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NHL Central Scouting Checklists

We have collected, from some NHL Scouts, the checklists that they use in evaluating the talent of young players. These are similar to the evaluation forms that are used at most levels (college, juniors, prep schools, etc), and we present these so that players can be...

Pre Game Mental Preparation

  Do you ever stop and wonder whether elite hockey players have a sound game day mental training plan in place? The answer is an emphatic, yes! Top hockey players don't spend game day worrying about when and what to eat, what time to get to the rink, and what things...

Thirty Tips From College Coaches

A few years ago, Peter Russo, a hockey coach at Brooks School, a college preparatory school in North Andover, MA, embarked on a project to connect with some college hockey coaches and see what they look for when recruiting. With roster spots on college teams in high...

A Few Case Studies From The Past Few Years

This week, we felt that it would be helpful to tell you about some of the type of work, and clients, that we have been involved with over the past fifteen years. We have found over the past few years that many families believe that they need the assistance of a family...

The New Economy

This is always the most amazing time of the year to me. By “amazing”, I mean “crazy”. I refer to the insane amount of money that is being transferred at this time of year from hockey families (who likely cannot afford to participate in all they do) to various hockey...

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...

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