September 7, 2012 |
The sobering and straightforward account of a task force assigned to examine the culture and climate of the Boston University's men's hockey program was revealed in a letter and report on Wednesday on the website of BU President Robert Brown. "The Task Force concluded that the unique culture of men's ice hockey, played at the highest collegiate level, and the preeminent status of our team on campus contribute to a celebrity culture and an isolation of these athletes from the majority of our student body,” Brown said in the letter.
October 24, 2012 |
The NHL's New York Islanders, unable to work out a deal to renovate or replace the Nassau Coliseum, announced Wednesday they will join the NBA's Nets in moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Islanders announced a 25-year agreement to play in the new arena, which will seat only about 14,500 people for hockey. The move will take effect for the 2015-16 season. Cue the jokes about whether the NHL, which locked players out on Sept. 15 and on Tuesday declined an invitation from the players' union to restart negotiations, will have resumed play by the time the Islanders' move becomes official.
June 29, 2013 |
In 2010, it was Brian Burke leading the way in assembling Team USA for the Olympics in Vancouver and then-Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson behind the bench. This time, the tandem at the top for Sochi, Russia, in 2014 will be Nashville President and GM David Poile as general manager of Team USA, and the Penguins' Dan Bylsma as coach. Burke, who is a consultant with the Anaheim Ducks, will serve as director of player personnel. The announcements were made official Saturday at a news conference in New York.
July 25, 2001 |
As Coach Herb Brooks had hoped, the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team will meet Sept. 4-7 in Colorado Springs, Colo., thanks to the NHL Players Assn.'s decision to drop its opposition to holding preseason camps. However, the session--like the camp to be held simultaneously by Team Canada--won't be mandatory. It's also unclear whether coaches will be permitted to go on the ice with players, especially those nominated to the preliminary roster but who might not make the final 23-man roster.
August 10, 1998 |
Bullfrog President and General Manager Stuart Silver is expected to be in Nevada today to make an offer to buy the Reno Rage of the West Coast Hockey League. Silver said he intends to place $250,000 from unspecified investors with a Nevada bankruptcy trustee. He said his agent, Canadian sports broker Al Howell, believes the offer has a good shot of being forwarded to a federal bankruptcy court.
February 24, 2010 |
Redemption was at hand as the Canadian Olympic hockey team was about to polish off an 8-2 rout of Germany and advance to the playoff quarterfinals, so the crowd at Canada Hockey Place was feeling giddy Tuesday. A cry arose from the stands, loud and proud: "We want Russia! We want Russia!" You sure about that? "Good idea," affirmed Canada's captain, Scott Niedermayer. The question is whether he and his teammates will still think it's such a great notion Wednesday, after they face the powerful Russians in a matchup that was projected to be the Olympics' grand finale but was moved up by Canada's preliminary-round loss to the U.S. and consignment to a qualifying playoff round.