Facebook5Tweet0Pin0 At our house, “summer” will only last for nine more days. On September 5, the game changes and no longer is there freedom around bedtime or lazy mornings. Like thousands of Thurston County families, our house will return to being structured by bell schedules, soccer games, and homework assignments.But, for the next nine days, I’ll keep summer alive. Play outside late. Stay in your PJ’s all day. Invite friends over. Skip combing your hair.And, then, I’ll deal with the drama on September 4, when we all realize that the bus schedule is eight precious minutes earlier and comprehend what time we need to be dressed, packed, and out the door. Cheers!Sand in the City – Team Sand Sculpting Competition, Thrifty Thurston’s Parent Info, and Photo SetA lot of our content this weekend has centered around Sand in the City. We published articles and photos both before and during the event. Sand in the City continues through Sunday at 5:00 pm. Be ready for all the festivities surrounding the Museum’s opening. ThurstonTalk will have all you need to know starting in mid-October.Vision, Passion, Triumph: Alaffia Shea Butter For ProsperityOlowo-n’djo Tchala’s smile is infectious. His positive outlook and willingness to improve lives is remarkable. Spend a few minutes reading about this local business owner who is also positively impacting the lives of women in Togo, West Africa.New Saint Martin’s University Students Receive A Helping HandFreshmen students prepared to make the transition from home to dorm on Friday. And, Saint Martin’s staff and students were there to help make the move-in easy. Read about dorm move-in day from the perspective of parents, kids, and SMU staff. ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia. If you have a suggestion for a story, send us a note at email@example.com. For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.
Facebook23Tweet0Pin0 Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.*NAHB’s Metro Area Impact of Home Building Study. Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice HomesConstruction of Rob Rice Homes provides hundreds of area jobs.By the close of 2014, Rob Rice Homes will have built 115 new homes in the South Sound. That is no small feat, even for the area’s largest builder.Those stunning homes in the nine sought-after Rob Rice Communities, or at Select Home Sites in Thurston County, or those custom built throughout the area have not only provided an opportunity for families to purchase the home of their dreams, they have a far-reaching and powerful impact on our entire local economy.The National Association of Home Builders reports on the national level that building 100 average single-family homes generates about 300 jobs and millions in tax revenue.When so many Rob Rice Homes are built here in our area there is a significant and measurable boost to the local economy that helps us all thrive. Hundreds of jobs are supported and many businesses and professionals who help build Rob Rice Homes flourish. In addition, state and city budgets gain significant revenue to further enhance the amenities and quality of life we all enjoy.Promoting economic vitalityIn a recent letter to the editor of the Olympian, Olympia Master Builders Executive Director Troy Nichols reported that the 312 houses built in Thurston County in 2012 generated $65.8 million in local income, $11.2 million in local taxes and other revenue for local government and supported 1,107 jobs in the first year.*Those figures are a conservative guide to help estimate the enormous economic impact of the 115 Rob Rice Homes built just this year—approximately $24 million in local income, more than 4 million in revenue for local governments and about 400 jobs.Realtors helps a homeowner with design choices and with their home buying process.“We take pride not only in the beautiful homes and well-planned neighborhoods we build and develop, but also the local jobs in the construction trades we support,” says Rob Rice, the 2013 Best of South Sound builder who has a personal commitment to hire local contractors and buy local products and services even if they cost more.Local company BMC West provides the quality lumber for all Rob Rice Homes, as it has since 1985. Nearly a dozen local framers use that lumber to build the framework for each new home including Star Home Builders owned by the Skewis family who framed the first home Rob ever built and have worked exclusively with him ever since.Black Hills Mechanical plumbers lay the pipes for exquisite kitchens and bathrooms while locally owned Sunset Air installs its top energy-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling systems. Milgard windows