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Canucks sign Brock Boeser: Burnsville, MN native arrives in St. Paul

Boeser will play first NHL game today against Wild in front of hometown family and friends nhl.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

L.A. Story (audio)

In this week's episode of Biscuits, the Vice Sports hockey podcast:- Dave and I try to fix the Kings, but can't, because they may not be fixable- The Rangers can't win at home- The Olympics debates drags on, and on, and on...- Fond memories of the... downgoesbrown.com

Rangers’ now-healthy defense presents interesting dilemma

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — This is shaping up as the most challenging decision of Alain Vigneault’s four-year tenure in New York, for now that the Rangers’ seven core defensemen are ready to go, the coach is going to be charged with sitting out one of them... nypost.com

Benn, Stars work faceoff play to perfection

You won't see a much better face off play than this one. #SJSvsDAL pic.twitter.com/xVFLzVOyA6— NHL (@NHL) March 25, 2017Now that's how you work a faceoff. Cody Eakin, Ales Hemsky, and Jamie Benn worked a beautiful tic-tac-toe off an offensive zone... thescore.com

Ducks down Jets 3-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks had the look of experienced, cold-blooded Stanley Cup contenders Friday night. The Winnipeg Jets, battered and depleted by multiple injuries on their blue-line, looked the part of an also ran, dropping a 3-1... winnipegfreepress.com

Significant injuries derail playoff hopes around NHL

There's plenty of knocking on wood this time of year around the NHL as teams hope to avoid injuries that could damage their playoff hopes. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost Steven Stamkos for four months - and counting - and now Tyler Johnson. The Florida... us.rd.yahoo.com

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders' run to the playoffs. Halak, after spending time in the American Hockey League, won for the first time since December when John Tavares scored in the... us.rd.yahoo.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Women's national hockey team pay argument doesn't hold up

I hate writing this because I am a fan and proponent of women’s sports. Still, I cannot side with the players in their demands that USA Hockey pay them an annual salary of $68,000, plus child care, maternity leave and other benefits. philly.com

Kane, Crawford lift Blackhawks over Stars 3-2 in Shoot Out

The Blackhawks weren't at their best, but marquee players came through -again - to keep Western Conference-leading Chicago on a roll. Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 33rd goal in regulation and connected again in the shootout as the Blackhawks... us.rd.yahoo.com

Mike Smith nearly beheaded while allowing bizarre goal (video)

The net comes crashing down on Mike Smith.Mike Smith had just about the worst three-second span a goaltender could have. In one of the most bizarre plays of the season, Panthers forward Shawn Thornton poked in his second goal of the year while the... ca.sports.yahoo.com

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wild-Philadelphia preview

The Wild's magic number for a playoff berth is two, meaning it can clinch its fifth consecutive postseason spot with a win over the Flyers. startribune.com

Blues' Stastny listed week to week with lower-body injury

The St. Louis Blues announced forward Paul Stastny is week to week with a lower-body injury. Stastny was injured in the Blues' 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. The injury to Stastny is a blow to the Blues' center depth with... us.rd.yahoo.com

Kadri hits 30 goals, makes history with Matthews

Even falling @43_Kadri puts the puck in. #TMLtalk pic.twitter.com/9AnanDejDp— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 23, 2017After 36 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs once again boast two 30-goal centers.Nazem Kadri hit the benchmark for the first... thescore.com

Mike Babcock admits actual human flaw in Leafs' penalty box goof

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is, as you know, the smartest coach in the NHL, or at least that’s what he’d tell you. He’s a master tactician. He has a post-grad degree in sports psychology from McGill University. He invented Post-Its, or at... ca.sports.yahoo.com

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NCAA: Minnesota - Northeast Regional Preview vs Notre Dame

The Gopher Hockey team will look to get back ... We’ve spent 52 weeks getting ready for this opportunity.” Minnesota has now qualified for the … thedailygopher.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3/25/2017 8:13 AM

NCAA: Terriers beat UND in double overtime thriller

"That's been the story of our season," UND senior captain Gage Ausmus said. "Kind of outplaying teams and deserving wins. It happens. There's nothing we can do about it now. I just hope for the guys coming back next year to put it together and play... grandforksherald.com

NCHC: MILLER - An unjust ending for the Fighting Hawks

The UND men's hockey team lost to Boston University 4-3 in double overtime in the NCAA tournament on Friday, and the Fighting Hawks took their fans through the most grueling of emotional roller coasters. grandforksherald.com

BIG10: How Penn State hockey roared

The Union College Dutchmen, who won a national championship in men’s hockey in 2014 and are pursuing another one this year, needed 16 seasons after moving to … dailygazette.com

NCAA: Miska's Turn to Be Hero

The Ohio State University was literally a wrist shot away from pulling off the biggest upset of the NCAA hockey tournament thus far.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, but fortunately for Minnesota-Duluth, that wrist belonged to Bulldogs freshman... collegehockeynews.com

