Best Adult Hockey Tournament on the East Coast

Not all adult ice hockey leagues are created equal. It comes down to the level of players they attract and how seriously they are run. The same goes for adult tournaments. Good teams don’t waste time with sub-par opponents and lack luster competition. Serious players come to play. The Chesapeake Bay Adult Tournament is special[…]

Celebrating 200+ Years of Black Achievement in Hockey

Black Hockey History Bus Tour to Arrive in Washington DC Together, the National Hockey League and American Legacy Magazine are bringing the past to life through an exciting mobile museum experience during February’s Black History Month. Celebrating 200+ years of black achievement in hockey, the Black Hockey History Bus Tour is making stops to honor[…]

Players Against Hate: Eliminating Racism in Youth Sports

Divyne Apollon II, 13, Divyne Apollon Sr. and his sisters, Devinity and Deja. (Photo courtesy of Divyne Apollon Sr.) December 29, 2018, during a youth ice hockey tournament in Maryland, Divyne Apollon II, age 13, playing defense for the Metro Maple Leafs, began receiving racial taunts from the opposing team. This wasn’t the first time.[…]

Remembering Beloved Coach and Leader: Joe Loschiavo

On September 23, 2018, the DC/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) youth ice hockey community lost one of its greats. Joseph Victor Loschiavo dedicated his life to the service of his community, especially to youth sports as a beloved coach and leader. Joe served as the Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL) Chairman for many years. He was the Bowie[…]

Never Play without a Safety Net: Why USAH Sanctioned Tournaments Matter

As parents, we can’t assume our children’s best interests are accounted for when their coach or team manager signs them up for a tournament. In fact, when it comes to these weekend competitions, we may be missing the largest safety net out there. Understanding why USA Hockey/USAH sanctioned tournaments matter is the first step in[…]

Why We Chose the 2017 Eastern Regional Silver Stick Tournament

In youth travel hockey, the 2017 Eastern Regional Silver Stick Tournament is one of eighteen qualifying tournaments in the United States. Regional champions move on to the International Finals competing against other regional champions. This year, 102 teams including 1,702 players and 347 coaches and managers traveled near and far to compete in Maryland over[…]

Manage Your Next Hockey Tournament from Home

GUEST POST: Karen Komisar, Howard Huskies Team Manager Coordinator If you had asked me two years ago, how a youth hockey club could improve its tournament registration process that typically involves 100+ teams, 300+ coaches and managers, and 1,500+ players, I wouldn’t have known where to start. Luckily for me the answer came in the[…]

Amount Hockey Players Sleep: Why lack of ZZZs can shorten a player’s career

Too little rest and recovery, what are the signs? The amount hockey players sleep is always a mystery. But as a coach or hockey parent, if you’re observing some of these behaviors in your player(s), then it’s time to do something about it. Lack of endurance and conditioning Noticeably sluggish and not engaged Complaints about[…]