Fort St John Flyers to start playoffs tonight in Grande Prairie

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers will be starting their playoff series tonight as they visit the Grande Prairie Athletics.At the last game of the regular season, on January 31, the Flyers were in Grande Prairie to take on the Athletics.It was a pretty close game as the Flyers trailed one point behind the A’s throughout most of the night.- Advertisement -In the end, the Flyers fell short 5-4 to the Athletics.Flyers Head Coach, Andrew Leriger, says he’s got some guys that can make a commitment to the team for the playoffs in order to have a full bench.“It’s going to be a good one. Grande Prairie, obviously, has a pretty solid team but we’ve got some guys that are able to make some commitments and their bosses are letting them get off work a little bit so, hopefully, we can go in there with a full bench.”Advertisement The Flyers are heading off to Grande Prairie for game one of the playoff series. That game is tonight, February 5, with puck drop at 8:30 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Centre.You can see the full playoffs scheduled here.last_img read more

Former Sofapaka skipper Bagoole dead

first_img0Shares0000Former Sofapaka defender Johnson Bagoole was confirmed dead in Lira, UgandaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- Former Sofapaka skipper Johnson Bagoole has died at 38, Ugandan media reported on Thursday.A senior Ugandan Journalist has told Capital Sport that the utility player succumbed to meningitis in Lira, Northern Uganda where he was rushed to from Kampala after his condition worsened. Bagoole had two separate stints at Sofapaka including the successful 2014 season where they clinched the GOtv Shield and in 2016 captained the side to avoid relegation.He left the club mid last season and moved to Congo where he played for Bukavu Dawa.According to popular Ugandan sports website Kawowo Sports, Bagoole had been bed ridden for close to a month suffering from malaria until he was transferred to Northern Uganda where he was diagnosed with Crytococal Meningitis.Speaking to Capital Sport, Sofapaka head coach John Baraza, who has known Bagoole since his playing days in Rwanda, said he received the news with profound shock.“It is so sad because Bagoole is a good lad on top of being a good player. I have known him for a long time and even when I was starting my coaching career, he was there to support me and give me words of wisdom,” a dejected Baraza said.He added; “He was a good and kind person especially with our junior team where he often went to coach and even bought them a whole set of uniforms. As a club we are quite saddened.”“It is sad news that the lion is gone. We have lost Johnson Bagoole. We are making arrangements to transport the body back to Kampala and finally to the ancestral village. Details of the burial arrangements will be communicated in the due course,” Simon Musoke, a former footballer who also played in the same team with Bagoole at Bukavu Dawa told Kawowo.At Capital Sports, we send our condolences to his family and friends back in Uganda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more