- Paul Carcaterra

“You could put him on a field with professional players, or play at the international level and he would score three or four goals in a game right now as a 16-year-old.,“When I watch Mikey Powell, or Lyle Thompson or Brennan O’Neill play the game, there’s nothing traditional about their game.,O’Neill, a junior at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) High School, was once the earliest boys’ lacrosse player ever to commit to a college program — making the pledge to Penn State as an eighth-grader in 2016 before flipping his commitment to Duke in September.,After games, O’Neill would come home to watch YouTube videos of Mark Matthews and John Grant Jr., then head out to the backyard to test their moves.,It took a meeting with coach Joe Spallina at a Pro Player Lacrosse Camp to give O’Neill that impression. read more

Monday's Canucks-Flyers game in Philadelphia featured a scary moment during the third period that required Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler be removed on a stretcher.,About halfway through the final period, Edler got his stick lodged in the skate of Flyers forward Jakub Voracek and was dragged to the ice.,Here's a look at the replay:

The situation grew worrisome when Edler remained motionless on the ice for a few moments, but the Canucks' medical staff was able to get him on a stretcher (seated up) and to the locker room for evaluation.,As he was being escorted off the ice, it became clear that a cut had opened up on Edler's face and he was bleeding pretty heavily.,Edler didn't return to the game but he was reportedly able to walk out of the trainer's room under his own power. read more