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Former Hockey Rivals Welcome Baby Girl

Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu captained the Canadian, US women's hockey teams

(Newser) - From rival hockey captains to team members to parents: Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu, who captained the Canadian and US women's hockey teams, respectively, welcomed daughter Liv Chu-Ouellette Nov. 5, the CBC reports. In Ouellette's Instagram announcement Monday, the 38-year-old noted she was pregnant when she and Chu,... More »

Devils Fans Sing Like Angels to Save Teen Performer

When Lauralie Mufute forgot the words to the national anthem, hockey fans picked her up

(Newser) - Friday night's New Jersey Devil's game started with a moment so heartwarming they're lucky they still had any ice left to play on. NBC Sports reports 14-year-old Lauralie Mufute was singing the national anthem when she blanked on the words midway through. Luckily, there was a crowd... More »

Hockey Linesman Knocked to Ice Sues Player for Millions

He says he hasn't been able to work for over a year

(Newser) - An NHL linesman who hasn't been able to work since he was knocked to the ice from behind by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman last year is suing the player and the team for $7.5 million. Wideman cross-checked Don Henderson as he was returning to the bench during... More »

Use of Actual Penguins at NHL Game Rankles PETA

They were 'terrorized,' says group, but zoo calls that nonsense

(Newser) - The zoo calls it an "enrichment experience" for penguins, but PETA thinks it amounts to "shy animals terrorized." Such is the controversy over the NHL's decision to put live penguins on the ice before a rare outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In... More »

Ex-NHL Brawler, Now a Coach, Allegedly Hits Teen in Game

Andrew Peters suspended after video makes the rounds

(Newser) - When he played for the Buffalo Sabres, Andrew Peters had one clear role: that of a tough-guy enforcer who was quick to fight. Now he's retired as a player and coaching teens—and in hot water over a hockey brawl. Peters has been suspended as head coach of the... More »

Bieber Takes Hit, Scores in Celeb Hockey

Chris Pronger sent him into the boards, but singer scores an empty-netter

(Newser) - Justin Bieber got a taste of NHL hockey and the Staples Center glass Saturday, courtesy of NHL great Chris Pronger. The pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native Canada during a celebrity exhibition game, reports the AP . Bieber was... More »

NHL Rookie's Record Debut Brings Mom to Tears

Matthews enters record books 40 minutes into career

(Newser) - Auston Matthews made a stunning debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, scoring four goals—a record for a rookie in his first NHL game. The Score reports that the 19-year-old American's parents were in the stands for the game against the Ottawa Senators. His proud mom was... More »

Young Red Wings Fan Gets Photobombed From Penalty Box

Steve Ott and Dylan Larkin were all smiles for little Lylah Almas

(Newser) - One man's penalty box is another man's photo shoot. The AP reports Steve Ott and Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings used their ref-mandated timeouts during Sunday's preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks to surreptitiously pose for a photo with a 4-year-old fan. The Red Wings... More »

Las Vegas Is Getting an NHL Team in 2017

It's the league's first expansion since 2000

(Newser) - The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday, the AP reports. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met... More »

Penguins Win Stanley Cup

'It wasn't easy getting here,' says MVP Sidney Crosby

(Newser) - Sidney Crosby let out a scream as he lifted the Stanley Cup above his head, a wide smile spread across his face. The seven years of adversity since he last held the trophy were firmly in his past. The concussions that nearly derailed his career. The early playoff exits. The... More »

Hockey Great Gordie Howe Dead at 88

'Mr. Hockey' died Friday morning

(Newser) - Hockey legend Gordie Howe is dead at age 88, the Detroit Red Wings confirmed to CBS Detroit Friday. His son, Marty Howe, tells CNN he died Friday morning. Howe, a Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time NHL MVP, had an incredible career that led to his nickname, "Mr. Hockey"... More »

'Miracle on Ice' Goalie Hawking His Gold Medal

And American flag Jim Craig wore after 1980 victory at Olympics

(Newser) - The "Miracle on Ice" hockey team is an indelible memory from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, with the US coming from behind to defeat the long-reigning Soviets, and then Finland, for the gold. And goalie Jim Craig, then 22, made an equally poignant impression after his team's victory,... More »

Man Jumps in River to Save Hat, Must Be Saved Himself

He and his Blackhawks hat are fine

(Newser) - OK, Chicago, we get that you're excited about your Stanley Cup win . But emergency crews don't want to have to dive into the Chicago River to pull out any more fans who decide to go for a swim. That's what local officials say happened last night when... More »

Hockey Fan Faces Arson Charges After Arena Stunt

Cops say she tried to burn giant rival flag

(Newser) - There but for the grace of God—and the possession of a lighter—go many a die-hard sports fan: As the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 at home last night, the hometown fans started passing around a 20-by-30-foot Lightning flag, which apparently struck... More »

Parents Eye Brain Trauma in Teen Hockey Star's Suicide

A year after Zander Thomas killed self, multiple concussions suspected

(Newser) - A year ago today, 17-year-old Willy Alexander Thomas left his girlfriend's home, drove to the George Washington Bridge, sent goodbye texts to his parents and girlfriend, then jumped. Known as Zander, he had been treated for "mild depression," the New York Times reports, but his friends, family,... More »

Putin Terrible at Hockey, Miraculously Nets 6 Goals

Russian president takes a break, loses game in which 'there are no losers'

(Newser) - What's a newly divorced Russian strongman to do when most of the world wants to throttle him and he's getting no respect from his own supporters ? Play a little hockey, that's what. And pretty badly, reports the Week in a look at Vladimir Putin's foray... More »

Players Sue: NHL Promoted 'Extreme Violence' for Profit

It's the second suit against the NHL since November

(Newser) - The National Hockey League is being sued by nine of its own, who claim the league "intentionally created, fostered, and promoted a culture of extreme violence" with an eye on profit, the suit reads. Ex-players brought a similar suit against the NHL in November , but the New York Times... More »

NYPD-FDNY Charity Hockey Game Erupts in Brawl

Fight clears benches at annual match

(Newser) - The annual charity hockey game between New York City's cops and firefighters turned into an all-out, bench clearing brawl at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum yesterday. With the score tied at 3-3 in the second period, referees struggled to restore order as FDNY and NYPD officers traded punches, leaving... More »

Reveling Rob Ford Charges Groin-First Into Hydrant

Toronto's mayor was celebrating Canada's 3-0 Olympic hockey victory

(Newser) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford doesn't just walk into TV cameras and take pratfalls trying to play football . Yesterday, he took it a step further by celebrating a Canadian Olympic hockey win so joyously that he walked groin-first into a fire hydrant, the National Post reports. Ford was celebrating the... More »

O Canada! Men's Hockey Wins Sochi's Final Gold

Sweden loses gold medal game 3-0; forward benched after failing drug test

(Newser) - Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament, and Canada defended its Olympic men's hockey title today with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for the Canadians,... More »

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