supplies their lifetime guaranteed windows and our area’s Doors Unlimited Inc provides each home’s sturdy and stylish doors. Long-time partner Imperial Painting adds high quality and durable color inside and out.When the home is finished, Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign artfully arranges furniture and accessories to display how a potential buyer can use the space in the home.Professional Realtors then help show the home and are the trusted advisors in the home buying process, and another group of local professionals—appraisers, inspectors, title insurers and mortgage consultants—all provide their expertise in the home sale.That is just a few of the jobs at work in our community each time a home is built. And, many of those professionals spend what they earn here. In his letter, Mr. Nichols also reported that “residents of a new home spend about three-fifths of their income locally,” further invigorating the local economy.RRH provides opportunities for a family to find their dream home as well as enhance the local economy.Communities and state flourishOur communities and our state, which provide so many of the amenities we enjoy in our neighborhoods—our roads, water and sewers, our parks and trails, sidewalks and street lamps, our schools and public buildings—are supported by the revenue that streams in every time a Rob Rice Home is built.As Troy Nichols noted in his letter, about $30,000 in fees alone go to a city before the building of each home even starts.Each Rob Rice Home that is built has a significant economic impact that helps our families, property and entire community thrive.So the next time you drive by a Rob Rice Home admiring its quality construction and beautiful and expansive landscaping—whether it is in one of the nine Rob Rice Communities or on one of our Select Home Sites in Thurston County or it is custom built on a buyer’s own lot— remember also that building that home helps provide hundreds of local jobs, boosts our economic vitality and contributes to the many community amenities we enjoy here in the South Sound.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for one vacancy on the Planning Commission.The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission develops recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside of the city that may seek annexation. The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, at 7:00 p.m. in Lacey City Hall. Applicants must be City of Lacey residents.For more information, or to get an application, contact Kelsey Williams at 360-413-4387 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume with your application.
Facebook76Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Olympic National ForestAs the Fourth of July approaches, fire officials remind visitors that fireworks and exploding targets are prohibited on public lands.“With warm and dry conditions, all it takes is one small spark to start a wildfire,” said Glenn Casamassa, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester. “Please be safe and responsible with fire when visiting your public lands this summer!”Fireworks are banned on national forests at all times, regardless of weather or conditions. Fireworks are also prohibited on other public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Oregon State Parks, and Washington State Parks, as well as most county and city parks. Violators can be subject to a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine and/or up to six months in jail (36 CFR 261.52). Additionally, anyone who starts a wildfire can be held liable for suppression costs.Visitors are also encouraged to practice campfire safety as unattended campfires are the number one source of human-caused wildfires on public land. If you are planning to have a campfire, please remember:First, check at the Olympic National Forest offices and know before you go whether campfires are allowed in the area you are visiting. Fire restrictions may be in place depending on current conditions.Keep your campfire small and away from flammable material.Use a designated campfire ring when available.Keep water and shovel nearby.Completely extinguish your campfire by drowning your fire with water and stirring with a shovel.Make sure your campfire is cold to the touch before leaving it.Nationally, nearly nine out of ten wildfires are human-caused through debris burning, equipment sparks, campfires, and other means. In 2018, 1,485 wildfires in Oregon (68%) and 1,457 wildfires in Washington (84%) were human-caused.Visit www.SmokeyBear.com for additional fire prevention information and resources.For more information about the Olympic National Forest visit the website.
