May 12, 2004
SANDY Burdsall writes that she has learned "to put up with" the Phillies, Eagles and Sixers getting news coverage before the Flyers. She must realize that those are real sports played by real athletes. Hockey is just something for Canadians to do during the winter. If not for the NHL, hockey players would be in some beer league playing softball. Joseph Hammell Lewisville, Texas
May 28, 2010 |
Webster's defines superstition as "a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance or a false conception of causation. " That makes it sound as if superstitions are ridiculous rituals that we perform only because we don't know how else to affect events or other people. Balderdash! Is wearing the same underwear every time you play H-O-R-S-E silly just because you wore them the first time you shut out your fourth-grade son in the driveway?
March 30, 2002 |
Audio webcasts of the three Pennsylvania Cup championship scholastic hockey games to be played today will be available by connecting to two Web sites, according to the Flyers. The Class A championship game between Flyers Cup champion Radnor and Penguins Cup champion Serra Catholic at noon can be heard on www.nsnsports.com. The Class AA championship game between Flyers Cup champion Archbishop Carroll and Penguins Cup champion Peters Township at 2:30 can be heard on www.wjpa.
May 10, 1988
Hockey may still lack the necessary popular apppeal to get a network television contract, but the game between the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils Sunday night had no trouble making the network news. This was thanks mainly to a complex low comedy that started with the alleged assault of an official by the Devils' coach. It eventually involved everyone from a New Jersey Superior Court judge to three hastily rounded-up game officials, who initially skated onto the ice in what appeared to be green-and-yellow clown suits.
July 27, 2012
Olympic field hockey schedule At Olympic Park-Hockey Centre Sunday, July 29 Prelims (2 matches), 3:30 a.m. Prelims (2 matches), 8:45 a.m. Prelims (2 matches), 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 Prelims (2 matches), 3:30 a.m. Prelims (2 matches), 8:45 a.m. Prelims (2 matches), 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 Prelims (2 matches), 3:30 a.m. Prelims (2 matches), 8:45 a.m. Prelims (2 matches), 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 Women Prelims (2 matches), 3:30 a.m. Prelims (2 matches)
March 13, 2000 |
Comly Auctioneers on Wednesday will handle a bankruptcy auction that will enrich the lives of hockey fans, on and off the ice. "This will be a sale of quantity and quality, the liquidation of all new equipment, obtained through a store now in bankruptcy," said Dan Comly Jr. "Some lots are so arranged to appeal to dealers, like bundles of sticks or helmets by the dozen," Comly said. "But other lots are small enough to attract the attention of individuals like parents, the non-dealer buyers.
February 13, 1986 |
Joe Paul played ice hockey in the Wintersports organization and for La Salle High School 17 years ago, but even all that did not quench his thirst for participation. So Paul, a resident of Warminster, decided to help the resurrected team at William Tennent High School by taking on the coaching job. "I've been involved with hockey since I was 8 years old," Paul said. "I like the opportunities that sports give the kids to compete and I love the sport of hockey itself. I'll do almost anything I can to help the kids.
February 10, 1990 |
Dwight Maetche's first love may be lacrosse, but it's his second love that has enabled the Philadelphia Wings' goalie to be named "All-World" three times during his nine-year career in Canadian box lacrosse. "Hockey has done a lot for me," said Maetche. "I grew up in Edmonton. When the lacrosse season was over (in July), there wasn't much else to do but hockey. The puck moves faster, but it is actually less accurate than a lacrosse ball. " Maetche, 29, will start in the nets during tomorrow's 2 p.m. Spectrum matinee, when the Wings (2-0)
December 18, 2011 |
As with football, the hitting of opponents - both legally and otherwise - is seen as being part of the game in ice hockey. So it comes as no surprise that players suffer concussions, as Flyers Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger, and Brayden Schenn have this season. But head-injury experts suspect that the true number of concussions is far greater than what is reported, both in hockey and other sports, both in professional and youth leagues. And in some respects, hockey players may be at greater risk than athletes in other sports, said Douglas H. Smith, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Brain Injury and Repair.
February 5, 1986 |
With Youngblood, a new sport arrives on the American scene: Rocky hockey. It was inevitable, I suppose, that Hollywood would notice that hockey is the only major sport to slap its players on the wrist when they punch their opponents in the mouth. This condoned violence amounts to a free pass for the screenwriter. It's difficult, after all, to put a climactic punch-up in the finale when your movie is about pro bowlers, as was the case with Dreamer (1979). In 1977, George Roy Hill noticed hockey and gave us Slap Shot, a riotous comedy about life in the minor leagues starring Paul Newman as a foul-mouthed, aging jock.