first_imgMop Fly– This lesser known pattern has become very popular among competitive anglers across the country and has even garnered its own hashtag on social media #cantstopthemop. You may be asking yourself, why is it called a mop fly? Does it somehow clean up worm containers and tangled fishing line from the bank? No. But this fly can seriously clean out a fishing hole. For those of you who haven’t heard of this fly, you may want to take notes. It could change the way you fish.Screen-shot-2015-12-18-at-2.29.14-PMThere are many different colors of mop material out there and different ways to tie them but I have found this version to be the most effective in the winter. I tie this pattern on a Daiichi #10 60 degree jig hook with a copper 4mm slotted tungsten bead. The heavy bead head allows this grub/crane fly larvae/cased caddis imitation to quickly get to the bottom where slow moving, lethargic trout are waiting for an easy meal to come along. Try this pattern out, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Rainbow Warrior– A truly awesome wintertime pattern, especially in Delayed Harvest streams. Just like the name implies, this fly is full of color and flash, ready to battle any trout that can’t pass it up. Rainbow warriors are particularly effective in sizes 16-20 when fished 14”+ above a larger attractor like a mop fly or girdle bug.Screen-shot-2015-12-18-at-2.19.46-PMFlashback Pheasant Tail Nymph– Another tried and true classic, with a touch of flash. It’s no wonder this pattern has been around forever, it will catch trout all over the world and yes, even in the winter! A great choice for delayed harvest streams as well as wild water, this pattern is a great mayfly nymph and smaller sizes will imitate a midge. For something different to try this winter- tie this pattern as usual, but with a pale blue bead head instead of gold. The change in color will give pressured fish something different to look at while still maintaining a natural body look.Little Black Stonefly– This is without a doubt, my favorite cold weather dropper fly. If tied just right, they are super buggy looking and sure to catch the attention of hungry eyes. These small stoneflies that range in size from 16-20 only hatch in the winter, and in some areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, these might be the only insects you see all day. But even when hatches of little black stoneflies may not be apparent, it’s never a bad idea to tie one on and test the waters. You could be pleasantly surprised. So it’s getting to be that time of the year again… You know, that time of year when the air temperature is frequently colder than the water you’re wading in. The colored leaves of autumn have all died and left us with bleak looking mountain landscapes. Some of us view winter as “tying season.” But for those dedicated enough to suit up in waders and seventeen layers of clothing, the payoff can be huge.To me, it’s odd to think that some fly fishermen don’t even consider the possibility of catching a trout when temperatures are around or below freezing. So what if it’s cold outside? Fish have to eat too! And in my mind, it’s not a question of if I’m going fishing in the cold, but where. I know a lot of our readers aren’t as fortunate as I am to live in Western North Carolina where we have mild winters, but that shouldn’t stop you from hitting your favorite stream when it gets cold. So for anyone still on the fence about whether or not to brave the cold to wet a line this winter, or maybe you are just looking for some different patterns to use, I’ve put together a list of my favorite flies to throw in the winter.Screen-shot-2015-12-18-at-2.20.08-PMZebra Midge– Black thread. Silver wire. Nickel bead. It doesn’t get much simpler than this classic favorite. These midge imitations work well year round, but I have found the greatest success during colder months when the majority of other aquatic insects are less active. I like to fish these as my first fly, tied off a 4” tag end of a double overhand knot, then tie on any of the flies listed below as my point fly. For this fly I recommend sizes 18-22, but don’t be afraid to go even smaller (size 24-26) when fishing a stream that receives heavy pressure.last_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man struck a 25-year-old woman in the head and sexually assaulted her in North Bellmore over the weekend, Nassau County police said.The victim was walking on Porter Street, two blocks from Wellington C. Mepham High School, when the attacker hit her in the head with an unknown object, causing her to fall to the ground at 2 a.m. Sunday, police said. The assailant then carried her onto the backseat of a black sedan and sexually assaulted her, police said.The victim struck the suspect, fled the scene and called 911, police said. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.The suspect was described as 6-feet tall, in his 30s, with a very large build and had a goatee with no mustache. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark colored sweatshirt.The vehicle was described as a black, newer model four-door sedan with tan interior that was extremely messy with garbage.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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first_imgOn the other, most indications are that the energy among Democrats – the turnout and the volunteering –  will sustain itself through 2018, especially since Trump shows no signs of curbing his vileness and depravity.Beyond this, however, if Democrats can win a lot more of these state legislative races, that could matter immensely in coming years.Post tells me that Dems are focused on flipping legislative chambers, and are aiming at the state senates in Florida, Minnesota, Maine, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin, and state houses in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.This could increase Dems’ influence over the next round of redistricting maps drawn for the House of Represenatives, which will be crucial in determining control of the lower chamber in the next decade whether or not Dems do take back the House this year.So every one of these little races matters.Greg Sargent writes The Plum Line blog from a liberal perspective.