Advertisement aa87eyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg967Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2l3wsz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) r4f2Would you ever consider trying this?😱g6vCan your students do this? 🌚3ypzRoller skating! Powered by Firework LaLiga Santander Club, Sevilla FC and LaLiga Football Schools organized an engagement activity for aspiring footballers in Pune on 21st January 2020. Over 70 kids who are a part of the LaLiga Football Schools programme in Pune participated in the masterclass and football fiesta at Turf Up, Pune. As LaLiga Football School’s partner in Pune, Sevilla FC held an intra-centre event in the city in July 2019, which was an astounding success and was attended by more than 120 students.Advertisement The masterclass was led and executed by Javier Cabrera, Technical Director and Saul Vazquez Chas, Regional Technical Head (West) from LaLiga Football Schools India and David García Gómez, Senior Specialist, Sports Projects Development, LaLiga for the young footballers from the centre. Apart from the technical training, activities were organized as a part of the Football Fiesta including 3v3 tournament, dribble circuit, juggling contests, cross bar/accuracy challenge, shooting and possession challenges and more to develop the technical and competitive skills in an exciting manner. The students, from age categories 8 to 18, were divided into two groups and played with official Sevilla FC equipment which was provided by the Spanish club.Advertisement LaLiga Football Schools is the Spanish football league’s flagship project in India, aimed at grassroots development of the sport. Under this programme, LaLiga has undertaken several impactful projects including an annual Scholarship, ‘Train the Trainer’ to impart technical training to coaches, Training Camps and association with three top LaLiga clubs, Sevilla FC, Celta de Vigo and Real Betis in select centres to name a few. Since its launch in 2018, LaLiga Football Schools has expanded to over 30 centres in 14 cities and has impacted over 10,000 Indian students. Through engagement initiatives such as the Masterclass and Football Fiesta organized with Sevilla FC, technical knowledge is presented and delivered to young Indians.Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India said, “The success of LaLiga Football Schools and the response we got from the kids just goes on to show that India is ready to overhaul its football landscape. Like last year, Sevilla FC, has again showed their commitment towards grassroots development in the country and has made sure that it will not only provide an immersive experience for the aspiring footballers but also motivate them to perform their best and become the first Indian global football superstar.”Advertisement José María Cruz, CEO, Sevilla FC said: “Last year when we collaborated with LaLiga Football Schools, we were glad to see the enthusiasm in the young Indian footballers and we decided to continue with this initiative as it gives an opportunity to students to tap their potential and learn the necessary skills to pursue their passion. Our partnership with LaLiga for LaLiga Football Schools in Pune and for initiatives such as this Masterclass and Football Fiesta is a step towards Sevilla FC´s commitment to work with and train the future generations of Indian footballers.” Advertisement
Image Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement 5kigh9dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsch98hiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eurn8m( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rztdoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6r00Can your students do this? 🌚6phRoller skating! Powered by Firework Since 2015, the world has celebrated International Yoga Day every year on 21st June, to commemorate the age old practice of physical, mental, and spiritual exercise. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic of this year, the global population, celebrities and sportspersons alike, observed Yoga Day Numerous icons from the country’s sports fraternity, cricketers and athletes alike, took to social media to share their Yoga Day celebration, from the comfort of their homes.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterThe concept of celebrating the Yoga Day was initiated at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. June 21st was suggested as the ‘International Yoga Day’ by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, which also holds importance as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.Many present and former Indian cricketers along with many athletes from the country took to social media today to share themselves performing Yoga through several photos and videos, as Twitter and Instagram filled with likewise posts.Advertisement Celebrating #FathersDay by doing some Yoga together!