Category: hockey

This Woman Engraves the Stanley Cup

For the second time in as many years, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster will be engraved onto the Stanley Cup, the ultimate prize in the National Hockey League. Since 1988, Louise St. Jacques has been the sole person in charge of such duties. Continue reading “This Woman Engraves the Stanley Cup”

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NHL names winners of Thurgood Marshall scholarships

Prasanthan Aruchunan doesn’t want to be seen as a role model, but an inspiration as well, and is using hockey as way to do both.

When he was 6 years old, Aruchunan, his sister and mother fled from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, to seek refuge in Canada. Their home country, an island nation off the southern tip of India, was in the midst of a civil war that lasted more than 25 years before ending in May 2009.

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Minnesota Wild qualify for NHL Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild had lost eight straight games and 13 of 14 after the Boston Bruins defeated them 4-2 on Feb. 13.

Mike Yeo was fired as coach later that day and replaced by John Torchetti, who was coaching the Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa.
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Nashville Predators qualify for NHL Playoffs

The Nashville Predators took an impressive 14-game point streak into March, but wound up clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs while on a three-game losing streak.

The point streak from Feb. 12 to March 9 was the longest in Nashville history, and the Predators earned at least a point in 17 of their past 22 games. They haven’t won since March 26, but qualified for the postseason when the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Washington Capitals on Friday.

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Persistence pays off for Tage Thompson

Tage Thompson has received plenty of advice from his father when it comes to hockey.

Brent Thompson, now coach of Bridgeport in the American Hockey League, had a 14-year playing career. The retired defenseman played 121 NHL games from 1991-97 with the Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes.

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