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February 25, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Flyers and Phantoms, in conjunction with USA Hockey, will host a college hockey seminar at the Wachovia Center on Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Hockey coaches from more than 30 NCAA, ACHA, junior and prep school programs will answer questions about their teams and schools. Guest speakers will include Phantoms players, college coaches and financial-aid and college-admissions personnel. Financial-aid and college-application information will also be available. The event and parking are free and open to all high school-age boys and girls hockey players.
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October 18, 1988 | By Barry Emas, Special to The Inquirer
Joannie Quinn and Sharon Barone, a pair of former area high school field hockey standouts, are members of the varsity field hockey team at the College of William & Mary. Quinn, a graduate of Sacred Heart, is a sophomore midfielder. As of Oct. 13, Quinn had scored 2 goals and picked up 1 assist. "Joannie has matured a great deal since last year," said head coach Peel Hawthorne. "One of the biggest factors in her improved play has been her own confidence in her ability. "She's the most consistent hitter on our team.
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January 18, 2013 | BY TIM GILBERT, Daily News Staff Writer gilbert@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Nestled near the Lasch Football Building on the east side of Penn State's campus is the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, home to the men's hockey team. About a 2-minute walk away is the state-of-the-art, 200,000- square foot Pegula Ice Arena, currently under construction, where the Nittany Lions will play next season in their first year in the Big Ten. Formerly known as the Icers, the Lions are generating Frozen Four dreams in Happy Valley, which draws heavily from two hockey hotbed fan bases in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
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June 28, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NCAA yesterday awarded the finals of its Division I men's ice hockey championship, the Frozen Four, for 2007 and 2008. And Philadelphia came up empty. The city and Comcast-Spectacor, which operates the First Union Center, had been among the five finalists and had sent a delegation to NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis earlier this month to make their pitch. But the prizes went instead to St. Louis and Denver, in that order. Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor Ventures, said through a spokesman that he was disappointed by the outcome but noted that it was not unusual for a first-time bidder to have to try several times before prevailing.
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February 21, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - One month after Hobey Baker Award favorite Johnny Gaudreau netted three points against his team, the coach of the 10th-ranked team in college hockey sent the sport buzzing with his words. For Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute coach Seth Appert, his press conference wasn't a shot at Gaudreau, the Boston College star from Gloucester Catholic High. It was just his opinion. Appert couldn't help but gush about a Flyers draft pick after being torched by his Union College team twice in one weekend.
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June 29, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Four months after Portland defenseman Jordan Smith lost his left eye after he was hit by a puck, the American Hockey League became the second minor hockey league to require face protection for all players. Meeting in Hilton Head, S.C., the league's Board of Governors voted overwhelmingly yesterday to require protective visors, which are already mandatory in the ECHL. Face protection also is required for all college hockey players. Smith's injury provided the impetus for players and owners to come to together to reach an agreement, officials said.
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June 4, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia delegation will be in Indianapolis today making a pitch to host the NCAA men's hockey championship, the Frozen Four, in 2007 or 2008. The city is one of five finalists in the competition, along with Denver, Detroit, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. The event has never taken place in Philadelphia. "We believe the hockey market in this region has matured to the point that it warrants the Frozen Four coming here," said Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor Ventures, which runs the First Union Center, where the games would be played.
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February 10, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ALTHOUGH Detroit and Toronto are in different conferences now, their rivalry dates to 1927 and they have played 117 playoff games, second only to 170 between Montreal and Boston. The two Original Six foes will play in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, it was officially announced yesterday. It will be part of an outdoor showcase that also will include minor league and college hockey games at Detroit's Comerica Park. Toronto will become the first Canadian team to play in the Winter Classic when the Maple Leafs and Red Wings face off in Ann Arbor, about 45 miles west of Detroit.
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April 10, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE FROZEN FOUR is much more than a cute name. It is NCAA hockey at its best. Granted, college hockey and Philadelphia go together like cheesesteaks and warm milk, but the four remaining teams each offer their own pieces of intrigue. There's the local kid at Boston College who is hoping for one of the all-time homecomings. Fingers crossed, the Ghost of Union College will call the city of brotherly shove his home for a long time. And North Dakota and Minnesota, two of the sports' storied programs, renew their rivalry.
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January 31, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Another college hockey player was left paralyzed during a game at the same rink where a Boston University player was paralyzed from the neck down last fall. Suffolk University junior John Gilpatrick was partially paralyzed last Thursday when he hit his head on the goalpost in a game against Stonehill College at BU's Walter Brown Arena, in Boston. When didn't get up, his coaches immediately thought of Travis Roy, a Boston University freshman who was paralyzed in October after slamming headfirst into the boards just 11 seconds into his first college game.
