First Liners

Switching Things Up Keeps Players Interested And Engaged
This is the time of year when the days get shorter and the temperatures drop. The hockey season is in full swing and it sometimes feels like there's no end in sight. It can be hard to keep the energy...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:35
First Liners
The spirit of St. Louis was on display at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Gateway City was well represented on Team USA's gold-medal winning roster. Clayton Keller and Luke Kunin helped...
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:07
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As a kid growing up in Burnsville, Minn., J.T. Brown watched his father play professional football and idolized basketball star Michael Jordan. But despite these outside sporting interests, Brown has...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:59
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  It was almost New Year's Eve, and Zach Werenski is playing a key role on the hottest team in the NHL. But he is also a 19-year-old kid who one year earlier was wearing a Team USA sweater at...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:36
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As a kid growing up near Denver, Troy Terry had a rinkside seat to watch the University of Denver hockey team win back-to-back national championships. His family had season tickets and often made the...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 16:19
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    While others were dressing up in costumes and hitting the streets to celebrate Halloween, Arizona Coyotes rookie center Christian Dvorak was on the road to the minors. After going...
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:04
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As an undersized player at USA Hockey’s Boys Select 15 Camp, Ryan Fitzgerald was at a crossroads in his hockey career. He felt that his physical attributes were preventing him from being...
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:43
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It’s easy to spot Patrick Maroon on the ice, especially when the Edmonton Oilers power forward parks his sturdy 6-foot-3 frame in front of an opposing crease. His willingness to go into the...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:48
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It would be an understatement to say that Shayne Gostisbehere’s first season in the NHL was a doozy. In mid-November, the Philadelphia Flyers called up the 23-year-old defenseman from its AHL...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:40
Every NHL season brings its fair share of surprises, and one of the biggest this past year was the rise of Vincent Trocheck. After being drafted in 2011 by the Florida Panthers, Trocheck spent time...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 14:57
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