Montgomery’s Denver debut stellar

Jim Montgomery notched a pair of wins in his debut weekend for the University of Denver men’s hockey team. (Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post)

You can’t help but wonder if Jim Montgomery had visions of romping Merrimack 14-2 during the 1993 season when his Denver Pioneers took the ice against the Warriors over the weekend. Continue reading


Diamond nets first goal as Bridgeport gets SO win

Former Black Bear captain Joey Diamond gave the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 3-2 advantage in the second period Sunday with his first goal of the season.

Bridgeport, coached by Scott Pellerin, picked up the win in a shootout against Norfolk.

Bishop stellar in Tampa Bay win

Former Black Bear Ben Bishop made 37 saves against Chicago Saturday night. (Photo: Associated Press)

Ben Bishop earned the Tampa Bay Lightning its first win of the season Saturday night, standing tall in a shootout to help secure a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Nyquist fuels Grand Rapids blowout


Gustav Nyquist didn’t start the season in Detroit, but more night’s like last night will see Nyquist in a Wings uniform soon enough. Continue reading


Montgomery, Denver not ranked to start the season

(Photo: University of Denver)

First-year coach, and 1993 National Championship game hero, Jim Montgomery has started the official “Kariya Count.” Continue reading


Islander fans hoping for more success under Jack Capuano

Former Bear Jack Capuano will enter his third full season on the bench for the Islanders, months after a surprise appearance in the playoffs. Continue reading


Tampa’s Bishop doesn’t start against Bruins

The Tampa Bay Lightning look as if they’re going with a two-headed attack to start the season. Continue reading


Garth Snow: From netminder to savvy GM

Garth Snow with Islanders owner Charles Wang. (Photo:

Garth Snow with Islanders owner Charles Wang. (Photo:

Seven years after signing on to become the New York Islanders general manager, Garth Snow has greatly improved a much-maligned franchise — plus give a bunch of former Bears jobs (Capuano, Dunham, Pellerin). Continue reading