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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 ...
World Juniors: Japan
Kerry Jackson • 19 hrs. ago
Japan will compete in Group B of Division I in the International Ice Hockey Federation's U20 World Junior Championships in Tychy, Poland, this December after being promoted from Division II. It will compete in the same division with ...
Daily Dish: Want to Fill that Arena?
Stephen Heisler • 1 day, 8 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 ...
Bchl Showcase To Include Prospects Game
Brent Mutis • 1 day, 15 hrs. ago
The BCHL is pleased to be able to include some of the top young prospects as part of the annual Bauer BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. Top players identified from the BCHL Exposure Camp in May at the Richmond Olympic Oval ...
Daily Dish: Bchl Report
Stephen Heisler • 2 days, 8 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, 8 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 ...
Wild Power Play Lifts Wenatchee Over Warriors
Arch Ecker • 4 days ago
A pair of third period power play goals helped the Wenatchee Wild complete a 4-2 comeback victory over the West Kelowna Warriors on Saturday night at Royal LePage Place The Wenatchee Wild power play has been red hot, scoring on 9 ...
Wenatchee Outgunned In 7-5 Loss At Merritt
Arch Ecker • 5 days ago
The Wenatchee Wild got on the board first but the Merritt Centennials came back and pulled away to a 7-5 win on Friday night at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena in Merritt, BC. The first Wenatchee goal came on a 5-on-3 power play ...
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 ...
Top-Shelf Hockey in a World-Class Ski Town
Shannon Lukens • 1 week, 2 days ago
Steamboat Springs is the latest ski town to host a junior hockey team. It is the third-year for the Steamboat Wranglers in the town known more for its skiers and Olympic athletes. The list stands at 88 Olympians who have called ...
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 ...
Player Protest follows Warriors Coaching Change
Clifford Hofferd • 1 week, 4 days ago
The new ownership of the West Kelowna Warriors Junior A Hockey Club is dealing with a coaching controversy after a player protest began after a coaching change. Interim head coach Geoff Grimwood was fired by Warriors owner Kim ...
Second Period Outburst Propels Wild To Win
Arch Ecker • 1 week, 4 days ago
The Wenatchee Wild traded goals with the Surrey Eagles through the first half of the game before finishing with four answered tallies to take a 6-3 victory on Saturday night at South Surrey Arena. Surrey got on the board first midway ...
Wild Shake Off Early Deficit To Net Road Win In Vernon
Arch Ecker • 1 week, 5 days ago
The Wenatchee Wild opened their 2018-19 season on Friday night on the road, and after falling behind 2-0 in the opening period, rallied to claim a 5-3 win over the Vernon Vipers at Kal Tire Place in Vernon, BC. The home crowd jumped ...
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 ...
USACHL schedule released
Scott Ludwig • 2 weeks, 0 days ago
The USA Central Hockey League (USACHL) is pleased to announce the regular season schedule for their first season. The four-team tuition-free Junior league will begin the weekend of October 26-28 and wrap up the final week of ...
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 ...
Wild Announce Team Captains With Season Opener Ahead
Arch Ecker • 2 weeks, 0 days ago
The Wenatchee Wild, who this weekend open their fourth season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced their team captains for 2018-19. The BCHL begins league play Friday, Sept. 7. The honor of wearing the 'C” ...
World Juniors: Slovakia
Kerry Jackson • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Heading into the 2018 World Junior Championship, the Slovakian team was thought to have 'the potential to emerge as a surprise contender,” according to SB Nation, and had 'as good a chance as any of the lower clubs to sneak into the ...
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 ...
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