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A Star In The Making

Got to love love those small, acrobatic goaltenders!

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Golfer/Hockey Etiquette

from Risto Pakarinen at NHL.com,

Anyway, for Quinney, and other golfers the NHL teams will sponsor in the future, this obviously means some subtle changes so that the Coyotes’ and NHL’s brand can truly expand to the links. Here are my suggestions:


Naturally, “Howling” Jeff will wear the Coyotes logo on a Coyotes sweater, wearing a Coyotes helmet.


He has to grow a mullet. No matter what anyone says, a mullet looks cool under a helmet.


No teeth in post-tournament interviews.

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Goalies & Their Mask

from Hayley Mick of the Globe and Mail,

...And like divas with their “it” bags or businessmen with polka-dot ties, professional goalies have long expressed their individuality with customized paint jobs on their masks.

Now amateurs are getting in on the act, paying big money for helmet art to illustrate passions and alter egos ranging from Mr. Potato Head to Metallica to portraits of their children.

“I’m just aiming for an expression of my likes,” said Randy Hall, a 43-year-old father from Mississauga who plays senior men’s hockey three times a week wearing a tribute to his favourite band, Rush, on his head.

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Fun Was Had By All

Nice little feature from yesterday’s NBC Today Show, covering the pond hockey tournament recently in Minnesota.

*more at USA Pond Hockey

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Move Out The Cars, Put The Ice In

from the Barrie Examiner,

There’s no room for cars in Tim Bailey’s two-car garage in a south Barrie neighbourhood.

The ‘Ice Box Arena’ takes up all of the floorspace, 16 feet by 14 feet of natural ice for his children and area kids to play hockey.

“You get in there and it really takes you back,” said Bailey, 47, a former professional hockey player. “You hear the kids playing and the laughter.

“It’s such a great feeling. The passion comes out in the neighbourhood.”

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Hockey in the Shredder

Most press releases sent out by the NHL’s hockey teams are simple and dry updates, as you’d expect—but the minor leagues come up with some rather creative promotions sometimes.

The University of Michigan’s new football coach Rich Rodriguez has become enemy #1 in Wheeling, W.Va., and so The Wheeling Nailers (the “AA” affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers) decided to take advantage of the hard feelings.

Below is the full text of the team’s official press release from a couple days ago:

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The Afternoon Line

From Alyssa Milano at her NHL.com blog,

I actually bumped into Luc Robataille last night, and I haven’t seen Luc in probably 15 years. When he saw me, he said to me “I used to carry you around on my back!” because when I met him I was so little. When we spoke last night, I said “you know what? You were like my only high school friend. I never got to go to high school, so you’re like my only high school buddy!” He laughed.


note: more on Alyssa yesterday, as she promotes her line of NHL fashions at the ASG.

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Radio War In Atlanta

from Access Atlanta,

Shapiro accused Kincade, without naming him directly, of being “racist” for using the term “urban,” which is a common euphemism radio professionals have used for years for “African American.”

Kincade was upset that the NHL is putting its promotion dollars with the Zone instead of the Fan, which is home to the Atlanta Thrashers. Here’s a key excerpt:

So the NHL brings the showcase event of the sport to Atlanta and decides to “partner” their marketing effort with a station that does not promote or discuss the sport on a regular basis. The NHL chooses to “partner” for the event with a station that has a majority urban audience. There are NHL fans all over, but the vast majority of the fans of the sport are not following it or getting their information from urban stations.

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A Slightly Different Game

There’s not much of a difference, you are either sitting down or standing up, the attitude is the same!

Watch a nice feature on sled hockey…

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Hockey as Nature Intended

imageUSA Pond Hockey’s tournament is just getting underway.  Running from January 18th to 20th, there are 225 teams composed of 1,400 men and women playing 4-on-4 hockey—“the way nature intended.”

Developed by a group of passionate pond hockey enthusiasts from Minnesota with a sincere appreciation and respect for the purity of the game, the USPHC seeks to draw attention to the traditions of outdoor hockey while giving back to the community. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Herb Brooks Foundation, DinoMights Inner City Youth Hockey League and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

“It’s hockey as nature intended: on the pond, outside in the elements and during the absolute coldest time of year,” said Fred Haberman, co-founder of the tournament and president of Haberman & Associates public relations. “The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships provides the community a weekend to pay tribute to an important tradition, while bringing national attention to the purity that still exists in sport.”

*Photos, highlights, history and more info about the tournament can be read here. Video below.

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