College ice hockey is a popular game with devoted fans in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S., but in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not a major collegiate sport.
Still, rink rats will find a way, as …
The Apple Puck is back at the Winthrop Rink — with a slightly different look. This year’s game between college club programs will feature the University of Washington and the Eastern Washington University Eagles taking to the ice on Feb. 17 (Presidents Day weekend). The puck drops at 6 p.m. The inaugural Apple Puck in […]
By Don Nelson The Winthrop Rink’s first Apple Puck ice hockey game, a match between club teams from the University of Washington and Washington State University, got a warm reception Saturday night (Feb. 18). UW won the regulation-time game, 8-0, and most of the action was on the Cougars’ defensive end. But the teams’ competitiveness […]
What a difference a really big ice machine makes.
A year ago, the Winthrop Rink was already closed for the season after a Christmas Day 2015 opening. The rink had been plagued by bad (meaning warm) weather and the frustration of unremitting delays in the arrival and installation of a long-anticipated refrigeration system that would create …
The Winthrop Winter Classic hockey tournament, featuring six youth teams from around the region, will be held Friday through Sunday (Jan. 24 – 26) at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink. Up to 400 visitors are expected for the tournament, according to organizers. Because of the tournament, public skating times are limited during the weekend. […]
Registration is now open for youngsters who want to play ice hockey this winter. Players from 5 to 15 years old born between 1998 and 2008 are eligible, and no prior skating or hockey experience is required. “We will have some practices early in the season just for kids who want to learn,” said coach […]