Central Hockey League Shrinks During Summer

The Central Hockey League (CHL) experienced turbulent times as it contracted from the recently expanded 10 teams to seven teams this off-season. On May 2, it was announced by the CHL that the St Charles Chill, who played in St Charles, MO for one season, had ceased operations effective immediately. This was not an unexpected development, as the Chill had done poorly in their debut season with a record of 11-49-6 and a total of 28 points for the season. May 2 was also the day of Game One of the Ray Miron Cup Finals, where the Allen Americans beat the Denver Cutthroats in five games. Continue reading “Central Hockey League Shrinks During Summer”

Ice Bucket Challenge Makes a Splash

On July 29, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates challenged a couple of friends to pour ice water on themselves to let them get a glimpse for moment what it is like to have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mr. Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by muscle weakness and muscle spasms. There is currently no cure, but the ALS Association (ALSA) is seeking one. Continue reading “Ice Bucket Challenge Makes a Splash”

Coach Boyd’s Lady Braves (February 2014)

After the Sauk Valley game was canceled, Coach Karen Boyd took the time to give an interview to the Chieftain and talk about the Lady Braves so far this season.

“One of them [the injured players] has an indefinite return, so we are not actually going to anticipate her coming back at all this season. Out of the other two, one is anticipating her release on Friday. And the third one is another week from Friday; she has a little over two weeks.” The injury that has sidelined one of our women for the rest of the season is a back injury. Continue reading “Coach Boyd’s Lady Braves (February 2014)”

Mallards Monthly Update- February 2014

Goaltender Thomas Heemskerk was called up to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Feb. 3, leaving a gap in the roster filled by Eric Levine, goalie for the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Mr. Levine then signed a professional try-out agreement (PTO) with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Feb. 7, and Nick Niedert was signed for the third time to the Quad City team before Mr. Heemskerk returned on Feb. 10.

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