Thriving at Home: Aiding Your Post-Surgical Recovery

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Sarah Lane for FirstLight HomeCare Two years ago, my husband had surgery to repair an abdominal injury.  These days, most elective procedures, as well as many medically necessitated ones, are either done as out-patient procedures or patients are sent home after very short hospital stays.Following his surgery, there was no way my husband could take care of himself after returning home.  For nearly a week, he was confined to bed and needed assistance with all basic needs.  Preparing food, changing clothes, showering, physical therapy – he simply could not have done any of these activities on his own.Fortunately for us, I was able to take a few days off from my job to help assist his recovery.  Since we both grew up here in Olympia, we had many family members close by who were also willing and able to help.Caregivers can help with not only basic needs at home, but assist with transportation to and from rehabilitation and physical therapy appointments as well as performing exercises at home to gain strength.But many aren’t fortunate enough to have a strong support system nearby.  FirstLight often receives calls from frantic sons and daughters who live out of town, away from their aging parents who need emergency surgery or were hit with an unexpected illness.  Others are adults who live alone and are just returning home from surgery. They have become overwhelmed by all the responsibilities, are having a difficult time recovering, or realize they could use some help in order to recuperate more rapidly.That’s where home care can be a huge help.  FirstLight HomeCare’s experienced caregivers provide the personal care required to help you or your loved one recover quickly to the healthy and active lifestyle you enjoyed before surgery.  The assistance our caregivers provide also greatly reduces the risk of complications like infections or re-injury that require a return to the hospital.After Medically-Necessitated SurgeryWhenever surgery is performed, there are logistics in getting to and from the hospital, picking up prescriptions and transportation for post-operative visits. There is also the recovery time at home when you or your loved one shouldn’t be alone, shouldn’t lift or shouldn’t drive. Plus, don’t forget all the discharge instructions that must be followed meticulously to help speed recovery. The first 24 hours after the day of surgery can be critical, and our trained caregivers can provide the support you need to reduce your stress.For older adults recovering from a heart attack or stroke, recovery time may be more prolonged. The simple truth is that hospitals want to discharge patients as soon as possible, whether or not they are ready to go home, but our caregivers can be right there helping with daily needs. We can also keep family informed while coordinating the post-surgical care plan with doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists or other healthcare professionals involved.After Orthopedic SurgeryFirstLight HomeCare’s trained caregivers can help when you return home after surgery with limited mobility and needing assistance with even the smallest basic needs.As hip and knee replacements become more common, so too does the concern about sending patients home when they have limited mobility. Safety is a big issue with knee replacement post-operative care or hip replacement post-operative care. Our caregivers are experienced in helping people bathe and dress, grocery shop, prepare meals, do laundry and more. The goal of FirstLight HomeCare is to reduce stress and discomfort during a time that is already stressful and potentially painful.After Eye SurgeryWhether it’s LASIK, cataract or other eye surgery, patients need to relax afterwards with their eyes closed. They can’t read, drive or lift heavy objects anywhere from days to weeks. They need to follow a very strict regime with eye drops and eye medications to prevent infections and post-operative complications.  Our trusted caregivers can give you or your loved one the attention you need to help expedite your recovery with our cataract post-operative care program.Recovering from surgery or an illness is fraught with anxiety and challenges. At FirstLight HomeCare we’re here to make the recovery time as quick and painless as possible. We have extremely flexible home care plans that are hourly, short-term or long-term.Sarah LaneWe’re there for as little or as long as you or your loved one need us, because your health and well-being is most important.Sarah Lane is a certified Home Care Aide and owner of FirstLight HomeCare — South Sound.  To learn more about home care, respite care, dementia care, or any of the non-medical home care services offered by FirstLight HomeCare, give Sarah a call at 360-489-1621 or go to www.southsound.firstlighthomecare.com.last_img read more

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Westport Winery earns “Outstanding” rating on Message In A Bottle

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryIn the summer issue of Wine Press Northwest, Westport Winery earned an “Outstanding” rating on Message In A Bottle, the latest vintage of their rosé of Sangiovese. This was the largest evaluation of Northwest blush wines in history with 122 entries. Of those, 30 were honored with an “Outstanding” defined by the magazine as having “superior characteristics and should be highly sought after.”Director of Winemaking, Dana Roberts, attributes much of this wine’s success to the grape grower, Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA outside of Wapato, Washington. Roberts said, “Working with Mike is a privilege. He’s a pioneer in the industry with such attention to detail that it makes my job a lot easier. The Grosso clone seems to be the perfect type of Sangiovese to create the ultimate Washington rosé.”The judges said, “Aromas of strawberry freezer jam and raspberry play out on the palate. There’s a drizzle of residual sugar on the entry, yet mouth-watering acidity akin to cranberry and blood orange makes for a zippy and delightful finish.”In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. It was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second store, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.Westport Winery Garden Resort1 South Arbor RoadAberdeen, WA  98520360-648-2224Westport Winery Tasting at Cannon Beach255 N. HemlockCannon Beach, OR 97110503-436-4411last_img read more

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Emmanuel Adebayor destroys Arsenal fans with mum jokes on Instagram

first_imgImage Courtesy: Imago/Instagram(@e_adebayor)Advertisement 7sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7ky87vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eage( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c4jWould you ever consider trying this?😱66qCan your students do this? 🌚9p9erRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary for Emmanuel Adebayor’s bizarre celebration after scoring against his former club Arsenal on his Manchester City debut, and instantly gained alot of haters who once cheered for their favourite Gunners forward. And now, the Togolese is tackling his haters from Islington with a series of ‘your mum’ jokes on social media!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Imago/Instagram(@e_adebayor)The Togolese striker was booked immediately after running 120 meters across the Etihad Stadium ground, and sliding with his arms open in front of an agitated Arsenal fanbase, is now burning up his Instagram with answer to questions from his loving-turned-hating Arsenal fans, bantering on their mothers and family.Below are some examples of how the striker is dealing with criticism.Advertisement @kelvinpadosky commented: “And after dat celebration ur career nosedived. True or false”, to which the 35 year old replied: “After I went straight with your mum”.“Big 35 year old and making mum jokes LOOOOL grow up” @taseen.01 wrote, to which Adebayor’s reply was: “Burying your mum”Advertisement Pretty disrespectful to his former fans, if not absolutely vulgar.Check out the comment section of his his Instagram post to find a lot more of the mum jokes he’s throwing around. Adebayor, who currently plays for Süper Lig side Kayserispor, joined the Citizens for  £25 million, after earning love and respect in the Gunners kit for 3 years. After a loan spell with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, he swapped sides with the latter in 2012. After a short spell with Crystal Palace in 2016, the Togo international set his foot on Turkey with İstanbul Başakşehir in 2017, before joining Kayserispor this August. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister absolutely steamrollers ‘dear Virgil’ on social media after Liverpool star’s Ballon…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@katiaaveirooficial)/GettyAdvertisement b7l2hyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs715yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E380pib( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 37pkya5Would you ever consider trying this?😱1mCan your students do this? 🌚6wiziuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Cristiano Ronaldo did not attend last night’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. Coming in third, the one footballer separating him with the winner Lionel Messi is Virgil van Dijk, who’s cocky remarks towards the Juventus talisman has cut him alot of slack from Ronaldo’s fans. However, the one person who has basically called upon a war on the Liverpool FC defender is Ronaldo’s own sister, Katia Aveiro.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@katiaaveirooficial)/GettyAs reporters asked him about Ronaldo’s whereabouts from the event, the Dutch defender said with a light poke at the Portuguese: “Why? Was he a candidate?”Now this has fired up Katia, who has used the power of social media to form a befitting reply to the 2018-19 UEFA champions League winner.Advertisement Katia, who is a singer by profession, wrote on her official Instagram @katiaaveirooficial on van Dijk’s remark on her beloved brother, reminding the Anfield star about Ronaldo’s monumental career achievements.The 43 year old wrote:Advertisement “Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times. ““You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand on the trophy.” Ronaldo won three Premier League titles under Sir Alex before departing for the Spanish capital in 2009, six years before van Dijk set foot on England.“Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, he was even younger than you.”“Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a club, Real Madrid. Tell you something Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final.”She mentioned the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League final, when Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Two River Towns See Spike In Burglaries

