September 17, 2015 |
West Deptford's Jade Freeberg gritted her teeth as she wound up her yellow field hockey stick to shoot at the Kingsway goal. As the ball hit the back of the cage with a satisfactory smack, Freeberg felt a smile spread across her face, her stick still vibrating in her grip from the powerful shot. Freeberg's teammates swarmed in for a celebration. She was back. After a torn ACL and meniscus injury that left her sitting on the sidelines for the duration of her junior season, No. 11 was itching to be back in the game for her senior year.
September 14, 2015 |
Carly Gannon beat a defender and scored with 9 minutes, 12 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday to send Haverford High to a 3-2, come-from-behind field hockey victory at Avon Grove. Tess Horan tied the nonleague game with 15:02 remaining. In other nonleague action, Jax van der Veen had a goal and two assists to lead Agnes Irwin to a 5-0 victory at Harriton. Julianna Tornetta added two goals. Catholic Academies. Natalie McNamara scored in the second half to seal Mount St. Joseph's 1-0 home win over Merion Mercy.
September 11, 2015 |
After a 12-year hiatus, the World Cup of Hockey will return next year, and it is expected to feature more than 150 NHL players, including several Flyers. The eight-team, two-week international tourney, a joint effort by the NHL and the league's players association, will be held just before the 2016-17 NHL season and will take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The schedule was announced Wednesday, and the tournament could end as late as Oct. 1, 2016, about a week before the season starts.
August 14, 2015 |
DAVE HAKSTOL still remembers going to hockey camp growing up. A small-town kid from western Canada, he was allowed by his parents to pick one camp to go to each summer. Year after year, Hakstol attended the Clare Drake Hockey School at the University of Alberta. Yesterday morning, many years later, school was back in session. And the teacher walked into Scanlon Ice Rink at the Scanlon Recreation Center in Kensington, ready to work with a group of local kids. It wasn't quite "Dave Hakstol Hockey School," but the new Flyers head coach was the obvious attraction for the eighth- and ninth-graders of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
June 26, 2015 |
JAZMINE SMITH is paying it forward. As a child she was introduced to field hockey, a sport not traditionally played by African-Americans. She fell in love with it. Excelled at it. Got a full ride to Kutztown because of it. Smith founded Eyekonz Field Hockey and first introduced the sport to young women of color in the Philadelphia area last year. She uses a unique approach in which she does far more than teach them the game. She molds them. Mentors them. Challenges them. Her efforts haven't gone unnoticed.
June 5, 2015 |
Trina Lisko has always taken to athletics. Growing up, she tagged along with her two older brothers to play soccer until the sun set, and made sure to try everything from street hockey to water sports. But the former Bishop Eustace Prep field hockey star and alumna of Duke University, where she captained the hockey team in her senior year, did not want her athletic career to end with school. Now 37, the mother of two young children, and a physician specializing in sports medicine, the Collingswood resident recently gravitated to Parkour, an obstacle-course training regime.
April 16, 2015 |
IN OCTOBER, hockey great Gordie Howe was so debilitated by a stroke he wanted to die. "He was saying, 'Take me out back and shoot me,' " son Murray Howe told the Associated Press. "He was serious. It wasn't like a joke. I said, 'Dad, let's just see if we can help you first.' " Howe was 86 when he suffered the stroke, which caused slurred speech and loss of use of his right arm and leg. Murray, a diagnostic radiologist, and Howe's other three children, took the Hall of Famer to Mexico where he was injected with donor stem-cells.
April 13, 2015 |
THE WOMAN who managed money seized from criminals in Delaware County now has a criminal record herself after allegedly stealing the illicit funds to, among other things, buy her way into Flyers games that she later bragged about on Facebook. Mary Lynch, 48, was charged yesterday with theft, receiving stolen property, forgery, identity theft and related offenses after allegedly embezzling more than $100,000 in drug forfeiture funds while working as a financial administrator at the D.A.'s Office, officials said.
March 31, 2015 |
YOUR KID plays hockey, so you shell out a little extra and buy a quality helmet to protect his or her noggin. Good idea, right? Yes and no. Any helmet is better than none at all. But, according to a report, over a quarter of the headgear worn by hockey players don't do a good job of protecting against the risk of concussions. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reported yesterday that researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute will release their findings today after testing 32 helmets that received certification from the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC)
March 23, 2015 |
Nicholas Bohatiuk scored four goals and had an assist as Holy Ghost Prep captured the Pennsylvania Cup Class AAA ice hockey title Saturday by beating Canon-McMillan, 6-4, at Penn State. Kyle Peters rounded out the scoring for the Firebirds, netting two goals in the second period. Peters also earned an assist on Bohatiuk's final score. Pennsylvania Cup Class A Final. Brett Christie scored the go-ahead goal, and Michael Grande added two late goals to seal it as West Chester Rustin topped Mars, 5-2, to take home its second straight state championship.