For Hockey's Wayne Gretzky, Greatness Began in an Icy Backyard

The sports legend reflects on his homemade rink in Canada and learning to sense opponents’ next moves

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Coyotes off to worst start in franchise history

The Arizona Coyotes are not off to a howling start.Far from it.After a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, the club is off to its worst start in franchise history (1-5-0).With only two points through their first six games, #Coyotes are off...

Game 7: What Team Is This?

How could they possibly look so disgusting the first two games (plus the Ranger game), then so damn good the other three? Are we allowed to get our hopes up? Larkin still hasn't scored.  Zetterberg either. Datsyuk is still in Russia even though...

Jonathan Bernier exits Ducks game at Sharks with upper-body injury

Jonathan Bernier of the Anaheim Ducks looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on October 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images) Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier exited his team’s Tuesday game against the...

Larkin's 2 goals lead Red Wings past Hurricanes 4-2

Dylan Larkin owes his grandmother one more goal. Larkin scored two goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth consecutive win, a 4-2 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Larkin, who is from the Detroit-area suburb of...

Ryan Getzlaf suffers upper-body injury against San Jose Sharks

Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks reacts to scoring a goal during the third period of a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on October 23, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan...

Sharks beat Ducks, 2-1, in overtime

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored less than 90 seconds into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Chris Wagner scored for...

Sniper Seguin sinks Jets, again

DALLAS — Tyler Seguin has finished the Winnipeg Jets off before so it came as little surprise when he dealt them a death blow again in the third period Tuesday night. Corraling the puck near the hashmarks in a tense, one-goal game, the all-star...

Vlasic scores Orr-inspired OT winner (video)

Pickles goes flying as he nets the @SanJoseSharks' OT-winner.— #HockeyFightsCancer (@NHL) October 26, 2016A diving, game-winning goal by a defenseman, where have we seen that before?San Jose Sharks pivot...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Habs top Flyers for 4th straight victory

Shea Weber netted his second goal of the season for Montreal, and then the Canadiens scored twice in the third period to earn their fourth consecutive win.

NHL leader in ice time? Dustin Byfuglien, of course

Boy, what a wacky first couple of weeks of the NHL season. Up is down. Left is right. The Canucks and Oilers are both in playoff spots. To that end: After five games, Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is leading the NHL in average ice time at...

NHL Three Stars: Radulov and his goosebumps lead Canadiens to win

No. 1 Star: Alexander Radulov, Montreal Canadiens The New Alexander Radulov now has five points in six games with Montreal, scoring a goal and two assists in their 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He assisted on goals by Shea Weber and Brendan...

10/25/2016 8:02 AM

Nick Ritchie is part of Ducks' improved chemistry

Shortly after he was hired as Ducks Coach in June, Randy Carlyle took a trip that almost sounds like a quaint scene from an indie movie. Following the NHL draft in Buffalo, N.Y., Carlyle made the two-hour drive north to Orangeville, Canada,...

10/25/2016 8:06 AM

Shannon Szabados released by SPHL's Peoria two games into season

Goalie Shannon Szabados made history in the Southern Professional Hockey League two years ago when she broke the gender barrier, becoming the first woman to ever play in the minor hockey league. The two-time Team Canada gold medalist spent two...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oilers start season 5-1 for first time since 1985-86

Here come the Edmonton Oilers.No, really.With a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets at the Heritage Classic on Sunday, Edmonton began the season 5-1-0 for the first time since 1985-86.In more recent years, it's taken the Oilers much longer to reach the...

10/24/2016 7:42 AM

Auston Matthews enters Ken Bone Zone for Halloween (Photo)

No, the mustachioed man in the picture above is not someone attempting to catfish you online. It’s none other than Toronto Maple Leafs wunderkind Auston Matthews dressing as the now-infamous Ken Bone for the team’s Halloween party. Matthews posted...

Lucic fancies himself an outdoorsman

Milan Lucic seems to love the great outdoors, even though pond hockey has never been his thing. Heck, the bruising Edmonton Oilers forward, a Vancouver product, had never played outside before with the exception of an informal skate as an injured...

NHL considering West Point, Notre Dame for future outdoor games

About six years ago, we published a list of the “top 30 future locations for NHL Winter Classic games.” This was after the Fenway Park game, and it’s amazing how many locations the League has managed to knock off that last. (With the frustrating...

Rangers’ extra time in room pays off in big way on ice (video)

The Rangers’ dramatic improvement at the faceoff dots from 23rd overall last year at 49.2 percent to fourth in the NHL at 54.4 percent entering Sunday’s match at the Garden against the Coyotes isn’t simply a matter of happenstance. “During the...

10/24/2016 7:43 AM

Wild's Dumba motivated by near-scratch

He has played three strong games in a row, especially Saturday at New Jersey, where he played with an edge. He finished with four shot attempts and five hits.


