Long Distance Thoughts 03.22.2021

Sometimes you get what you wish for. I wanted chaos in the NCAA hockey tournament & guess what? I got it. If you heard our College Hockey Southwest Live podcast last night (You haven’t? Let’s go…), I literally was getting the brackets as we were doing the show. I know they were released about an […]

Long Distance Thoughts 03.18.2021

Frozen Faceoff 2021 Logo

Chaos. All I want is some chaos. Is that really too much to ask? No, I’m not talking about real world chaos, we have far too much of that already. I’m talking about sports chaos. The kind of chaos that makes sports fun. The unpredictability of playing the games that paper doesn’t have. All I […]

The View From The Top of The Peak! 3.12.2021

Colorado Avalanche

By: Scott A. Strande It’s taken more than a full year, but I am finally back in a National Hockey League Arena! Withthe COVID-19 restrictions and craziness of the past 365 plus days, indeed I feel lucky andprivileged and most of all thankful to the Colorado Avalanche organization for granting mycredential request. Ok let’s talk […]

LONG DISTANCE THOUGHTS 3.08.2021

Sun Devil Hockey 2021

At this time last year, the ASU hockey team was considered a virtual lock for its second straight NCAA Tournament bid. We all know what happened.  As the summer went past, and they slowly started resuming sports, at least at the professional level. At the college level, it was not quite assured. However, with college […]

LONG DISTANCE THOUGHTS 2.18.2021

Frozen Four 2021 Logo

Pairwise . . . Fair wise? The countdown to the Frozen Four! As we hit the end of February, it is normally at this time that we start to look forward to the annual guessing game of who will be the guests of the NCAA on the road to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh April […]

LONG DISTANCE THOUGHTS 2.5.2021

ASU Arena.1. Feb 21

As I sit here, awaiting another possible three to six inches of snow, cursing the Valley of the Sun sunset pictures coming across my twitter feed (@pfh1964), ASU completed its ONLY home weekend of the season, splitting a pair of games against the USNDT U18 squad. The games were a mixed bag on the ice, […]