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GV TEAM BEATS THE FORDS

The GV ice hockey team convincingly defeated the Fords 4-1 in the latest ice hockey match. The second stanza began with a nice Jaguar penalty kill, thanks to Boyle, John Mango and Steve Fedena. Then Bryan Ely back passed the puck to Boyle who was flying down the slot in front of Haverford's goalie and deposited the disk into the net for a 2-1 GV lead.

Ely also had a nice short-handed breakaway, but met a lucky goaltender who stopped the opportunity.

Strong play on defense by Matt Hurley kept the Jags on top as the period ended.

MORGAN TO TAKE BREAK FROM ICE HOCKEY

Phantom's Morgan has revealed that he is about to take a break from ice hockey. Morgan, who has established himself as one of the true Phantoms greats since coming through the junior system at the club, has cited the pressures of work and family commitments as the reason behind his shock decision.

It is understood that the 28 year-old - a butcher by profession - has been finding it increasingly difficult to balance the pressures of work, training late at night, and being away from his young family every weekend.

SIMON HAS CONFIDENCE IN FORM

Simon has said that the current hot streak that Devils are enjoying will not come to an end that soon. Weekend wins over Nottingham Panthers (6-5) and Dundee Stars (7-1) took the Devils top with third-placed Sheffield in the best position to launch a challenge having games in hand.

The league leaders head north with former Steelers Gerad Adams, Ryan Finnerty and Phil Hill in their ranks and will be backed by a large contingent of Devils fans.

PELLE AIMING FOR GOAL TRAIL

Cardiff Devils’ Jon Pelle has said that he is aiming to stay on a goal trail. Ivy League graduate Pelle has already scored 58 points for Devils this season – one short of the total he hit last season in leading Rapid City Rush to the Central League play-offs championship in North America.

That tally for Rapid City came over 53 matches – and he has made only 33 appearances for Devils so far this season.

Pelle, a graduate of Harvard University, has fired 32 goals and added 26 assists for Devils, He is one of three Cardiff players among the Elite League’s top six scorers.

MICHIGAN SMASHES WORLD RECORD

Michigan smashed the world record for a ice hockey event by pulling in maximum crowds. The huge crowd shrugged off a wind-chill factor of just above freezing to smash the previous record for an ice hockey match, set at this year’s World Hockey Championships in Germany, by more than 35,000 fans. Back in May, the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen pulled in 77,803 spectators for Germany’s 2-1 win over the United States.

RPI WINS A THRILLER

RPI won a thrilling match against Bowling Green. Bryan Brutlag scored 20 seconds into overtime to lead the RPI Engineers hockey team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bowling Green State University in the championship game of the 60th Annual Rensselaer Invitational at Houston Field House on Saturday night.

The Falcons (6-10) knotted the game at two with only 10 seconds remaining in the final period when David Solway scored off a pass from Brett Mohler.

RPI WINS A THRILLER

RPI won a thrilling match against Bowling Green. Bryan Brutlag scored 20 seconds into overtime to lead the RPI Engineers hockey team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bowling Green State University in the championship game of the 60th Annual Rensselaer Invitational at Houston Field House on Saturday night.

The Falcons (6-10) knotted the game at two with only 10 seconds remaining in the final period when David Solway scored off a pass from Brett Mohler.

BIRBRAER READY FOR NEW SEASON

Max Birbraer says that he is ready for the new season ahead. Cardiff face Sheffield Steelers in South Yorkshire tonight and then have a cracker of a home match against title favourites Belfast Giants at the Cardiff Bay Arena tomorrow (6pm).

“People keep telling me Giants are the front-runners this season, but we feel we have a pretty good line-up too,” says Birbraer at the launch of the Wimbledon Tickets site.

Conditioning and Ice Hockey Training

Hockey conditioning is all about training your body to work at a high intensity for extended periods of time and then recover rapidly. Basically, conditioning in any sport comes down to delaying or minimizing fatigue.

Fatigue is truly an amazing thing. Few people realize how complex fatigue can be. To really wrap your mind around what causes fatigue, it’s important to understand that fatigue is movement specific (direction, involved musculature, type of contraction, intensity, etc.) and involves every major body system: nervous, muscular, endocrine, and cardiorespiratory.

Ruggiero's Ice Hockey Training Tips

THE EXPERT: Angela Ruggiero, 30. Winner of 1998 Olympic Gold, 2002 Olympic Silver, and 2006 Olympic Bronze medals.

Ruggiero has been keeping up with the boys since she was a kid. "At a young age, I realized that people didn't want me on the ice because I was a girl, and it actually motivated me to go out there and prove myself," she told Sports Betting online.

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