State of the Federal (Address): The First Lady of Federal Hockey

What’s to come for the future of the Dashers? Find out from their newly-appointed General Manager Diane Short. Continue reading State of the Federal (Address): The First Lady of Federal Hockey

2018 NHL Playoff Preview: Round One

It’s finally here! After way too many games with way too few Olympic breaks, the NHL postseason is upon us! And what a post-season it’s shaping up to be. We have 15 teams all of which are hoping to at least look like they have some dignity before Nashville just trucks over them (spoiler alert). But let’s stop wasting time and get right into it! … Continue reading 2018 NHL Playoff Preview: Round One

The Imminent Battle for the Quad Cities

Man, a real shame. It’s a bit old at this point, but the Quad City Mallards – a team that jumped around a few leagues before finding “stability” in the ECHL – folded earlier this season. Making the jump from the fringe International Hockey League, to the Central Hockey League – that I stillĀ forget lasted until the year I graduated High School – that contains … Continue reading The Imminent Battle for the Quad Cities

USA Hockey eliminates icing the puck on penalty kills for 14-and-under players

On Saturday the Boston Globe reported that USA Hockey is no longer allowing teams in 14-and-under leagues to simply dump the puck the length of the ice on penalty kills.

Instead, players on the penalty kill will now be required to clear the center red line before dumping the puck. Continue reading USA Hockey eliminates icing the puck on penalty kills for 14-and-under players

Why Canadian Teams in the NHL Playoffs is good for American Hockey, eh?

We are through one night of the NHL Playoffs, and right from first puck drop, what were we treated to? Grandeur displays of pride for a country’s pastime. Montreal, Ottawa and Edmonton all had phenomenal celebrations of appreciation and excitement for the greatest game on Earth. So what? Everyone knows Canada loves hockey. That’s…kind of the joke. Why does it matter that we see their … Continue reading Why Canadian Teams in the NHL Playoffs is good for American Hockey, eh?