I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued) By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Over two years ago, rows of betting machines were lying dormant in parts of Central and Southern New Jersey. After much arm twisting, the road to legal sports betting outside of Las Vegas […]Read more "I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued)"
CALGARY — Right wing Jarome Iginla announced his retirement Monday, July 30 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, ending his career in the city where he played 16 seasons – including nine as captain. Overall, Iginla’s 20-season NHL career spanned from 1996-97 to 2016-17 and saw the power forward appear in 1,554 games with the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, […]Read more "Jarome Iginla: A Career Retrospective"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, nothing could be better in goal then Sugar Ray Emery.” OAKLAND, CA.– They called Ray Emery the Muhammad Ali of the National Hockey League because he was never reluctant about fighting on the ice. Ray Emery […]Read more "A TRIBUTE TO SUGAR RAY EMERY"
By Michael Louis Ingram and Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporters As the National Hockey League turns the page to the 2018-19 season more Goal Brothers will lace up their skates and hit the ice after this year’s draft. Now hockey historians are comparing these future stars to Goal Brothers of the past and […]Read more "Popsicle Brothers Report: Entry Draft Adds More Goal Brothers To The NHL"
NEW YORK & TORONTO – The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced Tuesday that Willie O’Ree, the first black player ever to play in the National Hockey League, was elected to be inducted as a member of the Class of 2018. O’Ree, who made his NHL debut on Jan.18, 1958, playing for the Boston Bruins against […]Read more "Pioneer O’Ree Selected for Induction into Hockey Hall of Fame"
NEW YORK – The NHL’s 2018-19 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 3, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Washington Capitals raising their first Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Saturday, April 6, 2019. The other three games on […]Read more "NHL Announces 2018-19 Season Schedule"
The Popsicle Brothers: NHL Playoffs: From Ashes to Dreams By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Writer, and Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM OAKLAND, CA and PHILADELPHIA, PA (www.basnnewsroom.com) The beginning of the season presented a script worthy of any Hollywood treatise… An expansion team crosses the burning sands of […]Read more "From Ashes to Dreams – The Stanley Cup Final"