Innovations in the game of hockey: the curved stick and butterfly goaltending

Hockey, like any sport, is a game of innovation, and few advancements have provided such a lasting impact as the curved stick blade and the butterfly style of goaltending. In the 1960s, two popular stars on the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull, supposedly discovered they could shoot a hockey puck harder and with … Continue reading Innovations in the game of hockey: the curved stick and butterfly goaltending

Notre Dame takes three points from visiting Providence

Editor's Note: This story was originally written for The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper. The word “playoff” was tossed around before, during and after No. 15 Notre Dame’s series with No. 9 Providence this weekend. Entering the weekend, just one point separated the Irish (18-9-5, 11-5-4 Hockey East) and Friars (18-9-5, 10-7-3) in the Hockey … Continue reading Notre Dame takes three points from visiting Providence

Craft brewery surge led by Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains

If you’re a craft beer fan, it’s good to live in the northern corners of the country. The Northeast and Pacific Northwest boast the most craft breweries per capita of any other region in the nation. States along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains also fall near the top of the list, according to … Continue reading Craft brewery surge led by Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains

Cal Petersen makes 100th career appearance in net for Notre Dame

Editor's Note: This story was originally written for The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper. On Feb. 6, 2015, Cal Petersen entered Notre Dame’s road game against Maine in relief and made 10 saves to post 25 scoreless minutes in the third period and overtime during a 4-4 tie. The then-freshman started the second game of the … Continue reading Cal Petersen makes 100th career appearance in net for Notre Dame

Google Trends: Local campaign reform, bears in schools and some fowl luck

"State Legislatures" and "Campaign Reform" nationwide from Jan. 1, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2016. Notice how the two lines in this trend graph mirror each other pretty closely: When search interest in “state legislatures” increases, Google searches for “campaign reform” also increase at relatively comparable levels. When one adds “national election” as a third term, … Continue reading Google Trends: Local campaign reform, bears in schools and some fowl luck