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    March 13, 2004 -- Maybe his arrest will serve as a wakeup call.
    Eric Palmer, 34, of Akron, Ohio, was nabbed by cops as he slept in the garage of a Brimfield Township home he was trying to burglarize.Cops said Palmer, who was armed with a gun and two knives, dozed off while waiting for someone to open the door so he could get in the house."We had the handcuffs on him before he even woke up," said Police Chief David Blough.
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    March 14, 2004 -- They're crying foul.
    Red Sox fans (cry babies) have asked the Boston archdiocese to bend the rule that says Catholics can't eat meat on Good Friday.That's because Opening Day coincides with the religious holiday and they want to be able to enjoy a hot dog at the ballpark."We're already getting all kinds of requests for dispensation to eat meat," said an archdiocese spokesman.

    But church officials decided Red Sox baseball wasn't a good enough reason to bend the rule.
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    Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
    March 14, 2004 -- They're crying foul.
    Red Sox fans (cry babies) have asked the Boston archdiocese to bend the rule that says Catholics can't eat meat on Good Friday.That's because Opening Day coincides with the religious holiday and they want to be able to enjoy a hot dog at the ballpark."We're already getting all kinds of requests for dispensation to eat meat," said an archdiocese spokesman.

    But church officials decided Red Sox baseball wasn't a good enough reason to bend the rule.
    but...the Archdiocese gave the dispensation and said it was all right when Good Friday coincided with St. Patrick's day a few years ago... I guess corned beef and cabbage has more pull than a Fenway Frank with sauerkraut!
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    March 15, 2004 -- Two NYU coeds installed a 400-gallon swimming pool in their Greenwich Village dorm room to throw booze-fueled parties for fellow students.Freshmen Jenny Maurer and Lauren Burge were the toast of University Residence Hall after they moved their furniture out and installed the 10-by- 6-foot pool.But after several splashingly successful bashes, school officials found out, and both are now on probation.
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    But church officials decided Red Sox baseball wasn't a good enough reason to bend the rule.
    They cited the fact that God is a Yankee fan!

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    Nun Faces Jail for Drunk Tractor Driving
    WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish Benedictine nun is facing jail
    for driving a tractor into a car while drunk outside her
    convent in southwestern Poland, police said on Friday.
    The 45-year-old nun will be charged with drunk-driving and
    causing an accident, which carries a prison sentence of up to
    two years, Dariusz Waluch, police spokesman in the southwestern
    Polish town of Dzierzoniow, told local news agency PAP.
    He said the nun was 17 times over the country's legal
    alcohol limit for driving.
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    Peckish Dutch burglar caught snacking on job
    AMSTERDAM, March 15 (Reuters) - A hungry Dutch burglar was
    caught frying a fish on the job after the smell of his cooking
    woke up the householder, police said on Monday.
    "The man was casually frying up a fish. The householder who
    was asleep in the attic was woken up by the smell. When she went
    to investigate she found the man standing at the oven," Marieke
    Schoneveld, a police spokeswoman, said.
    The 45-year-old intruder, who had also smoked a cigarette,
    told police he had a penchant for fish and had taken a cold beer
    from the fridge to complement his meal. He had loaded up his bag
    with other drinks, but had not stolen anthing else.
    "It doesn't happen very often that a burglar's only motive
    is food," Schoneveld said.

