Friday Sports Briefs

UConn, Danbury Whalers Eye Championship The UConn men’s basketball team competes in the Final Four this weekend in Dallas, tipping off against Florida on Saturday evening.  The UConn women’s basketball team will also compete in the Final Four, playing Stanford on Sunday night.  Last but not least, the Danbury Whalers look to defend their Federal Hockey League […]

Danbury Whalers Win the Commissioner’s Cup

Congratulations to the Danbury Whalers, who won the Federal Hockey League (FHL) championship (the Commissioner’s Cup) on Friday night by completing a sweep of the Dayton Demonz.  A special congratulations to Herm Sorcher, Managing Partner and CEO, and Alan Friedman, President and CFO.  I have worked with Herm and Alan before the team played a single […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whalers Pay Tribute to Newtown The Danbury Whalers are paying tribute to the victims from Newtown, Connecticut.  Danbury CEO and Managing Partner Herm Sorcher issued an eloquent statement detailing the team’s efforts to assist their neighbors in Newtown, which include a teddy bear collection and fund-raiser.  The team will also be wearing a special patch recognizing Newtown […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whaler Nick Niedert Called Up to Bridegport Soundtigers Nick Niedert, goaltender for the Federal Hockey League’s Danbury Whalers, has been called up to play for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.  Richard Gregory of GreenwichTime.com has the story.  According to Gregory, Niedert is the 10th Whalers player to be called up to a higher […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whalers Introduce New Head Coach Last night before a packed house at TK’s American Cafe, the Danbury Whalers announced their new coach for the upcoming season, former team assistant Phil Esposito.  Chris Brodeur of GreenwichTime.com has the story.  Congratulations to Coach Esposito.  Former USC Assistant Sues NCAA Todd McNair, a former assistant football coach […]

Danbury Whalers Off to Winning Start

The Danbury Whalers, the most recent addition to Connecticut’s professional sports landscape, enjoyed a successful opening weekend, beating the visiting New York Aviators on Friday and Saturday night.  Congratulations to Danbury Whalers CEO Herm Sorcher, who was interviewed by Dan Canavan back in February. Here are a few pictures from opening night at the Danbury Ice […]

Danbury Whalers to Open Season Next Friday Night

In February, Connecticut Sports Law’s Dan Canavan interviewed Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers.  At the time, Sorcher was beginning the monumental task of putting together a new hockey team, in a new league.  Today, Sorcher and the Danbury Whalers are just one week away from opening night of their inaugural season. “The start of Danbury […]

Friday Sports Briefs

The Law of March Madness The NCAA Tournament tipped off this afternoon.  At the same time, office pools across the country began.  Dan Schwartz, publisher of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog, discusses the legality of the ubiquitous March Madness pool: I’ve discussed office pools and such in detail in a previous post, but the short […]