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Northern SportMod checkers fly for Albrecht at Arlington

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (June 25) – John Albrecht led the entire Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Arlington Raceway.A first lap caution was thrown but that was the only thing to slow Albrecht in the drive to his first checkers of the season. Tim Bergerson passed Jeremy Brown to take second and Tony Rialson was fourth.Ryan Bryant won his first feature of the year in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts. He led from start to finish in the caution-free race with Jed Trebelhorn following and Alan Lahr a close third.Mike Vogt was the early leader in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby feature but two caution flags in the first two laps gave Cory Probst extra leverage to get to the front of the pack. By lap three, he was leading the race with Brad Becker moving forward to take second. Third went to Vogt.Brandon Allen started on pole of the 95.7 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car race and that is where he stayed for the distance. Completing the top three were Michael Stien and Dwain Wilmes.The B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Cars again put on a spectacular show with three different leaders. The field went four-wide around the track for the first few laps.John Polifka led the first four laps. Dan Mackenthun, who started eighth, then powered by to take the lead.However, seventh starting Matt Speckman was soon challenging Mackenthun and with one lap to go, got around on the top side for the win. Mackenthun took second and Dean Cornelius made his move late into third.The Minnesota 93 IMCA Modified feature saw a clean sweep in the class with Trent Loverude of New Ulm winning both his heat and feature event.Dalton Magers was second ahead of Clint Hatlestad.last_img read more

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Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_imgHe didn’t even keep his stick for posterity.He gave it to one of the cadets cheering him on.“It was really cool. I think this whole experience has been pretty incredible. They did a great job,” Toffoli said. “The things that they do for the United States, all over the world, is pretty impressive. So, it wasn’t a very hard decision.”Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining when he scored off a face-off, and then he added an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.Teammates Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo encouraged Toffoli to get open after the Avalanche pulled their goaltender following Tofolli’s tie-breaking goal. Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ February 15, 2020 By then, it was a frosty 26 degrees but felt like 17 with the wind chill and high humidity. The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day.At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.“I think having this outdoor game adds a little bit of adrenaline to the fact, so once you get out on the ice, you kind of forget about the altitude,” Kopitar said. “Until you get stuck out there for a long shift. But I think we managed it pretty well throughout the game. I don’t think anybody was too winded.”At least not after the first 10 minutes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings’ 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons.The thundering jets’ flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts.Oh, and his three goals, the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick. More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “It would have been nice to see the Kings play from behind,” McKinnon said. “They were pretty passive after they got the lead. We blew a point, at least. I like our chances in overtime. If we’re a little more ready to bury those early, I had a couple of good looks myself I wish I would have scored on. A couple of rebound looks. It’s just unfortunate.” Despite the disappointments, McKinnon said he appreciated the atmosphere.“The coolest part was seeing the cadets and all the people who serve,” McKinnon said. “They had so much energy when we were coming in and out of the dressing room. That was really cool; it definitely stuck out for me.”Tofolli’s first goal came in the first period when Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it. Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period. “I think that’s the most nervous I’ve ever been putting the puck in an empty net in my life,” Tofolli said. “But it worked.”Aside from Tofolli’s hat trick, Kopitar said he took in many memorable moments in the NHL’s second service academy game.“We didn’t have the flyover in the first two (outdoor games) we played in in LA and San Jose, so I was looking forward to that,” Kopitar said. “Just the atmosphere around here. The setup was great. And getting the win at the end of the day, it certainly helps with the experience.“I guess the two Cali games weren’t as cold as this one, so that’s going to stick with me for a little bit,” Kopitar said. Toffoli said in the third period “we were all kind of looking at each other as we were lining up and we’re like, ‘Did the temperature go down that much?’” Associated Press Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving with a lower body injury after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.“It sucks. I don’t know, hopefully he’s not out too long,” Colorado’s Nathan McKinnon said. “I haven’t talked to him yet. Just a frustrating, frustrating game.”The Avalanche outshot the Kings 33-23 and two power plays early on were wiped off within seconds by Colorado penalties.last_img read more

