Category Archives: Junior Hockey

The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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U.S. Hockey Participation Numbers for 2013-14

There were more people playing hockey in the United States than ever before during the 2013-14 season according to USA Hockey. The national governing body’s membership report released in early June indicates that 519,417 people registered as players last season, … Continue reading

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USA Hockey Board Approves Stronger Rules to Curtail Fighting in Junior Hockey

USA Hockey’s Annual Congress was held in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. The organization revealed that its playing membership was at an all-time high of 519,417, which is more than 8,000 players better than the previous high set in 2011-12 … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Goaltender John Gibson

#489376413 / gettyimages.com On a chilly November evening in front of 200 or 300 spectators at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, John Gibson flipped a switch. The Pittsburgh native had been at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for less … Continue reading

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Jack Eichel: The American Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Jack Eichel is early. The often large spotlight cast on the NHL Draft this time of year seems a bit dim, as if conserving energy for what’s to come. Even two months away from the day every prospect dreams about, … Continue reading

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Mark Osiecki named head coach of 2015 U.S. National Junior Team

Mark Osiecki has been named head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, USA Hockey announced today. The former Ohio State head coach has been an assistant on each of the last three … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Defense and Goaltending

After taking a look at the U.S. National Junior Team as a whole and detailing the play of the forwards, it’s time to close the book on the 2014 World Juniors with the final looks at Team USA’s defense and … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Forwards

After taking a look at the team as a whole and examining how everything happened and what we can learn from it, there’s a far simpler task ahead. It’s time to look at how the individuals performed under the bright lights … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Tournament

The U.S. National Junior Team saw their World Junior Championship come to an end far sooner than they could have expected it to in 2014. After starting with three sound wins over weaker opponents, the U.S. suffered back-to-back losses to … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Russia Recap

The U.S. played with fire too much and got burned. Now their World Junior Championship is over. Team USA fell to Russia 5-3 in the quarterfinals in Malmo today. A pair of 5-on-3 power-play goals in the second period made … Continue reading

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