Ode to that Grimy, Terrible, Amazing Hockey Rink

My best friend nearly lost an eye here. I was once given a two-handed slash to my shin that was so hard I had a welt the size of a golf ball for months. The goals scored, tantrums thrown, and screaming matches exchanged here were enumerable. I don’t think anyone actually knows who Bill Ward…

Babe Ruth and Baseball in Atlantic Highlands

A shortened version of this will appear in the September issue of the Navesink Journal. Keep an eye out for it!  On October 26, 1926, an exhibition baseball game was held at a ballfield in Atlantic Highlands off of Valley Drive. The home team was the Highlanders. The opposition was a visiting team of major…

A Special Thanks to Cory Conacher and the Tampa Bay Lightning

I have not written about hockey in a long time, but this is something that I felt I needed to share with everyone, because it shows there are still athletes out there who serve as class acts, and who want to do good things for their fans. A couple of weeks ago, when the New…

April 2009: When we Said Goodbye to “Rinkside!”

While I never grew up with any aspirations of working in radio by any means, I must say that co-hosting two online radio shows from July 2008- April 2009 made me give it some serious thought. The first, with which I worked on with Alan Bass, who has since gone on to write a book…

Mike Milbury: A Joke Amongst Hockey Broadcasters

Mike Milbury, an in-studio analyst for NBC and their newly formed network NBC Sports, has long been a critic of the New York Rangers. For years, his slanted, biased pre-game, intermission, and post-game anti-Ranger tirades have polluted the airwaves and have come with such regularity, that normally, they do not even upset or surprise me….

Interview with Author and Hockey Writer Alan Bass

Alan Bass and I have known each other since 2007, when we both started writing for a sports website called Bleacher Report. We quickly became friends, though the relationship was, and still is, a severe case of love-hate, considering he is a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Flyers, while I root for the New York…

Hockey History Spotlight: Pass the Puck, Joe Malone!

Today in the National Hockey League, there is much controversy amongst fans over players who pad their stats, whether it is trying to show that a certain number of goals a player scored in a season came against an empty net late in the game, or even more popularly, the role of the secondary assist…

“Hockey Cares!” Event Raises Money (and Morale) for a Good Cause

First off, I just want to thank all of the people who graciously donated their time and money to our “Hockey Cares!” fundraiser event last Saturday night at Mother Teresa Regional School. In just four hours, we managed to raise nearly $1000 for the American Red Cross and local hurricane relief for our area of…