NA3HL: Yellowstone Quake make second straight trip to Silver Cup round robin

By editor | March 28, 2017

It’s playoff time. It is the most exciting and also the most stressful time of the year for many hockey teams across America. By Joe Bertolami For the Yellowstone Quake, the NA3HL playoffs have been very successful so far. Last week, they closed out their first series with two big wins over the Bozeman Icedogs,…

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Western States Hockey League: Ogden Mustangs look to ‘play within our structure’ in playoffs

By editor | March 26, 2017

Ogden finished at the top of the Mountain Division standings in the regular season. After the first round of the playoffs, they look every bit like a contender for the Western States Hockey League’s Thorne Cup. By Brian Lester The Mustangs will face the Colorado Eagles in the Division championships. The position the Mustangs find…

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Philadelphia Revolution: 18U team wins Eastern Hockey League 19U Elite squad

By editor | March 23, 2017

For eight years, the Philadelphia Revolution have been able to prepare athletes for college and develop their skills, which encapsulates almost everything that junior hockey is about. By Joshua Boyd For the first time since the Revs were founded in 2009, a Revolution team held up a championship trophy. The Revolution won the Eastern Hockey…

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North American Hockey League: Lone Star Brahmas clinch South title, but still have much to accomplish

By editor | March 21, 2017

Marathon runners could identify with the Lone Star Brahmas. By Joshua Boyd Passing an early milestone, say, Mile 4 or 5, is all well and good. But there are still so many miles to go before you really achieve your goals. And no one’s going to carry you there. The Brahmas were able to clinch…

Seacoast Spartans join forces with U.S. Performance Academy online school

By editor | March 17, 2017

U.S. Performance Academy (USPA) is an accredited, private, online school created for athletes. The Seacoast Spartans are an elite AAA ice hockey program. The USPA and Spartans have partnered to provide elite players with the opportunity to develop their hockey skill sets while focusing on a strong academic curriculum. Located in Exeter, N.H., the Seacoast…

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USPHL Elite: Charlotte Rush celebrates first league title

By editor | March 15, 2017

Championship teams often refer to the special bond a group develops over the course of a championship season. By Jim Smith For the 2017 USPHL Elite Division champion Charlotte Rush, that bond began from the opening day during camp last August. “When we got here on Day 1, you could tell there was an instant…

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Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League: A Parade of Champions and MVPs

By editor | March 13, 2017

USPHL Premier: Islanders Hockey Club takes first league championship for Dineen Cup

By editor | March 13, 2017

With a shot from the left circle, Austin Lemieux’s third goal of the deciding game of the USPHL Championship was like thunder over the Junior Bruins’ parade. By Joshua Boyd Lemieux and the Islanders Hockey Club had their first Dineen Cup championship of their USPHL existence. After a 3-1 Game 1 win, the Islanders came…

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Junior Women’s Hockey League: North American Hockey Academy wins 2017 championship

By editor | March 11, 2017

It only seems fitting that the North American Hockey Academy’s 19U Winter Hawks won their seventh Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) playoff championship in the league’s landmark 10th season. By Joshua Boyd Fitting, in that hockey director and head coach Bill Driscoll was one of the league’s co-founders, working in concert with Kush Sidhu, a…

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Philadelphia Little Flyers: Core defensemen key to playoff success

By editor | March 8, 2017

It’s almost tournament time, of course, and Philadelphia Little Flyers head coach Rocky Russo knows that postseason play calls for a strong defensive front at all times. By Joshua Boyd “Championship teams always play great defense. That is no secret. It starts with our goaltenders [Sam] Kany and [Joseph] Giacobbo,” said Russo. “All seven of…

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EHL 19U Elite: Philadelphia Junior Flyers enter playoffs with high seed, high hopes

By editor | March 6, 2017

It was a constant battle for first place in the EHL 19U Elite’s South Division. By Joe Bertolami The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers and the Philadelphia Revolution, cross-town rivals, have both been the top teams all season long. The Philadelphia Revolution recently finished with the South Division title. The Junior Flyers and Revs each finished with…

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New England Women’s Junior Hockey League: Northern Cyclones win third straight championship

By editor | March 5, 2017

The Northern Cyclones did not have it quite so easy in the New England Women’s Junior Hockey League, not like the “old days.” By Joshua Boyd Those “old days” constitute just two prior seasons before this 2016-17 campaign, both that saw the Cyclones dominate the young league. They had just one loss in all of 2015-16,…

America’s Future: USPHL Transforms, Provides New Opportunities for Fifth Season in 2017-18

By admin | March 3, 2017

By Joshua Boyd Pop quiz: What do Jack Eichel, Charlie Coyle and Jimmy Vesey have in common? We’ll give you a hint, it’s the same thing they have in common with Ryan Donato, Robert Carpenter and Danny Tirone. Come to think of it, those six share the same thing in common with Brady Fleurent, Tommy Besinger and Ross Olsson. The first trio…

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Philadelphia Revolution: Junior teams preparing hard for EHL playoffs

By editor | March 2, 2017

The Philadelphia Revolution’s Eastern Hockey League teams are all focus, all energy, all determination. After all, it’s March and that means it’s just about playoff time in the EHL’s Premier and 19U Elite Divisions. The Revolution locked up fourth place in the Southern Conference, good for home ice advantage in the first round against the…

United States Hockey League: Sioux City Musketeers hope possession game leads to playoff berth soon

By editor | February 26, 2017

The Clark Cup playoffs that will settle the United States Hockey League bragging rights for 2016-17 are still two months away. Sioux City Musketeers head coach Jay Varady was not getting ahead of himself. By Joshua Boyd “There are still 14 games left [for the Musketeers] and no one in the league has clinched a playoff…

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Hartford Jr. Wolfpack: College commitment season is in full swing

By editor | February 24, 2017

With six players recently announcing their college commitments, the Hartford Jr. Wolfpack organization has accumulated a dozen such commitments during the 2016-17 season. By Jim Smith General manager/head coach Chris Cerrella has certainly helped the Wolfpack earn the reputation of providing an opportunity for players to develop and advance to the next level. The latest commitments…