One of the women’s sports that has changed dramatically in OAG’s 20 years on the air is ice hockey. For our 20th Anniversary Live Show, we invited two prominent women in the game today.
Before Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan, America’s favorite athlete was hockey player Hobey Baker. John Weber looks into Baker’s life and the award which is named for him.
Fresh off winning a gold medal in Sochi with the Canadian national team, Shannon Szabados is back on the ice. But now she’s in the U.S., skating in Georgia with men’s pro team. She tells Bill Littlefield about the transition.
On Saturday, two Ohio high school hockey teams played a state championship to remember. The game lasted seven overtimes before the teams were declared co-champions. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the decision to stop the game.
David-Alexandre Beauregard spent 20 years playing minor league hockey. He might have made it to the NHL had it not been for an accident that left him blind in one eye. Beauregard and Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim join us to tell the story.
Why would an NHL star walk away from a lucrative contract to play for a lesser league? Former New Jersey Devil Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Kontinental Hockey League next year, and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sielski says he’ll benefit from Russia’s lower tax rate.
In 1977, a recipe of minor league hockey, swearing and violence produced an enduring piece of sports cinema. 2012 marked the 35th anniversary of ‘Slap Shot’. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the staying power of the hockey comedy that starred Paul Newman and three bruising, bespectacled brothers.
The Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup in Boston after rallying to beat the Bruins in Game 6 on Monday. After a lockout that nearly killed the season, the NHL roared back and closed out the campaign with the first Finals matchup of “Original Six” teams since 1979. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Boston made quick work of Pittsburgh to win the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, but the Chicago Blackhawks aren’t going so quietly. Chicago took Game 1, and Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times thinks the Bruins have a big challenge ahead of them.
On a recent trip to Chicago, OAG senior producer Gary Waleik discovered an unusual piece of Blackhawks memorabilia featuring Boston Bruins icon Bobby Orr.