Denmark’s Kristine Melberg Is in a Halifax-State of Mind
For the first time since 1992, Denmark will be competing in an IIHF Women’s World Championship. 2020’s tourney will be held in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia from Mar. 31 through Apr. 10. 19-year-old defender Kristine Melberg hopes that she will be one of the Danes selected to compete in Canada. She is one of […]
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California Golden Seals 1974 NHL Draft Recap
1974 marked the beginning of the final two seasons for California Golden Seals hockey. The NHL took over ownership of the struggling franchise in January of that year. Much would change for the team from that point forward, including their eventual relocation. The club adopted new colors heading in 1974. The Seals switched from their […]
One for the Ages: Tom Barrasso’s 1983-84 NHL Season
The 1983-84 Buffalo Sabres belonged to Scotty Bowman. The winningest coach in NHL history – and arguably the all-time greatest hockey coach at any level – was also the team’s GM and had his fingerprints all over that team. From pulling off some of the bigger trades in Buffalo history, to maintaining longtime veterans, to […]
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Kansas City Scouts 1975 NHL Draft Recap
The 1975-76 season was the Kansas City Scouts’ final season of existence as an NHL team in Kansas City, Missouri. The Scouts were initially baptized into the league alongside the Washington Capitals for the 1974-75 season. Excluding 1979 when the NHL held an expansion draft in order to bring aboard four teams as part of […]
Buffalo Beauts Mailbag Volume Five
So far, 2020 has not been very kind to the Buffalo Beauts. They are 0-4 since the new year began and are currently in the midst of an 8-game winless streak. With only six regular season games to go in the 2019-20 NWHL season – only two of which are at home – the team […]
Alva Johnsson Is Long Island Sharks’ Most Complete Player
Freshman forward Alva Johnsson brings a queen’s ransom of intangibles to the Long Island Sharks Women’s Hockey program. In their inaugural season of NCAA Division I play under head coach Rob Morgan, the Swedish Johnsson is not only one of her team’s captains but is also their most complete player. She has the speed and […]
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Getting to Know TPS Turku Forward Viivi Iso-Kouvola
TPS Turku is primarily utilizing forward Viivi Iso-Kouvola for her defensive prowess and forechecking ability, but she believes that she can add a layer of offense in the years ahead. Right now though, she is primed for neutralizing opposing offenses. “I guess you could say I have that role with our team, yes,” Iso-Kouvola told […]
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One for the Ages: Jim Schoenfeld’s 1979-80 NHL Season
When rugged defenseman Jim Schoenfeld broke into the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1972-73 season, you would have been hard-pressed to find a tougher hockey player. A 20-year-old, fiery redhead who was larger than most of his contemporaries at 6-foot-2 and over 200 pounds. With a mane of sweat-laden hair that touched upon […]
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Beauts Maddie Norton Making the Most of Her Opportunities
Buffalo Beauts rookie forward Maddie Norton is looking to make the most of her opportunities this NWHL season. Used sparingly throughout Buffalo’s first 18 games, Norton made her first back-to-back appearances of 2019-20 when the team was on the road in Minnesota. Though she debuted earlier in the season when the Beauts hosted the Boston […]
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What Sarah Casorso’s PTO Can Do for the Beauts
The Buffalo Beauts had a very familiar face in the lineup when the team flew to Minnesota for a pair of games against the Whitecaps. Former defender Sarah Casorso – an Isobel Cup champion and a Beaut from 2016-17 into 2018-19 – signed a professional tryout offer to rejoin the team for at least the […]
Boston Pride Sign Juron for Rest of NWHL Season
The Boston Pride added a 22nd player to their roster for the remainder of the 2019-20 NWHL season. The league announced on the morning of Jan. 10 that former Buffalo Beauts forward Jordan Juron had officially signed with the Pride. Juron played on a professional tryout contract for Boston during their last two games against […]
Anaheim Ducks’ 50-Goal Scorers
Ever since Maurice “The Rocket” Richard became the first to do so in 1944-45, scoring 50 goals in one season has been the pinnacle plateau for NHL goal scorers. The magic 50-number has distinguished the true “snipers” of the league. While Wayne Gretzky once scored 50 in only 39 games – an NHL record – […]
Ukraine to Debut in Women’s World Championship
The Ukrainian Women’s National Hockey Team will be playing in an actual IIHF World Championship for the first time ever. Nearly a year ago, the Ukrainians competed in the 2019 Division II B qualification tournament. Going up against South Africa, Belgium, Hong Kong and Bulgaria, the Ukrainians allowed a mere five goals through four games […]
‘Drop the Puck: Hockey Every Day, Every Way’ – Book Review
“Drop the Puck: Hockey Every Day, Every Way” is the fifth installment in Jayne J. Jones Beehler’s The Official Adventures series. The focus of Beehler’s work is to demonstrate that hockey is indeed for everyone, no matter what challenges an individual might be confronted with. Each book in the The Official Adventures series is centered […]
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One for the Ages: Dave Keon’s 1979-80 NHL Season
By the time Dave Keon returned to the NHL for a curtain call with the Hartford Whalers, he was 39 years old. Even at 39, he was still only the third oldest player on the team behind fellow legends Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull. As the 1979-80 season progressed, Keon would turn 40 while Howe […]
2020 WJC Team Kazakhstan Final Roster
Team Kazakhstan is primed for their first consecutive top division appearance in the World Juniors since 2009. Their roster is now finalized, and the question becomes whether or not it is good enough for a “three-peat” and an avoidance of relegation once more. While upsets are known to happen in this tournament – and if […]
2020 WJC Team Germany Final Roster
Germany’s final roster for the 2020 World Junior Championships has been decided. The talent is there, but is there enough of it to make this team a viable one? The hope is that head coach Tobias Abstreiter’s roster has the potency to keep them in the Top Division for at least another year. Their top-end […]
Buffalo Beauts Mailbag Volume Four
It is Christmas Eve, and the Buffalo Beauts are now only days away from their Labatt Blue NWHL “Buffalo Believes Classic” outdoor game at Buffalo Riverworks. The Beauts and the Metropolitan Riveters will be squaring off for their first meeting of 2019-20. Approximately 1,000 fans are expected to turn out for this game, which also […]
Los Angeles Kings: The Foundation of Royalty
In March of 1965, NHL President Clarence Campbell began a formal process to expand the National Hockey League from six teams to an even dozen. The maneuver would see franchises placed in both the midwest and the west coast, in addition to the league’s already established “Original Six”. Numerous cities sought to be a landing […]
Clara Rozier: Forging France’s Future in Women’s Hockey
France’s Women’s National Ice Hockey Team is in the process of creating hockey history. After winning gold at the 2018 Women’s Division IA World Championship – played on their own home soil in the town of Vaujany – the French women have been promoted to the top division in women’s hockey for the first time […]
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