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Video- Wayne Gretzky Goes Back To Grade School

from Hometown Hockey (where you can watch additional videos),

As a child, Wayne Gretzky went to Greenbrier Elementary School in Brantford … One of his favourite teachers with Dennis Nash.  Wayne, who hasn’t been back to the school since 1973, visited the students, teachers and Mr. Nash for a surprise visit.


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Buffalo- The New Hockeytown

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

You have to hand it to Terry Pegula. The billionaire owner of the Buffalo Sabres had a vision of his city becoming the mecca of American hockey when he committed $172 million to privately finance the construction of the HarborCenter complex back in 2013.

Just two years later, that’s exactly what the city in western New York has become. With the state-of-the-art facility now fully operational, Buffalo has, or will soon, play host to events ranging from the Under-18 Women’s World Championship to the International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey Worlds to USA Hockey's All-American Prospects Game to the NHL’s Draft Combine.

At this point, it’s almost safe to assume that if it’s happening in hockey, it’s happening in Buffalo.

And Buffalo doesn’t just do it. The city does it right. That U-18 women’s event last January drew nearly 14,000 fans to HarborCenter, making it the event’s all-time second-best attended tournament. Fans, players and hockey officials came away raving about the atmosphere at the rink and the work of the organizers.

continued plus more hockey topics...

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Video- The History Of Hockey Cards

Ken Reid of Sportsnet with the story...


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Three New Members For The Hockey Hall Of Fame Selections Committee

TORONTO (December 1, 2015) – Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today the appointment of three new members to the Selection Committee to take effect in 2016.  The appointments were approved at the Board of Directors meeting held November 10, 2015 and subsequently confirmed by the enrolment of the new members.

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Red Berenson Reminiscing

tee rap of Rink RAP with some great stories from Michigan head hockey coach Red Berenson, like this on Bobby Orr...

“I was playing for the Rangers in his rookie year. We’d heard all this hype about this one player who was supposed to be so good at age 18. And Harry Howell was our veteran defenseman, I think he had won the Norris trophy the previous year.

So there was some talk about, there was no way this kid could be that good. I mean Harry Howell won the Norris Trophy. And after the first period we were looking around at each other and somebody said to Harry, ‘Harry, forget about the Norris Trophy. You’re never going to win that again.’ This is after one period in Boston against Orr his rookie year.” 

many more

thanks to an RT from Billy Jaffe for the pointer

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Video- Mark And Marty Howe On Their Father, Gordie Howe

A year ago, Gordie Howe was in terrible shape, today he is much better.


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Video- Hometown Hockey Feature On John Tavares And P.K. Subban

Hometown Hockey was in Corner Brook, Newfoundland this weekend and had some great video features.

Here is one on John Tavares and P.K. Subban and please check out all the rest of the videos.

P.K. Subban and John Tavares are two of the NHL’ s brightest stars and they forged a friendship as rivals in minor hockey. But the connection between the families started long before the two were even born.


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Former NHL Player Ian White Charged With Weapon-Related Offenses

from Rick Westhead of TSN,

Former NHL defenceman Ian White was arrested on Friday in Winnipeg and charged with a number of weapons-related offences, Winnipeg police said.

White was remanded into custody after his arrest and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Saturday, police spokesperson Eric Hofley told TSN. Hofley said he didn't know whether White has been released on bail.

White faces two charges of careless use or storage of a firearm or prohibited device, and single charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in an unauthorized place, unauthorized importing of a prohibited or restricted firearm, and breach of recognizance.


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Think Again Before You Build Your Outdoor Rink

from Jeff Hicks of the Waterloo Region Record,

Plan to invest time and toil in an outdoor rink this winter?

Think twice about tending backyard ice. You might be shovelling all your blister-bursting efforts into a quick-sinking slush fund. A flood of frustration may await you.

"This El Niño stuff, you know?" said Waterloo outdoor rink enthusiast Robert McLeman, who is part of a RinkWatch team of Wilfrid Laurier University researchers studying the melting future of outdoor rinks in a climate-changing Canada.

El Niño. Two words that pour salt in the skate-blade wounds of any outdoor ice surface.

McLeman sees a short season for outdoor ice brewing in a big pool of warmer water off the west coast of North America.


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A Real Hero

from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,

The perspective is a remarkable one, one that each time humbles, reassures and, especially today, staggers.

The perspective of a warrior, of a fighter, of a hero.

The perspective of a solider.

We’d talked Wednesday at Honda Center, before the Ducks-Oilers game, on a night when the military would be honored for Veterans Day. And, once again, I was astounded by the unrelenting commitment of someone willing to give their final breath.

Wade Scott told me about the day in 2011 when, during a firefight in Afghanistan, he was shot multiple times, four bullets ripping into his side and another through his wrist, leaving his left hand looking like “hamburger with fingers sticking out of it.”

Three more rounds struck him in the chest, the Army master sergeant able to tell the story now only because of the body armor that absorbed the Taliban’s worst.

Then, Scott, a veteran of 14 years of service, said this:

“That could have happened at any other time during any other deployment. A lot of things much worse happen to people all the time. It was just my day and I got lucky.

“But, yeah, I’d do it again tomorrow. That’s what our job is. It’s a passion. People tend to fall in where their passion lies. It’s part of who I am.”

We had met to discuss Defending the Blue Line, a nonprofit that assists military children interested in ice hockey.


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