When the NHL’s stars descend on St. Louis for All-Star Weekend from Jan. 24-25, some of the top women’s hockey players in North America will also hit the ice at Enterprise Center.On Friday, during the NHL’s All-Star Skills Competition, members of the Canadian and United States women’s national teams will battle it out in a 3-on-3 game. A fierce, long-standing rivalry that has seen these countries battle for Olympic and World Championship gold almost every tournament, each roster is comprised of nine skaters, one goalie and a Hall of Famer coach: Cammi Granato (USA) and Jayna Hefford (Canada). The Athletic’s Hailey Salvian reported that the women will not compete wearing national team garb, but rather “something entirely new.” Name PositionKacey BellamyDefenseLee SteckleinDefenseAlex CarpenterForwardKendall Coyne SchofieldForwardBrianna DeckerForwardAmanda KesselForwardHilary KnightForwardJocelyn Lamoureux-DavidsonForwardAnnie PankowskiForwardAlex Rigsby Cavallini GoaltenderCanadaCoach: Jayna HeffordName PositionRenata FastDefenseLaura Fortino DefenseMeghan AgostaForwardMelodie DaoustForwardRebecca JohnstonForwardSarah NurseForwardMarie-Philip PoulinForwardNatalie SpoonerForwardBlayre TurnbullForwardAnn-Renee DesbiensGoaltenderMORE: NHL All-Star Game rostersWhat TV channel is the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3 on?The Elite Women’s 3-on-3 event will be aired nationally on NBCSN in the United States. CBC, Sportsnet and TVAS will carry the competition for Canadian viewers. “It’s pivotal for the women’s game,” Hilary Knight told Sporting News. “Obviously we’ve been involved with the NHL in different extents and to be part of the NHL All-Star Weekend and to have our own event is a tremendous opportunity.”We’re definitely gonna bring it. There’s a lot of pride on the line, every time you split us up into that rivalry. It just naturally comes out of our fabric but it’s going to be a fun-filled game. I mean, obviously all these women here, extremely skilled and I think the fans are gonna have a lot of fun watching.”The game marks the third consecutive year women will participate in the NHL’s All-Star Weekend. A member of each team will also compete in the All-Star Skills Competition’s “Shooting Stars” event that will see competitors aiming for targets on the ice while suspended approximately 30 feet off the ice behind a goal.Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3, including complete rosters and TV information:When is the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3?The Elite Women’s 3-on-3 game will be played on Jan. 24, 2020 during the NHL’s All-Star Skills Competition that begins at 8 p.m. ET.What is the format for the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3?The 3-on-3 game will consist of two 10-minute periods, with a running clock. If there is a penalty in the game, a penalty shot will be awarded to the player fouled.MORE: Everything you need to know about the All-Star Skills CompetitionRosters for the 2020 Elite NHL All-Star GameUnited StatesCoach: Cammi Granato
BY KEBBA MAMBURAYOn the 1st of August 2018, Essa Jallow appeared before the Commission which was set up by the president to probe into the unfortunate incident of that fateful day of June 18th 2018, when live bullets was sprayed on unarmed demonstrators, leaving three people or more dead and scores seriously injured.In his testimony, Mr. Jallow told the Commission that on the incident of the 18th June 2018 he was called and informed that there was an incident in Faraba Banta but the caller couldn’t tell him what was happening. He said he then told a reporter, Sarjo Brito, about the happenings in Faraba Banta who then told him that there was a report of fatality.He said he then decided to go to Faraba Banta in the company of a reporter, a camera man and a driver to cover the unfortunate incident. As they took off to Faraba, along the way they met with two ambulances going towards the Brikama end but they decided to proceed instead of following the ambulance.Upon their arrival at Faraba Banta, Mr. Jallow said some youths stopped them and told them that they should be careful because the place is dangerous. He further said, a few minutes later, a large crowd approached them and asked them what they were doing there? He said he told them that they came to cover the incident. He added that he requested someone from the crowd to accompany them to the mining site, then someone volunteered and took them.As they reached the site, he said he saw a burning grader and a truck that had already been set on fire and further explained that he saw another truck that was already loaded with sand which was also set ablaze. Then a gentleman, who claimed to be the driver of one the trucks persuaded him to go and see another truck that was burning at the other side of the mining site. He said he then decided to interview their escort who explained to them what had happened.Then he said on their way to interview some villagers, they saw some angry youth vandalizing one compound and he asked the camera man to film. But as they were filming he said he told the camera man to stop filming because he was worried that the issue might get worse based on his instincts as well as being worried about the safety of the camera man.He said during the vandalizing, he saw a boy holding a heavy metal and destroying the walls, so they went back to their vehicle and told the escort to arrange an interview for them. He added that he interviewed the VDC Chairman and a lady who claimed that her son was one of the victims who died during the incident. He said during the interview with some of the villagers, he saw some youth burning some household items at the village Bantaba.