Athlete of the Week
Gloucester native Josh Salah was recently named the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/ Sacred Heart University Student Athlete of the week for the week of April 9-15.
Salah, a junior at Sacred Heart, won the individual medalist honor at the Rhody Invitational this weekend with a two round score of 144 at the Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, RI. Salah won the Invitiational by three strokes finishing two over par shooting a 71 in Saturday's first round and a 73 on Sunday's final round.
The first place finish was Salah's third of the season, with the other two coming in the fall.
The Bruins vs. Capitals Eastern Conference Quarter Final series has finally taken a nasty turn. In Monday's game 3, a 4-3 Bruins win, 16 penalties were called and Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom could be facing a suspension for tonight's game four after cross checking Bruins forward Rich Peverly in the face, the third time a Capitals player has thrown a cross check to the face.
Capitals coach Dale Hunter, however, says the Bruins are targeting his players, specifically Backstrom's, head.
"If you noticed it, every scrum, Nicky comes out with no helmet on. He gets blockered to the head by (goalie Tim) Thomas the game before," Hunter said. "So he's protecting his head."
Backstrom missed 40 games this season with a concussion but the accusation is a bit disingenuous when Backstrom himself is throwing cross checks to the face. That's not to say that the Bruins haven't been nasty either, anybody who has watched the defending champs knows that they don't shy away from the nasty stuff, but both teams are dishing it out.
Former Celtics and current Mavericks guard Delonte West was issued a technical foul Monday for an unusual reason, giving Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward a wet willy.
We all know West is a little bit of a loose cannon, but handing out a wet willy might be a first in the world of professional basketball.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru