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Utah Is Getting an NHL Team
Utah's NHL Team
Has Its First Name
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Utah's NHL Team Has Its First Name

Former Arizona Coyotes start play next season

(Newser) - The NHL team that will begin play in Salt Lake City next season received a temporary name on Thursday: Utah Hockey Club. The permanent name will be decided by fans, who are voting through June 20, the AP reports. The reveal was part of the announcement that the new owners...

US Hockey Players Can Sound Like 'Fake' Canadians
US Hockey
Players Can
Sound Like
'Fake' Canadians
new study

US Hockey Players Can Sound Like 'Fake' Canadians

Linguist explains the phenomenon

(Newser) - When linguist Andrew Bray was working on a study about slang used by hockey players, he got hung up on an odd question posed to him: "Are you trying to figure out why the Americans sound like fake Canadians?" That led him down a whole new avenue of study,...

Goalie Was Drafted in 2015, Just Made His NHL Debut

Ivan Fedotov's story got a little geo-political on his way to playing for the Flyers

(Newser) - Ivan Fedotov was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2015—which was great for the aspiring Russian goaltender, but a move made with "low expectations" on the part of the Flyers, as NPR puts it. Fedotov finally made his NHL debut with the Flyers on Monday night, some nine...

Team Will Have to Owe Fans That Bobblehead
Stolen Jagr Bobbleheads
Have Been Found
UPDATED

Stolen Jagr Bobbleheads Have Been Found

Souvenirs intended for Pittsburgh Penguins fan giveaway earlier this month have been recovered

(Newser) - "THE JAGR BOBBLEHEADS ARE HOME!" With that tweet by the Pittsburgh Penguins, "one of the more bizarre tales in NHL history" comes to a close, reports CNN . In a release Monday, the NHL team announced that a "special cargo recovery team" had "negotiated the return"...

Obscure NHL Rule Took Even Players by Surprise

Minnesota Wild pull goalie in OT, putting a point in jeopardy, but it pays off

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild won in overtime Sunday, but it's how they won that is generating some attention. Coach John Hynes pulled his goalie with the game at 3-3 in overtime, and the Wild then scored against Nashville with the extra offensive attacker. But as the Minneapolis Star Tribune explains,...

Case of Unopened Hockey Cards Sells for $3.7M
'Greatest Unopened Find'
of the Century Sells for $3.7M
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

'Greatest Unopened Find' of the Century Sells for $3.7M

Saskatchewan family's find could contain dozens of Wayne Gretzky rookie cards

(Newser) - Heritage Auctions calls it the "greatest unopened find of the 21st century." An unopened case of hockey cards from the 1979-80 season was sold for $3.72 million after a bidding war over the weekend, the Regina Leader-Post reports. The case of O-Pee-Chee cards contains 16 unopened boxes...

Police Chief Apologizes in Hockey Sex Assault Case

Chief 'not happy' it took nearly 6 years for arrests to be made

(Newser) - It took more than five years for the NHL players accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Ontario in 2018 to be arrested , and now Canadian police are apologizing to the woman. "I want to extend, on behalf of the London Police Service, my sincerest apology to the victim,...

4 NHLers Charged With Sexual Assault

5 members of Canada's 2018 world junior team surrender to police in London, Ontario

(Newser) - Five professional hockey players who were members of Canada's 2018 World Junior Championships team have been charged with sexual assault in London, Ontario. Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, Calgary Flames forward Dillon Dube, New Jersey Devils center Michael McLeod, Devils defenseman Cal Foote, and former Ottawa Senators forward Alex...

Players 'Pinching Themselves' as New Hockey League Begins

New York shuts out Toronto 4-0 in inaugural game of Professional Women's Hockey League

(Newser) - Jan. 1 was a fresh start for us all—and the beginning of a "new era for women's hockey," courtesy of the inaugural game of the Professional Women's Hockey League, a six-team venture that features some of the world's best female athletes on the ice,...

Rarity in NHL: Two 'Michigan' Goals on Same Night

Connor Bedard and Trevor Zegras score lacrosse-style

(Newser) - On the NHL's final night before its holiday break, Connor Bedard and Trevor Zegras combined for a stylish celebration of lacrosse. Bedard and Zegras each scored a lacrosse-style—or "Michigan"—goal on Saturday in a pair of highlights that likely will be watched repeatedly before the league...

