Huskies fall to Navs in NWJHL Finals Game 1

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Huskies fell to the North Peace Navigators in Game One of the NWJHL Finals Wednesday night.The Huskies opened the scoring just over nine minutes into the first period. Matthew Apsassin scored unassisted after picking up a loose puck and deking out Navs’ goalie Ryan Noble. The two teams set a physical tone in the game, with several big checks thrown during the first. With 3:10 left in the frame, the Navigators tied the game at one apiece with a shot from in close. At the end of the first period, the Huskies had narrowly edged the Peace River team in shots on net, 13-9.The Navs managed to get their first lead of the game just five minutes into the second period after a shot from the point deflected off one of Fort St. John’s players and squeaked its way past Zak Babin. The Huskies kept up the pressure, which caused the Navs to take several penalties during the middle stanza. Aidan Tegart lead the way in the physical play, landing several big bodychecks.- Advertisement -On one of those powerplays with just under four minutes remaining, Jacob Lang managed to tie the game at two’s with a shot from above the face-off dot during a rush into the Navs’ end. Apsassin and Jared Loewen tallied the assists on that second goal. The Huskies continued to apply pressure on North Peace in the final minutes of the period, but with 27 seconds left the Navs managed to pick up the puck during a scramble in front of the Huskies’ net to make it 3-2.Carrying the momentum into the final 20 minutes of play, the Navs appeared to be in charge of things. North Peace was also playing a physical game, and Fort St. John’s Dane Bateman got caught with his head down in the defensive zone. A big open-ice hit sent Bateman off to the dressing room in a daze, though he would return to play later in the period.Though the Huskies kept peppering the Navs’ goalie with shots, penalty trouble cost the team several chances, and the Navigators managed to shut the door. An empty-netter in the final seconds sealed the deal for North Peace, who took Game 1 of the best-of-seven series 4-2.Advertisement The Huskies will travel to Peace River for Game 2 against the Navs on Friday night. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m., with the game being live-streamed on the Huskies’ Ustream page: read more

How Virat Kohli responded to Mumbai crowd’s chants of Anushka! Anushka!

first_imgVirat Kohli was chasing a record of four successive ODI centuries in the fourth ODI against the West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. That did not happen as he was dismissed for 16, his lowest score in ODIs this year. Yet, riding on hundreds from Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu, India stormed to their third biggest victory as India went 2-1 up in the five-match series.It was a rare Kohli failure for Kohli, who became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs but he is a crowd favourite – fans love watching his every move on and off the field. And they also love the fantastic pair Kohli makes with his wife Anushka Sharma, one of Bollywood’s leading actors.During the second innings of the match, the crowd could be heard chanting Anushka’s name while Kohli was fielding at cover. Kohli gave a thumbs up to the fans acknowledging their chant and support.Kohli and Anushka tied the knot in December 2017 but their love story has been immensely popular with Indian fans for years. Anushka has often attended cricket matches where she has cheered on for her husband, who now has 62 international hundreds.Kohli, for his part, has often acknowledged Anushka and thanked her for her support after match-winning performances.Also read – Why Rohit Sharma asked fans not to cheer for him during Mumbai ODIadvertisementRecently, Kohli and Anushka shared adorable images of their first karva chauth celebrations. While Kohli captioned his picture “My life. My universe”, Anushka captioned the photo she shared with “My moon, my sun, my star, my everything. Happy karva chauth to all”.My life. My universe. Karvachauth @AnushkaSharma Kohli (@imVkohli) October 27, 2018My moon , my sun , my star , my everythingHappy karva chauth to all Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) October 27, 2018Kohli has been on a record-breaking spree in the ongoing ODI series against the Windies. During the third ODI in Pune, Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive ODI hundreds.This was Kohli’s 23rd century while chasing and fourth straight century in India, with the first of them coming against New Zealand back on October 29 in Kanpur against New Zealand, where he hit 113 off 106 balls.Also read – Virat Kohli brings up quickest 1000 ODI runs in a calendar yearIn the first two matches, he smashed 140 and 157 not out in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam respectively. This was also Kohli’s sixth hundred in ODIs in 2018. With the first three coming against South Africa earlier in the year.In the second ODI against the Windies, Kohli also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs. Kohli is only the fourth Indian and 13th batsmen to enter the 10K club in the format.Kohli reached the landmark in just 205 innings while Tendulkar had reached the milestone in 259 innings.last_img read more