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes That volunteer activity is “a common factor in all of our special election wins,” Post told me. “Some of these people marched in the women’s march. They never volunteered before.Now they’re showing up at campaign offices.”Post adds that in one Minnesota special election, even though the temperature dropped to negative 15 degrees, “there were 25 people out door-knocking.”Second, Trump is not figuring heavily into the campaigns these candidates have run.The Beltway and Twittersphere are consumed with debates over whether Democrats should or should not be speaking directly to anti-Trump anger, or whether their failure to more directly attack Trump’s tax plan is helping it (and Trump himself) edge up in popularity.But Post tells me that these candidates are mostly “campaigning on hyper-local issues.”For instance, Post says, in Virginia, one Dem campaigned on fixing local traffic problems. In Oklahoma one stressed shortened school hours.And in southern Minnesota one campaigned on expanding rural economic opportunities and improved access to hospitals. In rural and exurban districts, the quality of roads and schools is a big issue. Linda Belcher, a former teacher and legislator, won a Kentucky state house seat by 68 percent to 32 percent in a district President Donald Trump carried by 50 points.There were murky circumstances involving the suicide of the husband of her GOP opponent.But there is clearly a trend here: Of the 37 state legislative seats that Democrats have flipped since Trump took office, nearly 20 came in districts carried by Trump, some by very large margins, according to data collected by Daily Kos Elections.I spoke to Jessica Post, the executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which helps boost Dem candidates in state legislative races.She pointed to several factors driving these wins.First, there really is a huge Trump effect. But it’s a mistake to reduce this simply to the widely-discussed explosion in Democratic turnout we’ve been seeing.In many of these races, Post says, Trump has also produced a willingness of better quality candidates to run who had previously refrained from doing so, as well as a big explosion in volunteer activity. Third, independents are shifting towards Democrats.Post says that the Trump effect is complicated. In many of these races, it is deeply energizing the Dem volunteer and voter base, while leading independents to generally want change, making them more receptive to what Democratic candidates are saying, which these candidates can capitalize on.Democratic voters are “furious and want an outlet. So they’ll knock on the doors of other Democrats who are also furious. And then Democrats are turning out in huge numbers,” Post says.“Meanwhile, the candidate is talking to independents about local issues that really matter to their community, disconnected from Washington.”The result has been a “rebalancing,” in which districts that went heavily for Trump in 2016, washing out Dem local candidates, are now seeing quality Dem candidates reassert the Democratic brand.This probably bodes well for Dems in the midterm elections, but with caveats.On the one hand, the Senate and House races will be more nationalized than these local elections have been, and it’s hard to predict the national political environment. Categories: Editorial, OpinionTuesday night, Democrats flipped a Kentucky state legislative seat from red to blue — deep in Trump country.It’s the 37th such seat that Dems have flipped into their column, and many of these special election victories are happening in places that they aren’t supposed to, which has deeply alarmed some Republicans.Why are Democrats winning these races, and what does this tell us about the 2018 midterm elections?The answer to this question doesn’t fit neatly into the debates inside the Beltway and in the Twittersphere over what Dems should and shouldn’t be doing. Indeed, these victories are in many ways unfolding outside those arguments.last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal legend Patrick Vieira is a managerial target for David Beckham’s Inter Miami Arsenal v Eintracht: Unai Emery and Shkodran Mustafi preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 16:34FullscreenArsenal v Eintracht: Unai Emery and Shkodran Mustafi preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-eintracht-unai-emery-shkodran-mustafi-preview-press-conference-2058086/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Vieira was on Arsenal’s shortlist of candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger before the decision was made appoint Unai Emery and, with the Spaniard under severe pressure to save his job, the 43-year-old has again been linked with his former club.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Since I was in Manchester City I had a clear idea about the next step for me,’ said Vieira earlier this year when asked about his managerial ambitions.‘Moving from City to New York in the MLS and then coming back to the French league was the right decision.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I have a clear idea of what I want to achieve, and I will try to take the right decision to get to the top.‘I want to take my time to get there, but I would love one day to manage one of the teams I played for in Italy or England.’Would Patrick Vieira be a good replacement for Unai Emery?