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June 25, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia has become a big player on the national hockey stage. With the NHL draft at the Wells Fargo Center this weekend, it caps a four-year span in which the city has also hosted the Stanley Cup Finals, the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park, and the NCAA's Frozen Four. In other words, Philly has come a long way since it held a parade to welcome an NHL expansion team in 1967 and about 25 people showed up. "It's obvious we are one of the top hockey cities in America," said Larry Needle, executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, "and this is another in a long line of hockey events in the city.
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April 12, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The puck journeyed just to the left of one North Dakota defender, then another, then past the left leg pad of the goalie, inches inside the post - into Frozen Four history. Replays showed Minnesota defenseman senior Justin Holl's game-winning shorthanded goal Thursday night - "a good bounce of the puck," as the losing coach put it - crossed the line with six-tenths of a second left, propelling the Golden Gophers into the NCAA title game Saturday night with a 2-1 win over North Dakota.
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April 11, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The greatest rivalries start with this: Each participant considers the other its biggest foe. That applies Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center, when a pair of traditional college hockey powers, North Dakota and Minnesota, meet in the 8:30 nightcap of the Frozen Four doubleheader, after Union College plays Boston College. Asked to explain their far-off rivalry to locals, Minnesota coach Don Lucia mentioned the Eagles and Giants. "That's probably a good rivalry," he said. North Dakota has won seven NCAA titles.
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April 11, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
A FUNNY THING happens after the little dog earns his way to a seat at the main table. He not only knows he belongs, but also feels he has as much right to the big steak sitting there as everybody else. Of the four schools that begin the Frozen Four tournament tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, two - Minnesota of the Big Ten and Boston College of the Atlantic Coast - are members of Bowl Championship Series conferences who need no introduction. The University of North Dakota is fairly new to Division I athletics, transitioning up from Division II in 2004, but it has notoriety for being the school currently without a nickname until 2015 when it can legally replace "Fighting Sioux," which the NCAA deemed offensive to Native Americans and pressured the school to change.
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April 11, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THIS IS HOW jacked up Shayne Gostisbehere was to play at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the third period and the score was tied at two between Boston College and Gostisbehere's Union College. It was a national semifinal and at stake was a berth in tomorrow's championship game. Union was coming off a clutch 5-minute penalty kill and was on a power play when the puck came to "Ghost," which is what his teammates call him and a name that is more spell-check friendly. Gostisbehere fired such a laser that it broke the stick of teammate Daniel Ciampini.
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April 11, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE LIST WAS pared down to four names. This was in 1980, around the time of the Miracle on Ice, and Chuck Bard thought it was high time that college hockey had what college football had: a trophy to honor the best player each year. So he asked for and received the biographies of every player inducted into the Canadian and American hockey halls of fame, diligently absorbed the lives and careers of hundreds of players, and came up with an imposing list for his committee to consider naming the award.
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April 11, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
NICK MATTSON'S first memory of one of college hockey's greatest rivalries dates to when he was in fourth or fifth grade. Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard pulled a North Dakota player's jersey over his head, skated up the ice and banged in a rebound to win the game. Raised in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, Mattson was a Minnesota fan back then. As were - and are - all of his friends. But a few years later, a trip to the Golden Gophers' Mariucci Arena to see a game featuring UND's Jonathan Toews and T.J. Oshie started to change that.
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April 10, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE FROZEN FOUR is much more than a cute name. It is NCAA hockey at its best. Granted, college hockey and Philadelphia go together like cheesesteaks and warm milk, but the four remaining teams each offer their own pieces of intrigue. There's the local kid at Boston College who is hoping for one of the all-time homecomings. Fingers crossed, the Ghost of Union College will call the city of brotherly shove his home for a long time. And North Dakota and Minnesota, two of the sports' storied programs, renew their rivalry.
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April 4, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
PHILADELPHIA'S credentials as a pro hockey town were evident, but that was not the matter at hand. The group preparing this particular bid package, rather, needed to convince a five-person NCAA committee that a city without a Division I men's ice hockey program merited hosting college hockey's premier event. There had been an attempt in 2005, to no avail. But in 2010, building off the previous effort, representatives from Comcast-Spectacor and Global Spectrum, the Philadelphia Sports Congress and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference experienced success with a more defined pitch.
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April 3, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
WHEN Boston College takes the ice next week for the Frozen Four, it will not mark the first time its star forward, Johnny Gaudreau, has skated at the Wells Fargo Center. His first competitive game, sure. But to say the Carneys Point, N.J., native has never played at the Flyers' arena would be inaccurate. "I got to, when I was younger, play with the Mites on Ice in between periods," Gaudreau revealed yesterday, "but that's about all I got the chance to play in Wells Fargo. I went to a ton of games growing up, was always a big Flyers fan. So I'm excited to get back there and finally get a chance to play in the arena.
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