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SHU announcement due: Late Sunday notes

Edit, 11:40 a.m.: here’s the official announcement. While we’re here, the Islanders also invited Colin Markison and Tanner Fritz to training camp. The league spilled their beans about 10 days ago, but

Rookie camped/World Cup at last

Dropped in on rookie camp this morning on the Island. Best shape of their lives, etc. Seriously, good to see some of the guys and the staff again. A couple of weeks until they show up here. Gathered a

Remembering: Sept. 7 notes

It’s Sept. 7, which used to mean the Blogiversary, but now memorializes tragedy. It’s five years since the plane carrying Lokomotiv Yaroslavl went down on takeoff, ultimately killing all but one

Canada reigns: Sunday notes

At Worlds, the surprising win over the Czechs turned out to be the only surprise the United States had: We’re No. 4. Frankie Vatrano scored both goals in a 7-2 loss to Russia for the bronze. The good

Bears up 2-0/Why is it always Canada?: Saturday notes

The Bears have held serve at home, and now it’s up to the Marlies to do the same up in Toronto. Carter Camper scored at 9:09 of overtime to give the Bears a 3-2 win Saturday and a 2-0 series lead.

Bears win 1: Friday notes

Shots on goal tell little sometimes. This did not feel (and admittedly, I’m saying that with divided attention from afar) like a low-event Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but shots were very

U.S. advances/Paul departs

Keith Kinkaid stopped three of three in the shootout, Auston Matthews had the only tally in the bonus round, and the U.S. moves on to the semis at the World Championship with a 2-1 win over the Czech

Farewell, Howie: Wednesday notes

A fond tip of cap to Howie Rose, stepping down after 21 years as Islanders play-by-play guy on TV. Fortunately still got him in the summertime. World Championship quarters on Thursday. (USA-CZE at

Czechs next: Worlds notes

At Worlds, the United States got to overtime with help from a Brock Nelson power-play goal, which was just enough to sneak through to the quarterfinals. And that was all they did; Tomas Marcinko

Marlies, Monsters move on: Monday notes

A phenomenal finish to a great series between, perhaps, the two best teams in the AHL. It goes to Toronto, 4-3 and 4-3, in Game 7 at Ricoh Coliseum. The teams combined for five goals in the third,