Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin to make summer trip to China
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country.
Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador....
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former youth ice hockey coach from Pennsylvania has now been sentenced to prison terms in two other states in sex abuse cases.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Joe Snively cheered for the Washington Capitals growing up and played his youth hockey at their practice facility as part of the Little Caps program.
Hockey coach gets 1 year in jail for unlawful sexual contact
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A youth hockey coach from Pennsylvania has been sentenced to one year in jail in Delaware for unlawful sexual contact with boys nearly three decades ago.
Former youth hockey treasurer sentenced for embezzlement
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The former treasurer for an Anchorage youth hockey association has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for embezzlement.
Thirty-four-year-old Jennifer Suchan, also known as Jennifer Kerr, was sentenced for embezzling more than $150,000 from the Mustang Hockey Association in the Eagle River area.
Suchan had pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. She agreed to pay more than $170,000 in restitution.
Youth hockey coach pleads guilty in child sex abuse case
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A youth ice hockey coach accused of sexually abusing multiple children in two states has pleaded guilty to crimes in New Jersey.
NJ.com reports 57-year-old Walter Ferinden, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, was arrested in 2017 on charges that he abused a child in Gloucester County in 1994, and another victim in Burlington County in 1992.
TORONTO (AP) — The driver of a semi-trailer that collided with a bus in an April crash that killed 16 people involved with a Canadian youth hockey team was arrested on criminal charges Friday, authorities said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former treasurer for an Anchorage youth hockey association has been charged in federal court with embezzling nearly $160,000.
Jennifer Suchan, also known as Jennifer Kerr, is charged in federal court with three counts of wire fraud. Her attorney, Robert Herz, on Monday filed a notice of intent to plead guilty and requested a hearing for next week
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — At the Toms River rink where Peter Nork coaches a youth hockey team, the memory of his son, Parker, is everywhere.
A wall of the Winding River Skating Center has a framed black home jersey with 'Nork' and a No. 1 — that was the boy's number — emblazoned on the back, and No. 1 decals are pasted to the helmets of the Toms River Blackhawks players who used to have Parker Nork as a teammate.
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — A Canadian trucking company that owns the semi-trailer that collided with a youth hockey bus, killing 15 people, has been ordered to keep its vehicles off the road.
A spokesman with Alberta Transportation said Tuesday that Calgary, Alberta-based Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. started operating last fall.
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — Families and friends already stunned by the deaths of 15 players and team personnel for Humboldt's youth hockey club got a new shock Monday when authorities announced that one of the dead had been misidentified.
The Ministry of Justice for Saskatchewan province said the mistake occurred partly because all the Broncos players had dyed their hair blond for the team's appearance in the playoffs and because all the young men had similar builds.
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HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The people of this small town grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, laying flowers and jerseys in a makeshift memorial at the entrance and later gathering inside to mourn the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the local youth hockey team.
Hundreds Gather at Vigil for 15 Killed in Crash
Franklin Regional, Plum products to compete for national title with Mid-State Mustangs
Jamie Mauro graduated from Franklin Regional last June after helping to lead the Panthers to back-to-back Penguin Cup Class A championships.
He transitioned from high school hockey to the college level on Slippery Rock's Division I club team.
While producing what he felt was a successful first collegiate season this past fall and winter, Mauro also retained his youth hockey eligibility and split his ice time with the Mid-State Mustangs 18U AA squad.
LOWELL -- Street hockey will soon be on tap for students at Lowell's STEM Academy thanks to a visit from the Boston Bruins and two teams of Lowell first responders who play hockey in charity tournaments.
The Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Department visited the school Tuesday as part of their BFit School Assembly Program, which works to teach students about the value of hard work and healthy, active lifestyles.
The Northwestern Connecticut Youth Hockey program is set to host the Tier 4 12U Peewee state tournament, which will take place Wednesday-Sunday at the Canterbury School in New Milford.
Based out of New Milford, the Northwestern Icehawks — who draw players from New Milford, Southbury, Danbury, Brookfield and elsewhere — will field their A1 squad in the eight-team tournament at Canterbury.
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LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Police say the mother of a Massachusetts youth hockey coach charged with sexually abusing four young boys sent threatening messages to one of her son's alleged victims.
Authorities say 55-year-old Louise Martino, of Winthrop, sent a message to the victim on social media shortly after her son's initial detention hearing March 1.
Youth hockey coach facing another child assault charge
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts youth hockey coach already charged with sexually abusing three young boys has been indicted for allegedly assaulting a fourth.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Tuesday that 31-year-old Christopher Prew, of Marblehead, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of indecent assault and battery on a child he was familiar with through his job as a hockey coach.
