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The proud hockey history of Warroad, Minnesota - ‘Hockeytown USA’

Located less than a half hour from the Canadian border, and with a population of just under 1,800, Warroad, Minnesota is probably an easy town to miss unless you happen to be from there, or know somebody from there. nhl.nbcsports.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

Brock Nelson

The Road Through Warroad (31 images)

Brock Nelson grew up in Warroad ande now plays in the NHL for the New York Islanders. Nelson is shown here in the 2009 Minnesota high school Class A championship game against Blake Wheeler's alma mater, the Breck Mustangs nbcsports.com

2/20/2017 7:52 AM

Coaches fuming over bye week's impact on schedule

As the season progresses, we're finding out how poorly executed the new five-day bye week has been for NHL teams this season. It's compressed the schedule and eliminated quality practice time to the point of absurdity. buffalonews.com

Bye-week curse has NHL at a loss

The NHL instituted bye-weeks this season as a kickback to the players, in exchange for their agreeing to skate their hung-over asses off in a 3-on-3 All-Star Game tournament format. But the byes are also for the sake of player safety in the regular... ca.sports.yahoo.com

John Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings, 1-0

Desperation met desperation, but the Kings met John Gibson again. With great urgency for points, the Ducks and Kings played a game decided by the slimmest of margins. Both sides hit the post or crossbar in the final period, plus several other... latimes.com

2/20/2017 6:54 AM

Rangers’ defensive system flexes with suffocation of Caps

The type of defensive-zone structure the Rangers showed Sunday afternoon against the powerful Caps and have adopted for the most part since the All-Star Game is the way playoff series are won. “They had the puck a lot in the second and third periods,... nypost.com

Tatar, Vanek lead Red Wings past Penguins

Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins on... us.rd.yahoo.com

Jets' Trouba to have hearing for headshot on Stone

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba will have a hearing Monday for his illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Sunday night.Stone was forced to leave Sunday's game... thescore.com

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

All 5 teams coming off their bye week Saturday lost

Everyone hates the bye week. A league-mandated five-day break was instituted this season for the first time, and it appears a few days away from the rink means a guaranteed loss when teams hit the ice again.Five teams came off their bye Saturday, and... thescore.com

Max Domi learning painful lessons about NHL fighting

Max Domi of the Arizona Coyotes gets ready during a faceoff against the Montreal Canadiens at Gila River Arena on February 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi was frustrated as he waited for his... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Sabres snap Blues' 6-game winning streak with 3-2 win

Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres have been on a roll since the goalie questioned his teammates' commitment a week ago. Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game winning streak... us.rd.yahoo.com

Zetterberg scores in shootout, Red Wings beat Capitals 3-2

Henrik Zetterberg stepped onto the ice with a chance to put the Detroit Red Wings ahead in an extended shootout, and the Joe Louis Arena crowd cheered. Red-and-white clad fans roared when Zetterberg scored on Detroit's fifth shootout attempt and got... us.rd.yahoo.com

Insider Trading: Improved Doug Armstrong facing deadline dilemma

Since deciding he’d send head coach Ken Hitchcock packing in favour of Mike Yeo, the Blues are back in a playoff position and heading into Saturday’s action they were five points ahead of the Predators for the final playoff spot in the Central Division. slam.canoe.com

Ducks get competitive juices flowing at practice

Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle still has trouble speaking at times because of a case of strep throat that won’t go away. But the Ducks’ frustrations were still voiced loud and clear Saturday. In the middle of what was a business-like practice, captain... latimes.com

Hanzal well aware of his timing as scoring tear continues

With the trade deadline looming, Arizona Coyotes centerman Martin Hanzal is giving himself the best possible chance at a happy ending.Whether that ending consists of an extension with the Coyotes or a favorable change of address on March 1 remains to... thescore.com

2/19/2017 9:19 AM

Rookie Adrian Kempe is in a rush to help the Kings

Adrian Kempe’s NHL debut Thursday was a blur. Not so much for Kempe, but for everyone else. “There were players on the ice that couldn’t keep up with him,” marveled Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. “He’s got wheels,” agreed captain Anze Kopitar said. “He... latimes.com

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Antoine Vermette, NHLPA request review of 10-game suspension

Anaheim Ducks Left Wing Antoine Vermette (50) battles on a face-off during a NHL game between the Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks on February 14th, 2017 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. The Ducks defeated the Wild 1-0. (Getty Images)... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Puck is no longer stopping at Kings goaltender Peter Budaj

