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A Lifetime of Giving Kids a Chance - Player/Coach Jake McCoy to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Minnesota Hockey Magazine is proud to announce that its Marv Jorde Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Jake McCoy. Born in 1942, grew up playing hockey on the local ponds and playgrounds of South Minneapolis. minnesotahockeymag.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12/16/2017 10:56 AM

Dark clouds hang over Ottawa Senators’ celebration

After a dismal road trip, last year’s Eastern Conference finalists have stumbled back to Ottawa to host a party while their playoff odds are growing long and questions about a long-term home remain unsettled theglobeandmail.com

Eichel brilliant in Sabres' defeat

The end result wasn't desired, but the Buffalo Sabres sure got what they need out of franchise center Jack Eichel.With his team down two goals to the Carolina Hurricanes midway through the third period, the 21-year-old scored two goals in 10... thescore.com

Hellebuyck aims to fix his game

Top-flight goaltending from Connor Hellebuyck helped to power the Winnipeg Jets to the top of the NHL’s Western Conference earlier this month. Winnipeg’s pace has slowed lately, enough to drop the ...... winnipegfreepress.com

12/16/2017 10:59 AM

NHL at 100: Humble beginnings to billion-dollar business

As a bloody war raged in Europe, the four-team NHL's first games took place Wed., Dec. 19, 1917. The Canadiens took on an early incarnation of the Senators in Ottawa, while the Toronto Arenas played the Wanderers in Montreal. cbc.ca

NHL at 100: Sens look to build momentum against rival Habs

The Senators take on the Montreal Canadiens at TD Place on Saturday night in an outdoor game to celebrate the NHL's 100th anniversary. Not only is it a chance to lighten the mood for the Senators after a stretch of two wins in 13 games, but it's also... cbc.ca

Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — If the recent “feast or famine” pattern continues, the Edmonton Oilers are due for an offensive outburst when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon. foxsports.com

Don’t expect to see Mika Zibanejad back this weekend

The Rangers will be without Mika Zibanejad until at least Tuesday night’s match at the Garden against the Ducks, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Zibanejad, the first-line center and critical component of the first power-play unit that has gone... nypost.com

Eugene Melnyk's mess in Ottawa a long time coming

Ottawa is about to host, arguably, the most important event of the NHL's regular season calendar. There hasn't been as much promotion for it as the annual Winter Classic, but the NHL's celebration of 100 years culminating in a re-staging of the first... sportingnews.com

Flyers go for sixth straight win, host Stars

The Philadelphia Flyers, who became the latest team to achieve the feat Thursday night with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, might be heartened to know that the other four teams reached the playoffs in the same season. On Saturday night at the... sports.yahoo.com

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Leafs castoff Stalock shuts out former club

Minnesota Wild netminder Alex Stalock hit rock bottom in 2016 when he was buried in the AHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs after being acquired from the San Jose Sharks for goaltender James Reimer.On Thursday, Stalock proved that revenge is a dish best... thescore.com

12/15/2017 7:57 AM

No Bucket List

The No Bucket List is something I’ve been quietly monitoring for years. Hockey is famous for “the code,” a seemingly endless list of unwritten rules that govern the game. I’ve long wondered how a player decided to warm up without a helmet. gameonmn.com

12/15/2017 7:30 AM

Stalock steps up, shuts down Toronto in 2-0 win

If the near-perfect relief effort he pitched Tuesday or the late-game poise he demonstrated two days earlier in San Jose wasn’t enough evidence that backup Alex Stalock could handle the goaltending duties for the Wild while No. 1 Devan Dubnyk healed,... startribune.com

12/15/2017 7:14 AM

Year in Review: the top 10 trades of 2017

It was a second straight year of shocking blockbusters. Which swaps were the biggest and craftiest? When did trading become fun again? I’m thinking we should thank Nashville Predators GM David Poile for that. He shook the NHL during the 2016 calendar... thehockeynews.com

Check, mates: NHL top lines are expected to do it all

Tyler Seguin doesn't consider it a challenge. He sees it as an opportunity. Every time Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock sends Seguin and his linemates over the boards against an opponent's top line, he knows he has a job to do. bostonherald.com

Ducks open road trip with win over St. Louis Blues 3-1

Kevin Roy scored twice and John Gibson made 29 saves as the Ducks defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night. Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, which has won three of four. Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who have lost two in a... latimes.com

