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Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine denied St. Cloud State's Easton Brodzinski during Minnesota's victory in the Mariucci Classic championship game.

Preview: NCAA Frozen Four comes to Pittsburgh

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Massachusetts, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State will battle at PPG Paints Arena this week in the NCAA’s Frozen Four.
Katie Rerko: Get your head in the game

Katie Rerko: Get your head in the game

By Alex Lehmbeck 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.
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.

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

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.
(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

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

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

Jackie Sharp: For the love of the game

By Trent Leonard 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,...

Johnny Finger.  Photo courtesy of Pitt Hockey Team

Finger making strides after icing cancer

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...

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)

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

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...

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)

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

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,...

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