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Daily Dish: Day One From Blaine
Stephen Heisler • 7 hrs. ago
The 16th annual North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase got off to a great start yesterday, and will continue through Saturday, at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. All 24 NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the ...
Daily Dish: Want to Fill that Arena?
Stephen Heisler • 1 day, 7 hrs. ago
Every junior hockey team on the continent would like to create a larger demand for their product. Below is a concept that not only stuffs your empty seats, but also gives the players a huge sense of responsibility. As a ...
Daily Dish: Bchl Report
Stephen Heisler • 2 days, 7 hrs. ago
Now that the British Columbia Hockey League season is underway it's time to bring back the weekly BCHL feature. In the last few years we've added a letter grade to such rankings and created a bit of discontent for doing ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 3 days, 7 hrs. ago
It's the start of a new season and a new set fixture for the Daily Dish; the Monday Mash. The Mash will bring the most interesting takes from the weekend of junior hockey. So, let's give it a go. North ...
DAILY DISH: Meat Market Recruitng
Stephen Heisler • 6 days ago
We are getting calls every day now. Players are being more selective than ever, and with so many different leagues and opportunities to choose from, it's no wonder that coaches are concerned. And they should be. ...
Daily Dish: Clogs In The Developmental System
1 week, 0 days ago
Earlier in the week we talked about some of the problems with pay-to-play teams and even the over site from sanctioning bodies. Well today we are going to jump up a level of play and talk about another issue that ...
DAILY DISH: Collegiate Dreamers
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 1 day ago
"My son has played his backside off for you in each of the last three seasons," the angry hockey mom told the junior hockey team's head coach. "I can't understand why other players are getting to school while my ...
Daily Dish: Developmental Disadvantage
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 2 days ago
When is it good to uproot a college-bound high school sophomore, junior, or senior in the middle of a semester to transfer to another school? It never is. Yet that is exactly what is happening across the continent ...
Daily Dish: Leaders Of Men?
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 3 days ago
Once in a while it's important that the leadership of junior hockey (owners, managers, coaches, parents) get a reminder of what the primary responsibility really is. In reality, very few of the young men under our ...
Daily Dish: 2018 Nahl Coach Rankings
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 6 days ago
The North American Hockey League has a proven history of continuing to raise the bar when it comes to head coaches. Look for that trend to continue this season. In the last two years that we've done this ranking, the top ranked coach has ...
DAILY DISH: Writers and Broadcasters Wanted
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 0 days ago
Here at JuniorHockey.com, the season never ends and that's where you fit in. The site has grown to provide the most extensive coverage of hockey's most exciting level of play. The flurry of news related to junior hockey never ...
Daily Dish: Would you like fries with that?
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Choices. We all have to make them; most of us have more than a few that we would like to go back and change. Oh yes, the grand what if can set the mind on a ...
DAILY DISH: Should NA3HL Transition to Hybrid Pre-Junior?
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
It happens all the time in almost every sport, a player dominates at the high school or youth levels of play but can't find the same success ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Madness Of Madison
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
**This article first appeared in September of last year** It's often said that Detroit is HockeyTown USA, and maybe it is as far as National Hockey League teams are concerned. When it comes to college hockey there ...
DAILY DISH: Improper Financial Benefit? Yea Right
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Pay-to-play programs have all but criminalized the practice of allowing some players to play for free (or reduced rate) on the back of others that are paying the full fee. The practice is perceived to have a negative impact on a ...
Daily Dish: Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 0 days ago
Today's Dish is going to be a little different. Brain Injuries and hockey have gone hand-in-hand from the early stages of the game. As the players and game have evolved, the protection and awareness ...
Daily Dish: Cold Play
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
People that allow the wolves to guard the chicken house should never be surprised to discover a few missing cluckers. That's essentially how I feel about the refund policies of pay-to-play junior leagues. What I have to say ...
Daily Dish: Tuition-free Usachl Launches With Four Teams
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Despite reports from less credible sources, the USA Central Hockey League is moving along nicely and set to start their season in October. For the folks that feel that the Death Angel, or posers on HFBoards, are the ...
DAILY DISH: Burst the Bubble
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
There are a number players, that are protected by teams in the North American Hockey League, that still have a giant question mark over their heads going into the 2018-2019 season. The veteran, tendered, or even drafted players are ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Nojhl A No-go?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
This article first appeared last summer. As long as Robert Mazzuca is running the show, the NOJHL is still a NO-GO. Would you be interested in drinking from the punch bowl after seeing a brown floater. Mazucca is the floater. ...
Daily Dish: Community Ownership in Junior Hockey?
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
How could it work? An existing junior team moves into the market and wants to create an entity that ultimately takes over 100% ownership of the team. The market has been the home of minor professional hockey for years but the ...
Daily Dish: Educational Development
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
Quick, how many hockey clubs would take a sixteen year-old, six-foot two hundred pound, left-shot winger that scored 35 goals in his sophomore year of Minnesota high school hockey? Most everyone. What if his 2.0 GPA just ...
Daily Dish: Ncaa Or Major Junior??
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 0 days ago
When two completely different levels of play are in competition for the same level of player, the battle is going to be fierce. College Hockey, Inc. was formed to combat the three leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League ...
Daily Dish: Ten Commandments of Junior Hockey
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 1 day ago
I wanted to do something a bit different today so here is my version of the Ten Commandments of Junior Hockey. Hopefully most of you are going to like what is seen. 1- Hockey is the ...
Best of The Daily Dish: Air Force's Frank Serratore
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 4 days ago
-This article first appeared back in the summer of 2016-On the way to Las Vegas last week, I stopped to have a conversation with the Air Force Academy's Frank Serratore. Most of you know that I've always been a strong advocate for ...
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