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Trackers claim division crown in Fort Mac, prep for Provincials next week

first_imgThe Trackers open the tournament on March 19th against Prince George at the North Peace Arena at 7:15 p.m.The full schedule can be viewed here: FORT MCMURRAY, AB. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers captured the Bouchier Division title in Fort McMurray over the weekend.The team started off the playoff tournament with a 4-3 loss to the Grande Prairie Athletic Club Storm on Thursday. Curtis Hammond led the way with two helpers. The boys rebounded on Friday with a 6-2 win over the Fort McMurray Barons. Connor Kindrat and Devan Minard led the way with three points each. Goaltender Tyler MacArthur stopped 29 of 31 shots.The boys in blue and white found themselves down 2-0 to Whitecourt in Game 3 on Saturday but managed to score four goals in the third period to improve their record to 2-1. Hammond and Aiden Craig-Steele lead the charge with two points apiece. The boys carried the momentum into the night game on Saturday vs the Peace River Royals as they scored early and often in a 10-4 win. Nathan Brownlee, Aiden Craig-Steele, Curtis Hammond, and Connor Kindrat combined for 13 points.- Advertisement -The team ended the round robin with a 3-1 record and secured a spot in the finals against the 3-1 Athletic Club. The team never trailed in the contest and scored two early goals in the second and third period to capture the division crown after a 3-0 win. Hammond scored a goal and an assist while MacArthur ate up all 22 rubber biscuits fired in his direction for the shutout.“The team struggled early in the tournament with having a consistent effort,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “The turning point was in the Whitecourt game being down 2-0 heading into the third period with backs against the wall. They battled hard and played the game the right way which resulted in four goals in the third. These young men have been relentless all year long and refused to be denied a goal we set at the beginning of the year. Our coaching staff is very proud of this team, they really are a bunch of beauties.”The team now prepares to host BC Tier 1 Midget Provincials from March 18th to 23rd. Meanwhile, the schedule for the 2018 Midget Tier 1 Provincials has been released. Prince George, Vancouver Thunderbirds, Burnaby, Saanich, East Kootenay and Central Zone will head to the Energetic City to battle it out to see who is the best Tier 1 Midget hockey team in B.C.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal has been allocated almost €13 Million in funding.Minister Joe McHughThe cash injection is part of the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme announced by the Government today.Minister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement. “The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery is felt in every corner of Ireland. Investment in the LEADER programme is of huge significance.“The LEADER programme is all about community led projects; it is focused on making the recovery local. Once approval for the programme has been given by the European Commission, Local Action Groups throughout Donegal will be invited to submit ideas for how funding should be spent. These groups will be set up in accordance with the EU Regulations and will consist of representatives across public and private socio-economic interests,” he said.He added that he personally in Donegal of any number of projects where funding is needed and will be of huge benefit.“We are committed to empowering rural Ireland, to giving the local people of Donegal the opportunity to identify where the LEADER programme funding should go and in controlling the allocation at a local level. “Due to the new Local Government Reform Act 2014, this money will be controlled at a local level and therefore the allocation of resources will be much more targeted, cost effective and efficient. Streamlining operations at a local level should maximise the funding available to support important projects and the local communities in Donegal“Employment is growing in every region in Ireland. We plan to continue the progress by enabling businesses to create 40,000 this year and aim to restore full employment by 2018. This LEADER funding is a further commitment our goal of securing the recovery in all areas of Ireland.” €13M FUNDING BONANZA ANNOUNCED FOR DONEGAL was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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