First Liners

Jonathon Blum had never seen anything like it. There were fan zones and roller hockey rinks scattered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles as the anticipation for the NHL’s 2012...
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 13:14
First Liners
Take away the game-winning goal she scored against Canada this summer, her appearance in a National Championship title game and an obviously bright future in the game, and Jincy Dunne would still not...
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 14:21
It took only three seconds into Tyler Biggs’ first on-ice session with champion figure skater and Toronto Maple Leafs skating consultant Barb Underhill this summer to pinpoint an area of...
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:32
First Liners
He’s only been a full-time NHL defenseman for two seasons, but Kevin Shattenkirk is definitely a vital cog in the improving St. Louis Blues’ machine. “I think last year was a big...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 15:47
Day With Cup A Crowning Jewel For Kings’ Defenseman
After the whirlwind week that followed the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory, who could blame Alec Martinez if he wants something a little more low key for his day with the Cup. That...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 14:57
Vitale Enjoying Life In The Middle Of The Action
As a diehard St. Louis Blues fan, Joe Vitale witnessed the start of many NHL games at the Kiel Center. But as fate would have it, seldom did he make it to the end. That’s just the way it is...
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 16:15
Wheeler’s Career Finally Taking Flight
There was a time that Blake Wheeler didn’t “think about what life may be like, even with the prospect of a lucrative professional career on the horizon.” He was more concerned about...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 15:31
Faulk Has Drive For Stardom
The backyard rink at the Wilcox house measures roughly 40 feet by 20, and was the daily hangout for neighborhood kids. While the majority of players come and go, called home for supper or other...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 15:37
Tenacious Teen Has Her Sights Set On An Olympic Dream
When it comes to hockey, Courtney Burke is nothing if not focused. At 13 years old, the New York native went from being within earshot of her family in the house in Albany to being more than 1,200...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 16:48
Bloodlines Run Deep For Badgers Blueliner Ramage
Year after year, it was as much a part of the Thanksgiving festivities as turkey and cranberry sauce. He sat on the couch watching football and around the table enjoying Thanksgiving dinner alongside...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 16:46
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