Tag Archives: hockey

US Women’s Hockey Takes Gold Against Canada

ABC News reports: The U.S. women’s hockey team finally returned to the top of the Olympic podium with a dramatic, heart-stopping display of hockey against rival Canada. The USA won in a nail-biting shootout — 20 years after they last won gold in 1998 when women’s hockey made its debut as an Olympic sport. The U.S. broke Canada’s streak of ...

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Hockey Announcers Casually Discuss Grindr

Outsports reports: Ottawa Senators hockey announcers Dean Brown and Gord Wilson were promoting their post-game radio call-in show on TSN1200 Saturday for the game against the Montreal Canadiens when the discussion veered into, of all things, the gay meet-up app Grindr. Dean Brown: “Gord and I … [will take] calls, questions, emails — Tinder, Twitter, Grindr — all the social ...

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TEXAS: Dallas NHL Franchise Becomes State’s First Pro Team To Publicly Oppose Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill”

The Dallas News reports: The Dallas Stars have become the first professional sports franchise to publicly oppose the Texas “bathroom bill.” “The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation,” President Jim Lites said Wednesday. “Dallas welcomes all, and we welcome all.” Lites also referred to the NHL draft, which is scheduled to ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: 18,000 Canadian Hockey Fans Sing American National Anthem When Performer’s Mic Fails

USA Today reports: It’s always a cool pregame scene when a crowd joins together to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Those crowds, though, are almost exclusively in the U.S. Almost. Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Ducks and Oilers in Edmonton, apparent microphone issues left the Oilers fans on the hook to help with the U.S. anthem. ...

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant ...

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DC’s Pro Hockey Team To March In Pride Parade

Via press release: The Washington Capitals and goaltender Braden Holtby [photo] are proud to announce their support and take part in the Capital Pride Alliance’s 2016 Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriot Rewards, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Washington DC. Holtby will participate in the Pride Parade walking with Capitals mascot Slapshot, Red Rockers, Washington Wizards ...

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CANADA: Edmonton Oilers Become First NHL Team To Use “Pride Tape” On Their Hockey Sticks

From the National Hockey League: The Edmonton Oilers became the first NHL team to use Pride Tape, a multicolored tape to promote inclusiveness in sports. The Oilers used the tape Sunday during their annual Skills Competition at Rexall Place. “Many view professional hockey players as role models and our team felt this was a great initiative to let every person ...

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Gay Couple Smooches On NHL Kiss Cam [VIDEO]

Outsports has the details: The Kiss Cam at last night’s Los Angeles Kings game featured a gay couple kissing, and they certainly didn’t hold back. Brad Parr and Andy Evans had secretly been hoping they would be the focus of the Kiss Cam at some point, and they got their wish last night in a 2-1 win over the Toronto ...

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De Blasio Pays Off On Hockey Bet

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NHL Reaches LGBT Rights Milestone

Associated Press: “The National Hockey League is the first major league sports association to have players from every team voice support for LGBT rights.

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Final Sochi Medal Count

Russia added two more gold medals during today’s final events at Sochi. Purists will say the Olympics is really all about individual sporting achievement, but for the national Olympic committees, medal counts do matter. And for Russia, this haul has to be a point of pride — even if the men’s hockey team failed to make it to the medal ...

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Worst Bet Ever

Canada beat the US in hockey, so we have to keep Justin Bieber.

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Billboard Of The Day

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are betting cases of beer on Olympic hockey, but the above Chicago billboard offers much more satisfying stakes. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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Obama Bets Canadian PM On Hockey

Harper is already owed one case of beer as moments ago the Canadian women took the gold. The men’s teams meet tomorrow for the semi-finals.

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National Hockey League Partners With Anti-Homophobia Sports Group

The National Hockey League announced today that they will formally partner with the anti-homophobia sport group You Can Play. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: “Our motto is ‘Hockey Is For Everyone,'” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement announcing the news, “and our partnership with You Can Play certifies that position in a clear and unequivocal way. While we ...

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Ohio State Hockey: You Can Play

(Via JMG reader Michael)

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VANCOUVER: Students Stage Anti-Bullying Flash Mob At Pro Hockey Game

The Province reports: Various videos of the anti-bullying flash mob that stole the show at the Vancouver Giants’ game Sunday are popping up on YouTube. Just over 1,800 students, all in pink shirts, were part of a dance number in the north end upper deck to One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful. It was to promote Pink Shirt Day, which ...

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Toronto Marlies: Against Homophobia

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Lesbian Proposes At Hockey Game

Towleroad points us to this bit of sweetness: On Saturday night at Scotiabank Place, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan named Alicia stood on the ice during the second intermission wearing a blindfold. When it was removed, she looked up at the video scoreboard and read a message from her girlfriend, an Ottawa Senators fan named Christina. Schmaltzy music played. Out ...

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Pro Hockey Against Homophobia

Via New York Times: Hockey is joining the drive to end homophobia in sports with a public-service message featuring eight N.H.L. players, including Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers, Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators. You Can Play, the campaign the players will introduce, is another in a series of efforts by hockey’s Burke ...

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