Ohio State mens hockey coach losing sleep over not starting Brady Hjelle

You know you’re doing something right as an athlete when your coach loses sleep over not starting you in a game. Ohio State senior goalie Brady Hjelle is doing things right as his coach has done the late night pacing to prove it. Hjelle has been honored as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s goaltender of the week for the second time this season after a two game series against Lake Superior State. “Brady (Hjelle) deserves it,” sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel said. “He is a hard worker that has produced at every level he has been at.” Hjelle said he is trying to staying focused despite the accolades. “I’m proud of it,” he said, “but it has nothing to do with our standing in the league. Right now points are more important than individual awards.” Hjelle has been superior in league play games, leading the CCHA in both goals-against average and save percentage. His GAA is .62 and his save percentage is .977. To put that in perspective, Hjelle is third in the NCAA in those two categories with an overall GAA of 1.14 and a save percentage of .961. If his overall numbers were the same as his league play statistics he would be leading nation in both categories. Hjelle started the first game against the Lake Superior State last weekend and gave up only one goal on 32 shots in an OSU win. However, coach Mark Osiecki elected not to start Hjelle in the second game of the series. He was attempting to get freshman goalie Collin Olson some experience and put some pressure on Hjelle to keep playing his best hockey. Rotating goaltenders is a philosophy the coaching staff has been using all season. In the second game against the Lakers, it backfired. Lake Superior State scored two goals against Olson in the first 15 minutes of the game, and then Osiecki put Hjelle in. OSU eventually lost 3-2. The decision to start Olson may or may not have cost the Buckeyes the game, but it definitely cost Osiecki some sleep. “I woke up at 4:55 in the morning, walking around the house going, ‘I should have played Brady (Hjelle),’” Osiecki said. While the team’s philosophy of alternating goalies currently has OSU in second place in the CCHA, a win in their last game would have put them in first. The Buckeyes trail the first place Miami Redhawks by a single point in the standings. Osiecki said that if Hjelle plays well in the first game against Michigan State, he may get to start the second as well. When Osiecki was asked if he had any experience with a goalie as hot as Hjelle is right now, his answer was simple. “Only in Xbox,” he said. read more

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Harry Wilson admits Gareth Bale is still the freekick expert

first_imgHarry Wilson who is gradually building a reputation as a dead-ball specialist netted a superb strike to put his side ahead of Ireland on Tuesday’s round of the UEFA Nations league.Bale, though injured tweeted in appreciation of his country’s win in Dublin, but the on-loan Liverpool midfielder accepts he will be stepping down for the Madrid superstar as soon as he is up and running.‘I’ll be putting my name forward but I think he (Bale) is still at the front of the queue – and rightly so,’ Wilson said during the post-match interview.‘When Gareth is here we stand back and watch him take them because he is that good.’‘But it is important to have a couple of players good on dead balls. It is good to have that option.’Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.The 21-year-old is a winger and plays for Championship side Derby County, on loan from Premier League side Liverpool. He also netted a spectacular goal last month to give his side victory at Old Trafford during their Carabao cup campaign.The Welsh manager and former Manchester United player, Ryan Giggs also made some funny comments upon naming his squad to face Ireland. He said he was considering slamming a fine on Wilson for scoring against his beloved United.‘He hasn’t got round to it yet, and I’m hoping that goal will make him forget about it.’ Wilson said via Sky Sports.‘I don’t know (which was the best) but I enjoyed them both. When you score for your country, no matter what type of goal it is, then its special. But then as a Liverpool fan to score at Old Trafford was also special. They are both there.’last_img read more

