Category Archives: Hockey Towns

In Quebec, a Saturday Sea of Blue Bolsters the Call Home for Les Nordiques

While 7,000 or so Washington hockey fans redded-out the D.C. Convention Center Saturday for Capitals Convention II about ten times that number — perhaps more — rallied in support of returning NHL hockey to Quebec City, in what’s quickly become … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey Towns, National Hockey League, Quebec Nordiques, Southeast Division | 1 Comment

A Mid-Summer State of the Bears

Barely a month ago, the town of Hershey was ensconced in celebration.  Again. A fitting conclusion to the best season in AHL history — and arguably one of the greatest in all of hockey — the Bears hoisted the club’s … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Minor Pro Hockey, Prospects | 3 Comments

My Kingdom for an Igloo

These are the times that try frozen souls. One hundred and two degrees outside today? And tomorrow? The high in Miami the next few days will be in the 80s. South Florida will be appreciably cooler than D.C. this week. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Florida Panthers, Hockey Towns, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

Snapshots of a Blogger’s Season, 2009-10

[Hockey season’s over. Herewith, 25 of my favorite, most personal moments covering hockey in Washington during the 2009-10 campaign, relayed in no particular order.] (25) Not one, not two, but three blizzards buried Washington in the heart of hockey season. … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Bruce Boudreau, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, John Carlson, John Walton, Lisa Hillary, Mathieu Perreault, Media, National Hockey League, OFB Interviews, Shinny, Tara Wheeler, Tim Leone, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

A Great Time To Pop Open a Puck Soda

We’d all agree — little Matty Perreault had himself one heck of a hockey season. And at its conclusion, in glory, why shouldn’t he pop open a cold one — a Canadian cold one, of course — and savor it? … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Mathieu Perreault, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

This Hockey Organization Goes to 11 (Titles)

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Architect Mark French, Builder of More Hershey History

Holy reversal of ice fortunes, Batman! The Hershey Bears, given up for upset victim to the upstart expansion team from Texas a week ago, completed a three-game sweep on enemy ice in Austin in overtime last night, 2-1, Alexandre Giroux … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, John Walton, Media, National Hockey League, Prospects, Radio, TV | 3 Comments