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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saint John Behind the Eight Ball Headed Home

(Dogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant Makes a Leap at Moncton Bench)
                      (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

Things got ugly both on and office the ice for the Seadogs in the Presidents Cup Final. Moncton scored early and often today en-route to a 9-3 spanking of Saint John and 2-0 series lead.

In the dying seconds of the game, Moncton Head Coach and GM Danny Flynn pulled starting goalie Nicola Riopel which sent Dogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant lunging at the Moncton bench.

Gallant says this is the second game in a row this has happened and there is no reason for it.

As for Flynn, he says the move was no reflection on the Dogs staff or players he just wanted to make sure there were no goal mouth collisions that would see Riopel get hurt.

When asked what went wrong, Gallant simply answered Moncton.

So far, the Wildcat has out-scored Saint John 14-4 in the series. Game Three goes tomorrow night, seven o'clock at the Station.

Are You Prepared For Emergencies?

It's Emergency Preparedness Week and the Emergency Management office wants Saint Johnners to learn three simple steps: know your risks, make a plan and get a kit. Manager of EMO Murielle Provost tells CHSJ news this week is about awareness and preparedness. She reminds Saint Johnners an emergency doesn't have to be a flood or a tornado, it can also be a simple power-outage or storm. People are encouraged to always have 72 hours worth of supplies in case of an emergency, including flashlights, batteries, radio, food and water. There will be a contest this week where the prize is a pre-packed emergency kit.
An information booth will be set up in Brunswick Square Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 am and 2pm. People are encouraged to come out and get tips from the Week's mascot, Preparedness Patti.

Senator Mike Duffy In Saint John Speaking Out on Afghanistan And Freedom Of Speech

(Senator Mike Duffy in Saint John on the weekend)
                 (Photo by Sherry Aske)

Free speech and the Afghan Detainee issue are two topics on Conservative Senator Mike Duffy's mind. Duffy was the keynotes speaker at the Radio-Television News Directors Association Conference in Saint John this weekend. He says free speech in Canada is under attack from the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council acting on behalf of the C-R-T-C which regulates TV and radio stations.
Duffy also says he finds it hard to believe people think Stephen Harper is hiding something in the Afghanistan documents. He says Parliment has been more involved in Afghanistan than in any other war.

Saint John to commemorate Battle of the Atlantic

Saint John's Naval Reserve Unit will commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic today.

A ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception beginning at ten.

Following the ceremony, sailors from HMCS BRUNSWICKER and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets will parade from Waterloo street to Market slip where there will be a wreath laying ceremony at 12:10 p.m.

This World War II Naval Battle took place between September 1939 and May 1945.

Game Two of Cats vs. Dogs to begin at 4pm

The Presidents Cup Final switches to Moncton this afternoon for Game Two.

The Wildcats punished the Seadogs in the opener with a stifling defence on their way to a 5-1 win.

Cats Head Coach and GM Danny Flynn says Saint John is the best team they have seen all year.

Seadogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant says one of the areas his team needs to focus on is winning face-offs.

He says he juggled the line-up late in Game One but doesn't expect any drastic changes today.

Game time this afternoon is four o'clock at the Coliseum.