Game two between the Flyers and Rangers goes Thursday night in Spirit River. The series returns to Fort St. John for game three on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Spirit River opened the scoring early in the first period on the power play, but the Flyers tied the game at 1-1 two minutes later. The score held heading into the second period.The Flyers took the lead late in the second period with a power play goal of their own, but just over a minute later Spirit River tied the game with a short handed goal.With the game tied at 2-2 entering the third both teams looked nervous not to make any mistakes but the Rangers would end up netting the game winning goal with 9:37 left in the third period.- Advertisement -Head Coach Gerard Dicaire says despite the loss he doesn’t see home ice advantage being particularly important given what transpired in the regular season.“It was a good game, it was a decent playoff game. They won it for a reason for a reason last year so they have playoff experience,” he says. “That’s the third time they’ve beaten us in our building and we’ve taken two out of theirs so I don’t think home ice is a big issue.”Heading into game two on Thursday in Spirit River Dicaire says the the team needs to play better defensive hockey and limit the turnovers.Advertisement “Defensive let downs that can be prevented just by thinking a little bit. We had a couple of turnovers there that gave them great opportunities. It’s little things like that, that need to be corrected.”The difference in the game was when Fort St. John took a 2-1 lead on the power play late in the second, only to give up a short handed goal a minute later.“After we take the lead it seems to be a trend this year with this team. We’ll get the lead then a minute later we’ll give it back up. The worst part is, is that it was a short handed goal so that stings a little bit even more. They just have to learn that when we’re on the power play that you need to work harder than the penalty killers.Scoring for the Flyers were Jeff Shipton, and Bryce Novak.Advertisement
Prior to competing, the competitors will take part in a Hy-Vee KidsFit program, a fun, at home program for kids and families to help promote health, exercise and nutrition as a priority in their daily lives.For more information on Hy-Vee KidsFit, click here. The annual elementary school shuttle relay races will feature an assortment of enhancements this year as the Drake Relays’ presented by Hy-Vee’s youngest competitors enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience. A representative of the Hy-Vee KidsFit program will be on hand to lead the elementary competitors through a portion of the KidsFit program prior to racing. Print Friendly Version The races, now staged Thursday night will included competitors from 47 elementary schools and nearly 250 students racing across the Drake Stadium turf at 5:05 p.m. Cheering them on will be a collection the elite Drake Relays competitors including Olympians, medalists and record holders.
The critics were wrong, and the Bible was right, according to new dates established for the kingdom of Edom southeast of the Dead Sea. This is the gist of a report from UC San Diego that found evidence of extensive copper mining in the area much earlier than previously thought. The area studied had “been ignored by archaeologists because of the logistical difficulties of working in this hyper-arid region,” but the UCSD team, cooperating with the kingdom of Jordan, succeeded in getting more accurate radiocarbon dates and archaeological evidence from this challenging area. The team found evidence of two extensive periods of copper production centuries earlier than the previous dates for the Edomite kingdom (8th to 6th century B.C.). Now, as far back as the 9th to 12th centuries B.C., a new picture emerges:In this period evidence was found of construction of massive fortifications and industrial scale metal production activities, as well as over 100 building complexes.…. These results push back the beginnings of Edom 300 years earlier than the current scholarly consensus and show the presence of complex societies, perhaps a kingdom, much earlier than previously assumed. Previous investigations in Edom had been carried out in the Jordanian highland zone and had put the rise of the Edomite kingdom during the 8th to 6th centuries B.C. But the new work presents strong evidence for the involvement of Edom with neighboring ancient Israel as described in the Bible. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The results are published in the current issue of the British journal Antiquity. Another article about this discovery can be found on South Bend Tribune.Prominent archaeologists like William Dever and Israel Finkelstein had claimed that the Biblical record was inaccurate because no such Edomite kingdom existed back in the times of David and Solomon. The Tribune article reminds us that “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” But why should not the Bible be considered evidence? It has proven correct so many times and places, and proven critics wrong so often, the burden of proof should be on the critics who would deny its accuracy. Dever himself (a friendly but vociferous rival with Finkelstein over Palestinian chronology) finds this revelation revolutionary, and says it supports the Bible’s credibility about the kingdoms of David and Solomon. According to the Tribune, he still doubts the historicity of the Exodus, however. He needs to doubt his doubt. This announcement is another blow to the “minimalist” school of archaeology (championed by Finkelstein) that considers the Bible just a religious text written much later, and not a reliable guide to the history of the Middle East. If archaeologists would use the Scriptures as a guide, they might find a lot more out there. Read the Old Testament for yourself and see: no other ancient book has such detail about events, names, and places. Unlike the Koran and other religious texts, the Bible is loaded with them – names and events we know thoroughly from independent sources and observation, and some that haven’t been discovered yet. These references can be considered on their own merits and put to the test of the spade, without making judgments about the spiritual lessons of the Bible. Over and over again, as here, the Bible passes the test. Its reliable historical record provides a foundation for the credibility of its other truth claims, because it was clearly written down by men with a high regard for accuracy. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0