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Surviving Youth Hockey (Part One in a Series)

Many times I have paced the floors in the lobby of an ice hockey rink either waiting for a practice or game to start, or for my hockey player child to emerge sweaty from the locker room. 874 more words

Ice Hockey

Lovejoy Credits NHL Success to Multi-Sport Versatility

By USA Hockey.com

When Ben Lovejoy began his professional hockey career, he thought about the player he wanted to be. After a successful campaign at Dartmouth College, Lovejoy, a Concord, N.H., native, expected to become the same type of player in the NHL that he was in college – a puck-moving defenseman featured on the power play. 861 more words

Illinois Hockey

Why did I do this for free, Why do I get paid so little?

Everyone thinks they should get paid for their passion.  It sounds like a good deal but obviously there is an inherent pressure with getting paid for your passion.   463 more words

Youth Hockey- Insanity or Worthwhile?

I am starting to question my own sanity in regards to the level of intensity that is youth hockey here in Illinois. Now I cannot speak for other areas of North America in regards to how intense youth hockey is but for the top levels of play here in Illinois, its overwhelming at times. 604 more words


How Parents (and their lawyers) Are Killing Minor Hockey: Inside the madness that is driving kids, volunteers and referees out of Canada’s game

Kasey Dennis is a rarity among minor hockey parents, not because she loses her temper, but because she admits it. “It’s the adrenalin,” says Dennis, whose nine-year-old son, Evan, plays for the Winter Hawks, a minor atom AA team from Innisfil, Ont. 330 more words

Illinois Hockey

Week 13: Entering the Postseason

As the Pens prepare for their last two games of the regular season this weekend (Saturday v. the Flyers and Sunday v. the Senators), things for the Youth Hockey department have been a bit slow as we are entering transition mode. 169 more words


Sylvan Lake, Alberta becomes ninth town to win title of Kraft Hockeyville

By Amy Lilek

Sylvan Lake, Alberta has been named Kraft Hockeyville 2014. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the winner during CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada… 148 more words

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