But, before the final horn sounded, there would be one more fight, between Tyler Loney and Trevor Mazurek. The two had tried to scrap late in the second, but the fight never really developed before they crashed to the ice, and the referee assessed the pair only minor penalties, allowing them to stay in the game, and have one more crack at some fisticuffs. After the game, Loney said was glad the ref allowed them to come back and finish what they had started. “We played in midget against each other, so it’s just an ongoing battle,” adding “He doesn’t mind that stuff, and I sure don’t.”Likewise, coach Adam Brash wasn’t too surprised with the physicality of the game. “You always expect coming to Spirit River it’s going to be a physical game – anything can break out at any time.” But, Brash was more than happy to have a fight on his hands. “We’re all competitors, and you want to compete every night, and if that means the gloves come off, then that happens.” “It was a great team-builder for us,” he added, “We needed this.”In the end, the final score was 9-6 in favor of the Flyers. The total penalty minutes between the two teams was close to 300. And there was plenty of bad blood remaining for a potential semi-final matchup between the two teams. Listen to this highlights package Advertisement [asset|aid=907|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f1924b186f14c879a57e07bae7643abe-Flyers win 9-6 over the Spirt River Navigators_1_Pub.mp3]And so, the NPHL regular season comes to a close. The Flyers finish the season with a 24-1-1 record, and will await the winner of the first round mini-series between Valleyview and Lakeland. Flyers win 9-6 over the Spirit River RangersTo call Saturday night’s Flyers / Rangers game dramatic and intense would be underselling it. On the opening faceoff, Spirit River’s Shane McCormick went after David Alexander, leading to 14 minutes in penalties for each player. By the end of the first, more than 100 minutes in penalties had been assessed. And there were also seven goals.Craig Venhola opened the scoring, firing a point shot past Troy Hunt, to give the Rangers a lead, just 30 second in. The Flyers would fight back, with 3 in a row, from Jeff Shipton, and a pair from Jeff Fast. Goals from Mike Lefley and Mark Wallman would get Spirit River back to even, but before the first was over, Clayton Bahm put the Flyers back in front.- Advertisement -In the second, tempers continued to boil over, and 3 of the games 4 fights broke out. Aaron Scheppers fought with DJ Barbarich, Matt Shuya took exception to a hit from behind from Colin Lefley, and dropped with gloves with Lefley, and David Alexander stuck up for his cousin Todd, after Todd took a nasty high-stick from Chad Wilchynski, though Wilchynski seemed uneager to fight. By the time the second period was over, there were 224 minutes in penalties on the scoresheet. 3 players from each team had been thrown out of the game. And, while Todd Alexander got a concussion from the Wilchinski high-stick, Matt Shuya got a broken nose and put his bottom teeth through his bottom lip, and earned a trip to the hospital.There was also more scoring in the second, as the Flyers got goals courtesy of Kip Noble (2), and Mike Shipton, all three of which came on the powerplays assessed to the Rangers for thier stickwork. Spirit River got just one goal, scored by Mike Lefley, his second of the game.Finally, things settled down in the third, possibly because both teams were getting a little short-benched. Spirit River looked like they might make a game of it, after scoring two straight goals (Shane McCormick and Trevor Mazurek). But, within minutes, Kip Noble shelfed a backhander over Rangers goalie Darin Allen, to complete his hat-trick, and put the Flyers back up by 3. Advertisement
THOUSAND OAKS – Vilma Ebsen, who danced in the film “Broadway Melody of 1936” with her brother Buddy long before he became famous on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” has died. She was 96. Vilma Ebsen, a dance instructor and co-owner of the old Ebsen School of Dancing in Pacific Palisades, died March 12 at the Thousand Oaks Health Care Center, her son Robert Dolan said Tuesday. As she grew up, she taught at her father’s Orlando, Fla., dance school, then joined her brother in New York for the Broadway run of the musical “Whoopee.” They teamed up and Vilma and Buddy Ebsen were featured in the vaudeville revue “Broadway Stars of the Future.” The song and dance team also appeared in the Broadway musical revue “Flying Colors,” in which they introduced “A Shine on Your Shoes.” They were featured in the 1934 edition of “Ziegfeld Follies,” in which they sang “I Like the Likes of You.” Vilma Ebsen and sister Helga started the Ebsen School of Dancing in 1943, focusing on ballet and tap dancing for children. It operated until the mid-1990s. “It really became her life,” son Robert Dolan said. “She’s got adoring students that go back for decades.” Vilma’s brother Buddy died in 2003. “She absolutely adored Buddy,” her son said. Dolan said his mother had a fabulous sense of humor and “was telling jokes the week before she died. Could she tell stories. They got better over the years and the last 10 years were the best.” One of Dolan’s favorite jokes was one his mom made up and sold to a comic for $50, he said. “My mom said, `If I ever have an out-of-body experience, I’m not going back. I’m going into Shirley MacLaine’s because she’s never there.” Besides her two sons, Ebsen is survived by two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Her sons said a memorial celebration for family and friends will be held later. Instead of flowers, the family asked that donations in Ebsen’s name be made to the Music Center Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, where money will go to fund children’s dance education.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They came to Hollywood the following year to appear in the 1935 MGM movie musical “Broadway Melody of 1936,” in which the Ebsens introduced “Sing Before Breakfast” on a brownstone rooftop with Eleanor Powell. They also performed “On a Sunday Afternoon” and danced in the big “Broadway Rhythm” finale. It was her only movie appearance. Buddy Ebsen went on to appear in other movies and Vilma returned to New York where husband Robert Emmett Dolan was a Broadway conductor. She appeared in the musical comedy “Between the Devil,” which ran on Broadway from 1937 to 1938. Vilma and her husband moved to Pacific Palisades in 1941 with their toddler son Robert. Dolan, who became a seven-time Academy Award-nominated film composer, and Ebsen later divorced. In 1948, she married tennis player Stanley Briggs and the couple had a a son, Michael.