Category Archives: Minor League 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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Hockey is Back, But Where Did it Go?

“Hockey is back,” the National Hockey League proudly proclaimed late Saturday night to go along with its stunningly produced return video. That’s the new marketing slogan coming out of the lockout at least. Really that’s all it is, a marketing … 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: 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 — 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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Don Granato Hired as Next NTDP Head Coach

USA Hockey announced today that Don Granato has been named the next head coach at the Ann Arbor-based National Team Development Program. Granato will take the reigns of the U.S. National Under-17 Team next year, replacing Ron Rolston, recently hired … Continue reading

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