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Jorginho Chelsea will achieve a lot under Sarri

first_imgChelsea midfielder Jorginho has seen enough quality in his team to believe they can achieve a lot under Maurizio Sarri’ and claimed it is ‘impossible not to love’ playing for the club.Jorginho has played a key role in helping Chelsea maintain an unbeaten run in the League since his move from Napoli. And he recently opened up on what it feels like playing for Sarri.“Maurizio Sarri is great. It’s great playing with him,” the Italy midfielder told Football Italia via Metro.“He is someone who gives you the opportunity to play with the ball and do what all footballers love to do. We have fun with the coach and that means we can play to a much higher level.“Obviously, you can always improve and you have to want to improve, which is something we are all striving towards here.“It is a privilege to come here and to play alongside them. I think anyone who plays at Chelsea is a big name player.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“They are also great people. I am loving it here. I love the club, I love the city. It would be impossible not to love it here.“My role is to give rhythm to our play. To help both the attackers and the defenders and bring a sense of balance to how we play.“A team like Chelsea has to want to win every game they play in. No matter what competition we are playing in, we want to win every game.“If we aim to do this, there are no limits to what we can achieve and I hope to have a couple of medals at the end of the season.“I love London. It is a wonderful city. There is so much to see and do — the only problem is it is a little colder than I am used to, but that’s life!“Andrea Pirlo and Xavi were the players that I try and model my game on. They were next level.”last_img read more

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Ranieri Fulham fans love my playing style

first_imgClaudio Ranieri is certain he has the Fulham supporter’s confidence with his new style of football, despite his low-key start at the clubThe Italian coach was brought in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic in the dugout following a dreadful start to life back in the Premier League for Fulham.Under Jokanovic, the Cottagers had only managed a single win and were on a seven-match losing streak at the time of his dismissal.The Serbian’s attacking possessive style of football had served them well in gaining promotion to the English top-flight, but club owner Shahid Khan felt that it just wasn’t enough anymore.So in came Ranieri, who famously led underdogs Leicester City to the 2015/16 Premier League title with his counter-attacking style of football that emphasised more on the defensive side of things compared to Jokanovic’s.Although, with just one win in seven matches so far, results suggest that things at Craven Cottage haven’t really changed.But Ranieri is certain that his methods will help Fulham.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I think they love this kind of football,” he told Sky Sports on what Fulham fans think of his playing style.“To stay together, to stay tight and try to make our [attacks] when we get the ball.“I am always happy and satisfied. I think this system [five at the back] is much better for my players.“Yes, I think [I am settled on it]. But, of course, we can change during the match. It’s important the players understand the shape, the system and what we have to do.“I think we have to improve our fitness. Because now we are used to pressing, which means you need a high level of fitness.“I have my style of training. My assistant Scott Parker follows me. In Scott, I’ve met a very good friend, a very good assistant.”Fulham will take on bottom-placed Huddersfield Town on Saturday hoping to kick-start their bid to move out of the relegation zone with victory.last_img read more

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Pochettino fumes at Spurs lack of transfer activity

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has thrown shades at the club’s lack of transfer activity comparing it to Formula One team, McLaren.Spurs failed to sign a player in January making it one calendar year without any reinforcements.Disappointed with the lack of transfer business, Pochettino used an F1 analogy to discuss Tottenham’s battle for silverware via FourFourTwo.Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino with one of his best pre-match press conferences so far during his tenure at Spurs.Putting the media now firmly in their place, at long last, so proud to call this man our manager. 👏🏻[@ShelleyJ89]#THFC #COYSpic.twitter.com/9AHOq45OdK— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) February 1, 2019“We were waiting for different situations that maybe happen or don’t like every transfer window,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s clash at home to Newcastle United, with Spurs third and seven points behind leaders Liverpool.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club. If you see the [Premier League] table, we are there, a lot can happen.”Pochettino added: “When you work in football, it’s because you want to win. It’s easy to be passionate and shout ‘I am a winner’ but if you don’t have the tools to win, it’s difficult.“Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the best drivers in Formula One. But if you put Hamilton in McLaren last season and Alonso in Mercedes, it’s the same story, Hamilton on the bottom and Alonso on the top. That’s the reality.“I follow Formula One. I love McLaren. But it wasn’t competitive last season. That’s the reality, no? But do you think that’s a problem with Alonso or a problem with the car?“Also, you can have an amazing car but you can crash after the first bend. You can crash with an amazing car and not win.”🗣️ “The mentality is to keep pushing, believe that you can score and win. Never give up.”#COYS pic.twitter.com/3ryIoaSfJI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 1, 2019last_img read more

