I’ve been selected once again to highlight some of the great things that can be done in downtown Halifax. Every year there’s a twist, and this year is no different. Instead of allowing me to spend $150 however I want (read place $150 on red at Casino Nova Scotia roulette), the Halifax Downtown Business Commission wants to know what you think I should do with the money.
So, whatcha got?
But here’s a little info that I hope will frame you thinking. First something practical; I need a haircut. Badly. the flow is shifting to a flon’t. I am not someone that can get grow my hair out and it look alright. It just swirls around and upward like the topping of a hairy cupcake. Yeah! Sorry for the mental image. I suppose you could help me choose where, but I have been wanting to check out Sailor Bup’s Barbershop.
Really beyond that I am open to suggestions. I have a wife and two small kids, so ways to include them are welcome. My wife has a birthday coming up shortly and our anniversary in right around the corner. Now both those events take place after the September 12th deadline for the Big Day Downtown campaign. But if there are some creative ideas in that direction, I suppose gift cards could be purchased… loophole
My kids are two years old and five months. The older guy loves truck and climbing on things and the younger guy likes to put things in his mouth. The latter could be particularly unpalatable for suggestions downtown. Frankly these guys love most things we take them to, as long as we get outside.
Or of course you could choose that I could selfish. Since I am mainly into sports, checking out the new HFX Sports Bar could be pretty cool.
So I am all ears. I will take your ideas into consideration when planning my #BIGDAYDOWNTOWN.
As for the blog, it has been too long since I’ve been active here. That is going to change. I have a great post I have worked on for a while. It has just been the thing called life (see two small children above) and an actual day job.
I have not been on the blog for a loooooong time. The biggest reason is the fact that there is a new Highly Touted prospect in my farm system. We have begun his development for multiple sports already. While he has shown promising skills in most of the majors sports (hockey, baseball, soccer, etc.), he has demonstrated a prodigious aptitude toward Jai Alai. Not bad for a month old.
While I am doing more work in the areas of player development, I need to get back to the blog. So here’s some of the things going on in the local sports scene: Read More…
Halifax Mooseheads 16 year-old goaltender Zachary Fucale has been named the QMJHL first star after a very busy week during which he made 143 saves in four games, an average of 34 shots per game for a saves percentage of .958. Wednesday, the netminder was named the second star of the game after blocking 35 shots against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Friday, in a 4-1 win versus the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, he was named the first star of the game after having turned aside 32 pucks. The next day, his team suffered a loss at the hands of the surging Shawinigan Cataractes, but Fucale only allowed 3 goals on 41 shots whilst his teammates were limited to 17 shots on goal. Finally, on Sunday, in a 2-1 shootout win over the Victoriaville Tigres, he registered 32 saves against one of the most dangerous offensive units in the Q and was named the game’s first star.
Fucale has really exemplified the Halifax Mooseheads team this season. Expected to an improved team this year, the Mooseheads have surpassed the expectations of many. Since taking over the starting job from injured Anthony Terenzio, Fucale has had a heavy workload. Many might have expected such a heavy load to be too much for a rookie goaltender, but earning first star honours during a long road trip late in the year is proving that to be false. It will be interesting to see if Fucale will get any break leading into the playoffs or whether coach Ducharme will ride him till the end.
Both Ryan and Frk have been slowed by injuries in this their draft eligible year. Frk, considered to be a consensus first rounder, returned to the Mooseheads in the past week from a preseason concussion. He was the leading scorer for Halifax last year and recorded his his first goal of this season Sunday against the Saint John Sea Dog.
Ryan is a pleasant surprise to be named to the team. Ryan is certainly a talent player with a tantilizing combination of size and skill. He was mentioned on the NHL Central Scouting’s list of top 25 skaters from the QMJHL, but not ranked due to his limited viewing. Perhaps it came into play that scouts wanted to see more of Rayn, and the Top Prospects game offers a great opportuity to do so against his peers.
On the flip side, teammate Luca Ciampini was listed as 25th on that same ranking, but has not been invited. Ciampini had a promising start to the year while playing on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Darcy Ashley, but has struggled of late. He had 16 points in the first 17 games, but has managed only four points in the last 16 games.
The Complete 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Rosters: Read More…