First Liners

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
A rangy, north-south skater who goes to the net hunting for goals, Jimmy Hayes’ approach to hockey couldn’t be simpler. But the 6-foot-5, 215-pound winger has taken a serpentine path to...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 14:46
Suiting up for the red, white and blue in the Olympic Winter Games has always been a dream for Dani Cameranesi. And judging by how far she’s come to be where she is today, she is well on her...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 13:44
uiting up for the red, white and blue in the Olympic Winter Games has always been a dream for Dani Cameranesi. And judging by how far she’s come to be where she is today, she is well on her way...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 13:39
Craig Smith remembers his first day on the ice. It was a brisk Wisconsin morning when his dad laced up the skates in the car, carried him to the rink and gave him a small push. And he hasn’t...
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 09:23
The first time Kole Sherwood stepped foot on the ice at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, he was a 7-year-old skating in a 3-on-3 cross-ice game during an intermission of the U.S. vs. Russia...
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:50
  One minute Alex Rigsby was sitting on the end of the bench cheering on her teammates during another gold-medal battle with Canada at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship and the...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 14:58
Winning the Calder Cup and earning an invitation to the Los Angeles Kings’ training camp this summer are huge accomplishments for Vincent LoVerde. Especially since there was a time when he wasn...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:36
Eric Schierhorn had the skills and the smarts to be a top-flight goaltender even before he came to the Muskegon Lumberjacks. But once he had the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest...
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:26
The last time the Detroit Red Wings failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs, Danny DeKeyser wasn’t even born. And if he has anything to do with it, that streak will remain alive for as long as...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:08
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