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Daily Dish:Independent Junior Hockey
Stephen Heisler • 4 hrs. 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 • 4 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 • 6 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 • 1 week, 4 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 • 1 week, 6 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 ...
Daily Dish: Seat Stuffer
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Every junior hockey team in America 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 parent, I know the ...
Daily Dish: Major Junior vs NCAA
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
When two completely different levels of play are in competition for the same level of player, the battle is going to be fierce. College Hockey, Inc. was formed to combat the three leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League and their ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: How to Make Learning Addictive
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
We hope the past week in hockey has exceeded every expectation. This week's theme is focused on making learning fun. Why do so many people get caught up in video games, the rubic's cube, and other seemingly mindless activities? How ...
Monday Morning Update
Nate Winans • 2 weeks, 7 days ago
Aahh Labor Day, one of the last nice days of summer filled with barbeques and friends. Keep in mind this beautiful day that hockey season is just around the corner and a few cheeseburgers and mac salad won't hurt your young hockey ...
Daily Dish: Is It Time For A Junior Hockey Revolution?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Before we get into the meat and potatoes of today's Daily Dish let me say this; the concept that follows is not about raiding teams from existing leagues, it is simply an idea that has a bit of traction with operators across the ...
Daily Dish: Transition From Prospect to Pro
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Talent is a fantastic gift that is often wasted. It takes more than talent to transition from a professional prospect to a full-time professional athlete. Many athletes rely on natural abilities and downplay the ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: Letting Talent Find Its Own Way
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
We hope the past week in hockey has exceeded your expectations. Today's theme is about letting talent find its own way. Don't let the mention of cricket confuse you, this is a serious issue within the sport of ice ...
Daily Dish: USA Hockey Open Cup? Why Not?
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
Picture this: A packed Madison Square Gardens in New York City, a junior team from Waterloo, led by a hot goaltender and excellent team play, is set to square off against the New York Rangers in the semi-finals of USA Hockey's Open Cup. A ...
Daily Dish—Have arena, zamboni, and fans…Beaumont just needs a team
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
Happiness, hurricanes, and all the comforts of home, bring your puck to Beaumont. Houston is an hour or so away, but a world apart. Beaumont never had a clue about the frozen game until plans for Ford Park ...
NA3HL's Texas RoadRunners Add 2nd NAHL Affiliate
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 mo., 3 days ago
The Texas RoadRunners of the NA3HL and the Corpus Christi IceRays of the NAHL have announced a joint working partnership and the RoadRunners have been named the official affiliate of the IceRays. The two ...
Daily Dish: Individual Player Marketing
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 3 days ago
The player is always #1 at JuniorHockey.com. Because of this, we often get attacked for carrying out a certain agenda. Our agenda is simple. We look out for the player and try to present accurate information to assist each player (and his ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: Where Have All the Athletes Gone?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 4 days ago
We hope the past week in hockey has exceeded your expectations. Today's theme is in regards to athleticism. Yea, I know, you are already on the edge of being a world class athlete and thinking this one is not for you. ...
Daily Dish: Original Perspective
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 5 days ago
It's amazing! That other guy posts "league rankings" on an annual basis in a biased effort to discourage families from considering one league over others. And every year we get calls and texts from clients in a panic over where ...
Daily Dish: Captain Crunch
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 6 days ago
It's on. We are into the last few weekends of August, and the pressure is on for coaches to complete the recruiting process. Some coaches have lost a lot of sleep trying to scratch and sniff for scraps while the smart guys are already ...
Victorious Hockey Weekly: Focus
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 11 days ago
We hope your past week in hockey has produced extraordinary results. There's that word again; results. So what is the factor in getting those results? Your individual level of concentration. That's the theme of this week's ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Central Hockey League dead?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 12 days ago
GEM FROM JUNE 2011and they thought I was crazy to suggest such a thing... Earlier this year we got crucified for suggesting that as many as eight teams would be leaving the Central Hockey League this spring and summer. Aside ...
Nate Winans • 1 mo., 13 days ago
For many people, August represents the Sunday of summer. It's the last chance to take a trip, enjoy some nice weather, and finish that book by the pool that seems to have eluded you for the past few months. But August also means ...
Daily Dish: Pay-to-Play Panic
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 13 days ago
It's that time of the year again. Undercapitalized junior programs will be falling by the wayside over the next few weeks. It's become an annual tradition to see a number of teams fail, leaving players to scramble for spots on other team ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Hockey Reality
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 16 days ago
Len Lesser is an education and career consultant based in London, Ontario. The following article is one of his that has caused a stir in Canada. I have to go along with what Lesser is saying here, and I believe, so will ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Cougarville??
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 17 days ago
"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 woman wearing high heels, a short skirt, a cell phone in ...
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