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 […]
Read More The Five: Mistakes Incoming NCAA Student Athletes Often Make
Wow. Just when we think that hockey’s on-ice official problems could not get any worse, we experience a number of different fiascos across the spectrum of the game. From mites to the National Hockey League, the problem is just getting worse, and the absolute integrity of the game is at risk.
Read More Top Ten: Burning Questions for Hockey’s On-Ice Officials
By Martin Unger Over 25 years ago I began a career of coaching basketball at the NCAA level. When I first started my coaching career I was caught up in the wins and losses and the moving up in the professional world of how to get the next or better job. I was so young […]
Read More RETIRED NCAA D1 BASKETBALL COACH EXCITED ABOUT JOINING VICTORIOUS HOCKEY
If I were the king of junior hockey, one of the first orders of business would be to clone the character and principles of former USA Hockey board of director Dave Tyler into a newly created position of standards enforcement czar. If Tyler was running the show today, guys like Dave Boitz, Tony DeSilva, and […]
Read More If I Were King: Dave Tyler Clone to Serve as USA Hockey Standards Czar
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 hockey house, on the team bus, and likely just about anywhere else the […]
Read More WANT THE HOCKEY CAREER TO GO UP IN SMOKE?
By Michael Moore Something amazing happened last night. As I sat on my couch wrestling a ball away from my dog (Playing with dad and watching hockey are his favorites), the lowest seeded team in the NHL’s Eastern Conference swept the top seed. Every game was close. Every game was a battle. Every game was […]
Read More BEHIND THE BENCH: PANTHERS BRINGING ‘KILLER INSTINCT’
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. […]
Read More Ten Best: Things Freshman College Players Should Know