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Goaltender Matvei Kazakov defends the goal crease against Delaware on Jan. 15, 2023. Kazakov is a Russian-born goalie who has had a great career with the Stony Brook hockey team. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Hard upbringing has turned Matvei Kazakov into a stalwart for Stony Brook hockey

Anthony DiCocco October 1, 2023
Goaltender Matvei Kazakov’s road to stardom on the Long Island hockey scene may have been bumpy, but all that matters to him is that he is here to stay. Born and raised in the small town of Serov, Russia, Kazakov first started playing hockey at just seven years old.
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The Nassau Coliseum in 2011. DOUG KERR/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

New York’s favorite organist: Paul Cartier

Steven Keehner April 11, 2021
Sports and music have always been intertwined for Cartier. Indistinguishable from the crowd at a game, Cartier shares an ability similar to Garry Howatt, his favorite hockey player, to carry a larger presence than initially expected.
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The seating in Stony Brooks Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. NARA HWANG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook is postponing fall sports, and the NCAA should follow

Ryan Pavich August 11, 2020
While the Big 10 and Pac-12 conferences recently postponed their seasons, the remaining Power Five conferences are intending to play college football this fall. While many professional athletes can opt-out of playing, college athletes cannot do so.
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

America East basketball championships canceled

Ryan Pavich March 12, 2020
In lieu of the championship match, the Seawolves were declared the conference champions after winning the regular season title and advancing to the title game.
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Hillary Knight, above, is a forward for Americas first National Womens Hockey League. The NWHL is will be the first professional womens hockey team to pay its players. PHOTO CREDIT: SARA MELIKIAN

She was a skater girl, and she’s finally getting paid for it

Nick Zararis October 20, 2015
The groundbreaking National Women's Hockey League is the first of its kind to pay its players. Make no mistake, these girls can play the game of hockey.
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SBU players Chris Joseph (above) and Sam Brewster represented Team USA at the World University Games last month. PHOTO CREDIT: USA HOCKEY

Joseph and Brewster represent SBU at World University Games

Cameron Boon March 11, 2015
When it comes to making sure a once-in-a-lifetime trip across the Atlantic Ocean is as memorable as possible, sometimes one is willing to go to extremes.
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Barbera’s SBU hockey journey coming to a close

Skyler Gilbert March 4, 2015
For Nick Barbera, winning ACHA nationals would be the culmination of over twenty years of playing hockey.
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NHL lockout comes to an end: will the fans come back as well?

Joe Galotti January 29, 2013

The National Hockey League lockout was finally over, and it was now time to see how much damage it did to the sport. A new labor agreement was reached between the owners and the National Hockey League...

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Inside The NHL Playoffs

Sam Kilb April 22, 2010

No Rangers.  No Islanders.  The NHL playoffs seem meaningless to the New York puckhead this year. But the action on the ice has made up for the lack of hometown teams, with all the drama, upsets,...

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