Sunday, April 25, 2010

Talkin' hockey on the radio!

I co-hosted my first hockey radio show tonight, with my friends Cassie and Jojo. We had a good response for those who listened and took part in the live chat. Here's the podcast if you want to take a listen and weigh in with your thoughts.

Monday, April 12, 2010

AHL playoffs feature WHL names, including former T-Birds & Silvertips

The 16 teams are set for the Calder Cup playoffs and when I pored over team rosters, I found many familiar names. So, for all you WHL fans out there looking to keep track of your favorite (or not so favorite) players, I've made a list of guys and teams. Just click here to link to my story over at the big KING 5 site.

And since DailySu is my own personal space, let me just say this: GO MONARCHS!!!! (which features former T-Birds stars Bud Holloway and Thomas Hickey).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pickard, Simpson invited to NHL Combine; Korea's NHL Legend

                                          Calvin Pickard (Photo: David Pitcher/Seattle Thunderbirds)

I just posted a short story about Calvin Pickard (T-Birds) and Kent Simpson (Silvertips) being invited to the NHL Scouting Combine next month in Toronto, ahead of the draft in June. Pretty impressive credentials by both goalies. Talk is heating up that Calvin will go high in the first round.

                                               Kent Simpson (Photo: Frank Deines III/Everett Silvertips)
I hope Kent goes pretty high, as well. Goodness knows there are some NHL teams that SORELY need help between the pipes! Anyway, if you want to read more about Calvin & Kent, click here.

                                                      Chisun (Jim) Paek, NHL Legend

The terrific guys over at THE HOCKEY GUYS invited me to contribute to their "Stuff of Legends" series. I chose to write about JIM PAEK, the first Korean-born player in the NHL. The story is dear to my heart for two reasons: 1. My favorite team (Penguins) drafted Paek in 1985, then called him up in 1991 for a date with destiny. 2. I'm half-Korean and very proud of anyone from my culture who succeeds. They are great role models, especially those succeeding in a career that's not traditionally bursting with Asian talent. If you want to read my story about Mr. Chisun (Jim) Paek, just click here.  Special thanks to ANTHONY CURATOLO for inviting me to take part. If you want to follow him on Twitter, his handle is: HockeyGuys_AC

Friday, April 2, 2010

'Tips out of playoffs, Ams & Winterhawks advance; Shane Harper leaps to AHL

                                               Shane Harper (Photo Courtesy: Frank Dienes III/Everett Silvertips)

We begin this week with a big CONGRATULATIONS to Everett Silvertips forward SHANE HARPER, who just joined the Adirondack Phantoms, after signing an entry-level contract with the Phantoms' NHL team, the Philadelphia Flyers. Shane flew to Adirondack after the Silvertips lost Game 7 in the first round of the WHL playoffs to the Kelowna Rockets.  The Phantoms are excited to have Harps in their lineup, as they well should be! He finished the regular season with a whopping 42 goals and 38 assists for 80 points, then continued to light a fire under the 'Tips in the playoffs with 6 goals and 4 assists. You can read the Phantoms' news release about acquiring Harper & D-man Erik Gustafsson from Northern Michigan University. Just click here.

Speaking of WHL playoffs, round 2 is set and two US Division teams are still in the fight. The Tri City Americans take on Kelowna in Games 1 and 2 tonight and tomorrow night in Kennewick. The puck drops at 7:05pm both nights. Tickets are available and I've made it easy for you to get them. Just click here to be linked to the Ams homepage!

The Portland Winterhawks will host the Vancouver Giants tomorrow and Sunday at Memorial Coliseum in the Rose City. Game 1 starts at 7pm. Game 2 starts at 5pm. To get tickets, just click here to be linked to the Winterhawks' website.

You can watch these and ALL WHL playoff games online at the WHL's website. Just click here to check it out.