First Liners

Wheeler’s Career Finally Taking Flight
There was a time that Blake Wheeler didn’t “think about what life may be like, even with the prospect of a lucrative professional career on the horizon.” He was more concerned about...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 16:31
Faulk Has Drive For Stardom
The backyard rink at the Wilcox house measures roughly 40 feet by 20, and was the daily hangout for neighborhood kids. While the majority of players come and go, called home for supper or other...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 16:37
Tenacious Teen Has Her Sights Set On An Olympic Dream
When it comes to hockey, Courtney Burke is nothing if not focused. At 13 years old, the New York native went from being within earshot of her family in the house in Albany to being more than 1,200...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 17:48
Bloodlines Run Deep For Badgers Blueliner Ramage
Year after year, it was as much a part of the Thanksgiving festivities as turkey and cranberry sauce. He sat on the couch watching football and around the table enjoying Thanksgiving dinner alongside...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 17:46
Gerbe Doesn't Need Starring Role to Attract Attention
Nathan Gerbe might not exactly be a household name, but thanks to some unexpected exposure on prime-time television, the Buffalo Sabres left-winger has gained a small measure of notoriety away from...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:33
Jones Creating A Texas-Sized Shadow With U.S. Program
Seth Jones is used to being known as “the hockey-playing son of a former NBA player.” He’s also used to getting asked about it a lot. Seth Jones | #4 Position: DefensemanShoots...
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 16:58
Amanda Kessel Keeping Up With Family Tradition
Ten years ago Amanda Kessel woke to the sound of doors banging on their hinges and the smell of Pop-Tarts smoldering in the toaster. The family was dashing out the door, no time for a full meal, in a...
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:29
Howard Goes From Maine Man To Mainstay In Detroit Net
These are the salad days for Jimmy Howard. Literally.        Now that he’s on top of the hockey world as the undisputed No. 1 goaltender of one of the NHL’s...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 13:28
Yandle Handling Life In The NHL Limelight
  Nestled in the heart of the Arizona desert sits a patch of ice that is home to the Phoenix Coyotes. Keith Yandle | #3 Position: DefenseShoots: LeftHeight: 6-foot-1 Weight: 195 pounds...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 13:34
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together In Marchant Household
Walk through Todd Marchant’s California home and you’re likely to find more hockey equipment than beach gear kicking around. With three Junior Duck players joining one of the mightiest...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 14:32
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