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NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

Former Tennessee governor buying majority share of Predators

Jun. 17, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the Nashville Predators has agreed to sell the majority of his stake in the NHL team to former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The Predators announced the agreement Friday. No details of the purchase price were disclosed for a franchise valued...

NHL brings in sign language interpreter for commissioner

Jun. 17, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brice Christianson went to sporting events as a child and realized how inaccessible that world was for his deaf father. On Wednesday night, he stood 10 feet from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman translating English into American Sign Language for the annual state of the...

Bettman says NHL projected to set revenue record this season

Jun. 15, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league is projecting record revenue this season, an increase he credits to more scoring leading to higher television ratings and more interest in the game. Bettman at his annual state of the league address Wednesday before Game 1...

Tempe votes to negotiate with Coyotes on new arena project

Jun. 03, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tempe city council has voted to negotiate with the Arizona Coyotes on a proposed development of nearly $2 billion that would include a new arena for the franchise. The council voted 5-2 in favor after a seven-hour meeting Thursday night that included...

Today in History: June 2, Timothy McVeigh convicted

Jun. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2022. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...

Russians star in NHL playoffs as nation wages war in Ukraine

May. 30, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

A little more than a mile from the United Nations, where Russia’s war in Ukraine is front and center, the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanted goaltender Igor Shesterkin’s name in the final moments of a playoff victory. Similar scenes played out in the nation’s capital during...

Manson scores 8:02 into OT, Avs beat Blues 3-2 in Game 1

May. 18, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson was simply trying to hold his ground near the blueline with players flying at him. Not on the winning goal — he was that open — but from the group of teammates charging his way. Manson scored his first career playoff goal 8:02 into...

Expect more traditional playoff hockey in NHL's 2nd round

May. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

With full arenas around North America buzzing for the NHL playoffs for the first time in three years, the first round overflowed with energy that sometimes amounted to blowouts and full penalty boxes. By the time almost every series reached Game 6 — and five got to Game 7 — signs...

NHL closing in on seeing its first female coach

May. 12, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

Kori Cheverie reflects fondly on the conversations she had with her grandfather growing up in Nova Scotia, where he encouraged her to believe anything was attainable in sports. First woman to play for the Toronto Blue Jays? Sure. Hoist the Stanley Cup over her head while representing...