Curtis Hunt is a retired professional ice hockey player who the General Manager of the Prince Albert Raiders. Hunt played junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL, winning a Memorial Cup in 1985, he was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, but never played in the NHL. Hunt played in the American Hockey League for the Fredericton Express and St. John's Maple Leafs, he played in the International Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League. Hunt started his coaching career in the IHL as an assistant coach with the Grand Rapids Griffins, he moved to the WHL, serving as head coach for the Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats. After the 2003–04 season with the Warriors, Hunt was the runner-up for WHL Coach of the Year. Hunt made the jump to the National Hockey League coaching ranks, serving as an assistant coach for the Ottawa Senators during the 2008–09 season. After head coach Craig Hartsburg was fired, Hunt was demoted to coach the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. Hunt rejoined the Pats starting with the 2009–10 season.
Hunt has coached internationally for Canada at the junior level. He served as an assistant coach on Canada's gold medal winning teams at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in 2006 and 2007. During the 2014–15 season, Hunt was named the General Manager and Head coach for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons as a replacement for Gord Thibodeau, he resigned the following season and joined the Prince Albert Raiders
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, after Saskatoon and Regina. It is situated near the centre of the province on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River; the city is known as the "Gateway to the North" because it is the last major centre along the route to the resources of northern Saskatchewan. Prince Albert National Park is located 51 km north of the city and contains a huge wealth of lakes and wildlife; the city itself is located in a transition zone between the aspen parkland and boreal forest biomes. Prince Albert is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert No. 461 and the Rural Municipality of Buckland No. 491. The area was named kistahpinanihk by the Cree, which translates to sitting pretty place, "a great meeting place". or "meeting place"Henry Kelsey passed through the area on his journey along the North Saskatchewan River in 1692, when he tried unsuccessfully to bring locals that he called "Neywatame" to the trading fort York Factory. The first trading post set up in the area was built in 1776 by Peter Pond.
James Isbister, an Anglo-Métis employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, settled on the site of the current city in 1862. He farmed there until 1866, had been joined by a number of families who called the site Isbister's Settlement; the community received a boost in 1866 when Reverend James Nisbet, a Canada Presbyterian Church minister arrived to establish a mission for the Cree. Nisbet named the mission after Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria, who had died in 1861, from which the present city derives its name. In 1879 the Presbyterian Church brought out Lucy Margaret Baker to run the local mission school. During the same year, the local Freemasons established the first lodge in what is now the province of Saskatchewan: Kinistino Lodge No. 1, which still exists. "The Mission", the settlement centrally located, "Porter Town", located to the west, were the two communities that would come together to form what is now Prince Albert. The settlement east of Prince Albert was termed Goschen before amalgamated, however East Prince Albert still appears on a 1924 map.
In 1884, Honore Jaxon and James Isbister were involved in the movement which brought Louis Riel back to Canada. Riel returned from the United States following a political exile resulting from the Red River Rebellion that had occurred in 1869–1870. Five hundred people gathered to hear Riel speak one month after his return. In the Northwest Rebellion of the 1885, Prince Albert Volunteers bore the heaviest casualties of the fighting at the Battle of Duck Lake. Surrounding settlers took refuge with the North-West Mounted Police in a hastily improvised stockade at Prince Albert, fearing an attack by Gabriel Dumont, which never came. After the Battle of Batoche, Major General Frederick Middleton marched to Prince Albert to relieve the town. Prince Albert, with a population of about 800 people, was incorporated as a town the same year under its first mayor, Thomas McKay. In 1904, the settlement was incorporated as the City of Prince Albert, its government is of a council-mayor type. Prince Albert was the capital of the District of Saskatchewan, a regional administrative division of what constituted the Northwest Territories.
