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Sophie’s Squad Raising Mental Health Awareness For Youth Athletes In Minnesota

ROGERS, Minn. (WCCO) — A nonprofit is raising mental health awareness for youth athletes here in Minnesota, inspired by a young hockey player gone too soon. Friday was opening night of the high school hockey season. But it was about so much more than hockey. “We’ve been working with many organizations and trying to put this all together to raise awareness for something that’s very important to all of us,” said Olivia Wlasching, a Centennial High School hockey player and member of Sophie’s Squad. The organization Sophie’s Squad took over the Roger’s ice rink for mental health awareness, in honor of it’s namesake,...
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Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 7 (2022)

Seven weeks into an NHL season, permitting teams to play outside of their divisions with fans back has fully rejuvenated the sport. The parity and energy on display have led to surprising starts for preseason contenders and pretenders alike, as Edmonton continues to boast the top two point leaders in Leon Draisaitl (C – EDM) and Connor McDavid (C – EDM), while Washington has seen the resurgence of veterans Alex Ovechkin (LW – WAS) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (C – WAS) lead the Capitals to 70 goals. Remember Buffalo? They were a fun story to begin the year, but their recent play has soured, leaving the Sabres on a four-game losing skid entering Thanksgiving weekend. Conversely, the return of Sidney Crosby (C – PIT) has transformed Pittsburgh’s outlook for the better, as the Penguins are in the midst of a four-game winning streak after a sluggish start.
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The Hockey News

IIHF Meets to Review Olympic Eligibility of Chinese Players

The International Ice Hockey Federation council held a call Friday to review the Olympic eligibility of Chinese men’s national team players, though no decisions were made about the host country’s status for the upcoming tournament in Beijing. Officials are set to review information from the Chinese Ice Hockey Association about...
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All-Region Field Hockey Player of the Year: Winthrop’s Maddie Perkins

Maddie Perkins sums up her senior season in one word: exciting. The Winthrop standout helped the Ramblers win the Class C state championship — she scored the game-winning goal with about a minute left in the title game — and finish with a perfect 18-0-0 record. She scored 33 goals, a school record, and recorded 22 assists. She was named Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and chosen for the Maine Field Hockey Association All-State team.

Hockey great 'Fats' Delvecchio closes in on 90th birthday

This column was born out of a long-ago introduction to a now-retired teacher at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School. The teacher’s name: Francine Delvecchio. “Delvecchio?” I responded back in 1998, pleasantly startled by the familiar hockey surname. “Any relation to ‘Fats’ Delvecchio?”. “My uncle,” Francine confirmed. Fast-forward 23 years later...

OwnersBox Week 8 NHL Lineup Picks: Contest of the Week - Weekly Fantasy Hockey

Welcome back RotoBallers! The NHL season heads into December with Week 8 and we have an excellent salary cap contest for you over at OwnersBox!. For those who do not know, OwnersBox is a fantastic weekly fantasy sports platform that offers plenty of game setups to fulfill your desire to draft throughout the season. And the big one that we're focusing on right now: NHL weekly salary cap contests!

Goaltender duel leads to one-goal victory for Oswego State women’s hockey

OSWEGO — A pure goaltender battle for Oswego State women’s hockey and William Smith College lasted until there was 14:55 left in the game. Entering the third period, the Lakers were leading the shot totals against the Herons 27-8. During the intermission, Oswego State head coach Mark Digby talked with his team about bringing more energy and using a “volume shooting” mentality — throwing more pucks at the net and then quickly retrieving it and reloading for the attack.

I’m thankful for in-person Wild hockey

It was a frigid and windy night in Newark on Wednesday. With the wind blowing in my face after walking out of the automatic rotating door at the airport, I had one mission in mind: Get to the game. The plane arrived right on time, and I had plenty of time to get to the Prudential Center, but the excitement was swelling up like a nasty bruise from a hard slapshot or an aggressive slash. It was hard to contain the giddiness that I found sitting in my chest.

Hockey Battles Back to Defeat AIC in Wild Affair

Canisius scored five unanswered goals to rally from a 4-1 deficit and defeat AIC, 6-5, in Atlantic Hockey Association action Friday at LECOM Harborcenter in downtown Buffalo. Graduate student Austin Alger and sophomore Max Kouznetsov scored two goals each for the Golden Griffins (8-5-1, 5-2-0 AHA) while graduate student Joey Matthews and junior Daniel DiGrande accounted for the other two Canisius tallies. Junior Jacob Barczewski made 20 saves in goal for the Blue and Gold.

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Is there any hope for Elias Pettersson this season?

If there’s anyone who earned their U.S. Thanksgiving meal this year, it was Nazem Kadri. With extra stuffing, too. No doubt about it, fantasy owners are supremely thankful. The Colorado centre, who conveniently enough is in a contract year, started the season as an afterthought in most standard drafts. Not so much anymore.

Local pro hockey: Watertown takes down Columbus at Municipal Arena

WATERTOWN — Credit Colin Chmelka and the Watertown Wolves with a workmanlike effort Friday night that generated a victory. Chmelka scored the go-ahead goal and fellow rookie and goalie Breandan Colgan made 22 saves, as the Wolves outlasted the Columbus River Dragons, 4-2, before a spirited crowd of 711 at Watertown Municipal Arena.

Rowan field hockey’s season comes to an end in the NCAA semifinals

HARTFORD, CT – The Rowan University field hockey team’s run came to an end in the NCAA semifinals as the No. 4 Profs were defeated by top-ranked Middlebury, 4-1, at Trinity College’s Robin L. Sheppard Field Nov. 20. Kristiina Castagnola and Molly Gorczyca were named to the Final Four All-Tournament...
Worthington Daily Globe

WHS boys hockey team reinforced by strong senior class

WORTHINGTON — Seniors Konner Honius and Andrew Benson were captains on last year’s Worthington High boys hockey team, and both will be Trojan leaders again this winter. And they’ve got a lot of help. “It’s a really good senior group,” said head coach Tyler Nienkerk. “If everybody’s available I think...
San Francisco Chronicle

Why Roy Sommer keeps coaching after 2,021 games of ‘grueling’ minor-league hockey

On a mid-November morning in southern British Columbia, San Jose Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer looked out his hotel-room window and began to worry. Relentless rain threatened to flood the river across the street. If the nearby Trans-Canada Highway became undrivable, the San Jose Sharks’ top minor-league affiliate would have no way to reach the airport and fly home. Being stranded in Abbotsford, B.C., just 4 miles north of the U.S. border, was not how Sommer envisioned ending this early-season trip.
Duluth News Tribune

Former Mr. Hockey Jack Peart signs as athlete with The Rink Live

Jack Peart, a freshman defenseman for the St. Cloud State Huskies and a 2021 second round draft pick by the Minnesota Wild, is the latest addition to The Rink Live Athlete team. Forum Communications announced Monday that it is partnering with athletes to expand The Rink Live brand as the...
Daily Gazette

Union hockey’s Anhorn happy to be playing again after injury

SCHENECTADY — After not playing last year because Union hockey canceled its 2020-21 season because of the coronavirus, the last thing junior defenseman Dylan Anhorn wanted to do was miss games this season. But as luck would have hit, Anhorn was injured in the second game of the season against...