June 24, 1999 |
Jim Worthington, owner of the Newtown Athletic Club, said he had set aside his plan for an outdoor swimming pool next to the club after realizing that ice hockey was becoming more popular and that there were not enough rinks in the area to support it. Worthington, who revealed his plans to build two ice-skating rinks on the site to township commissioners Tuesday night, said yesterday that since then his proposal had been drawing praise from people...
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.
January 26, 1987 |
Philadelphia is known for the Liberty Bell, cheesesteaks and the Mummers. It is an area known for producing basketball, football and baseball giants. It is not, however, known for home-grown hockey stars. It has been two decades since the Philadelphia Flyers joined the National Hockey League. Although many Philadelphians have embraced the Flyers, the area has not turned out any star players. No Gretzkys or Lemieuxes have come out of the area. It is a major accomplishment for a high school player to get a hockey scholarship to a Division I college.
July 15, 1990 |
Most of his friends are earning spending money with summer jobs, or spending time at the Jersey shore. But for Jamie Brown, a significant portion of his summer vacation will be spent reading. And it won't be comic books at poolside either. Brown, who just finished his sophomore year at Monsignor Bonner, recently accepted a full scholarship to the Pomfret School in Pomfret, Conn., where he will play ice hockey. "You should see the reading list. I have to read 20 books this summer," Brown said.
February 6, 2006 |
St. Augustine ice hockey coach Ralph Triboletti believes that when the Hermits suffered their first loss of the season to rival Bishop Eustace last month, his players "put too much into the game mentally. " Yet, looking toward Friday's 4:30 p.m. rematch at the Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken, the coach didn't shy away from hyping the Southern Conference Red Division clash between two of the state's top 10 teams. "It's always a big game - there's no doubt it's a huge rivalry," Triboletti said.
November 2, 2014 |
The Rowan University ice hockey team arrived at 6:30 a.m. for conditioning. While most students slept, the athletes did suicide sprints, lunges, and push-ups during an hour-long workout in the Rowan recreation center just over a week ago. It was a scene similar to any NCAA team workout, except this wasn't an NCAA team. Ice hockey is a club sport at Rowan, but don't tell that these players. "I don't think it should be classified as a club sport," said Alec Nicolai, a junior right wing.
April 29, 1991 |
The toughest decision that Monsignor Bonner coach Hugh MacDonald faced last year when fielding a lacrosse team for the first time in the school's history was finding someone to play goalie. "Goalie is the toughest position to fill because nobody likes to get hit," MacDonald said. "You have to find someone who doesn't mind getting bruises from March 1 (the first day of practice) that will stay there until May. "Because whether it's practice or a game, the goalie gets hit and bruised everywhere . . . thighs, shoulders, ribs and arms.
July 17, 2002 |
Forget the sequined costumes and the double axels. The 16 girls skating this week at Wissahickon Skating Club were more likely to have tacked up on their walls posters of Cammi Granato and her hockey skates than Michelle Kwan and her figure skates, and they had the equipment to prove it. "I'm here to play hockey," said Becky Dobson, 11, peering out from under her face mask and gripping a hockey stick as tall as she is. For Becky, who...
March 23, 2007 |
Dominic Morrone is humbled by the experience that he and his St. Augustine ice hockey teammates will have tonight at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township. The Hermits of Richland are scheduled to play St. Peter's Prep of Jersey City at 8:15 p.m. in the NJSIAA Non-Public championship game. St. Peter's Prep (20-4-3) is seeded higher at No. 3 even though St. Augustine (22-0) has no blemish on its record. Strength of schedule, which is considered to be more competitive in North Jersey, is the reason.
July 6, 2001 |
Ticket sales for an ice hockey game between Michigan State and Michigan to be played outdoors already have eclipsed the world record for the sport, Michigan State officials said yesterday. In just eight business days, 56,100 tickets have been sold for the Oct. 6 game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, a game that has been dubbed the "Cold War. " That eclipses the record of 55,000, set in 1957 in Moscow for the final of the world championships between the Soviet Union and Sweden.