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Canada Wins Gold At The Women’s World Championship

Game highlights are below.

CALGARY, Alberta  - Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) tallied two goals here tonight as Team USA fell to Canada, 3-2, in overtime of the gold-medal game of the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

“I am really proud of this group.” said Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.), head coach of the 2021 U.S. Women’s National Team. “I thought we had great first period, we weathered the storm in the second and followed it up with a really good third period. Then you get to overtime and anything happens. Either way, I am really proud of what we accomplished here.”

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The “Bad Boys Of Hockey”

from Sammi Silber of WSH Hockey Now,

Back in 2004, on April Fool’s Day, “the real Tony Soprano” bought his hockey-loving son his very own pro team. It wasn’t a prank.

That’s just the beginning of the journey of James “Jimmy” Galante and his son, AJ Galante. Netflix shares the story of the family in the latest installment of the Untold docuseries titled “Crime & Penalties.” It takes a closer look at the mafia, hockey and the short-lived Danbury Trashers hockey club that established itself as the “bad boys of hockey” in the UHL, an affiliate of the NHL at the time.

“It was just such a surreal experience for me and my father,” AJ said of the film, which the Way Brothers reached out to him about in late 2018. “To see yourself on TV is definitely weird in a way. I knew it would be a great production.”

It’s exciting, gripping and catches you from the very first minute. Featuring interviews with Jimmy and AJ., as well as former members of the Danbury Trashers like Rumun Ndur and brothers Drew and Mike Omicioli (the epitome of brotherly love) and even UHL commissioner Richard Brosal, who delivers a message that resonates deeply with the narrative.


Now available on Netflix.

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Morning Line- Ken Campbell

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Women’s World Championship Coverage On The NHL Network

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Women's National Team, which has won the last five IIHF Women's World Championships, will begin its quest for a sixth straight gold medal on Friday (Aug. 20) with a preliminary round matchup against Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship. Opening faceoff is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The tournament, which is being staged in Calgary, Alberta, concludes on Aug. 31 with bronze and gold-medal games.

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Playoff Format For The AHL Next Season

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the qualification rules and format for the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs.

A total of 23 teams will qualify for postseason play when the 2021-22 regular season ends on April 24, with five rounds of playoffs leading to the crowning of a Calder Cup champion.

“Our clubs and their National Hockey League partners recognize the importance of playoff races and postseason experience on overall player development,” said AHL President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson. “Expanding the Calder Cup Playoff field will allow some 150 additional players to play more meaningful games in pursuit of a championship.”

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A Full Schedule For The OHL Next Season

from the OHL,

The Ontario Hockey League today announced 2021-22 regular season home openers for all 20 member teams.

The 680-game OHL regular season opens on Thursday October 7 with action in North Bay (vs. Peterborough, 7:00pm), Windsor (vs. Sarnia, 7:30pm) and Barrie (vs. Niagara, 7:30pm). Opening Week action continues on Friday October 8 with seven home openers followed by an additional five on Saturday October 9 and another on Sunday October 10.

The entire 2021-22 Ontario Hockey League regular season schedule will be released on Tuesday June 29 at 3:00pm.



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USA vs. Slovakia, Finland vs. Czech Republic: before and after the quarter-finals

The 2021 IIHF, Ice Hockey World Championship, is almost coming to an end. The USA faced Slovakia in the quarter-finals while Finland was against the Czech Republic in a similar match. How had the teams fared before reaching the quarters, and which two teams proceeded?

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AHL Plan For Next Season

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved a schedule unification plan that will see all teams play a 72-game regular-season schedule beginning in 2022-23.

As part of the plan, for the 2021-22 season, teams in the Atlantic, North and Central Divisions have the option of playing either 76 or 72 games, while teams in the Pacific Division will play 68 games. Additionally, there will be an increase in the number of teams qualifying for the Calder Cup Playoffs each year; details will be finalized and announced later in the offseason.

“I am very pleased that we were able to achieve a schedule of 72 games for all teams in the American Hockey League,” said Howson. “In coming together to create a plan that is fair and equitable, our owners have demonstrated a commitment to the long-term strength of the league.”

The following division alignment has been approved for the 2021-22 AHL season (National Hockey League affiliations in parentheses):

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Video- Canada Wins Gold At The World Championship

from the CP at TSN,

Nick Paul scored in overtime on an assist from Ottawa Senators teammate Connor Brown, and Canada completed its amazing turnaround at the world hockey championship with a 3-2 win over Finland in the gold-medal game.

Maxime Comtois and Adam Henrique also scored for Canada, which looked down-and-out after losing its first three games in Riga before going on an improbable run to the top of the podium.

Brown assisted on all three of Canada's goals in the final to end the championship with a tournament-high 16 points.

Mikael Ruohomaa and Petteri Lindbohm scored for Finland.


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Team USA Falls To Team Canada In World Championship Semi-Final Game

RIGA, Lativa – Colin Blackwell (North Andover, Mass.) and Sasha Chmelevski (Huntington Beach Calif.) both scored and Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) made 29 saves, but the U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Canada, 4-2, in the semifinal round at the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

“This has been one of the best groups I’ve ever coached character-wise,” said head coach Jack Capuano. “To lose our captain, our alternate, a top prospect, and to still be able to put this effort in tonight says a lot about this group. We still have a chance to come home with a medal and I know this group will give each other everything they’ve got to do so.”

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