First Liners

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 - 15:19
First Liners
    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 - 10:04
First Liners
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 - 10:43
First Liners
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 - 10:48
First Liners
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 - 08:40
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 - 13:57
Plenty of pressure comes with the weight of being perfect. That’s something that Boston College goaltender Katie Burt knows all too well. After going on a stunning 40-0 run, the Boston College...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:05
On his way to work in the heart of Washington, D.C., Capitals defense-man Nate Schmidt drives past several notable monuments honoring brave Americans who have fought for their country. When he gets...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 15:33
  Being a top-10 draft pick may seem like the culmination of a lifelong dream, but any hockey player will tell you it’s only the first step on a long NHL journey. For Jack Skille, the...
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 15:03
Home for Scott Darling was wherever he lugged his three duffel bags and the 47-inch television he had purchased on clearance at Best Buy. Darling had simplified his life to those possessions out of...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 16:25
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