Connecticut Nighthawks,Jason Olson,Kyle Richards,USPHL Premier,USA Junior Hockey

Connecticut Nighthawks: Olson, Richards lead organization into new era

By editor | May 22, 2017

Great teamwork is the key to any successful organization. The Connecticut Nighthawks are creating a model that will expect great teamwork at the management level as well as on the ice next season. By Jim Smith Jason Olson and Kyle Richards will work together after the duo was named co-general managers and associate coaches of…

Western States Hockey League,WSHL,San Diego Sabers,Tomas Kapusta,USA Junior Hockey

Western States Hockey League: Kapusta ushers San Diego Sabers into new era

By editor | May 20, 2017

Tomas Kapusta is thrilled about his decision to purchase the San Diego Sabers, one of the longest standing franchises in the Western States Hockey League. By Joshua Boyd The franchise has been in the league since 2002 and Kapusta is looking forward to using the team to help spark further growth of the sport in…

East Coast Wizards,Eastern Hockey League,EHL Premier,Freddy Meyer,USA Junior Hockey

East Coast Wizards: Select players set to return for second seasons

By editor | May 18, 2017

In a perfect junior hockey world, each player would “lace ‘em up” for one season and then take off for college hockey the following year. By Neil Ravin It’s just not that easy when it comes to hockey. The battle starts with the number of roster spots, then the fight for ice time, and so…

North American Hockey League: Robertson Cup champ Lone Star Brahmas epitomized team dynamic

By editor | May 17, 2017

Lone Star Brahmas coach Dan Wildfong and all of the Brahmas players, staff, billet families and fans will get in all the celebrating they can this week. By Joshua Boyd Parties and celebrations at the home NYTEX Sports Centre in Richland Hills, Texas, and at local restaurant Zuroma were on the docket for the Brahmas…

Total Athletics Seahawks,Eastern Hockey League,EHL,Bill Zaniboni,USA Junior Hockey

Eastern Hockey League: Total Athletics Seahawks prepare for 2017-18 debut

By editor | May 15, 2017

It’s a long road to the start of the 2017-18 Eastern Hockey League season, but the Total Athletics Seahawks are chomping at the bit to get going. By Joshua Boyd Head coach Bill Zaniboni has joined the Hyannis, Mass.-based organization as its head coach. The Seahawks hope he can continue his winning tradition, as he…

Hartford Jr. Wolfpack,Mike Tenney,USPHL,USA Junior Hockey

Hartford Jr. Wolfpack: Taking a measured team-building approach for 2017-18

By editor | May 12, 2017

The Hartford Jr. Wolfpack have a tradition of successfully providing collegiate hockey playing opportunities for their players. With that, they are often in a position to rebuild their roster and this year is no exception. By Jim Smith With 18 players from the 2016-17 program making college commitments, new general manager and head coach Mike…

United States Hockey League,USHL,Clark Cup,Chicago Steel,USA Junior Hockey

United States Hockey League: Chicago Steel set for face-off with Sioux City for Clark Cup

By editor | May 10, 2017

Hockey is a team game and successful organizations seem to be able to maximize the concept of teamwork during postseason playoff runs. By Jim Smith Clark Cup Finalist Chicago Steel is a prime example. This is the first time the Steel have advanced to the USHL final series. “I see a group of guys that…

South Shore Kings,USPHL Premier,Scott Harlow,USA Junior Hockey

South Shore Kings: Rook back to Kings, checkmate for NCDC squad

By editor | May 8, 2017

South Shore Kings head coach John Gurskis knows that his team will pick up players that will make the first-year National Collegiate Development Conference team one to fear. By Joshua Boyd However, with the uncertainty of who’s going to be available when, he can rest easy that some top talents that played for the Kings’…

Connecticut RoughRiders,Eric Lind,Eastern Hockey League,EHL,USA Junior Hockey

Connecticut RoughRiders: Connecticut happy to join big, happy RoughRiders family

By editor | May 6, 2017

Eric Lind can remember when he first met Cedar Rapids RoughRiders owner Tony Sdao, roughly 10 years ago. By Joshua Boyd “His son [Michael Sdao] was the captain for Princeton, and I was coaching at Yale, and that’s where we established our relationship,” said Lind, general manager and head coach of the Connecticut RoughRiders. “That…

Follow the Sun: Florida Eels Provide Pathway to College Hockey

By admin | May 4, 2017

By Joshua Boyd When a hockey player becomes a Florida Eel, they’d better be ready to work. The Eels, located in Fort Myers, Fla., have designed a program that general manager Frank Scarpaci modeled after NCAA Division 1 programs in terms of hours and structure. The results of this work have seen nearly 200 Eels alumni from different levels of the organization…

United States Premier Hockey League,USPHL,National Collegiate Development Conference,NCDC,USA Junior Hockey

USPHL’s National Collegiate Development Conference Allows Teams to Build Prospect Pools In-House

By editor | May 3, 2017

Life is good if you’re a hockey player suiting up for the New Jersey Hitmen 18U Midget team, or for the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders’ 16U squad. You already have the inside track on a future with those organizations’ top teams in the National Collegiate Development Conference. By Joshua Boyd The United States Premier Hockey League,…

NAHL,Corpus Christi IceRays,USA Junior Hockey

North American Hockey League: Corpus Christi IceRays hope to represent South Division at Robertson Cup finals

By editor | April 28, 2017

This past playoff weekend was anybody’s win between the first-year Shreveport Mudbugs and the Corpus Christi IceRays. By Brianne Oricchio The closely-ranked Shreveport Mudbugs (sixth overall) and Corpus Christi IceRays (seventh overall) battled it out in the first round of the North American Hockey League playoffs. In a bit of an upset, a la this year’s…

United States Hockey League,USHL,USA Junior Hockey

United States Hockey League: Waterloo Black Hawks set for Western Conference finals after 3-0 semifinals win

By editor | April 27, 2017

The Waterloo Black Hawks won their first round series in the United States Hockey League playoffs by a 3-0 series score, ousting the Fargo Force. By Joshua Boyd However, they definitely didn’t cruise through the series – it was more like a demolition derby. “We were fortunate to win. The games were tight. We came…

Eugene Binda,Officials Corner,USA Junior Hockey

Officials’ Corner: Sign Up Now for Summer Officiating Camps

By editor | April 25, 2017

Your season is over. You ask yourself “What could I have done differently to achieve my goals?” whether those goals be working a higher level of hockey or working a playoff game. By Eugene Binda Officials are just as competitive as players. We all strive to be better. However, with the amount of games being played,…

New England Hockey Club,Junior Women's Hockey League,JWHL,USA Junior Hockey

New England Hockey Club: Goal-scorer Lorenzo commits to Norwich University

By editor | April 22, 2017

Nicole Lorenzo wants to play in the best college hockey situation she can find. By Joshua Boyd Why not play for one of the perennial favorites to win a NCAA Division 3 National Championship? Norwich University has been in the NCAA Frozen Four in six of its 11 years of existence as a NCAA program…

Western States Hockey League: Wichita Jr. Thunder captures Thorne Cup title

By editor | April 19, 2017

Some have said the Wichita Jr. Thunder’s run to the Thorne Cup championship was more surprising than it was expected. By Brian Lester Head coach Rob Weingartner doesn’t agree. He talked about that after his team held off two-time champion Idaho 4-3 in an intense and thrilling final of the Thorne Cup playoffs. “A lot…