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Father Returns From Iraq, Surprises Family at Hockey Game

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video. Grab the tissues. We'll wait. Got 'em? Good. NBC Washington reports that on Thursday, Air Force Col. Rick Dennee of Springfield, Va., made his homecoming from Iraq even more...

Boy's E-mail Helps Raise Thousands for Cancer Fundraiser

An e-mail from a 9-year-old boy helped raise thousands of dollars in a skate-a-thon fund-raiser for cancer. Dan4th, Flickr
What started as an e-mail plea from a hockey-loving 9-year-old from Rhode Island, grew to thousands of dollars in donations...

Olympic Fun at Home: Cooperation Meets Competition

A Facebook friend posted yesterday that his four-year-old son was speed skating non-stop in the living room. Apparently, this dad had his finger on a trend, because reports began pouring in from other parents. Pairs figure skating in the dining room....

Should Your Child Play More Than One Sport?

Dear Reggie, My 11-year-old-son, Jacob, is an ice hockey fanatic. He is on the ice three to five days a week and also plays road hockey for fun with his friends. He's very talented, but a bit smaller than the other players. His progress seems to...

Hockey Parents Get Sportsmanship Lesson From Youth Player

Miller Donnelly, then 9, delivers his message about how parents can ruin sports for kids if they are too wrapped up in winning and losing. The Donnellys didn't expect the video to attract a large audience -- it was shot in their basement with...

Bare Handshake a No-No Now in Youth Hockey

Kids are now discouraged from hand-to-hand contact. Credit: Corbis
The latest casualty of the swine flu outbreak: Handshakes after youth hockey games. With the flu spreading, USA Hockey, the national governing body for the sport, now...

4-Year-Old Channels Kurt Russell's 'Miracle' Speech

A preschooler in a YouTube video performs an inspirational coach's speech from the movie "Miracle." And not everyone is happy about it. Sports fans everywhere remember the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid....

Hockey mom sings out against Sarah Palin

We've all heard the "hockey mom" pitch and references to lipstick and pit bulls and you'd think that every hockey mom in the country would be backing Sarah Palin for president vice-president, with their darling stars of the ice by their side -- and...

Sawmill worker and family man wins a million bucks

We Canadians have this thing for hockey -- or "ice hockey" as I've heard Americans refer to it -- it's kind of a weird national obsession that I can't explain. In University I actually took a history course that talked about hockey as an inherent...

A special moment before shipping out

I imagine it must be very difficult to be a parent in the military and be deployed overseas away from your kids. I can understand that some parents might want to do something special before they ship out. Captain Dave Perry had something planned --...

Hockey fight camp for kids

As a teenager, I was really in to hockey. Actually, I was in to hockey players, but I also enjoyed the game itself. My best friend lived within walking distance of an ice rink and we spent countless afternoons perched in the bleachers watching the...

Do childhood predispositions stick around?

Nolan was about three months old the first time I realized he might have a predisposition toward hockey. He was mesmerized every time the game appeared on the television set (which: in Canada in the winter months is approximately once every 2.3...

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