Goaltenders steal the show as Russia gets by Canada red in shootout

first_img“Our team competed pretty well for 60 minutes. Yeah there were a couple of mistakes but every game has those. We feel that if we played that over again and play the same way we probably have a different result so I’m very proud of our players,” he said.With such a difficult loss nobody would blame Canada red if they had a poor performance tomorrow, but Knoblauch wouldn’t accept that as an excuse given the track record of his team so far.“Tomorrow we’re going to be playing a team that went through the same situation with a heartbreaking loss. I want our players to be very proud of what they’ve accomplished. They’ve played so hard for almost two weeks and I would expect they do the same tomorrow,” he said.Despite the defeat the Fort St. John faithful gave Canada red a well deserved standing ovation. The support in the game and throughout the week was certainly appreciated.Advertisement The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has been billed as a look at tomorrow’s NHL stars, and with that the future of the league is extremely bright, especially between the pipes. Canada red goalie Michael DiPietro, and Russia goalie Maxim Zhukov put on a goaltending clinic that needed six shootout rounds to be decided.Canada red got off to a great start in the game as Jordan Bellerive opened the scoring just two minutes in. With just over four minutes left in the first they increased their lead to two as finding the back of the net on the power play was Josh Brook.The common theme at the World Under-17s has been teams scoring late and using that momentum in the next period. For Russia that’s exactly what happened as a late second period goal was followed by an early third period marker to knot things up.- Advertisement -After the game was tied Canada threw everything they had at Maxim Zhukov including the kitchen sink, but were unable to solve the Russian tender. Canada outshot Russia 25-10 in the third period and overtime combined but had nothing to show of their work.The game was decided by the always controversial shootout which required six rounds before being won by Kirill Slepets. Both goalies had stopped all shooters prior to the winner.After the game Canada red head coach Kris Knoblauch said if played the same way in another game, they probably come away with the win and that his squad did a lot of good things in the contest.Advertisement “The support we’ve had in Fort St. John here has been tremendous. I don’t know that we could have had a better situation to play in. Tonight they were amazing. It was a very exciting hockey game for them to be involved in. The support they gave us tonight, we appreciate it,” Knoblauch said.Canada red will now play in the bronze medal game tomorrow in Dawson Creek at 3 p.m. against Sweden. Russia will play for gold at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow as well against Canada white.last_img read more

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Deadly shootout recalled

first_imgIn 2005, Kness was honored by the CHP for his assistance as a defender of the officers and witness at the trial for the surviving suspect. As Kness was recognized Thursday by station commander Capt. Steve Bernard, Ingold put his hand on Kness’ shoulder. In March, state Sen. George Runner introduced a resolution that will dedicate the Golden State Freeway between Rye Canyon Road and Magic Mountain Parkway to the memory of the four officers. The dedication will take place after Caltrans construction in the area is complete; a local real estate salesperson has pledged to cover the cost of the memorial signs. After the ceremony, Frago walked over to a low wall bearing a plaque with her husband’s name near four tall cypress trees planted in honor of the four officers. The original four cypress trees commemorating the incident remain in place at the CHP station’s former site on Chiquella Lane in Newhall. “The one thing that has made this all bearable is knowing that Walt’s death was not wasted or in vain,” she said, acknowledging the fact that the incident is used in training law enforcement officers in safe traffic stops. “I don’t expect them to do this every year, but it sure blesses my heart.” [email protected] (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIn its 77-year history, the CHP has lost 206 officers in the line of duty. Five died in the past six months. The shootout in which Frago, Gore, Alleyn and Pence died has been examined and analyzed, their ultimate sacrifice yielding lessons that changed law enforcement practices forever. Every April 6, officers at the local CHP station pause to reflect on what happened at Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, the current location of Marie Callender’s and the Hilton Garden Inn. This was Frago’s first visit to a memorial ceremony. She made sure to greet all the officers paying tribute to her husband, thanking them for attending and smiling as tears glistened in her eyes during the wreath-setting in front of the station. Carrying the roses-and-hydrangea wreath were two men intricately involved with the incident. Civilian Gary Kness was enroute to work when he came upon the gunbattle and attempted to help the officers. Retired Sgt. Harry Ingold was one of the first officers to reach the scene on that deadly night. “I was honored to be asked” to the ceremony, Kness said. VALENCIA – Nikki Frago smiled broadly Thursday morning as she worked her way down a row of uniformed officers at the California Highway Patrol office for the Newhall area. Reaching the end of the hallway, she looked up at a photograph of her late husband, Walter, slain with three other CHP officers in a four-minute shootout in 1970 known now as “The Newhall Incident.” “The guys were so young,” she said, scanning the wall where yellowed newspaper articles and crime scene photos hung near oversize portraits of the officers. “This is so wonderful that they are doing this, especially with all the heartache they’ve experienced in the last six months. It blesses me.” Along with the framed portraits are four white slips of paper with charcoal rubbings from the national law enforcement memorial in Washington, D.C., of the names of the four officers: Frago, his partner Roger Gore, George Alleyn and James Pence. last_img read more

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