Category Archives: Youth 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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Peewee Body-Checking Ban: Why Hockey Canada, USA Hockey are Getting it Right

Last weekend, Hockey Canada announced its board of directors voted to eliminate body-checking from the peewee level nationwide. USA Hockey is headed into its third season with no checking in peewee after making a similar decision in 2010, while local … Continue reading

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Raw Numbers: Hockey Participation Up in 2011-12

There are more people playing hockey this year than there was last, according to USA Hockey’s recently released membership statistics for 2011-12. As of this past season, 511,178 players were registered with the national governing body in the United States, … Continue reading

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Hockey’s Growth in The Garden State — Devils’ Stanley Cup Impact

The Stanley Cup is many things. The most famous trophy in professional sports, sure, but quite possibly the single-most important trophy to its sport, not just its league. Like many championships, winning the Stanley Cup Final is sure to lead … Continue reading

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Hockey’s Growth in The Golden State – Where it’s Been, Where it’s Going

Over the next two weeks, thousands of words will be spilled out in both real and digital ink about the growth of hockey in the state of California. Most of those stories will have a lot of general thoughts about … Continue reading

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How NHL Conference Finals Will Help Game Grow

The National Hockey League has had an interesting playoffs to say the least. NBC has aired every game of these playoffs on either the flagship network, NBC Sports Network or CNBC, and the result has been record ratings. Meanwhile, columns … Continue reading

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