… Former GM of Guyana Beverage Company Inc. passes in native T&T THE president and executives of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) have sent their regards to the family and friends of the late Robert Selman, former General Manager of Guyana Beverage Company Inc.Following a release yesterday, club president Hilbert Foster said that the passing of Selman was huge blow to the club and sports in Guyana.“I must express deep sadness on the death of our friend and supporter Mr Robert Selman, who died last Monday in his native Trinidad. We knew that he was ailing but his death has left a huge hole that would be very difficult to replace.”The statement by the RHTYSC remembered the late Selman as a mentor and one of the main reasons why the RHTYSC and Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) have been so successful over the years.“I first met Mr Selman in 2003 when he asked the RHTYSC to organise the Busta Champion of Champions 40 overs tournament in Berbice for his company. The club and BCB have hosted a total of 16 editions of the very popular tournament as the relationship with the company has touched and changed thousands of lives in the Ancient County,” Foster said in the release.Selman was described as a great human being, who was caring, humble and down to heart despite his position. He had a strong passion to make sure that sports was used to improve the lives of less fortunate youths and to promote the importance of education and discipline.The cricketing careers of numerous RHTYSC members were made richer because of his love and encouragement, according to BCB’s Hilbert Foster who added that Selman never said no to any of their requests.Players like Esaun and Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Shemaine Campbelle and Eon Hooper all benefitted from the support he provided for over 15 years. In October 2015, he became the first recipient of RHYTSC’s highest award – The Dolphin Award of Excellence for his contribution to sports and youth development.“Despite not being a Guyanese, there are very few of our countrymen who can match his contribution to sports in our country. His support for cricket, football, cycling and other sports during his time in our country is well recorded. The club along with the BCB would make sure that the memory of Robert Selman is kept alive by organising something in his memory.”On behalf of the Management and members of RHTYSC and the BCB, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Robert Selman .It is our sincere hope that God would guide and protect you during this difficult time, May his soul rest in Peace!
UPDATED: Jan. 27, 2018 at 7:35 p.m.After an interference call on Syracuse’s Kelli Rowswell, Mercyhurst began their first of six power plays. What was a five-on-four opportunity, turned into an inadvertent five-on-three as Syracuse’s Megan Quinn lost her stick in a fight for the puck.The Lakers were quick to take advantage as Rachel Marmen made a pass across the ice to Molly Blasen in front of SU’s bench. Blasen in turn fired the puck to Vilma Tanskanen in front of the net, who deposited the puck right past the outstretched reach of Syracuse goalie Abbey Miller for Mercyhurst’s first goal of the game.The Orange’s failure to kill the Lakers’ power-play opportunities was a reoccurring theme throughout the rest of the matchup. Syracuse (9-15-2, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) faced off against Mercyhurst (13-13-2, 10-3-1) in the second game of a weekend series, losing 4-0. In a fight for a possible first-place spot in the conference, SU struggled mightily on the penalty kill. Less than 24 hours after killing all six of the Lakers’ power play chances, Syracuse gave up four goals, three of which occurred on a Mercyhurst power play.Fifty-two seconds into the third period, Mercyhurst took advantage of another power play opportunity. Vilma Tanskanen netted her second goal of the game as the puck deflected off of SU goalie Abbey Miller’s right glove after she made a desperation save that left her lying flat on her stomach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiller said that the Lakers were able to the “pick the Orange apart” on its power play opportunities.“They were making plays behind the net,” Miller said. “They (Mercyhurst) were getting those passes through today. It is a tough spot for our (defense).”SU head coach Paul Flanagan was disappointed at the Orange’s lack of effort on the defensive end and on the penalty kill on Saturday. SU came into this game riding a three-game win streak, which made Saturday’s struggles “hard to explain,” Flanagan said. He recognized a key difference between SU’s penalty kill success in Friday’s game against Mercyhurst and today’s.“I think we were giving them very good looks. Yesterday we were getting to our assignments quicker and not giving them as many good looks,” Flanagan said. “Abbey on those power plays was overworked and overextended.”Quinn said that getting back on defense after playing the wall during Mercyhurst’s power play opportunities was where the Orange was at fault against the Lakers. She also acknowledged that the Lakers’ quick, quality puck movement led to its success on the power play. With little time left in the season, Quinn knows the Orange must improve on what she says is “basic execution and knowing your job” on the penalty kill.“We’ve got to make sure we are executing on the penalty kill, blocking shots and getting the pucks out,” Stephanie Grossi said.With a win tonight and a Robert Morris loss, Syracuse would have moved into a tie for first place in the CHA. Thanks to a shoddy penalty kill Saturday, SU remains in third place with only six conference games remaining.“Mercyhurst showed us the difference between first place and third,” Flanagan said.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Vilma Tanskanen was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm Contact Anthony: firstname.lastname@example.org