Peter Budaj grabbed a plate of food and made his way down a hallway at the Kings’ El Segundo practice facility Friday when Coach Darryl Sutter reached out and gave his goaltender a friendly pat on the back. Then he gave him a verbal kick in the butt... latimes.com

Tarasenko, Steen score late, lift Blues past Canucks 4-3

Alexander Steen has been hot since Mike Yeo took over as coach of the St. Louis Blues. Vladimir Tarasenko and Steen scored third-period power-play goals to lift the streaking Blues to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Magnus... us.rd.yahoo.com

Julien all positivity upon joining Habs: 'We're in first'

Claude Julien was talkin' 'bout practice. The new Canadiens head coach - returning for his second tour of duty - held his first practice Friday with his new club, and then met with the Montreal media for the first time since ditching Boston Bruins... thescore.com

Penguins' Justin Schultz diagnosed with concussion

Justin Schultz #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 11, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Getty Images) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz has been diagnosed with a... ca.sports.yahoo.com

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BIG10: Roundup - Minnesota Wins OT Thriller; Wisconsin Keeps Pace

Rem Pitlick, who had a hat trick Friday, redirected a shot with 1:33 left in overtime to give Minnesota a weekend sweep of Penn State, 4-3, on Saturday.In a wild third period, Minnesota tied the game with 3.5 seconds left in regulation. Taylor... collegehockeynews.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

NCHC: Roundup - Western Michigan Sweeps Fighting Hawks

Western Michigan was outshot 46-19 but held off North Dakota on Saturday for a 3-2 and the completion of a weekend series sweep at Lawson Ice Arena.Freshman goalie Ben Blacker made a career-high 44 saves and Matheson Iacopelli scored twice for the... collegehockeynews.com

AHA: Canisius finishes NU sweep

LEWISTON – Behind the eight ball all season due to injuries, the Niagara University hockey team lost to rival Canisius College for a fourth time this season, as the Griffs took a 5-2 win on Friday at Dwyer Arena. … niagara-gazette.com

AHA: Mercyhurst men fall in OT at Robert Morris

PITTSBURGH — The Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team were 20 minutes away from a sweep of Robert Morris on Saturday. The Lakers finished the night without even a single point in the Atlantic Hockey … goerie.com

AHA: Robillard's OT winner pushes Colonials past Lakers

An important two points were at stake Saturday night, the kind of points that help determine first-round byes and home-ice advantage in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs.  And Robert Morris wound up with them courtesy of a overtime goal off... uscho.com

BIG10: Pitlick’s OT Winner Caps Thrilling Gopher Sweep

Kloos’ goal with 3.5 seconds remaining sends game to overtime Gophers hold three-point lead in B1G standings State College, PA – The University of Minnesota’s moniker is the Golden Gophers, but this year’s edition of the... gopherpucklive.com

ECAC: Colgate blanked by Clarkson

POTSDAM — The Colgate men's hockey team came up short against Clarkson on Friday ... Colgate looks to bounce back against the No. 17 St. Lawrence Saints tonight at Appleton Arena. romesentinel.com

ECAC: College roundup - Quinnipiac drills RPI

Lando Smith scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team to a 7-2 win over Renssealer Saturday night in an ECAC game at Troy, New York. Kevin McKernan and Chase Priskie each added a goal and an … nhregister.com

WCHA: Alaska Third String Goalie Suspended

Alaska-Fairbanks freshman goalie Niko DellaMaggiore has not ... After Friday’s game against Lake Superior—a 4-2 Fairbanks win—the two teams got into a skirmish in the post-game handshake line. Once the two teams … sbncollegehockey.com

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hockey East: Down 3-0, Warriors win in OT

NORTH ANDOVER — Merrimack College has shown plenty of fight the last month. After struggling to find their identity in the first half of the season, the Warriors are unbeaten in their last seven games following last night’s … eagletribune.com

NCHC: Late Pioneer Goals Spoil RedHawk Rally

OXFORD, Ohio --Zach LaValle and Jared Brandt's first goals of the season helped the Miami hockey team erase a 2-0 lead in the third period, but No. 2/2 Denver scored three times in a 2:58 span late to prevail 5-2 on … miamiredhawks.com

AHA: Army Controls Holy Cross on the Road

WEST POINT, N.Y. – After taking a 2-0 lead, the Army West Point hockey team was able to hold off Holy Cross Friday night to come away with a 3-1 win and two points in Atlantic Hockey. Army and Holy Cross will … goarmywestpoint.com

2/18/2017 8:57 AM

NCAA: Catching Up With ... Blaine Lacher

For 23 years, former Lake Superior State goaltender Blaine Lacher has held the streak for most consecutive minutes played without allowing a goal, 375 minutes, 1 second, set in 1994. That team was on the way to its third national championship. Lacher... collegehockeynews.com

