Hockey Coach Uses Glasses And Cane To Mock "Blind" Referee, Gets Ejected

Sometimes I think junior hockey exists to give the smaller, underserved cold-weather markets a local team to call their own. But then I realize, no, it exists mostly to populate the internet with video of line brawls, weird promotions, and coaching meltdowns. This comes from a game Saturday between the NAHL's… » 1/28/13 9:35am 1/28/13 9:35am

Fans Throw 21,000 Teddy Bears Onto The Ice After Goal

Often imitated, never duplicated, the WHL's Calgary Hitmen's annual Teddy Bear Toss is the best spectacle in junior hockey, and it's for a good cause. Fans bring stuffed animals to the game, and upon the Hitmen's first goal, they're hurled onto the ice in an orgiastic torrent of plush. The bears are then donated to… » 12/03/12 11:05am 12/03/12 11:05am

Junior Hockey Team Sues Michigan Student Paper For Defamation

There's a fascinating story brewing in Ann Arbor and Kitchener, fascinating if you're a follower of junior hockey or student journalism, and hell, even if you're not. It concerns where ninth overall draft pick Jacob Trouba will be playing hockey this fall, and a defamation lawsuit against the Michigan student newspaper … » 7/10/12 6:15pm 7/10/12 6:15pm

Here's An All-Time Great Hockey Coach Freakout

The gentleman in the suit throwing equipment on the ice is Marlin Murray, coach of the Dauphin Kings. Sort of a contradictory city/team name combination, but that doesn't change the fact that the Manitoba Junior Hockey League is serious business. Perhaps upset with the fact that his opponents received 16 power plays,… » 3/09/12 2:40pm 3/09/12 2:40pm

When Is A Goalie Not A Goalie? When He's A Center Forced To Stand In…

With the backup goalie unavailable and the starter injured just two minutes into the game, the Erie Otters of the OHL were forced to turn to little-used center Connor Crisp. Crisp, who hadn't played goalie in organized hockey since he was five years old, threw on some secondhand pads and skates and gave it his best… » 3/05/12 12:05pm 3/05/12 12:05pm