These 10 college hockey programs bring excitement to their loyal fan bases and money to their athletic departments. This is a list of the 10 most valuable college hockey teams as of the 2013-2014 season. For purposes of value, I am using revenue. Revenues for a collegiate athletic program give a much greater sense of financial success, mostly because expenses are often times reported differently by non-profits (like colleges), so many, many teams 'break even' on the balance sheet - which of course is not true in the true sense of the word.
If you're a hockey player, then you'll know that carrying all that equipment around can be a nightmare. You get a great work out just carrying your gear to practice! You might want to save your energy for actually playing though, in which case you should be looking at...
Gustav Nyquist was a skilled, dynamic player for the Detroit Red Wings in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs. Incredibly, his reward from Ken Holland and management, was to be sent back to minor league affiliate, Grand Rapids Griffins. Questionable judgment, highly questionable ethics, and an obvious lack of basic fairness transpired here. In the end, Nyquist prevailed - but the road he travelled was one that should not be repeated by any young player.
The Oklahoma City Blazers won it all in the Central Hockey League in 1966-67. The roster was filled with future NHL players. However, it was the goaltending trio of Bernie Parent, Gerry Cheevers and Doug Favell that was most impressive. Parent and Cheevers are now enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings meet in the 2012-13 NHL Western Conference final series, with the winner advancing to the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago entered the National Hockey League in 1926 while the Kings were an expansion franchise in 1967. Surprisingly, the two teams have met just one other time in the playoffs.
The OHL had seven 50 goal scorers in 1991-92. Included were two thirds of the Grind Line that helped the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup championships, Darren McCarty and Kirk Maltby.
This is a discussion on which hockey sticks are the bes to use for roller & dek hockey players.
Hockey is a fast-paced, high-speed, hard hitting sport. Fistfights, shootouts and breakaways, hockey happens to be the best sport out there (in case you weren't aware)! However, like all sports, it has sets of specialized rules that are called in various circumstances. It's pretty obvious after an on-ice brawl that certain players are going to be penalized. But what about when the ref blows the whistle for no apparent reason?