THE VAULT: The Billet Family

Billeting a hockey player is an exciting and rewarding experience. When a family makes the choice to welcome a young athlete into their home, or more importantly, into their family, they have the opportunity to establish a wonderful friendship, while making a difference in the player’s life. Billet families learn first-hand about the different lifestyle […]

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If I Were King: Programs That Ignore Illegal Substance Use Should be Eliminated

If I Were King we would instantly address USA Hockey’s need to implement a stricter alcohol and substance abuse policy. Aside from several serious issues over the last ten years, junior hockey has developed a party reputation that is hindering the development of an entire cross-section of prospects. In the last 24 hours, we have […]

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The North American Hockey League is all but set to move into the Division Finals with seven of the eight First Round matchups decided in three-game sweeps.   Is there any surprise that the only matchup that’s undecided is the South Division’s civil war between Lone Star and Shreveport?


Improper Financial Benefit? Hogwash

Pay-to-play junior hockey programs have all but criminalized the practice of allowing some players to play for free on the back of others that are paying the full fee. The practice is perceived to have a negative impact on a player’s eligibility to participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association programs. Unlike other clear violations of […]

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