MYHockey News Since August 1, 2016

MYHockey Rankings Invitational Tournament Series Announcement
MYHockey Rankings Invitational Tournament Series Announcement

This week invitations will go out for the MYHockey Rankings Tier 1 and Tier 2 Championships to be held in Chicago and Philadelphia.  Champions will be crowned in the Squirt Major, Pee Wee Minor, …

2017-18 Week #11 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #11 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #11 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 12.5k game scores to MYHockey.  This week 722 new teams qualified for the rankings bring the…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 7: Peter Torsson
“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 7: Peter Torsson

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” is back with Episode 7! Listen to Neil and Bernie talk about the MYHockey 3 Teams of the Week and then the importance of 15U hockey. Later in the episode we are honored…

2017-18 Week #10 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #10 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #10 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 10k game scores to MYHockey.  This week 577 new teams qualified for the rankings bring the total…

2017-18 Week #9 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #9 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #9 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added almost 12k game scores to MYHockey.  This week 843 new teams qualified for the rankings bring the total…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 6: Ray Giroux of LiveBarn
“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 6: Ray Giroux of LiveBarn

Episode 6 of “MYHockey. Your Hockey” is here! Listen to Neil and Bernie have a great discussion about the difference of Tier 1 and Tier 2 in the Unites States. Later in the episode we are …

2017-18 Week #8 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #8 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #8 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 11k game scores to MYHockey.  This week 680 new teams qualified for the rankings bring the total…

2017-18 Week #7 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #7 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #7 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added nearly 11k game scores to MYHockey so that we now have over 9400 teams that qualify for the rankings, an increase…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 5: Tim Whitehead
“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 5: Tim Whitehead

Your favorite youth hockey podcast, “MYHockey. Your Hockey”, is back with episode 5! Listen to Neil and Bernie discuss pre/post teams, the MYHockey 3 Teams of the Week and the role fighting…

2017-18 Week #6 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #6 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #6 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 11k game scores to MYHockey so that we now have over 9400 teams that qualify for the rankings, an increase…

2017-18 Week #5 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #5 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #5 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 11k game scores to MYHockey enabling over 8600 teams to qualify for the rankings, an increase of nearly 1000…

The Decision to Not Allow NHL Players to Compete in 2018 Olympics
The Decision to Not Allow NHL Players to Compete in 2018 Olympics

For the past five Olympic Games, the National Hockey League has allowed their players to play in the Winter Olympics. For players, this is not only a great honor but a fantastic opportunity to represent…

by Andre Liou

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 4: Jay Johnson
“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 4: Jay Johnson

The top youth hockey podcast in North America is back with Episode 4 of “MYHockey. Your Hockey.” Listen to Neil and Bernie discuss ranking updates, T1EHL Showcase results, early season impressions…

2017-18 Week #4 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #4 Rankings Released

This past week volunteers and members added over 9700 game scores to MYHockey resulting 7650 ranked teams, an increase of 1100 over last week. In our major ranking categories, we have new #1 teams at …

MYHockey Rankings Partners with Diamonds in the Rough Analytics (DITR)
MYHockey Rankings Partners with Diamonds in the Rough Analytics (DITR)

MHR (MYHockey Rankings) & DITR (Diamonds in the Rough Analytics) are pleased to announce a creative and content agreement in place to provide statistics and player ranking content starting in fall…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 3: Mason Jobst
“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 3: Mason Jobst

The top youth hockey podcast in North America is back with Episode 3 of “MYHockey. Your Hockey.” Listen to Neil and Bernie talk about the week 1 rankings, USHL Fall Classic Tournament and …

‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,’ Based on the Incredible True Story of Professional Hockey Player Eric LeMarque, Arrives in Cinemas Nationwide October 12 Only
‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,’ Based on the Incredible True Story of Professional Hockey Player Eric LeMarque, Arrives in Cinemas Nationwide October 12 Only

