A delegation from a Chinese college visited Brookdale Community College as part of a tour of U.S. institutions of higher learning. Associate Professor Yun Zhou of Zhejiang College of Construction meets Brookdale President Maureen Murphy during the Chinese delegation’s visit.LINCROFT – An 18-member delegation of directors, deans, and faculty from Zhejiang College of Construction in Hangzhou, China, was welcomed earlier this month to Brookdale Community College’s main campus, here, by new Brookdale president Maureen Murphy.The group also visited the Freehold campus to specifically witness the Brookdale-Rutgers partnership through which students holding associate degrees can earn a Rutgers degree at the Freehold branch.The visit to Brookdale focused on the delivery of academic and learning opportunities and how two-year degree programs transfer to four-year degrees. Brookdale professors Edward O’Neill and Mike Qaissaunee discussed Brookdale’s architecture, engineering and technology associate degree programs. A campus tour of the classroom and laboratory facilities followed, led by Dr. Janice M. Thomas, director of Brookdale’s International Education Center.The Chinese delegation also spent a week at Rutgers University, hosted by Mike Finkelstein, senior adviser for strategic partnerships, International School of Sports Marketing and Business.Yun Zhou, leader of the delegation, said through an interpreter that their monthlong study tour would provide participants a better understanding of the U.S. higher education system and the relationships between two- and four-year institutions. Zhou is library director and associate professor of library science at Zhejiang College of Construction.The delegation’s U.S. tour began at Tufts University in Boston, Mass. After visits to Rutgers and Brookdale, the delegation continued on to Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Their tour was to conclude at Washington State University, Bates Technical College, and St. Martin’s University, all in the state of Washington.
Nelson opened the tournament scoring a 3-0 decision over host East Kootenay Rovers.Emily Graeme found the back of the net at the 20th minute to give Nelson a 1 – 0 lead that would hold to the break.Nelson continued to attack and was rewarded by second half goals from Lakpa Dietz and Allie Zondervan.Nelson wrapped up the pool title by edging out Canmore Avalanche 4-1.Bronwyn Sutherland opened the scoring, which was followed quickly with a score by Merissa Dawson to put Nelson in front 2 – 0.Canmore countered with a late first half goal to make the score 2 – 1 for Nelson at the half. The marker was the first allowed by the Nelson squad in six games.The Selects came out strong after the break, with Perkins scoring six minutes into the half followed by a second goal from Sutherland two minutes later.In semi-final action on Sunday morning, Nelson continued its defensive superiority over Kootenay competition by shutting out the Creston Blitz 4-0.Perkins, with a pair, Voisard and Dietz scored for the Selects.The Reps now prepare for the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in Kelowna. The hottest team in Nelson Youth Rep Soccer continues to roll over Kootenay opposition.The Nelson Selects rolled to the gold medal at the U14 Girl’s 2012 Sam Steele tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.Nelson won the gold medal by stopping West Kootenay rival Kootenay South 4-0 in the tourney final.“Again (Pat and I) were impressed by the skill and passion of the squad,” said co-coach Paul Burkart.“Running short a few defenders and with several others playing injured, players were asked to play in positions that they normally did not play and did so admirably — allowing only a single goal in the four games.”The Gold Medal match was a spirited affair with exciting end-to-end action in the first half.Early in the second half, Naomi Perkins broke the deadlock with an absolute bullet to the top corner of the Kootenay South net from a free kick from outside of the penalty area.Bronwyn Sutherland scored five minutes later and Voisard added a single near the end of the game to give Nelson a 3 – 0 lead.
“It was a very difficult decision to give up Dallon but (Castlegar) wanted some leadership back and with Dallon’s experience in the league Castlegar wanted him badly,” Maida explained.“You really have to take a look at making sure a deal is going to work from a hockey point of view both on an off the ice,” Maida added. “To get two quality players like Wellman and Vlanich we had to give up fair value in return.”In Vlanich Nelson gets the Rebels second leading scorer both in the regular season and playoffs.Vlanich, from Trail and also sought out by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, finished the season with a combined 28 goals in 48 games.Wellman, a native of Calgary, was Castlegar’s third leading scorer during the Rebels KIJHL run to the Cyclone Taylor Cup, finishing with 21 points after coming to the Sunflower City following a late season deal.Who knows if Leonard fits into the Cyclone Taylor season for the Leafs?The Kamloops backstop is pondering his future and may not play his final season, instead focusing on an electrical trade.The deals come less than three weeks before Nelson takes to the ice for training camp beginning August 30 at the NDCC Arena.Maida was still rustling the KIJHL bushes in an effort to bolster the roster even more before the Leafs begin a season that finishes with the Green and White hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup, April 10-13 at the NDCC Arena.“We’re still negotiating with some teams,” he confessed. The BC Hockey roster deadline is more than six months away but already Leaf head coach Frank Maida has made more deals than Drew Carey on The Price is Right.Maida sent forwards Dallon Stoddart and James Sorrey along with D-man Seth Schmidt to Castlegar in exchange for sniper Jamie Vlanich and forward Travis Wellman.The Kootenay International Hockey League Murdoch Division deal comes on the heels of the Leafs acquiring the rights to netminder James Leonard from the Golden Rockets in exchange for future considerations.“Getting two experienced players (Wellman and Vlanich) who have been to the Cyclone Taylor (tournament) . . . two players I believe who can provide leadership being 20-year-olds, gives us a much deeper roster,” Maida told The Nelson Daily.Maida said the deal came together after he heard the Wellman and Vlanich requested a trade.However, the Nelson GM realized to get quality Nelson had to give up quality in the likes of Sorrey, Schmidt and Stoddart — the latter a Nelson Minor Hockey grad.