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    FBI looks into latest in long line of claims about disposal of
    Jimmy Hoffa's body
    DETROIT (AP) - The FBI will investigate a purported deathbed
    confession by a former Pennsylvania Teamster official that says he
    helped dispose of the body of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa.
    The confession, said to have been written by Francis Sheeran
    before he died Dec. 14 in a nursing home near Philadelphia, says he
    flew to Pontiac the day Hoffa disappeared in 1975, picked up
    Hoffa's body from his killers and drove it to a trash incinerator
    where it was cremated.
    "The case is still open and we run down any leads we receive on
    it," FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney said Friday.
    Sheeran's daughter, however, says the letter is a fake.
    "It's definitely a forgery. It's not his signature," Dolores
    Miller, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, told the Detroit Free Press.
    Miller said she believes the document was created by her
    father's biographer, John Zeitts of Omaha, Nebraska, to upstage a
    book due to be published by another author.
    Zeitts, who says his book still is in the works, said Friday
    that the confession is genuine. He said Sheeran sent him the
    confession in November and he forwarded it to Hoffa's daughter,
    Barbara Crancer, who is a judge in St. Louis.
    Crancer gave the letter to the FBI and the Free Press.
    Hoffa took charge of the Teamsters in 1957 and was imprisoned in
    1967 for jury tampering and fraud. He was pardoned in 1971 after
    giving up the union presidency, but after his release began
    agitating to regain his job.
    At the time he vanished, Hoffa was on his way to a meeting with
    Anthony Provenzano, a New Jersey Teamsters boss, and Anthony
    Giacalone, a Detroit Mafia captain. Investigators believe
    Provenzano and Giacalone had Hoffa killed to prevent him from
    regaining the union presidency.
    Theories about where he is buried include one that he is
    entombed under Giants Stadium in New Jersey. In July, authorities
    dug up a backyard swimming pool in Michigan's Bay County in an
    unsuccessful search for clues.
    Hoffa's son, James P. Hoffa, is now the Teamsters president.

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    Two huge stones, more than 20 meters across, came crashing down on either side of a home in Kvam Township Tuesday morning. The rocks stopped only few meters from the house.


    The rocks came to a stop on either side of the older home at Mundheim in Kvam Township. One of the rocks stopped only three meters from the house.

    Luckily, no one was hurt,» said Sven Johannesen at Hordaland police district, TV 2 Nettavisen. «Both debris and dirt have fallen on the road, and the rocks are more than 20 meters across.»

    The road past the house, riksvei 48, is closed off due to debris, and traffic is redirected via Nordheimsund.

    The police received the call at 6:44 a.m.

    «If it had occurred three quarters of an hour later, there would have been lots of traffic on the road,» explained the neighbours.

    According to the neighbours, the house is owned by an elderly woman, who luckily was not home when the incident occurred.

    Resembled an earthquake
    «I woke up because of it, it was a massive crash,» said the neighbour’s wife to TV 2 Nettavisen. «I wondered if it was a fall from the roof, but since there is no snow there, I thought it was an earthquake.»

    Suddenly, the family heard a thump, and they came to understand that there was something that had bumped into something. Now they are just happy that no one was hurt during the dramatic incident.


    «I didn’t know what it was, but now that I do, I feel it inside,» the neighbour’s wife said. «I think it’s scary. We are happy that the elderly lady living in the house wasn’t home.»

    The neighbours said that this is not the first time rocks come crashing down the mountain, but the rocks have never been so big before.

    Nothing left of the garage
    Bjřrn Kjetil Hansen who also lives in the area came to the house just after the rocks had come to a stop.

    «The rocks are almost as high as the house,» Hansen said to TV 2 Nettavisen. «They fell a couple of hundred meters down from the top of the mountain. The house is without any damage, but the rocks took the garage.»

    According to the local paper Bergensavisen, geologists are on their way to the area to evaluate the situation.

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    DETROIT - Andrea Carlton hadn't planned on telling her daughter about the birds and bees until she was 8 or 9. But that changed the night 4-year-old Catherine spotted a porno movie flickering on a screen in a minivan nearby.


    "Just like there's no windows in a strip club, you shouldn't be able to see inside windows in a car when they're watching X-rated movies," said Carlton, a 26-year-old from Gurnee, Ill.


    More and more Americans are buying vehicles with DVD players, usually to keep the kids entertained. But an increasing number of other people on the road are catching a glimpse through the windows of more than just "Finding Nemo" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."


    Depending on where they are driving or parked, motorists could face fines and even jail time for screening X-rated stuff. But where the law may not be clear, some are calling for tighter regulation.