first_imgA RECENT SPATE of break-ins and burglaries has some residents wondering if such crimes are on the rise in the two rivers.One woman was recently arrested in connection with a string of car break-ins that occurred in three local towns. And ta Rumson man was charged with entering a home in Fair Haven in broad daylight, where he was discovered by the resident.And just about a year ago, the home of rocker Jon Bon Jovi was burglarized.Little Silver Police Chief Daniel Shaffery said his community had seen a total of three structure burglaries for all of 2011. So far this year, however, 2012 Little Silver has had six, with most of those occurring in March.“I know there’s been burglaries in other towns. They’re seeing what I’m seeing,” Shaffery said.That appears to be the case for neighboring Rumson.“It’s a very noticeable spike,” observed Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias.Rumson has experienced an increase in home burglaries. “We have been seeing a lot more. Even daytime burglaries,” he said. There has also been a rise in car break-ins and actual car thefts.In Shrewsbury, Fair Haven and Red Bank, home burglaries are no more frequent than in the past, officials say.But ten vehicles in Shrewsbury were broken into and contents stolen, according to Det. Sgt, Robert Turner.Red Bank Capt. Darren McConnell said the borough experiences about 40 burglaries a year and that number has remained pretty constant over the years.The bulk of the break-ins in Rumson, have been vehicles and stolen cars, with most of the vehicles left unlocked, said Mayor John Ekdahl.Usually the culprits are looking for whatever they can grab: GPS units, money or valuables, like computers and cell phones, Ekdahl said. Most such burglaries are done by locals, he said.As for vehicle thefts, a surprising number of them happened because the owners left the keys in the cars. The thieves seemed to be targeting high-end imports, particularly Range Rovers. The perpetrators are often professionals who operate statewide,Ekdahl said police have told him.“The thing about burglaries,” McConnell observed, “a lot of the times, when we do see a spike, it’s where we have one person committing serial burglary.”For these relatively small communities and rather small number of incidents, “a one-man crime wave” with break-ins, over a short period could skew the statistics, he said.According to Fair Haven’s Shaffery, residential burglars generally seem to be looking for jewelry.That was Rumson’s Tobias’ take on it as well, with Tobias adding the thieves steal prescription drugs if available.“The price of gold is at an all time high,” Shaffery said. “And those ‘we buy gold’ shops are popping up everywhere.”Why an increase in this type of crime? “It’s really hard to speculate why,” Shaffery answered.“Honestly, I think, and I hate saying this, but I just think it’s a sign of the times,” said Det. Sgt. Jessie Dykstra of the Fair Haven department. “People that normally wouldn’t be criminals and doing this stuff, it’s turning them to it.”“The economy has a lot to do with it,” Tobias said. “The other factor is drugs. A lot of it is feeding those types of habits.”Rumson police and officials have taken steps to educate the public and be proactive. Tobias said the town has suspended issuing home alarm summons, to encourage residents to keep them activated. Officials have issued reverse 9-1-1 messages and offered burglary prevention tips in the borough newsletter, Ekdahl said.“Call if you see anything suspicious, immediately,” Tobias recommended. “Don’t wait until the next day. Just call.”last_img read more

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Celebrate the Fourth with Fairs, Fireworks and Fun

first_imgBy Anastasia MillickerWhile the skies over Red Bank, Rumson and Sea Bright will be quiet this Fourth of July holiday, towns around the Two River area will host a variety of events – including fireworks – that will be sure to light up the holiday week.From fairs to fireworks, Monmouth County is celebrating the country’s 236th birthday. Only a few towns have scheduled fireworks shows for Wednesday, July 4 but several others are planning brilliant displays on Tuesday, July 3 or later in the week.Asbury Park will celebrate the Fourth with a fireworks display on the 5th Avenue Beach from 9 to9:30 p.m. July 4. On-street, metered parking is available throughout the city.Festivities in West Long Branch are set to begin at 7 p.m. July 4 with a performance from Greaseband in Franklin Lake Park on Locust Avenue. Fireworks will follow the concert.Bradley Beach will hold its Independence Day celebration on July 7 with music from local bands and fireworks beginning at dusk. The rain date for the event is Saturday, July 14.Union Beach fireworks are set to explode around 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 on the beach. A rain date of Thursday, July 5, has been planned, if needed.Keansburg will hold a fireworks display on both July 3 and July 4, beginning at dusk at the Keansburg Amusement Park, 275 Beachway Ave. On-street, metered parking is available by the theme park.Hazlet will celebrate with a fireworks display on July 3 at Veterans Park on Union Avenue. The rain date for the event is planned for Friday, July 6.Those looking for an early start or to extend their Independence Day celebration can head to Colts Neck, Manasquan, Atlantic High­lands or Wall for holiday celebrations and fairs before and after the Fourth.The Colts Neck Country Fair will take place June 29-30 at Bucks Mill Park, 105 Bucks Mill Road. The fair will feature rodeo attractions, food, rides and fireworks each night.Long Branch will hold its 22nd annual Oceanfest on July 4. Vendors and local bands will line up along the beachfront during the event sponsored by the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and the City of Long Branch. Oceanfest will end with a fireworks display.Manasquan will hold an Independence Day celebration a day early on Tuesday, July 3 with multiple events around town. In keeping with an annual tradition, the borough will host a bicycle decorating contest at the Little League Field beginning at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., an Independence Day parade will begin at the Manasquan Coast Guard Station. After the parade, at 7:30 p.m., people can head to the beach to hear local musical acts. Fireworks will close the day with a display beginning at dusk. If necessary, a rain date for the fireworks will be July 7. The Manasquan Tourism Commis­sion is sponsoring the holiday festivities.Atlantic Highlands Fire Department will host its annual Fireman’s Fair Tuesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 7. The fair will feature rides, games, food and a fireworks display scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 6. The fair is located on Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor at Simon Lake Drive and begins at 6 p.m. each night.Wall will kick off the holiday early with its annual Wall Township Fair. The fair, will open with a 5 p.m. parade Thursday June 28, will close with a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display Sunday, July 1. Hours for the fair, located at 2700 Allaire Road, 5-10 p.m. each night.last_img read more

