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 offensive 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 puck Wingers should be playing high in the zone, should 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 teammate advancing into the neutral zone who can choose to set up an attack, or dump the puck into the offensive zone to allow either a line change or for teammates to further attack the defenders Carry the puck themselves into the offensive zone to attempt a breakaway or an odd-man rush, where the attacking team advances with more players close to the puck than there are defendersWingers should not: play deep in their defensive zone help out their teammates along the boards 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

Jodie Michalska

Jodie Michalska is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Sheffield United of FA Women's Championship. She spent four seasons with Lincoln Ladies in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division. Michalska scored 75 goals in 25 games during the 2005–06 season for East Midlands Premier League club Sheffield United Community Ladies FC; the team remained unbeaten and secured a League and Cup "double", in their most successful season since Tony Currie had founded the club in 2002. During her time at United, Michalska scored a last-minute winner against Sheffield Wednesday to secure The Blades' first win over The Owls in the female Steel City derby. Michalska earned a summer 2006 transfer to Lincoln City, who competed in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division the second tier of women's football in England. In 2006–07 Michalska finished as the Northern Premier League's top goal-scorer, collecting the award at that year's The FA Women's Football Awards, she scored a total of 35 goals in 2007–08 to retain her top goal-scorer award.

Although Lincoln narrowly missed out on promotion, Michalska agreed to extend her contract with the club. Club chairman Geoff Adams praised Michalska's ability and loyalty: "it is a huge credit to this player who is, quite frankly, good enough to play for any club presently in the National Division, to show her loyalty to her club and put pen to paper so early."England striker Amanda Barr joined Lincoln for the 2008–09 season as the club sought promotion to the Premier League National Division. In November 2008 Michalska and Barr scored four goals each in a 9–0 win at Rotherham United. Lincoln missed promotion after finishing second in both 2008–09 and 2009–10, but bid for one of eight licences for the new FA WSL. Michalska was one of nine players from Lincoln's Northern Premier League squad to be invited back to try out for a place in the club's WSL team. Following the birth of her first child Michalska returned to training with Lincoln ahead of the inaugural 2011 FA WSL season. In March 2011 she was sent on loan to Sheffield FC Ladies.

Michalska scored on her debut for her home town club and helped the team to promotion from the Northern Combination in her first season. In 2011–12 Sheffield competed at Premier League Northern Division level for the first time, the third tier of English women's football following the introduction of the FA WSL. Michalska hit 42 goals across all competitions as the team finished runners-up to Manchester City in the League, she scored twice in the final against Sheffield Wednesday as the club won the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Cup for the first time. Michalska remained with Sheffield in 2012–13, her 38 goals helping the team to win the Northern Premier League title. At The FA Women's Football Awards in 2013, she secured the award for Northern Premier League top goal-scorer for the fifth time in seven seasons. In November 2013 Michalska scored her 100th goal in her 86th game for the club. Sheffield's manager Helen Mitchell gave Michalska the captaincy and paid tribute to her achievement: "She's one of a kind, we are all proud she plays for Sheffield FC.

She's a part of history here, but I am sure there’s a lot more to come yet."Sheffield won the FA Women's Premier League Cup in May 2014, Michalska scoring the fourth goal in a 6–2 win over Cardiff City at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton upon Trent. In 2013–14 and 2014–15, Michalska retained her position as Northern Premier League top goal-scorer as Sheffield won the League on both occasions. In the latter season she helped the club beat Southern champions Portsmouth in a play-off for the FA WSL 2's newly-available promotion slot. A hat-trick against Sporting Club Albion on the final day of the regular season took Michalska to 25 goals, 11 more than the League's next highest scorer, took her to the 200-goal mark for Sheffield. Sheffield made an unexpectedly poor start in WSL 2, but Michalska scored in their first win at the higher level. In August 2008 Michalska married Carmen Michalska. Ex-soldier Carmen became known as the'angel of Haiti' after rescuing a survivor 11 days after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Their first child, a daughter named Faye, was born in December 2010 after a course of in vitro fertilisation. Profile at Sheffield Jodie Michalska on Twitter


Chūgū-ji is a temple in Nara Prefecture, founded as a nunnery in the seventh century by Shōtoku Taishi. Located to the northeast of Hōryū-ji, its statue of Miroku and Tenjukoku mandala are National Treasures. Chūgūji was once the palace of mother of Shōtoku Taishi. After her death it was converted into a temple, it was converted to a nunnery by the nun Shinnyo in the late Kamakura period. Standing three hundred metres to the east, it was moved to its present location in the Muromachi period. Chūgū-ji is one of three nunneries in Yamato; the site of Chūgū-ji has been designated a Historic Site, the Edo period Omotegomon has been registered as a cultural property. The camphor wood statue of Miroku is a National Treasure dating from the Asuka period. Painted, it is finished in lacquer. After the death of Shōtoku Taishi in 622, his consort Tachibana-no-Oiratsume commissioned the Tenjukoku Shūchō Mandala; the embroidery of heaven and eternal life, together with one hundred tortoises and accompanying text, was restored in the Edo period by combining the surviving fragments with parts of a Kamakura period replica.

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