Category Archives: High School 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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VIDEO: Ryan Fischer Remembered with Touching On-Ice Tribute

Late Friday night, I wrote about the shocking and tragic passing of Grandville (Mich.) High School senior Ryan Fischer and how his teammates played on hours after learning of the loss of their co-captain. Grandville lost to Michigan high school … Continue reading

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High school star Ryan Fischer honored by teammates, opponents after tragic passing

Ryan Fischer was supposed to be there standing on the blue line with his Grandville High School teammates. If not for him, none of them may have been standing there at all. But when the Bulldogs took the ice at … Continue reading

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2013-14 NTDP U17 Team Roster Announced

When the National Team Development Program announces its roster for the  U.S. National Under-17 Team every August, it’s like a glimpse into the future of American hockey. Several players from the team are likely to go on to success at … Continue reading

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2013 Ivan Hlinka: Team USA Preview

The first major event of the 2014 NHL Draft season opens up Monday when the puck drops on the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Under-18 Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. The tournament features national teams from the United … Continue reading

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NCAA vs. CHL Battle Hits Minnesota High School Ranks

The ongoing recruiting battle between the NCAA and Canadian Hockey League took a new twist this past February, creating what appears to be a new front in the war: Minnesota high school hockey. Last week, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune documented the … Continue reading

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