With Christmas right around the corner, the Coyotes affiliates in Portland and Gwinnett played their final games for a while (both losses), while the NHL and NHLPA are taking a break for a while and everyone continues to be frustrated.
12/22/2012 - A Day at Sunshine Acres Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes Charities recently staged a hockey clinic at Sunshine Acres in Mesa and helped decorate the children's home for the holidays.
CBA talks probably won’t restart until after Christmas | ProHockeyTalk
But they might resume shortly after that.
Ericsson on lockout workouts: Am I doing this for a reason? | ProHockeyTalk
It's hard for him to stay motivated.
Manchester Powers Past Pirates to End Streak, Even VIP Cup Series
The winning streak is snapped at 6, but Rob Klinkhammer and Andy Miele continue to play well.
Glads Fall to Royals, 6-3 - Gwinnett Gladiators
A rough second period by the Glads allowed the Reading Royals to roll to a victory.
News From Around the Hockey World
World Junior hockey 2013: Team USA blown out in final World Junior tune-up - SBNation.com
Finland defeated the United States, 5-1, in Team USA's last pre-tournament game.
USA vs. Finland — Who Stood Out, Who Didn’t and Notes on the Game - The United States of Hockey
In their last action before the World Juniors start Team USA struggled.
Puck Daddy’s top 10 hockey fan moments of 2012 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Continuing their end of the year reviews of some of the great (and not so great) fan moments of the year.
Not having teeth helped land Ian Laperriere a movie role | ProHockeyTalk
He and other Flyers appear in "This Is 40."
The Final Howl