April 12, 2013 |
MATT MANDES is experiencing one of those go-figure springs. He played some shaky baseball when the weather was cold, then emerged as the ultimate hero on an early April day with outrageously warm temperatures. The 5-9, 175-pound Mandes, a junior and lefty swinger, serves Archbishop Wood High as the second baseman and leadoff hitter. His other sport - and he's the only diamond Viking who plays this - is ice hockey, and this past winter, skating at center, he finished second on the team in scoring.
March 7, 2013
Ice Hockey FLYERS CUP CLASS A West Chester East 3, Downingtown West 2 (OT) West Chester Rustin 5, Moorestown 1 FLYERS CUP CLASS AA Wilson 3, Souderton 1 Parkland 3, Abington 1 Ice Hockey FLYERS CUP CLASS A NONLEAGUE Garnet Valley vs. Upper Moreland at Warwick Ice Arena, 8:30 Unionville vs. Archbishop Wood at Bucks County Ice Rink, 8:30 FLYERS CUP CLASS AA Central Bucks East vs. Central Bucks South at...
January 18, 2013 |
Penn State, competing in men's ice hockey at a major-college level for the first time in 66 years, makes its debut at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night against Vermont in the inaugural Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. Faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. The start time was pushed back one hour because of the Flyers' NHL season opener in the afternoon against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Nittany Lions (8-12-0), who last played Division I hockey in the 1946-47 season, are competing as an independent this season and will begin play in the Big Ten next season.
January 8, 2013 |
Three members of the Neumann men's ice hockey team received ECAC West weekly honors. Sophomore Chris Bournazos was the player of the week, junior Braely Torris was named goalie of the week, and freshman Brandon Gagne earned a spot on the honor roll. Bournazos had two goals in the Northfield Bank Tournament championship game and was named MVP as Neumann handed No. 1 Norwich its first loss of the season. Torris made 34 saves and picked up his first win against Norwich. Gagne had two assists as Neumann went 2-0 in the tournament.
January 6, 2013
The United States won the world junior ice hockey championship on Saturday after Rocco Grimaldi scored twice and Vince Trocheck added an empty-netter to clinch a 3-1 win over defending champion Sweden in the gold-medal final in Ufa, Russia. American goalie John Gibson made 26 saves for the victory and was the MVP of the tournament. Valeri Nichushkin scored an overtime winner to give Russia a 6-5 victory over Canada in the bronze-medal match. CYCLING: Countering a New York Times report on Friday, Lance Armstrong 's attorney said that the cyclist hasn't reached out to the USADA about admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
December 30, 2012
Heather Richardson dominated the U.S. Long Track Championships in Kearns, Utah, for the second day in a row Saturday, setting a national record in winning the 1,000 meters and wrapping up the speedskating sprint title. Her time of 1 minute, 13.52 seconds at the Utah Olympic Oval broke Olympian Chris Witty 's old mark of 1:13.83 set in 2002. Olympian Shani Davis won the men's 1,000. ICE HOCKEY: Boston College coach Jerry York became the NCAA hockey career victory leader, directing the top-ranked Eagles to a 5-3 win over Alabama-Huntsville in the Mariucci Classic.
November 11, 2012 |
John Hargrove noticed that his grandson had been acting strangely for the last few months. Rodney Hargrove, the 11-year-old in question, actually can't wait to get to his homework these days. What's going on? Since Rodney signed on to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation program, it seems that he can't get enough of the ice. "The program has taught him a sense of discipline that I hadn't seen from him before," said John Hargrove, of West Oak Lane. "Now he comes home from school and gets all of his homework done right away because he wants to get to hockey practice.
November 9, 2012 |
Seventh-seeded La Salle gave No. 2 St. Louis a battle before falling, 3-1 to the Billikens in an Atlantic Ten Conference men's soccer quarterfinal Thursday in Charlotte, N.C. The Explorers tied the score at 1 in the 79th minute on Jason Plumhoff's team-leading seventh goal of the season, but two St. Louis goals with less than five minutes remaining gave the Billikens a berth in the semis. La Salle ended its season 10-7-3. St. Louis is 14-4. For the first 89 minutes, No. 5 Temple kept pace with No. 4 Virginia Commonwealth in another A-10 quarterfinal at Charlotte's Transamerica Field.
September 22, 2012 |
Fans will have the chance to get their first glimpse of Penn State's first NCAA Division I ice hockey team when it hosts a "Midnight Ice Breaker" practice the night of Penn State's annual homecoming parade on Oct. 5. The event, which will be held at Greenberg Ice Pavilion, will be open to the public and free of charge. Doors will open at 11 p.m. Practice will run from midnight until 1 a.m. Following practice, fans are welcome to join the team on the ice for a free public skate. Fans who have their own skates are encouraged to bring them.
May 31, 2012 |
Shane Rafter misses the hitting of ice hockey. But the Moorestown High School junior has found another outlet for his aggressive style of play as a tenacious, two-way lineman in football. Rafter has become the first recruit in the class of 2013 to commit to Temple on a football scholarship. "He plays with an edge, which is good," Moorestown coach Russ Horton said. The 6-foot-5, 288-pound Rafter, who made his commitment Tuesday, also had offers from Bowling Green and Old Dominion.