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OHL: Roundup - Ondrej Machala has 3 points as IceDogs hold off Wolves

Ondrej Machala had a goal and two assists as the Niagara IceDogs held off the Sudbury Wolves 5-4 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action. sportsnet.ca

Monday, February 20, 2017

USHL: Saints eager to end funk

Quinn Preston doesn’t expect the Dubuque Fighting Saints’ longest winless streak of the season to last any longer. The Saints dropped their fifth … telegraphherald.com

USHL: Crawford's Shootout Winner Sinks Team USA

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - It's been a hectic week for Pierce Crawford. After learning of his trade from the Omaha Lancers to the Youngstown Phantoms on Monday,... - USHL Youngstown Phantoms oursportscentral.com

USHL: Hawks Skate Past Stars, 6-0

For the sixth time in seven February games, the Waterloo Black Hawksused an offensive barrage to outdistance an opponent, topping theLincoln Stars... - USHL Waterloo Black Hawks oursportscentral.com

USHL: Lumberjacks Knock Down Steel 3-1 Sunday

GENEVA, ILLINOIS - Muskegon scored a pair of goals 57 seconds apart in the second period, and Keith Petruzzelli stopped 27 of 28 shots in net as the L... - USHL Chicago Steel oursportscentral.com

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

WHL: Seattle surges past Winterhawks

Hat trick from defenseman Ethan Bear leads Thunderbirds to 5-3 win over visiting Portland - Winterhawks captain Keegan Iverson had a goal and two assists, scoring for the third time in as many games since missing a month with injury. portlandtribune.com

USHL: Des Moines edges Fighting Saints

Quinn Preston doesn’t expect the Dubuque Fighting Saints’ longest winless streak of the season to last any longer. The Saints dropped their fifth … telegraphherald.com

USHL: Madison falls to Fargo

Waunakee’s Keegan Ford scored but the Madison Capitols dropped a 3-1 decision to the host Fargo Force in a Unites States Hockey League … host.madison.com

USHL: Roughriders Catch Fire, Drop Stars 4-3

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders scored four goals in the third period to drop the Lincoln Stars, 4-3, on Saturday in the Cedar Rapid... - USHL Lincoln Stars oursportscentral.com

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2/18/2017 8:00 AM

WHL: Winterhawks edge Red Deer

Blichfeld stays hot and Keegan Iverson, who returned from a month-long injury absence on Monday, has scored a goal in each of his games this week. pamplinmediagroup.com

USHL: Second Frame Sinks Storm, 5-1

Kearney, Neb. - After scoring the first goal, the Tri-City Storm allowed three in the second period and suffered a 5-1 loss to the Des Moines Buccanee... - USHL Tri-City Storm oursportscentral.com

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ECHL: Missouri Mavericks honor Negro League's Monarchs with special jerseys

Missouri Mavericks The ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks won their sixth in a row with a 2-1 win over the Quad City Mallards Saturday, and before and during the game they paid tribute to a big part of Kansas City’s history. The Mavericks honored the 75th... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

AHL: Amerks Bounce Back with 3-2 Win over B-Sens

Rochester, NY- After allowing the first goal of the game, the Rochester Americans (21-29-0-2) responded with three straight tallies against the intras... - AHL Rochester Americans oursportscentral.com

AHL: IceCaps Assign Didier to Brampton

ST. JOHN'S, NL - Montreal Canadiens and St. John's IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have assigned defenceman Josiah D... - AHL St. John's IceCaps oursportscentral.com

AHL: Wolf Pack Fall 4-2 At Home To Springfield

Hartford, CT - Justin Fontaine and Steven Kampfer scored first-period goals for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, but goaltender Mike Mc... - AHL Hartford Wolf Pack oursportscentral.com

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

AHL: A-Devils stumble in home matinee against Bridgeport

ALBANY — Josh H0-Sang and Carter Verhaeghe scored 2:05 apart early in the second period as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers defeated the Albany Devils 3-2 Saturday afternoon in front of 3,616 at Times Union Center. It was the 10th victory in 11... blog.timesunion.com

AHL: Penguins Fall, 2-1, at Springfield

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton suffered a 2-1 loss against the Springfield Thunderbirds at MassMutual Center on Saturday night.The ... - AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins oursportscentral.com

AHL: Phantoms Turn Tables On Pack, 6-4

Allentown, PA - The Hartford Wolf Pack outshot the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 44-27, and had a 24-5 shots advantage in the third period, Saturday night at... - AHL Hartford Wolf Pack oursportscentral.com

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

AHL: Devils get first shutout against minor league’s best team

ALBANY — Blake Coleman scored 58 seconds into the game to give Albany goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood the only goal he needed Friday night as the Devils shut out the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-0 in front of 2,816 at Times Union Center. The... blog.timesunion.com

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KHL: Enter the Dragon – Leading scorer Chad Rau, Kunlun Red Star bring playoff hockey to China!

