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.
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
Beat: Sam Berns
Sam Berns, the special Bruins fan from Foxboro, Mass.,
who passed away last month, serves as an inspiration to the Black
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.
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.
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
High School Hockey
The high school game remains an irreplaceable part of
New England winters, but its growth has been stunted by many
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.
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
In our special report, we examine the women’s
game, which has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 15
Beat: Special Krug
The strong brotherly backing of a true hockey family
— coupled with a can-do attitude — energizes
Bruins’ blueline prodigy Torey Krug.
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
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.
Story: Johnny Hockey
Creativity, hard work and drive define Boston
College’s sparkplug, but Johnny Gaudreau has unfinished
business at The Heights.
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.
Cover Story: College
We analyze how a non-traditional power such as Merrimack competes
in a cutthroat, make-or-break game of persuasion.
Exclusive: Jack Parker
In a lengthy sitdown interview with NEHJ, the legendary Boston
University coach proves he’s not lost passion for the game in
Bruins Beat: Training Camp
Jarome Iginla, Loui Eriksson fortify right-wing slot, while Torey
Krug targets starting role for revamped contender.
Casey Fitzgerald departs Malden Catholic to pursue his national
team dream. Plus, juniors notes and Recruiting Trail.
Bruins Beat: Boston
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
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
Ninth annual Prep School
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.
Top retailers shell out top-notch advice on skate fitting,
technology and brand loyalty. Plus, check out our exclusive
Stanley Cup Finals: An American
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
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
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.
NHL Draft: New England
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
Four industry leaders share their passion and trade insight on
what goes into making a good jersey.
National champs: Bulldog
In an all-Connecticut championship game, Yale finishes off a whale
of tournament run for the ECAC’s first NCAA title since
Bruins Beat: The Old Man and the
Will the still-dynamic Jaromir Jagr and intriguing import Carl
Soderberg boost the Bruins’ playoff fortunes?
Prospects Pulse: Brian
As the NHL draft approaches, we analyze the St. John’s Prep
star and update the NEHJ Top 10 draft prospects.
Cover Story: Jack Parker bids
The BU bench legend retires with three national crowns, 21 Beanpot
titles, 11 league banners and priceless rink-forged
Three for the Frozen Four
Three New England schools — UMass-Lowell, Quinnipiac and
Yale — advance to the Frozen Four with hopes of their first
Bruins Beat: Brad
By any of his evocative nicknames, Brad Marchand evolves from the
Bruins’ ultrapest to their top gun.
17th annual Summer Hockey Camp
Summer camps embrace technology, but time-tested drills remain the
focal point. Plus, we offer tips and advice along with our
comprehensive camp directory.
Bruins Beat: Dougie
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
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
High schools: Heart of a
Chelmsford (Mass.) High School’s Brandon Spring proves
it’s not always big numbers that matter in our great
The 61st Beanpot: Overdue for an
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
Bruins Beat: Locked
With the lockout-shortened season finally under way, we analyze
the key factors as the Bruins push to bring the Stanley Cup back
Juniors: Worth their weight in
Harvard freshman Jimmy Vesey and Boston College sophomore Johnny
Gaudreau prove clutch as Team USA wins World Juniors
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.
Adam Erne (Branford, Conn.), who is excelling
in the QMJHL, leads off our annual look at the region’s top
NHL draft prospects.