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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
SPORTS
March 30, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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)
NEWS
March 13, 2000 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
May 28, 2010 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
NEWS
February 13, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 21, 2011 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Conor H. O'Kane, 19, of Haddon Heights, an ice hockey standout who played on the Bishop Eustace Preparatory School varsity team and the La Salle University club team, died after collapsing at his home Saturday, Jan. 15. Doctors have suggested that the cause of death was heart-related, family members said. A final determination is pending. In high school and college, Mr. O'Kane was the team jokester everyone loved. Before games and during practices, he would enter the locker room and turn on an exaggerated Canadian accent.
SPORTS
February 10, 1990 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
SPORTS
December 18, 2011 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 2016
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation , a nonprofit that uses hockey to help teach inner-city boys and girls how to succeed in the game of life, has named Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Paul Troy , a partner at the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P., to its board. Timothy J. Abell , president of Firstrust Bank , Conshohocken, has joined its board of directors. In 2007, Abell became the first nonfamily member named president of the bank.
SPORTS
May 14, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Maybe the Flyers should start paying closer attention to a certain high school hockey team in their own backyard. Gloucester Catholic High, you see, has suddenly become an unofficial feeder program to NHL teams. Two former Gloucester Catholic stars - Johnny Gaudreau, a two-time all-star left winger with Calgary, and blossoming Ottawa right winger Buddy Robinson - took part in a meet-and-greet Thursday with about 50 of the school's hockey players. "Quite honestly, hockey is a big reason why a lot of these guys came here," Gloucester Catholic athletic director Pat Murphy said after the assembly in the school's gym. During Thursday's session, Gaudreau, whose father, Guy, coaches the Rams hockey team, and Robinson talked about their backgrounds and their different paths to the NHL before a question-and-answer period.
SPORTS
April 14, 2016 | By David Murphy, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
On an April night in 1973, a kid from Roxborough stood in front of the Spectrum and listened to a muffled roar explode through its walls. He did not go in. Could not go in, really. Hell, they couldn't even watch it on TV. They were Roxborough kids, the sons of machinists, of factory foremen, of Marine Corps vets who returned from Korea and spent the rest of their lives cobbling together a living on the ground floor of the industrial complex that enabled such entanglements. Funny how it works: You risk your life to protect the capital, you manufacture the material to construct the building, and then you stand outside and listen to the crowd.
NEWS
April 13, 2016
Bill Lyon: Snider's passion for hockey ran deep. A7. A history of the Flyers owner in 10 objects. A8. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts recalls Snider as a mentor. Business, A13. Editorial: He made hockey part of Philadelphia's identity. A16. In playoffs, the Flyers will honor him with patches on their jerseys. Sports, D1. On or off the ice, he hated to lose - even an argument. Sports, D3.
NEWS
April 13, 2016
It's as simple as this: no Ed Snider, no "Broad Street Bullies," no consecutive Stanley Cup championships, no Philadelphia hockey tradition to excite millions of Flyers fans during the National Hockey League team's nearly 50-year history. Snider, 83, died of cancer Monday at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family said. Among his mourners, count the thousands of participants in programs offered through the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which maintains hockey rinks and provides equipment and coaching to inner-city children in Philadelphia and Camden.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
Ed Snider never played hockey as a kid, never watched the game until he was well into adulthood. But the next time someone calls Johnny Gaudreau "Johnny Hockey," the next time some Rangers fan raves about Mike Richter, the next time one Philadelphia fan chides another or a member of the media for not understanding the game – their game – they do so with an unwitting nod to the man who introduced hockey to the Delaware Valley 50 years ago and who...
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
ED SNIDER as visionary also included his own mortality. When he started his youth hockey foundation in 2005, he said quite casually, "This will be my legacy. " The aim of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to serve city kids in the region. But it's more than hockey camps and skating lessons. "I just wanted to do what I could, and doing it through hockey is the most appealing thing to me," Snider once told the Daily News. "We talk about the hockey aspect of it, but these kids have to get good grades.
SPORTS
March 14, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Wayne Simmonds has blossomed into one of the league's most consistent right wingers, but if it wasn't for a trailblazer named Willie O'Ree, the Flyers forward might never have dreamed of reaching the NHL. O'Ree, who in 1958 became the NHL's first black player, made Simmonds believe at a young age that playing pro hockey was a possibility. "He had an effect on every single player of color coming into this league," Simmonds said before a recent game. "Without him, we wouldn't even be in this league . . . so there's a lot of respect I have for Mr. O'Ree.
SPORTS
February 20, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers, trying to make up ground in the wild-card race, will be fortunate to play in Montreal on Friday night and not face standout goalie Carey Price. Again. This is the third time the Flyers are meeting the Canadiens, all without Price, the league's reigning MVP. He got off to a 10-2 start this season with a 2.06 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. When Price went down with a suspected knee injury in late November, the Canadiens were 17-4-2. Since then, they are 10-23-2.
SPORTS
February 15, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
There is loyalty, and then there is loyalty. When it comes to the Flyers, Ed Weinrott and Joe Sahina fall in the latter category. No, they aren't behind-the-scenes men who were part of the ownership group that spent $2 million to bring the team to Philadelphia 50 years ago. But they took a chance on the Flyers in another way. Both are among a small group of fans who have had season tickets since the Flyers played their first game at...
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