Ratko Ivanovich was solid between the pipes to register the shutout.Co-op took advantage of its chances, beating Mike Precious twice in the contest.The loss was the second time in two seasons Co-op knocked off the Innkeepers.Kootenay Co-op defeated Innkeepers during the 2012 semi final before losing to Old Dogs FC in the final.Co-op advanced to the final by dumping Old Dogs FC 6-0 while Innkeepers defeated Nelson U17 Selects. Kootenay Co-op needed to wait a year before celebrating.Co-op, fresh from a disappointing 1-0 loss in the 2012 final, scored in each half en route to a 2-0 win over Innkeepers in the final of the Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer League Saturday at Lakeside Pitch.Liam Burton and Rob Mastroddi each scored singles as Co-op knocked off the regular season champs to capture the 2013 title.
Bruce-Fuoco’s strength is strong positional play and a great first pass. In the KIJHL regular season campaign, the defenceman scored eight goals and added 21 assists which was best amongst blueliners on the Thundercats. He finished his junior hockey career as the team’s captain.“We’re very excited for Jackson to have the opportunity to move on and play for a winning program at Selkirk College,” says Creston head coach and former Selkirk College bench boss Jeff Dubois.“As a person, he’s one of the best guys I’ve worked with. His commitment level to his team and teammates are tremendous, and he brings a great attitude to the rink every day. On the ice he’s mobile, skilled, and he can contribute in all three zones. He’s earned this commitment with an incredible amount of hard work and the Thunder Cats wish him all the best in the future.”Prior to playing in the KIJHL, Bruce-Fuoco spent time in the Central Canadian Hockey League, a Junior A league out of eastern Ontario.Last season the Selkirk College Saints captured their fourth straight BCIHL crown when they defeated the Trinity Western University Spartans in the league’s championship series before a packed house at the Castlegar & District Community Complex.Two key members of last year’s blueline brigade have graduated — captain Tanner Lenting and Arie Postmus — but Bruce-Fuoco joins a Saints defence unit bursting with talent.The BCIHL season will get underway in September where the Saints start pursuit of their fifth title. The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints are building towards the upcoming season with the signing of Jackson Bruce-Fuoco.An Ontario native, Bruce-Fuoco has committed for the 2016-2017 season and beyond. A skilled two-way defenseman that possess exceptional leadership, Bruce-Fuoco played for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) in the 2015-2016 season.”We are very happy to have Jackson join our program for the 2016-17 season,” says Selkirk College Saints head coach Brent Heaven.“I was able to see Jackson play quite a bit over his last season in Creston and believe he has all the tools necessary to be a contributor at the BCIHL level.”
Division 8 girls fifthDue to the poor air quality from wildfires in the Thompson region, the BCSSA secured indoor space for swimmers to rest in between races at the provincial event. Division 2 girls eighth Cynthia Pfeiffer second in 100 backstroke. Division 5 boys fifth Sage Cowan, fifth-place finish 200-meter individual medley, sixth place 100-meter butterfly, eighth place finish 100-meter freestyle. Division 2 boys eighth Division 5 girls fifth Division 3 girls eighth “Along with (a lot of) highlights, we also had many swimmers place top 16 in their respected events,” said Neptune coach Sarah Broen.Some of the Neptune results included: Nelson Neptune swimmers saw an opportunity to test their skills against the best in the province at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops.Neptunes, which compete in the Kootenay Summer Swim Association against teams from Trail, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kimberley, Creston and Colville, Wash., sent a strong group of swimmers who qualified at the Kootenay Regional meet. Sarah Broen, eighth finish 100-meter butterfly, fourth 100-meter backstroke. Division 3 boys seventh Madeline Holitzki, sixth-place finish100-meter breaststroke.Regional Relay Team Results: Division 6 boys sixth Division 4 girls fifth Division 7 girls fourth Lachlan Bibby-Fox sixth-place finish 100-meter individual medley, second place 50-meter breaststroke.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $53,992 into Friday at Santa Anita. With no live racing in Southern California over the next three days, it is expected the total Pick Six pool on Friday should exceed $250,000.First post time for an eight-race program on Friday is at 1 p.m. PST. The Pick Six will begin with race three, with approximate post time at 2 p.m.Admission gates will open on Friday at 11 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.