Ross Bonander | @Wolfgangus

Ross Bonander is a freelance health writer and quotations editor. His work includes Hockey Talk, a collection of memorable hockey quotes and So So In Centerfield, an unusual collection of baseball quotes. He writes extensively for the Lymphoma Information Network.

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Recent Articles by Ross

Brett Ritchie is coming of age. (Ross Bonander/THW)

Brett Ritchie Dominates on Mike Modano Night

Back on September 4, 2013, the Texas Stars released the team’s promotional calendar for the upcoming season. Friday night April 4 2014 at the Cedar Park Center was slated as […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Texas Stars
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Mike Modano Night … in the AHL

Recently, the Texas Stars announced that on April 4 2014, the team would be honoring Mike Modano at the Cedar Park Center. Never mind that Modano never played for Texas. […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars
All I Needed to Know About Hockey I Learned from Stan Fischler

All I Needed to Know About Hockey I Learned from Stan Fischler

There is no substitute for experience. This is especially true for a difficult sport like hockey, where the best education is in playing as often as you can. But sometimes […]

Martin Brodeur (Flickr/LindseyAAkiyama)

Martin Brodeur in Quotations

Right now perhaps not even Martin Brodeur knows the professional fate of Martin Brodeur, the most accomplished goaltender of his generation and arguably one of the top two or three […]

The Burkes supporting the You Can Play project

Will Michael Sam’s Announcement Affect Hockey?

On 23 February 2013 professional soccer player Robbie Rodgers wrote on his blog, I’m a soccer player, I’m Christian, and I’m gay. On 6 May 2013 professional basketball player Jason […]

by · February 11, 2014 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
Who is AHL President and CEO David Andrews?

Who is AHL President and CEO David Andrews?

The 2014 American Hockey League All-Star game is just a few days away– just enough time to clear the air on a common misperception: There is a lazy tendency to call […]

by · February 9, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, All-Star Weekend
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The 2013-14 Dallas Stars: How They Were Built

The Dallas Stars, once a Western conference powerhouse and perennial playoff team, are mired in a five year playoff drought. If the team doesn’t begin to string some wins together […]

by · January 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars
Jake Allen (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

The AHL Bares its Teeth for Upcoming All Star Game

Last week the American Hockey League announced its 2014 AHL All-Star Classic roster. The format differs from previous years. Instead of seeing to it that every team was represented by at least […]

by · January 17, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, News/Commentary
Jaromir Jagr. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Jaromir Jagr, the Skater

Back in October we all saw Sidney Crosby do this to fellow Cole Harbour denizen Nathan MacKinnon: Crosby’s deke is all footwork. MacKinnon bites hard. It’s a crafty, veteran move […]

by · January 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles
Colton Sceviour (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Odds and Ends: From Sceviour to Tarasov

Sceviour scores, Houston haunts, Utica misses a memo, Omark confuses, and Tarasov almost dekes ‘em all in this week’s AHL News.

by · December 23, 2013 · 0 comments · AHL
Brendan Ranford with a patient (Ross Bonander/THW)

When Courage Meets Contribution: Hockey Players in the Community

The first thing you see when approaching Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas is its 145-foot campanile, or bell tower, although instead of a loud, ringing bell, the tower’s top portion features […]

by · December 12, 2013 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Scott Glennie (Ross Bonander/THW)

The AHL and Me: Putting Baby in the Corner; Winnipeg Confidential

In the late spring of 2010, Puck Daddy asked blogger Marty Vance to write about the upcoming Calder Cup Finals. Part of his response included the following: Is there anything […]

by · December 10, 2013 · 0 comments · AHL