Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, April 9th, 2018

John Urban

Campus News:
-Huron University College, Lead Educational Partner for the Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS), is proud invite you to join 2000 youth, educators and esteemed guests at the opening ceremonies of the Summit (GSLS) today
-Dr. Barry Craig, Principal of Huron University College, is honoured to speak among many distinguished guests and will be speaking during the opening ceremonies this afternoon and during closing ceremonies on Wednesday
-This formal collaboration and strategic partnership with Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC) Inc. will feature over 40 world-class speakers, interactive workshops and peer collaboration, and Huron is very proud to be part of a such a large-scale summit that fosters leadership in our students
-Huron’s mission is to educate Leaders with Heart and partnering with an organization like YLCC helps Huron University College exemplify what Leadership with Heart means to our students and community
-People are being asked to join Huron University College, today from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the London Convention Centre for this unforgettable event

Sports:
-The London Lightning are in the driver's seat of their first round NBL - Canada playoff series against the Niagara River Lions
-Saturday night London took a commanding 2-0 series lead with a 124-98 victory with Garrett Williamson leading the Lightning with his 26 points, Royce White also scored 24 points, and Mo Bolden grabbed a double-double with 19 points, and 12 boards
-This was after the Bolts beat the River Lions Friday night 151-115
-Saturday, Niagara hit the Lightning, hard at times, not giving up the lead until well into the 3rd quarter, letting London score 80 2nd half points against them
-The Lightning will look to break out the brooms in this best of 5 series with Game #3 going down on Tuesday night at the Meridian Centre, with a 7pm jump ball start time

-It was the 2018 OHL priority selection draft on Saturday morning at Budweiser Gardens as the London Knights had their highest draft pick since they picked Bo Horvat 9th overall in 2011, as the Green and Gold had the 14th pick in this year’s draft
-The top prospect in this year’s draft was centre Quinton Byfield who was drafted by the Sudbury Wolves first overall
-Current Knight Liam Foudy’s younger brother, Jean-Luc, was also a top prospect in the draft, although it seemed as if London was going to score another duo of brothers, Windsor swooped in with the 10th pick and picked Foudy
-With the 14th pick, the London Knights selected forward Luke Evangelista from the Oakville Rangers
-Evangelista scored 41 goals in 39 games, while adding 55 assists for a total of 96 points with Oakville
-He also has good hockey bloodlines as he is the nephew of former London Knight and NHL Hall of Famer Brendan Shannahan

Weather:
-This Winter 2.0 that has taking over Spring 2018, looks like it maybe coming this week
-This afternoon will only be 3 degrees and cloudy and we do drop down to -4 overnight and may see some more flurries
-The flurries look like they’ll continue tomorrow, but we could also see a high of 6 degrees
-Then it looks like Spring weather, Wednesday looks to be around 8 degrees with a chance of showers and Thursday a few more showers with a high of 19 degrees