Now that all the game one jitters are behind us, what can we expect from the semi-final series’ today? Look for a dramatic increase of intensity as two teams realize this morning that this could easily be the last game of the year if they can’t carve out a positive result. Subscriber Content As … Continue reading Robertson Cup Semi-Finals: Anchorage & New Mexico take Game Ones
After the recent news, regarding the Eastern Hockey League’s departure from USA Hockey, I cannot help but wonder what is the next shoe about to fall? One of the most glaring problems, the game’s national governing body here in the United States faces, Is the high likelihood that the formation of new independent youth leagues … Continue reading USA Hockey’s House of Cards About to Crumble?
Numerous sources are reporting that the Eastern Hockey League has decided to move outside the sanctioning body of USA Hockey for the 2022-23 season and beyond. The bold move leaves only the United States Hockey League (Tier I), North American Hockey League (Tier II), and North American 3 Hockey League (Tier III) as the only … Continue reading Eastern Hockey League Leaves USA Hockey
People that allow the wolves to guard the chicken house should never be surprised to discover a few missing cluckers. That’s essentially how I feel about the refund policies of pay-to-play junior leagues. What I have to say next may cause some laughter, but under the current system, is entirely possible. Subscriber Content THE COLD … Continue reading If I Were King: Stop the Cold Play
“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – Winston Churchhill About a dozen years ago, the owner of the North American Hockey League team in Albert Lea got caught up in a pay-to-play scandal that shook the foundation of the league. Fast forward to 2021 and similar questions are mounting in … Continue reading The Vault: Cruthers’ Cashes In From False NAHL Ownership Claims
Individual records are nice to get, but before the season starts, you want to play to win the Stanley Cup! - Guy Lafleur There has to be a sense of accomplishment just getting to the Robertson Cup Finals. All four teams travel to Minnesota this week to celebrate their divisional accomplishments while trying to remember … Continue reading NAHL Robertson Cup Finals: Semi-Finals Preview & Prediction
“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 the 100th selection and later would be much better off at another level,” I added. “Why is that? My … Continue reading The Vault: Major Decisions