March 27, 1993
Disney's announced prices for its hockey games suggest the team name should be the Mighty Ducats. BERNARD BRONSTEIN Fullerton
November 13, 1990
Four of the Gulls' 1991 road hockey games will be broadcast live on San Diego Cable Sports Network, the team announced. To make room for the additions, four of the currently scheduled games, which are televised on a one-day delayed basis, have been dropped. The International Hockey League games added are Jan. 26 at Peoria, Ill., 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 2 at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 28 at Salt Lake City, 6 p.m.; and March 29 at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. All times are local.
June 23, 2012 |
Eventually, you knew it would happen. Some 9-year-old boy from Orange County who started going to hockey games in Anaheim would grow up, turn into a legitimate prospect and get drafted by the Ducks. Saturday was that day. The Ducks made it happen at the NHL's Entry Draft in the second round at Pittsburgh, taking left wing Nic Kerdiles of Irvine at No. 36, the first time they drafted a player raised in Orange County. Kerdiles, heading into his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, not only attended Ducks games in their Stanley Cup run in 2007 but managed to go to Kings' playoff games, including two games in the Final this year against New Jersey, Games 3 and 6. The 18-year-old, who was born in Texas and has a French father and French-Canadian mother, didn't even hesitate when asked if he remembered his first Ducks game.
June 6, 2012 |
L.A. Live and the rest of the area surrounding Staples Center is buzzing this afternoon in anticipation of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils. Even though the puck doesn't drop for another two hours, fans are already chanting, "We want the Cup," as they prepare to root on the Kings to what would be their first NHL championship. The lines outside surrounding restaurants are filled with fans wearing purple, silver and black.
March 7, 2013 |
Stompin' Tom Connors, the legendary Canadian country-folk singer known for tunes that proudly raised a beer to hockey and other pillars of Canadian national culture, has died at age 77. One of Connors' signature tunes, "The Hockey Song," is practically a surrogate national anthem, regularly blasted at hockey games from Vancouver to Nova Scotia. Connors, a kind of cross between Merle Haggard and Gordon Lightfoot, also is known for workingman blues songs about long-suffering, hard-drinking proletarians, like "Bud the Spud" (about a potato-hauling trucker)
October 7, 2012 |
If there's anything more American than a college football game, it's the marching band's halftime show. Baseball games don't have it. Pro football games rarely have it. Hockey games definitely don't have it. It's a beloved oddity of tuba-flavored Americana jammed halfway between four quarters of watching giant men batter one another. And despite the brutality of American football - where the athletes get bigger and faster every year and careers are brutish and short - marching bands have helped usher nerd culture into the mainstream.