First Liners

A Quick Rise Up The Ranks For One Connectict Native
In a game  as fast and fluid as ice hockey, quickness is a key attribute. Especially if you’re a goaltender. For Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, his speed is not only...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 13:52
Big Apple No Longer A Mystery For Alaska Native
  Manhattan is about as far as you can get from Alaska, yet to Anchorage native and New York Rangers center Brandon Dubinsky, they’re both considered home. “It’s...
Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:30
Making Name For Himself In Hockey
Even with a famous hockey name like Eaves, there is no place for nepotism at center ice. Just ask Patrick Eaves, son of former NHLer and current University of Wisconsin Men’s Head Coach Mike...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 11:05
Young Carpenter Is Building Quite a Career
For Most high school girls, their teenaged years are filled with driver’s license tests, school dances and social studies exams. Not for Alex Carpenter. She has experienced her social studies...
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:06
Kreider Looking To Build On Fabulous Freshman Season
Boston college forward Chris Kreider is one of the fastest skaters in college hockey, and he isn’t looking to slow down after a magical rookie season. Chris Kreider | #20 Position:...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 14:01
Umberger’s Blue Collar Effort On The Ice Born In Steel City
In Pittsburgh, it’s hard not to be touched in some way by the legend of Mario Lemieux, who brought back-to-back Stanley Cup championships to the Steel City and inspired a generation of hockey...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 16:57
D’Amigo Does It All For College And Country
It’s been quite a campaign for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute freshman forward Jerry D’Amigo.He posted five goals and 14 points in his first 18 games with Rensselaer in the fall,...
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 10:36
Fun Remains the Fertilizer of LaRose’s Success
Even after 300 NHL games and a Stanley Cup, playing hockey still hasn’t lost its luster for Chad LaRose. The thrill he discovered when he first slipped on a pair of ice skates as a 2-year-old...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 13:23
Vancouver-Bound Duggan Happily Living The Dream
Since learning to skate a the age of 3, Meghan Duggan told family, friends and everyone in her hometown of Danvers, Mass., that she would be an Olympian. This year her dream is about to come true....
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 17:06
Kesler’s Career Has Been Red, White And True Blue
The last time Ryan Kesler appeared in USA Hockey Magazine, he was a fresh-faced 21-year-old completing his first full season with the Vancouver Canucks. Four years later he has proven himself to be a...
Friday, December 4, 2009 - 13:31
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