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Quick Strikes for Tuesday September 1st

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It's officially September, which means that hockey season is right around the corner! Get caught up on news you might have missed in this edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • Through his love of baseball, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos seems to support the idea that elite athletes should play multiple sports as they’re growing up. [The Hockey News]
  • Have you voted for the Best of the Bay yet? Time's almost up! [Raw Charge]
  • The Syracuse Crunch schedule was released last week, and a graphic format of it featuring forward Jonathan Marchessault has been released on the team's website (PDF file). [Syracusecrunch.com]
  • Jonne Tammela has opted to remain in Finland and play with his local pro team. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Clare Austin appreciates Tomas Vokoun, and you should, too! [In Goal Magazine]
  • With rule changes in place for the NHL, the AHL, and the ECHL, the time for working on 3-on-3 overtime hockey is now. [Canes & Coffee]
  • It's been reported that the Islanders have bought the bankrupt Twin Rinks facility with a plan to turn it into a full time practice facility and offices. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The new NHL-caliber arena in Quebec City put on a preview of its potential light show the other day. [Le Journal de Montreal]
  • The Florida Hospital Center Ice skating facility in Wesley Chapel is set to open in March 2016 and revealed some of their planned programs earlier this month. [New Tampa and Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News]
  • EA Sports has released their NHL 16 player ratings for the top 10 left wingers in the game. [Operation Sports]
  • Searching for the hashtag #nhlparookieshowcase on Facebook will get hockey fans to all kinds of goodies from the NHLP Rookie Showcase. [Facebook]
  • Ray Miron, who died this past Friday, is remembered as being instrumental in Oklahoma's minor league hockey rebirth. [Tulsa World]
  • Colorado College hockey senior Jared Hanson has retired due to concussions. [The Gazette]
  • The San Antonio Rampage sled hockey team is already training and ready for new season. [The Washington Times]