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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Moncton One Win Away From the Crown

(Wildcats Score Third Goal of the Night in Game Five)
                (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

The tickets said Game One but the result of Game Five of the Presidents Cup Final last night is the same.

Moncton dominated from the opening face-off, scoring two in the first and out-shooting the Seadogs 17-3 on their way to a 5-1 win.

The Wildcats now lead the set 3-2 and GM and Head Coach Danny Flynn says a quick start was key to the victory.

Seadogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant is hoping his team was tired coming off that emotional Game Four win because he wouldn't expect they would come out and play like that.

Game Six goes tomorrow night in time at the Coliseum is seven o'clock.

President of the Quebec Major JunIor Hockey League Speaks

On hand for both Games Four and Five of the series is Q-League President Gilles Courteau.

He tells CHSJ News, the action so far in the best of seven has been excellent and bodes well for both teams and their cities.

Courteau says the league has no plan for expansion and despite what you may have heard, is not upset the Presidents Cup Final is an all New Brunswick affair.

Fire crews tackle oil spill on Chipman Hill

Fire trucks are accumulating on Chipman Hill near the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

An oil tank outside of Chipman hill Suites has sprung a leak which crews are attempting to plug.

A hazardous materials truck is also on site, but District Cheif Brian Wilson says their is no danger.

Wilson says city workers will clean up anything on the ground and the department of environment has been notified.

Crews are currently waiting for a response from Irving to pump the oil out of the tank.

Fire fighters practice using new technology

(Fire Fighters doing a field exercise in Milledgeville)
               (Photo by Sherry Aske)

Saint John fire fighters are practicing their response to emergency situations with the help of new technology.

They completed a field exercise today in which simulated a bomb lab being discovered in a container at the port.

The technology allows first responders to communicate with each other even if all cell towers and radio signals have been taken out, something District Chief Eric Garland says is of the utmost importance.

The pilot project involved city fire and police crews, as well as EMS, the Halifax RCMP bomb squad and HASMAT.

It was the largest emergency simulation Saint John has had to date.

Conservatives want Premier to accept Harbour Bridge offer

The Provincial Conservative leader says the Premier should accept an offer from Ottawa to partially pay for refurbishing the Harbour Bridge.

David Alward says Ottawa's offer is a good one because it picks up part of the cost of fixing the Bridge and forgives an outstanding loan.

Saint John Lancaster Conservative candidate Dorothy Shephard tells CHSJ News she hopes Saint Johners get a fair deal on the bridge.

With Ottawa's proposal, the province would be expected to assume the costs of maintaining the bridge. Instead, the province has offered a loan guarantee to the Harbour Bridge Authority for the 35 million dollars in repairs.

Red Hatters coming to the Port City

Expect a sea of Red and Purple this summer when the Red Hatters come to the Port City.

Over 650 women from Red Hat societies all over the Maritimes and Maine will be here in June for the Red Hat Hoot.

There are 32 Red Hat clubs in the Saint John area ranging from 6 to 32 members each.

The Red Hat Hoot features a conference and parade and runs June 11-13.

Liberals resting in St. Andrews

(Premier Shawn Graham)
     (File Photo)

The Provincial Liberal Party says it is rested and listening to voters.

After a two day retreat in St. Andrews, Premier Shawn Graham says the active search for potential candidates, including in Greater Saint John, continues.

He says there are a number of high quality candidates who are stepping forward.

Graham adds the party has begun to develop it's platform.

Seadogs Win in Over-time

Many said heading into the Presidents Cup Final that it would be a series to remember and last night's game proves that theory.

The Seadogs jumped out to an early 2-0 and watched Moncton claw back to even things up and then at 12:43 of over-time, Nick Peterson notched the winner to even the best of seven at two.

Peterson tells CHSJ News, after losing the first two games, this is a nice way to turn things around.

Marco Cousineau was amazing for the Dogs, making 18 saves in the third including two game savers that had the entire arena asking how did he do that.

Head Coach Gerard Gallant says the turning point of getting back in this series is playing at a higher level.

Wildcats Head Coach and GM Danny Flynn says this is now a best of three series.

Game Five goes tonight, seven o'clock at the Station.