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The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19

The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19
September 10, 2020
The Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning are two of the four Eastern Conference teams trying to make it to the finals. The Lightning has already won that series behind Ondrej Palat’s five goals and three assists and Brayden Point’s two goals and seven assists. They will play the winner of the Islanders and Flyers series. 

NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey

NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey
August 22, 2020
The NHL is using a 24-team playoff system to determine its new Stanley Cup Champion for the 2019-20 season, despite a long period of inactivity due to COVID-19. This system is reminiscent of the 68-team system used in the NCAA College Basketball Tournaments in March each year, a tournament that was also cancelled as a result of the pandemic. For the NHL, however, things are a bit different.

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More
January 29, 2019

When people think of hockey, they think of chasing a thick, black disk down a sheet of ice where people hit each other. In the South, where I have grown up and spent all 20 years of my life, hockey is...

Chilly weather checklist

Macon residents wait for concessions at Amstar Cinema.
Four things to do before the weather warms up in Macon
February 24, 2016

With the weather soon warming up, it’s time to complete your winter bucket lists. These five activities are sure to provide you and your loved ones enough fun to last these final chilly days. See...

Minor league hockey returns to Macon

Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert shows off a Macon Mayhem jersey at the formal introduction of the new team Tuesday in Macon. The team comes from Augusta where they were the Riverhawks.
August 12, 2014

In a unanimous decision by the Macon-Bibb Commission, minor league hockey is on its way back to Macon. Former team Augusta Riverhawks, of Augusta, now renamed Macon Mayhem, recently moved to Macon and...

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