By Arch Ecker I’ve been bouncing around hockey rinks in the AWHL, NAHL, and BCHL since 1996. I’ve called games in 59 different rinks in that time, and when asked to name the bottom five, it’s a tougher task than you might think. Some of them may be lacking in some areas but they have … Continue reading The Five: Worst Rinks in Junior Hockey
By Michael Moore I hope all of you are progressing through your summer programs, well. It is hard to believe that it is August. It won’t be much longer and Junior Training Camps will begin. Right now, Main Camps are under way and it has been an impressive endeavor. Lots of great talent everywhere, working … Continue reading Beyond The Bench
By: Jennifer Tirillo Beginning August 9th, I am offering weekly virtual flexibility sessions for hockey players. I should also mention that it is FREE. There are (4) sessions offered; come to a few or attend all, but you must sign up to get the link. Share this offer with others! Who is this series designed for? Junior … Continue reading Pre-Season Virtual Training
Inspiration can be jet fuel for any young athlete and that’s especially true for junior hockey players. What's said by the coach to the boys between the second and third period is stuff of legends. This particular Ten list was printed back in 2018 by Minnesota Hockey. We hope you enjoy! Subscriber Content Hockey’s greatest … Continue reading Ten Best: Hockey Quotes for Junior Hockey Families
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 … Continue reading If I Were King: Dave Tyler Clone to Serve as USA Hockey Standards Czar
Teams from every sport have been led by captains since the dawn of games being played. The origins come straight from the battle fields where soldiers looked to officers for leadership and direction. As in war, not every officer is of the same quality and that’s certainly the case for the captains of junior hockey … Continue reading The Vault: Who’s the Captain?
The North American Hockey League’s Minnesota Wilderness are desperately trying to replace Dave Boitz as the team’s head coach, but the problem remains, Boitz is hell-bent on sticking around. While the organization and Boitz are facing numerous SafeSport investigations, it’s apparent that there’s little to no interest from any respectable coach that’s willing to work … Continue reading NAHL Wilderness a No-Go with Dave Boitz Around