Category Archives: Youth Hockey

If You Can Play, You Can Play

If you tuned into the NBC’s Bruins-Rangers broadcast Sunday, you may have seen a PSA featuring a bevy of top NHL players with a simple message: If you can play, you can play. The PSA introduced the brand new You … Continue reading

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Jablonski, Privette Spark New Debate

Jack Jablonski and Jenna Privette have been hockey’s most talked about teenagers over the last few weeks. Each suffered significant injuries in hockey games sparking a national conversation about checking from behind and general player safety. However, a new, perhaps unexpected debate … Continue reading

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This Week in the United States of Hockey — 1/7-1/13/2012

It’s been an incredibly busy week for hockey in the U.S. and the game at large. There’s been plenty of great stories, big and small. Seeing as I don’t do this nearly often enough, I figured I’d provide a snapshot … Continue reading

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One State, One Week, Two Tragedies — Time to Take The Pledge

Jack Jablonski. Jenna Privette. These two names have been in the thoughts of the hockey community for the last few weeks, both for similar reasons. Jablonski was hit from behind into the boards on Dec. 30 and we now know … Continue reading

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Jack Jablonski: The Spirit of the Hockey Family and Lessons Learned

Over the last six days we’ve learned a lot about a 16-year-old hockey player named Jack Jablonski. Unfortunately, last night, the newest thing we learned was that he probably will never walk again. A check from behind in a JV … Continue reading

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2012 WJC: USA vs. Latvia Reviewed; WU17HC: U.S. Advances to Championship Game and More

The U.S. National Junior Team’s offense came alive against Latvia in a 12-2 win. With the victory, Team USA cannot be relegated to Division 1A and will meet Switzerland Wednesday in what becomes a seventh-place game. That game will be … Continue reading

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Sidney Crosby Returns, American Hockey Wins

I am not supposed to like Sidney Crosby. I’m not exactly part of his key demographic. I’m not a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals assured that. I’m not a Canadian with the 2010 Olympics not so far … Continue reading

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