June 4, 2015 |
THERE'S NOTHING funny about drunk driving. But you can't help but chuckle after learning a Fargo, N.D., man was sentenced to nine days in jail yesterday after being convicted of DUI while behind the wheel of a Zamboni. No one was injured on the January night that Steven James Anderson drunkenly drove an ice-resurfacing machine at a girls' high school hockey game. According to Dana Mogck, a news anchor for Fargo's local ABC affiliate WDAY6, Anderson was weaving on the ice and crashed into the boards several times.
April 24, 2008
1 Stay out of the box. It's as obvious as making sure the Zamboni has gas, but the team that allows the fewer power plays is halfway home. 2Keep them in front of you. The Canadiens can skate, and if they turn this into too much of a track meet with odd-man rushes, it will hurt the Flyers. 3Get physical. The Flyers can't sag back and allow the Canadiens to gain the offensive zone with speed. - Ed Barkowitz
February 13, 1994 |
Strange things started happening in the Face-Off Circle ice skating rink on York Road last Sunday afternoon. Pee-wee hockey players started feeling dizzy and nauseous for no apparent reason. It was later discovered that the players were inhaling carbon monoxide gas that was hovering over the ice. "The rink has been open for 17 years, and this has never happened before," said Peter Pietrangelo, the rink's manager. "Everyone has their theory about where it (the gas) came from.
November 27, 1993 |
WHEN LOVE RODE IN, IT RODE IN ON A ZAMBONI A Zamboni machine can do more than just smooth the ice at a skating rink. It can also smooth the path of love. Just ask Christy Stubblefield, whose boyfriend staged a free Zamboni ride for her and proposed on the ice during a break in a minor league hockey game in Huntington, W.Va. "Is this the last place you expected this to happen?" Alan Gianettino, 25, asked before dropping to one knee. "Will you marry me, Christy?" She answered in the affirmative, whereupon he slipped a ring on her finger.
October 16, 2002 |
Patrick M. "Pat" Feerick, 63, of Havertown, manager of the Skatium skating rink in Havertown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill. When the Zamboni made the rounds of Haverford Township's municipal skating rink, Mr. Feerick was usually in the driver's seat. He resurfaced the ice, knowing the perfect blade position and the precise amount of water. He took care of the rink and the patrons at the Skatium for more than 25 years.
December 5, 2002
For the littlest figure skaters and hockey players, one highlight of a trip to an ice rink is the Zamboni break. Once an hour, a machine so cool even Snoopy liked to drive it emerges from a hidden corner, smooths out the ruts, and polishes the ice. But these ice-resurfacing machines pose a hidden danger. The gas and propane-powered models emit colorless, odorless carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. In high concentrations, these fumes can cause serious illnesses, especially in children.
August 11, 2005 |
John Ayres stood in the freshly painted party room in the just reopened Medford Ice Rink and said he felt right at home. "When we came here and my boys stepped on the ice for the first time, it was like stepping into family," he said. The rink, closed since late December, reopened this week with fresh ice, a new paint job, refurbished locker rooms, newly purchased refrigeration equipment, and a fleet of three used Zamboni machines - in all, about $200,000 worth of improvements.
June 4, 1997 |
Inside the CoreStates Center last night, the adjectives were flying faster than Flyers skates. The brutal thing is the Philadelphia fans weren't cursing the Detroit Red Wings - or even the enemy fans brave enough to invade Flyers territory in blood-red jerseys. They were cursing the home team. Yes, Wings fans got the typical City-of-Brotherly-Love welcome - they were elbowed, spit at, jeered at, beered at. But as some Detroit hockey fans pointed out, by game's end, Flyers fans were probably cheering more for the little Zamboni from Detroit.
January 3, 1998 |
It's one of those irritating little things that drives a coaching staff crazy. How can the Flyers be first in the NHL in penalty killing at home with a 92.3 percent (84 of 91) kill ratio, yet rank near the bottom at 84.4 percent (76 of 90) on the road? The answer wasn't that the Flyers' special-teams units were any different on the road. It was something more basic, according to assistant coach Keith Acton. "The most important thing in penalty killing is you can't be tired out there," Acton said.
October 8, 1997 |
Scottie Pippen is expected to miss at least the first two months of the season after foot surgery, a major loss for the Chicago Bulls as they go for their third straight NBA championship. The Bulls said yesterday their star forward had an outpatient operation Monday in New York. Pippen, who did not wish to discuss the surgery, injured the soft tissue of his left foot during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami. Pippen, 32, averaged 20.2 points during the season and 19.2 in the playoffs last season.