NCAA: Clarkson Hosts BIG10 Powers Minnesota & Wisconsin

with live video, internet radio broadcast and live in-game scoring. The Knights are riding high after gaining a tie and a win against two Top-15 ranked Hockey East opponents in New England over the weekend. The Green and Gold skated to a 3 …

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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ECAC: Yale Bulldogs set for another strong season

In April 2013, the Yale hoisted its first national championship trophy. Today, nearly four years later, the freshmen on that team have graduated, several of them to professional hockey, leaving a nationally competitive program in their wake.

Hockey East: BU's Keller Makes Strong Early Impression

Speed and skill. Those are the noticeable attributes when Clayton Keller plays. He floats around the ice and speeds up like an engine, accelerating from "zero to 60" in just seconds. He can be a magician with the puck, dangling and deking to get his...

ECAC: Three Things I Think - conference 10/25, 2016

Another week, another week and another mixed bag for ECAC teams in non-conference play. Quinnipiac dropped the game of the week at Boston University, SLU was swept by Providence and Lowell. Clarkson had a good weekend with a win and a tie at...

Hockey East: Quick Thoughts on a Young Providence Team

Over the weekend I was able to see PC against St. Lawrence. The Friars were at times dominating and its talented back-line helped to lead a good performance on special teams. They also got a dominating performance in a tie against Clarkson on Friday...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NCHC: CC's Halloran garners league award

Colorado College freshman Nick Halloran was named as the National Collegiate Hockey Conference rookie of the week after he moved into the team lead with four goals in six games behind two power-play goals in Saturday’s 4-3 road victory at New...

BIG10: Three Things I Think, Oct. 24, 2016

The Big Ten, or half of the Big Ten, continued its non-conference success this weekend. The conference still has the second-best non-conference record, and now only the Big Ten, the NCHC and the ECAC have winning percentages above .500. Ohio State is...

ECAC: Quinnipiac’s Logan Mick Suspended One Game

Quinnipiac freshman forward Logan Mick was assessed a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct for hitting from behind in the first period of Quinnipiac’s 3-0 loss to Boston University on...

Monday, October 24, 2016

NCAA: Hockey East wins this round

There were seven games between Hockey East and ECAC Hockey teams over the weekend, and the final decision went decisively to Hockey East, as the conference went 5-1-1 against ECAC Hockey teams.To be fair, all the games were on the road, but from a...

NCHC: Defending Champs Picking Up Where They Left Off

With heavy losses of players to the professional ranks after North Dakota's eighth national championship last April, nobody expected coach Brad Berry's youthful team to pick right up where that team left off.Still, the Fighting Hawks improved to 5-0...

10/24/2016 7:28 AM

NCHC: UND Is Putting Up Absurd Numbers

  UND won two more games this weekend. It was 3-2 on Friday night and 5-4 on Saturday night. Some of the chatter after the game: UND is learning some lessons early in the season in wins. The Fighting Hawks learned Friday how fast the pace is...

WCHA: Three things - Oct. 24, 2016

1. Ringy Dingy... Six Times A GameLake Superior State's hot offensive start continued this weekend, this time with a sweep of Alabama Huntsville. The Lakers, now 4-0, beat the Chargers 6-3 and 5-2 in Huntsville. LSSU has scored at least five goals in...

AHA: Three Things - Cooling off

Here's a look back at the weekend that was in Atlantic Hockey: Cooling off Dan Rubin and I spent the last two weeks crowing about the league's relatively strong start in non-conference play, so of course it was time for a letdown.After opening the...

NCHC: Three things - Oct. 23, 2016

Omaha (2-1-2) will look to get back on track this weekend at home against another Hockey East opponent ... a WCHA columnist for USCHO before taking a similar role covering the NCHC.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Captain Keegan Iverson (right) of the Portland Winterhawks says depth has helped the young team win games early in the season.

WHL: Good start gives Iverson, Winterhawks confidence

I think we’ve had a good start, a good road trip to get adjusted to the team,” captain/forward Keegan Iverson says. “Everyone contributed, which was nice, not just one line leading the way.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

USHL: Capitols Trade for Brodzinski

MADISON, WI - The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, traded a sixth round pick in Phase 2 of the 2017 USHL Draft to the Fa... - USHL Madison Capitols

USHL: Gunning for the Top

Waterloo, Iowa- Currently tied for the lead in the United StatesHockey League Western Conference, the Waterloo Black Hawks try to cruise tosole po... - USHL Waterloo Black Hawks

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

10/25/2016 7:16 AM

USHL: U17 - Semik & Krygier Set To Join Team USA

USA Hockey announced today the 22-player roster for its 2016 U.S. National Under-17 Team, which will compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Oct. 27-Nov. 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

USHL: CCM Players of the Week

The United States Hockey League announced the CCM Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 5 of the 2016-17 season. Arizona State Unive... - USHL

Monday, October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 7:09 AM

WHL: 500 Club - Tri-City Americans vs. Vancouver Giants recap

The victory was Tri-City coach Mike Williamson’s 500th, making him the seventh member of the WHL’s 500 club. Other coaches with 500 wins in the league include Ken Hodge, Lorene Molleken, Don Hay, Ernie McLean, Pat Ginnell and Don Nachbaur.