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Andy Murray suggests Arsenal will need to sack Unai Emery and rues missing out on Jose MourinhoMORE: Leicester City star Caglar Soyuncu not interested in Arsenal transfer, claims agent Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Nov 2019 2:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is being targeted by David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS franchise (Picture: Getty)David Beckham hopes to hire Patrick Vieira as the first ever manager of his MLS club Inter Miami.The Arsenal legend began his coaching career in 2016 and spent two years with New York City before returning to Europe with Nice.The French club finished seventh in Ligue 1 last season but are struggling this term, languishing in 15th position just three points clear of the relegation zone.Inter Miami begin their debut MLS campaign in March and have been linked with a number of high-profile potential managers, including the likes of Roberto Martinez and River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo.ADVERTISEMENTThe Telegraph reports that Vieira has already held talks with the Nice board who have been made aware of the interest from Beckham’s club. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgPerfect views of the water.The home at 22 View St more than fit their requirements, with a deck on the top storey giving uninterrupted views of the water and Bramble Bay.“It has the water views and the sea breeze and it is quite calm so you do not get those heavy winds,” Mrs Evans said.The home dates back to 1952, but had been modernised and renovated a number of times throughout the decades.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoBut it had been a number of years since the home had a makeover, and she wanted to put her own touch on the home. 22 View Street Woody PointThe couple plan to downsize and move up to a smaller property at the Sunshine Coast.She would miss relaxing on the deck most of all, and said that the home would be perfect for retirees, because it was low maintenance, or even a young family. 22 View Street Woody PointTHE street name was not deceiving for Linda Evans when she was looking for a new home with a view of the bay nine years ago.After living in nearby Kippa Ring, she and her husband Ronald were looking for a home a bit closer to the water.center_img Take a look inside.“We did up the kitchen and the bathroom, it had been done before but it was a bit dated,” she said.“We just wanted to refresh it and do it in the colours that we like and modernise it.”The home has two living areas with one on each floor, as well as a ground level and top level deck, each with views of the water. “It is really ideal for us as you can just use the top level when it is the two of you and you can use downstairs when family come to visit,” she said.”It has been good for the grandchildren.”For people who do a lot outdoors she said the home was close to bike and walking tracks and the expansive garage had more than enough room for a small boat.last_img read more

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first_imgThe International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has rejected an anonymous whistleblower’s claim that an international rulemaker broke due process rules when making changes to one of its standards.The claim alleged that the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) made changes to its new financial instruments standard, IFRS 9, without following the proper processes for such changes.Of particular concern to the whistleblower, according to the claim, was that the change amounted to a change in practice.The chair of the Foundation’s due process oversight committee, James Quigley, said: “We as a committee are comfortable that due process has been followed. “What we are really saying is that, when the board decides that standard setting isn’t needed, there is not any due process for us to oversee in reality.”He added that his contact with the IFRS leaders at the leading six audit firms had revealed they did not view the board’s actions as a breach of due process.“They agree with the conclusion of the board that standard setting was not required,” he added.Quigley also noted that auditors believed that allowing differences in practice would have proved far worse than any action the board had taken.The complaint under discussion on 7 November arose out of work done by the IFRS Interpretations Committee and the IASB on IFRS 9, which details how financial assets and liabilities should be classified and measured.Specifically, the work dealt with the accounting under IFRS 9 for a modification or exchange of a financial liability measured at amortised cost that did not result in the de-recognition of the financial liability.The matter started out life as a question to the interpretations committee.At its July meeting, the IASB refused to sanction an interpretation, saying the requirements in IFRS 9 were clear and that no formal standard-setting activity was necessary.Instead, the board decided to include it as a note in its “basis for conclusions” to the standard at the same time as it made other amendments on a separate project. This section contains extra accompanying material for the standards, and there are no specific requirements as to what must go in it.IASB director Henry Rees told the trustees: “At all stages of the process, the board and the interpretations committee have agreed and have been clear about what IFRS 9 requires people to do in accounting for these transactions.