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  • Jews on ice: Liev Schrieber and Eugene Levy in new hockey flick

    In Goon, a new sports movie that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, Liev Schrieber plays an older goon, which is a hockey term for an “enforcer” or a player whose unofficial task is responding to dirty play from opponents by “checking” them. The film revolves around Seann William Scott’s character, Doug, who becomes a… More ▸

  • The 2006 Olympics Turin Games Provide Another Home for ‘wandering’ Jewish Hockey Star

    Mathieu Schneider’s father calls him “the Wandering Jew.” And while, historically speaking, most Jews haven’t done their wandering on ice skates, it’s not difficult to see how the term applies to Schneider: Over the course of his 17-year National Hockey League career, he’s played in seven different cities, several of them more than once. Currently… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A former Stanley Cup-winning coach was hired to coach Israel’s under-18 hockey team. Alan Maislin, a Montreal businessman who has been chairman of the Israeli Ice Hockey Association since 2003, hired Jean Perron to help develop Israeli players. More ▸

  • Maccabiah Team Recruiting Athletes

    The U.S. Maccabiah Team has begun recruiting Jewish athletes to participate in next year’s World Maccabiah Games in Israel. The quadrennial games are scheduled to take place July 5-25. “The Maccabiah Games create the opportunity for Jewish athletes to compete in a world-class international sporting event and to travel to Israel and explore their heritage,”… More ▸

  • Canadian Jewish Congress Urges Hockey League to Probe Anti-semitic Incident

    The Canadian Jewish Congress urged the National Hockey League today to re-open its investigation of an anti-Semitic incident that occurred during a game here last March and to make punishable under its rules the use of epithets “which degrade and humiliate the individuality and dignity of all of us.” The Incident involved anti-Semitic taunts and… More ▸

  • Report Jewish Hockey Star Playing for Reich Against Will

    Rudi Ball, Jewish hockey star, will play on the German team against an American aggregation at the opening of the Winter Olympic games at Garmish-Partenkirchen tomorrow, it was learned today. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned reliably that he is playing against his will, having yielded to "persuasion" by Nazi sports authorities. More ▸

  • Report: Jewish Ice Star Has Joined Reich Olympic Team

    The Associated Press, in a dispatch from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, scene of the Olympic Winter games, reports that Rudi Ball, German “non-Aryan” ice hockey player who was a self-exile in Paris and Milan, has joined the German Olympic team at the invitation of the Reich sports leader, Captain Hans von Tschammer Osten. “He is Germany’s sole Jewish… More ▸

  • Slants on Sports

    Last Summer we motored up to Saratoga to sink a sawbuck on the ponies at the Spa. We learned that unless we had a fiver on the gee-gees in the sixth and a tenspot for our favorite to show in the seventh there wasn’t so much fun left for us. But placing sawbucks, fivers and… More ▸

  • Slants on Sports

    New York University, with a record of twenty-seven straight victories, may be approaching its Waterloo. The Violet cage experts have turned back all their local opponents and several intersectional adversaries over a two-year period journey to Annapolis on Saturday to face Navy, and it is there that the impressive string of successive Violet victories may… More ▸