The District of Saskatchewan was formed on May 8, 1882, named Prince Albert as its capital. This ended in 1905 when Saskatchewan became a province and Regina was designated the new provincial capital. Prince Albert was one of the rival candidates to house either the University of Saskatchewan or the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary; the university was built in Saskatoon and the penitentiary was built in Prince Albert in 1911. The federal constituency of Prince Albert has been represented by three prime ministers of Canada: John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister, became the Member of Parliament for Lake Centre in 1940, when that riding was abolished in 1952, represented Prince Albert from 1953 until his death in 1979. William Lyon Mackenzie King 10th Prime Minister, represented Prince Albert from 1926 to 1945. Sir Wilfrid Laurier 7th Prime Minister, represented Prince Albert in the Saskatchewan provisional district in 1896, before returning to his Quebec East riding that year. Prince Albert has welcomed the following members of Canada's Royal Family: The Princess Margaret – 1958 and 1980 The Duke and Duchess of York – 1989 The Earl of Wessex – 2003 Prince Albert is located on the White Fox Plain of the Saskatchewan River lowlands.
These lowlands are located in the physiographic region of the Saskatchewan Plains Region of the Central Lowlands Province. The natural vegetation of the area consists of aspen parkland to the south and southern boreal forest to the north of the North Saskatchewan River; these two ecoregions have differing soil types: the northern forested soils are brunisolic and sandy, whereas south of the river are black chernozemic soils. The North Saskatchewan River runs through the centre of Prince Albert; the main soils of the city of Prince Albert are those of the valley complex consisting of regosolic soils which produce natural vegetation which are not forest nor grassland but a complex of the two. It is here that the treeline of Saskatchewan begins, to the north of the city begins the forested growth of Jack Pine, as well as other boreal forest growth in the Prince Albert National Park, Nisbet forest; the forests north of the city those containing Jack Pine are infected with Dwarf Mistletoe and various projects have been undertaken to stop the spread of this parasitic plant.
The agricultural soils around Prince Albert have some limitations and about 35% of the land is covered with sloughs or potholes. Creek systems such as the Red Deer Hill c
In ice hockey, the goaltender or goalie or goalkeeper is the player responsible for preventing the hockey puck from entering their team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. The goaltender plays in or near the area in front of the net called the goal crease. Goaltenders tend to stay beyond the top of the crease to cut down on the angle of shots. In today's age of goaltending there are two common styles and hybrid; because of the power of shots, the goaltender wears special equipment designed to protect the body from direct impact. The goalie is one of the most valuable players on the ice, as their performance can change the outcome or score of the game. One-on-one situations, such as breakaways and shootouts, have the tendency to highlight a goaltender's pure skill, or lack thereof. No more than one goaltender is allowed to be on the ice for each team at any given time. Teams are not required to use a goaltender and may instead opt to play with an additional skater, but the defensive disadvantage this poses means that the strategy is only used as a desperation maneuver when trailing late in a game or can be used if the opposing team has a delayed penalty.
The goaltender is known as the goalie, goalkeeper, net minder, tender by those involved in the hockey community. In the early days of the sport, the term was spelled with a hyphen as goal-tender; the art of playing the position is called goaltending and there are coaches called the goalie coach who specialize in working with goaltenders. The variation goalie is used for items associated with the position, such as goalie stick and goalie pads. Goaltending is a specialized position in ice hockey. At minor levels and recreational games, goaltenders do switch with others players that have been taught goaltending. A typical ice hockey team may have three goaltenders on its roster. Most teams have a starting goaltender who plays the majority of the regular season games and all of the playoffs, with the backup goaltender only stepping in if the starter is pulled or injured, or in cases where the schedule is too heavy for one goaltender to play every game; the NHL requires. The list provides goaltender options for visiting teams.
These goaltenders are to be called to a game if a team does not have two goaltenders to start the game. An "emergency" goaltender may be called if both roster goaltenders are injured in the same game; some teams have used a goaltender tandem where two goaltenders split the regular season playing duties, though one of them is considered the number one goaltender who gets the start in the playoffs. An example is the 1982-83 New York Islanders with Roland Melanson. Another instance is Grant Fuhr. In an unusual case the 1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers' Ron Hextall and Garth Snow alternated in the playoffs; the goaltender has training that other players do not. He wears special goaltending equipment, different from that worn by other players and is subject to specific regulations. Goaltenders may use any part of their bodies to block shots; the goaltender may hold the puck with his hands to cause a stoppage of play. If a player from the other team hits the goaltender without making an attempt to get out of his way, the offending player may be penalized.
