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USA Hockey cancels 2020 Nationals, Disabled Festival

March 12th, 2020

USA Hockey announced tonight it has canceled its series of upcoming National Championships, including high school, youth, girls, adult and sled, that were set to begin in various locations across the country on March 26. In addition, the organization also announced it has canceled its Disabled Hockey Festival, which was set to take place over…

Tahoe Prep boasts solid academic plan that works, on and off the ice

March 10th, 2020

Any young hockey player or parent of a child who aspires to play high-level hockey and pursue a junior or college career knows the struggle of trying to balance travel with academics. Kids can find themselves commuting an hour or more each direction to practices and games, eating into their study time and forcing them…

USPHL contributes massive share of NCAA scoring leaders

March 6th, 2020

After countless hours of research in looking at the top 10 scorers and top goaltenders across all of NCAA hockey, it is obvious that the unique, multi-tiered USPHL Development Model has a large and enviable stamp on the top performers of the college game. The league looked at the backgrounds of all players in the…

Taking Liberties With… Arizona Coyotes forward Taylor Hall

March 5th, 2020

TAYLOR HALL Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Acquired: Traded from New Jersey Devils on Dec. 16, 2019, with forward Blake Speers in exchange for defenseman Kevin Bahl, forwards Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr, a conditional first-round pick in 2020, and a conditional third-round pick in 2021 NHL Draft: Selected in the first…

Shop Talk: Need to focus on team branding? Contact BTM Team Sales

March 4th, 2020

Team branding is very important. How you look on and off the ice can be a big factor in the unity of the players, coaches on the ice, and parents in the stands. Behind The Mask’s Team Sales division has worked with numerous associations across the state and U.S. with a focus on meeting the…

Jr. Coyotes alum, Phoenix native Burgess tabbed ECAC Hockey Player of the Month

March 4th, 2020

ECAC Hockey has announced its monthly award winners and Rensselaer senior forward Todd Burgess has been named Player of the Month. A Phoenix native and Jr. Coyotes graduate, Burgess led the Engineers to a 6-3-0 February, including a 5-1 mark in ECAC Hockey play. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Netting a league-best nine goals to go…

NAHL’s Ice Wolves building for ’20-21 with recent tender signings

March 3rd, 2020

The NAHL’s New Mexico Ice Wolves are hoping a successful 2019-20 season on and off the ice will mean more highlights for the 2020-21 season. In recent weeks, the Ice Wolves have signed a trio of players to tender agreements as forwards Tylor Greene and Micah Maldonado and defenseman Jimmy Jurcev are in the team’s…

AHU Coach’s Corner Guest Column: Gretzky & Einstein – Geniuses who thought outside the box

March 3rd, 2020

Unlike college and professional football, offensive creativity in hockey comes mainly from players, and each year it is increasingly “coached” out of the game. Avoiding mistakes has become the highest priority, even at the youth level where the need to win eliminates creative trial and error. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Not only do coaches insist…

Rogers excelling at Tahoe Prep after move from Montana

March 2nd, 2020

For Braylon Rogers, the opportunity to advance his hockey development and challenge himself academically at Tahoe Prep Academy was a no-brainer. A 16-year-old junior who plays goalie for Tahoe Prep’s varsity team, he is in his first year with the academy after relocating from his native Montana and a little more than five months into…

CAHA ahead of the curve with goalie development coaches

February 28th, 2020

Pat Conacher, Scott Munroe and Mike Nepsa were all goaltenders during their playing days, and all three are now focused on guiding and training the next wave of goalies coming out of the Coyotes Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA). Each coach believes youth hockey should be geared to development, something CAHA thrives in, year in and…