Storm, Stampede grab wins on USHL’s opening day games

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  America’s top junior hockey league kicked off its season with a pair of games on Wednesday (Sept. 20) in Pittsburgh.  The United States Hockey League has made it a tradition in recent seasons, all 16 teams making the to Steel City starting the campaign with two games each.  Opening

Minnesota franchise drafts Heise first overall at historic inaugural draft

By Jim den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  While desperately trying to catch up from a semi-busy weekend of hockey, I had a youtube live feed of the Professional Women’s Hockey League innaugural draft held at the CBC Studios in Toronto Monday (Sept. 18).  Over the course of a few hours, I was able to feel the

Blue Jackets prospects show offensive prowess in Traverse City

By Jim den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  For the past few days, the resignation of former head coach Mike Babcock before running his first practice has not just been the top story for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The signing of Babcock earlier this season gave Columbus fans reasons to be optimistic of a quick turnaround and

Biermaier’s late goal lifts Loons to season opening win at home

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  The league itself kicked off the previous weekend but teams from the Midwest-based Central and West Divisions kicked off their 2023-24 NA3HL season this past weekend.  Among the exciting opening night action, the Mason City Toros battle back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the host Minnesota Loons