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Daily Dish: The Talent Race
Stephen Heisler • 2 days, 5 hrs. ago
Hockey is a great sport, so why is it that the game has slipped so far, in terms of relevancy, in the United States? It was not that long ago when the NHL and NBA were pretty much running head to head in the race for the #3 spot behind the ...
Daily Dish: It's Time to Eliminate the Import Restriction
Stephen Heisler • 3 days, 5 hrs. 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. It has always been ...
Daily Dish: The Dawn of Alaska Junior Hockey
Stephen Heisler • 5 days ago
"Rob, we really need to put a team into Fairbanks," I said to (Fairbanks GM) Rob Proffitt, at Anchorage's Ben Boeke Arena, back in the spring of 1997. Jack Knue, Dave Childers, and I had started ...
18 BCHL Alums Listed in Initial Hobey Baker Award Nominations
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 week, 1 day ago
Burnaby, B.C. - The first batch of nominees for the NCAA's Hobey Baker Award have been announced and there are 18 BCHL alums up for the honour.The award is based on the following criteria:-Strength of character, on and off the ...
Daily Dish: Anthony DeSilva (Part 3, The Enablers)
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 2 days ago
This series regarding the situation with Anthony DeSilva has somewhat soured my impression of the hockey community. We are supposed to be protecting these kids. Don't get me wrong, I love the game, but I can't understand ...
Daily Dish: Anthony DeSilva (Part 2, Back in the Game)
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 3 days ago
Criminals often suffer from the illusion that certain laws do not apply to them, that targeted restrictions can be worked around, and that they can reach their goals regardless of the means. It is my opinion that Anthony ...
Daily Dish: Anthony DeSilva Story (Part 1, The Handcuffs)
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 4 days ago
This is going to be a multi-part series regarding disgraced hockey coach Anthony DeSilva, his case, and attempt to return to the game. Before getting started, the idea of this series is not to pass judgement, it is to ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 5 days ago
Let this be a warning to you…I'm not in the best of moods this week. Why is that you ask? One of the nastiest predators in junior hockey history has tiptoed back into the game. Let's put the smile back on for the day before ...
Daily Dish: So You Want to Be the Next Don Cherry?
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Here is the chance. JuniorHockey.com is looking for additional original content in both text and audio form. We have a fantastic platform for the next Jim Rome, or even Don Cherry, of junior hockey to launch a new ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Did you miss me? Yea, right! Now that we are a few days into the new year, it's high time to get back into the saddle and ride. North American Hockey League teams are getting back into the grind this week and so am I. The Wings of ...
Daily Dish: Parental Obstruction
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Forgive them for they know not what they do...Hockey parents have always been known to hover over the line between what is acceptable and what is not. When emotions become part of the ...
Daily Dish: Ncaa Or Major Junior?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 5 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 ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Dangers Of Depression
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 2 days ago
Today's Daily Dish is going to go a little bit deeper than what is usually seen from the minimal level of intelligence that I'm working with. Unfortunately, this is an issue that ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Drug Free? Prove It
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 3 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 ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Money Changes Everything
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 8 days ago
Despite popular opinion, I don't have the cool million dollars it would take to acquire a North American Hockey League franchise and fund it for an entire season. That is the kind of money we are talking ...
Daily Dish: Truth in Advertising
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 9 days ago
We got a call today from a very unhappy player; his new junior team promised his parents the moon and delivered an empty pop can. The pictures on the website did not match the facilities delivered. The high tech fitness ...
Daily Dish: Junior Hockey's Ten Commandments
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 10 days ago
Today we wanted to do something a bit different. I have to believe that you all are going to like, and agree, with what you read. #1- Hockey is the #1 Sport. ...
Daily Dish: Help Wanted
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 14 days ago
It is time. JuniorHockey.com is in need of a few more other voices to counter mine. This is a rare opportunity for the right group of writers to step in and take advantage of the years of hard work building the brand into what it ...
Daily Dish: Be Happy
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 15 days ago
If I've learned anything over the years it has been to move forward one day at a time while making the most of every single day. It's been just over five years since the doctors ...
DAILY DISH: Emotional Control
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 24 days ago
Like everything, the game of ice hockey continues to evolve. Behavior that was acceptable twenty-years ago is ancient history today. Players and teams that have the proven ability to play a disciplined game ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Muckers, Grinders, & Pantydroppers
Stephen Heisler • 2 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. Mucker - ...
DAILY DISH: Hockey's Advantage
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 5 days 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 mos., 19 days 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 ...
Behind the Bench, Nov 6th -
Michael Moore • 2 mos., 20 days ago
Hey Guys, How is it going? Hope everyone is at the top of their game. On that note, we'd like to give a special shout-out to the 528 teams (10,050 players!) that took part in the CCM World Invite in Chicago this weekend. It was ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 22 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 ...
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