Monthly Archive for May, 2013

: May, 2013

Yikes, OKC

Natural disaster strikes again in Oklahoma City: Another massive storm with tornado warnings left the OKC dressing room flooded and postponed Game 4; they’ll play Saturday and add a date Sunday. Mark

Crunch, Barons go up

Tyler Johnson did play, and he played in a game that went to the wire before an empty-netter gave Syracuse a 2-0 win over the Penguins and a 2-1 series lead. Richard Panik left early for the Crunch,

Linkage catchup

Syracuse tied up the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday but lost Tyler Johnson to what sounded like an inadvertent knee-on-knee with Chad Kolarik (who left briefly). Johnson didn’t practice yesterday;

Tornado relief in OKC

A pretty neat gesture from the PHPA and the AHL: Ticket revenue from Wednesday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Final will go toward relief for the OKC area, struck by tornadoes over two days last

School partnership, locals to Europe

Excellent and long-overdue news in high schools: The SCC and SWC announced a partnership beginning in the winter, teaming up to create a superpower hockey conference. The headliner is Notre

Pens all the way back

They pulled it off. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, dead in the water, facing the top team in the league, needing four in a row with the last two on the road… They pulled it off. Brad Thiessen made 34 saves

Islanders sign Chris Bruton/Griffins advance

The Islanders announced they’ve signed right winger Chris Bruton to an NHL deal for next year. Looks like he brings some grit and toughness; he was also captain of the 2008 Memorial Cup champions in

Pens force Game 7

There’ll be a seventh game Wednesday night in Providence, and you can thank or blame Brad Thiessen as appropriate. The Bruins were all over the Pens; Thiessen didn’t let a second one in, which gave

The 10th one’s the tricky one

Switzerland was 9-0 at the World Championship through Saturday. But Sweden is the World Champion, coming back from an early deficit to win gold on Sunday. The U.S. coughed up a 2-0 lead in the

Niederreiter, Switzerland looking golden

The rest of the organization waits at home, but Nino Niederreiter’s playing for gold on Sunday. He scored the first goal on a two-on-one off a neutral-zone turnover, and he assisted on Reto Suri’s