Peoria Mustangs,NA3HL,Dave Karpa,USA Junior Hockey

Peoria Mustangs: Balanced scoring keeps NA3HL squad on winning side

By editor | October 19, 2017

Peoria owns a winning record through its first 10 games. The Mustangs are 6-4 going into a road trip to face the Dayton Falcons over the Oct. 21-22 weekend. First-year head coach Steve Ortman is pleased with the way his team played through mid-October. By Brian Lester   “We’re a different team than we were at the…

New England Wolves,Eastern Hockey League,EHL,Bill Zaniboni,USA Junior Hockey

Eastern Hockey League: Young New England Wolves making howls heard

By editor | October 17, 2017

With players ranging all eligible birth years for junior hockey this year – from 1997 on to 2001 – the 2017 New England Wolves are beginning to make noise in the Eastern Hockey League. By Joshua Boyd By mid-October, their record of 3-7-1 might not have scared too many opponents, but a step in the…

Richmond Generals,USA Junior Hockey

Richmond Generals: Elite squad looking strong, thanks to young talent

By editor | October 15, 2017

The Richmond Generals were staying on the successful side of things with a 6-4 record early on in the USPHL Elite Division. By Joshua Boyd The Generals were powered early on up front by ’99’s Dylan Brink and Ian Hofmann. They posted nine and seven points, respectively, through their first six contests. “Dylan is a big…

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Philadelphia Little Flyers breed victorious culture amidst player-specific development

By editor | October 12, 2017

When you join the Philadelphia Little Flyers, you aren’t just joining a team. You join an organization where winning is part of the everyday structure, where giving your best is both expected and bolstered. By Joshua Boyd “Winning is expected. We’ve made it to the EHL Finals the last two years, and we’re always striving…

The Doorway In: USPHL Premier, Elite Leagues give fine introduction to junior hockey

By editor | October 10, 2017

On any given weekend, pucks will drop in Chicago, in Palm Beach, in Boston and in Eugene, Ore. These games will all count towards the standings for the USPHL Premier and USPHL Elite leagues. By Joshua Boyd A truly nationwide junior circuit, the two developmental junior leagues are working to prepare players for many possibilities.…

National Collegiate Development Conference Fires Up: New Tuition-Free USPHL Division Hits Ice for Inaugural Season

By admin | October 7, 2017

By Joshua Boyd Buses pulling up, buses pulling away. The central corridor between several dressing rooms a bustle of players, coaches, equipment bags and sticks. Scouts from levels ranging from the NHL to all NCAA divisions to Canadian major junior teams watching games intently, pens and notebooks in hand. This was the scene at the 2017 edition of the Boston Junior Bruins Shootout…

USPHL Midget Divisions give young players first shot at national spotlight

By editor | October 4, 2017

Oh, to be 16 and have NCAA Division 1 teams tracking you. By Joshua Boyd It can be a lot of pressure, but the programs and coaches of the USPHL Midget Divisions have proven themselves with poignant guidance of 15-through 18-year-old players that have come through their systems. The USPHL is very proud to have…

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NEWJHL No More: Introducing The Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference

By editor | October 2, 2017

Change is hard to come by. It is never easy and it is not always forgiving. However, the Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference (EWHC) would say otherwise. By Kelsey Hagan The league, having undergone complete rebranding this past spring, believed that change was necessary to achieve what the league originally sought out to do: develop female hockey…

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Western States Hockey League: Cheyenne Stampede gets right to work on details

By editor | September 30, 2017

The Cheyenne Stampede are in a bit of an interesting situation at the moment. By Brian Lester Joe Liquori took over as the interim head coach in mid-September, as Joe Pflegor had to leave temporarily. He is expected to return at an undetermined date. “It’s a tough position to be in but the kids have…

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Empire builders: Binghamton Jr. Senators put together first class organization

By editor | September 29, 2017

Chris Laganiére got a chance to see the first Binghamton Jr. Senators team more than a decade ago, but just missed his opportunity to play for that squad. By Joshua Boyd His father, Pierre, coached that team, and now it’s running in the family. Chris Laganière is the Head Coach of the current incarnation of…

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Atlanta Jr. Knights: Coach’s message to players – ‘Keep your head!’

By editor | September 25, 2017

If numbers can sometimes tell a story, there were five Atlanta Jr. Knights players with more than 20 penalty minutes thus far – after just six games. By Joshua Boyd It was a serious issue that Knights head coach Kevin St. Jacques was working hard to correct, as his team started out 1-5 in its…

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Eastern Hockey League: Philadelphia Revolution get off to fiery 4-0 start

By editor | September 22, 2017

Last year, the Eastern Hockey League’s Mid-Atlantic Division was ironclad from top to bottom, from the Philadelphia Little Flyers (winners of 33 in a row) and the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (eventual playoff champions) to the Philadelphia Revolution all giving no love to opponents from the City of Brotherly Love. By Joshua Boyd The New Jersey Rockets…

Titans work hard, play hard to build new team

By admin | September 19, 2017

By Steve Stein Competition and camaraderie are the main focuses of the New Jersey Titans’ preseason camp as they prepare for the North American Hockey League season. “We make it clear to our players from Day 1 of the camp that they’re competing for a limited number of spots on the team,” said Titans head…

Spartan existence: Seacoast organization bands youth, college prep teams under Spartan name

By admin | September 15, 2017

By Joshua Boyd From a player’s first faceoff as a Mite to his last game before college, a hockey player can wear one logo. The former Seacoast College Prep is now Seacoast Spartans Prep, offering players from under 14 to 19 years old opportunities to progress through the ranks with one organization. After playing for…

Lopatin returns to light lamps at Premier level

By admin | September 15, 2017

By Joshua Boyd From Russia with love – and lots and lots of goals. That’s Nikita Lopatin’s story. The ’99 forward has a knack for matching his goals and assists thus far. Last year, for the Eels, he posted 26 goals and 26 assists for 52 points. Prior to that, he posted 42 goals and…

Nordiques power up with more exciting signings

By admin | September 12, 2017

By Joshua Boyd September has arrived. Apples are being harvested, the air is getting a little cooler and the Lewiston-Auburn Nordiques are on the ice, getting ready for the 2017-18 hockey season. “On the first of September, players will be coming in, and we’ll hit the ice on the 4th,” said Nordiques head coach Cameron…