In some leagues, if a goaltender's stick breaks, he can continue playing with a broken stick until the play is stopped, unlike other players who must drop any broken sticks immediately. Additionally, if a goaltender acts in such a way that would cause a normal player to be given a penalty, such as slashing or tripping another player, the goaltender cannot be sent to the penalty box. Instead, one of the goaltender's teammates, on the ice at the time of the infraction is sent to the penalty box in his place. However, the goaltender does receive the penalty minutes on the scoresheet. If the goaltender receives a Game Misconduct or Match penalty, he is removed from the ice and a replacement goaltender is played; the goaltender plays in or near the goal crease the entire game, unlike the other positions where players are on ice for shifts and make line changes. However, goaltenders are pulled if they have allowed several goals in a short period of time, whether they were at fault for the surrendered goals or not, a substituted goaltender does not return for the rest of the game.
In 1995, Patrick Roy was famously kept in net by the head coach as "humiliation" despite allowing nine goals
Langley, British Columbia (city)
The City of Langley is a municipality in the Metro Vancouver Regional District. It lies directly east of the City of Surrey, adjacent to the Cloverdale area, surrounded on the north and south by the Township of Langley. Early European settlement in the area was known as "Innes Corners". Langley Township since 1873. Owing to its more urban development and related needs, the City of Langley decided to separate and incorporate as a separate municipality on March 15, 1955. Langley City follows the same block system as its neighbouring Township of Langley as well as other Districts in the Fraser Valley, where Streets run North-South, Avenues run East-West. Many natural and artificial barriers prevent Langley City from following a complete tidy grid: The land governed by the City is not a rectangle but an uneven shape with "cut-out" corners. Fraser Highway intersects the City at an approximate 45 degree angle North West to South East, mirrored by Glover Road which enters the city North East to South West.
The Nicomekl River flows through the middle of the city East to West. Railroad tracks run across the north of the City; this has affected development in a number of ways, for example the Langley Bypass turns 45 degrees in the North-West, tracing the boundary outline since it was constructed by the City and could not go over the boundary into the Langley Township. Many streets come to an abrupt halt when reaching the river and continue on the other side without a connecting bridge. Roads such as Douglas Crescent, Logan Avenue, Eastleigh Crescent parallel the 45 degree angles of Fraser Highway and Glover Road proposing an alternative grid at an angle which conflicts with the grid in place. Grade Crescent, much further south than these roads, follows this same angle, demonstrating the impact Fraser Highway had on the development of Langley. Langley City's Downtown was developed around Old Yale Road, which on became Fraser Highway; until 1964, Fraser Highway was part of the Trans-Canada Highway network - this major route attracted many businesses to the area.
Today, with the Trans-Canada Highway now in the north of the Langley Township, the downtown is more pedestrian oriented. Where Fraser Highway goes through the downtown it is reduced to a single lane of traffic in one direction to limit traffic flow; this stretch is affectionately referred to by residents as "The One-Way" and is lined with restaurants and shops either side, making it a retail centre in the city. Douglas Park is near this area in the downtown, is seen as main park in the city being used for events and shows. In Summer 2013, McBurney Plaza opened to the public replacing McBurney Lane; this area connects Fraser Highway and Douglas Park with a pedestrian boulevard, providing outdoor space for cafes and a space the city can use for street performance and other civic events. Just outside this downtown centre are strip malls and a number of low rise apartment buildings. Most detached housing remains outside the downtown area. There are over 17 public parks in this city, they range from small neighbourhood adventure playgrounds, to larger parks with nature trails and various sporting fields and equipment.
