Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Adds Former U.S. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle To Coaching Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, PA – Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey star and two-time Olympic medalist Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle ’09 has joined the men’s hockey staff as a volunteer coach. McLaughlin-Bittle, who has previously served in assistant roles on the RMU women’s team for several seasons, will coach Colonials goaltenders Justin Kapelmaster, Dyllan Lubbesmeyer and Reid Cooper for the duration of the 2019-20 season. “Her track record as a player is off the charts, and she’s taken strides that speak very highly of what she’s doing as a goalie coach,” said RMU men’s head coach Derek Schooley. “It was … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Adds Former U.S. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle To Coaching Staff

Looking Back – WFC 113 Boxing Results From The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

By Larry Snyder Washington, PA – It was another stirring evening of boxing Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2019, brought together for combat sports fans by Matt McGovern and World Fighting Championships at the Meadows Racetrack, Casino, and Hotel. Middleweight Clay Collard (4-1-3, 1 KO) of Cache Valley, Utah, collected the upset of the night with a six-round unanimous decision from judges Al Amelia, Dana DePaolo, and John Santore over Pittsburgh’s Gerald Sherrell (10-2-0, 5 KOs). For the 26-year-old Collard, it was his third consecutive victory since a draw against Quincy LaVallais Saturday, June 29th, 2019, at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. … Continue reading Looking Back – WFC 113 Boxing Results From The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

Prepare For Battle – WFC 113 Live Boxing Preview At The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

By Larry Snyder Washington, Pa. – The ring announcer has called out your name, you touched gloves with your opponent after getting your instructions from the referee, and the time has come to show everyone how good you are at the Sweet Science. Matt McGovern and World Fighting Championships is providing approximately 36 warriors the opportunity to seize victory and further their careers Saturday, Sept. 21, at the 56-year-old Meadows Racetrack and Casino during WFC 113 Live Boxing. The doors for this first-rate card open at 7:00 p.m. with the opening match getting underway at 8:00 p.m. Meadows Casino Vice-President … Continue reading Prepare For Battle – WFC 113 Live Boxing Preview At The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Alum To Officiate NHL Rookie Tourney

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey team star defender and co-captain Kirsten Welsh ’19 has been selected as one of four female officials to work National Hockey League rookie tournaments in the coming days. Welsh, 22, will officiate in the Buffalo Sabres’ Rookie Challenge, set for Sept. 6-9 at the HarborCenter complex, the same building where she concluded her accomplished collegiate career six months ago. The Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will send teams to the event, which is intended as a testing ground for prospects. Welsh was on the ice … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Alum To Officiate NHL Rookie Tourney

Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — After building her own college program from scratch across the state, Robert Morris University alumna Jen Kindret has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach on Paul Colontino’s staff. Kindret, 30, has put together quite the coaching portfolio at a young age, boasting assistant coaching stints in NCAA Division III and Division I before she was hired as the first head women’s hockey coach in King’s College history three years ago. Following two seasons at the helm of the D-III program in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the native of Winnipeg is eager to take the … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

Boxing 2019 – Looking Back At The Results From Night Of The Contenders At Monroeville Convention Center

By Larry Snyder Monroeville, Pa. – Boxing followers from around the Steel City savored the Sweet Science Thursday, Aug. 1, as Lou DiBella and DiBella Entertainment in cooperation with Pinnacle Boxing Championships provided another top-shelf fight card at the Monroeville Convention Center. DiBella Entertainment, along with matchmaker Dennis Turner, and Matt Leyshock of Pinnacle Fighting Championships provided 14 outstanding combatants, including two from the City of Bridges, the opportunity to demonstrate their hard-earned skills and attain career victories over seven matchups. It was part of DiBella’s Broadway Boxing Summer Series, called Night of the Contenders. MAIN EVENT Ievgen Khytrov, fighting … Continue reading Boxing 2019 – Looking Back At The Results From Night Of The Contenders At Monroeville Convention Center

Chatham Cougars Hockey: 38 Players Named To UCHC 2018-2019 Men’s And Women’s All-Academic Teams

ROCHESTER, NY – The United Collegiate Hockey Conference announced on Tuesday, July 30, the conference’s All-Academic team selections for the 2018-19 season. The UCHC’s all-academic distinction is an opportunity to recognize student athletes at our member institutions not only for the work they put in to be part of a collegiate hockey program, but the work they do inside the classroom to prepare for future careers beyond the rink. For All-Academic consideration, member schools submit the names of players who meet the conference’s eligibility criteria. To be eligible, a player must have completed at least one academic year at their … Continue reading Chatham Cougars Hockey: 38 Players Named To UCHC 2018-2019 Men’s And Women’s All-Academic Teams