Sunday, December 2, 2012
Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver and Grant Marshall -- were among the attendees at Saturday’s grand re-opening.
Newark has bred standouts in sports including boxing, baseball, track and field, basketball, football and soccer. A Brick City native has even made his mark in fencing, competing in several Olympics. But hockey? Given the city’s commitment to the sport in recent years, the possibility of a Newarker one day making it to the NHL could be more likely than it’s ever been. “There’s not a huge hockey following in urban areas in general. But once we get the kids out there, they try it and they fall in love,” said Dennis Ruppe, the co-director the nonprofit Hockey in Newark program. “Then it becomes word-of-mouth.” Ruppe, whose group promotes the sport among city youth, was one of hundreds of people at the Ironbound Recreation Center on Rome …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Are you going to tonight's game? Send us a snapshot and we'll put it up on Patch.
Hey Devils fans! Patch wants to know just how big a fan you are? Are you going to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals Saturday at The Rock to cheer on the home team? Will you host a party at home and cheer on your favorite team? Will you be “wearing the Red?” Will you paint your face in Devils red? Will you be like Seinfeld's Puddy who painted himself up in Devils colors or put a big "D" on his chest to spell out the name of his favorite team? How will you let other Devils fans know you bleed Devils Red? Patch wants to see our hometown fans at the game Saturday. Email us in the comments section and tell us where you’ll be tailgating prior to the game and we’ll come and take pictures of you dressed in all your Devils glory. Or, better yet, …
The pressure is on for tonight's game at the Prudential Center.
Most people think the Stanley Cup finals could have been over earlier this week when the Los Angeles Kings could have won their fourth game Wednesday, ending the playoffs. But the New Jersey Devils weren't going to be forgotten that easily. Down three games to zero, the Devils came back to win on Wednesday with a score of 3-1, forcing another game between the two NHL teams tonight at Newark's Prudential Center. The Devils have played unevenly, but New Jersey fans are still rooting for the hometown favorites. Do you think it's possible for the Devils to come back and win the championship? Or are the hopes for the Stanley Cup going up in smoke on Saturday night?