Minnesota swept by Ohio State for first time everThe Gophers started two goaltenders this weekend for the first time in two and a half years.Carter Jones, Daily File PhotoGophers forward Brent Gates Jr. chases after the puck against Ohio State on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 3M Arena at Mariucci Arena. Drew CoveDecember 11, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota is facing a rough offensive patch, to say the least.The offensive performance for the Gophers this season has shown glimpses of being effective and efficient, but the same struggles to score led to Minnesota’s loss Friday to Ohio State 2-1 in overtime and 4-1 Saturday after late goals from the Buckeyes.Saturday the Gophers were looking to split with the Buckeyes, or suffer the first sweep at the hands of Ohio State for the first time ever.“That’s what’s frustrating, I feel bad for our guys,” head coach Don Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network Saturday. “They had a good effort tonight.”Minnesota had the shot advantage, but could not turn shots into goals.The Gophers played two goaltenders this weekend for the first time in two and a half years.Goaltender Eric Schierhorn, who started 94 consecutive games – a Minnesota record – after Friday’s game, was replaced by newly eligible goaltender Mat Robson Saturday.“He played really well in his first collegiate game,” Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network Saturday. “I liked a lot about his game, and what he did tonight.” Both goaltenders for the Gophers allowed just two goals on each night, a target the team sets as the number of goals they can comfortably concede and win. That was the case, but the offense could not capitalize, as Minnesota only produced one goal of offense on each night.Saturday, the Gophers tried to make a late push by pulling Robson. The move didn’t pan out, with Ohio State collecting two empty net goals to make the final score 4-1.Combined in both games on the weekend, the Gophers had 68 shots, but scored just two goals on those shots. The Minnesota forwards were pressing, especially in the second and third periods, on Friday and Saturday night, yet the scoring in those periods wasn’t enough to get a win on the weekend.Friday’s game was a close one for the Gophers. With the team down 1-0, they came back and scored a goal late in the third period to tie it and force overtime. Forward Rem Pitlick, theGophers’ leading scorer, helped the team break through with the late goal.“We had a frantic push,” Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network Friday. “It’s just disappointing. You work hard to have a push, to get it to overtime, you’ll take a tie and get on for the nest night, but that’s what’s happened to us this year, at a critical moment somebody makes a mistake and we end up losing because of it.”Minnesota had the advantage in shots, but wasn’t able to convert on many goals. Schierhorn stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced in the game.“[Robson played well] and it gets some competition in there,” Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network Saturday. “Eric’s had a good year as well, and it gives us two options now instead of just having one.”
Jamaica’s Justice Minister Delroy Chuck The Jamaica government says it will cost an estimated J$7 billion to reform the justice system by 2020.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, during the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, said this amount does not include the cost for infrastructural works and institutional capacity.He noted that the Andrew Holness government will continue with the reform of the justice system with support from the country’s partners.“The Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) programme will continue to strengthen the judiciary through training, development of manuals and improvements to the system,” Chuck said, adding that the Justice, Security, Accountability and Transparency (JSAT) Project will advance the work that has been started to install the new technologies in the courts and to contribute to the timely disposal of cases and improve witness protection.Chuck also told Parliamentarians that the Ministry will put the Alternative Dispute Resolution infrastructure in 1,000 schools.“Many persons do not understand how important Alternative Dispute Resolution is, but we want to put it in all the schools,” he said, adding that the government will establish 14 Parish Justice Centres, which will be opened by the second quarter of the fiscal year.“We are not unmindful of the fiscal constraints, so we are utilising existing vacant public properties to get the most out of the resources,” Chuck said, adding that more Justices of the Peace (JPs) will be trained and available to provide a better quality of service to their communities and to the court system.
Today one of the biggest clubs in our country – Levski, celebrates its 106th birthday. The favorite team of millions of fans in our country celebrates the holiday in one of the most difficult periods in its history. The Blues have serious financial problems. On the eve of the club’s birthday, the fans received good news – the club’s shares will be endorsed by one of their biggest favorites Nasko Sirakov. It is with the legendary goal scorer that their hopes for a better future for the 26-time champions are connected.Here is what the club wrote: “Levski, today we are celebrating 106 years since the spring of 1914. Since that warm May day, when a group of boys from the II Men’s High School held a constituent assembly to form an official sports club. The club in our hearts. The club accepted at the suggestion of Boris Vassilev- Borkisha is the name of the Apostle of Bulgarian Freedom, a club full of greatness and hard battles.Today, the most beloved club in Bulgaria is already 106 years old, and its symbolism and significance not only on the sports field, but also outside it continue to attract thousands to fall in love with the “blue” idea. But “Levski” would not be what it is without the rich history and glorious victories. “Levski” would not be what it is without the love of the fans. Those for which we rediscovered for another year the meaning of the symbols and the legacy of the founders of the club.Today “Levski” continues its battle. And this battle is both difficult because of the current situation and inspiring because of the incredible support of the biggest capital in the club – its great audience. Festive fireworks of “Gerena” for 106 years Levski (VIDEO + PHOTOS)The Blues are celebrating a birthday Levski fans proved once again their historical significance, extended a hand to their club in one of the most difficult moments in its history and once again demonstrated to the whole of Bulgaria what devotion and devotion to the last breath means. The numbers are eloquent, we share them every day, and they are visible to everyone! The whole world learned about the power of the Levski spirit!For all of us in the club, this energy is an impulse to move forward! Let’s go all the way! Let’s make all the difficult decisions! To bear all the severe consequences of them! Let’s swallow the bitterness …In the name of “Levski” and all of you!Because the time to help is now! We must do our best!Because of everyone before us and everyone after us! Together to infinity of time!Happy birthday, Levski! ” Antonio Aniete with an appeal to the fans of Levski“In this difficult time, our strength will be if we remain united.”
Frustrated Phil Burleigh wants to build Edinburgh Rugby momentumFrustrated Phil Burleigh wants to build Edinburgh Rugby momentum
Phil Burleigh insists there is no crisis of confidence at Edinburgh Rugby ahead of their European double header against Stade Francais.Edinburgh return to Challenge Cup duty after back-to-back defeats in Wales to Dragons and Ospreys respectively.These results have the capital side sitting tenth in the Pro 12 table, above just Italian strugglers Zebre and Treviso, with three wins and seven defeats to show for the campaign.But in the Challenge Cup they sit top of Pool 5 with maximum points from wins over Timisoara and Harlequins, ahead of matches against star-studded Stade. Burleigh, who starts at inside centre at Murrayfield on Saturday night, said: “Unfortunately [the Pro 12 form] doesn’t look that good on paper.“We have put some really good performances out there but it has been frustrating at times.“We’ve been going really well in [the Challenge Cup] and I think that could give us some confidence going forward, especially into the Pro 12, after these two games.“It is a big game this week against Stade Francais, a well-renowned team worldwide, and I would like to think we will be able to beat them. “We have beaten Harlequins and Ulster and I know that there is confidence here among the guys.”The Parisien visitors this weekend arrive in Scotland on the back of a thumping victory over Bayonne in the Top 14.Stade field French international Pascal Pape, Australia scrum half Will Genia, and Springboks Willem Alberts and Morne Steyn in their XV for the match.Burleigh, who will win his 50th cap for Edinburgh in the match, said: “They are a very good side who won 51-5 at the weekend.“The French teams always like to throw the ball about and get some nice fancy tries.“We have to counteract that.“Home advantage is huge and we love playing here. When tend to win a lot of our games at Murrayfield.“These two games are big games for us and if we win them that will give us a lot of confidence, especially leading into the 1872 Cup game.“It will all start building up through this month.”