September 7, 2013 |
Listed alphabetically. Christina Black, Mount St. Joseph. A senior goalie and three-year starter, Black is hoping to provide stability in net for a Magic team hoping to dethrone Villa Maria atop the Catholic Academies league. She posted nine shutouts in the regular season last year. Grace Boston and Marissa Cicione, Cardinal O'Hara. The Catholic League most valuable player, Boston scored 31 goals and added 24 assists last year to help lead the Lions to a District 12 championship.
August 29, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Va. - Peter Laviolette said it finally hit him one day while he was coaching the Carolina Hurricanes. Laviolette was driving through his suburban North Carolina neighborhood, not long after the 'Canes won the Stanley Cup in 2006, when he began to notice hockey nets in driveways. And dings from puck marks covering garage doors. Laviolette, Team USA's assistant coach for February's Winter Games, is from Massachusetts. Head coach Dan Bylsma is from Michigan. USA's chief scout, Brian Burke, hails from Minnesota.
July 25, 2013
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette will serve as an assistant coach for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Tony Granato were also named to assist head coach Dan Bylsma of the Penguins. Laviolette served as the head coach of the 2006 U.S. team. Jagr to N.J. official The New Jersey Devils replaced their best player, with one of the NHL's greatest of all time.
July 3, 2013 |
FLYERS IMMORTAL Bobby Clarke blasts the puck past a helpless goalie in the 1973 metal sculpture at the Fishtown Rec Center's roller-hockey rink. After 40 years of exposure to rain, blistering heat and freezing cold, the metallic Clarke remains forever young, frozen in time. Unfortunately, the rink is not. Neglected by the city's Department of Parks and Recreation for too many years, the concrete playing surface is so veined with treacherous cracks that roller hockey gave way to foot hockey (sneakers instead of skates)
June 28, 2013 |
THE FIRST QUESTION Petr Straka gets is usually about his name. Anyone following hockey in the 1990s will remember the name Martin Straka, a former All-Star who racked up 717 points in his career. Petr Straka has the same last name - and shares the same hometown of Plzen, Czech Republic, the birthplace of pilsner beers. But the two have no relation. After signing a 3-year entry-level deal with the Flyers in April, prospect Petr Straka is trying to make a name for himself at hockey's highest level.
June 22, 2013 |
CALGARY, Alberta - Floodwaters that devastated much of southern Alberta left at least two people dead and forced officials in the western Canadian city of Calgary on Friday to order the evacuation of its entire downtown, as the waters reached the 10th row of the city's hockey arena. Overflowing rivers washed out roads and bridges, soaked homes, and turned streets into dirt-brown waterways around southern Alberta. Police also said a woman who was reported missing after she was swept with her camper into the Highwood River in the Longview area has not been found.
June 1, 2013
The 2013-14 U.S. women's national field hockey team, coached by Craig Parnham, was named Friday. The team, which features 12 Olympians and seven local players, will report to Rutgers to prepare for the International Hockey Federation's World League semifinal in London from June 22 to 30. The 18-player roster for the World Cup-qualifying event is expected to be named during the week of June 3. Here are the players on the team: Torrie Albini, Escondido,...
May 23, 2013 |
Corey Callahan was slow to embrace working with racehorses, but he's been quick to win driving them. The 35-year-old Callahan is the winningest harness racing driver in North America this year, entering Monday with 299 victories. Last month Callahan wrapped up his fourth consecutive leading driver title at Dover Downs in Delaware and he is third in the standings at Harrah's Philadelphia and fourth at the Meadowlands. Not bad for a guy who only eight years ago won his first race.
May 10, 2013 |
Television distributors are being financially compensated for missed NHL games in this season shortened by labor problems, but hockey fans and other pay-TV subscribers won't see any of it. Neither the NHL nor TV distributors disclosed the financials in what the parties are describing as rebates, citing confidentiality agreements. A Comcast Corp. executive disclosed the existence of the rebates in a conference call with Wall Street analysts last week. Comcast and Verizon Communications Inc., which operates the FiOS service, will follow industry practice and not pass those rebates on to subscribers, say officials with both companies.
May 1, 2013 |
RICKY LUCAS was sitting in a high school chemistry lab when he received an unexpected email. Lucas, a participant of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation for 4 years, learned that he had been selected to receive the 2013 NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund academic scholarship to attend Penn State in the fall. Formally announced last Wednesday during a Congressional Hockey Caucus briefing on Capitol Hill by TMCF chief financial officer Velma R. Hart and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Lucas and Donnie Shaw III, of Washington, D.C., are the first recipients to receive the scholarship.