The tournament began Friday, with the local club defeating Prince George 1-0, thanks to the lone goal kicked in by Cam Close.Saturday, the team faced some adversary, suffering an unfortunate 4-1 loss to another Prince George team, with Paul Greschner scoring the only goal for the Northern Strikers.The loss seemed to motivate the boys, who came out as a team on a mission their following game, beating host Quesnel 3-1. Close and Greschner each scored in the victory, along with Ty Hollingshead.- Advertisement -It was a big win for the team, as the victory earned them a spot in the gold medal game, to face non other than the Prince George team that handed the Northern Strikers their only defeat of the tournament.It was a different story in the gold medal re-match, as the taste of defeat seemed to motivated the Northern Strikers. The team played exceptionally well, earning a gold-medal shut out in the process and winning by a score of 4-0.Along with the forwards and defence, the Northern Striker’s goalies, Sam Barrette and Gage Atkins both had stellar performances in the gold-medal-winning tournament.Advertisement
Stay Green Inc., a Santa Clarita landscape contracting firm, has recently appointed Michael Caruso as its account manager for Los Angeles County. Caruso will operate out of SGI’s L.A. branch office located in North Hollywood. Caruso’s duties include serving existing accounts, including meetings with property managers and owners, “walk-throughs” of properties, identifying and resolving client issues, directing landscape upgrades and enhancements, and managing the SGI crews that work in the region. Involved in the landscape business for the last 20 years in various parts of the country, including the East Coast and San Francisco, Caruso has grown to prefer the warm Southern California weather. A previous employer in the Bay Area, who happens to be a friend of SGI President Richard Angelo, referred him to SGI. Caruso is also experienced in water and energy conservation, which should result in major cost savings for his SGI clients. “As an account manager, I will always be on the front line of the company’s activities,” Caruso said. “I enjoy dealing with clients directly, ascertaining their needs and meeting those needs in a way that makes them happy and our company look good.” Regarding his goals for the position, the conservation-minded Caruso commented: “Our accounts in this region are spread out in a very large area. I am going to work to see that the gaps between clients are filled in with new customers. This will bring more efficiency to our crews and our workday.” SGI’s Financial Controller Chris Angelo welcomed Caruso to the Stay Green family. “Mike Caruso is an excellent communicator, a big-picture person and an experienced salesman,” Angelo said. “He will make an excellent addition to our growing L.A. County team.” The announcer-voiced Caruso has quite an interesting set of hobbies that include surfing, brewing his own beer, cooking, doing light gardening, and growing carnivorous plants. Can you say “Little Shop of Horrors”? He is newly married and lives in Redondo Beach. Stay Green Inc. is a family-owned landscape service firm providing landscape maintenance, tree and plant health care services in Southern California and just celebrated its 36th anniversary in business. President Richard Angelo is a past state president of CLCA and is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and well-respected leaders in the landscape industry. For more information, please call (800) 858-5508 or visit www.staygreen.com. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!