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

Hartford Jr. Wolfpack: College scouting begins early for USPHL squad

By editor | August 15, 2017

With less than a month before 2017-2018 season training camps open, Hartford Jr. Wolfpack first year general manager and head coach Mike Tenney is more than ready to hit the ice with his squad. By Jim Smith “It’s a hard time of the year to be patient, let’s put it that way,” chuckled Tenney during a…

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

Connecticut Nighthawks: Tryder takes on coaching, management duties

By editor | August 12, 2017

The Connecticut Nighthawks have added an experienced coach and general manager to lead their program for the 2017-18 season. By Jim Smith Former Plymouth State University and New England Wolves head coach Brett Tryder will guide the Nighthawks as they enter their initial season in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) this fall. Tryder…

Vermont Lumberjacks,Eastern Hockey League,EHL,Doc Delcastillo,USA Junior Hockey

Vermont Lumberjacks: Roth offers two-way skills to college squads

By editor | August 10, 2017

Max Roth is halfway to where he wants to be, as he makes his final push to become a college hockey player. By Steve Stein The 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound defenseman will be returning for his second season with the Vermont Lumberjacks of the Eastern Hockey League. This will be his final year of junior hockey eligibility.…

Jersey Shore Whalers,United States Premier Hockey League,USPHL Premier,Jay Lampiasi,USA Junior Hockey

Jersey Shore Whalers: USPHL teams running out of pens in signing flurry

By editor | August 9, 2017

The Jersey Shore Whalers have stayed busy throughout the summer, signing several players – and hiring coaches – for all of their USPHL teams this year. By Joshua Boyd Tre’ White joins the USPHL Premier Whalers from Columbia, Md. The ’97 forward spent the last two seasons with the Islanders Hockey Club’s former USP3 team, also…

Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy,Adam McNabney,USA Junior Hockey

Academy Days: Boston Shamrocks offer full-season 18U boys hockey in educational setting

By editor | August 7, 2017

Putting down the hockey stick and picking up the textbooks. It’s the life of a college hockey player – but you can say the same for the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy players. By Joshua Boyd Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy offers boys 18-and-under AAA full-season hockey in conjunction with a private Catholic high school education in…

Bring on the Season: Shamrocks reinvigorated with new team, staff, and attitude

By admin | August 4, 2017

By James Murphy The Boston Shamrocks are preparing for the 2017-18 season with a new Director Of Hockey Operations at the helm of their Under-19 and Under-16 women’s teams. Kingston, Ont., native Sean Fisher was recently brought in from the University of Manitoba. He and his coaching staff of Molly Corl, Abby Gauthier and Samantha Pion have instantly gelled. They are united in helping…

Seacoast College Prep sets up challenging, diverse schedule for new season

By editor | August 3, 2017

It is early August, but Seacoast College Prep head coach Nick Therrien can tell you where he’ll be on any given weekend next January. By Joshua Boyd One of Therrien’s earliest responsibilities as the new head coach of the college prep squad with the Seacoast organization was setting up the 2017-18 schedule. He has helped…

Minnesota Blue Ox,USPHL,Bruce Boudreau,USA Junior Hockey

NHL coach, Minnesota Blue Ox owner sees value in USPHL mission

By editor | July 31, 2017

The legend tells that the footprints made by Paul Bunyan and Babe The Blue Ox were so large, they filled with water and became Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. By Joshua Boyd Similarly, the first-year USPHL team, the Minnesota Blue Ox, have gargantuan plans in mind to serve the youth of Minnesota and beyond. Helping guide this…

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

Western States Hockey League: Warriors Sound off about first WSHL season

By editor | July 30, 2017

Tyler Smith is excited about the new opportunity in front of him as a head coach in the Western States Hockey League. By Brian Lester Smith will be at the helm of the West Sound Warriors, an expansion team out of Washington state. Smith coached with the Butte Cobras last year. “Things have been going…

Philadelphia Little Flyers,Eastern Hockey League,EHL Premier,USA Junior Hockey

Philadelphia Little Flyers: Players pushing for Amarillo Bulls roster spots

By editor | July 29, 2017

One promotion from the Philadelphia Little Flyers to the Amarillo Bulls (North American Hockey League) may beget a handful more. By Joshua Boyd This past spring, former Little Flyers head coach Rocky Russo was named head coach of the Bulls. In his four years, Russo helped the Little Flyers win three straight regular season championships,…

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights,Eastern Hockey League,EHL,Bill Zaniboni,USA Junior Hockey

Eastern Hockey League: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights return, with direct ties to NAHL program

By editor | July 26, 2017

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights may be new to the Eastern Hockey League, but they are not strangers. By Joshua Boyd The Knights were part of the EHL from 2013-15, before the organization focused its junior efforts on its new North American Hockey League team for its inaugural 2015-16 season as a Tier-2 squad. The NAHL Knights…

Eugene Binda,Officials Corner,USA Junior Hockey

Officials Corner: Massachusetts announces seminar dates for 2017-18

By editor | July 25, 2017

As the Voice Of Boston University and just about any other hockey arena in the east, Jim Prior would start the game with “Ladies and gentlemen, the teams are ready so let’s play hockey.” August is the start of the officiating registration period and with the amount of hockey being played now in the U.S.A.,…

Peoria Mustangs,NA3HL,Dave Karpa,USA Junior Hockey

Peoria Mustangs: NA3HL junior squad welcomes back Coach Steve Ortman

By editor | July 22, 2017

The Peoria Mustangs have a new head coach, and it’s someone who is familiar with the team. By Brian Lester Steve Ortman was named to the position July 12 and returns to the position he held during the 2013-14 season, when the Mustangs won the NA3HL Midwest Division championship. “The opportunity came up to hop…

Connecticut Oilers,Eastern Hockey League,EHL

Connecticut Oilers: Finding strong talent for 2017-18 in their backyard

By editor | July 20, 2017

The Connecticut Oilers are moving sleekly through the summer, signing talent from both right in Connecticut, beyond and even further beyond (including three Europeans). By Joshua Boyd Most recently, the Connecticut resident signings have been the news, with both Zach Withington (of Branford, just outside of New Haven) and Peter Capone (of East Haven). “Those…

Richmond Generals,USA Junior Hockey

Richmond Generals: Organization excited about future, Elite lineup

By editor | July 18, 2017

The Richmond Generals are very proud of their two-tiered junior program in the United States Premier Hockey League. By Joshua Boyd They know that in order to get players ready for the USPHL Premier, some seasoning might be required in the USPHL Elite, especially for young, up-and-coming players. The Generals have loaded their Elite roster…

David McCauley,JHP Sports,USA Junior Hockey

McCauley: Evaluate the Evaluators

By editor | July 17, 2017

I have been involved in hockey full-time for the past 23 years at the high school, junior and college levels. In those 23 years, I have never seen so many options for a player to continue playing. This time of year is tough for a player deciding what is the best option for their development.…