NCAA: Preview - Gophers vs. Notre Dame

The Gophers enter the tournament with a 2-2-1 record in their past five games, including a double-overtime loss to Penn State last Friday in the … startribune.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

BIG10: The Gophers' path to the Frozen Four

The Gopher men’s hockey team is two wins away from the Frozen Four ... The Gophers will be joined by Notre Dame, Massachusetts-Lowell and Cornell University. When you’re a top seed, it’s easy to look ahead but … 1500espn.com

3/24/2017 6:42 AM

Hockey East: Beaten but never broken

LOWELL — Here they are again. After winning their third Hockey East championship in five years (making the title game all five of those years) … eagletribune.com

NCAA: preview - West Regional

No. 1 Minnesota Duluth vs. No. 4 Ohio State What: NCAA regional semifinal When: 5:30 p.m. Friday Where: Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. Records: Minnesota... duluthnewstribune.com

3/24/2017 6:41 AM

NCHC: Friday Morning Reading

FARGO — For the second straight year, UND will play in the very first NCAA tournament game. Last season, it dropped the puck on the tournament in Cincinnati against Northeastern. This year, it will kick things off in what promises to be a crazy... undhockey.areavoices.com

WCHA: Michigan Tech Hockey off to tourney

CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech's Hockey team is on their way to the NCAA Hockey Tournament. They're playing Denver Saturday in Cincinnatti. The last time Michigan Tech's hockey team hit the ice, they … uppermichiganssource.com

NCAA: Commentary - Keeping Providence Home Was Right Call

The NCAA tournament starts Friday.In case you haven't heard, Providence, a No. 4 seed, gets to play its NCAA tournament opener in its hometown. If the Friars defeat No. 1 seed Harvard, they get to play in Providence for the right to advance to a... collegehockeynews.com

NCAA: Midwest Regional Preview

Denver and Michigan Tech kick things off on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. ET ... This year, after putting the rest of the college hockey world on … collegehockeynews.com

WCHA: Chris Nell Signs with New York Rangers

Bowling Green junior goaltender Chris Nell has signed with the New York Rangers, forgoing his final year of eligibility. OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Chris Nell.... sbncollegehockey.com

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BIG10: Postseason Release

Three Big Ten teams were selected to participate in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, with Minnesota, Ohio State … bigten.org

NCAA: Teams Arrive In Fargo

All of the teams arrived in Fargo on Wednesday — even UND. Although the Fighting Hawks easily could travel down before practice on Thursday, they stuck to their normal NCAA regional routine. They took a bus just before dinner time... undhockey.areavoices.com

WCHA: Ex-BGSU standout signs with Flyers

Bowling Green State University hockey standout Mark Friedman signed a contract Tuesday with the Philadelphia Flyers. Friedman has been one of the top defensemen in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in his … bcsn.tv

WCHA: Flanagan, Huntebrinker turn pro

Minnesota State defenseman and Sean Flanagan and forward Michael Huntebrinker, who just wrapped up their college careers, have turned pro, both signing with the ECHL's Reading Royals.They were part of a senior class that won 98 games at MSU as well... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

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USHL: Brind'Amour Tallies First league Goal; U17s fall to Bloomington, 3-1

At 13:03 of the third period Skyler Brind’Amour (Raleigh, N.C.) put home a K’Andre Miller (Hopkins, Minn.) shot to put the U17s on the board. Trevor Janicke (Maple Grove, Minn.) also picked up an assist on the goal. usahockey.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

USHL: Fighting Saints knock off Chicago

The Dubuque Fighting Saints took a step closer to a seventh straight USHL playoff berth with a 3-1 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading … telegraphherald.com

USHL: Sioux City tops Waterloo, 6-3

SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City scored twice in each period as the Musketeers pulled away from the Waterloo Black Hawks to pull out a big 6-3 victory Friday in United States Hockey League action at the Tyson Events Center. … wcfcourier.com

USHL: Stampede Top Capitols in Shootout

Sioux Falls, SD-Less than week after falling in a shootout at Madison, the Stampede gave the Capitols a taste of their own medicine with a 3-2 shootou... - USHL Sioux Falls Stampede oursportscentral.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

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USHL: Veteran defenseman Ryczek shining for Black Hawks

WATERLOO — Jake Ryczek sees himself as a hybrid-type defenseman — solid on defense, but also a player who packs an offensive punch from the blue line. If you ask him, he will say his favorite players are Duncan … wcfcourier.com

3/24/2017 6:13 AM

USHL: Alumni Collect NCAA Awards

USHL alumni were heavily represented throughout the country when college hockey announced end of season awards and national finalists. Listed below are the awards, players and the last USHL team they played for. ushl.com

USHL: Stampede Blast Bucs on Home Ice

Sioux Falls, SD-Josh Passolt scored twice while Khristian Acosta tallied a goal and three assists as the Herd powered past the Des Moines Buccaneers 5... - USHL Sioux Falls Stampede oursportscentral.com