    "Residents should not be subjected to those obscenities," said Flint City Councilwoman Carolyn Sims, who is examining whether an ordinance packing a $500 fine is needed. "They do have a right to have peace and tranquility and not to have this exposure to sex in their face."


    A driver in Schenectady, N.Y., was arrested last month after rolling past police with a DVD titled "Chocolate Foam" playing on the passenger-side sun visor in his Mercedes-Benz, authorities said. The movie also was rolling on screens set into the car's headrests.


    The driver was accused of breaking state laws prohibiting watching TV while driving, as well as another law making it illegal to exhibit sexually explicit material in a public place.


    "The detective had a clear view of what was playing through the window. Anyone walking by on the street could have seen it," Schenectady police Lt. Peter Frisoni Jr. said of the nighttime traffic stop. "If he had dark, tinted windows where you couldn't see in, that wouldn't be a public display."


    As for Carlton, she was driving in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove with her daughter when Catherine glimpsed the sexually explicit movie. The experience last fall upset the girl and angered Carlton.


    Carlton and her husband sat down with Catherine and offered the best explanation they could. Since then, Carlton has spotted other motorists with explicit movies playing, including a couple watching from the back seat of their car in a store parking lot.


    "You're not allowed to have sex in your car, so why are you allowed to watch it?" Carlton asked.


    Most states, including Michigan, have laws that make it illegal to watch TV while driving. Laws governing the exhibition of pornography vary by state, but experts say they could be applied to drivers as well.


    "I think those restrictions would apply if the content is located in a vehicle," said Jeff Matsuura, director of the law and technology program at the University of Dayton. "You have effectively moved beyond the privacy of your own home."


    During the day, it is often difficult to see what is playing inside another vehicle. But at night, the screens are easily visible from a passing car or a vehicle stopped alongside at a traffic light. The screens are also getting bigger.


    In Flint, Sims took up the issue after hearing from a woman who was driving with her 5-year-old when she spotted porn playing on a vehicle's 13-inch TV screen. A police officer who happened to see the display pulled over the driver, Sims said, but let him off with a warning.


    To Sims, a 23-year police veteran who retired in 2001, playing an explicit movie in view of other motorists or pedestrians is akin to flashing or having sex in a public place.


    But Michigan State Police, who have not had any cases of in-car porn, say playing an X-rated movie might not be easy to prosecute unless it can be proved that the motorist intended for others to see it.


