The Five: Mistakes Incoming NCAA Student Athletes Often Make

First, nobody is perfect. As players start to make the transition from the youth and junior levels of play to college hockey, it’s very important to avoid mistakes that could easily cost any prospective student athlete an opportunity. Today’s Five is our second such article on the subject. This one is short and to the … Continue reading The Five: Mistakes Incoming NCAA Student Athletes Often Make

Ten Best: Things Freshman College Players Should Know

There's not a freshmen college hockey player on the planet that knows it all before stepping into the room for the first time. Mistakes are made by just about everyone and that includes rookie head coaches. Today's Ten topic will give players transitioning into the college game a bit of insight from a coach's perspective. … Continue reading Ten Best: Things Freshman College Players Should Know

The Vault: Live, Play, Develop and Be Victorious

Victorious is more than just any word and it means many things to many people. So before we get too deep into this thought, let’s see what the old dictionary has to say about the word. vic·to·ri·ous/vikˈtôrÄ“É™s/adjective adjective: victorious having won a victory; triumphant.“ a victorious army ”synonyms: triumphant, conquering, vanquishing, winning, champion, successful, top, … Continue reading The Vault: Live, Play, Develop and Be Victorious

The Ten: Most Pressing Issues for USA Hockey’s Winter Meetings

USA Hockey’s Winter Meetings are going on this week here in Orlando (the COVID positive me is off the guest list) and the governing body of the sport is taking in water from many holes. The issues are many and that’s the focus of today’s Ten article. Subscriber Content 1. Raising fees for adult hockey … Continue reading The Ten: Most Pressing Issues for USA Hockey’s Winter Meetings

Ice Dogs Rob Proffitt’s Pants Are on Fire

While announcing the change of guard at the head coaching position, Fairbanks Ice Dogs (North American Hockey League) General Manager Rob Proffitt tried to ignore the fact that new bench boss, Dave Allison, was leaving the bench of Allison’s hometown Canadian Junior “A” hockey club for the job in Alaska. Simply said, the press release … Continue reading Ice Dogs Rob Proffitt’s Pants Are on Fire