The game of hockey has a raw edge that sometimes extends beyond the confines of the rink. This is especially apparent when a player is cut from a team.
As a player’s skill level advances during...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:34
Overtime Goal Gives U.S. Women Third Straight IIHF World Championship Title
Close, as the old saying goes, is normally reserved for horseshoes and hand grenades. It’s safe to say that in the world of women’s hockey the rivalry between the United States and Canada...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:19
Life Can Be A Balancing Act As Arizona Goalie Pursues Ice And Gym Goals
Flexibility for a hockey player can be the difference between making that great save and giving up a game-winning goal.
For Alex Sprague, those extra few inches of reach and additional spring in his...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:11
Winning Never Gets Old For Teams At USA Hockey Adult National Championships
The cheers of “U-Rah for Roseau” echoed throughout the arena for yet another championship appearance for a team out of the small northern Minnesota town.
While the sights and sounds...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:03
Michigan Goalie Turns Tragedy Into Triumph Every Time She Steps On The Ice
Joanne Lukasik had just turned 16 and, on Halloween Night 1972, she should have been out celebrating her birthday with friends. Instead, the dutiful teen she was, she was doing her daily chores on...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:55
Sons Of Hockey Legends Look To Blaze Their Own Trail At USA Hockey Nationals
The short drive from the hotel to the International Skating Center in Simsbury, Conn., offered Kevin Hatcher the perfect opportunity to give his son Cole a pep talk before his game against prep...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:47
Mother And Daughter Share National Championship Bond
Like many daughters, Jordan Anderson has a few things in common with her mother.
Off the ice that is.
On the ice, Anderson, a 17-year old defenseman for the Madison (Wis.) Capitols Girls 19 &...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:34
There Are A Million Stories On Every Bench And In Every Locker Room At Every Rink At USA Hockey’s National Championships
USA Hockey’s National Championship week has always been a family affair, not just for the nuclear family but for the extended hockey family as well. It is an annual rite of passage where the...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:21
Resilient Americans Lay Claim To Third Straight Under-18 Title
Adversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, so does resiliency.
Sometimes it shows up in the words of an impassioned speech. Other times it appears in the form of a heroic deed. And more...
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:41
With So Many Gadgets To Occupy Their Time, Are Today’s Players Out Of Touch With Their Teammates?
At a time when every aspect of life seems to be sanitized, personalized, computerized and compartmentalized, some worry that the use of modern gadgets is taking away from what makes team sports so...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 15:39