🧘🏼♂️🧘🏼♀️🧘🏼♂️#InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/n74ubKzik6— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 21, 2020Advertisement In these dark, difficult times, we are all looking for positivity. Yoga gives us mental & physical health, ensuring we stay fit on the inside & the outside. Let’s work towards developing a healthy body and healthier mind. Stay Home, Stay Safe #InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/M5rOpZUhIP— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 21, 2020Thoda waqt bhale lagega, but Yoga Se Hi Hoga !#InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/g3Yc2Z7NyC— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 21, 2020Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit#InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/UkkXGX5wTv— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 21, 2020“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” – Bhagavad Gita #InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/wM3abG8dga— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 21, 2020″Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” 🧘♂️🧘♀️Celebrating #InternationalYogaDay ft. @choudharyfar8! 🙌#IndianFootball #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers #YogaDay2020 #MyLifeMyYoga pic.twitter.com/AeOl2O2sA9— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) June 21, 2020 View this post on Instagram Celebrating yoga and music day with my partner in crime, who has her own style of meditation 🧘♂️🐶 #InternationalYogaDay #WorldMusicDayA post shared by Shreyas Iyer (@shreyas41) on Jun 20, 2020 at 8:21pm PDTYoga is not a part of life, it’s a way of life. #Internationalyogaday2020 pic.twitter.com/Wg2zzsICr7— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 21, 2020 View this post on Instagram Practice makes everything perfect. So put that work in and #stretchlikeacat. @rahulkl @soosairajmichael @aishasharma25 @pumaindia #InternationalyogadayA post shared by Sahal Abdul Samad (@sahal_abdul_samad) on Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07am PDTYoga is one of the most important & integral practices for well being. It’s the best way to start your day & have it end with a happy feeling. Sit back and do some yoga, this #InternationalYogaDay. 🧘♂️ pic.twitter.com/1yaaZCVghg— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 21, 2020Yoga is life 🙏 @Geeta_Basra @yogrishiramdev @PypAyurved @Ach_Balkrishna pic.twitter.com/D5BZG5Vbil— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 21, 2020योगस्थः कुरु कर्माणि संग त्यक्त्वा धनंजय। सिद्धयसिद्धयोः समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते ॥ Be steadfast in yoga, O Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga. #internationalyogaday #internationalyogaday2020 pic.twitter.com/XOmsDXp57I— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 21, 2020Yoga happens beyond the Mat. Anything you do with attention to what you feel is doing Yoga. #InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/Y0vqI17RcK— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 21, 2020Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” #TheBhagavadGita #InternationalYogaDay2020 pic.twitter.com/HdH1si7Wnz— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) June 21, 2020″Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”– B.K.S. Iyengar.Practicing the butterfly asana to achieve harmony of the body, mind and soul to brighten my inner fire of will. #InternationalYogaDay #YogaDay pic.twitter.com/Fm0Rzmk4oQ— Leander Paes (@Leander) June 21, 2020अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की सभी देशवासियों को बधाई व शुभकामनाएं।योग स्वास्थ्य का सबसे अहम साधन है। इस कोरोना काल में आप योग करके अपने स्वास्थ्य को ठीक रख सकते हैं। घर रहकर भी जो कर सकते हैं। योगी रहेगा हमेशा निरोगी।#HappyInternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/k8Gtkn05W0— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) June 21, 2020 View this post on Instagram This yoga day and every day #stretchlikecat. @kareenakapoorkhan @dhee_singh01 @aishasharma25 @pumaindia #InternationaldayA post shared by Dutee chand (@duteechand) on Jun 21, 2020 at 3:19am PDTकरो योग रहो निरोग । अंतराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की शुभकामनाएँ । खैंच दो मीटर 🇮🇳#InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/Aw7qRCDbPi— Dadi Chandro Tomar (@realshooterdadi) June 21, 2020Yoga has been with us since times unknown and is one of the most effective health practices of all. Switch to a healthier lifestyle and take the pledge to be happier this #InternationalYogaDay @bankofbaroda https://t.co/l84FAjnsjP— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) June 21, 2020🧘♀️ yoga is the journey of the self to the self through the self.HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA 🧘♀️ DAY . pic.twitter.com/lox0ZQjVol— Lovlina Borgohain (@LovlinaBorgohai) June 21, 