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Los Angeles Kings make history in NHL draft

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, center, announces that the NHL All-Star game will be played in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2011 during a press conference held outside of the RBC Center on Thursday, April 8, 2010. (Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The prolonged feelings of angst for the world’s best young hockey players are over after the 2020 NHL Draft concluded on Oct. 7. Originally scheduled for late June, the seven-round, 217-pick, two-day event was postponed for four months due to the halted season in which the Tampa Bay Lightning vanqu...

King Henrik, the New York Rangers part ways

King Henrik, the New York Rangers part ways

Will Zimmerman

October 8, 2020

The king is leaving New York. Henrik Lundqvist, who served as the rock-solid backstop of the New York Rangers for 15 seasons, was bought out of the final year of his contract last Wednesday. And while the venerated netminder will hit the free agent market and potentially don a uniform other than tha...

Stanley Cup Finals even at one after Lightning win

The Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) scores a short-handed goal in the first period against Calgary Flames goaltender Cam Talbot (39) in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round playoff series at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The Stars won, 2-1, for a 3-2 series lead. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/TNS)

Nico Pan

September 24, 2020

Finally, the conclusive stage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is upon us. Two teams remain in the Edmonton bubble, but only one champion will be crowned. For a season unlike any other, which has taken more than a year to complete, the two worthy contenders eyeing the biggest trophy in North American prof...

NHL ramps up inclusion efforts

The Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban and the Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse place their hands on Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild during the U.S. national anthem before Game 1 of the Western Conference Qualification Round at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Dumba spoke before the game about the NHL's support of Black Lives Matter and ending racism. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/TNS)

Will Zimmerman

September 10, 2020

Before the first puck was dropped in Edmonton, the location chosen to host the Western Conference bubble, Minnesota Wild defensemen, Matt Dumba, addressed the crowd-less arena: “I know first-hand as a minority playing the great game of hockey the unexplainable and difficult challenges that come with it....

Men’s Hockey: Tough Loss Ends Stellar Season

Men’s Hockey: Tough Loss Ends Stellar Season

James Blood

February 20, 2020

It was almost a comeback for the ages. In the ACCHL Finals, the Wake Forest Club Hockey team found itself trailing reigning champion NC State 5-1 with 14 minutes remaining in the second period. After the first period ended 1-1, NC State exploded for four goals in six minutes to begin the second period....

Deacs Dominate Elon in Club Hockey

Deacs Dominate Elon in Club Hockey

James Blood

February 13, 2020

In their final regular season game of the season, the Wake Forest Club Hockey team annihilated divisional rival Elon by a score of 9-0.  The Deacs dominated in every facet of the game. They outshot Elon 41-14, had half as many penalties, commanded the vast majority of possession and controlled the p...

Previewing The Second Half Of The NHL Season

Previewing The Second Half Of The NHL Season

Will Zimmerman

February 13, 2020

With the All-Star break in the rear-view mirror, players have returned to camps and teams across the league and settled in for the second half of the NHL season. Although not the literal half-way point of the season, the All-Star break has long been used to separate the season into ‘halves.’ At ...

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