FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY Nine UND alumni compete for the Stanley Cup
The best time of the year for hockey fans begins tonight: the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The question on everyone's mind is quite obviously "Who will raise the Cup?" Will it be the President's Trophy-wi... Posted on 4/30/13 at 6:16 PM
STAFF BLOG UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY Greene's day with the Cup
Matt Greene enjoyed his day with the Stanley Cup on Friday in his hometown of Grand Ledge, Mich.
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REGGIE TALES Celebrities and the L.A. Kings
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It was an atmosphere unlike anything that Lou Nanne has seen — before or since — in his long career in hockey. Now 71 years old, Nanne remembers fondly the reception his Minnesota North Stars team received returning home to the Met Center in Bloomington for Game 3 of the 1981 Stanley Cup finals after losing the first two games in New York to the Islanders.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.
Hooray for Hockeywood.
Four years ago, I got in touch with Los Angeles Kings assistant general manager Ron Hextall to do a story about his son, Brett, coming to UND.
In making small talk, I mentioned that his team just acquired a former Sioux in defenseman Matt Greene.
NEWARK, N.J. — Two quick flicks of his stick and Zach Parise traded a series of worsts for a game of firsts. Speeding behind the Los Angeles net to snare a botched clearing attempt by the Kings’ great goaltender Jonathan Quick, Parise needed but one quick turn around the corner and two quick flicks of his stick to poke the puck in the net.
Outside the UND men’s hockey locker room, there’s a piece of wall reserved for those who go on to win the Stanley Cup. Right now, there are 12 plaques featuring 10 different former Sioux players who have won hockey’s ultimate prize. As of now, there’s plenty of room to add plaques if needed. And that might be a good thing the way this playoff season is going. As the second round begins, seven former Sioux still have a shot at getting their names engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Angry, drunken fans ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. Video at the bottom of the story
But the party isn't coming cheap for the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, which will shell out more than $1 million for showing everyone a good time by broadcasting the games on giant, outdoor screens and then for paying extra police to protect their safety. Scroll down the article to see a video report on Game 6.
Raffi Torres scored on an exceptional pass from Jannik Hansen with 18.5 seconds to play, ending a scoreless standoff between star goalies Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas and sending Vancouver to a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins. It was Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Scroll down the article to see an Associated Press video report on the game.
Keith Ballard started skating at age 4. By the end of that winter, he was playing on a hockey team. The sport came natural to the Baudette, Minn., native, who went on to star at Lake of the Woods High School and the University of Minnesota. Now, Ballard is four games away from bringing hockey’s biggest prize back to Baudette.
For Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin, who won the Olympics with Sweden in 2006, it was just as important to earn a trip to the Cup finals for the first time in his career — and the first time in 17 seasons for the Vancouver franchise. Scroll down the article to see a video report on the Vancouver game.
Many in the crowd also teared up during the day’s most touching moment. The others started chanting “Big Buff” at their hometown hero, who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win hockey’s biggest prize in June.
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