Ross Bonander | @Wolfgangus

Ross Bonander is a freelance health writer and quotations editor. He is the editor of 12 quotation collections, including Hockey Talk, a collection of memorable hockey quotes, as well as collections focusing on Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Steve Yzerman and Mike Modano. He also writes extensively about blood cancers and other health issues. His homepage is

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Recent Articles by Ross

Review – Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL

Review – Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL

Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL by Ed Arnold (HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto. 2016) Of the three Major Junior hockey leagues that fall under the umbrella of […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books, OHL
Top 10 Scoring Enforcers Before They Turned Pro

Top 10 Scoring Enforcers Before They Turned Pro

The role of the enforcer in the NHL appears to be dwindling, and whether you take that as a good thing or a bad thing is wholly subjective. What is […]

by · May 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Top 10 Lists
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
(Credit: Texas Stars)

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 […]

by · March 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History
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 […]

by · March 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, Player Profiles
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · AHL