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DAILY DISH: Hockey's Advantage
Stephen Heisler • 16 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 ...
Behind the Bench, Nov 6th -
Michael Moore • 2 weeks, 2 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 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 ...
GWFSC Returns to Las Vegas for 2020
Cliff Cook • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Great Western Futures Super Camp is for elite Hockey players born between 2001 and 2008 looking for exposure to Division 1 College Hockey and for kids looking for exposure to Junior Hockey at all levels. The players ...
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 ...
BCHL Announces Cranbrook Bucks as 18th Franchise
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 mo., 14 days ago
Burnaby, B.C. – The BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise. The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league's 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, ...
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 ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: Chop Wood Carry Water 1-6
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 28 days ago
We hope that you have enjoyed an exceptional week in hockey. Today's topic is the start of an important series that Coach Littler wants to share with all of you. This information from Joshua Medcalf:Story starts with two young ...
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 ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: Integrate, don't always isolate skills and athleticism
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 5 days ago
We hope that you have enjoyed an exceptional week in hockey. Today's topic is another in a series by Jack Blatherwick. You will find that Coach Littler gets a tremendous amount of insight from Blatherwick (and others) and feels it is ...
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 ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: What Should Dryland Training Accomplish?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 12 days ago
Why are we talking about dryland training now? Because way too many players get so caught up in the team selection process that they forget that THIS part of the game is every bit as important as what happens on the ice and ...
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