July 18, 2002 |
The Kings hired Long Beach Ice Dog Coach John Van Boxmeer as an assistant coach, signing him to a multiyear deal Wednesday. Van Boxmeer, 50, has been with the Ice Dogs for seven seasons, as vice president of hockey operations as well as coach. He replaces Dave Tippett, who was hired as coach of the Dallas Stars. Van Boxmeer said that after he knew Tippett had the opportunity to get a head-coaching job, he called King General Manager Dave Taylor to let him know of his interest.
April 18, 1997 |
Putting together a winning team is always easier on paper. Ask Long Beach Ice Dog Coach John Van Boxmeer, who in less than a year turned one of the International Hockey League's worst teams into one of its best. With the support of first-year owner Barry Kemp, Van Boxmeer's task was to make the Ice Dogs contenders for the Turner Cup; last season Long Beach was one of only three teams not to make the IHL playoffs.
June 11, 1999 |
Dallas vs. Buffalo Game 1: Buffalo 3, Dallas 2 (OT) Game 2: Dallas 4, Buffalo 2 Game 3: Saturday at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Game 4: Tuesday: at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Game 5: Thursday: at Dallas, 5 p.m. Game 6: June 19 at Buffalo, 5 p.m.* Game 7: June 22 at Dallas, 5 p.m.
September 14, 1995 |
John Van Boxmeer, coach of the Los Angeles Ice Dogs minor league hockey team, is well acquainted with former King coach Barry Melrose. They both coached in the American Hockey League, Van Boxmeer at Rochester, N.Y., and Melrose at Glens Falls, N.Y. So Van Boxmeer kept an eye on the Kings' scores when Melrose went to the NHL. Van Boxmeer was especially intrigued when Melrose led the Kings to the Stanley Cup finals in 1993 and credited positive-thinking guru Anthony Robbins for his success.
September 10, 1995 |
For the viewing pleasure of Valley residents, Los Angeles' new hockey team is offering aseries of dog day afternoons at Iceoplex. And mornings. And evenings. The International Hockey League's Ice Dogs open the curtain on their first training camp this morning at 10:30, a sneak preview of their inaugural campaign that the public is invited to attend without charge. The camp runs up to the Sept. 29 road opener at San Francisco against the Spiders. The home opener at the Sports Arena is Oct.
September 7, 1995 |
They met 25 years ago, probably in the corners or along the boards of a junior hockey rink in Canada. Anointed for stardom when the Montreal Canadiens made them top-20 draft picks, Larry Robinson and John Van Boxmeer were a couple of tall, hulking kids whose hockey future seemed limitless. They played together in the minor leagues and were paired occasionally in the NHL. But after a little more than three seasons as teammates, their paths separated.