The alleged incidents began in the child's Newton home in 2015.
Man accused of sex assault volunteered with youth sports
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Arrest documents indicate a Fort Collins man accused of sexually assaulting multiple children volunteered with youth hockey programs to gain the trust of his victims.
Hockey coach accused of sexually assaulting more boys
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts youth hockey coach charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy is facing new allegations involving seven other young boys.
Christopher Prew, of Marblehead, pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges involving three children Wednesday. He was held without bail. Authorities say they are investigating allegations from five other boys.
He was arrested last week after the first allegation was brought to police by the mother of a 9-year-old boy.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the Philadelphia Flyers will bring more than 100 students, coaches and directors from the Hockey is for Everyone programs across North America to Philadelphia for the 2018 NHL Willie O’Ree Skills Weekend.
The gathering from Friday to Sunday is part of the celebrations for the National Hockey League’s Hockey is for Everyone Month.
Massachusetts hockey coach charged with child rape
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — A youth hockey coach from Massachusetts has been charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.
Christopher Prew, 31, of Marblehead, was indicted Monday on charges of aggravated rape and indecent assault and battery on a child. He pleaded not guilty after his arrest last week.
He is being held without bail at the request of the Essex district attorney's office pending a hearing Wednesday to determine whether he is a danger to society.
Starting last weekend, and with the exception of the holiday weekends, Rochester Youth Hockey will have hockey tournaments running out at Graham Arena each weekend in December and January.
These tournaments, along with the ice time required by the high school hockey teams, creates a facility in high demand for several months.
Among the most dominant players in women's collegiate hockey and a veteran of international play, defenseman Megan Keller optimized her opportunities while training in youth hockey in Metro Detroit.
Now, Keller prepares for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
“Princess Bride” actor Chris Sarandon to be at film festival
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Sarandon, who played Prince Humperdinck in "The Princess Bride," will talk to the audience after a 30th anniversary screening of the movie during the Adirondack Film Festival.
The film festival in Glens Falls starts Thursday evening with a youth hockey exhibition game followed by a Jumbotron screening of the movie "Miracle," about the U.S. hockey team winning the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
ANGOLA : It used to be that a good youth hockey player had to leave the area, or have parents willing and able to commute to Michigan, to have a decent shot at making it to the college or even professional ranks. Even though the Komets have been playing pro hockey in Fort Wayne since 1952, making this a hockey-hungry area, a lack of ice and infrastructure wasn't necessarily conducive to growing talent in the region.
Penguins preseason game moved from “Hockeyville” winner
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh ice rink that won the right to host a Pittsburgh Penguins preseason contest will instead have to settle for a ticketed practice by the Stanley Cup champions after the facility was deemed unfit to host an NHL game.
CHICAGO (AP) — Defenseman Brian Campbell is retiring at age 38 after playing 17 NHL seasons and winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.
Campbell announced his retirement Monday. The Blackhawks say he'll join their business operations department, assisting with community and youth hockey initiatives and marketing.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The former treasurer for an Anchorage youth hockey association has been charged with stealing $180,000 from the group.
Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Suchan is charged with felony theft and scheming to defraud in the unauthorized spending of Mustang Hockey Association funds.
The association is the nonprofit youth hockey organization for the Chugiak (CHOO-gee-ak) and Eagle River areas of north Anchorage.
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, NHL hosts Willie O’Ree Skills Weekend
At the turn of the year, the president of USA Hockey Jim Smith said, “These are exciting times for hockey in the United States, and as our participation numbers indicate, the best is yet to come."
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and National Hockey League (NHL) contributed to creating "exciting times" by hosting the annual Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend earlier this month.
“Hockey is a path of self-discovery,” O'Ree said in an interview with hockeybuzz.com's Bill Seltzer.
Brendan Giles, a 12-year-old, up-and-coming hockey star from Southbury, was chosen by the Selects Hockey organization to participate in its international program. Giles, a sixth-grader at Rochambeau Middle School, tried out in January, along with more than 200 other invited players from across North America, and was picked for one of only 17 spots in the program. The selected players will participate in the program’s international spring training development camp and World Selects Invitational in Bolzano, Italy, later this month. Players were selected by an independent committee of professional hockey coaches, scouts and player development specialists.
Youth hockey coach faces sexual contact charges
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey and Delaware have charged a Pennsylvania man who was a youth hockey coach with having sexual contact with minors.
The Gloucester County prosecutor says 55-year-old Walter Ferinden of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, coached youth hockey and conducted skating clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Vermont through the 1990s and as recently as 2010.
Youth hockey coach charged with molesting children in 1990s in N.J. and Del.
Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
A former youth ice hockey coach who led skating clinics across the region has been charged with molesting children in New Jersey and Delaware in the 1990s, authorities said Friday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the decision have told The Associated Press that former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been cleared to resume coaching his youth hockey team in Buffalo following his involvement in an on-ice brawl last month.
A video showed Peters shoving to the ice a player on the team from Hamilton, Ontario.
The Idaho Falls High School varsity hockey team of the Idaho Falls Youth Hockey Association was suspended Monday for the upcoming Idaho State High School Hockey Tournament in Idaho Falls, which begins Friday.
The Idaho Amateur Hockey Association’s decision to suspend the Idaho Falls team from the state tournament stems from the team’s decision to decommit from the USA Hockey National Championship tournament.
Ex-Buffalo Sabre won’t face charges in youth hockey brawl
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former NHL player Andrew Peters won't face charges following an on-ice brawl involving the youth hockey team he coaches in Buffalo.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn's office and Buffalo police began looking into the Saturday fight after video appeared to show Peters reaching across the Buffalo Junior Sabres' bench and shoving a player from the opposing Canadian team backward onto the ice.
Ex-NHL player’s role in youth team brawl under scrutiny
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors are looking at former NHL player Andrew Peters' role in an on-ice brawl involving the youth hockey team he coaches in Buffalo.
Former NHL enforcer suspended as youth coach following brawl
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been suspended indefinitely as coach of a youth hockey team pending a Buffalo police investigation into his role in an on-ice brawl.
Buffalo Junior Sabres president Kevyn Adams announced the suspension Sunday, a day after the melee occurred during a game between the Peters-coached 15-and-Under team and the Ontario-based Hamilton Junior Bulldogs.
The Mid Fairfield Pee Wee Junior Rangers team won the Quebec Pee Wee Tournament last weekend in Quebec City, going a perfect 6-0 in the prestigious tournament.
The tournament featured 120 teams from 17 countries and thousands of spectators. Mid Fairfield posted victories against South Shore Kings (N.J.), Czech Knights, Florida Alliance, Detroit Honeybaked and the L.A. Kings.
Badgers men’s hockey: Wisconsin gets commitment from 14-year-old Sussex forward Isaac Novak
Isaac Novak is on track to go from intermission entertainment at the Kohl Center to being part of the main attraction.
As a member of Arrowhead Youth Hockey some seven or eight years ago, Novak participated in one of the Bucky's Mighty Mites games for youth hockey players between periods of a University of Wisconsin men's hockey game.
Skip ahead to Tuesday, when Novak, a 14-year-old forward from Sussex, gave Badgers coaches an oral commitment to join the team.
I-80 crash kills 2 kids, 1 coach and hurts 8 people in Iowa
ANITA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities believe snow contributed to a crash on Interstate 80 in western Iowa that killed a youth hockey coach from Nebraska and two Iowa brothers. Eight other people were also injured in the weekend crash.
STAMFORD — In a tribute to Joseph “Joey” Comunale, the 26-year-old from Stamford who was murdered in New York City over the weekend, the Westhill-Stamford co-op boys hockey team is retiring his no. 9 jersey at an upcoming alumni game.
“He was a great leader and he always gave it his all every time he stepped on the ice,” said John Santagata, one of the team’s coaches. “He was a fierce competitor but the second the game was over he would shake everyone’s hand.”
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To begin the 2016-17 Durango Area Youth Hockey Association varsity season, the Durango Devils will welcome the Cibola Cougars from New Mexico at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Chapman Hill Ice Rink.
NY top court: Youth hockey league not responsible for brawl
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A local youth hockey association is not responsible for a brawl that erupted among spectators at a 2006 tournament for 13-year-olds, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
The lawsuit was filed by Raymond Pink, who received a head injury in the melee following the game between teams from Rome and Whitestown. He had argued that the Rome Youth Hockey Association failed to enforce a "zero tolerance" policy on violence in the stands.
SIDNEY — Funeral services for Damon McLaughlin, 44, of Sidney, are at 2 p.m., Oct. 13, at the Sidney High School Gymnasium with Pastor David Meehan of the Ebenezer Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, under the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 12, at the funeral home and one hour before service at the school. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Richland Youth Hockey or Sidney High School Softball or a charity of one choice.
NY top court weighs fight among youth hockey spectators
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court is weighing whether a youth hockey league is responsible for fighting among spectators because it didn't eject them from the arena as tensions rose.
Raymond Pink alleges it's the Rome Youth Hockey Association's fault he was punched in the head by Matthew Ricci, who later pleaded guilty to assault.