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Daily Dish: Nahl Elite Eight Forecast
Stephen Heisler • 11 hrs. 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 • 2 days, 11 hrs. 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 • 6 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 week, 0 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 week, 2 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 week, 6 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 • 2 weeks, 0 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 • 2 weeks, 1 day 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 • 2 weeks, 2 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
3 weeks, 0 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 • 3 weeks, 1 day 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 • 3 weeks, 2 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 • 3 weeks, 6 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 • 4 weeks 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 • 1 mo., 4 days 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 • 1 mo., 6 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 ...
Daily Dish: Prospects in Schools
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 12 days ago
Every junior hockey team would like to create a larger demand for their product. Below is a concept that not only stuffs your empty seats, but also gives the players a huge sense of responsibility. As a parent, I know the purchasing power ...
Daily Dish: Pay-to-Play Player Checklist
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 13 days ago
It's that time of the year again where everybody is in an all-out blitz trying to fill the rosters of pay-to-play hockey teams for next season. In Today's Dish, we are going to talk about a few things that need to be covered before ...
Daily Dish: Where is the press?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 14 days ago
JuniorHockey.com gets a number of emails each week from players and parents asking why their team (or league) does not get coverage on the site. The answer is simple, the team or league is not very interested in promotion of the players. ...
Daily Dish: NAHL Waivers?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 18 days ago
The idea of a North American Hockey League waiver system is starting to gain ground. Those that are in favor of a waiver system believe that it will help create even more parity within the league. Teams will not be able to park prospects ...
Daily Dish: Help Wanted
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 19 days ago
It is time. JuniorHockey.com (and .ca) is in need of additional voices to counter mine. This is a rare opportunity for the right group of writers to step in and take advantage of three and half years of hard work building the site into ...
DAILY DISH: Major Decisions
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 20 days ago
Has USA Hockey inspired the National Collegiate Athletic Association into keeping players from the Canadian Hockey League ineligible for NCAA competition? NCAA rules in regards to hockey oppose those that protect ...
Daily Dish: NAHL and NCDC to Battle for Lewiston
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 24 days ago
Let's get ready to rumble! When the North American Hockey League announced the expansion of the league into Lewiston (Maine Nordiques) yesterday I could not help but chuckle. Yes, NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld is a funny ...
Daily Dish: Pay-to-Play's Junction
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 25 days ago
USA Hockey Tier III, Amateur Athletic Union, United States Premier Hockey League and others all have one thing in common, for the most part, the programs' existence is primarily funded by player participation fees. Players coming out of ...
Daily Dish: Should alcohol laws be reconsidered?
Stephen Heisler • 1 mo., 26 days ago
Everything about the United States stands for freedom, the image of our young soldiers and athletes parading victoriously has been embedded in the world's s consciences. Well today that same world is laughing ...
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