February 8, 1992 |
U.S. hockey Coach Dave Peterson said his team "is not trying to play an overly aggressive style," despite complaints from Swedish Olympic Coach Conny Evensson that the United States was more rugged than necessary in a 3-2 exhibition victory over Sweden on Wednesday in Chamonix. "The Swedish coach will sit here and tell you it was the most physical game ever played," Peterson said. "I understand the Swedish press said we knocked out Bengt Gustafsson's teeth.
February 22, 1992
After reading Mike Downey's smear of USA hockey coach Dave Peterson's postgame behavior, I think Mr. Downey needs to acquaint himself with some facts. --The cheap shot against USA player Greg Brown left him with a concussion, a two-inch gash between his eyes and probably put him out for the tournament. --This incident couldn't have happened without the approval of Sweden's coaches, who were being out-coached and embarrassed by Team USA. --Like 1980 coach Herb Brooks, Peterson is a tough disciplinarian who stands by his players.
March 23, 1991 |
USA Hockey, governing body of the U.S. Olympic hockey program, announced Friday that the sport will not be included in the program of the U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles July 12-21. Instead, a four-team Olympic tryout camp will be held in June at St. Cloud, Minn. This will be the first time hockey competition has been shifted from the site of the Olympic Festival.
May 6, 2007
Re "A fight to put the brakes on a license plate law," April 29 The squabble over Indiana's "In God We Trust" license plate is simply another backdoor attempt at eliminating Christianity from the public square. If a state wants to offer more than one "standard" plate, it has the right to do so. And if the "In God We Trust" plate were to come with an additional fee, it would be constitutional for that money to go to religious organizations. Most Americans are indeed ignorant concerning civics, politics and the important issues of our day. One such issue is church-state separation.
February 11, 1992 |
The U.S. Olympic hockey team will have essentially the same lineup against Germany today as it did in its 6-3 victory over Italy Sunday, but its strategy will be slightly different. Coach Dave Peterson plans to emphasize speed in his game plan, hoping his team's swiftness can offset the Germans' size and age. Germany defeated the Peterson-coached United States team, 4-1, at Calgary in 1988. "They're never easy," Peterson said.
February 5, 1992 |
Dave Peterson, U.S. Olympic hockey coach, says his team has adjusted to the larger ice rinks in Europe after a grueling North American schedule. After beating France, 6-3, Tuesday night in Megeve, the United States will play Sweden tonight in Chamonix. Sweden won the world championship last year over the Soviet Union. The United States' first Olympic game will be against Italy on Sunday. The U.S.
May 5, 1985 |
Two unexpected losses by the Soviet national hockey team in the World Championships at Prague, Czechoslovakia, last week have jolted sports fans here and drawn sharp criticism in the press. It may be the worst sports setback in Russia since a scrappy young American hockey team defeated the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y. The Soviet team, which breezed to seven victories without a defeat in the preliminaries, received nothing but praise at the outset of the tournament.