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Katie Rerko: Get your head in the game

Katie Rerko: Get your head in the game

By Alex Lehmbeck | Carolyn Pallof

April 17, 2020

When she isn’t protecting the net from blistering slapshots, Katie Rerko protects her peers by educating them on an injury that has damaged careers and lives outside of the rink.

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) hugs goaltender Matt Murray (30) following the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena Feb. 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

For the second year in a row Barry Trotz is showing he has what it takes to crack the Penguins’ ice. First with the Washington Capitals and now with the New York Islanders.

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Nobody’s sure what animal or interdimensional being new Flyers' mascot 'Gritty' is supposed to be, but we can all agree he’s ugly.

Jackie Sharp: For the love of the game

Jackie Sharp was encouraged to put her hockey career on hold after a startling medical discovery, <br> but that didn’t keep her from the game she loves.

By Trent Leonard & Theo Schwarz

April 1, 2018

If you had told Jackie Sharp two years ago that she would eventually become the first Pitt women’s ice hockey player to have her number retired, she would have thought you were crazy. At that point, there was no women’s hockey team at Pitt, and Sharp hadn’t played organized ice hockey in nearly ...

Finger making strides after icing cancer

Johnny Finger.  Photo courtesy of Pitt Hockey Team

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / For The Pitt News

February 23, 2016

It was a late January night when pain pushed Jonathan Finger to trudge halfway up cardiac hill and walk through the UPMC Presbyterian Emergency Room entrance. The piercing pain in his abdomen had caught the 19-year-old hockey player by surprise and had become excruciating. Doctors listened to Fing...

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

Sidney Crosby skates up ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 during an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Penguins won, 3-1, for a 3-2 series lead. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015

If memories of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup win seem distant, it’s because they are. It’s been six years since Pittsburgh beat Detroit to earn its third NHL Championship. Despite a playoff berth every year since, those playoff trips have ended once in the conference finals, twice in the qua...

Guilty or not guilty, do not hold star athletes above reproach

Patrick Kane is seen at a press conference before the start of the Chicago Blackhawks training camp on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Center in South Bend, Ind. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2015

One year ago, ex-NFL running back Ray Rice was all over the news. Now, another league’s star is embroiled in an equally ugly case, with little to no media backlash. Rice was a star athlete in the NFL, but Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is the absolute star of the NHL. Kane was the first overal...

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