USHL: Stampede Come up Short against Green Bay

Sioux Falls SD,--The Sioux Falls Stampede battled until the final horn and nearly tied the game with just 15 seconds left, but came up on the wrong en... - USHL Sioux Falls Stampede

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AHL: Philip McRae brings varied experience to Wolf Pack

At 26 years old and in his 7th year of pro hockey, the Hartford Wolf Pack’s McRae isn’t exactly a grizzled veteran, but it’s fair to say that the son of former long-time NHL forward Basil McRae has seen quite a bit since coming out of the OHL in 2010.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

AHL: Coyotes Assign McBain to minor league

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have assigned defenseman Jamie McBain to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's …

AHL: Devils send Appleby, Baddock to Glens Falls

The New Jersey Devils have reassigned goaltender Ken Appleby and left wing Brandon Baddock from the Albany Devils to the ECHL Adirondack Thunder. Appleby, 21, played 29 games with Adirondack last season (17-9-2, 2.24 GAA, .924 save percentage). He...

AHL: Late Charge Comes up Short in 4-2 Loss

CEDAR PARK, Texas - Matej Stransky scored late in the third to pull the Texas Stars within one, but the San Antonio Rampage skated away with a 4-2 vic... - AHL Texas Stars

ECHL: Montreal reassigns Fucale to Beast

The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, announced that World Junior Hockey Championship Team Canada gold medalist and Memorial Cup champion Zach Fucale has been reassigned to the club by Montreal.

ECHL: Stingrays fall to Wichita Thunder, 3-1

For two periods, the South Carolina Stingrays looked like the team that had advanced to an ECHL conference finals in each of the last two seasons. The Stingrays controlled the puck, created …

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AHL: Eakins underscores value of analytics in hockey

He described fans in the area as ‘hungry’ for hockey. “The market’s excellent for the American Hockey League,” said Eakins. “The great thing here is we’re just treated the same as the …

AHL: Avalanche Recalls Mikko Rantanen

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 24, 2016) - The Colorado Avalanche announced today that forward Mikko Rantanen has been recalled from the San Antonio Rampage. Addit... - AHL San Antonio Rampage

Monday, October 24, 2016

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AHL: Devils make it 5-for-5

Blake Coleman‘s goal 1:53 into overtime on Sunday gave the Albany Devils a 4-3 road win over the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

AHL: Rockford Secures 5-2 Win against Cleveland

Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs utilized three early goals to propel themselves past reigning Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, 5-2 ... - AHL Rockford IceHogs

AHL: St. John's IceCaps 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

Hartford, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their first home-ice loss of the season Sunday at the XL Center, falling 5-2 to the St. John's IceCaps.... - AHL Hartford Wolf Pack


NLA: ZSC Lions announce big financial loss for 2015-16 season

Auston Matthews' Swiss club of a year ago had to announce a loss of CHF 2.325 million for the 2015-16 season at their general assembly. The reasons, according to the Tages-Anzeiger, mostly lie in their underperformance on the sportive side of things.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

KHL: Zach Boychuk bound for Russia

Airdrie’s Zach Boychuk is continuing his pro hockey career in Russia. Boychuk signed a deal with the Kontinental Hockey League’s (KHL) Sibir Hockey Club (HC Sibir), which plays out of …

10/26/2016 6:52 AM

Russia - Women’s Hockey Update: Oct. 25th, 2016

Time for another update on Russian women’s hockey, and the last few days have seen some exciting games, and some interesting developments, in the Women’s Hockey League. So read on for that, and also for a story about a kitten! When we...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ehrhoff returns home

COLOGNE, Germany – Long-time German NHL defenceman Christian Ehrhoff returns to his home country and signed with Kolner Haie of the DEL.

KHL: A Walk Through the Russian league - October 24th, 2016

Time for another stroll through what each of the KHL teams has been up to over the last week (previous edition is here), but we unfortunately must start with from rather unpleasant financial news from the eastern part of the league. Read on…...

Monday, October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 6:57 AM

Holzapfel Wins It in OT

VIENNA – The league’s leading scorer Riley Holzapfel came up clutch as he scored the game winning goal in overtime for the Vienna Capitals against a Dornbirn team that they should have had beat in regulation.

Nottingham and Tychy advances

As expected, Nottingham Panthers and GKS Tychy won their groups in Continental Cup second round advancing to Semifinals.

10/24/2016 6:59 AM

KHL: I’m Going to Russia

I have decided to spend the week in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as Medvešcak are set to take on the top two teams of the league – second placed CSKA Moscow and first placed SKA St. Petersburg.


MN H.S.: UW gets commitment from Hill-Murray 's Ben Helgeson, who 'fell in love' with school

Helgeson, a sophomore at Hill-Murray High School in Minnesota, adds to an already well …

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Monday, October 24, 2016

NY H.S.: Pirates White top Centrals, 10-1

Anthony Cogliano and Lukas Sedlacek each recorded hat tricks as the Pirates White beat Centrals 10-1 Sunday in the Staten Island Skating Pavilion High School League.

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