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    Couples try to spend week in Singapore cable cars
    SINGAPORE, March 17 (Reuters) - Thirty-six couples began a
    stomach-churning competition this week to live for seven days
    in cable cars dangling above Singapore, vying for a $30,000
    prize.
    By day two on Wednesday, 10 had dropped out, several after
    vomitting, which is banned in the "Survive the Sky" high-wire
    contest, and one when a 31-year-old was hit by diarrhoea.
    As the cars move between Singapore and nearby Sentosa
    island, each couple must stay inside cabins equipped only with
    benches and a basic intercom system, except for one 10-minute
    break a day when they can step out at cable car stations.
    They are allowed no more than three meals and three litres
    (0.7 gallon) of water daily and face a battery of tasks and
    challenges that can disqualify them.
    Each car holds two couples. "We had one couple this morning
    who vomitted everywhere, even over the other couple," said
    Jasmine Ee, a Singapore Cable Car spokeswoman.
    Organisers thrust candy at the couples to see if they'll
    breach rules on meals, or ply them with surprise challenges
    such as requests to hop on one foot during the breaks.
    The teams from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia,
    Hong Kong, and South Korea earn or lose points with each task.
    The surviving team with the most points wins the cash.
    ($1-1.702 Singapore Dollar)
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    Desperate Afghan Makes an *** Out of Himself
    KABUL (Reuters) - A frustrated Afghan soldier who could not
    afford to get married has been released without charge after
    being caught having sex with a donkey, police said Tuesday.
    The soldier, who was not identified, was detained for
    several days last week after a young boy spotted him with the
    animal in an abandoned house in the southeastern town of
    Gardez.
    "The man insisted he had no other choice but the donkey
    because he could not afford to pay a dowry to get married," a
    local police officer told Reuters.
    The man had since been released without charge, he said.
    In many parts of Afghanistan men must pay at least $3,000
    to the parents of their prospective bride, making marriage
    difficult for many in a country where the average annual income
    is only a few hundred dollars.
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    Thief Incarcerated in Used Clothing Bin
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German trying to steal clothes donated
    to charity was caught by police after he fell into the
    man-sized collection bin and got trapped.
    "Arriving at the container, the officers saw two arms. The
    left hand held a cigarette and a voice demanded, 'Give me a
    light!'," police said in a statement.
    A passerby had alerted them after hearing strange noises
    coming from inside the metal bin late at night in the western
    city of Bochum.
    Police prevented the trapped 43-year-old from smoking,
    called the fire brigade to free him and let him go after
    charging him with attempted robbery.
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    El Al Packs Some Heat for Unwitting Passenger
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A passenger on Israel's El Al
    airlines got a complimentary gift on a flight home from Germany
    -- a pistol that security guards slipped into his suitcase, an
    Israeli newspaper said Sunday.
    El Al personnel, the Haaretz daily reported, sometimes
    sneak fake guns into the bags of unwitting passengers to test
    if security staff can spot them. One replica went undetected
    and was found by the startled passenger when he unpacked at
    home.
    Haaretz said he alerted the police and was told it was an
    inoperable weapon used by El Al security in training exercises.
    A spokeswoman for El Al, an airline regarded as the world's
    most security-conscious, declined to confirm or deny the
    report.
    "El Al uses different tactics to ensure the safety of its
    passengers," she said. "Beyond that, El Al does not respond to
    security issues. We won't detail our tactics."
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    Man Unwittingly Drops 11,000 Euros in Train Toilet
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A German train passenger on his way
    to buy a car in the Netherlands, unwittingly dumped 11,000
    euros ($13,530) down the train toilet, Dutch police said on
    Saturday. "While using the loo, his 11,000 euros fell out of
    his clothes and disappeared down the toilet landing on the
    railway track," police spokesman Peter van Raaij said.
    The man, 38, alerted railway police and the next train
    stopped so that the ticket collector could retrieve the cash.
    He found only 4,000 euros. "Several passengers helped the
    conductor when the train stopped, but they 'forgot' to return
    the money, and some had probably blown away," Van Raaij said.
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    At last - proof that Guinness bubbles sink
    LONDON (Reuters) - People celebrating St. Patrick's Day
    Wednesday can cross one topic of conversation off their lists.
    Guinness bubbles really do sink.
    Scientists said Monday they had finally proved that the
    dark stout's creamy bubbles defy expectations and flow down
    instead of upwards.
    "Our group carried out preliminary experiments at a local
    pub a few years ago, but the results proved inconclusive," said
    Dr. Andrew Alexander, from the University of Edinburgh's School
    of Chemistry.
    They first thought the dark liquid flowing down as a pint
    was poured gave the illusion the bubbles were going down as
    well.
    Now close examination has revealed that, as a pint settles,
    bubbles touching the walls of the glass experience drag,
    similar to that a person feels sliding their finger along
    glass, and that prevents them floating up.
    The bubbles in the middle however, are free to rise,
    creating a circular flow within the glass that causes bubbles
    at the edge to be pushed downwards on the inside surface of the
    glass.
    The Edinburgh team, working with researchers at Stanford
    University in California have produced high-speed video footage
    of the sinking bubbles -- to put at rest the minds of any
    drinkers who might have felt they were seeing things.
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    March 17, 2004 -- Hundreds of Florida seniors set a world record this week - forming the longest line of golf carts ever.The oldsters from the Hernando County retirement community of Timber Pines formed a parade of 1,138 golf carts, shattering the previous record of 306 set in December.

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    BCHL boss rises to occasion

    Kent Gilchrist
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    Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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    You've got to hand it to B.C. Hockey League commissioner John Grisdale for not taking the easy way out.

