In sports, sometimes we need a reminder that there are bigger things than wins and losses.Providing smiles for two youngsters battling cancer is a beautiful example.Dave Hakstol and the Flyers helped make those special memories possible on Tuesday night
Hats off to Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals captain pocketed three goals against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, and in the process fulfilled a promise to a 13-year-old fan and cancer survivor. Alex Luey – who plays for the Niagara Falls Flyers and a survivor of osteosarcoma cancer – attended Saturday's contest after learning […]
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Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser has been diagnosed with an incurable form of blood cancer. Fraser wrote on the NHL's website Friday that he has a rare blood disorder called essential thrombocythemia, known as ET. ''I consider myself blessed that this rare disease was diagnosed before I
Longtime NHL referee Kerry Fraser revealed Friday that he has a rare, incurable form of cancer. Fraser, who retired from officiating in 2010, has been diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia, a chronic blood disorder in the leukemia family. The 65-year-old said his doctor told him that while it is an incurable cancer, those afflicted can live […]
Fraser announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia, a rare chronic blood disorder.
Ex-NHL referee Fraser diagnosed with cancer
The NHL is kicking off this year’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign by naming Nicholle Anderson as official ambassador. Last November, Anderson – wife of Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson – was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that effects the nose and throat. After several months of treatment wherein Craig took an […]
8-year-old Brandon Bloom, diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, suits up with members of the New York Islanders.
–ESPN’s latest power rankings look at each team’s biggest worries this season. The Maple Leafs are number one in the rankings, but they should be concerned that a youngster like Mitch Marner might regress during his sophomore season. (ESPN) –Earlier
NHL on NBC color commentator Eddie Olczyk is set to make his return to the broadcast booth just two months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczyk will be part of Wednesday’s broadcast, a rivalry-night showdown between the Central Division’s Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. Olczyk, 51, has completed three rounds of chemotherapy, and […]
Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, left, and center Rickard Rakell, right, assist Katie Hawley as she is introduced as the “21st Duck” during opening night. When the Anaheim Ducks opened their 2017-18 at home on Thursday night, coach Randy Carlyle made a late addition to his roster to counter the strengths of the visiting […]