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Yaqui Lopez would be a champion if classic fight happened in 2014

As a lifelong boxing fan, it was fascinating to research old fight footage while preparing to write the story which ran in Saturday’s edition of The Record about famed Stockton fighter Alvaro “Yaqui Lopez’s trip to attend the funeral of old friend and foe Matthew Saad Muhammad. And I was left with the feeling that [...]

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Thunder finished because it couldn’t finish

It was a fine run by the Thunder in the playoffs, it played hard and swept a higher seed in the first round of the playoffs. But it didn’t get out of the second round because it couldn’t close the deal when it had the lead against Bakersfield. The Condors won 5-3 on Saturday, won [...]

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Thunder has little time to shake off disheartening loss

The Thunder are in trouble. The only question is how it reacts to the situation. There’s no doubt Friday’s 2-1 loss to Bakersfield stings. The Thunder had the lead with less than eight minutes to go, and now trail the series 3-1 and could be eliminated on Saturday. The Condors final goal was a terrible [...]

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Special win for Thunder

Rich Kromm had his team work on its special teams skills for an extra 30 minutes on Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday night’s game. It could not have worked better for the Stockton Thunder who is right back in the ECHL Western Conference semifinals. Stockton went 2 for 4 on the power play and James [...]

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Cooks anxious for draft next week

Lincoln graduate and Stockton native Brandin Cooks has been studied, prodded, poked and evaluated. He has met face-to-face with coaches, general managers and player personnel executives, people who will decide his immediate future. It all comes with being one of the top receivers in this year’s NFL Draft class. Cooks, who won the Biletnikoff Award as the [...]

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Thunder-Reign, Game 4, 2nd period recap

From Record Correspondent George Alfano in Ontario. With 2 minutes remaining in the second period, Ontario still leads Stockton, 1-0. Thunder captain Garet Hunt is assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Thunder kill the five-minute penalty without allowing a goal. Stockton had a power play at 2:45 into the second period. It was the Thunder’s third power [...]

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Thunder-Reign, Game 4, 1st period recap

From Record stringer George Alfano in Ontario. Ontario leads 1-0 after one period in Game 4. Yasin Cisse skated down the right side and slid a pass for Chris Crane, who put it in the net at 2:30 of the first period. The line of Cisse, Crane and Tyler Gron has played very well tonight, although Stockton [...]

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Thunder at Reign, Game 3, 1st period recap

 This report is courtesy of Record stringer George Alfano from Ontario The Thunder started somewhat tentatively in the first three minutes of the game, but had the better of things after that.             Ontario made some sloppy passes in their defensive zone, but it was a penalty against Matt Register which gave the Thunder a power-play [...]

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Let the hats fly

Jeremy Langlois admittedly got his hat trick a little late, but the fans still should have been able to celebrate it. The Thunder beat the Ontario Reign 5-3 Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in its best-of-seven ECHL Western Conference playoff series. Laglois had a fabulous game, and the star rookie had a hat trick. [...]

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Thunder wins intense, feisty playoff opener

Thunder coach Rich Kromm has spoken often in the last few days about “playoff hockey.” It’s different from the regular season, more intense, more physical and the pressure is greater. The Thunder went out Saturday and showed an example of exactly what its coach was talking about. The Thunder’s 3-1 playoff win against Ontario in [...]

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