Hail to the Washington Caps, my second favorite NHL team

Back when my bowling league ended in April, I told my pal Al that I would would be rooting for the Washington Capitals to win the Stanley Cup. The playoffs were just starting. He raised an eyebrow, hearing enough about my allegiance to the New York Islanders as our bowling squads rolled against each other…

Good promo for the home squad

Good promo space for the Syracuse Crunch at Destiny USA, I figure. The downtown AHL hockey squad and the mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex can root for each other to do well. The pro team is having a good season, by the way. My dear wife Karen and I must get to a game,…

He shoots, he scores at the AHL All-Star Classic

The best of the American Hockey League gathered in Downtown Syracuse Monday night for something all the banners and posters dubbed the All-Star Classic. And the old Onondaga County War Memorial rink was hopping. My dear wife Karen scored tickets Friday at SMG, and we were glad to take our two spots among the 5,710…

Drop the Puck!

I’m the guy at the hockey game who likes to yell “Drop the puck” at the officials when I think he’s keeping the guys with the sticks waiting in the faceoff circles too long. Last week I learned a new meaning of one of my favorite phrases between periods of the Syracuse Crunch contest. They…

He shoots, he scores!

Saturday night brought the second of two games in which our great friends JoAnn and Brenda had given us extra tickets they’d earned as season-ticket holders for the Syracuse Crunch. My dear wife Karen and I arrived to the Onondaga County War Memorial a bit late for the American Hockey League action against the hometown…

The Crunch goes to the dogs for a night

I saw two drop-the-gloves fights by men on the ice but no pull-the-leash fights by dogs in the stands. Even though the Syracuse Crunch lost 2-0 to the Rochester Americans Saturday night in an American Hockey League game at the Onondaga County War Memorial, Dog Night was a smashing success. Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle…