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Ruggiero’s Post-Olympic Odyssey Takes Her From Apprentice To Afghanistan And Beyond
From a boardroom in the land of make believe to the harsh realities of the battlefield, Angela Ruggiero’s post-Olympic odyssey has taken her from one extreme to the other. The one constant for...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 15:58
How New Jersey Native Jim Dowd Built A Solid NHL Career
On the surface, there is nothing spectacular about Jim Dowd who, if you didn’t know, is a center for the Philadelphia Flyers. There is no reason to feel bad if you weren’t aware of that...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:57
Mass Hockey Has Taken Icing Out Of Short-Handed Situations To Improve Skills And Encourage Creativity
Dan Esdale has been around hockey long enough to know that change doesn’t come quickly or easily, especially when it comes to modifying a longstanding rule. Still, Esdale knows that some things...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:32
Jim JohannsonThe Olympics Winter Games may come around once every four years for the casual hockey fan, but for Jim Johannson, the assistant executive director for hockey operations for USA Hockey,...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:25
It May Seem Light Years Away, But The 2010 Olympic Winter Games Are Right Around The Corner
If you’re a high school sophomore facing two years until graduation, 24 months may seem like an eternity. If you’re Jim Johannson, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:22
U.S. Women’s Olympic Program Rolls Out New Routine And New Blood In Preparation For Vancouver
  Gold in 1998, silver in 2002 and bronze in 2006.                          ...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 16:03
Nashville Star Is Humming A Different Tune In His Third NHL Season
  There’s nothing quite like a little anger to motivate a hockey player, especially when he has a little time to stew in it. Just ask Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter. His ability...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 14:50
More Than Just A Winter Activity, Hockey Brings A Sense Of Community To Martha’s Vineyard
Nick Kent and Emily Hammet (front row) and Elizabeth Kelleher and Eamon MacKenzie hang out on a town dock.Martha’s Vineyard is a Mystery, Alaska, of sorts, albeit one that is separated from...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:56
An Inside Look At Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Pucks At The U.S. Military Academies
As a fellow student sang the National Anthem, captain Chase Podsiad stands at rigid attention, facing Old Glory, his head filled with last-minute thoughts about the evening’s game plan. In...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:15
“New Youth League With A New Vision” Keeps Hockey Passion Alive In Twin Cities
During a recent game at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena, a defenseman wearing gold corralled a rebound near his net in the defensive zone and curled behind the goaltender to set up...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 15:09
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