NASCAR Digital Media Makes Strategic Personnel Moves To Position Itself For Continued Growth

NASCAR announced today several personnel moves designed to position NASCAR Digital Media (NDM) for continued growth and success. Colin Smith, managing director, NASCAR Digital Media, assumes responsibility of managing day-to-day operations for the sanctioning body’s digital platform. Smith, who joined NASCAR in 2012 after a 17-year career at Raycom Sports, will be responsible for...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Digital Media And OneUp Sports Partner To Launch Predictive Gaming App ‘NASCAR Connect’

Prediction: NASCAR fans are already thinking about which driver will be visiting Victory Lane at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this Sunday. Fact: NASCAR fans will be able to put their prediction skills to the test – against other fans in real time – when OneUp Sports launches a brand new predictive gaming app, NASCAR Connect, on iOS devices this weekend.“We made...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

On the "Energy Line" and Understanding Player Usage

With the stinging pain of back-to-back losses in Alberta fresh in their minds, many fans have bemoaned head coach Paul Maclean's ice time allocation. "Interesting" is a euphemism I'd use to describe his TOI distribution in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Flames. Others chose to word it differently. The main source of fans' disdain is the healthy ice time total...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

OKC tops Lake Erie with four-goal third period

By Doug Plagens, Special to WFNY A four-goal third period for the Oklahoma City Barons halted a comeback attempt for the Lake Erie Monsters (8-7-0-1), who fell 6-1 to the Barons Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.  Colin Smith tied the game with a  power play goal in the second period, but Oklahoma City followed Smith’s tally with five unanswered goals. After a scoreless...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Monsters blank Comets in first-ever meeting

By Doug Plagens, Special to WFNY Goalkeeper Calvin Pickard stopped 21 shots and four different goal scorers chipped in, as the Lake Erie Monsters (5-5-0-0) topped the Utica Comets (0-8-1-1) by a 4-0 score Thursday night within Quicken Loans Arena.  Colin Smith and Trevor Cheek scored their first professional goals in the Monsters’ win, while David van der Gulik and Andrew Agozzino...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Too little, too late as Monsters fall to Griffins

By Sarah Jamieson, Special to WFNY The Lake Erie Monsters (4-5-0-0) came within a goal with 45 seconds left in regulation, but the Grand Rapids Griffins (6-2-1-1) held off the comeback attempt, as the Monsters fell to the Griffins 6-4 Friday night in Quicken Loans Arena. Forward Bryan Lerg scored and picked up an assist for the Monsters, while center Paul Carey registered a pair...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Monsters finish weekend with loss in Toronto

By Sarah Jamieson, Special to WFNY Despite Mark Olver’s game-tying goal midway through the second period, the Lake Erie Monsters (1-2-0-0) were unable to score again against the Toronto Marlies (2-0-0-0) on Sunday afternoon, as The Marlies topped the Monsters 5-1 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The game concluded a three-games-in-three-nights run for the Monsters to open the season...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Overview of My NABJ Panel on Social Media in Sports Presented by NASCAR

For those that don’t know NABJ stands for The National Association of Black Journalists. I haven’t been to their annual convention since I was at The Ohio State University, but I was invited by NASCAR to speak on a panel about social media in sports. Before I get to what I spoke about I have to give recognition to the other great members of the panel. Max Siegel, Owner, Rev Racing...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Evil Empire Stumbles ... But Then Strikes Back

The Winterhawks seemed to have embraced the wrath of Darth Vader as they are looked upon from fans outside of Portland as cheaters and other names that can't be printed. The Hawks players have instead taken to Twitter with #adversityhawks and #formikej as the main hashtags. The Star Wars theme started following the last regular season game in Seattle, where the Hawks were ushered...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Winterhawks Extinguish Blazers To Take A 2-0 Series Lead

When the Western Conference Finals matchup was set, fans felt that the series would be tough, hard-fought and go the distance. What they didn't see coming was a Portland Winterhawks team that would literally own the Kamloops Blazers in the first two games. With over 7,000 fans the first night and over 9,000 for game two at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Hawks showed why they...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Trip to Finals Awaits: Portland Winterhawks Expect Tough Series Against Blazers

Who needs the NHL when you have this type of intense hockey? The Portland Winterhawks and Kamloops Blazers meet Friday in a best-of-7 Western Conference Finals. The winner goes to the Ed Chynoweth Cup Finals. The Winterhawks will try to take advantage of home ice in the 2-2-1-1-1 postseason series. Based on four regular season games, Portland has Kamloops number. The Winterhawks...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Winterhawks: As One Season Ends, A New Season Begins...

While this weekend's games were not going to change the place that the Portland Winterhawks finish for the regular season, they did have other effects. Records galore were shattered by this team, which continues an impressive 6-game winning streak heading into the playoffs. With back to back victories over Seattle on Friday and Saturday, the latter being opposite to the fight...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Carruth Shuts Out Kamloops 2-0; WinterHawks Win Series 4-3

Coming into Game Seven at the Memorial Coliseum, the momentum had entirely shifted to the Kamloops Blazers. The WinterHawks needed a huge game at home from Mac Carruth in order to keep their season alive. When it mattered most, the embattled goaltender delivered. Carruth stopped all 32 shots fired at him, and an early goal from Marcel Noebels was all the Hawks needed in a 2-0...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Winterhawks Faces Kamloops Tonight For Conference Positioning

Getting into the playoffs as the number one overall seed means more than bragging rights and the Scotty Munro Trophy.  With the talent level of the Winterhawks, the Tri-City Americans, and the Kamloops Blazers so close, home ice could definitely decide which teams will be playing for the WHL crown, and which teams will be watching from home.  Tri-City stands in first place after...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland WinterHawks Playoff Preview

Only 13 games remain in the season for the WinterHawks.  The 2011-2012 season could be regarded as successful almost entirely across the board.  With a 5-3 win at home against Tri-City on the 15th of February, and a 4-1 win against Everett on the 17th, the Hawks have taken first place in the Western Conference’s U.S. Division for the first time this season.  Mac Carruth set...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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