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College Crosse Prospectus - December 29, 2016: Lacrosse & The NHL.

Chip Kelly & Hopkins, a great 80s lacrosse video, and plenty more!!ns

Numerals For Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration Are Delivered To Times Square Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 29, 2016.

College Crosse News.

Sports Illustrated with a great post on how NHL players used the lessons they learned from lacrosse to make them better hockey players.

Here Roberts hardly stands alone. No other sport approximates the pace, style and punishment of ice hockey quite like lacrosse – in particular, the high-speed, five-on-five-plus-goalies indoor brand called box lacrosse, where crosschecks to the spine are just as kosher as passing and shooting. “A haven for muggers,” Washington Post columnist Kenneth Denlinger once wrote of box lacrosse, nine years before Roberts’ costly traffic stop. “Players get penalized two minutes for sins that would draw 5-to-10 years anywhere outside the arena.” So ask any NHLer who grew up wielding sticks with blades in the winter and ones with pockets over summers: They’ll vouch for lacrosse’s utility in their currently profession.

Chip Kelly rocked a Hopkins cap to last night’s Utah vs. Indiana game last night and I’m ready to bring him back to Philadelphia

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions begins today at Wesley Chapel District Park.

“This has been our anchor sporting event for many years,” said Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey of the Pasco County Commission and Tourist Development Council. “We are glad to have them back again.”

The tournament consistently features the continent’s top high school and youth players. Past participants have gone on to compete in the collegiate championships, and many are now stars in the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. More than one dozen tournament alumni competed in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships

Do you like the 80s & lacrosse? Well then you're gonna LOVE this old school Lacrosse Foundation instructional video.

The Atlanta Blaze hired Jim Pfeifer as President of the Atlanta Blaze.

Jim has extensive experience in professional sports having spent the past 27 years working for teams in the NBA and NHL. Most recently, Jim has been with the Atlanta Hawks as their Vice President of Partnership and Broadcasting, and prior to that was the VP of Marketing for the Hawks and the expansion team the Atlanta Thrashers. Before moving to Atlanta in 1998, Jim spent 9 years in the front offices of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.

You better get your weight up if you’re playing Casey Powell in his own video game.

What’s Up, Philly?

Looks like Desean Jackson is telling people he is coming back to the Eagles.

World/National News.

Too many people are bringing their “support” animal on planes.

With the holiday travel season now here, many air passengers are boarding the plane with service dogs and emotional support animals — a practice that critics say is open to fraud.

How do airlines know whether these pets are true service animals and not impostors wearing an official-looking vest bought online for $39.99? The answer is, they don't. Critics say many travelers claim their pets are service or emotional support animals because they don't want to pay for them to travel.

While many of these animals are dogs, passengers have also gotten on board with birds, including a peacock, cats and other animals.

"I see more violations than legitimate use of service dogs in public. A drastic majority of what I've observed in airports is misuse of the service dog law," said Brian Skewis, executive officer of the California State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind, the only state agency in the nation that regulates guide-dog schools and individual instructors.

Your GIF for December 29, 2016: This pup is the best snowboard instructor ever!

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