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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
‘Nothing More, Nothing Less’ Than Fun
When it comes to running a league like the XL Hockey League, the old adage ‘less is more’ definitely applies. Aside from a solid foundation on which to construct the framework, there aren...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 15:07
Coaches and Players recall some of their favorite pep talks
  Great moments ... are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. If we played ’em 10...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 14:35
Hockey Players Are Seeing The Benefits Of Yoga As Part Of Their Training
Tim Thomas Last summer Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas spent part of his offseason training learning about the downward dog and warrior positions as well as the butterfly. The centuries-old study of...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 14:07
As the success of the National Team Development Program grows, so does the interest level of those wanting to be the best by learning from the best. In its first decade, the NTDP camp has become one...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 13:46
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