UBS announced an exclusive, 20-year naming rights agreement with Belmont Park Arena, the new home of the New York Islanders. Located at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., UBS Arena is still expected to open for the 2021-22 National Hockey League season despite a two-month pause in construction due to the coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading “UBS Secures Naming Rights to Islanders’ New Arena at Belmont Park”
The “Winnipeg Whiteout” began in 1987 when the Winnipeg Jets were playing the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs. In an effort to create an intimidating home atmosphere, both teams introduced color-themed initiatives; the Flames had their “C of Red”, with fans wearing red, while the Jets responded with the “Winnipeg Whiteout”, the brainchild of Rod Palson of Palmer Jarvis Advertising. Continue reading “How the Winnipeg Jets’ Success is Benefitting Manitoba’s Less Fortunate”
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”
The age-old debate of club vs. country is back in the limelight as the National Hockey League put its foot down regarding its players participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Continue reading “NHL Says ‘No’ to 2018 Winter Olympics”
The National Hockey League selects three stars each week and each month, as a way to highlight the best individual performances during a given time period. Three stars are picked out after each game as well. Continue reading “Unique Prizes NHL Teams Award to Their Player of the Game”
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.
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.
Continue reading “Minnesota Wild 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.
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.
When the Montreal Canadiens season ends April 9, goalie Ben Scrivens will go home to Denver and ponder his next move. He can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, his future in hockey wide open and uncertain at the same time.
But he won’t be the only member of the Scrivens family with a decision to make.