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Napoli Ready to Battle Arsenal for Nigeria Striker Dennis

first_imgNapoli has become the latest team to show interest in Club Brugge’s Arsenal target, Emmanuel Dennis reports Football Italia.The Nigerian’s stock rose this season after he enjoyed fine performances against Real Madrid in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Europa League.He is one of two Nigerian forwards who are highly sought after this season, the other being Victor Osimhen. Both players have been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, however, Osimhen’s asking price is proving a problem for most of his suitors and Arsenal has turned their attention to Dennis.However, Football Italia is claiming that the Gunners will face tough competition from Napoli for his signature.Reports in France claim Napoli are turning towards Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis rather than Lilleâs Vic…The Naples side had wanted to sign Osimhen too, but they have also been put off by Lille’s asking price and they want Dennis now.The Italians are reportedly preparing to lose the likes of Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne and Dennis represents a good replacement for them.Mikel Arteta is preparing for his first summer transfer window as Arsenal’s manager and the Spaniard will be hoping that the club can back him this summer to beat other teams to his targets.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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UP TO 20,000 EXPECTED IN BUNDORAN FOR EUROPEAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgUp to 20,000 visitors are expected to arrive in Bundoran this Friday as both spectators and competitors head to the European Surfing Championships, Eurosurf 2011.The event is expected to generate €3m for the local economy and considerable exposure for Donegal as a tourism venue.Bundoran has long been associated with world-class surfing along with the neighbouring surfing destinations of Rossnowlagh, Streedagh, Iascaigh and Enniscrone and is a natural home for the event. To boost the appeal of the event, Bundoran town is gearing up to welcome the influx of surfers and will have plenty of music and entertainment on offer during the tournament including traditional Irish and contemporary music.Mr Michael Ring T.D., Minister of State for Tourism and Sport welcomed the European Surfing Championships.“I am very pleased to see such a prestigious and important surfing event taking place in the northwest. Eurosurf 2011 is not only an important surfing event but is also a positive showcase for Donegal and the northwest region as a tourism destination.“I would like to welcome all visitors to Bundoran for this event and, with top class accommodation, music, culture, food and entertainment on offer, there will be plenty of opportunities for all to enjoy and sample a genuinely warm Irish welcome.” The European Surfing Championship is a significant addition to Fáilte Ireland’s calendar of festivals and events and the tourism authority has been working closely with local businesses to ensure that the event is a great success and one that generates as much marketing value as possible, not just overseas but in Ireland as well.Looking forward to the event Paul McLoone, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Operations in the Noth West, said –“The development of surfing is crucial for the further development of tourism in Donegal. In fact, Fáilte Ireland believes that there is great potential along the whole western seaboard to grow our tourism industry by actively targeting adventure-loving visitors who are seeking outdoor activities and water sports such as surfing. An event like this provides us with the perfect marketing opportunity to show that market how good a product we really have.”Eurosurf Bundoran 2011 can be described as the highlight of the European Surfing Calendar with 16 European countries to take part including Ireland, England, Wales, Channel Islands, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, Malta.Ireland is currently ranked 8th in Europe with France and Spain at positions one and two respectively. One of Ireland’s best known surfers Al Mennie, who has surfed the biggest ever recorded swell in Irish waters (on December 1st, 2007), ranks his home country highly as a surfing destination –“I’ve travelled all over the globe to surf yet I’ve discovered some of the best waves in the world right here in Ireland. The Irish coastline faces into the wild North Atlantic providing everything from one foot mellow beach break waves to 60 foot expert only monsters.“We have waves at golden beaches, long point breaks, shallow slabs and huge offshore reef breaks – there really is something to suit every level of surfer here in Ireland. It’s amazing to see our coastline introduce some of the world’s best surfers to some of the world’s best waves.”For further information, please see editor’s note attached. More details on the event are available at http://eurosurfbundoran.com/ . UP TO 20,000 EXPECTED IN BUNDORAN FOR EUROPEAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundoranEurosurf 2011last_img read more