This park contains an adventure playground, a paved play area for ball hockey and basketball, an intermediate soccer field, a softball diamond. Public washrooms are available. Brydon Lagoon is south of the park and has a peaceful perimeter walk around the lagoon where one may observe wildfowl and turtles; this park features Al Anderson Memorial Pool, a children’s waterpark and playground, a lacrosse box, twelve picnic tables, public washrooms. A covered picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 75 people is available and can be booked for a picnic; this is an 18-acre fenced area with a perimeter walking path. Dogs and their owners can enjoy a large open space for walking and playing. There is a drinking fountain designed for both dogs and people. Douglas Park is located at the intersection of Douglas Crescent and 206th Street in Langley, British Columbia, Canada; the park contains an adventure playground, two tennis courts, a water park, bowling green, sports box, basketball hoops and public washrooms.
It has an outdoor covered performance platform called "Langley Spirit Square". Langley Spirit Square is the site of an annual Shakespeare performance, "Bard in the Valley." Douglas Recreation Centre, situated in the park, offers many programs for the citizens of Langley and is available for rentals such as wedding receptions or banquets and other events. In 1965, there were plans to build a library in the park, but public opposition forced the library be built elsewhere. In 1971, Langley's city council had plans to install a Chinese garden in the park, but this was never carried out. In 1982, a day care centre in the park was replaced by a bowls meeting house and a bowling green was established adjacent to it. Douglas Park is the main park in the City of Langley for events and other civic activities. Featuring a permanent stage, the park is equipped for live performance of music and other arts; this park contains a wheelchair accessible playground. Public washrooms are available; this park has a suitable parking area and is the starting point to enter the floodplain and various walking trails.
This park has dirt jumps for mountain bike enthusiasts. A nature trail passes through the park; this park contains a playground, ball diamond, senior soccer field, display garden beds, public washrooms. A paved walking path follows the perimeter, the facilities are wheelchair accessible. Th
Medicine Hat Tigers
The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who play out of Medicine Hat, Canada. Established in 1970; the team has won two national Memorial Cups, five WHL League Championships and seven Division Titles, continues to rally for the Cup annually. Starting in the 2015–16 season, the Tigers have begun play at the Canalta Centre after forty-five seasons at the Medicine Hat Arena, they had a sell-out streak at The Arena dating back 197 games. The Tigers lost the 2007 Memorial Cup 3–1 on May 27, 2007, against the Vancouver Giants, hosted by Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum; this was after beating the Giants in double overtime in Game 7 of the WHL Finals two weeks earlier. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against 1972–73: Win, 3-0-2 vs Saskatoon 1985–86: Loss, 1-4 vs Kamloops 1986–87: Win, 4-3 vs Portland 1987–88: Win, 4-2 vs Kamloops 2003–04: Win, 4-0 vs Everett 2006–07: Win, 4-3 vs Vancouver Updated January 10, 2019.
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Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County, recognized as an urban service area. It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton's eastern boundary south of Highway 16, west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630. Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east. Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 70,618 in 2016, Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta's seventh largest city, but it retains the status of a hamlet; the Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city. Facilities for visual and performing arts in Sherwood Park include the A. J. Ottewell Community Centre, Art Gallery @ 501, Festival Place and Smeltzer House Centre for Visual Arts. Strathcona County serves to create harmony between its citizens and nature as a sustainable community.
The Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere provides access to explore open spaces, hiking trails and campsites for residents and visitors alike, to enjoy camping, hiking and boating - outside and active for all four seasons. The Activity and Travel Guide has a sampling of the many restaurants, shops, golf courses, recreation facilities, art galleries and more. At the end of a full day, there are several options available for staying. Recreation facilities within Sherwood Park include the Broadmoor Arena, Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park Arena/Sports Centre and Strathcona Athletic Park as well as a BMX bike park, a BMX bike pump track and a skateboard park; the community has 37 parks and sportsfields. The most important local sports team is the Sherwood Park Crusaders; the Crusaders play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Sherwood Park has a well-respected Midget "AAA" hockey program, dating back to the mid-1970s, that has produced several top calibre players including former and current NHLers Gerald Diduck, Jim Ennis, Tyson Nash, Cam Ward and Daymond Langkow.
The Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club includes levels from Peewee to Midget and with the highest level being the Midget "AAA" program. Sherwood Park is a large football community. At least one Sherwood Park high school football team has been to the Alberta provincial final since the 1999 season; the bantam team, the Sherwood Park Rams, have won provincials five of the last seven seasons. The 2014 provincial championship is held by the Sherwood Park Wolverines, their first title. Baseball has become a popular and important sport in the community. In 2008, the Sherwood Park Dukes began their first season in Sherwood Park, playing at Centennial Park in the Western Major Baseball League. Strathcona County hosted the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games with most of the events held in Sherwood Park; the games included 2,300 athletes and officials from the four western provinces and three northern territories. Around 2,800 volunteers helped make the games a success. Sherwood Park was founded as Campbelltown by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton.
The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community's name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956; the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton. The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 to the south, Anthony Henday Drive to the west; the Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 to the west and Highway 21 to the east are within the Sherwood Park urban service area.
The industrial area known as Refinery Row is west of Anthony Henday Drive. At least 49 neighbourhoods are located within the portion of the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area east of Anthony Henday Drive. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Sherwood Park recorded a population of 70,618, a change of 9.1% from its 2011 population of 64,733. The population of Sherwood Park according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 68,782, a 5.1% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 65,465. In the 2011 Census of Population, Sherwood Park had a population of 64,733, a change of 13.9% from its 2006 population of 56,845. Sherwood Park has a strong economy with over $12.0 billion worth of major projects completed, announced, or under construction. A district known as Refinery Row lies west of Sherwood Park and includes some of the largest industrial facilities in Western Canada, including Esso's Strathcona Refinery. According to RCMP collected data in 2012, crime in Sherwood Park has been on the rise impaired driving and domestic violence.
Domestic violence reports rose by 32 percent. Other facts released pointed out that sexual offenses went up by 20 percent and drug trafficking charges went up 55 percent. Sherwood Park is governed by the Strathcona Coun
Winger (ice hockey)
Winger, in the game of ice hockey, is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. They work by flanking the centre forward; the name was given to forward players who went up and down the sides of the rink. Nowadays, there are different types of wingers in the game — out-and-out goal scorers, checkers who disrupt the opponents, forwards who work along the boards and in the corners, they tend to be smaller than defenseman. This position is referred to by the side of the rink that the winger takes, i.e. "left wing" or "right wing." The wingers' responsibilities in the defensive zone include the following: getting open for a pass from their teammates intercepting a pass to the opposing defenceman attacking the opposing defencemen when they have the puckWingers should not: play deep in their defensive zone help out their teammates along the boards Wingers should be playing high in the zone, always be vigilant for a breakout pass or a chance to chip the puck past the blue line.
When wingers receive a pass along the boards, they can exercise a number of options: Bank the puck off the boards or glass to get it out of the zone Redirect or pass the puck to a rushing forward Shoot the puck out to the centre line to another forward who can either set up an attack, or dump the puck into the offensive zone to summon a line change Carry the puck themselves into the offensive zone to attempt a breakaway or an odd man rush Wingers are the last players to backcheck out of the offensive zone. On the backcheck, it is essential. Once the puck is controlled by the opposing team in the defensive zone, wingers are responsible for covering the defenceman on their side of the ice. Prior to the puck being dropped for a face-off, players other than those taking the face-off must not make any physical contact with players on the opposite team, nor enter the face-off circle. After the puck is dropped, it is essential for wingers to engage the opposing players to prevent them from obtaining possession of the puck.
Once a team has established control of the puck, wingers can set themselves up into an appropriate position. Some wingers are employed to handle faceoffs. Rover Centre Defenceman Forward Goaltender Power forward List of NHL players