The men’s hockey season finally ended March 17, with a loss to No. 6 Union in the ECAC Championship in Atlantic City, N.J. The team scrapped hard to prolong the season: 14 games went to overtime, and an NCAA-record 11 ended in ties.“The ties and overtimes were cause for a lot of stress from the coaching staff all the way down through the players,” said Ted Donato, the Robert D. Ziff ’88 Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey. “But it also bonded us in a way that very few teams have the opportunity to do. The team was galvanized by the stressful situations through the year, and came to welcome them.”The past several years have tried the Crimson’s patience. After three losing seasons, the Crimson were the media’s pick to finish last in the conference in 2012. The team responded by going 13-10-11, one win shy of the national tournament.Patience served the Crimson well in this season of redemption, but if there was ever a time to panic, it was in the second game of the ECAC quarterfinals against Yale. One day after an overtime loss, the Crimson entered the first intermission down 2-0 and facing elimination.“With the amount of comebacks we had, I don’t think anyone was pushing the panic button,” said Donato.True to form, they saved their best for when it mattered. Harvard scored three power-play goals and won in double overtime. Then, an 8-2 Crimson win ended the series, before Harvard beat No. 13 Cornell, 6-1, in the semifinal. The season-ending surge of 9-4-5 prompted a No. 19 national ranking.Conference voters also rewarded individual efforts. Senior forward Alex Killorn and junior defenseman Danny Biega garnered first-team ECAC honors. Biega was one of the best two-way players in the country, second nationally among defensemen in points per game and honored as the Best Defensive Defenseman in the conference. Freshman defenseman Patrick McNally brought more hardware to the blue line, placing on the ECAC all-rookie team.Freshman Steve Michalek joined McNally on the all-rookie team, and sophomore Raphael Girard, who had the fourth-best save percentage in the country, was named ECAC Goaltender of the Month for February. Their play made the Crimson’s least-experienced position perhaps its strongest.Donato is grateful for the outgoing senior leadership, but he can’t help looking forward.“There are seasons where, as a coach, you feel spent at the end. You need to take a breath and regroup,” said Donato. “Then there are seasons like this. And you can’t wait to get playing again.”
The home under construction.The 4000sq m home is on a 3070sq m waterfront block at 7-13 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Once the designs were done it took three years to build.It has seven bedrooms, each with an ensuite, staff quarters, an indoor-outdoor pool, tennis court, and a 14-car basement garage. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.“You need a whole suite of consultants for a big house like this. It’s like designing a small hotel or mini resort – there’s a lot of technical expertise you need to ensure you achieve the desired outcome,” Mr Lea said. Inside the finished product.There is a lift in the house which also has a spa, Turkish steam and massage rooms. There are cold rooms and a secondary catering kitchen in the basement for functions.There is also a “disco room’’ with an illuminated dance floor. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.IT cost $13 million to build, covers four waterfront blocks and is described as a “mini resort” and it could be yours if you have more than $30 million to spare.The home, known as Chateau de Reves on Sovereign Island on the Gold Coast, is 20 years old now, but has stood the test of time.Architect John Lea said it took more than a year to design the house. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The three-storey home has views along the Broadwater to Surfers Paradise.The massive project involved structural, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic engineers, landscape architects, and interior and lighting designers. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.Mr Lea said he was allowed free rein with the design concept for the fan-shaped block of land, although one criteria was that it have a nautical theme.“Based on the client’s close association with prestige European Superyachts, hence the organic curved form which also relates to the shape of the land and the desire to capitalise on the sites positive attributes.” 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The home is listed through Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands. A model of the home before the building was started.He said designing such a property was “incredible’’, as the client wanted something that was cutting edge design and in line with what he had seen during his extensive overseas travels.The home is owned by German super yacht builder Klaus Lilischkies and his wife Leigh, who listed it for sale a few months ago.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident he has the “many solutions” in attack needed to secure a successful end to the season, but warned against expecting too much too soon from Theo Walcott. The Gunners secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Hull on Sunday, the team they defeated in the 2014 final at Wembley. Chile forward Alexis Sanchez impressed again, stroking home his 16th goal of the season with eight minutes left, while on another day Walcott – making a first start since the serious knee injury which kept him out for almost a year – would have netted a brace himself but for some rusty finishing. Press Association With Olivier Giroud having now completed his three-match suspension and England forward Danny Welbeck expected to shake off his thigh injury ahead of the visit of Stoke on Sunday, which could also see German playmaker Mesut Ozil involved after three months out, Wenger certainly has plenty of options going forwards. The Gunners boss, who has allowed Lukas Podolski to join Inter Milan, said on Arsenal Player: “We have many options when you think of the players who still have not played (against Hull), we have many solutions up front. “It is a very important period now. We have had many injuries until now and hopefully everybody will be back.” Wenger, though, will be cautious with Walcott’s rehabilitation. “You cannot expect much [from Walcott yet], but fitness-wise he was good,” the Gunners boss said. “Theo had good chances, made some good runs. He has to get used to contact again and that will take a little bit of time.” Arsenal are expected to add to the squad in the January transfer window, with Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin having claimed contact has already been made over a potential move. France under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo could be allowed to leave on loan to get some match experience, and Wenger may also decide to add more attacking cover, although already has back-up in Joel Campbell and 19-year-old Chuba Akpom, who has come off the bench in the last two matches. Wenger reported after Sunday’s win that midfielders Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey both had a chance to be involved for the Stoke game following their respective injury lay-offs. Captain Mikel Arteta, however, remains sidelined by a niggling calf problem which saw the Spaniard limp out of the Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund on November 26. Writing in his programme notes, Arteta said: “I have started running this week, so let’s see where this progress is going to take me. “My aim is always to play and be on the pitch as quickly as possible, because I really miss it. “I love competing, I love being out there and it has been a difficult time for me.” Wojciech Szczesny was replaced in goal against Hull by David Ospina. Press Association Sport understands reports the Poland keeper was banned and fined following a dressing room bust-up after the 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day are incorrect.