Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stat of the NIght

The Top 5 players in career NHL Power Play Goals

1 - Dave Andreychuk   274

2 - Brett Hull   265

3 - Phil Esposito  249

4 - Luc Robitaille   247

5 - Brendan Shanahan   237

Sunday, July 10, 2011

2010-2011 ECHL Kelly Cup Champions

The winner of the ECHL Kelly Cup as the Champions of the League:

The Alaska Aces

They defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4 games to 1 to win the Kelly Cup.
Scott Howes LW for the ACES was named MVP of the Playoffs.

The Aces were also the winners of the Brabham Cup as champions of the ECHL regular season. They finished the year with 47 wins for 97 points.
Aces head coach Brent Thompson was the winner of the John Brophy award as coach of the year, while Gerald Coleman won the Reebok Goaltender of the year award.
Aces forward Wes Goldie was named the ECHL MVP.  He led the league with 46 goals and became the first player in league history with 5 consecutive seasons with 40 or more goals.

Scott Burt accepts the Kelly Cup.

In Case You Missed (College Hockey Edition)

In a joint statement released yesterday several top college hockey programs announced they will leave their current conference to form a new conference for the 2012-2013 season.

The teams included are Denver, Colorado College, North Dakota, Omaha-Nebraska and reigning NCAA champions Minnesota-Duluth.  No word on the name of the conference or how it will affect the other conferences.  


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stat of the NIght

Here are the Top 5 Scoring leaders of all time for the Buffalo Sabres

1 - Gilbert Perrault - 1326 points

2 - Dave Andreychuk - 804 points

3 - Richard Martin - 695 points

4 - Craig Ramsay - 672 points

5 - Philip Housley - 558 points

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2011-2012 World Junior Championships Schedule

This year from December 26th through January 5th Edmonton and Calgary will host the World Junior Hockey Championships.
Here is the story and schedule



Dec. 26
Finland vs. Canada in Edmonton
Denmark vs. USA in Edmonton
Latvia vs. Sweden in Calgary
Switzerland vs. Russia in Calgary

Dec. 27
Czech Republic vs. Denmark in Edmonton
Slovakia vs. Latvia in Calgary

Dec. 28
USA vs. Finland in Edmonton
Canada vs. Czech Republic in Edmonton
Sweden vs. Switzerland in Calgary
Russia vs. Slovakia in Calgary

Dec. 29
Denmark vs. Canada in Edmonton
Latvia vs. Russia in Calgary

Dec. 30
USA vs. Czech Republic in Edmonton
Finland vs. Denmark in Edmonton
Sweden vs. Slovakia in Calgary
Switzerland vs. Latvia in Calgary

Dec. 31
Czech Republic vs. Finland in Edmonton
Canada vs. USA in Edmonton
Slovakia vs. Switzerland in Calgary
Russia vs. Sweden in Calgary

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bobby Hull

This week in hockey history - 1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000, as he became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.

Bobby Hull was fittingly named the World Hockey Association's first Most Valuable Player following the upstart league's first season in 1972-73. The signing of the NHL's most visible superstar by the Winnipeg Jets in June of 1972 ensured the survival of the fledging WHA. Although he had to sit out Winnipeg's first 14 games because of court action, Hull cranked things up once he was cleared and hit the ice, scoring 51 goals and 52 assists. At the conclusion of the WHA's first season, Bobby was awarded the Gary L. Davidson Trophy.
The engraved metal plaque reads "Gary L. Davidson Trophy awarded to Robert M. Hull for being selected Most Valuable Player in the World Hockey Association 1972-73".