ESPN AWARDED EXCLUSIVE U.S. MEDIA RIGHTS FOR 2016 WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY All Tournament Games Including Final, Semifinals and Round-Robin Games to be Televised Live Across ESPN’s Networks NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – ESPN has been awarded the exclusive U.S. media rights to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey,
Tim Rappleye – @teeraps NCAA HOCKEY According to veteran coach Rand Pecknold of Quinnipiac, there is a freshman in college hockey with numbers so gaudy, he should be considered a serious candidate for National Player of the Year. No, his name is not Jack Eichel. 20-year-old Kyle Hayton of Saint
*All information courtesy of the National Hockey League CIZIKAS GIVES ISLANDERS BREATHING ROOM Knotted at 2-2 late in the third period, Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:37 remaining in regulation to power the Islanders to their third win in their past four starts. * At 35-18-1 (71 points),
Pete Judge – @PeteJudgeJH RANGERS THIS WEEK Richard Nejezchleb was traded from the Brandon Wheat Kings to the Tri-City Americans yesterday afternoon, in a move that may seem troubling to some Rangers fans following the prospect’s career. Nejezchleb,a fifth round pick by the Rangers just this past June, is a
Chris Wassel – @ChrisWasselTHW DEVILS THIS WEEK This is where the New Jersey Devils find themselves now. They are straight at .500 on the season. How crazy is that? They were a team that could actually be projected to finish 12-18 games below .500 at one point based on how they were
Ian McLaren – @iancmclaren SABRES THIS WEEK The Buffalo Sabres gave the Boston Bruins a major scare Thursday, but, in the end, proved to be exactly what most people believe them to be: a “bad team”, in the very words of goaltender Jhonas Enroth. The Sabres actually held a 2-1
Tim Rappleye – @teeraps USA HOCKEY On a set overlooking the Olympic skating oval in historic Lake Placid, two men who could have passed for brothers discussed a hockey film project, their discussion airing on network television. One man was Liam McHugh, NBC’s boyish host of all things NHL, and
Pete Judge – @PeteJudgeJH JUNIOR HOCKEY Following a successful event in December in which the USPHL sent representatives to the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League midget showcase in Chicago, that same group of Tier 1 teams will be on display for fans and scouts in the New England area this weekend.