We Once Held Court

In honor of the upcoming roller hockey tournament, I thought I’d dig around the windmills of my mind and share a memory of roller hockey from my youth. I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that I played street hockey almost every day of my adolescence. I would come home from school, maybe eat something, do a little homework (or not) and then get the hockey gear. From the moment the first leaves fell from the trees, we would turn our local tennis court into hockey court, much to the chagrin of local tennis players but they were powerless against us. …

David Wilkinson: Bringing sports memories to life

As a Flyers fan of a certain age, I can only imagine what it would have been like for David Wilkinson to be sitting at his kitchen table, across from one Brian Propp. If you are a fan over the age of 30, you may remember “Propper” as the hard- working slick-skating forward for the Flyers who bridged the gap between the end of the Broad Street Bullies Era and the Mike Keenan/Paul Holmgren years, or possibly as one of the team’s radio broadcasters in recent years. The events that led to this meeting trace back to Berlin, New Jersey. …

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