Digital Edition Archives


New England Hockey Journal proudly launched its digital edition in July 2012, giving readers the opportunity to view our magazine on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, Android and a host of other moble devices. 

To sign up for a free digital subscription, go to hockeyjournal.com/free. Simply click on the magazine covers below to check out our past issues, or click on one of the links to jump to a featured story.

Issue

Featured Stories

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.

DECEMBER 2012

Potent preps
Young guns such as Nobles’ Colin White and St. Sebastian’s Noah Hanifin are poised to rule the ISL.

Prep and High School Preview
Check out our preseason Prep Top 20 of boys prep teams, team-by-team prep capsules and our state-by-state high school rankings.

Bruins: Primed to engage
Entering the final year of his entry deal, winger Jordan Caron has his sights set on a permanent role with the big club.

Buyer’s Guide: Hockey sticks
The essential tools of the trade wow players with composite materials, dazzling graphics and custom features.

NOVEMBER 2012

Bruins Beat: Global warming
Locked-out Boston Bruins and New England natives adapt, relax and thrive while playing overseas.

Hockey East: UNH’s family guy
University of New Hampshire coach Dick Umile’s ‘right way’ proves to be the winning, enduring way.

Division 3: Small college. Big dreams
Could Norwich senior standout Kyle Thomas (Waltham, Mass.) be the next Division 3 player to reach the NHL?

Buyer’s Guide: Performance apparel
Moisture-wicking, less-restrictive apparel can elevate your game. Plus, our guide highlights the best new apparel.

OCTOBER 2012

Bruins Beat  – Global warming
Locked-out Boston Bruins and New England natives adapt, relax and thrive while playing overseas.

Hockey East – UNH’s family guy 
University of New Hampshire coach Dick Umile’s ‘right way’ proves to be the winning, enduring way.

Division 3 – Small college, Big dreams
Could Norwich senior standout Kyle Thomas (Waltham, Mass.) be the next Division 3 player to reach the NHL?

Buyer’s Guide – Performance apparel
Moisture-wicking, less-restrictive apparel can elevate your game. Plus, our guide highlights the best new apparel.


SEPTEMBER 2012

Bruins' cornerstones
With Rack on back line, Hamilton on blue line and Seguin on front line, the Bruins have the foundation for long-term success.

College storylines
From BC coach Jerry York’s pursuit of history to the emergence of Harvard, UMass and UConn, we examine the best stories heading into the college hockey season.

Forward thinking
Kevin Kavanagh, the new full-time executive director of Massachusetts Hockey, discusses growing the youth game in the Bay State.

Helmets and Facial Protection Buyer's Guide
Today’s hockey players are smarter about protecting their heads — and so are their helmets.

AUGUST 2012

Our annual Hockey Skates Buyer’s Guide
Companies take a major leap forward with lighter, faster, better skates. 

Bleed Black & Gold 
Shawn Thornton proves he’s the latest in a legacy of ultimate Bruins. Plus, the Code of the Black & Gold.

College Recruiting 
We break down the incoming recruiting classes for every Hockey East, ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey school.

8th annual Prep School Guide 
For hockey players, the prep school route remains a well-marked path to college hockey and beyond.

JULY 2012

It’s good to be King 
We hail Hamden, Conn., native and UMass product Jonathan Quick for his remarkable Stanley Cup run.

Facing the future
Tim Thomas’ decision to sit out next season puts the Bruins in a bind, raising a number of questions.

NHL draft – Bruins recap 
The Bruins take a long view with riskier picks; select a potential No. 1 netminder and a local favorite.

Buyer’s Guide – Goalie Gear 
Goalie superstores and other retailers work overtime to help outfit netminders.


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