    Picture the dilemma facing rookie commissioner Grisdale. He was back in Ontario at national meetings, and was being asked to make a ruling that was at best going to make one team unhappy and at worst end their season prematurely.

    The Readers Digest version of the setup follows:

    Visiting Powell River Kings and favoured homestanding Nanaimo Clippers were tied 3-3 with 1:20 left in the deciding game of the first round of BCHL playoffs. Kings goalie Eric Bourbeau came out of his crease and beat a Nanaimo player to a loose puck. He covers it up for a faceoff.

    B.C. Amateur Hockey Association referee Ian Zibin called a delay of game penalty, but on further discussion with his linesmen, changed it to a penalty shot. Tyson Mulock, Nanaimo's leading scorer, takes it and scores to break the deadlock and 2,100 deliriously happy Clipper fans file out of Frank Crane Arena Saturday night expecting to return tonight for the first game of the Coast semifinal against the Chilliwack Chiefs.

    However, Powell River filed a protest with the commissioner's office. Grisdale talked to all the principals and conducted his investigation. And upon reviewing the situation and the rulebook, it was clear to Grisdale the referee had made the mistake. He hadn't made a judgment call, but made a mistake that effected the result of the game. It would have been the same as if he'd called a penalty shot for elbowing. Clearly there was no rule in the book to call a penalty shot. And the referee resigned for blowing the call.

    So Grisdale ruled the game must be replayed from the 18:40 mark of the third period. Nanaimo would be on the power play because a two-minute delay of game penalty would be assessed to Bourbeau.

    Nanaimo appealed Grisdale's ruling, but an emergency conference call Sunday night of the board of governors "strongly supported" Grisdale's position was the way one governor put it. With a few being unavailable on short notice the vote was 11-2.

    The simple solution and road more travelled by nearly every other commissioner in every other sport would have been for Grisdale to shrug his broad shoulders and say the referee made a mistake. But the result would have to stand.

    "There's not a lot of precedent," said Grisdale upon his arrival back in Vancouver Monday, "but it would have been a travesty. If it had been a judgment call there would be no discussion. But the referee created a penalty that doesn't exist.

    "If you don't protect all the teams under the rules where's the accountability?"

    It's a good question, but here's another. What if Nanaimo hadn't scored on the penalty shot and then Powell River scored even strength before the game had ended to win the game and the series 4-3? The Clippers could have protested that result because they should have been on the power play instead of being forced to take the penalty shot because of the referee's error.

    Does Grisdale's decision open the door to a flurry of protests? Perhaps. But more than likely it will be seen as his first tough test he passed with flying colours. He will be viewed as being strong and decisive.

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    Clips expected to finish off Game 7 tonight

    By Philip Wolf Daily News Sports Editor



    Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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    Nanaimo Clippers fans have a chance to be part of history tonight.

    Thanks to a unique ruling handed down by the B.C. Hockey League, the Clips are expected to resume Game 7 of their best-of-seven opening-round playoff series with the Powell River Kings at Frank Crane Arena (7:30 p.m.).

    The Clippers and their fans believed they would indeed be at Frank Crane Arena tonight ? but to see the Chilliwack Chiefs as a second-round foe, not the Kings again.

    Saturday, the Clippers beat the Kings 4-3, with Tyson Mulock scoring the winning goal on a penalty shot with 1:20 to play. Referee Ian Zibin mistakenly awarded the shot to Mulock after Kings goalie Eric Bourbeau fell on the puck outside of his crease. Bourbeau should have been handed a minor penalty. The Kings protested and the league ruled the last 1:20 of the game must be replayed ? a decision which has outraged the Clippers.

    "If we're forced to play, we will play," said Clips owner/governor Gary Gelinas. "I'm thoroughly disappointed and disillusioned the league did not afford us due diligence in this process.

    "I absolutely feel I have not been treated as a fair partner in this situation. Out of consideration for the good of the league, I chose to forego what could have been a 10-day waiting period. And this is how we're treated."