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Hauled Out

first_imgBy John Burton RED BANK – Labor Day is now long gone, kids are back in school and the air has taken on a distinctly autumnal nip. That means boat owners, who may have been putting off the inevitable, are thinking about the coming winter and their crafts.“The first cold snap, that’s what wakes everybody up,” said Don Kimber, service manager at Irwin Marine, located in Marine Park.Mechanics at Irwin Marine prepare a boat for winter stoarge.“Everybody kind of forgets about their boats,” as they think about everything else going on like getting the kids settled in school and other responsibilities, he said. “But it’s better to get it done now,” before the severe weather gears up.As the temperature drops, people’s boats, like their homes or cars, can face damage if not prepared. Irwin likened the larger cabin cruisers he sees to small condos. It’s important to drain water and oil and drain and replace the propylene antifreeze (a more environmentally friendly cousin to what is used in cars) to get it ready.“A boat’s a big investment,” Kimber stressed. “Like anything, you take care of it, it’ll take care of you.”Irwin Marine provides the services needed to haul boats out of water and then store them indoors or out. Other options include putting them on trailers or keeping them in the water.If boats are taken out of the water for the season, Kimber said, they get power washed, the engines are winterized and – importantly – the oil and filters are changed. “Oil as it breaks down is corrosive. So you want all of that out of it,” he said.Many owners ask Kimber and his crew to apply shrink-wrap to their boats that are being hauled out of the water. The work, which provides an airtight seal, is done using propane torches. Mechanics also can apply the wrap to boats that will remain in the water. However Kimber said he tends to “shy away from doing it” because it’s really difficult to get a good tight fit that way.Many boat owners decide to keep the vessels in the water over the winter, and that is all right, too. The key is the prep work, Kimber said. Irwin can provide an additional service to protect the boats by pumping warm air through a series of lines just below the surface, surrounding the boats, when the air temperature begins to dip below 32 degrees.Kimber has some recommendations for owners before they bring in their the boats. He has noticed that many people don’t do enough to protect the craft’s exterior, which can take a beating over the summer and winter.“The UV rays just bake it,” he noticed.Owners should also top off the gas tank, but not completely fill it, leaving a little room. Boat fuel in this state has about 10 percent alcohol, which tends to absorb moisture. “If gasoline isn’t prepped properly,” he advised, “your fuel system just gets contaminated.”This week Kimber has begun fielding more calls from owners looking to winterize their boats. The calls were not unexpected.“It’s getting busier and busier,” he said.Last year Irwin serviced about 150 boats, ranging in size from 11 feet to about 47 feet; many of those had spent the summer docked at the Marine Park marina. He expects about the same number this year.Irwin charges $50 a foot for the winterizing service, and offers an a la cart menu of services and charges accordingly.Kimber has been working nearly 30 years at Irwin, which has been in business and run by the Irwin family since 1884. He expects to be busy servicing the boats until the holiday season.Just a few short months later, beginning in March, it all starts up again. That’s when “we’re putting people back in the water,” he said. RB business sees sure seasonal sign as boats come out of the waterlast_img read more

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Leafs escape Sunflower City with series split, game three Monday at NDCC Arena

