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Daily Dish: Should alcohol laws be reconsidered?
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 22 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 ...
Daily Dish: Major Decisions
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 23 days ago
"He is only fifteen, how are we suppose to make the right decision?" A concerned parent once asked me in regards to the Western Hockey League's Bantam draft. "The numbers don't lie." I ...
Daily Dish: Commitment
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 28 days ago
Commitment. Some feel it is a dirty word. Others take the word to heart and make it one of the foundation principles of their lives. Most of us are somewhere in the middle.For junior hockey, we hear the word often used in ...
DAILY DISH: Muckers, Grinders, & Pantydroppers
Stephen Heisler • 3 mos., 29 days ago
Role players are part of the game. Nothing excites the fans faster than a big hit that results in a quick goal. It is like a double-shot of excitement. Everybody is happy at the post-game party after a team effort win. ...
Daily Dish: NCAA Should Reconsider Position on Major Junior Players
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 0 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: Prospect or Pretender?
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 1 day ago
There are two types of players in the game. The prospect generally has a grasp on reality and the vision of what it is going to take to get to the next level. The pretender talks a good game, but ...
DAILY DISH: Get Stronger Between the Ears
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 4 days ago
'How did he do?” That's the question being asked by one parent or another after the son has completed a prospects or open camp. As a result, I find myself asking that exact same question to the ...
Daily Dish: The Host family
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 5 days ago
Hosting an athlete is an exciting and rewarding experience. When a family makes the choice to welcome a young athlete into their home, or more importantly, into their family, they have the opportunity to establish ...
Best Of The Daily Dish: Myth Of Invincibility
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 6 days ago
This article first appeared back in 2011 after the tragic death of Ian Jenkins. WE FEEL THE MESSAGE NEEDS TO BE DELIVERED TO TODAY'S PLAYERS AS WELL.Ian Jenkins, one of Michigan's brightest prospects at the ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Brain Injuries linked to Depression, Suicide
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 7 days ago
How would the hockey world react if one of our superstars laid down in front of a train and took his own life, after he hid his depression from everyone outside of his family? That is exactly what a ...
Best of the Daily Dish: Respect is Earned
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 8 days ago
"TAKE HIM OUT," a coach screamed at his bench. The direction was heard across the rink, as the team made the line change, just after an opposing player scored his second goal of the night. Take him out, is that ...
DAILY DISH: Six Steps to Becoming a Humble Hockey Player
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 11 days ago
Hockey is a team sport that has a tendency to glamorize numerical achievements. The fact remains; there is nothing worse than a 60-point forward that ends the season with a plus/minus of ...
Daily Dish: Parent's Letter to League Board of Directors
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 12 days ago
In yesterday's Daily Dish, about the situation with the owner of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League's Kerry Park Islanders, it was mentioned that we may be able to print the letter written to the league. We've been ...
Daily Dish: Canadian Fake'n
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 13 days ago
Did you hear the one about a semi-rich hockey parent that sponsored, or even bought, a junior hockey team so the son gets an automatic spot on the team? We've seen that at every level of the North American junior hockey system. ...
Daily Dish: Blackout Hazing
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 14 days ago
In the same manner that society has evolved from smoking on airplanes and restaurants, the practice of hazing in hockey has ran its course and needs to be eliminated. The good old boys will respond with "it helps mold ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 15 days ago
Wow, what an exciting weekend of hockey! The North American Hockey League's Johnstown Tomahawks secured their post-season bid, Bismarck ended the madness for Aberdeen. We do have a story about the most ridiculous owner in junior hockey ...
Daily Dish: Five Matchups to Watch this Weekend
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 18 days ago
This week's five key North American Hockey League matchups will be more than entertaining. #3 Amarillo Bulls at #19 Odessa Jackalopes: Bulls are rocking while Odessa is not. Can the Jackalopes put their foot down and stop the ...
DAILY DISH: Hard Realities of the Bantam Draft
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 19 days ago
'He is only fifteen, how are we suppose to make the right decision?” A concerned parent once asked me in regards to the Western Hockey League's Bantam draft. 'The numbers don't lie.” I responded. 'Players selected with ...
Daily Dish: Could Pay2Play Problem Become a Cure?
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 20 days ago
'Why would we just give a player to a North American Hockey League team,” was a question that was presented yesterday in response to our NA3HL article. 'We spend way too much money developing these players to just give ...
Daily Dish: NA3HL's Wilmar WarHawks a Proven Pathway to NAHL
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 21 days ago
There is a large contingency of people in the game that spend a tremendous amount of time trashing the North American Hockey League's tier III level NA3HL. The naysayers yap about it being a dead end where prospects go to soil what ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 22 days ago
We are near the conclusion of January with the realities of trade deadlines and roster freezes quickly approaching. It's going to be very interesting to see how the contenders, pretenders, and those already in next-season mode, elect to ...
Daily Dish: Five Matchups To Watch This Weekend
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 25 days ago
As most North American Hockey League teams inch closer to the trade deadlines and roster freezes they are also jockeying for playoff positions while others already have a sharp eye on next season. Now let's take a look at the best ...
Daily Dish: ACHA Power Move?
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 27 days ago
Last weekend's USA Hockey Meetings in Orlando was a happening event. Aside from the general business of the meetings themselves, the real action takes place in the lobby, Starbucks, and restaurants. One of the hottest ...
DAILY DISH: Hockey Players Know Who Not To Hit
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 28 days ago
Outside of boxing and martial arts, ice hockey is arguably the most violent amongst major sports. So why do so many more National Football League and National Basketball Association athletes face ...
Daily Dish: Monday Mash
Stephen Heisler • 4 mos., 29 days ago
The USA Hockey Winter Meetings here in sunny (but not so warm) Orlando went surprisingly well. Yes, it helps when the three factions are in general agreement when it comes to the state of the level of play. You will see more about all that ...
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