“So, we don’t think the board is establishing new requirements in the basis for conclusions.”He said the board was merely recording the conclusion that standard setting was not required for companies to determine what appropriate accounting is.Rees also noted that it was an appropriate use of the basis for conclusions, in that the board had used it to set out the rationale for its decision.This is not the first time that the IASB has been accused of amending accounting requirements without going through its formal processes.In June 2010, IPE reported that former IASB member Robert Garnett had delivered a stern rebuke to staff over potentially controversial ad hoc drafting changes. Then in 2011, reviewers of the board’s IAS 19 fatal-flaw review draft flagged up a last-minute change involving the treatment of plan administration costs.The IFRS Foundation’s trustees have also signalled that they plan to review how they deal with anonymous complaints.However, as a recipient of European Union funds, the IFRS Foundation would have to comply with developments within the bloc around whistleblower protections.People with concerns about the board’s due process and its decisions have in the past been reluctant to bring complaints for fear of jeopardising their clients’ interests.last_img read more

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first_imgSt. Louis CYO Basketball Scores (1-22)St. Louis-1 finished the regular season with a win over St. Michael’s-2 56-40.St. Louis only had a 3 point lead after the first quarter 14-11. In the second quarter St. Louis’ offensive and defensive came up big as they outscored St. Michael’s-2 20-9 and took a halftime lead 34-20. We had a couple starters pick up a couple fouls early but our bench stepped up and played well. St. Michael’s-2 didn’t give up and continued to battle but in the end they couldn’t overcome the large lead St. Louis had.Bruins Scoring. Cooper Williams 10, Evan Straber 10, Caleb Moster 8, Paul Ritter 10, Caleb Moster 8, Anthony Butz 7, Zach Prickel 6, Sam Bedel 3, Nick Tekulve 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 concluded their season with an impressive win of St. Michael’s-1 49-41. St. Louis jumped out to an early lead and never trailed the rest of the game. This was a big win for us as we head into the Deanery tournament.Bruins Scoring.  Lane Oesterling 17, Gus Cooper 15, Sam Giesting 6, Nathan Eckstein 4, George Ritter 3, Brayden Worthington 2, Mitchell Ertel 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, says he waits now before celebrating goals on the touchline because of the Video Assistant Referee. He really has no choice, after Sadio Mane’s effort was ruled out for offside in Saturday’s 2-0 English Premier League win over Watford. Mane thought he had put Liverpool ahead 2-0 with a glancing header after Mohamed Salah had scored the opener, but the goal was ruled out. The VAR deemed that the Senegal international forward was marginally offside. He said: “I don’t celebrate goals anymore because you have to wait until somebody says it is a goal,” Klopp told reporters. “As you can imagine, when you’re winning 2-0, I’m not too concerned about it. I had no clue where it was offside. “I thought there was one pass before where maybe it was offside, but that Sadio was offside I couldn’t see.” The use of VAR, where match officials use video replays to check decisions by the referee on the pitch and flag possible mistakes, has been surrounded by controversy in recent months. Critics say the system goes far beyond its original remit and that decisions are taking too long. UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, said last week that the technology had changed the character of football. Liverpool’s victory, thanks to two superb goals by Salah, left the league leaders 10 points ahead of their nearest challengers. Leicester City, who were held 1-1 at home by Norwich City. Meanwhile, Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who sustained a muscle problem on Saturday, was named in Liverpool’s 20-man squad for the Club World Cup in Qatar. The European champions take on Mexican side Monterrey in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Defender Dejan Lovren was not included after he picked up a similar injury at Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League last week.Tags: Jurgen KloppLiverpoolPremier LeagueVideo Assistant RefereeWatford FClast_img read more

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first_imgNeymar was taken by Paris Saint Germain for 222 million Euros.Neymar is apparently planning a move to Real Madrid.Real Madrid are planning to release Gareth Bale. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros (USD 111 million) plus players. French sports daily L’Equipe said Real had offered cash plus Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but PSG turned it down because “the overall value of the offer did not match their expectations”. Paris paid 222 million euros to sign Neymar from Barcelona two years ago and their sporting director Leonardo is understood to be determined to only sell the forward for a deal considered to be of the same value. Real have spent the summer trying to offload Bale, while James is unwanted after returning from a loan at Bayern Munich and Navas is no longer the club’s first-choice goalkeeper. Meanwhile, Barcelona remain hopeful of bringing Neymar back to the Camp Nou, but Catalan daily Sport claims an attempt to sign the player on loan with an obligation to buy for 160 million euros at the end of the season has been firmly rejected in Paris. Sport claims Barcelona feel “it is very clear that PSG are trying to prevent the Brazilian from returning to the Camp Nou in any scenario”. PSG had previously reportedly turned down an offer from Barcelona of 40 million euros plus Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic.Coutinho has since joined Bayern on loan. Juventus are also believed to have stated an interest in signing the 27-year-old, who has not featured in any of PSG’s matches so far this season having been frozen out amid the uncertainty over his future. The transfer window closes in France, Spain and Italy on September 2, meaning time is fast running out for a deal to be done.