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Ken Pauly: coaching beyond the ice

Ken Pauly: coaching beyond the ice

By Libby Grygar

February 23, 2015

A sea of red flashes across the ice––Ken Pauly constructively, and quite aggressively, comments on the boys’ play. Sitting in on a BSM boys’ hockey practice and watching them play in a game setting, it’s easy to see why head coach Ken Pauly receives so much respect and honor in the greater hockey and BSM communi...

What is the future of the shootout in the NHL?

What is the future of the shootout in the NHL?

By TJ Kulfan, Divine Child HS, Dearborn, Mich.

November 25, 2014

It’s one of the hottest debated topics for hockey fans today: What is the future of the shootout? A shootout in hockey is simply a one-on-one between a skater and a goaltender from opposing teams. There are three rounds, and if there isn’t a clear winner after those three rounds, there will be su...

Popularity of wheelchair hockey continues to grow

Popularity of wheelchair hockey continues to grow

By Jake Hartline, Haverford HS, Havertown, Pa.

November 14, 2014

The whistle blew and the wheels began to turn, the sticks began to swing, and the ball began to roll. It is just another Saturday of hockey for the Philadelphia Powerplay, a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. As an organization, their goal is to provide a...

Club hockey team still seeks recognition from school

Club hockey team still seeks recognition from school

By David Beecher, Francis Howell Central HS, St. Charles, Mo.

October 29, 2014

Recognition. The most treasured reward in high school sports, felt by all those who put in the time to make their team great, except for hockey that is. Andy Moats and the rest of the hockey team deal with the ups and downs felt by the team due to hockey’s non sponsorship by Missouri State High School Activi...

Breaking the ice: Junior girl plays hockey on all-boys team

Breaking the ice: Junior girl plays hockey on all-boys team

By Ashtyn Cullen, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

February 10, 2014

The screaming fans, the buzzers, the fights, the speed, the ice.  Ice hockey is a difficult sport to play for anybody.  It is even more difficult being the only girl on an all-boys team, and 16-year-old junior Jenny Janowski knows what it’s like. Janowski has been on the team for years and love...

Hockey goaltenders struggle to fill the vital role

Hockey goaltenders struggle to fill the vital role

By Will Jarvis, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

January 15, 2014

With less than a minute left in the third period against Hill-Murray, BSM goalie Jalen Long lowered his head. The Pioneers just scored their seventh goal of the game and the rowdy student section at Aldrich Arena is not cutting the junior any slack. An audible “sieve” chant starts up by a front-row...

Grant Besse rounds out stellar high school career with Mr. Hockey title

Grant Besse rounds out stellar high school career with Mr. Hockey title

By Dan Nelson and Peter Best

September 5, 2013

From his very first games as a freshman, Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior forward Grant Besse seemed destined for glory, scoring four goals and adding an assist in his first two games in a Red Knight sweater. He finished his rookie season with 27 goals and 19 assists, a BSM record for goals in a se...

Brothers on and off the ice

Brothers on and off the ice

By Megan Parman, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas

September 5, 2013

Twenty-one boys take the ice at the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex. Players take advantage of the five minute warm-up time allotted, feeding off the energy from the stands. Two jerseys with the name Weinholzer make their way into the lights, one padded and ready to defend the net, and the other laced...