USHL returns to Steel City area to open 22-23 regular season

By Jim den Hollander Editor/Publisher The USA’s top junior hockey league, contained entirely in the American Midwest, will once again open its regular season with a visit to Pittsburgh. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Showcase tournament in Cranberry Township, PA, near Pittsburgh will see all 16 teams in action, giving high level scouts a chance

All five Midwest NHL teams will look different in 2022-23

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  In the years this website has been run the five Midwest-based NHL teams have gone through big changes.  The Blackhawks have gone from a rebuilding team to three Stanley Cups and now back to a rebuilding team. The Columbus Blue Jackets had never won a playoff series when

Rebuild made official for Hawks with 2022 Entry Draft moves

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  When Chicago Blackhawks fans awoke on July 7, they had little to look forward to that night with no first-round selections in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.  By the time they turned in for the night they had witnessed perhaps the busiest day in terms of moves

Mullets captain, Van Orsdel commits to Southern Maine

By Jim den Hollander Publisher/ The recent college commitment for Elliot Van Orsdel is probably no surprise to anyone who knows him. The path was locked in when he moved as a youngster with his family to Eveleth, MN, home of the US Hockey Hall of Fame.After 15 years honing his craft in the State