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Daily Dish: Just Say No to Trades to Free2Play to Pay2Play -
Stephen Heisler • 1 day, 10 hrs. ago
A player is just not a good fit for the Tier II Bigtown Biscuits and the head coach wants to make sure that getting rid of the player does not come back to haunt the team. The best remedy? Trade him for cash to a Tier III team and restrict ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Six Steps to Becoming a Humble Hockey Player -
Stephen Heisler • 2 days, 10 hrs. 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 ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Transition Year
Michelle Anderson • 5 days ago
Despite what was showing on the outside, I think a lot of folks were hopelessly optimistic in 2020 until they found out it was too late. Most of us assumed it was all temporary, we thought we would just take a small hit, tighten the ...
Daily Dish: Hockey's Developmental Advantage -
Stephen Heisler • 6 days ago
A gentleman from one of the NCAA sports recruiting sites was commenting, during a telephone conversation about junior hockey, why hockey is so much different than the other NCAA sports. It was hard for him to understand why it has become ...
Wild Bring Netminder Andy Vlaha Into the Wolves Den -
Arch Ecker • 6 days ago
As the Wenatchee Wild continue to prepare for the coming 2021-22 season, they've taken another step toward building their roster by welcoming goaltender Andy Vlaha. Vlaha is from Snohomish, WA, about a half hour drive ...
Daily Dish: Time is Now for a Pacific Hockey League?
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 1 day ago
If we have learned anything from the disastrous impact COVID has had on hockey in the last ten months, it's that we are now prepared for just about anything. The hockey brain trust of the Pacific Northwest is also learning that the ...
Daily Dish: Gem of the Rockies is Phil Oberlin and the Yellowstone Quake -
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 2 days ago
It can happen, a cool stroll through the woods can turn up a treasure just by turning over a few stones in the water. One never really knows when a casual conversation (about a goalie none the less) can lead to a ...
Washington Native Overson Coming to Wenatchee -
Arch Ecker • 1 week, 5 days ago
It always makes for good copy when a player gets to advance and develop close to home, and in this case, his home state. For defenseman Connor Overson (from West Richland, WA in the Tri Cities area) he'll be playing his Junior A ...
U16-Wilderness and U18-Wolves Announce Leadership Group -
Arch Ecker • 1 week, 6 days ago
The Wenatchee Tier 1 U16-Wilderness & U18-Wolves teams have announced their captains for the 2020-21 season. For the U16-Wilderness, Stuart Carruthers will serve as the team captain, with Connor Jensen and Loghan ...
Daily Dish: National Team Development Program Keeps Delivering -
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 6 days ago
Did we really believe? When USA Hockey first announced the National Team Development Program back in 1996, I was a bit skeptical, and there were many of us in that same mindset. Maybe it was the constant jabs, from the ...
Wild Add Blueliner Wes Turner to 2021-22 Roster -
Arch Ecker • 1 week, 7 days ago
The 2021-22 BCHL season isn't set to begin until September but the Wenatchee Wild are in full preparation mode to hit the next season in full stride. A huge part of the process is building the roster, which took another ...
USA Takes World Juniors Gold -
USA Hockey Communications • 2 weeks, 0 days ago
EDMONTON, Alberta – The U.S. National Junior Team, behind 33 saves from Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and goals from Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) and Alex Turcotte (Chicago, Ill.), beat ...
Defenseman Brodrick Williams Set to Join Wild -
Arch Ecker • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
The state of California has a long history of producing high caliber athletes. The list of football, baseball, and basketball players over the years is legendary. The game of hockey has seen a remarkable boom in the Golden State in ...
Daily Dish: Waking Up to 2021 -
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
My biggest fear about the new year is that it's now old enough to drink. The sports media industry has evolved with amazing speed and scope over the last dozen years. Most of the resulting innovations are obvious and fully folded ...
Daily Dish: Anthony DeSilva (Part 3, The Enablers)
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 0 days ago
**THIS SERIES RAN LAST YEAR WITH HOPES DsSILVA WOULD VANISH. WELL, IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND BECAUSE THE MAN CONTINUES TO STALK PLAYERS COAST TO COAST. WE WILL DO THIS EVERY YEAR UNTIL THE CREEP EITHER CRAWLS ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Anthony DeSilva (Part 2, Back in the Game)
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
**THIS SERIES RAN LAST YEAR WITH HOPES DsSILVA WOULD VANISH. WELL, IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND BECAUSE THE MAN CONTINUES TO STALK PLAYERS COAST TO COAST. WE WILL DO THIS EVERY YEAR UNTIL THE CREEP ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Anthony DeSilva Story (Part 1, The Handcuffs)
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
**THIS SERIES RAN LAST YEAR WITH HOPES DsSILVA WOULD VANISH. WELL, IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND BECAUSE THE MAN CONTINUES TO STALK PLAYERS COAST TO COAST. WE WILL DO THIS EVERY YEAR UNTIL THE CREEP EITHER CRAWLS UNDER A ...
United States Tops Finland, 3-2 in First and Only Pre-Tournament Game -
USA Hockey Communications • 4 weeks ago
Cole Caufield's pair of second period goals secures USA's win over FinlandEDMONTON, Canada – Cole Caufield (Stevens Point, Wis.) scored twice and Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) added two assists to propel the U.S. National ...
Wild Welcome Defenseman David Hejduk to Wenatchee -
Arch Ecker • 4 weeks ago
The 2020-21 hockey season for the Wenatchee Wild never got a chance to get off the ground thanks in part to a global pandemic, but work has begun to construct the roster for the 2021-22 BCHL season. The latest addition comes in the form ...
Daily Dish: NCAA Opportunity Crunch –
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
College hockey players and prospects are experiencing a time period like no other in history. With every current NCAA player getting an extra year of eligibility, the developmental system is trying to crunch two years of players into a ...
Daily Dish: USA Hockey Needs to Ice Non-Sanctioned Recruiting -
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 0 days ago
There is a dirty little secret being circulated regarding the prospect recruiting practices of many pay-to-play junior hockey teams from both sides of the sanctioned/non-sanctioned border. Would it really be a big ...
Daily Dish: Reality of Consequences -
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 4 days ago
It's interesting to see folks use the that's what insurance is for in response to theft, looting, and vandalism. That is ...
Youth Hockey Player of the Week -
Michael Moore • 1 mo., 5 days ago
JuniorHockey.com is pleased to name Matt Irvin as the Behind the Champ and JuniorHockey.com Youth Hockey Player of the Week! Matt is an '05 Forward playing with the North Allegheny Tigers. This weekend the Tigers won their fourth ...
Forward Hudson Blue Sets His Sights On Wenatchee -
Arch Ecker • 1 mo., 5 days ago
When hockey is in your blood, it doesn't matter where you're born, or where you live. Either you find the game, or the game finds you. For California native Hudson Blue, his hockey DNA and love of the game will bring him to ...
Behind the Bench, December 16th -
Michael Moore • 1 mo., 5 days ago
Boys- Yeah "BOYS" because what I am going to refer to this week is addressed to the boys NOT to the MEN. Boys who'd rather waste their god-given talents and tremendous opportunity in hockey by doing stupid stuff. Not to the ...
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