Hartford Jr. Wolfpack,Chris Cerrella,Eastern Hockey League,EHL Premier,USA Junior Hockey

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…

Eastern Hockey League,EHL,Connecticut Jr. Nighthawks,USA Junior Hockey

Eastern Hockey League: Tough defense keeps Valley Jr. Warriors in division title hunt

By editor | February 22, 2017

The revolving door to the top of the Boston Division in the Eastern Hockey League has turned a lot this season. By Joshua Boyd The Valley Jr. Warriors (27-17-3) hope to stop it from spinning. With two games remaining in February, they held a lead – albeit a slim four-point lead – on the Division…

New England Women's Junior Hockey League,NEWJHL,Walpole Express,USA Junior Hockey

New England Women’s Junior Hockey League: Northern Cyclones aim for three-peat in 2017 playoffs

By editor | February 20, 2017

The old saying goes that “third time’s the charm.” That’s exactly what the Northern Cyclones are hoping for in this upcoming 2016-17 playoffs. By Brianne Oricchio As two-time consecutive champs, the Cyclones are no strangers to success. However, with the steady rise in competition this past year, the road to victory is now proving tougher…

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Officials’ Corner: Fireman or Firestarter? The importance of good communication skills

By editor | February 19, 2017

Possessing good communication skills is an art in itself. When difficult situations arise in the game, it is even more important to be clear on what you are trying to communicate to the coach and players in the game. In some cases, your words, facial expression or body language can be like striking a match…

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Jersey Shore Whalers: USPHL members revamp for 2017-18 season

By editor | February 16, 2017

The Jersey Shore Whalers, members of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), are proud to announce that the USP3 junior team will move up to the Premier Division for the 2017-2018 season. “We are very glad to be able to announce our acceptance in the Premier Division,” said Jay Lampiasi, President and General Manager…

Richmond Generals,United States Premier Hockey League,USPHL Elite,USP3,R.C. Lyke,Jersey Hitmen,Toby Harris,USA Junior Hockey

Richmond Generals: Organization signs affiliate agreement with Jersey Hitmen

By editor | February 15, 2017

A new day has arrived for the Richmond Generals. By Joshua Boyd The Generals will be working together with the New Jersey Hitmen’s upcoming USPHL National Collegiate Development Conference team. The organizations will be affiliates in developing players for NCAA hockey. “It is a great relationship to have that puts two programs together that have…

Western States Hockey League,WSHL,Ontario Avalanche,Rob O'Rourke,USA Junior Hockey

Western States Hockey League: Offensive power key to Ontario Avalanche’s success

By editor | February 13, 2017

Ontario Avalanche head coach Rob O’Rourke is pleased with the direction of his team. By Brian Lester Third in the Western Division of the Western States Hockey League with a 25-15-1 record, the Avalanche are living up to the expectations they had when the season began. “We’re turning into the team we want to be,”…

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USPHL Elite Spotlight: Islanders Hockey Club

By editor | February 11, 2017

Bring on the playoffs. That’s the message around the Islanders Hockey Club’s USPHL Elite team. By Joshua Boyd The regular season has gone nearly perfect, with the Islanders losing just two games in regulation during this 2016-17 season, the first Islanders season coached by Tim Kyrkostas. Kyrkostas is no spring chicken in the USPHL Elite.…

International Developmental Hockey League,IDHL,USA Junior Hockey

Introducing the International Developmental Hockey League for players ages 20-23

By editor | February 9, 2017

The International Developmental Hockey League (IDHL) is pleased to announce the formation of a new league that will give new opportunities to players 20-23 starting in the 2017-18 season. The IDHL is a senior hockey league which will begin its’ inaugural season in October 2017. There will be teams in the Northeastern U.S., as well…

Eastern Hockey League,EHL,Connecticut Jr. Nighthawks,USA Junior Hockey

Eastern Hockey League: Connecticut Nighthawks’ Schoen excited to move on to SUNY-Geneseo

By editor | February 8, 2017

The Connecticut Nighthawks are getting a very good reputation, in just their second year of existence, for producing college-ready goalies. By Joshua Boyd In their inaugural Eastern Hockey League season of 2015-16, the first-ever college commitment for the Nighthawks was goalie Jordan Bustard. As a freshman at UMass-Boston, Bustard played in 16 games through Feb. 7.…

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

East Coast Wizards: Eastern Hockey League team provides professional environment

By editor | February 6, 2017

When players make the jump to junior hockey, they do so knowing that this is the path they want to take. By Neil Ravin They also know this step will ultimately lead them to the next level. It’s the players in the Eastern Hockey League that control what happens inside the glass. It’s the teams…

Made in the NAHL: Thanks to 1,000 commitments in the last five years, NAHL is destination for junior hockey players wanting to earn NCAA commitment

By admin | February 4, 2017

By Alex Kyrias Now in its 41st season as a successful junior hockey league in the United States, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) continues to raise the bar and redefine success. If a player’s goal is to play NCAA hockey and beyond, the NAHL has proven to be one of the best places to accomplish those goals. Each season sets a new…

Northern Cyclones,USPHL,NCDC,EHL,USA Junior Hockey

Northern Cyclones: Premier junior organization provides the right tools for development

By editor | February 2, 2017

For the 2017-2018 season, the Northern Cyclones’ Premier and Elite teams will be moving to the United States Premier Hockey League. By Kelsey Lynch In addition, the Cyclones are excited to be one of 11 organizations accepted into the USPHL’s tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference. The Northern Cyclones are raising the bar for all development…

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

Connecticut Oilers: How the Oilers view recruiting players

By editor | January 30, 2017

How do the Connecticut Oilers obtain the information they need to find the next Oilers hockey player? The Oilers look at their recruitment process and make the best possible assessment of the players they choose to recruit for the organization at all levels. “We ask ourselves: What methods can we use to get the information…

USPHL Premier,USA Junior Hockey

USPHL 16U: Rochester Jr. Monarchs looking to spread word of upward mobility

By editor | January 29, 2017

By Jim Smith The Rochester Monarchs’ 16U head coach Jamie Bird knows that in order to build a solid program, that program needs to have continuity. It needs to create a number of opportunities for players to develop at various levels. Bird and his Rochester colleagues are well on their way to building such a…

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

New England Hockey Club: Team celebrates first JWHL victory in Minnesota

By editor | January 27, 2017

By Joshua Boyd The New England Hockey Club saved the game puck from their first game of the day on Jan. 21, 2017, for sure. That date saw the NEHC’s very first Junior Women’s Hockey League victory, as they defeated the Boston Shamrocks, 3-2. “We were up 3-0 until the last few minutes, and they…