“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 24. 2023

A WEEK BEFORE OLYMPIA STADIUM WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1987, MYSELF AND MY WIFE, DAD AND BROTHER WENT INTO OLYMPIA STADIUM. PRIED OPEN THE PLYWOOD BACK DOOR. BELOW ARE SOME PICTURES FROM THAT SPECIAL EXCURSION! THE BACK DOOR WE WENT IN.   NOTICE THE "O' MISSING ON TOP. SOMEONE GOT IT!  UNBELIE... More

“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 19, 2023

I WENT TO THE RED WINGS GAME SATURDAY. SEATED THE FIRST ROW BEHIND THE WINGS BENCH. NOT TOO SHABBY! THE MICHIGAN STINGS OWN TREVOR THOMPSON PICTURED.   HAWKS   3     FLYERS   3 Flyers score twice in the games last two minutes - their last goal with the goalie pulled, for the tie!  Trevor ... More

“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 17, 2023

I WENT TO THE RED WINGS GAME SATURDAY. SEATED THE FIRST ROW BEHIND THE WINGS BENCH. NOT TOO SHABBY! THE MICHIGAN STINGS OWN TREVOR THOMPSON PICTURED.   HAWKS   2      HABS   0 Hawks sub puck stopper Billy Papciak with the well earned whitewash!  A very good game that could have gone either ... More

“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 12, 2022

A BLAST FROM THE PAST! FOR ALL YOU OLD-TIME EAST SIDERS YOU WILL ENJOY THIS! HEILMAN'S ICE RINK WHERE I FIRST STARTED PLAYING HOCKEY IN 1964. YOU CAN SEE BURBANK GRADE SCHOOL IN THE BACKGROUND. GOTTA LOVE THE FEDORA'S! YES - YOUNGSTERS - THERE WAS OUTDOOR HOCKEY BEFORE THE WINTER CLASSIC'S! PREGAME ... More

“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 10, 2022

A BLAST FROM THE PAST! FOR ALL YOU OLD-TIME EAST SIDERS YOU WILL ENJOY THIS! HEILMAN'S ICE RINK WHERE I FIRST STARTED PLAYING HOCKEY IN 1964. YOU CAN SEE BURBANK GRADE SCHOOL IN THE BACKGROUND. YES - YOUNGSTERS - THERE WAS OUTDOOR HOCKEY BEFORE THE WINTER CLASSIC'S! PREGAME SHOVELING AND SKATING AGAINST ... More

“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 5, 2023

WINGS   4     SHARKS   2 Grand Rapids call up Kostesich scores the Wings final two goals to pass the audition.  Nate Wagner and Ryan Boyette with the Wings first two goals.  Goaler Joe Polizzi had the glove hand working this game.  Greg Stacey and John Cornish with the Sharks makers. HABS   3    FLYERS   ... More

“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – JANUARY 3, 2023

WINGS   4     HABS   0 Dave Gaskey shutouts the Frenchmen!  Right winger Mike Harke scores twice for the Wings.  Bob Watson and on a tantalizing rising backhand shot - Paul Giles also with Wings goals.  No Habs highlights in this penalty free game. BRUINS   1    FLYERS   1 Besieged Flyers goalie Bobby ... More

“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – DECEMBER 29, 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR!     SO LAST WEEK I'M AT THE RED WINGS GAME DRINKING MY BEER PREGAME BY PORTAL 12 AND JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK UP AND SEE THE ABOVE TERRY SAWCHUCK PICTURE. I'M LOOKING AND LOOKING AND SOMETHING JUST DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT! SAWCHUCK CAUGHT WITH HIS LEFT HAND!  ARE YOU KIDDING ... More

“R” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – DECEMBER 27, 2022

SO LAST WEEK I'M AT THE RED WINGS GAME DRINKING MY BEER PREGAME BY PORTAL 12 AND JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK UP AND SEE THE ABOVE TERRY SAWCHUCK PICTURE. I'M LOOKING AND LOOKING AND SOMETHING JUST DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT! SAWCHUCK CAUGHT WITH HIS LEFT HAND!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME! THE HOF GOALTENDER WHO'S JERSEY IS IN ... More

“A” LEAGUE WEEKLY UPDATE – DECEMBER 22, 2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS! DO HOCKEY PLAYERS KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE DURING THE HOLIDAYS OR WHAT?   SHARKS   5     FLYERS   1 Da Sharks play a great game and dispose of the Flyers in fine fashion.  Mike Garlick with a two goal game.  Singles for Greg Stacy(Also 3 Helpers), Rich Artymovich and Dougie ... More