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Notes From A Hockey Mom: Stats Sheet -
Michelle Anderson • 6 hrs. ago
I completely understand the obsession with the stats sheet. It seems like the perfect way to see how you're doing or compare yourself to others. It's easy to think those numbers are the key to getting where you want to go, ...
JuniorHockey.com's New Weekly Award Honoring Youth Hockey Players -
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 day, 13 hrs. ago
This week JuniorHockey.com will roll out a brand new weekly competition for youth hockey players. It will officially be called the 'Youth Hockey Player of the Week”. This is in contrast to contest's pilot name ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Is it Time for the Zero-Tolerance Alcohol Policy? -
Stephen Heisler • 4 days ago
This article was first posted back in 2013 and is now one that get's reprinted every season...it's an important message that every player, parent, billet, coach, and administrator needs to see. Despite COVID, this issue has already been ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Jon Cooper to the NHL Lightning? -
Stephen Heisler • 5 days ago
First Published Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 -- Do you think we were on to something?The Tampa Bay Lightning are struggling and are in need of a spark, could former NAHL & USHL bench boss Jon Cooper provide the ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: The View-
Michelle Anderson • 1 week, 0 days ago
I recently joined a hockey mom group thinking, well, honestly, I don't know what I was thinking now. I would not sit anywhere near many of them at a game after seeing some of the things they are saying on social ...
Daily Dish: The Anchor -
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 1 day ago
Why has climbing the developmental system's ladder become so difficult? Over the last few weeks we've heard about two situations where players have been punished for seeking opportunities at higher levels of play. In one ...
Daily Dish: You Are Not On The Team Yet -
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 5 days ago
'My son is heartbroken that he was released after training camp!” Yes, that is happening now, and it will continue for the next several weeks. When it comes to free-to-play junior, college, and pro hockey.... ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Expect the Unexpected
Michelle Anderson • 2 weeks, 0 days ago
Billeting can certainly bring the unexpected. There's the awkward first couple days or weeks where everyone is getting to know each other, and then things really start rolling, and everyone's schedule goes nuts. The ...
Jake Sanderson, Brendan Brisson Selected in First Round of 2020 NHL Draft
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Sanderson (Ottawa) and Brisson (Vegas) Taken 5th and 29th OverallMONTREAL, QC - The USHL had two players selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft, including USA Hockey National Team Development (NTDP) defenseman Jake ...
Daily Dish: Is It Time to Bite the Billet?
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
In the last week, teams and leagues have been forced to address a number of COVID scares due in part to the system of billeting that the level of play has come to depend on. The age-old thought that "boys will be boys" is now ...
Daily Dish: Catastrophic Consequences -
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
"OK boys listen up, we are going to let you guys get over to Gotham on your own, so carpool up and save your gas receipts, the team will reimburse you," the coach told his players after Thursday's practice. "Hey, no speeding and ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: It Only Takes One
Michelle Anderson • 3 weeks, 0 days ago
'Boys of junior hockey or college age aren't exactly known for making the best decisions ever, and with everything else going on in the world right now, everyone is trigger happy. With seasons starting to get rolling, those ...
Daily Dish: Defund the Refs and End Defensemen Inequalities in Hockey? -
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Much like our society as a whole, the game of ice hockey has never really addressed a glowing issue among skating players; defenseman get less developmental opportunities than forward line skaters. On-ice game officials have a ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Billet Tips- Food Edition
Michelle Anderson • 4 weeks ago
First, if you are thinking you can make money at billeting, you probably can't. Hockey players eat ridiculous amounts of food. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you mine eats 4 full blown meals a day or the equivalent during ...
Daily Dish: Attention Developing Defensemen -
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
The modern game of hockey is emphasizing the need for skilled players. As a result of this philosophy, it is now becoming imperative that each player not only master the general skills of skating, stickhandling, passing and ...
Daily Dish: Springfield Down, Jamestown Players Dispersed Today
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 2 days ago
Well, it could have been a lot worse. The North American Hockey League approved the dormancy request of the Springfield Blues and Jamestown Rebels last week. While the Blues' players have already been ...
Daily Dish: Practice or Games?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 9 days ago
There is a battle brewing within the developmental community in regards to the ratio of time allocated to practice and games. On one side of the fence, the thought that more game experience generates competitive growth. The other side ...
BCHL Approves Alternative Scenario for 2020-21 Season
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 mo., 12 days ago
BURNABY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 alternative plan to fulfill the 2020-21 season. The alternative will be implemented in the event that Provincial Health Office (PHO) regulations ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Crazy Train
Michelle Anderson • 1 mo., 12 days ago
Fear, worry, and stress are normal during a pandemic because so much is out of our control, but for many young athletes, this might be their first big obstacle to overcome. They may have learned how to deal with a bad call, a minor ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Drugs and Hockey Do Not Mix!
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 13 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 ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Zero Tolerance?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 15 days ago
**This is one of many articles that gets published every year because it's important information that every player and their family needs to be aware of. **Today I want to touch on a subject that will not be very popular, but in ...
Daily Dish: Social (Media) Injustice or Stupidity?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 16 days ago
Players hear about it all the time but for some reason the message misses the mark for some. Don't say something on any social media platform that would upset your grandparents, parents, or future in-laws. When are people going to realize ...
Daily Dish: Help Wanted
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 20 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 ...
Daily Dish: Converting the COVID Problem Into a Junior Hockey Cure -
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 23 days ago
Let's face it, this COVID crisis is taking a heavy toll from the entire hockey development system. From the youth level to the American Hockey League, every player, coach, team, and fan is feeling the pinch. Is it also the ...
Notes From A Hockey Mom: Why Advisors Exist -
Michelle Anderson • 1 mo., 26 days ago
Lots of people tell you to 'do your homework,” but no one ever really tells you what that actually means when it comes to researching junior hockey teams, especially tier 3 teams, so I'm going to give you a few things you could ...
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