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DAILY DISH: Muckers, Grinders, & Pantydroppers
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 5 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. ...
Daily Dish: NCAA Should Reconsider Position on Major Junior Players
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 6 days ago
Has USA Hockey inspired the National Collegiate Athletic Association into keeping players from the Canadian Hockey League ineligible for NCAA competition? NCAA rules in regards to hockey oppose those that protect ...
Daily Dish: Prospect or Pretender?
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 7 days ago
There are two types of players in the game. The prospect generally has a grasp on reality and the vision of what it is going to take to get to the next level. The pretender talks a good game, but ...
DAILY DISH: Get Stronger Between the Ears
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 10 days ago
'How did he do?” That's the question being asked by one parent or another after the son has completed a prospects or open camp. As a result, I find myself asking that exact same question to the ...
Daily Dish: The Host family
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 11 days ago
Hosting an athlete is an exciting and rewarding experience. When a family makes the choice to welcome a young athlete into their home, or more importantly, into their family, they have the opportunity to establish ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Myth Of Invincibility
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 12 days ago
This article first appeared back in 2011 after the tragic death of Ian Jenkins. WE FEEL THE MESSAGE NEEDS TO BE DELIVERED TO TODAY'S PLAYERS AS WELL.Ian Jenkins, one of Michigan's brightest prospects at the ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Brain Injuries linked to Depression, Suicide
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 13 days ago
How would the hockey world react if one of our superstars laid down in front of a train and took his own life, after he hid his depression from everyone outside of his family? That is exactly what a ...
Heisler Group's Stars of the Week
Kerry Jackson • 3 mos., 13 days ago
Third StarsJesse Keicher, Atlanta Capitals, North American 3 Hockey League: Jesse opened the scoring for him team Sunday in its 5-1 win over College Station Spirit. The 2000-born forward finished a plus-1 for the game. Peyton Kelly, ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Respect is Earned
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 14 days ago
"TAKE HIM OUT," a coach screamed at his bench. The direction was heard across the rink, as the team made the line change, just after an opposing player scored his second goal of the night. Take him out, is that ...
Introducing Intern Writer Patrick Auld
Patrick Auld • 3 mos., 16 days ago
Sports in general have been my passion since I was a kid, but beyond that I always had a special passion for the sport of hockey. As a kid, I started playing baseball at the age of five with tee ball. At the same time, I began roller ...
Richard Matvichuk relieved as Head Coach of the Prince George Cougars
Clifford Hofferd • 3 mos., 16 days ago
This morning the Prince George Cougars have chosen to relieve Head Coach Richard Matvichuk of his duties. The Cougars have been on an eleven game losing streak before the announcement. Current ...
DAILY DISH: Six Steps to Becoming a Humble Hockey Player
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 17 days 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 with a plus/minus of ...
Daily Dish: Parent's Letter to League Board of Directors
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 18 days ago
In yesterday's Daily Dish, about the situation with the owner of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League's Kerry Park Islanders, it was mentioned that we may be able to print the letter written to the league. We've been ...
Daily Dish: Canadian Fake'n
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 19 days ago
Did you hear the one about a semi-rich hockey parent that sponsored, or even bought, a junior hockey team so the son gets an automatic spot on the team? We've seen that at every level of the North American junior hockey system. ...
Daily Dish: Blackout Hazing
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 20 days ago
In the same manner that society has evolved from smoking on airplanes and restaurants, the practice of hazing in hockey has ran its course and needs to be eliminated. The good old boys will respond with "it helps mold ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 21 days ago
Wow, what an exciting weekend of hockey! The North American Hockey League's Johnstown Tomahawks secured their post-season bid, Bismarck ended the madness for Aberdeen. We do have a story about the most ridiculous owner in junior hockey ...
Heisler Group's Stars of the Week
Kerry Jackson • 3 mos., 21 days ago
Third StarsPeyton Kelly, Thompson Blazers, British Columbia Major/Minor Midget League: Peyton assisted on his team's only goal in a 3-1 loss Saturday to the North Island Silvertips. The 2002 forward added another assist in a ...
Brandon West annouced as new Head Coach of the West Kelowna Warriors
Clifford Hofferd • 3 mos., 22 days ago
It was announced on Wednesday January 30th that Brandon West has been hired as the new Head Coach and General Manager of the West Kelowna Warriors. West will replace Geoff Grimwood who was hired as the team's head coach in August of ...
DAILY DISH: Hard Realities of the Bantam Draft
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 25 days ago
'He is only fifteen, how are we suppose to make the right decision?” A concerned parent once asked me in regards to the Western Hockey League's Bantam draft. 'The numbers don't lie.” I responded. 'Players selected with ...
Relocation approved for Kootenay Ice to become Winnipeg Ice
Clifford Hofferd • 3 mos., 25 days ago
It was announced that the WHL board of Governors have approved the relocation of the Kootenay Ice to Winnipeg where they will play as the Winnipeg Ice. The Chairman of 50 Below Sports + Entertainment Grey Fettes says that part of the ...
World Juniors: Italy
Kerry Jackson • 3 mos., 26 days ago
Italy finished an uninspiring fourth in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation's U20 World Junior Championship. But it was an improvement over the previous year when the Italians were winless and last in Group B of Division I. ...
Kootenay Ice set to relocate to Winnipeg for 2019-2020 season
Clifford Hofferd • 3 mos., 26 days ago
In the first relocation since the Chilliwack Bruins went to Victoria the Western Hockey League has announced that the Kootenay Ice will relocate to Winnipeg. The relocation will occur in time for the 2019-2020 season. In a statement ...
Daily Dish: NA3HL's Wilmar WarHawks a Proven Pathway to NAHL
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 27 days ago
There is a large contingency of people in the game that spend a tremendous amount of time trashing the North American Hockey League's tier III level NA3HL. The naysayers yap about it being a dead end where prospects go to soil what ...
Attending a Victoria Grizzlies Game: A Guide
Clifford Hofferd • 3 mos., 27 days ago
Location:The Victoria Grizzlies home arena is The Q Centre. It is a 2,780 seat arena located in the western suburb of Colwood. Colwood is accessible off of the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) via the Old Island Highway. Exit off of ...
World Juniors: Estonia
Kerry Jackson • 4 mos., 2 days ago
Estonia had the home ice advantage in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation's U20 World Junior Championship and didn't squander it, winning the gold and receiving a promotion from Division II, Group A to Division I, Group ...
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