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Quick Strikes for Tuesday September 1st

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). []
  • 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]