After coming in as a highly touted recruit, Casey Mittelstadt has proven himself at the Division I level

first_imgAfter coming in as a highly touted recruit, Casey Mittelstadt has proven himself at the Division I levelMittelstadt is the highest Gophers NHL draft pick in 11 years.Jack RodgersForward Casey Mittelstadt follows the puck in the Gophers’ game against Penn State on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. The Gophers won 6-3. Drew CoveNovember 2, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOne of the Gophers’ top scoring threats this season has been a 18-year-old freshman.Forward Casey Mittelstadt is second on the team in scoring with seven points this season. The Gophers are 5-3-0 now in the early season, and the team faces off against Michigan State this weekend, their first nonranked opponent.  “[I’m] just learning little things away from the puck, and a little bit of stuff defensively,” Mittelstadt said. “I think I’ve definitely improved, and [I’ll] try to continue to grow.”The freshman had an interesting year before coming to Minnesota.After playing both high school hockey for Eden Prairie and in the United States Hockey league for the Green Bay Gamblers last season, the forward’s success in both leagues led him to be drafted eighth overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.Now, Mittelstadt has come to his first year of college hockey and has already made an impact.“He’s a guy that needs the puck on his stick,” said freshman Scott Reedy. “[I’m] finding him in the open areas and getting open because I know he can find me whether he’s looking at me or not.” Mittelstadt has also been on the most effective line for the team.The line with Reedy, Mittelstadt and sophomore Rem Pitlick is reponsible for seven goals and 10 assists. Beyond the statistics, they have controlled the puck and kept pressure in the offensive zone when other lines haven’t. “I think we’re still a work in progress,” Reedy said. “We have some natural chemistry, [and we] complement each other’s game pretty well.”Mittelstadt is the highest drafted Gophers skater since 2006. Although he was drafted to the pros, he is still figuring out the college game and is he is only seven games into his collegiate career.“You can’t teach the skill, you can’t teach the speed, you can’t teach the hockey sense,” said head coach Don Lucia. “Strength is going to come, because he’s more than willing to work at it, which is nice with him, he’s more competitive than I thought.”Much was made of Mittelstadt’s strength coming into the season, but Lucia said Mittelstadt’s shoulder was out of alignment when he got to Minnesota, and strength and conditioning coach Cal Dietz has worked with the Eden Prairie, Minnesota native on shoulder motion and getting stronger.Minnesota’s own strength this season has been scoring from the younger players, and according to Lucia, Mittelstadt’s responsibility and scoring affects the older ones.“I don’t think it made it harder on him, I think it made it harder on the veterans,” Lucia said. “Our veteran forwards, they’re the ones that have to start scoring for us.”Lucia said his older players aren’t scoring, but the production from Mittelstadt and the rest of his line has produced good results for the Gophers so far.Mittelstadt shows it when he isn’t happy with his own play, and Lucia said that indicates his will.“He gets upset, you hear him. He vocalizes [when he’s mad at himself],” Lucia said. “He has high expectations for himself, but he’s a freshman.”last_img read more

OBITUARY: Former APRA President Evan Hammer, 89

first_imgFrom APRA e-Connection   The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) this week offered the following memorial of industry pioneer and former APRA President Evan Hammer, 89, who died Jan. 3 after a long battle with cancer.   In Memory Evan Hammer, Sr. Evan Hammer, one of the pioneers of our industry, died peacefully on Jan. 3 after a long battle with cancer. He recently spent his 89th birthday surrounded by his friends and family at home. Evan served as APRA’s president in 1992 and was a regional director in the early 1980s. He was also very active in APRA’s Electrical Division and was ever-present at APRA’s International BIG R Shows over the years with his wife Virginia at his side. Evan’s winning smile and warm personality made everyone who had the pleasure to meet him feel like a friend.   There will be a viewing from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Lisle Funeral Home in Fresno, Calif. (1605 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721). The service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Saint James’ Anglican Cathedral (4147 East Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726).   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Cancer Society or St. James Anglican Cathedral. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Virginia Hammer, c/o Evans Electric Service, 531 Fulton St, P.O. Box 11456, Fresno, CA 93773.   To Evan’s family and friends, remember that those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Nick Raynsford

first_imgNick Raynsford has been the member of parliament for Greenwich since 1992 and Greenwich and Woolwich since 1997. He joined the government in 1997 and held responsibility for housing, planning and construction as well as being minister for London. He was minister for local and regional government in the office of the deputy prime minister from 2001 to 2005. He was made a privy councillor in the 2001 New Year’s Honours. He left the government in 2005.Nick was shadow minister for housing and construction from 1994 and front bench spokesperson for London from 1993. He was a member of the environment select committee from 1992 to 1993.He was member of parliament for Fulham from 1986 to1987 and was a councillor for the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 1971 to 1975.He was director of SHAC, the London Housing Aid Centre from 1976 to 1986, and director of Raynsford & Morris Housing Consultants from 1987 to 1992.Nick Raynsford is honorary vice chairman of the Construction Industry Council. He is an honorary fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Structural Engineers, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Royal Town Planning Institute, and an honorary member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Housing.  He is president of the Labour Housing Group, the National Home Improvement Council, Youthbuild and the Constructionarium, and a vice president of the Town and Country Planning Association. He is chairman of Triathlon Homes, the NHBC Foundation, the Fire Protection Association Council, the Centre for Public Scrutiny and a Trustee of Open City. He is a non-executive Director of Hometrack.last_img read more

