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DAILY DISH: Five Steps to Being a Better Teammate
Stephen Heisler • 6 hrs. ago
Most of us have played on teams since childhood so we have gotten accustomed to the pre-season when first joining a team and getting to know the other players. It's during this time period when first impressions are ...
Daily Dish: NHL-CHL Agreement is Handcuffing Adult Players
Stephen Heisler • 1 day, 6 hrs. ago
An 18 year-old is an adult that should have the right to make adult decisions. One of those decisions should include the right to step outside of the amateur developmental process ...
DAILY DISH: Pay-to-Player Retention
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 0 days ago
DAILY DISH: Player retention It's kind of funny when we see coaches squirm. I asked a number of pay-to-play coaches about this topic and could not get a single response. It's a tough subject that we are talking ...
Daily Dish: Career Up in Smoke?
Stephen Heisler • 1 week, 1 day ago
What is the single word that can force just about any college hockey coach to think again about a prospect? Marijuana. We have confirmation that one junior organization had a ...
Daily Dish: Coaches Bill of Rights
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 0 days ago
It is time. Players are better protected, owners are always out for number one, and coaches are left somewhere in the middle. Just to be a coach is challenging enough, an extreme amount of time, energy, blood, passion, and ...
Daily Dish: Engaging The Hockey Player Identity
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
There is an ambitious trend among national governing bodies of Olympic athletics to re imagine youth sports, prioritizing health and inclusion. This is not the first time national interests have overlooked ...
Daily Dish: Restricted Development Model
Stephen Heisler • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Before getting all hot and bothered by what is going to be said here, please understand that the story-line in this article is a direct parable to a hot situation within the current system of development here in the United ...
Daily Dish: NAHL Elite Eight UPDATE
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
The North American Hockey League playoffs are always going to be exciting and full of interesting storylines. That's especially true when it comes down to the division finals. Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs Minnesota Magicians ...
Daily Dish: Remember when?
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Growing up in Alaska, one of the fondest memories was the endless supply of ice time. The Anchorage School District and city had outdoor rinks with boards set up all over the area, Elementary schools, and ...
Daily Dish: Nahl Elite Eight Forecast
Stephen Heisler • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Now that we are down to the nitty-gritty of the North American Hockey League Playoffs, let's go ahead and make a few bold predictions. For the record, it may not be a good idea to bet the house on anything I have to say as my track ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 4 weeks ago
Yea, I've been a little off my game after lawsuit threats, rankings complaints, and other issues that stole a bit of my Daily Dish thunder. Sometimes one must throw caution to the wind and let it rip… today is going to be one of ...
Daily Dish: Retired NHL Enforcer Mike Peluso
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 3 days ago
**BEST OF THE DISH**There is an absolute link between brain injuries to depression and suicide got the attention of retired National Hockey League enforcer Mike Peluso. Peluso was very straightforward about his ...
Daily Dish: Ultimate Hockey Job
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 4 days ago
Technology has changed the way hockey is played. Now it is also changing junior and college coaches' levels of recruiting. The game has evolved from a sport with pockets of participation in different areas of the ...
Daily Dish: Cash can buy class
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 6 days ago
It's that time of the year again as players are making plans and attending camps with hope of upgrading their development to higher levels of play. Just as any family transitions from one home to another, the ...
Daily Dish: Don't Be A Dip
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 10 days ago
The warning found on tobacco products clearly defines the risk of using the product. Athletes like San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn have ignored the labels for decades despite knowing ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Under Exposed
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 11 days ago
Pay-to-play junior hockey should be about developing into a higher caliber player and getting the exposure needed to elevate to the next level of play. I'm sorry to say that from the operators' ...
Daily Dish: Where is the Gym Coach?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 12 days ago
North Americans are fat. We are in the worse shape in the 230+ years of our existence. A number of factors have contributed to this problem, like TV, computer games, and maybe even fast ...
Daily Dish: Enough is enough
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 13 days ago
How does a junior hockey team 'accidentally” house a underage minor player at the home of a convicted sex offender? Details are still coming to light, but it has been discovered that the player was ...
Daily Dish: USPHL's Jim Hunt Dropping Bombs on NHL Broadcast
1 mo., 18 days ago
The United States Premier Hockey League's Jim Hunt (Jersey Hitmen) joined the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils broadcast and promptly dropped some humongous misrepresentations about his program. About three minutes into the ...
Daily Dish: Writers and Broadcasters Wanted
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 19 days ago
Here at JuniorHockey.com, the season never ends and that's where you fit in. The site has grown to provide the most extensive coverage of hockey's most exciting level of play. The flurry of news related to ...
Daily Dish: NAHL Secretly Testing Virtual Linesmen APRIL FOOL'S 2019
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 20 days ago
**APRIL FOOL'S PRANK**Who really wants to be an on-ice official these days? USA Hockey has about 25,000 registered on-ice game officials, but it's an ongoing battle to maintain those numbers. Putting up with disgruntled ...
Daily Dish: All About the Benjamins
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 24 days ago
It's on! It's the time of the year when the pressure to convince players that they absolutely must sign right now, if they want to a guaranteed spot for next season, is at an all-time high. That's the teams that are generally funded ...
Daily Dish: Second Bite from the Apple
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 26 days ago
It appears that non-sanctioned pay-to-play junior teams are not the only folks trying to block players from moving up the ladder of development. As if players needed any additional motivation to play outside the sanctioning body of USA ...
Daily Dish: Perseverance
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 1 day ago
About an hour away from their destination, a junior team was on the way to a playoff series when the coach addressed his players. 'We are going up here to face the Mavericks, and we can not let the hostile atmosphere seal our fate,” ...
Daily Dish: Five Most Influential in North American Junior Hockey
Stephen Heisler • 2 mos., 3 days ago
This countdown is not based on anything but perception, ambition, reputation, and the proven ability to push an agenda. #5, Donna Kaufman, USA Hockey - It was not too long ago when Dave Tyler filled the Junior Council chairman's ...
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