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Featured Stories

FEBRUARY 2014

Cover Story: Max Pacioretty
For Taft School product Max Pacioretty (New Canaan, Conn.), the road to the Sochi Olympics has been paved with challenges. He’s prevailed.

Sochi Olympics preview
As Sochi prepares to light the Olympic flame, we try to answer five burning questions facing the U.S. men’s team, starting with whether Jonathan Quick (Hamden, Conn.) gets the nod in net. On the women’s side, Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) hopes to captain Team USA to its first Olympic gold medal since 1998. 

Bruins Beat: Sam Berns
Sam Berns, the special Bruins fan from Foxboro, Mass., who passed away last month, serves as an inspiration to the Black and Gold.

JANUARY 2014

Legacy of Lake Placid
More than three decades after the 1980 “Miracle on Ice,” the village of Lake Placid is largely unchanged, its allure still captivating players and fans of all ages. We revisit the drama of the time and why Lake Placid still holds a prominent perch in our hockey hearts.

Bruins Beat: Frozen in time
From the “Miracle on Causeway Street” to “Boston Strong” to the heartbreak of Game 6 against the Blackhawks, Jesse Connolly leads us on a photographic rewind of 12 engaging months of Bruins hockey.

Hockey East: Providence’s Jon Gillies
In an ultra-competitive conference, the PC Friars have emerged as a team to beat, thanks largely to super soph goalie Jon Gillies.

DECEMBER 2013

State of High School Hockey
The high school game remains an irreplaceable part of New England winters, but its growth has been stunted by many outside factors.

Prep School Preview
Five players — Dexter’s Ryan Donato, Rivers’ Miles Gendron, Kimball Union’s JD Dudek, Noble & Greenough’s Cal Burke and Phillips Exeter’s Ted Hart — enter the New England prep spotlight.

Bruins Beat: Reilly Smith
Considered by some a “throw-in” in the Tyler Seguin trade, former Miami of Ohio star and Dallas Stars prospect Reilly Smith finds his niche in Claude Julien’s system.


NOVEMBER 2013

State of Women’s Hockey
In our special report, we examine the women’s game, which has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 15 years.

Bruins Beat: Special Krug
The strong brotherly backing of a true hockey family — coupled with a can-do attitude — energizes Bruins’ blueline prodigy Torey Krug.

Division 3 Season Preview
A big, talented sophomore class has UMass-Boston poised for a shot at the top spot in ECAC East. Plus, check out our preseason Div. 3 power rankings and our conference-by-conference previews.

OCTOBER 2013

Bruins Beat: B-lievin’ in Bergy
Intangibles trump tools in Patrice Bergeron’s journey to greatness. Plus, the Chicago Blackhawks top our rankings of all 30 NHL teams.

Cover Story: Johnny Hockey
Creativity, hard work and drive define Boston College’s sparkplug, but Johnny Gaudreau has unfinished business at The Heights.

2013-14 college season preview
We preview every men’s and women’s Division 1 team in Hockey East, ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey, and rank all of the New England schools.


SEPTEMBER 2013

Cover Story: College Recruiting
We analyze how a non-traditional power such as Merrimack competes in a cutthroat, make-or-break game of persuasion.

Exclusive: Jack Parker Q&A
In a lengthy sitdown interview with NEHJ, the legendary Boston University coach proves he’s not lost passion for the game in retirement.

Bruins Beat: Training Camp Preview
Jarome Iginla, Loui Eriksson fortify right-wing slot, while Torey Krug targets starting role for revamped contender.

Juniors: MC Hammer
Casey Fitzgerald departs Malden Catholic to pursue his national team dream. Plus, juniors notes and Recruiting Trail.

AUGUST 2013

Bruins Beat: Boston Common
They’re home grown. They’re Comm Ave rivals. They’re in the Bruins’ development pipeline. But pals Ryan Fitzgerald and Matt Grzelcyk have miles to go before they peak.

Juniors: Linc-ed In
Thayer Academy’s Linc Griffin brings a Marchand-like tenacity to the U.S. Under-17 Select team. Plus, juniors notes and Recruiting Trail.

Ninth annual Prep School Guide
Our annual guide catches up with 15 prep schools to discuss why student-athletes who choose the prep route will discover that the combination of athletics and academics is unmatched by what they could find anywhere else.

