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There Are A Million Stories On Every Bench And In Every Locker Room At Every Rink At USA Hockey’s National Championships
USA Hockey’s National Championship week has always been a family affair, not just for the nuclear family but for the extended hockey family as well. It is an annual rite of passage where the...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:21
Resilient Americans Lay Claim To Third Straight Under-18 Title
Adversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, so does resiliency. Sometimes it shows up in the words of an impassioned speech. Other times it appears in the form of a heroic deed. And more...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 10:41
With So Many Gadgets To Occupy Their Time, Are Today’s Players Out Of Touch With Their Teammates?
At a time when every aspect of life seems to be sanitized, personalized, computerized and compartmentalized, some worry that the use of modern gadgets is taking away from what makes team sports so...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 14:39
No longer content to watch from the sidelines, hockey moms are getting in on the fun
It’s the type of summer day that people dream about to make it through the harsh Minnesota winters. A slow but steady stream of SUVs and minivans turn up the road that leads to the Thaler...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 14:32
Watching Hockey In HD Is The Next Best Thing To Being There
There were some NHL highlights playing on a large screen television at a local Best Buy store, and it was grabbing everyone’s attention. Goalie fights often do that. This one was a scuffle...
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 13:38
Erik Johnson Gets On The Job Training In First NHL Camp
After watching Erik Johnson compete in a preseason rookie tournament in Traverse City, Mich., one NHL scout described him as “a man among boys.” On Sept. 13, the day the St. Louis Blues...
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 13:11
Parents, coaches and players need to remember that refs are people too
What is it about a hockey rink that can turn a rational individual into a raving lunatic at the drop of a hockey puck? Adults who lead sane and normal lives seem to undergo a “Jekyll and Hyde...
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:41
Cash Registers Ring As Pond Hockey Players Take Over Eagle River, Wis.
As the tiny hamlet of Eagle River sits under a blanket of ice, snow and frigid temperatures through the harsh Wisconsin winter months, locals hunker down and wait for warmer weather to bring...
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 15:43
Rinks Around The Country Open Doors To Allow Kids To Try Hockey For Free
From the time the sun peaked above the sandy dunes of Cape Cod until it set over the shores of Hawaii, more than 6,000 kids laced up a pair of skates, grabbed a stick and gave hockey a try. Some...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 15:13
Youth Hockey Is Busting At The Seams Thanks To Energetic And Passionate Hockey Director
There are two things you’re sure to find when you enter the front door of the Cool Sports Icearium rink in Knoxville, Tenn. One is the color orange of the hometown University of Tennessee...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 15:03
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