2020 View this post on Instagram Calm is a super power HAPPY YOGA DAY #jamunaboro @ios_sports @bfi_official_ #internatinalyogaday2020 #stayhome#boxingfamilyA post shared by borojamuna (@borojamuna) on Jun 20, 2020 at 8:53pm PDTयोग कर रोज़ कर फिर मोज कर #InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/fxv8JT50SZ— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) June 21, 2020 View this post on Instagram ‘Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self’. On the eve of International Yoga Day let’s all make it a point to practice Yoga and stay fit. Happy International Yoga Day! #internationalyogaday #worldyogaday #internationaldayofyoga #yogaday #harmeetdesai #athlete #sports #sportsmanship #sportsforlife #tabletennis #yoga #fitnessfreak #stayfitstayhealthy #tt #surat #gujarat #india #healthy #athlete #tabletennisplayer #quanrantineandchill #stayhomestaysafe #instagram #grampost #yogaforlife #innerpeace #yogafitnessA post shared by Harmeet Desai (@harmeetdesai) on Jun 20, 2020 at 5:56am PDTअंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की बधाई व शुभकामनाएं। शारीरिक, मानसिक व अध्यात्मिक शिक्षा का मूलमंत्र योगा हमारे जीवन जीने की सच्ची कला है। इस वर्ष #COVID19 के चलते घर पर रहकर योग करें। हर रोज करो योग, जीवन भर रहो निरोग। pic.twitter.com/lKy0glJaBz— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) June 21, 2020Happy #InternationalYogaDay! 🧘♂️How #TableTennis players benefit from #Yoga 👉 https://t.co/jvdW79M3MC pic.twitter.com/R7B3uq6yQO— ITTF World (@ittfworld) June 21, 2020If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Steve Bucknor admits to giving Sachin out wrongly – on two occasions!Mashrafe Mortaza among 3 Bangladeshi players to test COVID-19 positive Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Getty/ShutterstockAdvertisement rlvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1vjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eif80g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cpvsWould you ever consider trying this?😱2i3Can your students do this? 🌚7ng5qwRoller skating! Powered by Firework After more than three months of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier League is finally making a comeback for the fans of the English top flight football, after the UK Government gave the green light. The 2019-20 season was officially confirmed to resume from 17th June, with 9 matchdays left to be played, in a behind closed doors format. To successfully restart the season PL has termed the mission as ‘Project Restart’, under which they have been constantly testing the players and club staffs, in addition to many other sanitary and safety regulations in action.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ShutterstockTill date, Premier League has performed a total of nine rounds of testing. The first round of test was conducted on 17-18 May, where a total of 748 players and staffs were tested, and six positive cases were detected from three clubs. As of today, 8,687 tests have been conducted, and 16 were tested positive. What is the procedure after a player from any PL side is confirmed positive of novel Coronavirus? Let’s find out below.Project Restart: Sterilisation of match balls is one of the fundamental measures against COVID-19 . (Image Courtesy: Sky Sports)To ensure its Project Restart plan, Premier League invested in a £4 million deal with the Hong Kong-based biotechnology company Prenetics for a total of 40,000 Coronavirus testing kits.Advertisement 80 kits are provided to each club per week, to test 40 players and staffs twice under seven days. Tests are done at drive through testing stations, and the swab samples collected from the back of nose and throat are sent for testing to The Doctors Laboratory, and results are delivered under two days.In case of a player or staff tests positive and bears the symptoms, they are to self isolate for for a week. After seven days, they are tested again. In case a person shows symptoms but tests negative, they still follow the same procedure of a second testing session after a week.Advertisement “If a player tests positive, it’s only him and his family who need to isolate, not anybody else This will need to be looked at again when contact training resumes, however,” said Dr Mark Gillett, Premier League’s medical advisor.However in case of a positive result, PL has impassive on putting the whole squad of a club in a quarantine period of 14 days. Only the positive player or staff is quarantined away.“With regards to our back-to-training protocols, if a player tests positive, providing that player has been been socially distanced as anticipated in these protocols, that player would be isolated for a period but there would be no need for the rest of the group to be, because they’ve been socially distanced.” Premier League chief executive Richard Masters had said earlier.While its not possible to follow the social distancing guidelines as players have resumed contact training, the players are taking proper medical guidance during their training drills.