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2017

Predators’ Mat Myers becomes role model while pursuing hockey dream

  Mat Myers (immediately to the right of the Clarence Campbell Bowl) helps break down video for the Predators. John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images   The moment he started running around the house in his hockey gear and dragging his double-bladed…

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2017

Canadiens agree to terms with Thomas Ebbing

Habs sign Ebbing to one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract   by Montreal Canadiens  May 26th, 2017 MONTREAL – The Canadiens have agreed to terms with free agent forward Thomas Ebbing on a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract for the 2017-18 season. Ebbing,…

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2017

Letter to My Younger Self

  By Mike Bossy, Hall of Famer / New York Islanders   Dear 14-year-old Mike, I write to you today as a 60-year-old man, and I have some news from the future that you probably aren’t going to believe. There…

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2017

How Carter Rowney became a key player in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins

By Brad Elliott Schlossman  It was the day after Carter Rowney’s wedding last August, when former UND hockey teammates Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam figured out they booked their return trips home for the wrong day. They were stuck in…

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2017

Justin Kloos puts NHL dreams on hold for one last shot at national title

Last spring, at the end of a disappointing Gophers men’s hockey season, Justin Kloos was approached by NHL teams with offers of a fulfilled dream and a professional paycheck. Why not sign a pro contract and forego his senior year…

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2017

Developing Story: Anders Bjork

Fighting Irish catalyst has grown into a constant offensive threat. Anders Bjork leads all players in the Frozen Four with 52 points this season.   Watching a player like Notre Dame’s Anders Bjork dominate the Northeast Regional the way that…

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2017

Jake Guentzel of Penguins having playoffs to remember

Rookie, who scored hat trick in Game 3 against Blue Jackets, impressing parents, teammates by Nicholas J. Cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist April 17th, 2017   COLUMBUS — Mike and Sally Guentzel have a unique way of following their son Jake,…

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2017

The Goal Scorer

Austin Ortega by Leo Adam Biga Photography by Bill Sitzmann   How did a smallish soccer-playing Hispanic kid from sun-drenched Escondido, California, end up an ice hockey star in Nebraska? Although his profile does not fit the stereotypical hockey player,…

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2017

Michigan’s Red Berenson announces retirement after 33 seasons

Michigan Athletics   ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Head coach Red Berenson announced that he is retiring after 33 season at the helm of the Michigan ice hockey program and that he will remain as a special advisor to Warde Manuel, the…

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2017

Badgers men’s hockey: Aidan Cavallini savors ‘a pretty special experience’ with Wisconsin

By Todd D. Milewsk No, Tony Granato did not really have a premonition that December morning in Michigan that Aidan Cavallini was about to have a breakthrough. Sure, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey coach talked to the senior forward…

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