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Daily Dish: Practice or Games?
Stephen Heisler • 6 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 ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Drugs and Hockey Do Not Mix!
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 4 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 week, 6 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 week, 7 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 • 2 weeks, 4 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 • 2 weeks, 7 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 ...
Daily Dish: Are You Kidding Me?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Yes, that's the most common definition of insanity. The NFL took a viewership hit when they allowed kneeling in ...
Daily Dish: Poor Me?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Do you hear it? Nope, I can't hear it either. There are no violins, harps, or french horns being played as a result of lost opportunities and shattered dreams. Yes, this politically charged pandemic crisis is already causing turmoil ...
Daily Dish: Cancel Culture
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 7 days ago
While the political spectrum continues to spin the upcoming hockey season completely out of control, the North American Hockey League rumor mill has literally taken one truth and turned it into something else entirely. No, the entire South ...
Daily Dish: Love Me Tendered
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 2 days ago
Being tendered by a junior hockey team is a lot like getting engaged. Like a potential bride, the prospect has committed that the team is the one and only. Like an engagement announcement, both the team and player are giddy about the ...
Daily Dish: Youth Prospect Development -
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 4 days ago
There has never been a better time for youth level prospects to team up with the advisory services that Victorious Hockey specializes in. In the most chaotic time in hockey's history, families will benefit from the experience and ...
Daily Dish: Leaders of Men -
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 5 days ago
Once in a while it's important that the leadership of junior hockey (owners, managers, coaches, parents) get a reminder of what the primary responsibility really is. In reality, very few of the young men under our direction ...
Daily Dish: New Normal?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 11 days ago
Doomsday is NOT here. Despite the wishful thoughts and hopes of a ridiculous number from the world of academia, arts, and video games, life as we know it WILL go on. It was all gloom and doom yesterday as sports expert after ...
Daily Dish: Time to Dump the Draft?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 12 days ago
Everybody is up in arms about the recent North American Hockey League Draft. OK, I'll say it; I've never liked these drafts because it's more about limiting options than creating developmental opportunities. We all understand how ...
Daily Dish: Major (Junior) Dilemma
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 16 days ago
"You gotta keep 'em separated" The Offspring's Come Out And Play It's a whole new world for junior hockey leagues, teams, coaches, and players. The turmoil is being felt coast to coast and there is no apparent end in ...
Daily Dish: College Commitments -
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 18 days ago
Junior hockey programs have a way of treating college commitments like a badge of honor to influence the decision process of other young hockey prospects.The truth about college commitments is very simple.Anything thing before their senior ...
Daily Dish: Career Up in Smoke?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 19 days ago
What is the single word that can force just about any college hockey coach to think again about a prospect? Marijuana. There are even junior organizations with players toking up on the funny weed courtesy of the resident head coach. In the ...
DAILY DISH: Five Steps to Being a Better Teammate
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 22 days ago
Most of us have played on teams since childhood so we have gotten accustomed to the pre-season when first joining a team and getting to know the other players. It's during this time period when first ...
DAILY DISH: Hockey Core Fitness
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 23 days ago
In the past we spent a lot of time talking about psychological fitness so today we're going to get into the importance of proper physical core training as it relates to the high end ...
Daily Dish: Nine Qualities To Be A Good Captain
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 30 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 ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Anatomy of a Championship
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 2 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 ...
Daily Dish: Individual Player Marketing
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 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 ...
Daily Dish: Hands off the Panic Button
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 7 days ago
Why? What is the benefit from falsely reporting COVID-19 test results to any state's Department of Health? Why would any laboratories not report ANY negative test results at all, and report that every person tested was positive? ...
Daily Dish: Where's the Gym Coach?
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 9 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. We had them when I ...
Daily Dish: Floater in the Punch Bowl
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 10 days ago
Today's Dish is going to travel down a somewhat unpopular road. There's a good chance the powers that control JuniorHockey.com may pull it down before noon. I even expect to hear from a lawyer or two before the ...
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