Mason…scholarship named in his honor The Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) has announced a scholarship to the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, in honor of high jumper Germaine Mason, who died on April 20 in a motor accident.The Germaine Mason Scholarship will be awarded to a high school high jumper who excels academically, JAAA president Dr. Warren Blake announced on Wednesday.Blake spoke at the launch of the Jamaica International Invitational meet which takes place May 20 at the National Stadium in Kingston.Mason, who died in East Kingston where he grew up, represented Jamaica at the youth and senior levels, before switching allegiance to Great Britain in 2006. He won that country’s first high jump medal in 80 years by copping silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.He cleared 2.34 meters, which is also Jamaica’s national record.
Two of the world juniors powerhouses — Sweden and Russia — meet in the semifinal on Saturday. The winner plays for gold on Sunday while the loser goes for bronze with the possibility of walking away empty-handed.The Swedes have yet to lose a game and easily defeated the host Czechs in the quarterfinals. A squad jam-packed with talent, they’ve potted a tournament-high 25 goals while allowing a low-leading eight. Vancouver Canucks prospect Nils Hoglander leads the tournament with 10 points (five goals, five assists). Samuel Fagemo, the Los Angeles Kings second-round pick in 2019, is first in goals scored with six. Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin has been a bit banged up in this one — taking a couple of slashes to the arm — but has been a key offensive threat with five assists. Here is how you can watch the semifinal matchup between Sweden and Russia on Saturday:How to watch Sweden vs. RussiaTV channel (U.S.): NHL NetworkTV channel (Canada): TSNLive stream (Canada): TSN LiveSweden vs. Russia: When is puck drop?Date: Saturday, Jan. 4Time: 9 a.m. ETWorld Juniors 2020: Four reasons the United States was handed an early exit Full World Junior Championship scheduleSATURDAY, JAN. 4SF: Sweden vs. Russia9 a.m.TSN, NHLNSF: Canada vs. Finland1 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, JAN. 5Bronze-medal game9 a.m.TSN, NHLNGold-medal game1 p.m.TSN, NHLN(All times Eastern) ‘IT’S GOLD OR BUST’: NHL players look back on World Junior Championship memoriesRussia enters the semis coming off a 3-1 win over Switzerland. Yaroslav Askarov has had an up-and-down tourney but stopped 14 of 15 shots in net on Thursday. Expected to go high in the 2020 draft, a rarity for backstops, he should be in between the pipes on Saturday. The Russians have a balanced lineup and regularly roll four lines that can bury the puck. Five of their skaters are tied with six points: Nikita Alexandrov (goal, five assists), Kirill Marchenko (two goals, four assists), Dmitri Voronkov (three goals, three assists) Grigori Denisenko (two goals, four assists) and Alexander Khovanov (two goals, four assists).
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