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Coachella Valley Firebirds beat Hershey Bears 4-3 in Game 1 of AHL's Calder Cup final

Jun. 14, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — John Hayden and Ryan Winterton each scored twice and the Coachella Valley Firebirds beat the defending champion Hershey Bears 4-3 on Friday night in Game 1 of the Calder Cup final. Chris Driedger made 16 saves for the Firebirds, with coach Dan Bylsma in his...

Edmonton Oilers scratch Evander Kane for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 13, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kris Knoblauch engaged Evander Kane in a conversation before the Edmonton Oilers started practice. The chat lasted roughly five minutes, and Kane left the ice just after hearing from his coach. Kane has been playing through a sports hernia that has hampered...

Utah Hockey Club will be the name of the NHL team in Salt Lake City for its inaugural season

Jun. 13, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

Utah Hockey Club will be the name of the NHL team playing its games in Salt Lake City beginning this fall, with a long-term identity still to come. Smith Entertainment Group announced the move Thursday and unveiled the initial logos and jerseys that will be used in 2024-25 in concert...

The NHL team that moved from Arizona to Salt Lake City will be known as the Utah Hockey Club in its inaugural season

Jun. 13, 2024 17:02 PM EDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NHL team that moved from Arizona to Salt Lake City will be known as the Utah Hockey Club in its inaugural season.

Blues name Alexander Steen as GM in waiting with plan to succeed Doug Armstrong in 2026

Jun. 13, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen is in line to become the first Swede to serve as an NHL general manager after the St. Louis Blues announced their front office succession plan Thursday. Steen was named special assistant to GM Doug Armstrong, with the intent of taking over for him...

Washington Capitals reach an agreement to buy CapFriendly site with NHL salary information

Jun. 12, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals reached a deal to buy CapFriendly, a popular site that has long been a source of NHL salary information and will soon no longer be available to other teams or fans. General manager Brian MacLellan confirmed the agreement in a statement Wednesday. The site will...

While youth hockey participation in Canada shrinks, the US is seeing steady growth

Jun. 12, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

Hockey was not in the cards for the Gershkovich family living in the Phoenix area until they were approached about a program that provided free gear and an eight-week program to try things out. “That’s kind of what roped us in,” said Phil Gershkovich, whose sons Eli and Josh...

Steady decline in youth hockey participation in Canada raises concerns about the future of the sport

Jun. 12, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BRAMPTON, Ontario (AP) — All four ice rinks at Susan Fennell Sportsplex are full of action on this winter Saturday morning, the air filled with the sound of hockey skates grinding through ice and pucks clanging off the glass. The scene is as familiar as the sunrise in countless...

Rising costs for youth sports represents a challenge for families in keeping children active

Jun. 11, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

The costs keep adding up — league fees, gear, travel — when it comes to youth sports in North America. It's a longtime issue exacerbated by inflation and hardly confined to the United States. The expense of playing youth hockey is one of the primary reasons cited by parents and...

New York selects Princeton, Canadian national team forward Sarah Fillier with 1st pick in PWHL draft

Jun. 11, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

Putting numerous women’s hockey accolades and a degree in psychiatry at Princeton behind her, Sarah Fillier is fully focused on her next career challenge: Being a difference-maker on a PWHL team in New York that struggled both on and off the ice. A New York team lacking identity,...