The OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds took a 2-0 series lead on Saginaw yesterday, earning a win in both a stylish and maybe kind of over-the-top fashion. With a 6-0 lead in the third period, the Greyhounds were ... let’s say, unrestrained as they played out the final minutes.
The Walleye no longer play at the Toledo Sports Arena, but the ECHL action tonight brought back memories of that smoke-filled brawlatorium as tonight’s game against the Kansas City Mavericks got feisty in the third period:
The AHL’s Charlotte Checkers sold more than 7,000 hot dogs last night during their 3-0 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. At today’s home game, they’ll sell zero.
The best promotion in hockey—maybe in sports—is back for the holiday season, and nobody does the Teddy Bear Toss quite like the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen. With the first goal Sunday by Vladislav Yeryomenko, Calgary fans littered the ice with 24,605 stuffed animals, to be donated to 60 local agencies and given to deserving…
This piece originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.
The ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and Florida Everblades broke out into a line brawl in the last minute of Game 4 of their divisional semifinals Saturday. The result was hectic and loud, like every facet of minor league hockey.
Last night was Game 7 of the Atlantic Division Finals between the AHL’s Hershey Bears and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but why would you know that? There was a lot of TV to watch on a Sunday. The highlights are all that’s necessary, anyway.
Friday night’s QMJHL game between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and Charlottetown Islanders concluded prematurely after an issue with the ice. The damage wasn’t actually that serious, until the officials stepped in to deal with it.
It's been six days since the Arizona Sundogs' owner and GM were buried in a dumpster until they reached their goal of 300 season tickets sold. They are not anywhere close to their goal.
Last year, the Arizona Sundogs—the Central Hockey League affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes—put their co-owner, GM, captain, and marketing director in a scissor lift until they sold 300 season tickets. (It took six grueling days, but they did it.) The Sundogs have another stunt this year, but this time, people are being…
Above is a video taken Saturday night at an ECHL Idaho Steelheads game. It shows fans pouring a $7 large beer into a $4 small cup, and discovering that each holds exactly the same amount of liquid. Now the arena is facing a lawsuit, because rule number one in sports is that you don't shortchange hockey fans on beer.
This is a hockey love story.
The ECHL's Bakersfield Condors have announced "Undie Sunday," at which fans will be encouraged to hurl their (new, clean) bras and underwear onto the ice after the Condors' first goal.
The holiday season is here, which means it’s time for a million videos of minor league hockey fans hurling teddy bears onto the ice. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is coming up, and the Bakersfield Condors of the East Coast Hockey League are ready to celebrate the occasion in style. Which is to say, they will play a hockey game while wearing the patriotic-as-shit jersey you see above.
If you have small children, or a particular affinity for minor league hockey mascots, look away now. Police are investigating whether this attack on Marty the Marmot should be treated as a crime; fans are wondering if Canada couldn't institute capital punishment just this once.
If you live in Toledo and were having trouble finding something to do Saturday night (as if), you definitely now want to buy tickets to see the ECHL's Toledo Walleye host the Kalamazoo Wings. It's Star Wars Night. The teams will be wearing these sweaters.
NHL Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour is the GM of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs, and last year spent an eighth-round pick on his son Jake. The Gilmour genes only bought Jake a year—yesterday, Doug sent his son packing for basically nothing.
Yesterday we brought you the story of a minor league hockey ticket promotion that has turned into a test of endurance. The sun has risen, we've hit hour 115, and the prisoners remain aloft until the Sundogs can hit their season ticket quota. But they're oh-so-close.