Oilers flummoxed as another good effort goes to waste

They outshot the Predators 46-23, but couldn’t beat backup Juuse Saros even once. Kind of like the other night in Toronto, where they walked the Maple Leafs all night long and watched backup Curtis McElhinney stop all 41 shots they fired in a 1-0 loss. sportsnet.ca

Ryan Getzlaf expected to return to Ducks' lineup on Monday

The Ducks' captain is back. Ryan Getzlaf was expected to play Monday after missing the past 19 games with a fractured cheekbone, but the move was made official after he was activated from injured reserve. The No. 1 center suffered the injury when a... latimes.com

Stars' Lehtonen shining on Eastern swing

In recent years, the Dallas Stars' annual trips through the New York metropolitan area have been disappointments. Kari Lehtonen is making this holiday season's visit one to remember. Fresh off a milestone win, Lehtonen looks to extend a personal run... sports.yahoo.com

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12/14/2017 6:35 AM

Exclusive: Senators owner Melnyk ‘not selling the team — period'

“I am NOT selling the team — period,” said Melnyk in the email. “My kids (had) first call on the franchise long ago.” Melnyk, 58, said the source of the talk he’s selling may be the result of a routine refinancing of the team’s debt he’s working on... ottawasun.com

Jets try to prove they're for real vs. Blackhawks

Hands up, who had the Winnipeg Jets in second place in the Central Division in mid-December and the Chicago Blackhawks in sixth? The Jets appear to have steadied the ship after three straight road losses last week with a home victory over Vancouver... sports.yahoo.com

NHL marks 100 years out on the ice

There’s an important sports birthday next week. The National Hockey League (NHL) played its first games 100 years ago, on December 19, 1917. The Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators, 7-4, while the Montreal Wanderers (a weird name for a hockey... washingtonpost.com

Oilers on upward trajectory as Predators visit

Maybe, just maybe, the Edmonton Oilers are turning the corner. The Oilers spent most of the first two months of the season wearing the title of NHL's most disappointing team. In wins at Montreal on Saturday and at Columbus on Tuesday, the Oilers... sports.yahoo.com

Senators' Dorion: We want Karlsson for life

Everyone take a deep breath, the Ottawa Senators firmly intend on keeping Norris Trophy-winning rearguard Erik Karlsson for a very long time.Despite rumors starting to swirl around Karlsson and a potential trade out of O-Town, Senators general... thescore.com

12/14/2017 6:36 AM

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees see bright future for game

Scott Young knows what it is like to be part of an influx of talent. He was there in 1996 on the USA Hockey roster that won the World Cup of Hockey, part of a group of American players that would come to be known as the greatest generation, one that... nhl.com

Wild-Maple Leafs gameday preview

The Wild has grabbed at least a point in 12 of its past 16 games and has won four in a row on home ice. It's 6-0-1 overall in its past seven home games. startribune.com

Dano sits and waits in hockey's no man's land

Marko Dano is trapped in purgatory, in what amounts to a professional hockey version of no man’s land. The 23-year-old Winnipeg Jets forward has been a healthy scratch for 22 consecutive ...... winnipegfreepress.com

Ducks prepare to face Blues without Corey Perry

DUCKS UP NEXT AT ST. LOUIS When: Thursday, 5 p.m. PST. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Update: The Ducks will be without top scorer Corey Perry (22 points) after he injured his right knee during Monday's victory over the Carolina... latimes.com

Lightning visit Coyotes in apparent mismatch

If there ever were a trap game for the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, the Thursday contest against the Arizona Coyotes is it. The Lightning (22-6-2) have won five consecutive games and six of their last seven. Center Steven Stamkos and right winger... sports.yahoo.com

Prior's knack with goalies put to test in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dave Prior has a knack for fast-tracking goalies to the NHL. The analytical and strategic mind that helped draft and develop 2016 Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby in Washington was brought to Vegas with hopes he would not only work... wtop.com

What we learned in the NHL over the past week of play

Lessons learned from the past week of play in the NHL: What’s My Line? Coach John Stevens knows Besides dispelling fears he’d be a defense-first (and second and third) clone of Darryl Sutter, the Kings’ coach has demonstrated a good feel for making... latimes.com

WCHA: Long time coming - French's first goal sparks MSU hockey victory

MANKATO — For 55 college games, Josh French did everything he was asked to do for the Minnesota State men’s hockey team. Everything but score a goal, that is. mankatofreepress.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

