is going to be any kind of an issue going forward,” Fisher explained.“It’s just a matter of learning a new way to play the game from where they played before also the level of intensity that’s required . . . this league is a much more intense scenario for us.”The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite Female Midget teams.Kootenay, with players from Nelson, Nakusp, Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Fernie, Golden, Canal Flats, Salmo and Castlegar, remains at home this weekend when the Cats welcome Fraser Valley Fusion for a pair of games beginning Saturday in Kaslo.Saturday puck drop is 2:15 p.m.Sunday the game begins at 9:15 a.m. Kiana Karoyli scored in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and spark the visiting Okanagan Rockets to a 2-1 victory over Kootenay Wildcats in B.C. Female AAA Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The win gave the Rockets a leg up on the Cats during the two-game set.The teams played to a 1-1 tie Saturday.“I think we have very young, enthusiastic team that works hard all the time,” said Kootenay head coach Cary Fisher following the tough loss Sunday.“You can see that from their play today . . . nobody gives up, everybody back checks.”“I think for us it’s just finding the right chemistry as a lot of girls haven’t played together so it’s going to take a little while for them to jell together,” Fisher adds.Kootenay is 2-3-1 on the season after the one-point weekend against the Rockets.Despite the loss Fisher is confident the Wildcats will be a force come the end of the season.last_img read more


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first_imgGARY STEVENS, DIVERSY HARBOR, WINNER: “Kent chirped to his filly leaving the gate and I said ‘Good, somebody’s gonna put some pressure on La Tia.‘ I was working her last week and she did tremendous, she’s matured a lot; she’s push-button. She showed a nice kick; I can’t believe how much she’s matured. Like all good fillies, she’s got a mind of her own but she’s gotten more cooperative and I’ve gotten to know her a lot better with working her in the mornings. She’s turning into one of my favorites quickly.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES JOEL ROSARIO, LA TIA, SECOND: “She was going easy, even when that horse came to our outside, she was still comfortable. She did everything she could but we just got beat. We were second-best today.” AIMEE DOLLASE, ASSISTANT TO TOM PROCTOR, WINNER: “She’s maturing so much. That was excellent. He (Kent Desormeaux on Blingismything) did help her on the pace. That’s what she’s been lacking in a lot of her races, is pace up front, but she still closes really strong, so that definitely helped us today.“She had to run down a really nice filly. La Tia is a solid mare.” NOTES: The winning owner is Leonard Lavin of Ocala, FL, who races as Glen Hill Farm -30-last_img read more

Bask Magazine features History of Santa Anita

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first_imgGAP (Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo) Tourism are proud to promote their first “GAP Adventure Week”, running from the 11th to the 19th of August.If you’re thinking of getting a bit more exercise, but aren’t too sure of what to do, then try one of the many options on offer in Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo (GAP).Events range from “Come & try it kayaking”, “No sweat cycling”, “Strenuous walking”, “Mountain biking”, “Guided walk”, “2 day challenge walk & camping”, “Canoeing for beginners” & a chance to join a “Flotilla from Rosbeg to Portnoo”. Coupled with this are talks on the work of the Donegal Mountain Rescue and an Introduction to map reading, or if you’re interested in pony trekking, thats available too. See the attached timetable for locations, times and contact individuals.GAP Adventure Week from Saturday the 11th August until Saturday Sunday the 19th August 2012 Events will run depending on numbers and weather conditions.FANCY A ‘GAP’ ADVENTURE IN DONEGAL? was last modified: August 8th, 2012 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) Tags:GAP Adventure Weeklast_img read more