First Liners

USA Hockey Magazine caught up with the Minnesota Wild's Eric Nystrom after a morning skate where he filled us in on everything from Michigan hockey to the Michigan-Ohio State football rivalry that...
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:55
Stanley Cup Continues Calling Nystrom’s Name
Some call it an old wives’ tale. Other say it’s superstitious mumbo jumbo. Don’t tell that to NHL players. When it comes to the Stanley Cup, few will lay a hand on the holy grail of...
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 14:20

USA Hockey Magazine caught up with U.S. Under-18 forward Rocco Grimaldi before the team's match-up with University of Denver this past October. Don't forget to check out the full story on Grimaldi as...
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 15:14
Grimaldi Towers Above The Competition Where It Matters Most
Brian Gionta stands at 5-foot-7. Martin St. Louis and Daniel Briere are both considered “small” in hockey terms at 5-foot-9, while U.S. National Team Development Program alum Nate Gerbe...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 15:26
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 - 12:52
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 - 09:30
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 - 10:05
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 - 16:06
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 - 13:01
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 - 15:57
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