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DAILY DISH: Muckers, Grinders, & Pantydroppers
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 0 days ago
Role players are part of the game. Nothing excites the fans faster than a big hit that results in a quick goal. It is like a double-shot of excitement. Everybody is happy at the post-game party after a team effort win. ...
Daily Dish: NCAA Should Reconsider Position on Major Junior Players
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 1 day ago
Has USA Hockey inspired the National Collegiate Athletic Association into keeping players from the Canadian Hockey League ineligible for NCAA competition? NCAA rules in regards to hockey oppose those that protect ...
Daily Dish: Prospect or Pretender?
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 2 days ago
There are two types of players in the game. The prospect generally has a grasp on reality and the vision of what it is going to take to get to the next level. The pretender talks a good game, but ...
DAILY DISH: Get Stronger Between the Ears
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 5 days ago
'How did he do?” That's the question being asked by one parent or another after the son has completed a prospects or open camp. As a result, I find myself asking that exact same question to the ...
Daily Dish: The Host family
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 6 days ago
Hosting an athlete is an exciting and rewarding experience. When a family makes the choice to welcome a young athlete into their home, or more importantly, into their family, they have the opportunity to establish ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Myth Of Invincibility
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 7 days ago
This article first appeared back in 2011 after the tragic death of Ian Jenkins. WE FEEL THE MESSAGE NEEDS TO BE DELIVERED TO TODAY'S PLAYERS AS WELL.Ian Jenkins, one of Michigan's brightest prospects at the ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Brain Injuries linked to Depression, Suicide
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 8 days ago
How would the hockey world react if one of our superstars laid down in front of a train and took his own life, after he hid his depression from everyone outside of his family? That is exactly what a ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Respect is Earned
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 9 days ago
"TAKE HIM OUT," a coach screamed at his bench. The direction was heard across the rink, as the team made the line change, just after an opposing player scored his second goal of the night. Take him out, is that ...
DAILY DISH: Six Steps to Becoming a Humble Hockey Player
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 12 days ago
Hockey is a team sport that has a tendency to glamorize numerical achievements. The fact remains; there is nothing worse than a 60-point forward that ends the season with a plus/minus of ...
Daily Dish: Parent's Letter to League Board of Directors
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 13 days ago
In yesterday's Daily Dish, about the situation with the owner of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League's Kerry Park Islanders, it was mentioned that we may be able to print the letter written to the league. We've been ...
Daily Dish: Canadian Fake'n
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 14 days ago
Did you hear the one about a semi-rich hockey parent that sponsored, or even bought, a junior hockey team so the son gets an automatic spot on the team? We've seen that at every level of the North American junior hockey system. ...
Daily Dish: Blackout Hazing
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 15 days ago
In the same manner that society has evolved from smoking on airplanes and restaurants, the practice of hazing in hockey has ran its course and needs to be eliminated. The good old boys will respond with "it helps mold ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 16 days ago
Wow, what an exciting weekend of hockey! The North American Hockey League's Johnstown Tomahawks secured their post-season bid, Bismarck ended the madness for Aberdeen. We do have a story about the most ridiculous owner in junior hockey ...
DAILY DISH: Hard Realities of the Bantam Draft
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 20 days ago
'He is only fifteen, how are we suppose to make the right decision?” A concerned parent once asked me in regards to the Western Hockey League's Bantam draft. 'The numbers don't lie.” I responded. 'Players selected with ...
Daily Dish: NA3HL's Wilmar WarHawks a Proven Pathway to NAHL
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 22 days ago
There is a large contingency of people in the game that spend a tremendous amount of time trashing the North American Hockey League's tier III level NA3HL. The naysayers yap about it being a dead end where prospects go to soil what ...
DAILY DISH: Hockey Players Know Who Not To Hit
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 29 days ago
Outside of boxing and martial arts, ice hockey is arguably the most violent amongst major sports. So why do so many more National Football League and National Basketball Association athletes face ...
Daily Dish: Bchl Report
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 6 days ago
We are getting down to the nitty gritty nail-biting time of the season when teams, players, and coaches are feeling the pressure of the post-season looming. Yes, Chilliwack remains at the top of the heap, but there are five other teams ...
Daily Dish: Drug Free? Prove It
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 10 days ago
The National Hockey League does it. College hockey does it. The International Olympic Committee is famous for it. So why is mandatory drug testing all but the forbidden subject for junior programs across the continent? The ...
Daily Dish: Remove Import Restrictions?
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 11 days ago
With an excess of 300 junior hockey teams across the continent, is there any reason to keep import restrictions in the rule books? That's the question many struggling junior operators are asking themselves this season. ...
Daily Dish: Bchl Report
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 13 days ago
The holiday season is behind us as we move into the new year. The first British Columbia Hockey League rankings of 2019 is topped by the defending Royal Bank Cup Champion Chilliwack Chiefs. We'll talk about that and more in ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 14 days ago
It's the first Mash of 2019 and we know the expectations are going to be high. Cool your jets hockey fans; I'm still trying to get a grip on the whole new year thingee. Call it old-age or whatever you want, but I find my fingers typing ...
Daily Dish: Ncaa Or Major Junior?
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 18 days ago
David Branch and his gang from the Canadian Hockey League need to get a really good look at the rules regarding NCAA compliance and eligibility. While the NCAA has singled out the CHL, they have elected to turn the ...
Daily Dish: Have Empty Seats? This Is A Way To Fill Them
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 19 days ago
Every junior hockey team in North America would like to create a larger demand for their product. Below is a concept that not only stuffs the empty seats, but also gives the players a huge sense of responsibility. ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 5 mos., 21 days ago
I know, it's New Year's Eve and all you really want to do is get that party on for tonight. Relax a bit and enjoy the last Mash of 2018. NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUEThe Aberdeen Wings' nine-game win streak has opened a five-point ...
Daily Dish: Tier to Tier Two-Step
Stephen Heisler • 6 mos. ago
Today we are going to talk about clubs that are essentially holding players back from higher level opportunities. I think it's ironic to hear team owners complain about the red-tape and hassle of ...
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