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  As the father of four hockey-playing children (three boys and a girl) I have spent more than my fair share of time cheering my kids on from the bleachers. And as the chief medical officer for...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 14:39
No one is a bigger fan of the physical aspect of hockey than me. We have four children who all played hockey, including three in the NHL. They are all very physical players, but I am proud to say,...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 14:41
I don’t want to be confused with somebody who has gone “wimpish” on the sport of hockey. I think we’ve had a lot of “soccer mom” mentality creeping into our game,...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 16:54
Legendary coach Scotty Bowman worked 11 years in the minor leagues before he ever received a shot to coach in the National Hockey League. During that time of paying his dues, Bowman built a...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 16:02
The american development  Model provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey. And, if it is good for...
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 15:33
There is no denying that the women’s game has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. As I touched upon in the last issue, where once we had 6,000 registered female players, we...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 16:52
While the female game of ice hockey has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, our challenges continue to outweigh the existing opportunities. As the American Development Model...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 14:13
The hockey world is in full swing with organizations around the country kicking off another great hockey season. At USA Hockey, our goal is to encourage a “fun and learning” environment...
Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:44
The world Hockey Summit brought 300 hockey leaders from around the globe together for four days of discussion on topics as wide ranging as Olympics, the growth of our sport and player development....
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 13:22
Coaches who make practices and games fun for players of all ages and skill levels will develop players who are better motivated to improve and have fun.   After a long hockey season, the summer...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 16:52
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2/21 | Amanda Kessel's Journey Back To The Olympic Stage

2/18 | Yale Trio Reunite On Olympic Ice

2/16 | T.J. Oshie Still in Spotlight

2/15 | North Carolina Native Playing For Korean Team

2/13 | Take Five With Dani Cameranesi

2/13 | U.S. Men's Team Likes Its Chances

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