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DAILY DISH: Hockey's Advantage
Stephen Heisler • 14 hrs. ago
A gentleman from one of the NCAA sports recruiting sites was commenting during a telephone conversation about junior hockey and how it is so much different than the other NCAA sports. It was hard for him to understand ...
Daily Dish: My Manifesto
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Like everything else in the imperfect world, the game continues to evolve, and my personal vision for the game is going to evolve as well. I can only imagine that it does for most of you too. To keep everything in ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
The scary week is past us as we build up the reserves for Thanksgiving. Christmas is a pretty big deal around our house, and this is the week the decorated trees and lights start making their way from the garage. It's a very ...
Daily Dish: Do's and Don'ts of a Law Enforcement Detention
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
by Jeronimo Gil You had a great game, went out with some of the team to get something to eat, and now headed home. You had one beer with your nachos, so you aren't drunk. Your phone buzzes and you look down at the text message that pops ...
Daily Dish: Owners' Integrity
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
We often talk about integrity as it pertains to players and coaches. Today we're going to get after the owners. There are two types of team owners; the hobbyist that does it for the love of the game, or in many cases, for the ...
Daily Dish: USPHL Jersey Shore Whalers Lost at Sea
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 7 days ago
That Angel of Death guy has a funny way of spreading the gospel of Richard Gallant and his United States Premier Hockey League. Part of the doctrine includes making a mockery of the North American Hockey League's branded NA3HL with ...
Daily Dish: Developmental Disadvantage
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks 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 ...
Daily Dish: Why Not A Winter Classic Type Event for All?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 1 day ago
Despite both teams' desire to win the two points, the National Hockey League's Winter Classic has elevated itself to an almost Super Bowl like platform, with no losers, and everybody in the game in on the win. It is just too bad that the ...
Daily Dish: Cancer in the Family
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 6 days ago
How many times have we heard junior hockey clubs refer to their team as a family? We hear it again and again from coaches as they try to build the team or as the season winds up. How can any junior hockey team model themselves after such a ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 9 days ago
Sorry for the abbreviated Mash today, we've been dealing with a family emergency since Saturday. More about that at the end. As much as I love Alaska, it's difficult staying up for the games to finish after a Saturday all-nighter and ...
Daily Dish: Canadian Fake'n
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 13 days ago
"I don't know about your boy there Heisler," the veteran North American Hockey League coach said during one of the league's main camps earlier this year. "His body language and attitude is just horrible." That should have ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Drugs and Hockey Do Not Mix!
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 14 days ago
Former North American Hockey League bench boss Chuck Linkenheld is a good friend and somebody I have a lot of respect for. In light of a number of recent issues regarding marijuana and other various drugs of choice, I thought it ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 16 days ago
Now that the Mash is back, the flow of information has slowed to a trickle. Trust me folks, that's just a knee-jerk reaction from an otherwise very talkative group that's on their best behavior. That wont last long. Speaking of ...
Daily Dish: Social (Media) Injustice or Stupidity?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 20 days ago
Players hear about it all the time but for some reason the message misses the mark for some players. Don't say something on any social media platform that would upset your grandparents, parents, or future in-laws. When are people going to ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 23 days ago
Now that the 2019-20 season is well under way, it's time to once again fire up the Monday Mash. We are always up for a little fun and adventure so let's get the Mash party started. NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUEI'm never ...
Daily Dish: Pay-to-Play Peanut Brains
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 26 days ago
It's just a few weeks into the young season and we're already hearing about coaches hitting the panic button. You know the one that just now realizes they have come up a bit short. Imagine the frustration of a young player ...
Daily Dish:Independent Junior Hockey
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 29 days ago
There seams to be a ton of interest from prospective operators of free-to-play hockey teams and communities these days. Unlike inquires from years past, the latest trend may actually find itself from the talking stage to ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Zero Tolerance?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 3 days ago
Today I want to touch on a subject that will not be very popular, but in reality it's very important that everybody involved with junior hockey take notice. There's no such thing as casual drug (and alcohol) use. There's also no ...
Daily Dish:Individual Player Development
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 10 days ago
It has been said it before and I will say it again; the point of junior hockey is to raise each player's individual level of skill in preparation for college or professional hockey. We have seen way too many players actually lower ...
Daily Dish: Seat Stuffer
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 17 days ago
Every junior hockey team in America 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 parent, I know the ...
Daily Dish: Major Junior vs NCAA
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 18 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 and their ...
Daily Dish: Is It Time For A Junior Hockey Revolution?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 21 days ago
Before we get into the meat and potatoes of today's Daily Dish let me say this; the concept that follows is not about raiding teams from existing leagues, it is simply an idea that has a bit of traction with operators across the ...
Daily Dish: Transition From Prospect to Pro
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 25 days ago
Talent is a fantastic gift that is often wasted. It takes more than talent to transition from a professional prospect to a full-time professional athlete. Many athletes rely on natural abilities and downplay the ...
Daily Dish: USA Hockey Open Cup? Why Not?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 27 days ago
Picture this: A packed Madison Square Gardens in New York City, a junior team from Waterloo, led by a hot goaltender and excellent team play, is set to square off against the New York Rangers in the semi-finals of USA Hockey's Open Cup. A ...
Daily Dish—Have arena, zamboni, and fans…Beaumont just needs a team
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 28 days ago
Happiness, hurricanes, and all the comforts of home, bring your puck to Beaumont. Houston is an hour or so away, but a world apart. Beaumont never had a clue about the frozen game until plans for Ford Park ...
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