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Spirit standout Mitchell Smith scores goal in hockey’s return to Saginaw

SAGINAW, MI – More than 5,000 fans helped the Saginaw Spirit usher in the 2021-22 season, celebrating a return to Saginaw hockey for the first time in 588 days. Saginaw Heritage graduate Mitchell Smith also celebrated, doing his part for the Spirit with a first-period goal that gave Saginaw a 2-0 lead. The Erie Otters, however, scored the next four goals to claim a 4-2 win Saturday in front of 5,278 fans at The Dow Event Center.
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Local man debuts for Blue Jackets for season opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–A central Ohio native will make his regular-season debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Thursday. “I think it’s kind of come full circle, and now I’m excited to play for real and get in front of these fans and be in their colors, in the city’s colors,” said Sean Kuraly, a center. […]
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Rockford IceHogs announce opening night roster

Rockford, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) [IceHogs news release] – The Rockford IceHogs have announced their 2021-22 Season-Opening Roster featuring 16 rookies, ten Chicago Blackhawks draft picks and a total of 31 players as they open their 23rd professional season tonight, Oct. 15, at Grand Rapids at 6 p.m. The IceHogs’ 31-player roster is compiled of 18 forwards, nine […]

Pat Falloon’s Advice for William Eklund

What advice does Pat Falloon have for William Eklund?. Like Eklund, Falloon was a lottery pick that went straight from the NHL Draft to the San Jose Sharks line-up. Falloon also had his own challenges too: He was the expansion Sharks’ first-ever draft pick, and charged, as a teenager, with carrying a squad that won just 28 games in their first two seasons.

Hurricanes host Islanders in season opener tonight

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – While watching nearly half of the NHL’s teams drop their opening game pucks already, the Carolina Hurricanes’ wait is now over as they’ll open the season Thursday at home against the New York Islanders. New goaltender Frederik Andersen will be between the pipes for puck drop...

Meet Sioux Falls Stampede’s head coach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls Stampede head coach Marty Murray played professional hockey for 15 years, including eight seasons in the NHL. Murray was a fourth-round pick by Calgary in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He also spent time with Philadelphia, Carolina, and Los Angeles, and built a name for himself with his work ethic.
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3 Winnipeg Jets Rookies to Watch in 2021-22

The 2021-22 NHL season is upon us, which means there is a whole new crop of rookies to watch out for. In the case of the Winnipeg Jets, there is no shortage of fresh faces who are poised to take the next step this season, should the opportunity become available.

NAHL Alumni Update: Former players on NHL opening night rosters

As the National Hockey League (NHL) opens its 2021-22 season, the NAHL alumni presence on opening night rosters continues to remain steady and significant. The NAHL is pleased to announce that a total of 35 NAHL alumni are listed on opening night rosters of NHL clubs. The list also includes...

NHL 22: EA Announces Long-Awaited Addition To Franchise Mode

Perhaps 2021 will go down as the year EA Sports started pouring back into the franchise mode community that has supported them for decades. On the heels of an improved, but still outdated Madden franchise experience, EA Sports is introducing new layers to the same mode in the NHL series.