NEWS ARCHIVES

NHL Draft Profiles: Petruzzelli’s year looks to get even better on NHL Draft weekend

By editor | June 22, 2017

For Keith Petruzzelli, 2017 has been an outstanding year. By Joe Bertolami The Wilbraham, Mass., native has had tremendous success, winning a significant amount of accolades, including being named USA Hockey’s Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year. In just his first season in the United States Hockey League, Petruzzelli dominated the league with his play,…

The USAJuniorHockey.com Guide to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

By editor | June 22, 2017

Below are all of the players ranked among North American Skaters and Goalies by the Central Scouting Service that have played in U.S. junior leagues. If a year is not mentioned for a player, that means they’ve only played in that league in 2016-17. Where “NTDP U17/18” is listed, that player has played all or…

Tomas Vomacka,2017 NHL Draft,USA Junior Hockey

NHL Draft Profiles: NAHL All-Rookie goalie Tomáš Vomáčka sets sights on future

By editor | June 19, 2017

It might have been his first year playing in the United States, but newcomer Tomáš Vomáčka of the Corpus Christi IceRays certainly wasted no time taking the North American Hockey League by storm. By Brianne Oricchio The ’99 goalie from the Czech Republic had a .923 save percentage for the 2016-17 regular season. He also…

Announcing the Launch of the Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference

By editor | June 15, 2017

NHL Draft Profiles: From international Gold to NHL Draft, Norris looks ahead to promising future

By editor | June 12, 2017

The NHL Draft is quickly approaching, and in two short weeks, lots of young skaters will be eagerly waiting to hear their name called at the United Center in Chicago. By Brianne Oricchio Among these skaters is forward Josh Norris of the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 Team. He is predicted by The Hockey…

The North American Hockey League: The League of Opportunity and USA Junior Hockey’s Tier II Junior League

By admin | June 8, 2017

The Lone Star Brahmas of North Richland Hills, Texas. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs of Alaska. The Minnesota Wilderness of Cloquet, Minnesota. To the untrained eye, it might be hard to see what these geographically separated teams might have in common. All that eye has to do is look on the Chuck Robertson Cup to see that…

New USPHL teams excited about future in NCDC, Premier Divisions

By editor | June 6, 2017

The United States Premier Hockey League is getting an influx of talent for the 2017-18 season. By Joshua Boyd  That extends beyond what the National Collegiate Development Conference teams got in the May 17 Entry Draft, and it extends beyond other players who will sign over the remainder of the spring and summer for the…

Scott Reedy,USA Hockey NTDP,2017 NHL Draft

NHL Draft Profiles: Playmaker Reedy a potential stealer pick in middle rounds

By editor | June 4, 2017

The 2017 NHL Draft is quickly approaching, and for Prior Lake, Minn., native Scott Reedy, it presents an amazing opportunity. By Joe Bertolami The 6-foot-1-inch, 203-pound power forward posted 22 goals and 20 assists in 60 games this past season with the U.S. National Team Development Program. For the Draft, Reedy is ranked 40th among…

Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League,EJEPL,Hockey America Tournament,USA Junior Hockey

Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League: Hockey America Spring Tournament a success for third year

By editor | May 31, 2017

The Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League / Hockey America third annual Spring Tournament took place at Aston (Pa.) IceWorks over Mother’s Day weekend. Thirty teams competed in the 10-12-14-16-18U levels. “Aston IceWorks is a great venue for EJEPL events. The staff at the rink is first class and we use the facility four weekends during…

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

United States Hockey League: Chicago Steel celebrate first Clark Cup in franchise history

By editor | May 29, 2017

Chicago Steel right wing Tyler Gratton earned a single point in his 2017 Clark Cup playoff games. That solitary point was the goal heard around the United States Hockey League (USHL). By Jim Smith Gratton netted the game-winning and series-deciding goal for Chicago when the Steel defeated the Sioux City Musketeers 2-1 in an overtime-thriller…

We are free because they served. Happy Memorial Day.

By admin | May 29, 2017

Thank you to all of our U.S. servicemen and servicewomen, both the fallen heroes and the living heroes.

Lightning Hockey Club strikes down in Delaware, joins USPHL Premier

By editor | May 25, 2017

Delaware may be the second smallest state in the United States, but its newest junior hockey team is thinking big. By Joshua Boyd Delaware Hockey, LLC purchased the USPHL Premier franchise formerly held by the Philadelphia Flyers junior club. The Lightning Hockey Club set up home base at the Centre Ice Rink at the Delaware…

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…