Category Archives: College hockey

Alternate Plans for Kansas City’s Kemper Arena sound like, well, what I said

So, did you see the Business Journal’s story on the proposal for Kemper Arena? Developer has plan for Kemper Arena; American Royal not interested Steve Foutch confirmed Tuesday that Foutch Brothers plans to buy the West Bottoms arena, which largely … Continue reading

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This just in — Hockey hates Sprint Center

Well, Kansas City area hockey fans were delivered ANOTHER gut punch today. Kansas City is not a finalist to host the Frozen Four between now and 2018. Boston Among Finalists To Host 2015-18 Frozen Four Kansas City is a finalist … Continue reading

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Ice Breaker in KC — Great Games, few fans

Well, this is a tough one to write. I’m really not sure what to say, so I will start with this. The NHL and NHLPA are locked in a stalemate. The NCAA hockey at Sprint Center last weekend is about … Continue reading

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NHL Cancels September Preseason — Game in KC next?

The NHL has cancelled all preseason games through September. The NHL game in Kansas City is scheduled for October 6. Simple math tells us that we will know in one week whether the game between the New York Rangers and … Continue reading

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The Kansas Jayhawks, the one-and-done and Chris Kreider’s goal for the NYR

On Monday night, the first goal in Game 6 of the New York Rangers – Ottawa Senators game was scored by Chris Kreider. What does this have to do with the NCAA’s one-and-done rule? Just a few weeks ago Chris … Continue reading

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Yo. Dude that writes the PucKChaser blog, where the hell have you been? You win a “Best of Kansas City” from The Pitch and you disappear. What gives? Job stress and relatively uninspired. I’m involved in some other youth sports … Continue reading

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Two chances for you to support hockey in Kansas City NOW

Time to show how well hockey is supported in Kansas City. First, an online petition to Overland Park and the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Petition to prevent the re-purposing of the facility at 12140 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, … Continue reading

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League in the Midwest feeds the NHL

I found this chart interesting. It’s the number of players USHL players currently in the NHL. It shows, over time, that the United States Hockey League (“USHL”) is truly becoming a developmental league for the NHL similar to Canadian Hockey … Continue reading

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NCAA IceBreaker to KC — attendance goal?

Ok, so I know you are saying, “Hey, how well did that NCAA IceBreaker tournament draw in St. Louis a week or so ago? Well, I’m glad you asked. The two games Friday night drew 6,376 & 4,000 Sunday it … Continue reading

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2010 Ice Breaker NCAA games in St. Louis this weekend — coming to KC

NCAA hockey is great. If you’ve been to Omaha to see the UN-O Mavericks, you know what I’m talking about. The 2010 Warrior Ice Breaker hockey tournament is in St. Louis this weekend at Scottrade Center. It’s a great weekend … Continue reading

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