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Daily Dish: NAHL Grades After Two Days in Blaine – Junior Hockey News

Published: Friday, 17 Sep 2021  
By: Stephen Heisler,

After watching a handful of games, some of these teams could not compete in our league. – Canadian Junior Hockey League coach

And it’s true. There’s a lot of rust to be worked off the generally well-oiled North American Hockey League machine. The event itself is once again outdoing itself with the video production, broadcast, and amazing operation… but it’s the hockey that is leaving many watchers scratching their heads.

Steve Howard’s Austin Bruins have looked very strong in their first few games, and nobody can overlook Amarillo, El Paso, New Mexico, and Lone Star impressively representing the south. It does look like Wichita Falls is missing monster recruiter Keenan Kelly while Danbury may be forced to go back to the drawing board.

So here’s an early look at the grades going into the rest of the weekend.

Springfield Blues
Austin Bruins
Amarillo Wranglers
El Paso Rhinos
New Mexico Ice Wolves
Lone Star Brahmas
St. Cloud Norsemen

Maryland Black Bears
Northeast Generals

Fairbanks Ice Dogs
New Jersey Titans
Chippewa Steel
Minnesota Magicians
Odessa Jackalopes
Maine Nordiques
Jamestown Rebels
North Iowa Bulls
Anchorage Wolverines
Minot Minotauros
Shreveport Mudbugs
Aberdeen Wings

Kenai River Brown Bears
Minnesota Wilderness
Corpus Christi IceRays
Bismarck Bobcats
Johnstown Tomahawks
Wichita Falls Warriors
Janesville Jets
Danbury Hat Tricks

SCALE: A 725+, B 600-724, C 475-599, D 350-474, F 0-349

Author: Stephen Heisler from
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with Victorious Hockey Company. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.

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