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Big Brothers and Big Sisters get Iced Benefit

TBSA in Oldsmar (Eddie Michels photo)

OLDSMAR, FLA.–The referee drops the bisket, aka puck to start the second period Saturday morning between the Gerihaluks in Red and the squad in white from Merrill Lynch.  The match at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy is benefiting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and ran through Sunday with the championships taking place Sunday afternoon. […]

Thunder’s Back!

(53) Luke Witkowski, here last year in the pre-season vs. Nashville, last night was a goal short of the proverbial Gordie Howe hat-trick by inking an assist and fight on the score-sheet. (photo Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports)

Tampa, Fla. — It was a light but excited crowd on hand at the new Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa last night.   We can only hope they brought a Russian name translation manual. Many curious Lightning fans came to see some of the Bolts prospects up close. Young goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy did not disappoint making 28 […]

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) 5-16-13

THE OTHER SIDE OF SPORTS (TOO) 5-16-13

    Well fans a few odds and ends this issue, the first being the Phillies signing RHP Carlos Zambrano.     Zambrano has had instances in the past where he ruffled feathers of not only front office types but his teammates as well while with the Cubs and Marlins.  But that is not where we will focus this […]

IS BASEBALL REALLY THEIR SECOND SPORT?

Tyson Gillies Phillies (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Strings and Pucks

RSEN Partners with GMHL’s Redwings

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Tampa, Fla. – Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network is excited to announce their new partnership with the Shelburne Red Wings  of the Greater Metro Hockey Jr. A League (GMHL). Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network is the power play sponsor for all Red Wings home games. Rick Sassone of Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network said, “It […]

Eckhardt in Shelburne Lineup Tonight

#15 Connor Eckhardt   (Shelburne Red Wings photo)

Tampa’s Connor Eckhardt  will be making his debut for the Shelburne Red Wings tonight  versus his former team the Lefroy Wave .   Eckhardt will be wearing sweater #15 and will see action at the blue line. The game is scheduled for 8:30pm at the Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex in Shelburne. The lifetime series between Shelburne […]

Eckhardt’s Wavier Wire Ride was Brief

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PICKED UP BY SHELBURNE…

Tampa Bay Lightning Feature Article: Connor Eckhardt in Canada

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Read link to Turner Batten’s article…

NHL Issues a Tear-Jerk-er Message to Fans

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With the NHL lock-out in full force the league is reaching out to fans… just make us want to shed a tear! Bettman and Fehr what a couple of________ (fill in the blank…

No Lock-out for the Wave

Connor Eckhardt playing for the George Jenkins Eagles in Brandon, Florida (Photo by Wendy Eckhardt)

Tampa’s Connor Eckhardt had an assist in his first Junior A Tier II game…