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ISLANDERS SNEAK PAST RANGERS ON THE HORRIBLE “ICE” IN BROOKLYN

    Game Summary               NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)  NYI: T. Greiss (W)      Event Summary

–        THIRD PERIOD TALLIES – The Rangers tallied one goal in the third period of tonight’s game. The Blueshirts lead the NHL in third-period goals in 2016-17 (80), and as of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers are the only NHL team that has recorded at least 80 goals in any period thus far this season.
–        ON POINT – Rangers defensemen tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in tonight’s game and have registered nine points (four goals, five assists) over the last three games.
–        KILL ZONE – The Blueshirts were 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Rangers have not allowed a power play goal against in nine of the last 12 games, including each of the last three games.
–        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 27 shots on goal in tonight’s game, and 15 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal in the contest.
–        BLOCK PARTY – The Blueshirts were credited with 20 blocked shots in tonight’s contest, and five of the Rangers’ six defensemen recorded at least two blocked shots. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: XL CENTER GOING FOR THE TRANSFORMED MODEL

It’s Official: XL Center Going for the Transformed Model

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT The public hearing presentation on the XL Center close to two weeks ago and the building’s future was an evening filled with a ton of information to process and determine the best course of action.

The CRDA can only present options, review them and paint a picture. The agency doesn’t have the power of the purse or the ability to allocate any money to legislation.

This past Thursday, the Executive Board voted 8-1 to make a formal proposal using the $250 million transformed arena model.

“We’re at first base and a long way from home,” CRDA Executive Director Mike Freimuth remarked.

If they could have made a formal proposal by now, they would have done so rather than torture themselves the past four-and-a-half years wrestling with the alligator of all buildings, the XL Center. In fact, this is the 18th story Cantlon’s Corner has done on the arena proposals and developments toward this proposal in just the last two years. In the ten years since Madison Square Garden was unceremoniously dumped as the building operator by the CDA (the predecessor to the CRDA), the building is now on a third management company and the problems have been become increasingly acute by the day. Continue reading

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – RIVETERS ADD KOREAN NATIONAL TEAM GOALTENDER SOJUNG SHIN

NWHLNWHL NEWS: RIVETERS ADD KOREAN NATIONAL TEAM GOALTENDER SOJUNG SHIN

Shin is Preparing for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL 

New York, NYSojung Shin has signed a contract with the New York Riveters for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Chad Wiseman announced Wednesday. Shin and the Riveters agreed to terms on a one-year, $13,500 contract.

“I heard the NWHL is one of best league in the world,” said Shin. “I think the NWHL would give me a chance to develop for 2018 Olympics. I’m honored to be part of New York Riveters team and excited to play in the NWHL for next season!”

Shin played collegiately in the CIS at St. Francis Xavier University, where she collected 37 wins, a 1.46 GAA, and a .944 SV% in three seasons. She was named MVP of the women’s hockey team at St. Francis in 2015.

Shin has participated and medaled in seven IIHF World Championships (Division II/III) since age 14, earning a 1.33 GAA and .954 SV%. She was named Best Player of the tournament six times, most recently in 2016. Shin has also played for the South Korean National Team at two Asian Winter Games, two IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia tournaments, and the 2014 Olympic Games qualification round.

“Sojung is a talented goaltender and a great teammate,” said Rebecca Ruegsegger Baker, Riveters Head Goaltending Coach and South Korean National Team goaltending consultant. “We are excited for her to join the Riveters organization and have the opportunity to compete against the top players in the world in preparation for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.”

The restricted free agency began on April 1 and lasted until April 30. Free agency began May 1 and lasts until July 31. The 2016 NWHL Draft was on June 18.