August 2, 2014 |
Eliza Pentz picked up her first field hockey stick about the time that most children are learning to count by twos. The Radnor teenager was 6, and her mother had played the game before her. But not all potential youth athletes have field hockey in their DNA, so the sport's governing body is taking its own steps toward early recruitment. USA Field Hockey has started a national summer-camp program aimed at growing a sport that is played in the United States mostly by females - and that competes with overseas programs that train athletes who start swinging sticks at age 3. The organization hosted the inaugural sessions of the four-day camps at five sites on the East Coast this week, including Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Montgomery County.
April 11, 2014 |
NICK MATTSON'S first memory of one of college hockey's greatest rivalries dates to when he was in fourth or fifth grade. Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard pulled a North Dakota player's jersey over his head, skated up the ice and banged in a rebound to win the game. Raised in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, Mattson was a Minnesota fan back then. As were - and are - all of his friends. But a few years later, a trip to the Golden Gophers' Mariucci Arena to see a game featuring UND's Jonathan Toews and T.J. Oshie started to change that.
February 13, 2014 |
JASON WENTZELL, who has been a Philadelphia police officer for 17 years, grew up playing roller hockey at the Fishtown Rec Rink and firmly believes it saved his life. "There's two paths to go down in this neighborhood," the lifelong Fishtowner said. "As a kid, I hung around with a rough crowd. Some of them went one way. A lot of them went the other way. "I lived two, three blocks away from the rink," Wentzell continued. "As soon as school was out, we'd go right over there. I was a lot better off playing hockey than hanging on the street corner.
October 26, 2013 |
James H. McFarlane liked playing ice hockey far more than he liked sitting in a classroom. Mr. McFarlane had four offers of "scholarships for playing ice hockey for colleges," his wife, Jeannette, said. He accepted none. "He ended up playing for a farm team to the New York Rangers," she said. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Mr. McFarlane, 84, a resident of Mount Laurel for 23 years who retired in 1984 as senior vice president of sales for Cunard Line Ltd. in New York City, died of pneumonia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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.