Interview with UMass-Lowell’s (NCAA) Director of Hockey Operations Chase Fuchs

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You were an Assistant Coach and Director of Scouting for the Central Illinois Flying Aces of the USHL for two years. Talk about how the USHL is starting to get more recognized by NHL scouts. Chase: One of the biggest things that help skews the draft numbers is the National Team Development Program (NTDP). Hockey USA picks all the top players …

European Checklist

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Europe is a great place to play hockey. You play fewer games, the travel is shorter, and the quality of hockey remains high, but packing up your life in a hockey bag and a couple of suitcases can seem like a big leap of faith.  From my experience with proper research and signing with a quality team, it will be …

Interview with BAC Hockey’s Blair Courchene

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I recently sat down with Blair Couchene, the founder of BAC Hockey, to talk with him about the Bantam Draft, transitioning to the next step in your hockey journey, and his thoughts on this unique offseason.⁠ He has over 10 years of coaching experience at the U15 AAA and U18 AAA level. He also has experience as a WHL scout …

Preparing to Leave Home for Hockey

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Are you at the stage of your career where moving away from home is inevitable? This can be a difficult transition in your life. You’re leaving behind your family and friends as you pursue your hockey aspirations. This can be just as challenging on parents as well. In one sense, they are proud of you for reaching the next step …