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Louisville Rallies to Wear Down Miami 9073 in ACC Play

first_img Next Game: at Pittsburgh 1/9/2019 | 8 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Postgame Notes Story Links Raycom Sports/WAVE-TV Matchup History Listen Live Ryan McMahon Postgame LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Nwora scored 18 of his 20 points before halftime, Malik Williams finished with a career-high 19 and Louisville overcame a 15-point deficit to rout Miami 90-73 on Sunday night to give coach Chris Mack his initial Atlantic Coast Conference victory.The Cardinals (10-4, 1-0 ACC) battled back from a slow start against the short-handed Hurricanes to only trail 41-40 at halftime. Louisville started the second half just 5 of 13 from the field but eventually earned a 53-50 lead when Christen Cunningham made consecutive 3-pointers.Williams – who topped his previous career best of 17 points – and Ryan McMahon (12 points) soon found their stroke to help the Cardinals build an 18-point lead. Louisville also shot 48 percent to remain unbeaten in five home meetings against Miami (8-6, 0-2).Dejan Vasiljevic and Zach Johnson each had 19 points and Chris Lykes 18 for the `Canes, who shot 43 percent and missed another chance to earn its first Power 5 victory this season.BIG PICTUREMiami: Much like they did against N.C. State on Thursday, the Hurricanes jumped out to a double-digit lead behind a quick pace and sharp shooting, especially from beyond the arc. But fouls and depth quickly became a problem by halftime with Anthony Mack’s three fouls leading four players with at least two apiece. Nobody fouled out, but the ending was familiar as Louisville wore them down in the second half.Louisville: The Cardinals started sluggish after a weeklong break and needed the whole half to match Miami in pace and on the scoreboard. They eventually finished 13 of 31 from behind the arc (42 percent) and edged the `Canes 39-35 on the glass thanks to a little more depth. Dwayne Sutton added 13 points as five scored in double figures.UP NEXTMiami stays on the road to visit in-state rival Florida State on Wednesday.Louisville begins a two-game road stretch on Wednesday at Pittsburgh.center_img Malik Williams Postgame Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Chris Mack Postgame Press Conference Postgame Quotes Photo Gallery PDF Box Score Print Friendly Versionlast_img
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Vicepresident of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha held

first_imgDarjeeling: RP Waiba, vicepresident, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal) was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Darjeeling on Monday.Waiba was wanted in a Darjeeling Sadar Police station case of June 8, 2017 in which the police and GJM supporters had clashed in Darjeeling. Waiba was arrested on Sunday while he was on his way to Darjeeling from Siliguri. “There was a pending arrest warrant in his name issued by the court. Earlier, there had been a proclamation order of his property also. A separate proceeding under Section 144 A IPC has also been initiated against him. His bail prayer was rejected and he has been sent to judicial custody,” said Pankaj Prashad, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Darjeeling. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIn another case, Nima Tamang was arrested and forwarded to the CJM court, Darjeeling. He has been arrested on charges of forcefully entering government property (earlier the GJM party office at Singmari.) “He has been remanded to two days of police custody for the reconstruction of the crime,” added the APP. In the same case e Rajni Gurung of Darjeeling, who had earlier been arrested and sentenced on three days of police remand was produced on Monday. She was also sent to judicial custody. Ajoy Edward, the Steering Committee member of GNLF was detained by the police in Darjeeling but released in the evening. “He has been picked up for interrogation,” stated a police officer.last_img read more

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