January 10, 2013 |
As the clock ticks hurriedly to NHL's opening night Jan. 19, the Ducks gathered Thursday at Honda Center for an informal practice without a coach partially to gauge where their conditioning is before the 48-game sprint of a labor-stoppage-shortened season. “From what I saw, the guys have taken care of themselves and I think we'll be ready to go,” said left wing Matt Beleskey, who spent three months of the layoff playing for the Coventry Blaze in England - the team covering his expenses with him funding his own insurance.
February 8, 2010
Kings-Ducks tonight When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 1150, 830. Records: Kings 36-19-3, Ducks 27-24-7. Season series: Kings 3-0-0. Update: Something has to give. The Kings have won a franchise-record nine consecutive games. The Ducks have won their last nine at home. Goaltending has been a key for both teams. The Kings' Jonathan Quick leads the NHL in wins with 34. The Ducks' Jonas Hiller was 12th with 23. But Hiller has 11 fewer starts after sharing the job with Jean-Sebastien Giguere before Giguere was traded to Toronto.
August 29, 2012
Unlike the Sept. 15 conflict of boxing cards pitting Mexican stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., there won't be another conflict of dates between super-bantamweight champions. Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer announced to The Times on Wednesday that World Boxing Council champion Abner Mares of Hawaiian Gardens will move off Oct. 13, and fight Anselmo Moreno on Oct. 27 at Honda Center in Anaheim. The date change clears a conflict with World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, who will defend his belts Oct. 13 at Home Depot Center in Carson against Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka.
October 12, 2011 |
Fittingly, "The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring" is an epic undertaking. "It's such a huge score," said composer Howard Shore, who won an Oscar for his work on Peter Jackson's 2001 first installment in his ambitious "Lord of the Rings" trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien beloved fantasy novel. "It's nearly three hours. It is really difficult to do. It requires 225 people on stage to play the music, a symphony orchestra and chorus. " For the performance, which comes to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, Ludwig Wicki conducts the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, Phoenix Boys Choir and soloist soprano Kaitlyn Lusk.
September 18, 2013 |
Ducks owner Henry Samueli, whose management company operates the Honda Center, said Wednesday he doesn't anticipate bringing an NBA team to the arena as a tenant any time soon but he remains committed to backing his money-losing NHL team and maintaining a state-of-the-art arena. Samueli and his wife, Susan, bought the Ducks from the Walt Disney Co. in 2005 and have since spent $80 million on arena improvements. That includes upgrading locker rooms to NBA standards and undertaking the $20-million Grand Terrace entertainment project that will open Oct. 10, coinciding with the Ducks' home opener.
March 29, 2011 |
The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved $75 million in privately backed bonds to "set the table" for the NBA's Sacramento Kings to make Honda Center their new home next season. The bonds will be backed by three companies of Henry Samueli, the Anaheim Ducks' owner and Honda Center operator, and are designated to pay for relocation fees the Kings will need to pay the NBA, along with improvements to Honda Center. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait called the meeting "historic" at its opening, and said after the vote he was "stoked" by the council's action.