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Best of the Daily Dish: Zero Tolerance?
Stephen Heisler • 1 day, 2 hrs. 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 • 3 days, 2 hrs. 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 ...
Monday Morning Update
Nate Winans • 4 days ago
There was lots of action underway this past week with a lot to report. Roster spots are still being fought for, goals are flying everywhere, and player introductions are flashing across the big screens. The Lincoln Stars took ...
Daily Dish:Individual Player Development
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 1 day 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, 3 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: Tier III National Championship?
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 4 days ago
So tell me, am I the only one that sees right through all these league rankings baloney and would rather see such disagreements play itself out in the most logical venue; on the ice? Since USA Hockey is now really sanctioning ...
Monday Morning Update
Nate Winans • 1 week, 5 days ago
The seasons are changing, preseason hockey is upon us, and football is officially back. Here is your official welcome to fall 2019. At this point, nearly every team has released their ticket and promotional packages for the ...
Daily Dish: It's Time to Dump Pay2Play Drafts
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 5 days ago
You live in a decent area, and are lucky enough to have the favorite grocery store only a few miles from your house. The chain that your store is a part of has five other locations in the region. One day a letter comes in the ...
Daily Dish: Seat Stuffer
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 1 day 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 ...
UPDATE: Texas RoadRunners
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Team bonding and training camp go hand in hand for players and teams. That is just what RoadRunners head coach Mike Beavis is seeing right now in Bryan College Station TX. 'It's kind of crazy but I am seeing it happen and ...
Daily Dish: Major Junior vs NCAA
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 2 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, 3 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, 4 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 • 2 weeks, 5 days 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, 2 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, 3 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 • 3 weeks, 4 days 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 ...
Nate Winans • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
For many, being a head coach is the epitome of a successful career. An opportunity to shape the minds and lives of young athletes offers a rewarding experience not many other professions can. At this time of year, coaches are working on ...
Daily Dish—Have arena, zamboni, and fans…Beaumont just needs a team
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 5 days 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 • 4 weeks 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., 0 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., 1 day 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., 2 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 ...
Monday Morning Update
Nate Winans • 1 mo., 3 days ago
Summer camps are ramping up and that can only mean one thing, ping pong tournaments and team bonding! This time of year is crucial to teams success as it's important to build team morale, create a positive team environment, ...
Daily Dish: Captain Crunch
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 3 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 ...
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