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Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 3

Tourism, college hockey fundraising, exhibition games, and underwater hockey. What more could you want? These are your quick strikes for Thursday, September 3.

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  • Jeff Vinik has made it his personal mission to improve Tampa since he purchased the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team in 2010. Here, he discusses the future of tourism for Tampa. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Take a look at the top 10 weirdest Habs goals (for and against). Hey, that guy at #9 looks really familiar! [A Winning Habit]
  • Cory Sarich hopes to make a comeback after spending all of the 2014-2015 season recovering from a cycling accident. []
  • Support the University of Maryland's women's hockey team. They're fundraising for this upcoming season's expenses. [Go Fund Me]
  • Seven wonders of the hockey world: Impact people. Including the well loved, and well loathed at times, Don Cherry. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Vladimir Putin teams up with Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and more against a younger hockey team in an exhibition game. [Puck Daddy]
  • University of Notre Dame's 4th annual hockey camp started this week. Tuesday marked day two, which is taking place at the Compton Family Ice Arena. []
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario ordered a new trial on Monday for a beer-league hockey player after ruling that his trial judge "improperly used [her] hockey sense to convict him" of aggravated assault in the wake of a devastating body check that left an opponent with long-term injuries. [Sports Illustrated]
  • UNC's underwater hockey team splashes into new season. Yes, you read that right, underwater hockey. [Daily Tar Heel]
  • Marist hockey team was the first to practice on the ice at the Morgan Park Sports Center. [DNAInfo]
  • A former University of Connecticut student is suing the university's hockey coach, saying she was a victim of bullying and hazing. [WFSB]
  • Antti Raanta reportedly wanted the Blackhawks to be swept by the Predators in the playoffs. [Second City Hockey]
  • Or did he? Raanta refutes the quote, saying that he expressed frustrations but not that he wanted the Blackhawks to lose. [ESPN]
  • Bryce Salvador retires, writes heartfelt letter to say goodbye. [The Player's Tribune]
  • The decline of Russians in the NHL, and the 5 forwards poised to bring them back. [the Score]
  • Not Hockey: Wednesday, September 2nd marked the ninth anniversary of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Dioner Navarro and shortstop Ben Zobrist turn the first ever 2-6-2 triple play. You can watch the 2006 play here. []