timberlands for kids Former Hitmen star Alex Plante suits up for South Korea at Olympics

timberland men Former Hitmen star Alex Plante suits up for South Korea at Olympics

Learning the national anthem was just one of many steps for Plante an imposing blueliner from Brandon, Man., a former junior stud for the Western Hockey League Calgary Hitmen and a first round selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2007 NHL Draft on his path to becoming a citizen of South Korea.

Now in his third campaign with Anyang Halla of the Asia Ice Hockey League, the 28 year old will represent the host country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

couldn be any more thankful for the unique experience and opportunity, Plante said. has just given me a little fire, a kick start to really play competitive hockey again.

have that competitive edge back. the Saddledome, Plante is remembered as a surly shutdown specialist. He totalled 18 goals, 71 assists and 344 penalty minutes in 224 career contests for the Hitmen and was a key piece on their run to the WHL championship series in 2009. (That squad also featured San Jose Sharks netminder Martin Jones, Flames defenceman Michael Stone and two other 2018 Olympians Canada Brandon Kozun and Bostjan Golicic of Slovenia.)

In Edmonton, Plante is remembered as a guy who never lived up to his draft day billing the No. 15 overall pick in 2007. He totalled 10 appearances in the Oilers big league lineup between 2009 11, collecting two assists and dropping his mitts for one fight, but he was mostly stationed for four seasons with their minor league affiliate in Springfield and later Oklahoma City.

His next stop was with Dornbirner in Austria then L in Norway.

He was searching for another contract when an agent mentioned a job opening in South Korea. They were looking for a big body on defence, a right handed shot, a guy who hadn represented Canada in international competition.

Plante, who stands 6 foot 5 and tips the scales at 230 lb., checked all those boxes.

But wife (Fanny) was pregnant at the time, and I said, way. I was completely ignorant to the country of Korea, said Plante, explaining his better half is from Sweden and staying in Europe would have made it more convenient for her to travel home to deliver their second child. after a month or so, he kept asking me and other jobs just weren as appealing looking as this one. We actually contacted a guy that had been in Korea for eight years at the time him and his wife, they had a daughter and they had nothing but good things to say. So we were a little bit more intrigued.

at the time, they said there could be the opportunity to get a passport and play in the Olympics, but that wasn on the dotted line. It wasn come here and we give you a passport. It was more, come here and we see if we like you and maybe give you your passport. God for my wife for being like, let try it, even though she was pregnant. You know the song Gangnam Style? Everybody knows that song. Well we had our son (Noah) in Gangnam,
timberlands for kids Former Hitmen star Alex Plante suits up for South Korea at Olympics
Korea. I guess he a Gangnium. I don even know if that a real word. dad is now proud to represent South Korea, one of seven naturalized competitors on a national team that placed second in the IIHF World Hockey Championship Division 1A event last spring, earning promotion to the top tier.

Their go to goalie, Matt Dalton, hails from Clinton, Ont., and one night served as the backup for the Boston Bruins.

Like Plante, Bryan Young, of Ennismore, Ont., briefly patrolled the blueline in Edmonton.

South Korea preliminary round slate in Pyeongchang includes a Feb. 18 clash against Canada. Group A also includes the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

of our teammates, who also is a naturalized player, put it best it a job, and once you put that jersey on, it just like you get drafted to the Oilers that your team, Plante said. now, this is the country we playing for, and they done a fantastic job in making us feel welcome.

had enough time actually playing for Korea to have that feeling of, I a part of this. I a part of this team. They let me play for their nation. We lived here for three years. My family loves it. So there no weirdness. It not like I renouncing my Canadian citizenship or anything like that. They just presenting me with this great opportunity. And from my family point of view, my kids especially, this is their home right now. For their short lives, this is where they spend most of their time.

I will say, we played Canada in the Channel One Cup (in December in Russia), and they play the anthems. Standing on Korea blueline and listening to the Canadian anthem in the first time in it felt like forever I wouldn say it was a weird feeling, but it was definitely worth a chuckle for me. like he chuckle when he arrived home and heard his daughter, Ebba, singing the anthem of South Korea.


If you frequent the Saddledome,
timberlands for kids Former Hitmen star Alex Plante suits up for South Korea at Olympics
you recognize plenty of familiar names during the men hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics. These former Flames and Hitmen will be skating in Pyeongchang CONNECTIONS

timberlands for kids Attempted robbery led to Dayton Mall shooting

infant timberlands Attempted robbery led to Dayton Mall shooting

the subjects involved in this were there for an athletic shoe release, Miami Twp. Police Sgt. Jay Phares said Monday. juvenile wasn able to get in line in time to get these shoes that were being sold and decided to try to take them from somebody who did get some shoes, with force with a firearm. Jabbar of Middletown, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Miami Twp. police report indicates at least four adult males ages 66, 48, 42 and 26 witnessed the shooting. The 26 year old was also listed as a victim. No other details about that victim were immediately available Monday.

he was threatened with the firearm, he drew his firearm and discharged it into the juvenile, Phares said. tragic is that somebody lost their life over tennis shoes.

Both juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were being held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Intervention Center on Monday, pending the filing of formal charges, according to Phares. It is unclear what charges, if any, will be filed against the teens.

The shooter and the man with the shooter stayed at the scene, according to Phares.

did not know each other, Phares said of the adults and the teens.

