The World Junior Championship is over. My posts regarding it are pretty much over too. So what’s next?
When I started this blog, I knew that I wanted to shed light on a variety of things USA Hockey does. Having worked at the offices in Colorado Springs and Ann Arbor, I’ve been able to learn a lot about the game and a lot about what’s important to American hockey fans.
There are so many exciting things happening with the growth of the game in the United States, the NHL’s continual rise in popularity and the overall interest in the game from the American hockey fan.
I wanted to make this blog a place for fans to come and see what’s happening with the game in this country. What are the things that you should know about? Who are the people you should know about?
With that in mind, I will continue to cover American hockey prospects, with plenty of NHL Draft posts from now until June. I will also take a look at NCAA, junior and professional hockey in detail over the course of the season.
I also plan to focus on some of USA Hockey’s initiatives to help grow and better the game, particularly Hockey Weekend Across America, membership development, the American Development Model and National Team Development Program.
Of course, I’ll also be covering each International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship the U.S. is involved in throughout the course of the year. There’s also a variety of other international tournaments throughout the course of the season that I’ll cover here in as great of detail as possible. (Note: The U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team will play Canada for the gold medal tomorrow at the IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship. Full update to come after the game.)
I also plan on getting Q & A’s going over the course of the year with people who really know the state of American hockey and who have a really good idea of where they think its going. I’m sure I’ll get a few former USA Hockey colleagues to give some of their thoughts, as well as some of the people outside the lines, or in some cases on the front lines of grassroots hockey.
If there are things out there that I feel need commenting on, I’m going to do it. Should be a lot of fun.
I also want to hear from you. What are some of the things you want to know more about? Let me know in the comments or through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll do my best to cover the things you want to see covered.
I’ve had a lot of fun over the last few weeks. Hopefully a lot of you decide to stick around and see what else we come up with on this blog. Thanks for reading, commenting and emailing. Your input is appreciated!