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October 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Although the NHL lockout will keep the Kings and Ducks off the ice at least through Oct. 24 there are still a number of hockey alternatives in Southern California. From the Ontario Reign — the Kings' ECHL affiliate — through college, high school, junior and youth leagues, teams are hoping to grab some of the spotlight usually dominated by the NHL teams. "We're definitely not taking advantage of anybody's misfortune," said Justin Kemp, president of the Reign. "But we are going to at least take advantage of the opportunity to promote ourselves and hopefully keep hockey in the front of people's minds in a positive way while the lockout is being resolved.
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February 18, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
For Team USA and host Canada, the first game of the Olympic men's hockey tournament was about shaking their jitters. Each was a little disjointed Tuesday, with Canada blanked by Norway for 22 minutes and the U.S. scoring only once in the first 25 minutes. Each gained momentum and wore down an inferior opponent. Canada defeated Norway, 8-0, and the U.S. sweated a bit before beating Switzerland, 3-1. "I think we had a lot of nervous energy as a team. I know for my part, I did," U.S. goalie Ryan Miller said.
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February 18, 1998
The reporter whose disclosure that Samuelsson carried an American passport led to the Swedish defenseman being kicked out of the Olympics has received threats from angry readers. Svenska Dagbladet, a Stockholm newspaper, reported a steady stream of e-mail, faxes and telephoned threats directed at reporter Janne Bengtsson.
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February 19, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Sidney Crosby didn't know that Olympic rules permitted him a second shootout attempt after his first try for Canada caromed off the right leg pad of Switzerland and Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller in the teams' preliminary-round game Thursday. "I wasn't sure what the format was," the Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise player said. "Then the coach came over and said, 'You want to go again?' " Given a second chance by Coach Mike Babcock , Crosby didn't miss. He beat Hiller to the stick side to start the fourth round of the tiebreaker and Canada goalie Martin Brodeur stopped Martin Pluss to salvage a 3-2 victory and two points for Canada against the hard-checking and resilient Swiss at Canada Hockey Place.
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February 19, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Their record in the Olympic hockey tournament is perfect, but their performance has yet to be more than adequate, and members of Team USA knew it. They foundered through a sloppy second period Thursday and distanced themselves from persistent Norway only by scoring three times in the last six minutes of a 6-1 victory in a preliminary round game at Canada Hockey Place. Yes, they're 2-0 after defeating Switzerland and Norway, but their power play didn't click until its fifth try and they were victimized by Norway for a short-handed goal that cut their lead to 3-1 at 8:37 of the second period.
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December 29, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Four Canadian television networks will provide live coverage of the announcement of Canada's Olympic hockey team Wednesday, and they'll be joined by the FAN radio network and live streaming on websites. The nationally circulated Globe and Mail newspaper plans to publish a 16-page supplement analyzing the roster Thursday. You think Canada is excited about the Vancouver Games? It is, and with good reason. Not only does the host country want to win at the game it claims to have invented, this could be the last Olympics to include NHL players.
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June 26, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Mats Sundin's immediate reaction told the story. "Are you serious?" he said. "You made my whole year. " Sundin, who played 13 of his 18 NHL seasons with Toronto, couldn't quite believe the call from the Hall of Fame. Sundin, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates were elected to the Hall on Tuesday. Sundin is the second Swedish player in the Hall, joining Borje Salming, another Maple Leafs icon. The induction ceremony is Nov. 12 in Toronto. Among those eligible this year for the first time but not elected was Brendan Shanahan, who is the league's chief disciplinarian.
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March 15, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Ian Laperriere is the King nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, as voted upon by the Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Assn. The trophy is awarded to the NHL player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
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February 28, 1987
The NHL would do well to keep their mid-season All-Star game against the Russians. As an avid hockey fan, I feel compelled each season to watch the NHL All-Star game. The overpaid pros' showcase is a bore, as is their excuse-me-did-I-bump-you-with-my-bodycheck attitude. Come on, NHL. Prove you are the best. If your All-Star team won't play the Russians, then how about a world championship against those great Russian players? LARRY JOE ALYEA Los Angeles
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