Photo by Rebecca CastagnaFormer Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey forward Bryce Van Brabant signed with the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Van Brabant and the Flames agreed to terms on a two-year entry level contract worth just more than $1.3 million. According to Calgary head coach Bob Hartley, Van Brabant will suit up on Tuesday when the Flames travel to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs.
The college ice hockey player’s journey does not begin freshman year. It starts years before with countless hours of practice in rinks across North America. With over half a million registered hockey players in both the United States and in Canada, scouting trips for coaches to find that one special player who stands out are crucial to building a successful hockey team. But what makes a player want to come to Quinnipiac?
Bridie Murphy is usually one of the first to appear on the streets of Mohill. Every morning she walks her dog, Beauty, through the streets of the Leitrim town, 10 miles from Carrick-on-Shannon, as the shop doors slowly begin to open. Hail, rain or snow, the duo are there, both wearing high-viz vests. On the last day of March, however, Murphy and her pet, along with many of her neighbours, made a detour on their way home over the course of the day.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".