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One Last Shot: The Story of the 2007 Towson University Roller Hockey Team

October 26, 2010 General No Comments

By Matt Vensel

As the charter bus pulls up to the leading docks of the University Union on a sunny Monday afternoon, it’s too late for the members of the Towson University roller hockey team to work on their slap shots or to hit the gym for one last workout. As the bus slowly comes to a halt, the countdown finally hits zero. After seven and a half months of late-night week-night practices at a rink in a remote industrial park forty-five minutes away, grueling conditioning sessions that consisted of running seemingly endless sprints and pushing around a pick-up truck, and grueling game weekends that pulled the players away from regular campus life twice a month, it is time to see if the team is ready to finish what it has started.

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Face Offs

October 25, 2010 General No Comments

By Gianni Raimondo

Every player should learn the basic elements of taking a face-off, no matter what position you play. You do not have to be a center to take a face-off. There might be an opportunity during the game when you will be called upon to take a face-off.

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The NHL: The Red-Headed Stepchild of Professional Sports

July 10, 2010 General No Comments

In 1980, Lake Placid, N.Y. saw possibly the most influential moment in sports history. We all know the story. The men’s U.S. ice hockey team defeated the Soviet Union at the Winter Olympic Games. The victory for the U.S. unified a country, helped bring an end to the Cold War and told the greatest underdog story of all time. But that wasn’t enough to turn a country of national-pastiming, slam-dunking, end-zone-celebrating fans to the ice rink. Once the fervor of the victory had died down, the players and their sport were mostly forgotten, only to be seen on the occasional highlight reel.

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