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The Return Of The Flying Fathers

from Megan Hoegler of the Columbia,

They were called the Harlem Globetrotters of hockey. From getting pies in the face to playing with tiny sticks as “penance” for penalties, the Flying Fathers combined crowd-pleasing antics with real skills on the ice.

Unlike the Globetrotters, however, the Flying Fathers wore a second uniform as well — the black clerics and Roman collars of Catholic priests. During their heyday in the 1960s and 70s, they played across North America and Europe, bringing communities together and raising millions of dollars for good causes.

Now, nearly a decade after the Flying Fathers left the ice, the team has been brought back to life. Led by Father John Perdue, 33, the vocation director for the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario, a new troupe of priests have laced up their skates to fill arenas with laughter and raise funds for charity.

The roster is filled with members of the Knights of Columbus, and their games typically feature the “episcopal ordination” of the first scorer, rule-breaking shenanigans by Sister Mary Shooter, the hockey-playing nun, and other slapstick surprises.

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Video- Drive Along With Chris Pronger

Colby Armstong and Chris Pronger talk while driving.

 

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Video- Average Joe Playing Hockey

via the YouTube page of GQ,

In episode 1 of Above Average Joe, GQ writer Clay Skipper tries to answer the question: is it really that hard to stop a pro-grade slap shot? But first, he has to learn how to ice skate...and put on his gear...and not flop around like a fool. Join Clay as he takes in this challenge with help from a doctor, skating and hockey coaches, Stanley Cup champion Chico Resch, former NHL player Anson Carter and even Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.

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Video- TSN Original: The Mystery of Paul Ranger

via TSN's YouTubee page,

In 2009, former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger vanished from the NHL, the reason for his departure was a mystery. After years of pain, support and victory Paul shares his story of mental health in the deeply personal TSN Original: The Mystery of Paul Ranger.

 

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Goalie- A Film On Terry Sawchuk

from the CP at Sportsnet,

A biopic tracing the brutal life and extraordinary career of goaltender Terry Sawchuk is hitting the big screen in March.

"Goalie" stars Mark O’Brien as the Winnipeg-born hockey great, whose run through the ’50s and ’60s established him as one of the winningest goaltenders in the National Hockey League’s history.

Kevin Pollak of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" plays general manager Jack Adams while O’Brien’s real-life wife Georgina Reilly of "Murdoch Mysteries" plays Sawchuk’s wife, Pat. The movie was shot in Sudbury, Ont.

Producers say the film follows Sawchuk from his youth in Winnipeg to Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York between 1950 and 1970. That includes his 103 shutouts, the 400 stitches to his face, and tragic death at age 40 in 1970....

"Goalie" is set to open March 1 in Toronto and Vancouver, before hitting other cities in the spring.

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How Professional Sports Organizations Like NHL Profit From Social Media

The success of today’s NHL, and all American professional sports for that matter, depends greatly on the state of their social media profiles. While television and sports magazines once presented the prime source of information for NHL events nationwide, today’s fans rely more on the content that gets posted on social media.

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Former NHL Player Dan Maloney Has Passed Away

He was 68 years of age.

 

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Video- Paul Bissonnette Shows Jalen Ramsey Some Hockey

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey receives an up-close experience to NHL action as Paul Bissonnette shows him some VIP treatment for the Nashville Predators' game against the Boston Bruins in Episode 1 of NHL First Timer.

 

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Golfer Bryson DeChambeau Suffers A ‘Hockey’ Injury

from Brentley Romine of GolfWeek,

Notice the bandage on Bryson DeChambeau’s hand Sunday at TPC Summerlin? Turns out, DeChambeau injured his right hand on Saturday night while trying to pump up the crowd at an NHL game in Las Vegas.

DeChambeau was a special guest of the Las Vegas Golden Knights and was asked to “ring the siren” before the start of the third quarter. While cranking the air horn, DeChambeau said Sunday that he “ripped part of my hand off.”

“I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m really in some doo-doo; not in a good place,’” DeChambeau said.

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