Hockey games at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver will be played on North American-sized ice surfaces instead of the larger international rink, organizers have announced.
In a joint statement with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the Vancouver organizing committee said the decision would save a $10-million worth of renovations to GM Place and the Pacific Coliseum.
The Rangers were hoping that rookie Ryan Hollweg would turn out to be a real whiz, but this probably wasn’t what they had in mind.
The Score has learned that Hollweg showed up at The Stephen Talkhouse on Long Island over Memorial Day weekend and turned the club’s bar area into his own private urinal, according to an unlucky fan.
Edmonton Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff isn’t impressed by the faceoff technique of Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour. In fact, he doesn’t even think it’s legal. Brind’Amour has won 310 of his 514 faceoffs (60.31 percent) in the playoffs – including 28 of 34 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. He was third in the NHL during the regular season at 59.1 percent and has finished in the top five in three of four seasons.