Missing Jenner will hurt Canadians

Had it been a four-game suspension, Boone Jenner's stay at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship probably would have ended.

But Hockey Canada elected to keep the forward on their roster rather than parachute another forward in for the games Jenner will miss.

The IIHF handed Jenner a three-game suspension for his hit on Sweden's Jesper Pettersson in a pretournament game against Sweden on Saturday, knocking the Canadian out of the lineup for the opener against Germany, as well as preliminary round games against Slovakia Friday and the United States Sunday. He is eligible to return for the New Year's Eve showdown with Russia.

Pettersson was left with a dislocated shoulder and a broken wrist from the blow.

"I think I kept it clean. I wasn't going out of my way to make a check. I was just trying to finish - not jump or get my arms up," said Jenner, who did speak at his hearing.

The IIHF felt otherwise, ruling that what they saw on the video "indicated that the hit was late and delivered with no intention to play the puck and with Pettersson in a vulnerable position. It was Jenner's intention to deliver the forceful check in spite of having the opportunity to at least make an attempt to avoid contact on Pettersson.

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"It's really tough. I really want to play in this tournament and be out there with my teammates," continued Jenner, the Oshawa General who was to play a key role on the Canada's third line when the tournament opened. "Watching is not what I want to be doing, but there's nothing I can do about it."

Jenner was also suspended for the bronze medal game in last year's tournament for spearing Yevge-ni Kuznetsoz in a semifinal game against Russia, but the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2011 draft pick said it was just coincidence that for two years in a row, his time in the world juniors has been limited.

"There's nothing I can do. The ruling was made and it was three games ..Get 2012 the Latest canadagooseparkajackets in the Best Styles.. so I just have to be ready for the fourth," Jenner said after practice at Ufa Arena.

As Canada's best faceoff man and a regular penalty killer, Jenner will leave a hole. Mark McNeill, who was not on the roster when the team broke camp, is now playing centre on the third line between J.C. Lipon and Phillip Denault.

"(Jenner's) definitely a big loss for us for the hockey club," said Spott.

"(But) we had a plan going in based on the (number of games) and if it was one, two or three, he would stay and be a part of our club against the Russians.

"Luckily we have some gifted faceoff men and Mark McNeill coming over really fills a little bit of a void. It's funny how things work. But (Jenner) is a great penalty killer too and what he does in the dressing room, with his character, is infectious."

McNeill had joined the team in Finland to replace Charles Hudon (back injury) and will now take on an even bigger role. The Prince Albert Raiders player had been cut following the selection camp and was at home in Edmonton for the holiday break when he got a call to meet the team in Finland, site of a pre-worlds tournament.

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Bader remarks: “This is a big mission and a huge responsibility rest on our shoulder. I am proud of what we have set out to do, of representing our country and the opportunity we will get in the long run to show people, especially the youth, how each and every one of us can make a difference if we work together with dedication and commitment.”

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Seitzinger will ‘just move on'

The Mitchell school board did something recently it hadn't done in more than three decades − hire a new baseball coach.Buy Cheap Moncler Jackets Men coachhandbags for sale .

The appointment of Jordan Key to the position on Dec. 10 marked the official end to the tenure of Gary Seitzinger, who guided the Jackets through thick and thin for the past 34 seasons.

Being unceremoniously notified that the school board would not be renewing his contract was not how the long-time coach envisioned his days in the dugout coming to an end. But after retiring from teaching last spring, the long-time mentor had at least pondered the possibility of hanging up his spikes sometime in the near future.

Like any coach, his only wish was to go out on his own terms.

“I'd been thinking for a few years about retiring and when I would do it,” Seitzinger admitted. “So I was mentally ready to do that − just maybe not the way it happened. I was ready for that situation to come about but I kind of wanted to finish with a winning season. In 2011 we had a really great year. We'd been ranked in the top 10 and so forth. But we lost eight senior starters, so I knew last year would be a tough year. We played a lot of freshmen and sophomores and the kids played hard, so I was thinking maybe another year or two, then I'd step aside. But that didn't happen, so we'll just move on.”

Seitzinger, who was 18th among active coaches with 446 victories, recalled the early years when there were a lot of things that needed addressed, both on and off the field.

“When I started, we didn't have a whole lot − equipment or facilities,” Seitzinger recalled. “We played on the same field, but it was a recreational field. When our season was over they scraped the mound off and played summer softball there.

“And we had one set of uniforms that were kind of hideous. So one of the first things I did was get something that was a little more baseballish.

“After a few years it built and built. More and more people got involved and things got better and better, so we just kept it going. I really never thought about how long I would stay. I just took it a year at a time. But the next thing you know it was 10 years, then 20 years and now 34.”

Seitzinger's teams claimed six sectional championships, 13 Patoka Lake Athletic Conference titles, and were 142-50 overall in conference play. He coached 81 all-conference players over the years and had 26 young men go on to play at least one year of college baseball. He was also selected as a South All-Star Team coach in 2001.

In spite of all the accolades earned by him and his players, being able to work with some outstanding young men over the years (including his two sons Trent and Josh), are among the highlights of his career.

“I got to coach both my boys, and fortunately they both had a lot of success − they were both all-conference catchers” said Seitzinger. “And I got to coach with both my sons. Trent's been my assistant the last 15 years. He's brought a lot to the table, having played at IU and at Vincennes University.We provide rental service on a variety of cheapmotherofthebridedresses, qua and tuxedos, etc. And Josh helped me for a couple years before he moved back to Bloomington. He brought a lot, having worked up in Indianapolis for the Indians.

“We just always seemed to have a lot of really good kids. Some of them weren't great baseball players, but they were great people. We always strived to do the right things on and off the field.”

Seitzinger, who spent countless hours helping make Jacket Field one of the finest high school facilities around, will miss that labor of love as well.

“It's been great,” Seitzinger noted. “There are just a lot of things I'll probably look back on and miss. As long as the equipment worked, I really enjoyed working on the field, and I always looked forward to going to practice. I had somebody once tell me that everybody is always ready to coach games, but when you get tired of going to practice, that's when it's time to hang it up. But I never got tired of it. It was always fun watching the kids work to get better. And we had a little bit of success now and then, which was always nice.”

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“You can't do it for 34 years without somebody like Marcia,” Gary noted. “She has just been super. She's gotten actively involved, running the concession stand, finding sponsors to put signs up. She went to just about all the away games and brought food for the players to eat. So you've got to have somebody like that or you can't do it for 34 years. You couldn't do it for five years.

“But I think she was ready too. We've already planned trips. Our 40th wedding anniversary is coming up in the spring and we're going to take a Disney Cruise. That would have been during the first week of baseball practice, but I think that will work out OK for us now.”

And there will still be a lot of baseball on the menu.

“I marked on my calendar every home IU baseball game and every University of Louisville game when I'm not going to IU,” Seitzinger said.What makes great sexycostume? “I've also marked when the College World Series is going to be, so I may be heading out there to see some of that.”

Seitzinger also plans to do some more coaching. He'll be working with his grandson Ben's team next year.

“I'm going to coach my grandson's 9-under travel team this summer,” he said. “But as far as high school ball, I don't see myself going back to it.”

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