The Eruzione family has produced so many athletic thrills for multiple generations, from Miller Field in Winthrop to Fitton Field in Worcester to the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. Danny Eruzione will now bring that storied tradition to an international destination as he begins his professional career in the Italian Hockey League (IHL). Eruzione, 2...

New Jersey Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald, in a free agency news conference announcing several acquisitions on Friday, told reporters he was still in the market for a veteran defenseman. On Saturday, he cashed in on that quest, dealing a 2023 third-round draft choice along with Ty Smith to the Pittsburgh Penguins for John Marino. Marino, 25,...

Like so many stories that involve Minnesota hockey or Minnesota politics, or both, this one starts at Mancini’s — the legendary steakhouse on West Seventh Street that is roughly equidistant from Xcel Energy Center and the State Capitol. Davie Carle was an assistant coach with the University of Denver, and the Pioneers were having a team meal there...

Cue the “Coming Home” music! Setauket native and college free agent Bobby Trivigno has signed a contract with the New York Rangers. Trivigno, who recently completed his senior season at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was one of college hockey’s top free agents. The 23-year-old forward was among 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker award, give...

In the province of Vicenza, a minor township stands on the hills, separating the two Italian regions of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is Asiago, known for its famous cheese and its fabulous ski resorts. Here, the colors are those of nature: green, brown, grey, and blue. The fragrances are those of the woodlands. Time passes slowly, far from th...

Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato said she had been asked for years to write a book about her experiences in becoming one of the best women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind — children. Her book, “I Can Play Too,” is based on hockey and other personal experiences but Granato is...

After decades as a standout hockey defenseman and accomplished assistant coach, as well as more than 20 years as the owner of his own business, Bob Nardella has concluded that the surest path to success is as a team player. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a janitor or a VIP executive — you have to work together to be successful,” says the 53-year-old,...

During the spring of 1991, when the Pittsburgh Penguins defied the NHL betting sites and won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, two netminders of Italian descent were unsung heroes of the victory. Yes, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Paul Coffey were the leaders of that Cup run, but without the goaltending of Tom Barrasso and the pinch hit...

Every night that his parents would let him, and even some nights when they wouldn’t, Thomas Di Pauli would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning, go to the computer and watch hockey. Growing up in Italy, the time difference forced Di Pauli to wake up at this time to see his favorite NHL stars. Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Mario Lemieux, he couldn’t wait t...

Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton were named captain and alternate captain of the United States national hockey team for this month’s Deaflympics in Chiavenna, Italy, the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association announced. The brothers are among 16 of the 23 American players with international experience. This will be the fifth international...