“It does depend on what sort of contact because obviously you’re trying to ensure the players keep themselves safe even during that contact training situation and that will have to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis,” Masters added.Other than testing 40 individuals twice each week, all PL clubs also do regular temperature checks of their players and staffs, in addition to daily medical surveys.Premier League returned on Wednesday with a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United. Manchester United drew 1-all in their face off against Spurs atTottenham Hotspur Stadium today. Liverpool is leading the league table with 82 points, followed by Manchester City in second with 60 points.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Russian league team plays youth team because of Covid-19 – ends up losing 10-1!Kerala cricketer Sachin Baby : Sreesanth is still unplayable! Advertisement
By The Nelson Daily SportsKelly Scott of Kelowna stole the tenth end to capture the 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships with a 5-3 victory over New Westminster’s Kelley Law Sunday at the Cloverdale Curling Club.Scott, third Jeanna Richard, second Sasha Carter and lead Jacquie Armstrong now represent British Columbia in Charlottetown at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February.Scott finished one game behind Law in round robin standings with a 7-2 record. Law won the round robin with an 8-1 mark and defeated the Scott rink 9-3 earlier in the week.Kootenay rep Jill Winters of Nelson finished at the bottom of the table with a 1-8 record.Winters, third Samantha Almquist, second Natalie Nowicki, lead Heather Nichol and coach Terri Richardson never really got going during the round robin tournament.After opening the first day of competition 0-2, Winters & Company defeated Adina Tasaka 8-3 of Royal City Curling Club to get into the win column. Winters broke open the close game by scoring three in the seventh followed by a steal of two in the eighth.However, the West Kootenay rink lost 10-4 to Roz Craig of Duncan and could never recover — despite playing the eventual champion tough on Day three, losing 8-6 to Scott.The Winters rink outlasted the Karla Thompson rink of Kamloops 7-6 in the C event final of the Interior Women’s Curling Championships to win a trip to the provincial final.This is the second time in three years Winters had skipped a team to the B.C. Scott Tournament. That rink included Allison Hurley and Loreen Amonson of Nelson and Lisa Nevakshonoff of Castlegar.Winters also curled at the provincials in 1998, 2006 and email@example.com
The Nelson Leafs just lost another Murdoch Division battle Saturday night.Tuesday at the NDCC Arena it doesn’t get any easier as the Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels, a team the Leafs have yet to defeat this season, invades the Heritage City for a mid-week Kootenay International Junior Hockey League clash.The Rebels, losers of just six games this season, hold a commanding 21-point advantage over the Green and White.Game time is 7 p.m.
Matt Hughes formerly of Kamloops is the new skipper of the Good Ship Leafs.Hughes was officially welcomed to the position today by Nelson interim society president Larry Martel.”All his references spoke very highly of Matt and said we would be foolish not to hire him as coach,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.Hughes, originally from Kamloops, comes to the Heritage City franchise from the Okanagan Hockey School.Hughes also was coach of Dawson Creek of the North American Hockey League where he coached former Leaf Troy Petrich, Grande Prairie of the Alberta Hockey League and was coach of the year when he skippered Columbia Valley Rockies of the Kootenay International Junior League. Hughes, who also assumes the general manager duties with the Leafs, will begin work on the job in the next few weeks.Leafs find coach to replace Frank MaidaThe Nelson Leafs have found their man to replace former coach Frank Maida.Leafs interim society president Larry Martel told The Nelson Daily Thursday morning the unanimous decision was made during a board meeting Wednesday evening.”There were 28 very good candidates from all over North America that applied,” Martel said. “We interviewed eight the committee felt were the very best.”At the May 21 board meeting the committee made the recommendation and th board approved the coach selection for 2014.”Martel said he is trying to get in contact with the successful candidate today before making the official announcement.”The level of coaches applying was very high and the choice wasn’t an easy one but in the end the final choice was unanimous.”The Nelson Leafs completed a successful 2013-14 campaign which the club hosted the Cyclone Taylor Cup.