Josh Hartnett Stars in the Riveting Adventure, Based on the Life and Survival of Former Professional and Olympic Hockey Player Eric LeMarque  Featuring an all-star cast including Josh Hartnett (&…

2017-18 Week #3 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #3 Rankings Released

Week #3 brings another 8400 games scores posted to MYHockey and total of 6560 teams who have now reached the 5 game minimum and are being ranked, up 1275 from last week. The database now contains over…

2017-18 Week #2 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #2 Rankings Released

MYHockey is proud to release Week #2 of our 2017-18 season rankings.  Week #2 of the rankings brings with it another level of data maturity in the rankings as the number of reported game scores in…

2017-18 Week #1 Rankings Released
2017-18 Week #1 Rankings Released

The first week of rankings for the 2017-18 season have been released for the following listings: All USA Boys Tier 1 Divisions All USA Boys Tier 2 Divisions All Ontario Boys AAA Divisions All Ontario…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 2: Patrick O’Sullivan
“MYHockey. Your Hockey” Episode 2: Patrick O’Sullivan

Tune in to Episode 2 of “MYHockey. Your Hockey”. Listen to Neil and Bernie talk about Canadian Hockey Tournament results, Bernie’s trip to Blackhawk’s rookie camp in Traverse City…

2017-18 USA Hockey Rule Changes
2017-18 USA Hockey Rule Changes

Every four years, the USA Hockey Board of Directors reviews the playing rules. Once reviewed, the board votes on what rules need to be modified and what ones need to be added.  Many rules were observed…

by Andre Liou

Introducing the MHR Shirt Club!
Introducing the MHR Shirt Club!

MYHockeyRankings.com is excited to announce our all new MHR Shirt Club. Every three months members will receive a brand new, old-school style t-shirt displaying the logo of defunct North American junior…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey.” Episode 1: Angelo Ricci
“MYHockey. Your Hockey.” Episode 1: Angelo Ricci

Episode 1 of “MYHockey. Your Hockey.” is finally here! Listen to Neil and Bernie discuss Labor Day hockey tournament results, off-season training and the big rule changes in youth hockey for…

“MYHockey. Your Hockey.” Podcast
“MYHockey. Your Hockey.” Podcast

New for the 2017-18 season, MYHockey Rankings is excited to announce our inaugural podcast “MYHockey. Your Hockey.". Hosted by Neil Lodin, founder of MHR, and Bernie John, Head Coach of Indy Fuel…

MYHockey is Seeking Volunteers for 2017-18 Season
MYHockey is Seeking Volunteers for 2017-18 Season

The 2017-18 hockey season is underway in many parts of North America. And once again, MYHockey is seeking volunteers to enter scores and keep the system as complete and accurate as humanly possible. Approximately…

The 2017-18 Hockey Season is Underway!
The 2017-18 Hockey Season is Underway!

The MYHockey Team is thrilled for the start of the 2017-18 hockey season and the rollout of our new website.  This offseason we redesigned the website with a focus on user-friendliness. Redesign …

Journalism Interns Wanted
Journalism Interns Wanted

The 2017-18 youth hockey season is only a month away in most parts of North America. The MYHockey Team is just as excited for the start of the season as all of you. With that being said, MYHockey is seeking…

2017-18 Season Info to be Released August 1st
2017-18 Season Info to be Released August 1st

MYHockey will release its preliminary set of 2017-18 season information on Tuesday, August 1st. Most of the data will be a reflection of teams/associations/league data from the 2016-17 season. We ask …

2016-17 Season Will Be Frozen May 31st
2016-17 Season Will Be Frozen May 31st

MYHockey will freeze and begin the archive process on all 2016-17 season data on Wednesday, May 31st after we perform our last update of the season. Over the past few weeks a number of Junior leagues…

Become a Better Skater by Tuning Your Skate Sharpening
Become a Better Skater by Tuning Your Skate Sharpening

