After Defeat in the Heat, Bring on the Reign

A Disappointing Home Loss Last weekend the Courage hosted the Sky Blue on a scorcher of a day - as would be expected at 4 pm in July in Central NC - and were soundly beaten in a 1-0 contest by Sky Blue FC. Despite having the rest advantage after not playing a mid-week game,… Continue reading After Defeat in the Heat, Bring on the Reign

Courage Return Home to Face Sky Blue FC

https://twitter.com/TheNCCourage/status/878719589689024512   Last Saturday the Courage traveled to Boston where they beat the Breakers 1-0. Ashley Hatch scored the lone goal of the game, as she extended her scoring streak to 3 games. The emergence of Hatch has been a Godsend for coach Paul Riley given that Jess McDonald and Lynn Williams - a scoring… Continue reading Courage Return Home to Face Sky Blue FC

Too Conservative: A Ron Francis Draft Saga.

Another year. Another middling first round pick.  The Carolina Hurricanes selected Martin Necas from HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga with the twelfth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Draft pundits have touted the young Czech. Could Carolina’s first round pick could have been put to better use elsewhere? More than likely. With… Continue reading Too Conservative: A Ron Francis Draft Saga.

Still Mum on Injuries; Courage Travel to Boston

Courage Travel to Boston   https://twitter.com/TheNCCourage/status/877908288238739456   The Courage will travel to Boston this weekend to face the Breakers for the third time this season and the second time in two weeks. Even though there have been few official statements we can be absolutely certain that defender Yuri Kawamura of the Courage and midfielder Rose… Continue reading Still Mum on Injuries; Courage Travel to Boston

An Eric Staal/Carolina Reunion. Could It Work? Possibly.

  Would bringing back Eric Staal make sense for the Canes? Yes. No. Maybe. When the protected lists for the Las Vegas NHL expansion draft were released at 10:00 AM 10:30 AM on Sunday, Eric Staal’s name was nowhere to be found. Unless George McPhee has a backroom handshake with the Minnesota brass, it looks… Continue reading An Eric Staal/Carolina Reunion. Could It Work? Possibly.