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

3/23/2017 7:15 AM

USHL: Big numbers for Mittelstadt after heartbreak

Casey Mittelstadt returned to the USHL with a statement last weekend, tallying six points and plus-two rating in three games for the Green Bay Gamblers. On Monday he was named the league's Player of the Week. The … startribune.com

USHL: Buccaneers Fall to Sioux Falls 5-2

The Des Moines Buccaneers fell behind in the first period and were never able to draw even as they were defeated by the Sioux Falls Stampede 5-2 Tuesd... - USHL Des Moines Buccaneers oursportscentral.com

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AHL: Frk Scores Twice as Griffins Fly by Hogs 5-3

Grand Rapids, Mich. Martin Frk snapped a 3-3 tie late in the third frame and added an empty netter as the Grand Rapids Griffins collected a 5-3 win ... - AHL Rockford IceHogs mlive.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

AHL: A-Devils’ most proficient scorer returning to team

The New Jersey Devils announced Friday that right wing Nick Lappin has been reassigned to the Albany Devils. Lappin, 24, is Albany’s most proficient scorer in terms of points per game (0.83), having put up nine points and 11 assisss in 24... blog.timesunion.com

AHL: Gulls Fall 5-1 to Condors in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The San Diego Gulls (38-16-3-2, 81 pts.) saw its four-game win streak come to an end in a 5-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors (2... - AHL San Diego Gulls oursportscentral.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

ECHL: Royals Drop Third in a Row, 5-1 to Manchester

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals (loss, 36-24-2-276) of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, were defeated by the Manchester Monarchs (win, 33-20-7-477), 5-1, at Santander … oursportscentral.com

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

3/23/2017 7:01 AM

ECHL: Mavericks get crucial win in OT

With the win the Mavericks jump over Utah into fifth place in the ECHL's Mountain Division with 66 points. Alaska is in fourth place with 70 … examiner.net

AHL: A-Devils can’t find offense in fourth consecutive loss

ALBANY — The Albany Devils were held to one goal or less for a fourth consecutive game Wednesday night and suffered their fourth consecutive loss, 3-1 to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in front of 1,817 at Times Union Center. The Devils appeared... blog.timesunion.com

AHL: Late Goal Dooms Wild in Loss to Checkers

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Iowa Wild (30-26-6-2, 68 points) were defeated by the Charlotte Checkers (32-27-4-0, 68 points) 3-2 on Tuesday night in front of 4... - AHL Iowa Wild oursportscentral.com

AHL: Phantoms Slip by IceCaps 3-2 in Shootout

ST. JOHN'S, NL - The St. John's IceCaps fell 3-2 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in a four-round shootout on Wednesday night at Mile One Centre.The ... - AHL St. John's IceCaps oursportscentral.com

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KHL: Sergei’s century helps Metallurg forge ahead. Playoff, March 24, 2017

Sergei Mozyakin’s season to remember continued with an overtime winner as he brought up three figures for the season. Metallurg’s captain took his 2016-17 points tally to 101 with a goal and an assist as the defending champion came from behind to... en.khl.ru

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pyeongchang: This will all end in tears

In the Friday Grab Bag: - Debating the NHL's Olympics participation- Why the "teams should pick their playoff opponents" idea would never work- Celebrating the Avs/Wings rivalry with an obscure player pick- The week's three stars of comedy- The... downgoesbrown.com

NLA: EV Zug's Johan Morant fined CHF 900.-

The incident occurred during the game on March 21 against HC Davos. Footage of the incident can be watched here. As per league policy, the feigning of injuries, fouls or dangerous actions is deemed unfair and will not be tolerated in the game of hockey. swisshockeynews.ch

SHL player goes flying after delivering devastating hit (video)

Fabian Gunnarsson goes for a ride after hitting Leksands defender Alexander Ytterell. There’s plenty at stake in the Swedish Hockey League qualification series between Leksands and Mora. Leksands, who finished last in the SHL, are fighting to stay in... ca.sports.yahoo.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Blake McCaughey

UK: Nine-year-old boy facing heart surgery wins ice hockey award

A nine-year-old boy who is set for open heart surgery in London in May has been named Elite League player of the week. Blake McCaughey was credited with the Giants' third goal in their 5-3 home defeat by Sheffield Steelers after an extra goal was awarded. bbc.com

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

KHL: Russian league 2016-17 Conference Finals Preview (video)

Here we are with only four teams still standing in the KHL’s Gagarin Cup Playoffs! The Conference Finals get underway on Thursday (West Conference) and Friday (East), so read on for a bit a preview and some predictions. WEST CONFERENCE: (2) SKA... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

september

Back to EBEL

ZAGREB – Croatia’s leading hockey club, Medvescak Zagreb, is set to compete in Austria’s cross-border EBEL next season after four campaigns in the KHL. khl.hr

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MN H.S.: The 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 10

An early look at next season's Class 2A contenders mnhockeyhub.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

PA H.S.: Peters Township wins hockey title

Peters Township did not win a regular-season game against the three opponents it faced in the PIHL Class 3A playoffs. That didn’t matter. The Indians took care of business when it counted the most. post-gazette.com

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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