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyThrough eight regular season games each team won four times.Each team won twice in the other team’s rink.So it should come to no one’s surprise that after two Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff games the Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs are knotted up at one game.Jonathon Petrash’s third-period power play goal proved to be the winner as the Leafs, thanks to the stellar netminder of former Rebel Andrew Walton, escaped with a 2-1 KIJHL playoff win Saturday in the Sunflower City.Castlegar opened the best-of-seven series, now tied up at 1-1, with a 5-1 win Friday.“This is big . . . especially on the road because this isn’t an easy building to win in,” said Leaf captain Tyler Parfeniuk from outside the winner’s dressing room.“But we’ll take anything we can get because (Castlegar) is tough team to play against.”Coming off the four-goal loss in a game the Leafs had more jitters than shots, the Green and White once again started slowly.However, in game two the Rebels didn’t get the early goals as Walton stoned the home side despite Nelson being out shot 12-4.“All year we’ve had faith in (Andrew) even if he has one bad game there’s not going to be too many that follow that so we know he’s going to bounce back,” Parfeniuk exclaimed.Walton’s play allowed the Leafs to hang around long enough to get the first goal of the game 39 minutes into the game.The all-Nelson line of Carsen Willans, Dallon Stoddart and Horswill, combined to spring Horswill in the slot and the Nelson Minor Hockey grad made no mistake beating Jordan Gluck for the game’s first goal. Nelson came close to making it 2-0 seconds later on the power play, but Gluck, down and out on the play, got some help from the iron as Matti Jmaeff rang his backhand shot off the post.The miss proved costly as seven minutes into the third period Scott Morriseau, the latest Leafs’ killer, potted his fourth of the series to even the game at 1-1 on the power play.The score remained the same until the 14-minute mark when Rebel captain Erik Alden was whistled for a roughing infraction.Off the ensuring draw, Jmaeff and line mate Colton Malmsten combined to get the puck back to Petrash who drilled a point shot past a screened Gluck.The goal was enough, after more than a few anxious moments, to get the Leafs back even in the series.“I don’t think I played that much different between last night and tonight, I just think we played a lot more team game and were lot better defensively than we were last night,” Walton said after the game.The anxious moments came compliments of a few mental errors by the Leafs as the team was whistled for nine minutes in penalties in the final 11 minutes of the game.“Ya, it was a little bit of a nail-biter at the end,” Walton admitted as his former mates pressed for the equalizer. “We were six-on-four so ya, it was a little crazy.”Nelson’s special teams were put to the test especially after defenceman Eric Spring was whistled for five-minute checking-from-behind penalty on Rebel forward Arthur Andrews.“It was a little demoralizing but you’ve got to work past that,” said Castlegar captain Erik Alden. “You’ve got to keep your head straight and keep your concentration.”“We’re going to regroup and come back Monday (in Nelson),” Alden added.Castlegar out shot the Leafs 37-26 including several shots in the dying minutes as Castlegar, with numerous power plays, surrounded the Nelson net.Games three and four go Monday and Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.Game five is scheduled for Thursday in Castlegar.SERIES NOTES: The Leafs are going to lose the services of banging defenceman Eric Spring who was given a game misconduct along with his checking-from-behind penalty. The game misconduct comes with a one-game suspension . . . . Leafs Dallon Stoddart was wearing jersey No. 9 after his regular No. 10 road sweater went missing after a game in Grand Forks . . . . Winger James Sorrey and defenceman J.J. Beitel did not play in the first two games for Nelson . . . . Castlegar’s leading scorer Stuart Walton did not score, but had four assists during the first two games of the series . . . . Rebel sniper Scott Morriseau is tied with Connor Flynn of Sicamous and former Leaf and current Fernie Ghostrider Connor McLaughlin for the goal scoring lead, each has four goals. . . .Max Flanagan scored in overtime to give Beaver Valley a 4-3 victory over Spokane in game two of the Murdoch semi final. The Hawks, winners of game one 6-3, lead the series 2-0. Game three is Monday in Spokane.last_img read more

