Dukes Hockey

One step forward

Posted: November 28, 2014 at 9:13 am   /   Dukes Hockey

At just one game away from the midway point in the season, the Wellington Dukes remain stuck in last place in the East, and two points out of playoff contention. The Dukes record is a perfectly flat .500—12 wins, 12 losses and two overtime losses. There is no joy in the arithmetical symmetry. If the […]

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Out of the blue

Posted: November 20, 2014 at 9:25 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Lineup-depleted, Dukes rise to the challenge Few of those who have watched the Wellington Dukes this season should be surprised when the team puts together a long winning streak. It may not happen—but it could. The ingredients are there. Strong netminding makes the Dukes a contender in every game. A sturdy and highly mobile defence corps […]

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Cruel fate

Posted: November 14, 2014 at 9:31 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Two vastly different games, same disappointing result It was the best of games. It was the worst of games. Yet the result was the same. Two disappointing losses on home ice, both in overtime. Both opposing teams celebrating in Wellington as the home team heads for the showers. The Dukes played their best hockey of the […]

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Building blocks

Posted: November 7, 2014 at 9:05 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Winners of four in a row, the Dukes get ready to face two East division rivals Don’t look now, but the Dukes have quietly assembled a tidy four-game winning streak—with decisive wins over North York and Orangeville during the weekend. This week, however, will present an important test of the Dukes’ rediscovered swagger as they face-off against […]

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On a roll

Posted: October 31, 2014 at 9:30 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes putting pieces together It has been a roller coaster ride for both players and fans of the Wellington Dukes so far in the 2014-15 season. So a pair of wins on the weekend are a welcome swing in the Dukes’ fortunes. Less certain is whether this weekend marks a break in the pattern or […]

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Speed demons

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 9:25 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes look fast in training camp scrimmages The Wellington Dukes were on the ice on a weekend that felt more like October than August. Sixty players—a mix of veterans, newly signed and recruits— skated through four scrimmages on Saturday and Sunday at the Essroc Centre in the Wellington and District Community Centre. Veterans including Joe McKeown […]

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On the ice

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 9:08 am   /   Dukes Hockey

Dukes open training camp on Saturday The ice making plant has been churning for more than week now. And come this weekend, the Wellington Dukes return—just a few short months since the village hosted the Dudley Hewitt Cup and watched its team narrowly ousted from an RBC Cup berth in the final game. Despite the loss […]

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San-Martin is the perfect place for your vacation

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm   /   Dukes Hockey

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur […]

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You have to spend some time here to understand “What good life is!”

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm   /   Dukes Hockey

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through […]

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You have to spend some time here to understand “What good life is!”

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm   /   Dukes Hockey

Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from […]

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