International Victories, Like The 1996 World Cup Of Hockey, Inspire The Next Generation Of U.S. Stars
Tony Amonte was 9 years old when he was bitten by the hockey bug. He can vividly recall watching the “Miracle on Ice” in his parents’ house in Hingham, Mass., and then recreating...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 16:29
NHL Linesman Andy McElman Wraps Up His Career With Milestone Game On Home Ice
Andy McElman received a warm send off from players, fans and arena personnel during his final NHL game on April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
Jaromir Jagr and Andy McElman conversed a few years...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 16:16
Development Experts Urge Players And Parents To Avoid The Rush And Enjoy The Process
It can be easy for parents to push the envelope with their children when it comes to youth sports. They believe their child is the best of the bunch and they want him or her to be challenged against...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 15:45
Youth Goalie Discovers Hockey in the Desert
It was 112 degrees when we landed at Hamad International Airport last August, but with the humidity, it felt a lot more like 122. Exiting the plane, it was almost impossible to breathe. I thought...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 15:20
Custom, Painted Goalie Masks: The Perfect Mix Of Art And Hockey For Michigan’s Ray Bishop
Before Ray Bishop can begin working on one of his custom-designed and painted goalie masks, he has to do a little digging.
“I call it ‘personal archeology,’” said the Michigan...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 15:53
USA Hockey Looks To Develop More Top Athletes To Excel Between The Pipes
Peter Thome, Aberdeen Wings
When the Canadian Hockey League made the bold decision to ban import goalies in 2013, the ripple effect could be felt on both sides of the border, and beyond.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 15:32
Father And Son’s Passion For Protection Helping Make The Game Safer For Goalies
A.J. Ostrander was instrumental in creating an international standard for neck protectors that will help future generations of goaltenders.
When an ice hockey player’s protective gear...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 15:18
The American Goalie Assembly Line Is Producing More Top Level Goalies Than Ever Before
John Gibson, left, and Jonathan Quick, right, seen here with fellow All-Star goalie Pekka Rinne, are products of the American goaltender development system.
Somewhere Dave Peterson is looking down...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:50
Quick Change Pads Make It Easier For Aspiring Goalies To Give The Position A Try
If you build it, they will come.
That’s the philosophy behind the new Quick Change goalie pads that USA Hockey and Total Hockey have teamed up to create.
For years, wannabe goalies have...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:43
Some Of The Top Goaltenders In The Game Explain Their Passion For The Position
Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning is among a growing cadre of talented American puckstoppers who are taking the NHL by storm.
You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Johnson or Nick Stalock...
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:34