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Coach Jim Plumer calls it the "turning point" in Amanda Pelkey's career. The senior forward says it was the jolt of self-confidence she needed.  After being cut from the U.S. Women's National...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 14:34
As the old adage goes, ‘Good things come to those who wait.’ For Nic Dowd — whose hockey odyssey has taken him from the Deep South to within a step from the top rung of the game...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:22
When Cal Petersen’s school day ended in sixth grade, he didn’t head home like many of his classmates.  Rather, he had a three-hour drive ahead of him. And that was just one way. Such...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 15:06
When kids reach a certain age they tend to forget things about their childhood, like the details of a hockey tournament they played in when they were 12 years old. Tommy Wingels falls into this...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:50
When kids reach a certain age they tend to forget things about their childhood, like the details of a hockey tournament they played in when they were 12 years old. Tommy Wingels falls into this...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:46
Jeremy Bracco is used to hearing it, and he doesn’t like it: “You’re too small. You aren’t strong enough. Players your size can’t withstand physical play at the next...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 15:25
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At the start of this NHL season if you asked people outside of Edmonton ‘Who is Mark Arcobello?’ chances are they would have been stumped.  Not any more.  Arcobello, a Milford,...
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:32
Unlike many of his NHL counterparts, Jason Zucker’s ice hockey career didn’t start on a frozen pond.It started on an ice sheet tucked inside a casino. Despite the unusual start to his...
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:20
Making the preliminary roster for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team was bittersweet for Anne Schleper. Bitter because it was hard to see some of her best friends not make the team, and sweet...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:47
Being a student-athlete at any school is no easy task. Between classes, practices, games and required study sessions, they can find themselves with little time to just hang out and unwind. ...
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:48
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