1. Gold Coast Blue Tongues Defeat Sydney Bears: McRae and Kalleitner Dominate

    Mike McRae’s hatrick and Reese Kalleitner’s solid netminding ensured the Blue Tongues a 4-2 victory in today's match between the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and visiting Sydney Bears...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 4 years ago 180 reads 0 comments

  2. NHL Trade Deadline: The Day Hockey Fans Unite As One

    Trade deadline.  These two seemingly harmless words can bring flutters of excitement to fans and feelings of dread to players...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 4 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  3. Dave Upton: A Farewell Tribute to No. 96

    As fans of the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and AIHL we are used to seeing import players come and go each season...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about 5 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  4. Blue Tongues Two Games from History: AIHL Playoff Berth

    The Gold Coast Blue Tongues stand on the edge of the most historical event, in its six-year franchise history, in the Australian Ice Hockey League...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  5. Dallas Get Their Goalie: Alex Auld Acquired From Ottawa

    The Dallas Stars have their guy. Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk made the announcement today that they have acquired goaltender Alex Auld from the Ottawa senators in exchange ...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  6. In Defense of the Dallas Stars: A Look at the Skrastins and Woywitka Signings

    The day the free agency market opened, the Dallas Stars, like many teams, had holes which needed to be filled. A top-line puck-moving defenseman, a right-shot scoring winger and a reliable backup ...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  7. Burke / USA Hockey: Modano Has Usefullness at Olympic Hockey Level

    When USA Hockey announced the players invited to the men's Olympic Camp recently, it came as no surprise to see the team was young and youthful, and missing many of the familiar names often seen on the USA roster...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 119 reads 2 comments

  8. Joe Nieuwendyk and the Offseason: Plans to Fix the Dallas Stars

    Going into the 2009 NHL offseason, Stars fans were left with a sense of “what now?” Missing the playoffs is never an easy thing to take, not for fans and most definitely not for the players and management of the Stars' organization...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  9. Holy Galvanised Rubber Bettman!

    When I sat down to write this I was originally going to scribe something to do with Sidney Crosby's groin-like facial hair or Jim's Silly Balls and his bid to buy the Coyotes, but after ...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  10. Veteran Leader Joins Blue Tongues

    by Wendy Hansen, 28 April 2009 | Beat Writer | Blue Tongues Ice Hockey Club Few players on the Blue Tongues roster can say they know first hand what it’s like to win the Goodall ...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 164 reads 0 comments

  11. Change is in the Stars

    No, there wont be any dancing involved and barring some strange twilight zone scenario you probably wont see any telescopes either. There will be Stars though...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 389 reads 2 comments

  12. Brad Smulders Warms To The Blue Tongues

    Brad Smulders is the Gold Coast Blue Tongues' latest addition to their import-player list for the 2009 Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) Season. Brad is one of those players who is easy to like...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 476 reads 5 comments

  13. Alexander Ovechkin's Style Key to the New NHL

    Alexander Ovechkin made an impression with his 50th goal celebration, and the slew of intensely negative reactions has surprised me...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 5 years ago 269 reads 3 comments

  14. Blue Tongue Dave Upton Selected For Australian Hockey Squad

    By Wendy Hansen, Blue Tongues VolunteerGOLD COAST—Most people have their Christmas wish list filled with items such as a new X-Box, the latest DVD release or even replacement hockey equipment—well, if you're a player anyway...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about almost 6 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  15. Top-Five Potential Future Winter Classic Matchup Ideas

    So far we’ve seen the Pittsburgh Penguins face off against the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings take on the Chicago Blackhawks...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about almost 6 years ago 831 reads 4 comments

  16. Dallas Stars Will Make the Playoffs Despite Slow Start

    One of the biggest surprises this season has been the shocking start by the Dallas Stars. Always a solid defensive team which dominated on both the power play and penalty kill, the Stars this season have been anything but good...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about almost 6 years ago 241 reads 3 comments

  17. Australian Ice Hockey League Finals LIVE Online

    This weekend, the top four teams in Australian Ice Hockey come together in Newcastle, NSW for the 2008 AIHL Finals. The Sydney Bears (1), Melbourne Ice (2), Western Sydney Ice Dogs (3) and Newcastle ...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about 6 years ago 317 reads 0 comments

  18. ESPN Puts the Fantasy in Hockey

    ESPN revealed their much awaited Fantasy League rankings recently and, surprise surprise, they’re pretty much based in fantasy land. Wait, did I say "much awaited?" My apologies, I meant “much overrated...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about 6 years ago 425 reads 1 comments

  19. The “1 2 3″ on why Brunnstrom is great for the Stars

    While we await the start of the NHL training camps, there has been a lot of talk about the 2 top signings by the Dallas Stars; Sean Avery and Fabian Brunnstrom...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 6 years ago 193 reads 2 comments

  20. Aussies Waiting for the NHL in Wintertime

    The sun has just set and tonight, the temperatures will drop below freezing. There may even be snow on the ground tomorrow morning...

    Sam Hansen Written by Sam Hansen about over 6 years ago 1,063 reads 5 comments