Ady Cohen finds her fit for Syracuse ice hockey as 3rd-string goalie

first_imgDebra Cohen didn’t intend for her daughter Ady Cohen to play hockey. She wanted to teach Ady how to skate because it’d be a fun thing to do. Ady wasn’t even old enough to be in elementary school and she already found what she loved.Except it was on the other side of the rink.“‘I want to do that,’” Debra Cohen recalls her daughter saying when Ady Cohen saw people playing ice hockey.Ady Cohen was born in Serov, Russia in June 1998. She was adopted by Syracuse alumna Debra Cohen seven months later. The latter brought Ady Cohen to New York and then to Boynton Beach, Florida three years after that. The past stops and Debra Cohen’s influence have shaped the freshman as she settles into Syracuse’s (0-2) third-string goalie spot.Her hockey career began with playing alongside boys despite her male teammates’ doubts about her ability. Although it was nerve wracking for her mother since the boys were so much bigger, she admits in the long run it has likely helped Cohen’s play. They shot harder and played physical, but Cohen was always up for the challenge in net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn her first few years, Cohen played forward or defender. But she was enamored by what goalies wore.“I liked the equipment, that was my reason for starting (to play goalie),” Cohen said.Growing up in Florida, she was often caught cheering on the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Cohen also rooted for the Los Angeles Kings and saw a game in person during her middle school years.“One day I woke her up just like any other day getting ready for school, but then we drove to the airport and got on a plane and watched the Kings play in the playoffs in L.A.,” Debra Cohen said. “Ady even got to meet (Kings goalie) Jonathan Quick who she loves to watch.”By the time Cohen was in eighth grade, she was given the opportunity to play hockey at Gilmour Academy in Cleveland, Ohio for the next four years. She took the chance to play at an all-girls high school in the north, even after spending her eighth grade year playing on a high school team.Accompanied by her mother, Cohen moved to Cleveland and enrolled in Gilmour ready to attack the transition from playing with boys to girls for the first time.“It was a big change for me,” Cohen said. “The whole environment in Cleveland was a lot different than Florida so it took a year or two to settle in. The guys are obviously more physical so I was always getting knocked around. With the girls I saw a lot of better playing time.”Once she was at Gilmour, Cohen started to receive more attention from colleges looking to recruit her, including SU. What Syracuse’s coaching staff didn’t know, though, was that Cohen’s mother received her doctorate from Syracuse in 1996. She and Ady disagree about who first led her on to Syracuse — Ady claims she started to look at Syracuse without her mom telling her, but Debra says she guided Ady toward SU.“I thought it would be a good idea for her to visit Syracuse and she really felt Syracuse was a good fit,” Debra said. Comments Published on October 4, 2016 at 10:21 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Simone Biles sets record for most medals at gymnastics worlds

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday.It’s the 24th world championship medal for Biles, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men’s gymnast Vitaly Scherbo. Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after a near-flawless routine, opting for a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.China took silver and bronze with Liu Tingting on 14.433 and Li Shijia on 14.3, respectively.It’s the fourth victory for Biles at these world championships after team gold Tuesday, individual all-around gold Thursday and vault gold Saturday.A fifth place on uneven bars Saturday ended Biles’ chances of winning a medal in all six events, which she did last year in her comeback world championships after a sabbatical in 2017. Of her 24 career world medals, 18 are gold, against 12 of 23 for Scherbo.Earlier, Russia’s Nikita Nagornyy won the men’s vault for this third gold medal of the championships. He’s the first European man to win the vault since 2010.Nagornyy scored an average 14.966 from his two vaults, beating his friend and Russian teammate Artur Dalaloyan into second place. The bronze went to Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov.The 38-year-old Romanian Marian Dragulescu, a four-time world champion, secured qualification for his fifth Olympics by placing fourth. First Published: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST Simone Biles Sets Record For Most Medals At Gymnastics Worlds Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday. Written By COMMENT Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Vancouvers ProtoPlant produces filament used in 3D printers

first_imgAll 3-D printing starts with a computer design, which serves as a virtual blueprint. Sophisticated 3-D printers, which cost up to several million dollars apiece, spray or squirt out layers of metal, rubber and plastic to form an object.The technology is already being used to create artificial limbs and could someday be used to churn out food, too.A traditional prosthetic limb might cost tens of thousands of dollars, but 3-D printers can slash the cost to $100 or even less. This especially benefits children, who grow quickly enough that they need to be refitted frequently for new prostheses.A high school science class in Durham, N.C., is using a 3-D printer this school year to create functional prosthetic hands for three children. Each hand costs just $20 to $30 in materials, using a $2,600 printer.3-D printers have been used to help animals, too.In 2012, scientists used a 3-D printer to construct a prosthetic beak tip for a rescued bald eagle named Beauty. With a custom-printed prosthesis, the eagle was able to drink water and preen herself for the first time since being shot in the face by a poacher.The Department of Defense recently approved funding for research that could lead to 3-D-printed food. The idea is to blast dehydrated meats and vegetables into nutrient-dense concoctions that could then be reconstituted in the field. Scientists expect that technology to be available as soon as 2025.last_img read more