I Built a Gritty Costume for Twenty Bucks

[Author’s note: this piece is best read while listening to this.] Nobody said it could (/should) be done. When I think of all the sports movies that make me cry, they all share the common trait of telling a story about someone overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds with nothing but grit and heart. I believe this…

What if the NHL was an 100 team league?

Since Gary Bettman became NHL commissioner the league has seen itself expand from 24 teams to what will soon be 32 once Seattle joins in 2021. The growth of the game has been undeniable as it becomes more popular in America and produces superstars like Auston Matthews and Jack Eichel. But what if he kept…

Recap of the USA/Iceland Final of the Junior Goodwill Games

In their first meeting, Iceland crushingly defeated Team USA. This was due in large part to the hubris Team USA gained from securing victories over noted hockey powerhouses Team Italy and Team Trinidad and Tobago. Iceland put an end to that glory with a 12-1 decision. The USA managing to hang-on (let alone make it…