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12U: The Importance of Sleep

Sometimes the difference between playing a good game and a bad game, or getting an “A” or a “B” on a math test, can come down to one common denominator: sleep. For young athletes to perform optimally – on the ice and in the classroom – the rest they get the night before is critical. Is your child exhibiting signs of sleep deprivation? How can they get back on track?

USA Hockey 2014-15 Annual Guide Released

Each year, USA Hockey publishes its annual guide, which details the organization's administrative structure, programs and philosophy, bylaws, rules and regulations and much more.

2014-2015 Blackhawks Regular Season Schedule

The Chicago Blackhawks announced their 2014-15 regular-season schedule, which begins on the road against Dallas on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Blackhawks return for their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 11, when they host the Buffalo Sabres.

Hockey Hotbed: Illinois

USA Hockey recently released their registration numbers 2013-2014 season, and they are record breaking! There were 598,841 total members, of which 519,417 were players, both records over any previous year. Those numbers represent an increase of over 9,000 players from the previous year. More importantly, there was an upward tick in 8U players (+1,005) and 14U players (+1137). These two age groups are key indicators for growth and retention respectively. In 2008-09, there were 465,976 players registered with USA Hockey, so in 5 years we have added 53,441 players!

Former NHL star Primeau warns of concussion risks

One of the upsides of leaving professional ice hockey would be to live a normal life, Keith Primeau said when he retired three years ago as captain of the Philadelphia Flyers. He had lingering brain damage after multiple concussions while playing center for 15 years and could not pass the team physical.

GM Bowman: locking in Kane, Toews tops priority list for Blackhawks this summer

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane want to stay in Chicago, and the Blackhawks think the high-scoring forwards are a central part of their promising future.