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Jonathan Quick Inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

May 21st, 2015 at 12:19 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame last Saturday.

Quick won the New England Championships in 2004 and 2005 as the goaltender for Avon Old Farms, a Connecticut boarding school.

Quick, in addition to the 2004 and 2005 Varsity Hockey team, was inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame, along with Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins (a year 2000 graduate), Penn basketball star Perry Bromwell (1982) and the 2003 Varsity Tennis team.

From the Avon Old Farms Athletic Hall of Fame:

Congratulations to the following talented Winged Beaver individuals and teams, who will be inducted into the prestigious Avon Old Farms School Athletic Hall of Fame this May:

-Jon Quick '05 has already enjoyed many astounding achievements in his short athletic career thus far: in the goal for two New England championships at Avon (2004 and 2005), he is also a two-time Olympian. He starred in goal for each of two Stanley Cup championships with the L.A. Kings – the only titles in franchise history – and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2012. This young star will continue to rise!

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Los Angeles Kings Named Sports Team of the Year

May 21st, 2015 at 12:09 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings won the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Team of the Year award on Wednesday night. The ceremony was held at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. Kings President of Business Operations and Hockey Hall of Famer, Luc Robitaille accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

The Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Cardinals, Team Penske and Los Angeles Galaxy were also finalists for the award.

The award is presented to a team that exhibited “excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes” between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015. The winner is judged by a panel of editors, writers and researchers from Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily.

Congratulations to the Kings!

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Los Angeles Kings Statistics at IIHF World Championship

May 17th, 2015 at 5:46 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Your Los Angeles Kings’ Jake Muzzin, Tyler Toffoli, Martin Jones, Marian Gaborik, Trevor Lewis and Anze Kopitar represented their countries at the IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic. Four players are coming home with a medal.

Muzzin, Toffoli and Jones represented Canada, winning the gold medal. Lewis represented USA and took home the bronze medal. Gaborik (Slovakia) and Kopitar (Slovenia) did not make it to the playoffs.

Here is each players statistics in the tournament:

Muzzin finished the tournament recording eight assists in 10 games, four penalty minutes, a plus-14 rating, and 13 shots on goal.

In the tournament, Muzzin finished in a four way tie for sixth place in assists, first place in plus/minus, and third for defenseman scoring leader.

Tyler Toffoli finished the tournament recording two goals and three assists in 10 games, two penalty minutes, a plus-9 rating and 23 shots on goal.

In the tournament, Toffoli finished 13th in plus/minus.

Martin Jones finished the tournament making 35 saves and allowing three goals. He played in net for two games, winning both games, one with a shutout. He recorded a 92.11 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average.

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Canada Wins Gold Medal at IIHF World Championship

May 17th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

With a 6-1 victory over Russia, Team Canada won the gold medal at the IIHF World Championship on Sunday. Los Angeles Kings’ Tyler Toffoli, Jake Muzzin and Martin Jones were playing for Canada.

Canada finished the tournament with a perfect 10-0 record scoring 66 goals and only allowing 15 goals.

By going undefeated and winning every game in regulation, the Canadians also go home with one million Swiss francs, courtesy of a promotion by InFront.

This is Canada's first gold medal since 2007 in the tournament, and with the win team captain Sidney Crosby becomes the 26th member of the Triple Gold Club and the first to captain all three championship teams.

Canada was leading the game 4-0 up until the start of the third period. Jake Muzzin assisted on the team’s first goal. At the start of the third period Canada took a 6-0 lead, Yevgeni Malkin scored a goal for Russia with eight minutes left in the game.

"We knew they are good off the rush, strong on the puck," said Muzzin. "We had to play tight defense and hard on those guys to eliminate their chances. They did get some opportunities but Smitty was there to make some big saves but for the most part we stayed to our plan and executed it."

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Team USA Wins the Bronze Medal at IIHF World Championship

May 17th, 2015 at 10:39 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Team USA won the bronze medal Sunday with a 3-0 shutout against the Czech Republic, in the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championship.

Trevor Lewis of the Los Angeles Kings scored the second goal for USA.

As the assistant captain of USA, Lewis finished the tournament recording three goals and six assists in 10 games, six penalty minutes, a plus-6 rating, and 14 shots on goal.

This marks the two time Stanley Cup Champions first medal and participation at the IIHF World Championship.

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