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The Real Heroes

from Michael Hoffman at the Washington Examiner,

Today, he is encouraging other soldiers to turn to the sport to help them recover. Bowser is not only an NHL ambassador for disabled hockey, he is also a member of the Warriors Hockey Team, a hockey team comprised of soldiers from Walter Reed who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. He told me that by coming back to hockey, (he played before he was a soldier,) he was able to turn his health around.

“After I got wounded, I spent two and a half years at Walter Reed. I was in a wheelchair for a long period of time and started gaining weight. Once I got out their (on the ice) and really playing hard, the pounds I just started sweating them off,” says Bowser.

As Bowser was able to lose his wheelchair and use a prosthetic legs, he credits playing hockey, with getting his lower exterminates back into strength and his body back into health.

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The 2010 USA Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

from USA Hockey,

Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. V. George Nagobads and Jeremy Roenick make up the United States Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010, as announced today by USA Hockey. The five-member class will be enshrined into the Hall on October 21 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

“These five individuals truly represent the very best of our sport in many different facets and their contributions have been truly extraordinary,” said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. “We look forward to their formal induction in Buffalo this October.”

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  Tags: art+berglund, derian+hatcher, dr.+v.+george+nagobads, jeremy+roenick, kevin+hatcher

Hockey In Mexico

from Bill Meltzer at NHL.com,

The Mexican Hockey Federation has taken significant steps recently to increase the domestic and international visibility of its national program. Earlier this year, Mexico hosted two IIHF-sanctioned international tournaments. At the senior level, the Division II Group A World Championship took place in Mexico City. Several weeks earlier, Monterrey hosted the Under-18 Division III Group B World Championship. In recent years, the country has hosted the men’s Division III World Championship (2005) and the 2008 U-18 Division III Group A Worlds.

Mexico’s men’s national team won one of four games in the Division II Worlds, finishing fifth in the six-team field.

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What Do You Think Of Ovechkin Working For A KHL Club?

from Dmitry Chesnokov of PuckDaddy,

Believe it or not, but from July 1 Alex Ovechkin is employed by UHC Dynamo and even gets paid for his services.

Mikhail Tyurkin, UHC Dynamo’s President, told Sovetsky Sport, “Alex has already called me. He is now my official advisor.  He is now employed by UHC Dynamo.

July 1 was the official date Ovechkin became a team employee. “Alex will work on promoting our club.  And he will also work with children from our hockey school. He will hold a few master-classes. I think that famous people like Ovechkin should bring value not only to NHL teams, but to Russia as well, especially to the club that brought him up,” Tyurkin said.

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, khl

Demitra To The KHL

via Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Pavol Demitra has signed a one-year contract with Yaroslavl of the KHL, agent Matt Keator confirms to ESPN.com

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Will Mike Keane Play Another Year?

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,

The Manitoba Moose seem to have reached the conclusion they should begin considering life after Mike Keane.

Keane, Moose captain for the past five seasons, hangs in limbo these days, waiting to hear if he’ll be given the chance to play one more season.

After 22 years of pro hockey and at 43 years old, the fire still burns for Keane.

But this decision doesn’t lie just with the player. Management has to be a willing partner for the dance to continue.

So far, the Moose have had very little to say on the subject. Presumably, they are weighing their options on what Moose GM Craig Heisinger calls an “organizational decision.” In other words, the GM alone won’t be making the call on Keane’s future.

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Frozen Four Headed To Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has announced the host sites for the 2013 and 2014 Men’s Frozen Four. Pittsburgh, Pa., will host the 2013 Men’s Frozen Four at the Consol Energy Center, while Philadelphia, Pa., will serve as the host for the 2014 championship at the Wachovia Center.

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Sydor Retires And Named Asst. Coach For Houston Aeros

from HoustonAeros.com,

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Houston Aeros today named Darryl Sydor and Brian Wiseman as the Aeros’ Assistant Coaches. Sydor and Wiseman join Aeros Head Coach Mike Yeo in coaching the Wild’s AHL prospects. Sydor spent 10 of his 18 NHL seasons playing for the Dallas Stars and has won a pair of Stanley Cups. Wiseman teamed with Yeo to help the Aeros win the International Hockey League’s Turner Cup in the 1998-99 season.

    Sydor, 38 (5/13/72), retires after 18 NHL seasons and 1,291 games to join the Aeros coaching staff. Sydor spent the 2009-10 season playing with the St. Louis Blues.

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Not Much NH Talk Today So Let’s Talk Roller Hockey

from Jon Swenson of SharksPage,

Less than 2 years after a record 435 teams competed in the 2008 NARCh Finals at the Silvercreek Sportsplex in San Jose, the North American Roller Hockey Championship returns with a 2010 edition that again could feature more than 400 teams. “Foreign teams have been an important part of the NARCh Finals and we expect more than ever this year,” NARCh president Daryn Goodwin told California Rubber Magazine last month. “Since California has a bigger base of teams than any other state, we expect a large turnout for the Finals this year.”

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The History Of Black Hockey Goes Way Back

from John Paris, Jr. of Boxscore News,

It is time to shut down some myths and old stereotypical mentality of the past which remains alive.

First of all, ignorance has no colour! A case in point, ever since the airing of the hockey show,“Blacks in Hockey” where former and current NHL Black hockey players were the guests, Ray Neufeld, PK Subban, Tony McKegney, and Jamal Mayers resulted in negative comments, particularly from Whites.

As a Black man with a hockey pedigree, the most surprising and disturbing revelation was, this panel of Black participants did not know “their own” hockey history. To add more fuel to the fire, it goes without saying the remark by Ray Neufeld of “being more white than black” leaves one to wonder if mirrors exist in his world. His comment, or lack of diversity training, regardless of the intent made some waves among many of my white acquaintances, in newspaper commentaries, and in website blogs comments.

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