Category Archives: Grow the Game

Could College Hockey Expand Through Atlantic Hockey Association?

The Atlantic Hockey Association doesn’t always get a lot of respect around college hockey as a conference. If you were to rank the five conferences, AHA would come in fifth, but it is of vast importance and has played a … Continue reading

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Living with the Lockout — Northwest Division

The players are already playing games in Europe. The preseason through Sept. 30 has been canceled. This is what a lockout feels like. It appears there will be a void to fill, at least until November, maybe December, hopefully not … Continue reading

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Living with the Lockout — Central Division

With the Sept. 15 negotiating deadline now passed, it appears the NHL is headed for a delayed season. It appears there will be a void to fill, at least until November, maybe December, hopefully not all year. No one is … Continue reading

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Living with the Lockout: Southeast Division

With the Sept. 15 lockout deadline looming (Saturday? Already?), optimism is shrinking that a deal will be done between the NHL and NHLPA in its collective bargaining negotiations. It appears there will be a void to fill, at least until … Continue reading

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Living with the Lockout — Northeast Division

With the Sept. 15 lockout deadline looming, optimism is shrinking that a deal will be done between the NHL and NHLPA in its collective bargaining negotiations. It appears there will be a void to fill, at least until November, maybe … Continue reading

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Living With the Lockout — Atlantic Division

With the Sept. 15 lockout deadline looming, optimism is shrinking that a deal will be done between the NHL and NHLPA in its collective bargaining negotiations. It appears there will be a void to fill, at least until November, maybe … Continue reading

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Potential Lockout Could Halt Record Hockey Growth in U.S.

With the most recent comments coming from Gary Bettman and the NHL owners regarding next season, there is valid concern that there might not be a next season. Everyone knows how bad another lockout could be for the NHL, but the … Continue reading

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Brown, Quick Make American Hockey History with Kings

The Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association won the Stanley Cup in 1917, becoming the first American-based team to win a prize that was previously meant only for Canadian teams. On Monday night, LA Kings captain Dustin Brown … 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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