WCHA: Sjödahl, Struthers share scoring debuts

Carter Struthers and Hampus Sjödahl each scored their first career goals in a 4-4 tie with Northern Michigan last Saturday. “It’s been too long,” said Struthers, a fifth-year senior defenseman. “It’s been about five years honestly so I kind of had to... bemidjipioneer.com

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12/14/2017 7:00 AM

Team of the Week: Ohio State

The Buckeyes’ two, tough-earned wins (2-1 in OT, 4-1 with two empty netters) really couldn’t have come at a better time than last weekend. They’d been struggling without a conference win at home, so notching two in their last opportunity before the... collegehockeynews.com

ECAC: Union to host RIT in final games of 2017

Union will close out the 2017 calendar year hosting the RIT Tigers for a weekend series. Friday night's game is slated for a 6 p.m. puck drop followed by a 3 p.m. start time on Saturday unionathletics.com

Wednesday Women: Analysis at the break

We are almost into the break. In fact, many teams are done for the first half. Only one team in the top 10 has a series this coming weekend. Looking at the results from last week, perhaps what is most surprising is how unsurprising the results were... uscho.com

NAHL: NA3HL to NAHL - Pathway of opportunity

The 2017 NA3HL Showcase takes place Dec. 17-19, at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. stateofhockey.com

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

NAHL: Lone Star forward Linden makes NCAA DI commitment

The Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Ture Linden has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for the 2018-19 season. nahl.com

QMJHL: Dobson selected for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Noah Dobson of Summerside is one of 15 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) selected to play in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams Canadian Hockey League (CHL)/National Hockey League (NHL) Top Prospects Game. journalpioneer.com

ECHL: Stingrays' Margonari called up to AHL

The Hershey Bears, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the South Carolina Stingrays, announced the recall of forward Dylan Margonari Friday. The 25-year-old center has played well for the Stingrays this season, scoring 15 points in his... live5news.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017

AHL: Devils nipped by Comets

The Binghamton Devils gave up the decisive goal with a little more than five minutes left in Friday's American Hockey League game at Utica, suffering a 2-1 loss to the Comets at the Adirondack Bank Center. pressconnects.com

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12/14/2017 7:15 AM

ECHL: Season a ‘dream come true’ for Dahl brothers

Idaho Steelheads rookie Alexander Dahl scored his first professional goal on Nov. 25. And for the first time in years, his older brother, Jefferson Dahl, was there to celebrate alongside him. Well, sort of. idahostatesman.com

AHL: Comets Announce Roster Moves

Utica, NY - Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has signed forward Brady Brassart and defenseman Cliff Watson to a... - AHL Utica Comets oursportscentral.com

AHL: Penguins Announce Four Roster Moves

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned forward Freddie Tiffels and defens... - AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins oursportscentral.com

Norway holds its nerve - Poland misses out in shootout

BLED, Slovenia – Norway edged Poland in a tournament-deciding shootout to seal top spot in the IIHF World Under-20 Championship Division IB on Friday. iihf.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12/16/2017 10:59 AM

WJC: Canadian juniors fill net vs. Denmark as final roster set

Dante Fabbro has enjoyed welcoming new players to Canada's junior team and keeping it loose in the locker room. But he was more than ready to actually play a game, finally getting the chance on Friday as Canada beat Denmark 5-2. It was the Boston... cbc.ca

WJC: Suzuki among Canada's last cuts as WJHC roster finalized

Team Canada's 2018 world junior roster is set, as the outfit made its final cuts Friday for the upcoming tournament.Forwards Nick Suzuki and Tanner Kaspick were the forwards trimmed from the final roster, while defensemen Josh Mahura and Mario... thescore.com

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

12/15/2017 7:51 AM

Russia defeats Sweden, looks ahead to Canada

Channel 1 Cup – Russia 3 Sweden 1 (1-1, 1-0, 1-0) Russia made a winning start to this season’s Channel 1 Cup, recovering from an early setback to defeat Sweden 3-1 in Moscow. en.khl.ru

12/15/2017 7:26 AM

WJC: Ten Minnesotans on U.S. World Junior roster

Ten Minnesotans will be in the U.S. World Junior team’s training camp beginning Friday in Columbus, Ohio, as the Americans prep for the World Junior Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., at the end of the month. twincities.com

