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”Les aventures loufoques de Herpen au Canada”

When I last appeared here, I croaked out almost 3,000 words for my young, budding writers on the often contradictory, shadowy nature of sports media. This time around, there will be nothing of the sort. Have you ever embarked on a road trip, only to be held up at Canadian customs because someone in your party decided to joke that the entire group’s purpose for crossing over was to storm the country to reclaim the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America? Did you wonder why they did it, given there were actually two firearms just kinda …

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College Hockey Roundup: Roy nets hat trick in Beanpot Debut; York inducted in Hall; UNO in hunt for WCHA title

Born in 1952, the Beanpot enraptures the city and all those towns with alumni in New England and beyond on the first two Mondays of February with a four-team tournament boasting some of the nation’s elite talent. Standing in front of their stalls, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, and Northeastern players don their respective sweaters, accepting the responsibility to protect their university in the Battle of Boston. Men become immortals with heroic performances in a city richer in tradition than its chowder. While the Terriers and the Eagles, and occasionally the Crimson, have traded turns hoisting the tournament trophy, Northeastern …

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Hockey Hilarity: Classic Mix-up 2.0

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! You may recall a couple of months ago, Philadelphia Flyers forward Jake Voracek sent out a tweet about how he was mistaken for one Claude Giroux while hanging out in Montreal. You can read that snippet by clicking here. Well, it happened again, but this time with a twist. Claude Giroux was falsely identified as one Jake Voracek in Prague. Gotta love hockey players. Hope everyone has a nice week and comes back …