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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 - 11:15
“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 - 14:09
‘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 - 14:07
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 - 13:35
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 - 13:07
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 - 12:46
Readers Dial In To The Magic Behind Their Favorite Uniform Numbers
There’s an old hockey expression that says that you play for the logo on the front of a jersey and not the name on the back. But what about the number? Many players of all ages and skill levels...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:44
When It Comes To Playing Hockey In Montana, Getting There Is Half The Fun And Most Of The Challenge
Bozeman Ice Dogs youth hockey players Meggie Delaney, Nate Hope, John D’Agostino and Mick Delaney get outside and enjoy a beautiful Montana winter day. Robert Hubka and his gung-ho teammates...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:26
New York Rangers Roll Out Red Carpet To Share Information With Tri-State Youth Coaches
It was a scene that has played out hundreds of times already during this National Hockey League season. New  York Rangers assistant coach Mike Pelino stood at the front of the classroom in the...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:57
Dustin Brown Has Turned Himself Into The King Of The Crunching Hit in LA
Two things stand out when one meets Dustin Brown. First, he is so mellow and soft spoken that you wouldn’t expect him to be an NHL player. Second, he appears much larger than the 6-foot-0, 200...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:45
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