Category Archives: USA 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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Posted in 2014 Olympics, All-America Teams, American Prospects, Blog News, Grow the Game, High School Hockey, Hockey Weekend Across America, IIHF Men's World Championship, Junior Hockey, Minor League Hockey, NCAA, NHL, NHL Draft, NTDP, Paralympics, U.S. National Teams, USA Hockey, USHL, Whimsy, Women's Hockey, World Junior Championship, World U17 Hockey Challenge, World U18 Championship, Youth Hockey | 17 Comments

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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2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship: Team USA Progress Report Heading into Medal Round

#491956035 / gettyimages.com Coming into the tournament, the U.S. Men’s National Team was short on name recognition (outside of the diehards out there) and long on youth. With the newer format that only the top four teams advance to the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Johnny Gaudreau, Drew Shore score ridiculous goals for Team USA at World Championship

The U.S. Men’s National Team is through to the quarterfinals at the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship after finishing the preliminary round with a better-than-expected 4-1-0-2 record. The U.S. closed out preliminary-round play Tuesday with a 5-4 win over Germany. … 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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2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship: Team USA Roster at a Glance

The U.S. Men’s National Team will open its quest for a second consecutive medal at the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Minsk, Belarus Friday against the host nation. All preliminary-round games will air live on NBC Sports Network, starting … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship: Team USA Preview

Ah, Spring. The warming weather, the smell of freshly-cut lawns, baseball, grill food and the granddaddy of them all… the IIHF Men’s World Championship. OK, so maybe not, but the World Championship has been a lot more fun to follow … 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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2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship Team USA Preview

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will look to improve on its silver medal finish at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship this year, while continuing a medal streak that dates back to 2004. The World Under-18 Championship will be held in … Continue reading

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