    Just how the final game plays out remained in doubt as of press time Monday night.

    Gelinas, though believing his team was wronged by the decision (originally made by commissioner John Grisdale, then supported by an 11-2 vote among league governors) ? said it was important to consider the league first.

    "Our organization, staff and players have acted in a first-class manner," he said. "We could have taken up to 10 days to deal with all our options.

    "But we chose to take the high road, in consideration for all the players out there who want to compete for the Royal Bank Cup."

    Gelinas was furious it appeared the league was forging ahead with plans and putting pressure on the Clippers.

    The Kings were instructed to be in Nanaimo Monday, and Grisdale told the Daily News Monday afternoon he hoped the game would finish up Tuesday night.

    "He hasn't told us that," said a miffed Gelinas later Monday evening. "As a league governor, I respect their decision, but we are not being allowed an opportunity to be treated fairly."

    Gelinas said the Clippers have made a counter-proposal to the B.C. Amateur Hockey Association.

    Nanaimo has proposed replaying the entire third period of Game 7, with the Clippers leading 2-0.

    "That allows us to have our home-ice advantage reinstated, something we earned with our play over 60 games," said Gelinas. "Given that I have saved the league from a lot more embarrassment by expediting this process along, I would hope they will give us some support.

    "This is all about fairness."

    A decision on the proposal was expected late Monday ? but Gelinas said the game should resume in some form Tuesday night.

    Gelinas noted three new officials have been assigned to finish the game. Zibin resigned in the wake of his blunder.

    "How is that fair?" asked Gelinas. "We're finishing up with three completely different refs. What type of pressure will they feel?"

    Gelinas also said the Clippers will not assume legal liability for a game they believe to be complete.

    The league will reportedly foot the bill for Powell River's travel costs, and Gelinas expected the bill for Nanaimo's ice time to be covered as well.

    He also said local fans could play a huge role in aiding their home team.

    Admission for the remainder of the game is expected to be free (check with the team office at 751-0593 for season-ticket reserved seating).

    Gelinas will appear on the New VI this morning (between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.) to further detail the team's plans.

    "The fans have a chance to be part of history," said Gelinas. "Never before has a Game 7 been replayed. "Come out, wear some orange and give us the home ice advantage we earned. Make some noise."

    No decision has been made on when the second round of playoffs will resume.

    "I'm very disillusioned," said Gelinas, who purchased a majority interest in the team midway through this season.

    "This is not what I envisioned when I joined the BCHL."
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    Clippers prevail in BCHL replay


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    Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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    The longest game in the history of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs finally came to an end Tuesday at the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo.

    On Saturday, the Nanaimo Clippers thought they had advanced to the next round of the playoffs after beating the Powell River Kings 4-3 to win the best-of-seven series 4-3.

    However, the Kings protested the game and commissioner John Grisdale ordered the teams to replay the contest at the 18:40 mark of the third period with the teams tied 3-3.

    Nanaimo captain Michael Olson ended the season again for the Kings at the 54-second mark of overtime to give the Clippers the victory and the series. Nanaimo will now meet the Chilliwack Chiefs in the first game of the Coast semifinal tonight at Frank Crane.

    On Saturday, with the teams tied 3-3 and 1:20 remaining in regulation time, Powell River goaltender Eric Bourbeau came out of his crease and covered up the puck for a faceoff.

    Referee Ian Zibin awarded a penalty shot on the play and Tyson Mulock scored what looked like the series-winning goal.

    Upon reviewing the situation and the rulebook, Grisdale determined there was no rule in the book that would warrant penalty shot.

    Therefore, the teams had to play the 80 seconds of regulation time and then overtime. Bourbeau was assessed a two-minute infraction for delay of game.

    The Nanaimo scorers were Mulock, Brandon Laidlaw, Blair Lefebvre and Olson. Michael Heck, Matt Siddall and Tim Crowder countered for Powell River, which did not register a shot on goal during the 134 seconds of hockey Tuesday. The final shots on goal were 38-16 in favour of Nanaimo.
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