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Cats dig down to win one for Coach D, capture West Kootenay Hoop Crown

first_imgJohnny Johnson and Oliver Cougur combined for 26 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to an emotional 42-38 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers the final of the West Kootenay High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships Friday at the South Slocan-based school gymnasium.The win was the first time that most people can remember that a junior boy’s team from Mount Sentinel has defeated its district rivals to win the West Kootenay crown.“The team was carrying a heavy heart and feeling a lot of pressure to perform to the best of their ability in front of the school community in order to deliver on a promise to win this game for Coach D,” Mount Sentinel principal turned coach Glen Campbell said after the victory.Campbell along with Ken Wiens skippered the team after coach Blair D’Andrea died suddenly.A Celebration of life was held for D’Andrea at Mount Sentinel Thursday and Friday, after the WK tournament, at the LVR Hangar.“The difficulty for any team in this situation is being able to keep your mind focused on the task at hand as opposed to the outcome and the constant reminders of their beloved Coach,” Campbell added. The pressure was evident on the faces of the Wildcats early in the game as the visiting Bombers built up an early 23-7 lead in the second quarter.However, Mount Sentinel began chipping away at the margin and, once the hosts gained the momentum, there was nothing that was going to stop this juggernaut.“Filling in for Coach D was friend and colleague Ken Wiens who did a great job at keeping the guys settled down and focused on the moment so that a comeback was possible,” Campbell explained.“It finally materialized with about two minutes to go in the game before Mt. Sentinel took the lead for the first time and held on for a four point margin of victory.”Johnson topped all scorers with 16 points while Oliver Cougur added 10.Replying for the Bombers was Avery Kusher with 10 and S. Wang with 11.“In my 25 years of coaching experience in high school sports this will go down as one of my most rewarding days because the selfless gift that coaches give of their time felt like the team was able to pay that back a little in memory and tribute to Coach D and his Family,” said Campbell, who spoke on behalf of coach Blair D’Andrea during Friday’s Celebration of Life at the Hangar.“We all needed a feel good moment given the difficulty of dealing with his sudden loss to us all.”last_img read more

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Leafs get some payback to start KIJHL season; off to Okanagan for two-game road swing

first_imgIt was the second time during the season the Leafs were penalized for using an ineligible player.However, Ohlhausen said there would be no suspensions of coaches or fines to the teams this season after Hockey Canada insisted the KIJHL revert to its disciplinary rules.“(Hockey Canada) wanted us to return to their rule,” Ohlhausen explained.“If a teams uses an ineligible player, they lose the points regardless of the score.”Ohlhausen is hopeful news of Kelowna’s demise will send ripple affects through the league and its coaches and manager.“I hope so,” Ohlhausen said before heading off to the Eddie Mountain Division to take in games in Golden and Fernie this weekend.“I don’t like taking points away from the teams because it’s not the kids making the mistakes, it’s the team officials. The players don’t know who is listed on the roster, only coaches and manager know that.”The extra two points moves Nelson to within two points of division leading Beaver Valley and Castlegar — both tied for top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division with eight points.Nelson travels to the Okanagan this weekend with stops Friday in Princeton, against the Posse, and Saturday, in Osoyoos, against the Coyotes.Both teams are starting the season slow with Princeton sporting a 3-2 record in five games and Osoyoos batting .500 with a 1-1-0-0-1 mark.BLUELINES: There’s not much to report on the player from for Nelson. Leaf brass has invited a few new players into camp, but did not make any changes to the roster last week. . . . Forward Jordan Davie leads Nelson in scoring with four goals. Davie is tied with Brendan Smith in points, each with four. . . . Leaf netminder Joseph Barton leads the goaltenders with two wins in two games. . . . Next home game for Nelson is Friday, October 2 when Beaver Valley Nitehawks invade the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. . . . The Hawks host Columbia Valley Friday before traveling to Castlegar Sunday at 1 p.m. for a Murdoch Showdown against the Rebels. Grand Forks host Kelowna Saturday before travelling to Spokane to face the Braves Sunday. The Nelson Leafs got some payback, albeit a season later, when the Green and White picked up two points in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League standings after the Kelowna Chiefs were caught using an ineligible person on opening day of the current campaign.The Chiefs were penalized two points for having an ineligible trainer on the roster and improving Nelson’s record to 3-1 record to start the season.“(Kelowna) played a someone not approved by Hockey Canada Registry,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily Friday.“And they (Kelowna) lost points.”The Chiefs opened the season by scoring a 3-0 shutout on the score sheet over the Leafs.Kelowna iced the same lineup the next night, but lost 3-2 to the Nitehawks in Beaver Valley.Leaf brass know full well what the Chiefs are going through after coach and GM Dave McLellan was suspended for a month last season for using an ineligible player for the nine games.Nelson also had eight points stripped from the season record.last_img read more

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