The 37-year-old Boston Bruins goal-tender is regarded as a key the component in helping his team achieve last night’s historic Stanley Cup win against the Vancouver Canucks. It has been a long ride for Thomas, who started his first NHL game at 28 and became a regular goalie at 31. At one point, his parents sold their wedding rings to raise money for his hockey career, and a young Tim sold apples door-to-door, according to the Boston Globe.
"Every night, all season long, he always gave us a chance," Bruins coach Claude Julien told the Globe.
The Stanley Cup win is the first for the Bruins in 39 years.
“This is literally a dream come true, just like it is for everyone on this team,’’ Thomas said. “At 37, this might be my only shot to win it.’’
The principal of a Philadelphia school is retiring early to save the jobs of two music teachers. Milicia will have his assistant principal run the Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) school next year, bringing $180,000 back into its music program. The 62-year-old has been GAMP's principal for 16 years.
"Here's a man who makes a sacrifice for the students that he loves. That's amazing.You can't get any better than that," Ja'Sonia Hinton, a graduating senior at the school, told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
New York City Police say they will talk to the inmate who admitted to taking part in the shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994. Isaac was initially quoted on AllHipHop.com on Wednesday, saying he was involved in the attack.
The Brooklyn inmate, who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder, robbery, and other offenses, said that he was paid $2500 by hip-hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond to shoot Shakur in New York. Shakur, who was not killed in the incident, later died after another shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996. Isaac’s alleged confession comes on the heels of what would have been Shakur’s 40th birthday.