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Junior Hockey

2017

Navigating The Junior Hockey Landscape

Asking The Right Questions Can Provide The Right Directions Up The Ladder Of Development By: Jim Leitner The Junior hockey landscape in the United States stretches from Alaska to Florida and includes more than 200 teams spread across a dozen…

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2017

Letter to My Younger Self

  By Mike Bossy, Hall of Famer / New York Islanders   Dear 14-year-old Mike, I write to you today as a 60-year-old man, and I have some news from the future that you probably aren’t going to believe. There…

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2017

BU Recruit Shane Bowers Key Part of USHL Playoff Run

  by Jeff Cox Very few, if any, forwards in the USHL strike fear in opposing defensemen as does Boston University recruit Shane Bowers. The second-year center for the Waterloo Black Hawks scored 22 goals and added 29 assists in…

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2016

NHL player agents call for changes to CHL’s “dirty little secret”

By Rick Westhead   Several of hockey’s most prominent player agents — whose companies collectively represent about one-third of active NHLers — say the Canadian Hockey League needs to relax its policy of voiding educational scholarships 18 months after a…

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2016

CHL minimum-wage lawsuit involves 351 current and former players

By Rick Westhead, TSN, December 2nd 2016 Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Getty Images   A lawyer representing current and former major-junior hockey players says 351 players have registered as participants in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League. Details of…

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2016

Making the Jump From Juniors

By David Freed, HARVARD UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STAFF WRITER 0 Sophomore Tyler Moy made strides in his second season with the men’s ice hockey team, scoring 12 goals while notching 15 assists. Photo by Dominic C. Glover   In a season…

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2016

NCAA vs. major junior: big choices face teenaged talent early

By: Ryan Kennedy Detroit’s Brendan Smith hails from Toronto but played NCAA hockey (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News Both circuits are great at producing NHL talent, but they are also in direct competition for…

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2016

Chasing the NHL dream

Christopher Curtis, THE MONTREAL GAZETTE Habs hopefuls, including some from the Canadian Hockey League, undergo a fitness evaluation in Brossard last year. The CHL oversees the country’s three major junior leagues.Marie-France Coallier / Marie-France Coallier Saginaw Spirit goaltender Jake Paterson…

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2016

Former OHL owner says confidential side deal to lure player was a ‘mistake’

By Rick Westhead Jeremy Gottzmann, Claus Andersen/Getty Images Sherry Bassin, a long-time Canadian junior hockey executive, gave one of his former players with the Erie Otters a side deal worth thousands of dollars that was not approved by the Ontario…

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2016

NCAA vs. major junior: big choices face teenaged talent early

by: Ryan Kennedy , The Hockey News Detroit’s Brendan Smith hails from Toronto but played NCAA hockey (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)   It’s a Wednesday night in the suburbs between Toronto and Hamilton and Nate Ewell of…

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