NHL Rarity: A Goalie Goal
Pittsburgh Goalie
Joins an Exclusive Club
video

Pittsburgh Goalie Joins an Exclusive Club

Tristan Jarry becomes only the 14th NHL goaltender to score a goal

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry had an unusual stats line Thursday night: 39 saves on 41 shots—and one goal scored. Yes, Jarry became only the 14th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal as he launched a puck into Tampa Bay's empty net with about a minute...

After Hockey Player's Death, Girlfriend Found Engagement Ring

Family friends say Adam Johnson bought it before flying to England from Minnesota

(Newser) - Friends of Adam Johnson's family say the hockey player's girlfriend made a heartbreaking find after he was fatally injured during a game in England last month. The family friends tell USA Today that Ryan Wolfe, the 29-year-old player's girlfriend of three years, found an engagement ring in...

Arrest Made in Death of Hockey Player Cut by Skate
Arrest Made in
Fatal Hockey Injury

Arrest Made in Fatal Hockey Injury

Police in England say man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the death of an American hockey player who was fatally injured by a skate blade during a game in England last month. South Yorkshire Police say a man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter on Tuesday and he remains in custody, the BBC reports....

Young NHL Star Grabs a 1944 Milestone
Teen NHL Star Nabs
a 1944 Milestone

Teen NHL Star Nabs a 1944 Milestone

18-year-old Connor Bedard is the youngest player to score 4 points in a game in decades

(Newser) - The youngest player in the NHL didn't play like it on Thursday night: Connor Bedard had a four-point night for the Chicago Blackhawks, making him the youngest player to achieve that feat since 1944, reports NBC Chicago . The 18-year-old had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 5-3...

Former NHL Player Dies in Freak On-Ice Accident
Skate Cut Kills Ex-NHL Player

Skate Cut Kills Ex-NHL Player

UK Team, Pittsburgh Penguins mourn Adam Johnson

(Newser) - Adam Johnson, who played briefly in the NHL, was killed Saturday when the blade of a skate cut his neck during a game in England. The 29-year-old American was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in a Challenge Cup game against the Steelers, the BBC reports. The Panthers issued a statement...

Hockey's New Phenom May Be 'Starstruck,' Briefly

Connor Bedard, under big pressure with Chicago, debuts against Sidney Crosby of the Penguins

(Newser) - The NHL season begins Tuesday, and one game in particular is especially fitting: The Chicago Blackhawks play the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chicago has an 18-year-old named Connor Bedard making his NHL debut, and the teen is heralded as a generational player on par with superstar Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, who'...

His Fights Are Legendary. How Did That Leave His Brain?

When it comes to CTE research, Chris Nilan could end up being a fascinating subject

(Newser) - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, can only be diagnosed after death, and that diagnosis has been made hundreds of times among former football and hockey players who have suffered repeated blows to the head. Boston University's CTE center is now running a study on living subjects who might be...

NHL Coach Is Out Amid Player Privacy Controversy

Mike Babcock resigns before coaching a single game for Columbus Blue Jackets

(Newser) - A strange privacy scandal has ended Mike Babcock's time as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets almost as soon as it began. Babcock, 60, resigned Sunday, three days before the opening of training camp and before he'd even had a chance to coach a single hockey game...

Russian Hockey Player Accused of Spying

Poland says player in top league is 14th member of spy ring to be arrested

(Newser) - Polish authorities have detained a Russian hockey player who competes in a top Polish league on suspicion of spying, officials said Friday. "Russian spies are falling one by one!" said Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister and chief prosecutor. "A spy who operated under the guise of an...

A Legend of Hockey Had CTE
A Legend of Hockey
Had CTE

A Legend of Hockey Had CTE

Montreal Canadiens great Henri Richard is diagnosed posthumously

(Newser) - The late Henri Richard is a hockey Hall of Famer who has a record 11 Stanley Cups on his resume and, now, a more troubling legacy: The Montreal Canadiens star had chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in 2020 at age 84, according to the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, per...

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