February 25, 2007 |
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.
August 15, 2016 |
Because of salary-cap restraints, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall didn't make a big splash in the offseason. That could change Monday, though Hextall faces difficult odds as he tries to sign gifted Harvard left winger Jimmy Vesey. Vesey, the Hobey Baker winner as collegiate hockey's top player last season, becomes an unrestricted free agent Monday, and he has many teams courting him. If the Flyers are able to sign him, he could land a spot in their top six this season.
October 18, 1988 |
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.
April 8, 2016 |
I LOVE WHAT the University of Connecticut women's basketball team did Tuesday night. Love the idea of a dynasty in any sport, the concept of unselfishness and team play, the thought of authenticating it all via a convincing, lopsided victory in the championship game. I just don't enjoy watching it. I feel bad about that, as I do about not enjoying kale. I should, I know. It will enrich my life, for sure. It's just, well, pretty dull stuff. It's nothing against women or women playing sports.
January 18, 2013 |
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.
June 28, 2003 |
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.
June 29, 2006 |
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.
June 4, 2003 |
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.
February 10, 2012 |
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.
April 10, 2014 |
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.