This year’s Eastern Conference playoffs will make history – for the KHL, for our newest team and for the world’s most populous nation. Kunlun Red Star, KHL newcomer, marked its first season in action by achieving a playoff place and will bring a... en.khl.ru

Monday, February 20, 2017

KHL: From a goon show to the big show – Vityaz reborn

For many, the big story in the Western Conference this season hasn’t revolved around the battle at the top of the table between CSKA and SKA. Instead it’s been the journey of Vityaz, perennial strugglers, into the playoff places. en.khl.ru

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

KHL: Dynamo Moscow beats Kunlun Red Star 2-1

Tomi Karhunen (R) of Kunlun Red Star of China vies with Artyom Fedorov of Dynamo Moscow of Russia during the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) game in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 18, 2017. Dynamo Moscow won … english.sina.com

2/19/2017 8:39 AM

Russia wins EYOF - U17 team beats Belarus for gold

ERZURUM, Turkey – The Russian U17 national team beat Belarus in the final to win gold at the ice hockey tournament of the European Youth Olympic Festival that was held in Erzurum in eastern Turkey. iihf.com

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2/18/2017 8:02 AM

KHL: Decision Day

The KHL’s 2016-17 regular season comes to an end tomorrow, as 24 teams take to the ice in the last round of games. Much remains to be determined, including: the league’s regular-season champion, two playoff spots, and the composition of... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

2/18/2017 7:37 AM

KHL: Mozyakin must wait for 1,000th point

Metallurg Magnitogorsk 1 Traktor Chelyabinsk 0 (SO) - The stage was set for Sergei Mozyakin to round off the regular season with his 1,000th career point … but Traktor proved an obdurate opponent until Chris Lee grabbed a shoot-out winner. en.khl.ru

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MN H.S.: Former Class 2A-No. 1's given top seeds in strong Section 4AA bracket

No. 1 seed Stillwater and No. 2 seed Hill-Murray headline a strong Class 2A, Section 4 bracket. mnhockeyhub.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

2/20/2017 6:44 AM

NJ H.S.: What to know for the 2017 NJSIAA state tournaments

The state semifinals will be played at Codey Arena on Wednesday, March 1, and Thursday, March 2. The finals will be played on Monday, March 6, at Mennen Arena now after a after scheduling conflict with Prudential Center caused the championship games... highschoolsports.nj.com

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

MN H.S.: Highlights - Saturday, Feb 18, 2017

Moorhead 4, Hill-Murray 3 OT. Carson Kosobud scored in overtime at 3:53 to give Moorhead the win. Parker Dronen had a goal and an assist, and goaltender Lance Leonard had 20 saves. Kyler Yeo had a goal and an assist for Hill-Murray, and goaltender... mnhockeyhub.com

2/19/2017 8:57 AM

MN H.S.: St. Louis Park hockey star exemplifies team-first play

His St. Louis Park team was leading the game 6-1 when Bauer Neudecker showed his coach what type of hockey player he is. Neudecker, among the state leaders in goals and points, had assisted on four of the Orioles’ goals. Late in the game, two... mnhockeyhub.com

MA H.S.: Hingham edges Austin Prep at Ferreira Classic

FALMOUTH – The last Saturday of the regular season started off with a gem. Hingham (15-3-2) continued to build their case for the Super Eight with a huge 2-1 win over Austin Prep (14-2-2) in the opener of the Buddy … bostonherald.com

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2/18/2017 8:36 AM

MN H.S.: Family Matters (video)

In this episode we'll explore what it takes to be in a family dedicated to hockey. From early morning ice times to countless days at the rink. We'll explore the role the community and supporters of team, who help make it what it is! youtu.be

2/18/2017 8:22 AM

MN H.S.: Highlights - Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Ely 2, Moose Lake Area 1, OT. 8th grader Joe Pierce scored the game-winner at 1:12 into overtime to lead Ely over Moose Lake. The goal was his 14th of the season, ranking second on the team. Ely’s Lori Huseby (a girl) made 20 saves in the win. ...More mnhockeyhub.com

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