It’s spring time. For hockey players everywhere this means 2 things: First, it’s time for a well-earned break. While we know there are spring leagues in full effect, for most it’s a…

Hockey Snapshot: USA Champion Belle Tire Girls 16U Coach Mike Vigilante
Hockey Snapshot: USA Champion Belle Tire Girls 16U Coach Mike Vigilante

There is no perfect recipe for winning national championships, but if you ask the coach of the newly crowned girls 16U team he would say it came down to the slow yet consistent progression of his team…

by Colleen Degnan

Week #31 Rankings Released
Week #31 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #31 rankings have been published. This week we added almost 1500 new game scores and now have over 279k on the season. Currently, 17,323 of our 19,600 teams in the system…

Week #30 Rankings Released
Week #30 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #30 rankings have been published. This week we added over 3200 new game scores and now have over 278k on the season. As of this week, 17,255 of our 19,600 teams in the system…

Week #29 Rankings Released
Week #29 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #29 rankings are now available. This week we added over 3600 new game scores and now have nearly 275k on the season. As of this week, 17,076 of our 19,600 teams in the…

MYHockey Rankings Invitational Tournament Series Announcement
MYHockey Rankings Invitational Tournament Series Announcement

MYHockey Rankings and MYHockey Tournaments are excited to announce the MYHockey Rankings Invitational Tournament Series. These events will feature Tier 1, Tier 2 and High School teams, invited based…

USA Hockey Crowns National Champions
USA Hockey Crowns National Champions

On Monday, April 10, 2017, USA Hockey crowned 19 youth hockey national champions. Thirteen youth boys and six youth girls teams left their respective tournaments as National Champions! Congratulations…

Week #28 Rankings Released
Week #28 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #28 rankings are now available. This week we added over 3700 new game scores and now have over 271k on the season. We currently have 16,916 teams ranked in over 200 categories. We…

USA Hockey Nationals are on Deck
USA Hockey Nationals are on Deck

USA Hockey is getting ready once again to showcase its best!  Virtually all of its National Championships will be decided in events held across the country from April 6-10, 2017.  If you get…

ACHA Showcases Talent in Columbus Ohio
ACHA Showcases Talent in Columbus Ohio

For the first time in its 26-year existence, all five divisions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association showcased their best talent in Columbus, Ohio, from March 9th through March 19th. Better …

by Miles McQuinn

2016-17 Week #27 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #27 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #27 rankings are now available. This week we added over 2700 new game scores and now have over 267k on the season. We currently have 16,766 teams ranked in over 200 categories. We…

2016-17 Week #26 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #26 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #26 rankings are now available. This week we added over 4300 new game scores and now have over 264k on the season. We currently have 16,689 teams ranked in over 200 categories. We approved…

2016-17 Week #25 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #25 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #25 rankings are now available. This week we added over 10k new game scores and now have over 260k on the season. This week we had some great contributions in Minnesota to update their…

2016-17 Week #24 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #24 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #24 rankings have been posted. This week we added nearly 7000 new game scores and now have over 250k on the season. As the season winds down, we continue to enter fewer games each week, …

2016-17 Week #23 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #23 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #23 rankings have been posted. This week we added more than 8300 new game scores and now have 244k on the season.  For the first time in months, we have fallen below the 10k mark…

Growing the Game Through Improved Scheduling
Growing the Game Through Improved Scheduling

Every tournament and league official who is responsible for scheduling has felt the pain developing a balanced schedule among a group of relatively equal teams.  How do you know how good the teams…

by Colleen Degnan

A Different Perspective on the Numbers
A Different Perspective on the Numbers

MYHockey essentially converts hockey game to numbers and applies those numbers to teams.  One could argue something as beautiful as a hockey game should never be reduced to numbers.  And the…

2016-17 Week #22 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #22 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #22 rankings have been posted. What a busy weekend!  This week we added more than 11k new game scores and now have 235k on the season.  We currently have 15,914 teams…

A Look at College Hockey with Mike Snee of College Hockey, Inc.
A Look at College Hockey with Mike Snee of College Hockey, Inc.

