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Daily Dish: The Clueless and Classless
Stephen Heisler • 2 days, 15 hrs. ago
There is not an acceptable reason in existence for a coach to address players from the opposing team during a game. Yelling and screaming at another team's players simply informs all that witness the ...
Daily Dish: Pay-to-Play's Crossroads
Stephen Heisler • 3 days, 15 hrs. ago
Can you hear that high pitched noise coming from the backsides of a record number of pay-to-play coaches and operators? Its a unique tone that's only heard when the pressure to secure prospects ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Cougar on the Prowl
Stephen Heisler • 4 days ago
**This Dish first appeared back in 2011**"Oh no, she found me, that woman has been blowing up my phone!" The junior coach was cornered as his friend scurried away. In walked a ...
DAILY DISH: Emotional Control
Stephen Heisler • 5 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 are ...
Daily Dish: Muckers, Grinders, & Pantydroppers
Stephen Heisler • 6 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 - A ...
White Rock Whalers to begin play in Fall 2018
Clifford Hofferd • 1 week, 2 days ago
The Pacific Junior Hockey League is adding an expansion team for the 2018-2019 season. The White Rock Whalers will join the 11 other teams that play in the lower mainland of British Columbia. The team will play out of Centennial ...
Daily Dish: Use my own money? That's crazy talk
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 3 days ago
Newsflash... it takes actual money to operate a junior hockey team. Despite popular opinion that pay-to-play junior hockey is a sure bet path to millions of dollars, teams require a large amount of liquid capital to ...
BCHL Regular Season Home Openers
Clifford Hofferd • 1 week, 3 days ago
The British Columbia Hockey League regular season home opener schedule has been released for all 17 teams. The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have their home opener on Friday September 14th against the ...
DAILY DISH: In the Parking Lot?
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 4 days ago
Pay-to-play teams can become a key component of hockey's developmental system but today we will visit the darker side of the system...the parking lot. Many junior operators treat their programs like a bank treats certificate of ...
DAILY DISH: Hockey's Advantage
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 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 why ...
DAILY DISH: Never Too Young To Install Academic Values
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 6 days ago
We often talk about older players that do not help themselves through the NCAA Eligibility Center process and setting realistic expectations for their post-junior college career. Today we are going to talk about another ...
DAILY DISH: Pay-2-Play Prospect Checklist
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 7 days ago
It's that time of the year again where everybody is in an all-out blitz trying to fill the rosters of pay-to-play hockey teams. In Today's Dish, we are going to talk about a few things that need to be covered ...
Daily Dish: Engaging The Hockey Player Identity
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
There is an ambitious trend among national governing bodies of Olympic athletics to re imagine youth sports, prioritizing health and inclusion. This is not the first time national interests have overlooked the ...
Daily Dish: Stagger the Roster Deadline Dates
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Junior hockey prospects, and their families, have been getting the run-a-round this time of year since the early 90s. Why would it be so difficult for the United States Hockey League to set their rosters by the ...
Daily Dish: My Brother Is Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, a flag was gifted to my brother Christopher Heisler by the Texas House of Representatives. Like many Americans, Heisler felt ...
Daily Dish: Nine Qualities To Be A Good Captain
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hockey is a team game where leadership is essential. Good leadership can be the difference from the team being good rather than mediocre. You may be asking, 'Why does there need to be a leader, when the coach is ...
Daily Dish: Anatomy Of A Championship
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 7 days ago
Everybody feels like they are a contender at training camp. Sometimes optimism can get the best of us before the hard dose of reality can set in. Every league has a set of favorites before the first puck is dropped. ...
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League announces changes
Clifford Hofferd • 2 weeks, 7 days ago
It's official. BC Hockey has approved a plan by the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League to implement new changes to its points system and tiebreaking procedure as a pilot project for next season. VIJHL President Barb Byrne ...
Daily Dish: We Want You!
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
JuniorHockey.com has come a long way in the last eight years and we look forward to continuing that progress into the 2018-19 season and we need your help. We want to blow this thing up and let's face it, content ...
WHL Home Opener schedule released
Clifford Hofferd • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
On Tuesday the Western Hockey League released regular season schedules for all of its teams. They will play 68 games instead of 72. Going in Alphabetical order the Brandon Wheat Kings have their home opener Friday September 21st vs ...
Daily Dish: Coaches Bill of Rights
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
It is time. Players are better protected, owners are always out for number one, and coaches are left somewhere in the middle. Just to be a coach is challenging enough, an extreme amount of time, energy, blood, passion, and luck is ...
Daily Dish: Where is the P.E. Coach?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
North America is fat. We are in the worse shape in the 300+ years of our existence. A number of factors have contributed to this problem, like TV, computer games, and maybe even fast food. McDonald's is not the blame. ...
Newly-Formed Alumni Association Endorsed By Humboldt Broncos
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Alumni to support initiatives that build on Broncos' hockey excellenceThe newly-formed Humboldt Broncos Alumni Association (HBAA) is pleased to announce it has been endorsed by the board of directors of the Humboldt Broncos' hockey ...
Daily Dish: Get what you pay-to-play for
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Now that tier I and II junior tryouts are winding down, it is time for players to start looking at Canada and the various pay-to-play options that provide a strong development program. Players need to get past ...
Humboldt Broncos receive E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence
NHL Public Relations • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Honor named after late scouting visionary presented prior to start of NHL Draft in Dallas DALLAS - Prior to the start of the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League were presented ...
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