COLTS NECK – The Colts Neck Reformed Church Mission Committee presented a $5,000 check to the borough of Union Beach through its Operation Provide Comfort effort.The money will be used to help victims of Super Storm Sandy who reside in the borough, one of the towns hardest hit by the storm. One hundred percent of all donations will go to the residents of Union Beach. The fund at Colts Neck Community Church provides a rapid response to the requests from Union Beach residents.The purpose of the effort is to develop a long-term relationship between Union Beach and Colts Neck that will endure long after the storm. The approach is to leverage the resources of the township to help the residents of Union Beach who suffered the most devastation and to help collect and coordinate donations of money, physical goods and services to aid in the rebuilding effort.Additional information about Operation Provide Comfort is available by visiting the Colts Neck Township website or Operation Provide Comfort’s Facebook page.Pictured are Borough Administrator Jennifer Maier (left) and Clark Petrie, a member of the Colts Neck Reformed Church’s Mission Committee.
A shorthanded Nelson Leafs team provided little, or no, resistance for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena. Even with their Junior A netminder Josh Williams between the pipes, Creston out shot the Green and White 28-15 en route to a 4-0 shutout. Creston, second in the Eddie Mountain Division, scored twice on the power play less than a minute apart to go up 2-0 after the first period. Logan Styler and James Severs scored with Leaf defenceman Max Daerendinger in the penalty box serving a penalty for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct. Daerendinger was assessed the second penalty after being incensed with the first interference call. Carson Cartwright added a pair of second period goals to complete the scoring. Former Nelson Alec Wilkinson finished the game with three points against his former club. Nelson, like the team has been doing most of February, played the game with less than a full lineup — 14 skaters Wednesday. The Leafs, saddled in fourth spot in the Murdoch Division standings, complete the regular season this weekend, hosting Spokane Braves Friday before playing in Grand Forks Sunday. Williams, acquired from the Alberta Junior Hockey League prior to the January roster deadline but has been hurt since the deal, is expected to get at least one of those starts in goal before Nelson begins post season play against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in round one of the Murdoch Division playoffs.