Sports editor The Salem News Tue Feb 05, 2013, 04:30 AM EST Loyalty means a lot to Tyler Bird. Brown University was the first college to contact him last spring. They stayed in touch with him throughout the summer when he participated in USA...Read more
Wait almost over for Friars’ Murphy By Mark Divver How does a senior who has never dressed for a game at Providence College end up as a team captain? Kyle Murphy did it the old-fashioned way: He earned it. “In practice last year, he was our hardest-working, most competitive player. He established himself as a leader without playing games, which...Read more
In June, Shayne Gostisbehere was drafted in the third round by the Philadelphia Flyers, the same team that teammate Greg Coburn’s brother, Braydon, plays for. (Union College Athletics) As much as you can despise NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (Queens, N.Y.) for many things, if you are so inclined, his decision to spread NHL hockey to the...Read more
By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell
Globe Staff / February 3, 2013
Matt Grzelcyk’s second home has always been Boston Garden.
Beginning when the Charlestown native was a toddler, he used to take regular spins on the Garden ice while his father, John, performed his duties with the arena’s Bull Gang.
John Grzelcyk has spent 45 years with the Bull Gang,...Read more
Great guy+ off the ice… This week’s Bruins timeline Tonight at Buffalo, 7 p.m. — When Bruins fans tune in, they’ll likely be focused most closely on star winger Thomas Vanek — the NHL’s foremost Bruins Killer. But the next-most interest may well be for massive Sabres winger/enforcer John Scott, who has attained true villain status after...Read more