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By: Mark Dwyer
A look back at 30 years of professional hockey in St. John’s and celebrating the local stars who gave fans plenty of reason to cheer
 
It’s been three decades since professional hockey arrived in the province’s capital, a sports journey that has embraced several franchises, two

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First published April, 2022
Glenn Stanford reflects on his 30 year involvement with professional hockey in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
When Glenn Stanford stood on the ice at the Mary Brown’s Centre at the Growers Game against the Cincinnati Cyclones in early April, he drew a standing ovation.

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Nathan Noel
Nathan Noel is proud to be playing professional hockey in his home province. He says he is “really feeling the love” from the fans.  

“I think there’s a lot of support for our hometown guys on the team and for guys who have been here in

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Dean MacDonald of Deacon Sports & Entertainment (DSE), the parent company of the
Newfoundland Growlers Hockey Club, talks provincial pride, local players, people who come to the games, and what a win feels like after ‘takin’ the lumber’
The Newfoundland Growlers become the 10th franchise of the Canadian Elite

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I knew the colours of hockey before I knew the game. That’s to say, what drew me in as a youngster was the flash  and vibrancy of the uniforms, the gonzo flamboyance and energy of the mascots, and the overwhelming pageantry of the presentation. 
Before I knew Gretzky, Lemieux or

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Former NL Premier Danny Williams has been recognized for outstanding contributions to many things, but his dedication to the sport of hockey is perhaps one of his crowning achievements
Danny Williams still plays hockey regularly when he’s in town. While many know Williams as a powerhouse of a former premier,

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Brian Rogers: Quite a Ride
Legendary broadcaster Brian Rogers shares his thoughts on 30 years of pro hockey in St. John’s
Legendary broadcaster Brian Rogers has been providing colour hockey commentary for 30-plus years. His analysis and – at least his voice – is no stranger to fans of pro

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Through adversity and tragedy, the Newfoundland Growlers roar into the Kelly Cup playoffs with fire, determination, and above all, grit.
Grit. What separates the haves from the have nots in the world of sports. Sandpaper readies for the rigours of playoff hockey far more than feather pillows, and the Newfoundland

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James Melindy
James Melindy is a mountain of a man and stands an imposing figure on a pair of skates. The Goulds native, however,  is all charm as he talks about the support he and the team have received from local fans. 
“It’s obviously super special to come home and

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In this special commemorative edition of The Herald, we reflect 40 years after the tragedy of the Ocean Ranger with then rookie reporter, NTV’s Glen Carter. Carter, who is set to retire in March, 2022, looks back over his last four decades in television. Plus, Swept Away by Darrell Duke,

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A crop of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and returning favourites from the famed Kelly Cup run round out the Newfoundland Growlers 2021-22 opening night roster for tonight’s matchup against the Trois-Rivieres Lions. Full details courtesy of the Growlers below!
The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Marlies and

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