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12/14/2017 6:30 AM

DEL: Another league changes its rules, thanks to David Leggio

According to Wednesday’s league announcement, should a goaltender purposely dislodge his own net to prevent a scoring chance, a goal will be awarded. The original league rule, which followed IIHF guidelines, awarded a penalty shot. nhl.nbcsports.com

WJC: Larsson Named to Sweden tournament Roster

Kearney, NE. - Tri-City Storm goalie Filip Larsson has been named to the preliminary roster for Team Sweden for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championshi... - USHL Tri-City Storm oursportscentral.com

12/14/2017 6:43 AM

WJC: Tightened defensive play a goal of Canada's squad

Canada's junior hockey team has a simple rule for the 2018 world championship: No more shootouts. Head coach Dominique Ducharme and his defensive corps have made it their mantra at this year's selection camp after losing 5-4 in a shootout to the... cbc.ca

12/14/2017 6:58 AM

WJC: UMD's Perunovich seeks spot on junior national team

After taking part in an exhausting first semester at Minnesota Duluth that included 19 games in 10 weeks without a bye, Hibbing native Scott Perunovich likely was looking forward to the two weeks off he and most of the Bulldogs would take for... duluthnewstribune.com

KHL: Guest Post - Progress and Developments in the Russian league

Welcome back, Tomáš Vorcák (@vorkywh24 on Twitter)! Tomáš has been keeping a close eye on the progress of the league’s new strategic plan, to which he introduced us back in May, and upon which he gave us an update in November. In today’s guest... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

MN H.S.: Mahtomedi outmuscles Greenway for shutout victory

Mahtomedi killed seven penalties and worked through a pair of extended 5-on-3’s to shut out Greenway 4-0 in Class 1A top-5 showdown Friday night. To have the game end up as it did -- with it teetering on the verge of a disaster for the Zephyrs --... mnhockeyhub.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12/16/2017 11:27 AM

MN H.S.: Prep Rivals Duluth East, CEC tie 6-6

CLOQUET — In a game with more twists and turns than a murder mystery, Branden Matteen appeared to craft an improbable ending when the senior forward scored Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's third consecutive goal of the third period with 15 seconds remaining to... duluthnewstribune.com

12/16/2017 11:25 AM

MN H.S.: Girls 1-2 punch!

When Gabbie Hughes and Anneke Linser were in eighth grade, Centennial coach Kristi King saw two special players with high hockey IQs who would benefit from playing with each other. stateofhockey.com

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

MN H.S.: Results from Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ranked teams in action yesterday: Alexandria, Centennial, Cretin-Derham Hall, Delano, Duluth East, East Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Edina, Holy Family, Minnetonka, Moorhead, Orono, Sartell-St. Stephen, White Bear Lake. mnhockeyhub.com

NH H.S.: Hockey Eagles embrace the 'hunted' label

The hunter is now the hunted. This time last year, members of the Kennett High ice hockey team felt slighted when the annual Hockey Night in Boston preseason poll came out and the Eagles weren’t included in the top four picks. That clipping served as... conwaydailysun.com

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12/14/2017 6:58 AM

MN H.S.: Moorhead's Randklev chooses UND for hockey

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead senior forward Carter Randklev got a University of North Dakota hockey jersey for his ninth birthday. It was around that time people were telling him he was too small to play hockey. The 5-foot-8, 150-pound Randklev... grandforksherald.com

12/14/2017 7:06 AM

MN H.S.: Pirates unable to keep up with Green Wave, lose 7-3

Eric Delorme, Ethan Magsam and Brock Heppner notch goals in the loss. Crookston took the ice against long-time rival the East Grand Forks Green Wave on Tuesday, December 12. The Pirates scored three goals by three different players, but struggled... crookstontimes.com

MI H.S.: Big senior class leads Grandville hockey to fast start

"I'll be honest in 8 season of doing this and coaching for well over 25 years I have not had a team this calmly focused at this point of the season ever" head coach Joel Breazeale said. "I am enjoying it because they are really taking ownership and... fox17online.com

WI H.S.: Boys skate to fifth straight

The Raider boys hockey team remained undefeated and handed Eau Claire North its first loss of the season in the process, beating the Huskies 4-1 in its only game last week, Thursday, Dec. 7, at Gornick Arena. hudsonstarobserver.com

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