Kohli’s third straight ton in vain as Windies stun India

first_imgMUMBAI, (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli struck his third consecutive hundred but it was not enough as West Indies defeated the hosts by 43 runs in the third one-day international on Saturday to square the five-match series at 1-1. Milestone man Kohli, who became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs during Wednesday’s tied match at Visakhapatnam, compiled 107 to bring up his 38th century in the format but his dismissal ended India’s hopes of chasing down 284 for victory.Part-time off-spinner Marlon Samuels emerged as wrecker-in-chief for the Caribbean side, picking up his best ODI bowling figures of three for 12 as India were all out for 240 in the 48th over.West Indies batsman Shai Hope, who, like Kohli, also bats at number three, continued his rich vein of form, following up his unbeaten 123 in the last match with 95 to anchor the innings and help his side to 283 for nine after being asked to bat first.Marlon Samuels With Kohli in irrepressible form, India appeared to be comfortably placed at 172 for three after 31 overs but lost their way with the quick wickets of Rishabh Pant, who made 24 off 18 balls, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Kohli still looked like a man on a mission — evident from his muted celebration after reaching his hundred — but once he got castled in Samuels’ first over, the fate of the match was sealed.The right-handed batsman, who will turn 30 next month, hit 10 fours and one six in his 119-ball knock. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah – one of the three fast bowlers the hosts drafted in for the match – was the pick of the Indian attack with four for 35, and his early strikes threw the West Indies’ innings into disarray.Opener Chandrapaul Hemraj fell to a sensational catch by India’s 37-year-old wickekeeper Dhoni, who ran towards the fine-leg boundary and completed a full-length diving catch after the batsman had miscued a pull shot off Bumrah.Rohit Sharma then took a sharp catch at first slip to send back the other opener, Kieran Powell, and once fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Samuels cheaply, West Indies were reduced to 55 for three. Hope, who hit six fours and three sixes in his 113-ball knock, and the swashbuckling Shimron Hetmyer (37) then added a quickfire 56 before Dhoni completed a smart stumping to dismiss the latter off-spinner Kuldeep Yadav.Hetmyer hit two fours and three sixes in his 21-ball knock after scores of 106 and 94 in the two previous ODIs.Bumrah produced a superb inswinging yorker to dismiss Hope, reducing West Indies to 227-8 and boosting India’s hopes of restricting their opponents to a modest total. But the West Indies were boosted by tailenders Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach, who added another 56 runs off 36 balls to take their side past 280.Nurse hit four boundaries and two sixes in his 22-ball 40 before becoming Bumrah’s fourth victim.The penultimate ODI will be played in Mumbai on Monday.last_img read more

Sky Vegas drops a ‘golden’ Grand National ticket in Liverpool

first_img Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 Sky Vegas have taken steps to promote a brand association with this week’s Grand National, by announcing a ‘Golden Ticket’ promotion in Liverpool that could net a lucky winner up to £10k.Bosses at the online casino have attached a winning Grand National ticket to a drone and released it from the skies. The ticket’s whereabouts is being tracked by GPS technology and has landed in a secret location in the Liverpool area.Liverpool was recently revealed as the luckiest city in the UK, so Sky Vegas have decided to put the luck of the Liverpudlians to the test. 35% of residents claim to have had luck on their side in the past and 57% of people in the city believe they are luckier than most.The ticket, which has been released to support the Sky Vegas Millions campaign, must be found before the race starts, and guarantees the equivalent pay-out of a £50 bet on the winning horse at the Grand National this Saturday.Sky Vegas is excited about the race, especially after Willie Mullins trained runners proved so costly for the bookies at Cheltenham. His 80-1 shot Ballycasey is running in the National and if it places first, the winner of the Golden Ticket will be in for a four-figure pay out. Similarly, if any of the current 200/1 outsiders takes the title, the finder could be in for a £10,000 win.Daniele Phillips at Sky Vegas, said: “We’re really excited to see if someone can find the ticket before Saturday – it really is a race against time!“Liverpool is not only home to the Grand National, but has also been revealed as the UK’s luckiest city making it the perfect place to release a winning ticket. We hoping ‘Liverpool luck’ will be on someone’s side this week.” Share Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Related Articles Share Betfred debuts new rockabilly TV campaign promoting ‘Nifty Fifty’ live draws July 31, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

Hearts of Oak’s Obed Ansah handed Bloemfontein Celtic trial

first_imgHearts of Oak exciting midfielder Obed Ansah will join South Africa Premier Soccer League side Bloemfontein Celtic on trial.Ansah, who bagged 12 goals last two seasons, has refused a renewal of contract extension at the Ghanaian side with a move to Europe firmly on sight.Celtic are keen to bolster their squad for the next soccer campaign with qualification to the Champions League high on the table.“We sent the player’s CV to Celtic and their coach invited Ansah so as to have a closer look at him. He has applied for his visa and should be in South Africa before June 27,” the player’s agent Rudy Abrahams said.The departure of the 24-year-old will be disappointing for Serbian trainer Nebojsa Vucicevic who has already lost combative enforcer Uriah Asante.Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more