Buyer’s Guide: Skates
Top retailers shell out top-notch advice on skate fitting, technology and brand loyalty. Plus, check out our exclusive buyer’s guide.

JULY 2013

Stanley Cup Finals: An American Original
The Bruins' memorable playoff ride comes to a screeching halt, as the Blackhawks dash their title dreams in a classic Stanley Cup Final. We cover all the angles, including Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask and Chicago's Ben Smith (Avon, Conn.).

NHL Draft: Erne, Sanford lead local crop
Our draft guru, Kirk Luedeke, breaks down all of the New England and Bruins draft selections, starting with Adam Erne and Zach Sanford. Plus, John Hayden (Greenwich, Conn.) reflects on his draft experience.

Buyer's Guide: Goalie gear
Tap into the inner"netmind" of a goalie equipment retailer to gear up for success. Plus, check out our exclusive buyer's guide.

JUNE 2013

NHL Draft: New England preview
Our resident draft guru, Kirk Luedeke, analyzes the local players with the best chances of being tabbed in the NHL draft.

NHL Draft: Bruins preview
With recent success and stability, the Bruins are able to take a long-term view when sizing up prospective draft picks.

Bruins Beat: Core values
The Bruins’ May Miracle extended the season and kept the Stanley Cup-winning band intact.

Buyer’s Guide: Hockey uniforms
Four industry leaders share their passion and trade insight on what goes into making a good jersey.

MAY 2013

National champs: Bulldog mentality
In an all-Connecticut championship game, Yale finishes off a whale of tournament run for the ECAC’s first NCAA title since 1989.

Bruins Beat: The Old Man and the Swede
Will the still-dynamic Jaromir Jagr and intriguing import Carl Soderberg boost the Bruins’ playoff fortunes?

Prospects Pulse: Brian Pinho
As the NHL draft approaches, we analyze the St. John’s Prep star and update the NEHJ Top 10 draft prospects.

APRIL 2013

Cover Story: Jack Parker bids farewell
The BU bench legend retires with three national crowns, 21 Beanpot titles, 11 league banners and priceless rink-forged relationships.

Three for the Frozen Four
Three New England schools — UMass-Lowell, Quinnipiac and Yale — advance to the Frozen Four with hopes of their first national title.

Bruins Beat: Brad Marchand
By any of his evocative nicknames, Brad Marchand evolves from the Bruins’ ultrapest to their top gun.

17th annual Summer Hockey Camp Guide
Summer camps embrace technology, but time-tested drills remain the focal point. Plus, we offer tips and advice along with our comprehensive camp directory.

MARCH 2013

Bruins Beat: Dougie Hamilton
Bruins fans and members of the organization expected the rookie blueliner to be good. But Dougie Hamilton has exhibited the confidence and poise of a veteran. Plus, listen to the NEHJ podcast on this month’s cover story.

AHL: A game for the fans
The American Hockey League proves endearing to fans across the region, with a commitment to entertainment value and family-friendly atmospheres complementing the tremendous on-ice showcase.

High schools: Heart of a lion
Chelmsford (Mass.) High School’s Brandon Spring proves it’s not always big numbers that matter in our great game.

FEBRUARY 2013

The 61st Beanpot: Overdue for an overhaul?
New teams? New format? New location? NEHJ examines college hockey’s most iconic tournament. Do we need to energize the Beanpot? Plus, listen to the NEHJ podcast on this month’s cover story.

Bruins Beat: Locked in
With the lockout-shortened season finally under way, we analyze the key factors as the Bruins push to bring the Stanley Cup back home.

Juniors: Worth their weight in gold
Harvard freshman Jimmy Vesey and Boston College sophomore Johnny Gaudreau prove clutch as Team USA wins World Juniors title.

JANUARY 2013

100 Greatest Players from New England
In our special report presented by Bauer, we rank the all-time best hockey players from our region, including the 10 best female players. Plus, listen to our first NEHJ podcast on the making of the 100 Greatest Players issue.

Bruins Top 10 Prospects
Dougie Hamilton tops our annual ranking for the second year in a row.

In Appreciation of Jerry York
We pay tribute to college hockey’s all-time winningest coach.

Prospects Pulse
Adam Erne (Branford, Conn.), who is excelling in the QMJHL, leads off our annual look at the region’s top NHL draft prospects.


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