Hockey Canada hosting development weekend in November

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Hockey Canada hosting a development weekend in partnership with the U-17 Hockey Challenge for the first time ever in the North and South Peace Regions.The Friday before the U-17s which get underway on November 5th, Hockey Canada is hosting a number of coaching clinics and jamborees in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.Event Coordinator Karin Carlson said, “The development weekend starts on Friday night with all sorts of events in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. It runs through Saturday and should be wrapped up by Sunday before the games begin. Friday night in Dawson Creek there’s the Female and Hockey North Jamborees. On Saturday we are running a Novice Jamboree all day with 28 teams for that with the whole region being invited.”- Advertisement -All the information sessions and clinics will be at the Pomeroy Sports Centre throughout the weekend.Carlson said, “ The coach one clinic also takes part on Saturday we are running three parent education sessions in regards to hockey and safety and so forth. A goalie and referees clinic will be both Saturday and Sunday. And a clinic for just goaltenders on Sunday.”For more info or to register visit: www.fsjminorhockey.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

Amgen Tour: Leipheimer keeps three-second lead

first_imgGerald Coilek (T-Mobile) of Germany was second in the stage and Juan Jose Haedo (CSC) of Argentina, the second stage winner, was third. Both had the same time as the winner. Leipheimer (Discovery Channel), who assumed the race lead Sunday with his prologue win in San Francisco, finished 22nd in the main pack and kept his three-second margin over Jens Voigt (CSC) of Germany. The stage began under overcast skies, and the riders faced heavy periodic rain for much of the first half of the stage. The cyclists also rode most of the day along the Pacific coastline in tailing crosswinds that increased the riders’ pace. The winner’s average speed was 26.01 mph. “I was just trying to stay near the front and avoid and gaps that might happen,” Leipheimer said. “I feel very confident and I think I’m the strongest rider in the race.” Rory Sutherland (Health Net) of Australia remains third overall, trailing by 15 seconds. Bettini, also the reigning Olympic road race gold medalist, emerged near the front of the main pack as the cyclists approached the finish on a sharp left turn with about 300 yards left. “I always like winning, but I didn’t really come here with a goal to win,” said Bettini, 32, a multiple Tour de France stage winner who has claimed more than a dozen World Cup victories. “But yesterday on the climb I knew had good legs.” The eight-day, 639.2-mile race continues today with the 14.5-mile fifth stage individual time trial in Solvang before Day 9 reaches Santa Clarita and ends in Long Beach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SAN LUIS OBISPO – Italy’s Paolo Bettini, the reigning world road titlist, claimed a tight sprint victory and Levi Leipheimer of Santa Rosa maintained his overall race lead for the fifth day Thursday in the fourth stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Bettini (Quick-Step/Innergetic), competing in the United States for the first time in his career, surged in the final 100yards to complete the 132.6-mile road race in 5 hours, 5 minutes and 47 seconds. last_img read more

Gay basketball star nails the importance of talking about mental health problems

first_imgMay is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. To coincide with this, The Child Mind Institute is showcasing a series of videos of celebrities discussing mental health issues. ‘I was too embarrassed to speak up, and open my voice … to tell people I was struggling with these things. But finally, when it became too much, and I finally said, “Enough’s enough,” and I started to share my journey, and tell others, I realized I wasn’t the only one going through these things.‘And it has allowed me to form amazing allies, and an amazing support system of people that are also experiencing mental health issues. So never, never, never forget the power of your voice, and how healing it can be, just to open up, and to share.’See also11 things you can do to help manage depression GAYSTARNEWS- Need support? LGBTI helplines for those in crisis or seeking advice It’s all part of the organization’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign to tackle the stigma attached to mental health.One of those to take part in the series is former WNBA basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw.Holdsclaw, now aged 40, played professional basketball between 1999-2010, most notably with the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks.Since her retirement, the lesbian sportswoman has become a mental health advocate and shared stories of her own struggles. She has said that she struggled with depression throughout her playing career.‘A closed mouth does not get fed’In the video, she recounts something her grandmother told her about the importance of speaking up.‘I think it goes back to something that my grandmother used to tell me as a young kid, a closed mouth does not get fed.‘And the thing is, that people cannot read minds. And when I was going through some of my tough times, in regards to my mental health, I would internalize everything. Chamique Holdsclaw (Photo: Courtesy Child Mind Institute)center_img Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . UK universities failing LGBTI students mental health – 4 in 5 are strugglingThree men will reveal how being gay has impacted their mental healthGay News Europe | Gay news, entertainment, celebrities, family and storiesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more