Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Hockey Hall of Fame Review

Puck Hog news is breaking!  The Puck Hog is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame Resource Centre and archives.  We also received this wonderful review from the Curator. Thank you Philip! 

“Great read for kids of all ages....my son tells me, we are always taught not to be a puck hog on the ice, but reading this book is an exception.”

Philip Pritchard
Vice President, Curator
Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, August 22, 2011


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On September 8, 2009, the Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled its new state-of-the-art "D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre" within a new 4-pad arena complex developed by the Lakeshore Lions Club in partnership with the City of Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

The 18,000 square foot resource centre is now the new home of the Hockey Hall of Fame's vast artifact and archival collections and will serve as the focal point for research into the history of Canada's great game and cultural export. In addition, Hockey Canada will occupy a portion of the Hall's premises with a resource centre to support grass roots development programming, along with high performance and sledge hockey events in conjunction with the adjacent ice facilities.

The Resource Centre is located at 400 Kipling Ave., Toronto, ON M8V 3L1

The Resource Centre may be reached at (416) 360-7735 and acquisitions@hhof.com

Artifact Storage Area

The archive stacks are the main source of hockey information within the "Doc" Seaman Resource Centre. Located within a climate controlled environment, these stacks contain the world's largest collection of hockey resource materials, including individual photo and biographical files, digitally restored materials, publications, periodicals, media guides and statistical analyses, and much more. The revolving high density shelving creates an efficient method for Resource Centre staff to retrieve relevant materials for any hockey project.


Eleven 15’-long stacks of hockey related material

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The Cold Room is the Resource Centre's primary source for hockey related photography. This climate controlled room ensures ideal preservation of the collection. The negatives and slides are stored on a series of revolving stacks. The Cold Room also contains a large number videos and film reels.


500,000 digital images

Seven 17'-long stacks of hockey related images

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750 glass negatives

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The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre is home to the largest hockey stick storage facility in the world. Housing at any given time up to 4,000 hockey sticks donated by players and teams of all levels.


9 double-sided hockey stick racks, each containing 9 shelves (per side) of storage space that can each hold up to 25 sticks (per shelf). For capacity of over 4000 sticks, not including what's on display at any given time.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

John Buccigross Reviews The Puck Hog


Here's what ESPN Anchor John Buccigross says about the children's hockey book, The Puck Hog--

" The Puck Hog illustrates beautifully the most treasured and trumpeted values of the great game of hockey; sacrifice and selflessness."
                                                                             John Buccigross

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Onondaga Road & Reynolds join The Puck Hog team

Newscaster/Author Speaks at Onondaga Road

Students from Onondaga Road Elementary School invited 9WSYR news anchor and author, Christie Casciano to read her new book, The Puck Hog. She is the mother of two youth hockey players and her love for the game is what inspired her to write the book. She told the students that the book encourages fair play, being team players, and having fun.

Casciano has three goals to her message, also known as a hat-trick in hockey. Goal one is to get kids excited about reading and writing. Goal two is to encourage students to stay physically fit. Goal three is to help them appreciate and understand that cooperation is an important lesson throughout life.

Christie Casciano from Channel 9 reading her book The Puck Hog at Reynolds School

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Syracuse Stampede Junior Hockey team

Article submitted by Hockey Mom, Tammy Vivlamore

New Team for 20U
Looking for something fun and inexpensive to do with your kids this winter?  Can’t get enough hockey?  Maybe you should check out the Syracuse Stampede Junior Hockey team.  A junior hockey team is a team comprised of players between the ages of 15 to 20 years of age. The purpose of this hockey program is to promote players to colleges and higher level teams. The benefit to the average person is a fun, exciting family event.  You never know when one these players could be the next NHL draftee, local business owner, or teacher (just to name a few future possibilities.)
Coaches with Experience
Head Coach/Owner Mike Beavis, a resident of Mexico, has been involved with local hockey since 1993. He has coached in several junior programs over the past 18 years. Before that he was involved in youth hockey, spending 10 years with associations in MA, CT, and NY.  He is also a coach with Selects Hockey Inc. Coach Beavis operates the Cougar’s Selects training branch with Utica College Head Coach Gary Heenan, soon to be run out of Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena.
 "Our program is designed to help all its players reach a higher level of play in the future.” stated Beavis. The Stampede is comprised of players between the ages of 15-20 years old and will compete in the Mid Atlantic Division of the IJHL. The team is made up of players not only from CNY but players from Michigan, PA, CT, Ontario Canada and Europe as well. "
Coach Beavis has built relationships throughout North America and Europe that are very interested in becoming involved with his program.  “I have a great support staff going into this, with help available at every level of the game." stated Beavis.  Coach Beavis prides himself on his ability to teach and talk with his players on a one on one basis. Beavis feels that his non political approach to junior hockey and the promotion of his players will be the road to this program’s success

These players will not only be here to play hockey. They will also be out and about helping in the community whenever possible.  Coach Beavis believes that hard work and giving back to the community that supports you are keys to the future success of these players.

You can come out to support your local favorites like Mike Bay (Baldwinsville), Brandyn Morgan (Auburn), Kevin Niver (Fulton), Anthony Demichele (Whitesboro), and Kyle Williams (Rome). Once you are here you are sure to be wowed by the skating and shooting ability of Finnish players Aki and Ville Virtanen (Stockholm, Sweden) and Swedish players Viktor Lundgren (Stockholm) and Lukas Sundberg (Stockholm).  This season’s roster will be rounded out by players from Western NY, CT, MI, and PA.

Keep in mind that by supporting this team you are helping them as well as future players make and achieve their goals. Colleges and other hockey programs use this venue to find their talent. The players use this program to find their place in the world.
Join the Stampede
The Stampede will begin skating on August 22nd with a one week conditioning camp for its players and will also hold a free agent tryout on the 22nd and 23rd at Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena.

All their home games and practices will be at Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena.  Season tickets are on sale now. The cost is $60 for 24 games and the pass is good for one adult and one child 12 or under.   You can find more information including the player roster and game schedule at www.syracusestampede.com.