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Daily Dish: Is It Time To Reconsider 3HL Drafts and Tenders? -
Stephen Heisler • 18 hrs. ago
With so many other options to consider, why does the North American 3 Hockey League continue to utilize a draft and/or tender agreements to lock players into teams? I can't stand either system and here is why. Drafts We live in ...
JuniorHockey.com's New Weekly Award Honoring Youth Hockey Players -
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 day, 0 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 ...
Behind the Bench, October 21st
Michael Moore • 1 day, 19 hrs. ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: ONE THING
People's Choice of the Week
Michael Moore • 2 days, 1 hr. ago
Mason Pickering is JuniorHockey.com's YOUTH HOCKEY Player of the Week
The Organization: Alexandria Top Willmar in a Thriller, Norsemen Idle -
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 3 days, 1 hr. ago
Willmar Drop Two on the Road Willmar arrived back into Alexandria, MN with hopes of another victory. After two thrilling periods and a tie score of 2-2, Willmar just could not hang on in the 3rd. The Warhawks jumped out ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Is it Time for the Zero-Tolerance Alcohol Policy? -
Stephen Heisler • 3 days, 18 hrs. 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 • 4 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 • 6 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 ...
Behind the Bench, October 14th
Michael Moore • 1 week, 2 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: THE BEST LEADERS ARE INSATIABLE LEARNERS
The Organization: Blizzard Lose Opener In OT to Willmar, Norsemen Fall
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 1 week, 3 days ago
The Alexandria Blizzard opened the weekend with their third straight road game and second in a row at New Ulm. The Steel were seemingly in control of this one up 3-1 until about the 8:00 minute mark of the 3rd period. That's when ...
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 • 1 week, 7 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, 1 day 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 ...
Behind the Bench, October 7th
Michael Moore • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: SPECIAL EDITION
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 ...
The Organization: Blizzard & Warhawks Begin the Season
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Alexandria Blizzard Opens with Split on the Road The Alexandria Blizzard opened their '20-'21 season this weekend with two games on the road. Friday night the Blizzard suffered a tough 9-1 loss to North Iowa. Alex Heidenreich gave ...
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 • 2 weeks, 7 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: Realities of College Commitments -
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Junior hockey programs have a way of treating college commitments like a badge of honor to influence the decision process of younger prospective hockey players. The truth about college commitments is very simple. Anything thing ...
Catch a Preview of All the Blizzard Organization Action Here -
JuniorHockey.com Staff • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
The Blizzard Organization, comprised of two NA3HL teams, the Alexandria Blizzard, and the Willmar Warhawks and in the NAHL the newly rebranded St. Cloud Norsemen hit the ice Friday October 2nd and October 9th respectively to begin ...
Behind the Bench, September 30th
Michael Moore • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
The VICTORIOUS HOCKEY COMPANY's Weekly Newsletter: LEAD WITH POISE, NOT NOISE
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 • 3 weeks, 7 days 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 ...
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