College hockey is known for crazy student sections, sellout crowds, high entertainment value and numerous unforgettable moments. The talent that is pumped out of the NCAA ranks is pretty good too. From…

by Miles McQuinn

2016-17 Week #21 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #21 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #21 rankings have been posted. This week we added almost 11k new game scores and now have 224k on the season.  We currently have 15,670 teams ranked in over 200 categories.  …

2016-17 Week #20 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #20 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #20 rankings have been posted. This week we added another 10k new game scores and now have over 213k on the season.  We currently have 15,416 teams ranked in over 200 categories…

2016-17 Week #19 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #19 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #19 rankings have been posted. This week we added another 13k new game scores.  We also increased the minimum game requirement this week from 5 games to 10 games and that…

Hockey Snapshot: Luke Kunin
Hockey Snapshot: Luke Kunin

The captain of the gold medal 2017 World Juniors Championship did not score the most goals, achieve the most assists or rack up the most points in the tournament but he did showcase something better than…

by Colleen Degnan

A Look at USA Hockey in 2017
A Look at USA Hockey in 2017

Following not only one but two, two-goal comebacks, another Troy Terry clutch shootout goal and Tyler Parsons slamming the door shut on Canada in the United States' 5-4 win in the world junior hockey …

by Miles McQuinn

How and Why Minnesota Hockey is Different
How and Why Minnesota Hockey is Different

Virtually every week someone asks me a question about Minnesota hockey.  Why aren't they ranked with other teams?  How good is the Minnesota hockey.  Is it different than hockey in the …

2016-17 Week #18 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #18 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #18 rankings have been posted. This week we added another 11k new game scores and 127 new teams to the rankings.  We now have 16070 ranked teams, the most ever in MYHockey…

2016-17 Week #17 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #17 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #17 rankings are now available. This week we added over 12k new game scores and 234 new teams to the rankings this week.  We now have 15,945 ranked teams. We hope everyone had…

2016-17 Week #16 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #16 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #16 rankings are now available. This week we added over 10k new game scores and over 300 new teams to the rankings this week.  We now have 15,712 ranked teams out of the …

2016-17 Week #15 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #15 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #15 rankings are now posted. Volunteers and members managed to add another 8000 new game scores and another 500 teams to the rankings this week.  We now have 15,410 ranked teams, with…

2016-17 Week #14 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #14 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #14 rankings are now posted. Despite a slow holiday week with only 6000 new game scores, we have added another 660 teams to the rankings this week and we now have 14,913 teams that are …

Hockey Nerd: Understanding the Maximum Goal Differential
Hockey Nerd: Understanding the Maximum Goal Differential

In every one of my 14 seasons I have been asked by website viewers why the seven (7) goal maximum goal differential or why do those games capped by the seven goals get included in the calculation process…

Giving More Than The Game
Giving More Than The Game

In just a few days, hockey players around the world will wake up to brand new skates and sticks with values attached to them that continue to boggle the imagination and shrink parental bank accounts. …

by Miles McQuinn

Hockey Snapshot: Michael Betcherman
Hockey Snapshot: Michael Betcherman

Long winter days in Ottawa consisted of pick-up “shinny” in the morning, afternoon and evening for Canadian native Michael Betcherman. Growing up aspiring to be in the professional hockey …

by Colleen Degnan

2016-17 Week #13 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #13 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #13 rankings are now posted. As High School hockey heats up, MYHockey continues to add a large number of teams our rankings.  This week we have 14,258 ranked teams, up 954 from last…

2016-17 Week #12 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #12 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #12 rankings are now available. While December is often a little less busy in the hockey world as teams and families prepare for the holidays, we still managed to record over 11k new game…

