February 1, 2011 |
With another wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain bearing down on the city, Mayor Nutter acknowledged yesterday what the public knows too well: Icy conditions on a number of city streets remain, in the mayor's words, "very, very challenging. " He blamed the weather. "This was just a very unusual storm," the mayor told reporters about last week's snow-to-rain-to-snow combination. "If this were just 15 inches of nice, kind-of-fluffy snow, we wouldn't be having this conversation. " In fact, what wasn't immediately plowed quickly turned into a rock-hard, plow-resistant pack of snow and ice on many of the city's narrow streets.
May 15, 1987 |
What began as a sophomoric prank turned into one of the ugliest, most embarrassing scenes in Flyers history last night at the Montreal Forum. All those jokes about a hockey brawl before the game came true when Ed Hospodar incited a near riot by mugging Montreal's Claude Lemieux after the pregame skate. "It was awful. No excuse for it. Nobody was right," Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke said after the 10-minute free-for-all. "It shows a total lack of respect for playing in the National Hockey League.
March 29, 2002 |
Sixteen minutes. That's all the time Peter Forsberg needed to bolster the Colorado Avalanche's hopes of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. Forsberg was expected to be out for four months after surgery to repair tendons in his left foot on Jan. 10. He returned to the ice ahead of schedule yesterday, skating with injured teammate Dan Hinote at Colorado's practice facility. "It's great to be back on the ice - it's been a long time," Forsberg said. "There's been a lot of setbacks this year and I'm just happy to be on the ice again.
March 5, 1989 |
Men are men out here on the ice, but rules are rules, so Ed Gavin is careful to clean up the litter that accumulates around his fishing shanty, even if it isn't his trash. The alternative is a sure ticket from one of the fish-and-game wardens who regularly patrol this seasonal suburb a quarter-mile out from shore. "We don't even urinate on the ice," Gavin says, pointing out a half- filled gallon jug in the corner of his shanty and simultaneously puncturing an image of ice fishing as a primal male refuge.
January 11, 1991 |
Here we go again . . . Monday it was snow. Wednesday it was ice. Today it's both. And it isn't going to get much better tonight when we'll get hit with rain, wind, fog and possible flooding. Between three and six inches of snow was expected to blanket the Philadelphia area before turning to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon. It began falling in Center City shortly after 8 a.m. The city's public and parochial schools ordered 12:30 p.m. closings and dozens of suburban schools were closed.
December 17, 1990 |
Central Bucks East and Central Bucks West will meet for the first time in scholastic ice hockey at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster. "This should be a very exciting week," Central Bucks East coach Andy Richards said. "The game will be played during the time of year where a lot of college kids are home on break and will get a chance to come to the game. "I expect the place to be sold out, and that means about 500 to 600 people. It should be a real emotional game, and I really don't expect either team to dominate the action.
June 6, 2010
From: Gonzalez, John I'm trying to make sense of the series with the teams tied 2-2. Has momentum shifted in favor of the Flyers or is it just a case of home ice advantage? Well there is no doubt that the fans play a big factor in motivating the team, but let's face it: The fans are not putting the puck in the net or stopping shots. The team is playing well. They know they are only two games away from winning the Stanley Cup - they are leaving it all on the ice. It's true that the Flyers are ultimately responsible for putting the puck in the net, and it's a good thing they did that and held on to win Game 4. If they hadn't, they might have been responsible for 20,000 simultaneous cardiac arrests.
March 11, 2004
Look at the photograph to the right. Then give a good reason why Vancouver Canuck hockey star Todd Bertuzzi shouldn't be prosecuted on the toughest possible charge for viciously punching Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore and then jumping on him. The rookie Moore suffered a broken neck. This incident can't be dismissed by saying pro hockey is a tough sport, or intoning that when Moore hit a Vancouver player in a previous game, he should have expected payback. The attack on Moore is about a crime.
October 8, 2009 |
The son of NHL great Patrick Roy yesterday pleaded guilty to assault for an on-ice beating that sparked a nationwide debate in Quebec about violence in hockey. In addition to the guilty plea, Jonathan Roy offered a $5,000 check to charity. A judge granted him absolute discharge, meaning the former goalie will have no criminal record. It also allows the budding singer to pursue a musical career in the United States. Quebec court Judge Valmont Beaulieu handed down his sentence a few hours after the 20-year-old Roy surprisingly pleaded guilty as his 2-day trial was set to begin.
December 28, 1989 |
It is a nondescript building nestled between Lancaster Avenue and the railroad tracks in Paoli, and every day between October and March members of a unique club meet there to escape the winter doldrums. Welcome to the Philadelphia Curling Club, where 160 members come regularly to play a 400-year-old sport generally overlooked by Americans. This year the club, which was organized by a group of die-hard curlers from the Main Line, is marking its 32d season. It is the only place to curl in Pennsylvania.