December 5, 2013 |
Is there another college sport in which one area provides as much talent as the Philadelphia suburbs routinely offer up in field hockey? The National Field Hockey Coaches Association player of the year award, a relatively new honor, was announced Tuesday, and it went to Connecticut's Marie Elena Bolles, a star of the Huskies' run to the NCAA championship. As usual - as always, in fact - the association's top award went to a woman from the local suburbs. Bolles is from Phoenixville, a Villa Maria Academy graduate.
November 25, 2013 |
THE LONG HAIR may be gone, but the head underneath it appears unscathed. Scott Hartnell is still Scott Hartnell, thankfully, so sometimes the answer that comes out needs a double take or two, like the philosophies of Tigger in Winnie The Pooh. Such as this, when explaining yesterday his inability to put the puck past the goaltender for the first month of the season: "There are times things are bouncing your way and times that things are not bouncing your way," Hartnell said after Flyers practice at SkateZone in Voorhees.
November 24, 2013
Re: New-look Flyers (Nov. 22): Knew there was no way they were as bad as they had been playing earlier. There's a lot of talent on this team (something these guys had proven in the not so distant past). Hockey is about confidence and chemistry. Looks like they're plenty confident, and rolling 4 lines that click well together. No reason to think this team can't go deep into the playoffs, especially with the solid goaltending they're getting. vvvmetallicavvv, Philly.com
November 24, 2013 |
The Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pennsylvania field hockey first team: Attack / Player of the Year Moira Putsch, Notre Dame The senior standout offensive threat for the Pennsylvania Independent Schools champion, Putsch surely isn't just the best player in the area - she also is one of the best high school players in the country. Often facing double and triple teams, Putsch scored 54 goals and had 29 assists this season, accounting for almost two-thirds of Notre Dame's 135 goals.
November 22, 2013 |
THEIR ANCESTORS helped develop the game centuries ago. There have been Indians in the NHL for 60 years. But not until today will two Natives meet as head coaches in the NHL. They are First Nations men, to be precise; that is the correct nomenclature in Canada. Sabres coach Ted Nolan is an Ojibwe from Ontario. Flyers coach Craig Berube is part Cree, and from Alberta. "It's huge," Nolan said upon his arrival in Philadelphia yesterday. "The significance of it is not really what it means to me, or Craig Berube, but what it means when you think of what our ancestors went through.
November 15, 2013 |
If Gina Buggy had her way, a goal in the Episcopal Academy field hockey scorebook would be recorded something like this: "Goalie save, defender clear, across midfield, assist, goal. " A scoring play for her Churchwomen, she said, typically begins on the other end of the field. "When you call scoring, you give the direct assist, but I think for our team we recognize where that run started," said Buggy, the 28th-year Episcopal coach. "It's the defender who stepped up, cleared the ball, got it to [midfield]
November 12, 2013 |
TORONTO - It was early in the morning on Aug. 9, 1988 - usually a quiet time in the hockey world. Not so for Jay Greenberg, then the Daily News ' Flyers beat writer. Greenberg was one of the few sports writers in the world to sniff out "The Trade," which sent the greatest hockey player ever from Edmonton to Los Angeles. In fact, with the help of sources, Greenberg nearly nailed the exact specifications of the deal in that day's paper, hours before it was even consummated.
November 10, 2013 |
Five area field hockey schools will compete Saturday in the PIAA state quarterfinals, a collection of the best teams in the state. However, for four area teams, the competition will come from within Southeastern Pennsylvania. Gwynedd Mercy, the No. 3 seed from District 1, will face Archbishop Carroll, the top seed from District 12, in a local matchup in the Class AA bracket at noon at Wissahickon. Two other area teams - West Chester Henderson (No. 1 seed, District 1) and Hatboro-Horsham (No. 4)
November 6, 2013 |
After waiting an entire month to win a regular-season game, the Rancocas Valley field hockey team had to wait a few extra periods to win its second playoff game on Monday afternoon. The sixth-seeded Red Devils won on strokes, 3-1, in a Central Jersey Group 4 quarterfinal at No. 3 Jackson that stood scoreless after two overtimes. Jackson led, 1-0, after the first round of strokes., then Mal Rickerhauser made a stop and Kailey McCloskey flipped a goal into the upper left corner to tie it. Rickerhauser followed with another save and Paige Davis faked the goalie out before scoring left to make it 2-1. After Jackson's fourth shooter missed wide, Kay Lawrence's shot ricocheted off the inner left post and into the cage for the win. "It was awesome," RV coach Julie Thornton said.
October 27, 2013 |
Sophomore Sarah Yerk (Pennridge) tallied two goals and junior Jordan Martin had a goal and an assist to lead St. Joseph's (5-11 overall, 2-2 Atlantic Ten) past visiting St. Louis, 3-1, in field hockey on Friday. It was the first multigoal game for Yerk, while Martin tied her career-best with her seventh goal of the season and extended her career-high with her seventh assist. In its final home game, Temple earned a 5-1 win over Georgetown in Big East Conference action, clinching a spot in the four-team league tournament.