Police seized both the shooter gun and the gun that was with the juveniles.

Officers were trying to determine if the teens were watching the shooter prior to approaching him outside the mall.

Derrick Moore, father of one of the arrested teens, said he was confused by his son arrest because his son had the money to buy the new athletic shoes that were being released Saturday.

mom and me gave him some money to go get them, Moore said outside of the police department on Monday. He said his son told him that he wanted to go to Dayton to buy the new Air Jordan shoes being released Saturday. going to be the first one there. That just what he told me.

It is unclear when Jabbar, whose nickname is came in contact with Moore son and the other teen that was arrested.

Moore received a call from a Miami Twp. detective Saturday night. That detective told him that his son had been arrested on a murder charge.

Moore described his son as being a good student and a Middletown football player who has a job and plans to go to college.

son got around the wrong guy, Moore said. wasn brought up like this; he wasn raised in the streets.

is my understanding that the Miami Twp. Police happened to be on scene in that parking lot area at the time, Duebber said. section of the entrance way was cordoned off and closed off until the scene was cleared.

The mall standards of conduct state that the mall and its parking lot are private property. The conduct also states that the mall the right to prohibit any conduct or activity which it deems, in its sole discretion, violates this policy. One of the examples stated in the conduct is or possessing any weapons of any kind, including weapons carried pursuant to a valid license. It stated in our standards of conduct, which are located at each of the entrance ways to the building, Duebber said. is my understanding that any of the CCW permit holders are advised to look for these type of standards to make sure that they are not violating any of the standards.

what I been hearing through police, all of this took place outside the building, Duebber said.

He added that security at the mall increases during the holiday shopping season.

have off duty police here because of the holiday season We just want to let everybody know that the mall is a safe place to be, a safe place to shop. Just be aware of your surroundings, Duebber said.

He added that shoppers should contact store associates or mall security if they see anything suspicious or makes them uncomfortable.
timberlands for kids Attempted robbery led to Dayton Mall shooting

timberlands for kids Elvis helps Norwich store celebrate its expansion

timberland waterproof jacket Elvis helps Norwich store celebrate its expansion

Elvis impersonator Steve Fever swapped his blue suede shoes for army boots as he helped the Beckett family celebrate the expansion of their military adventure store Becketts, on Dereham Road.

Return to Sender and GI Blues were among the hits shoppers and people driving by were treated to during the Elvis inspired performance which took place against a backdrop of a British Army Scorpion Tank and a Second World War American Willys jeep.

“We wanted a traffic stopper, something a bit crazy and unusual. I originally wanted a Harrier jet, but we couldn’t get the permission for it to land!” he joked.

Becketts is celebrating its 36th year. The shop has just expanded into a neighbouring store resulting in a 50pc increase in floor space, and it is believed to be Britain’s largest online military adventure store. It is a great family business success story, having been started in 1976 by David’s father, military enthusiast Cliff Beckett.

David said: “In those days we sold everything from tools to electrical items to furniture, all issued to the military, everything from a teaspoon to a computer.

“These days our range has narrowed more, but we are selling more products.

“We have about 4,
timberlands for kids Elvis helps Norwich store celebrate its expansion
000 products online and we ship all over the world to every continent except Antarctica.”

He said nowadays he thought it was important for businesses to have both an online and high street presence.

“We started on the internet in 2000. We were pioneers in internet selling. We were one of the first military specialists on the internet,” he said.

“The internet is the key for us these days and the great thing about the internet is that people find us online and travel across the country to come and see us. They want to see the real thing, so the shop is just as important as the website.”

As well as the Dereham Road store, over the years Becketts has also had a shop in Norwich’s White Lion Street, which was run by David’s mum Juliette, and one in the High Street, in Great Yarmouth, which was run by David’s brother Michael.

Cliff and Juliette, who were at Saturday’s celebrations, said they were very proud to see David taking the family business further forward.

Juliette said Becketts originally started because Cliff, now 80,
timberlands for kids Elvis helps Norwich store celebrate its expansion
collected military memorabilia as a hobby.

She added: “I am very proud of what David has done with the business now and to see it expanding. It is fantastic.”

The Evening News Love Local campaign celebrates the people behind Norwich’s independent shops and businesses that help to keep our fine city unique.

timberlands for kids H closes all its stores in South Africa after protests

cheap timberland safety boots H closes all its stores in South Africa after protests

H stores across South Africa were shuttered Saturday. Local media reported that destructive protesters had swarmed several locations.

The protesters were reacting toan ad in which a black child wore a sweatshirt that bore the slogan monkey in the jungle. Imagesshowmerchandise in tangled heaps and toppled security sensors.

The lituation at H in Sandton City rty now is heavy gyz Like really heavy. continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again. ad, which has been deleted, met backlash earlier in the week when it was shared on social media. Two musicians, known as The Weeknd and G Eazy,cut business tieswith H in response. H issued astatementMonday: apologize to anyone this may have offended. Tuesday, the companysaidit would also why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.

The group leader, Julius Sello Malema, also shared images of the destruction and comments accusing H of racism.

On Twitter Saturday morning, Malema wrote: will never be told by any fool on how to fight against our oppression particularly those who have never been at the picket lines. There no formula on how you should fight the oppressor, expect more action against all racists, individually and collectively this year.
timberlands for kids H closes all its stores in South Africa after protests