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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first_imgVetter is the 2nd Badger to win the Patty Kazmaier.[/media-credit]Too often in today’s sports world, great performances, games and careers are met with a whirlwind of hyperbole. In the case of Wisconsin women’s hockey senior goalie Jessie Vetter, however, every superlative has been earned.Last weekend, Vetter put the finishing touches on arguably the most successful women’s college hockey career in history with her third national title in four seasons, as well as taking home the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the most outstanding women’s hockey player.In winning the Kazmaier, Vetter became both the second Badger and second goaltender to receive the honor. She joins former UW standout Sara Bauer, who won in 2006, and Racine, Wis., native Ali Brewer, who merited the distinction in 2000 while tending goal for Brown University.Vetter said looking back at the history of the award put in perspective what winning meant.“Just watching the video when at the Patty Kazmaier brunch, seeing all the past winners — they’re Olympians, they’re All-Americans,” Vetter said. “They’re just amazing athletes, incredible people. Just being among them is a great honor.”Junior forward and teammate Meghan Duggan said the rest of the team was just as nervous as Vetter as they waited for the announcement.“We’re all sitting there, crossing our fingers under the table and looking down,” said Duggan, who set a new UW record for playoff points after tallying five on the weekend. “But as soon as the guy said, ‘This year’s Patty Kazmaier Award goes to,’ and he said, ‘a goaltender,’ we heard goaltender and we just went crazy. Obviously, that’s just a tremendous, tremendous award to get, and she deserves every bit of it.”Besides the three national titles and a Patty Kazmaier trophy to her name, Vetter’s near omnipresence in Wisconsin goaltending records captures her sustained excellence. She hangs up her Badger sweater with NCAA records in victories (91) and shutouts (39, nine better than her closest follower). And among Badger netminders, she ranks second in games played, goals against average, save percentage, saves and minutes played.In this year’s championship game versus Mercyhurst College, Vetter tied a career high with 37 saves, giving her 65 stops out of 66 tries for the Frozen Four. Although her performance was remarkable, Wisconsin coach Mark Johnson said he has learned to expect nothing less.“We sort of get used to her because we’ve seen her on a regular basis,” Johnson, who will be taking off next season to coach the women’s Olympic team, said. “But I think the people in Boston, especially [on Sunday], saw what she’s done for us for four years. When we bend a little bit, she’s right there. Very comfortable, very confident — the more pressure, the more relaxed she gets.”According to Johnson, it was a different matchup versus Mercyhurst in 2005-06 when he knew Vetter was a unique talent. Only a freshman, Vetter led the Badgers to their first Frozen Four appearance, stopping 37 of 38 shots in a 2-1 double-overtime win.“She’s playing in front of her home crowd, her family, it’s our first home game during that stuff — I mean there’s a lot of pressure, and now you’re the goaltender,” Johnson said. “If you watched the game, you wouldn’t have even thought about it. You would have thought it was just another Saturday afternoon pickup game and she was going to shut out a men’s team.”That year, Vetter was named Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player — the first freshman and netminder to do so — after recording the first two shutouts in Frozen Four history. Since then, Vetter and her classmates have played in three more title games, finishing their careers with an incredible 135-16-12 record.“We’ve been a part of a lot of great teams,” said Vetter, who won her second Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player Award on Sunday. “You know the players before us and the ones that are still on our team underneath us are great players. We’ve definitely done a good job here. We’ve played every game we can and that’s pretty cool.”Although it’s merely an afterthought considering the achievements she has to her name now, five years ago Vetter redshirted and watched as Wisconsin lost to Dartmouth in the quarterfinals of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. While the waiting was difficult after a high school career that included being named a finalist for Miss Hockey Wisconsin and three all-state selections as a soccer goalie, Vetter said in retrospect it was the right move.“Freshman year, I wanted to redshirt, but I didn’t want to redshirt because that’s a long year of not playing,” she said. “But when I look back on it, that was one of the best decisions I could have done. These four years have been pretty incredible and something I’ll always remember.”As will the rest of the women’s college hockey world, which will be happy to see a number other than 30 blocking the Badger net next season. While it is for others to discuss where the run made by this year’s seniors ranks, to Johnson, it’s clear who deserves credit first.“In our world — in the hockey business — it starts from the goal out,” he said. “You see teams that win championships are usually talking about their goaltenders. On the women’s side, she’s got to be right there at the top. I’d be hard-pressed to find someone who can duplicate what she’s done.”Looking over her career accomplishments, none of that seems hyperbolic.last_img read more

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