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NCAA Rule Changes to Slow Recruiting

Changes set new dates for first recruiting contact, verbal offers; to take effect May 1.   Rule changes approved by the NCAA’s Division I Council today will significantly alter the recruiting timeline for Division I men’s hockey prospects with the goal of slowing down...

Making big decisions with Tony Granato

By Michael Rand Tony Granato, the men’s hockey head coach at the University of Wisconsin and the coach of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, has guided players at the highest level of his sport. But he also recognizes that the paths to get to the highest...

NCAA College Hockey Alums in NHL Break Records

  325 players, comprising one-third of all NHLers in 2018-19, developed in NCAA hockey. The growth of NCAA alumni in the NHL reached new heights this season, as a record 325 players, comprising 32.5% of the league, played in the NHL in the 2018-19 regular season. The...

Are you making these mistakes?

  Society generally protects minors against themselves, their immaturity, and against other people However, the NCAA holds minor athletes accountable for decisions they make, as early teens. The road to a professional hockey career has traditionally been via the CHL...

A Scout’s Life: Junior vs. College

  By Rory Boylen January 15, 2009 “A fifth round pick who’s got holes in his game and something to work on – maybe his size, strength, or whatever – he has to the age of 23 in the NCAA and that can make all the difference in the world.” – Philadelphia Flyers scout....

Which Rule are you leaning up against?

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing the theme that “it is the decisions that a player makes that will move him closer, or further, away from his dreams”. We have recently received a number of very interesting emails from players and families who have...

Late Birthday Prospects: The Biggest Risks Of The NHL Draft?

  By Derek Neumeier January 12th, 2015 The Hockey Writers   THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2015   On June 22nd, 2007 the Boston Bruins selected forward Zach Hamill 8th overall in that year’s NHL Entry Draft. At first glance, the pick didn’t look so bad. Hamill was...

You’re Invited

Yesterday, I arrived to the office to find a small envelope, personally addressed to me. Contained within, was an invitation, with a handwritten note. It was from a young man, who we began working with approximately 10 years ago. The invitation was to attend his...

The Direction of the Dream

  In the run of my day, I never know what my telephone discussions may entail. Of late, I have had many discussions with people who have wanted to talk about various American U-18 programs, and the fact that many are now becoming overly elite, and have a majority of...

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