Rob DiDiomete remembers the early days of St. Michael Catholic Secondary School, when it was located in what is now an elementary school and had athletic facilities that paled in comparison to Stratford Central and Northwestern. St. Mike's teacher Jim Hurley and principal Daniel Bishop were building a foundation, both in athletics and in the classroom, and they convinced DiDiomete to come home.
The Stratford Hockey Club lost more than $93,000 last season as a sharp drop in attendance and only two home playoff games hurt the team's bottom line. Coming off a season in which it won the Cherrey Cup, Stratford finished sixth in the Midwestern Conference in 2016-17 with a 24-23-0-3 record before losing to Kitchener in the first round of playoffs. The Warriors were an uncharacteristic 14-10-0-1 at the Allman Arena, which resulted in a 19 per cent drop in attendance.
Stratford City FC head coach Jim Grogan called it a week of highs and lows. After getting some breaks in its DaSilva Cup semifinal win last Wednesday, the Kitchener and District Soccer League men's premier squad settled for a point following Friday's scoreless draw in Owen Sound. “We had one of those nights where everything went against us,” Grogan said. “We dominated the game and had all kinds of chances and put the ball in the net twice and called back on offsides.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".