2016-17 Week #11 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #11 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #11 rankings have been released. It's been another busy week with over 11k new games added to MYHockey and quite a few corrections made to Thanksgiving weekend tournament games.  We…

2016-17 Week #10 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #10 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #10 rankings have been released.   We've added almost 11k new game scores from the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  There was some great tournament games out there.  You…

2016-17 Week #9 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #9 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #9 rankings have been released.   We have published a new Hockey Nerd column that goes into details the rankings math and touches on our most common ranking error, invalid game scores…

Hockey Nerd: The Math Further Explained
Hockey Nerd: The Math Further Explained

We receive emails weekly asking some variation of the questions, "why is my team ranked number x?" The answer is always the same, because that's where your team's performance on the ice puts them. MYHockey…

Hockey Snapshot: Reagan Carey
Hockey Snapshot: Reagan Carey

Learning to play hockey in her Chicago neighborhood at the age of six, Reagan Carey had no idea her future would be so interwoven with the sport she has now devoted her whole life to. Although at that…

by Colleen Degnan

2016-17 Week #8 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #8 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #8 Rankings have been released. We saw more than 10k game scores added to MYHockey this week and saw over 500 new teams who have played the required five game minimum added to the rankings…

2016-17 Week #7 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #7 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #7 Rankings are now out. For the most part we have recovered well from out half day outage last week and made real progress on getting teams updated. More than half of our 19.1k teams …

Nov 2nd Outage Update
Nov 2nd Outage Update

The MYHockey Rankings website has been restored and we have updated the rankings for November 2, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience of our outage today. MYHockey has been experiencing some web…

Hockey Snapshot: Peter MacArthur
Hockey Snapshot: Peter MacArthur

When one can say hockey has raised you, brought you across continents, inflicted career-altering injuries and made you not only a player but also a mentor and still remains an integral part of your life…

by Colleen Degnan

2016-17 Week #5 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #5 Rankings Released

This week we topped 10k game scores for the first time of the season.  We've started to catch-up on both mens and womens college action and look to put some emphasis on USA and Canadian Juniors over…

Growing the Game: Florida Lady Vipers
Growing the Game: Florida Lady Vipers

The endless hours spent driving out of state and numerous dollars put towards the tiresome hockey weekends had finally reached a breaking point for the Ade family. Florida resident and hockey enthusiast…

by Colleen Degnan

Hockey Nerd: Initial Strength of Schedule
Hockey Nerd: Initial Strength of Schedule

Every year I get a few dozen questions about how I calculate the strength of schedule (SCHED) of a team. My response is always that the SCHED is the average rating of a team's opponents. If you refer…

2016-17 Week #4 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #4 Rankings Released

Week #4 brings another 9000 games added to MYHockey.  Those games push another 1300 teams over teams over the five game minimum.  We now have 7800 teams that qualify for the rankings. Keep …

2016-17 Week #3 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #3 Rankings Released

Week#3 brings another 8000 games scores posted to MYHockey and total of 6500 teams who have now reached the 5 game minimum and are being ranked. The database now contains over 34k game scores. What does…

2016-17 Week #2 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #2 Rankings Released

MYHockey is proud to release Week #2 of our 2016-17 season rankings.  Week #2 of the rankings brings with it another level of data maturity in the rankings as the number of reported game scores in…

2016-17 Week #1 Rankings Released
2016-17 Week #1 Rankings Released

The first week of rankings for the 2016-17 season have been released for the following listings: All USA Boys Tier 1 Divisions All USA Boys Tier 2 Divisions All Ontario Boys AAA Divisions All Ontario…

Important Notes About First Ranking of Season
Important Notes About First Ranking of Season

As we prepare to release rankings for our 14th season on Wednesday morning, Sept 28th, it's important that we take some of the lessons we have learned over the years and try to prevent some unnecessary…

Hockey Snapshot: Grant Besse
Hockey Snapshot: Grant Besse

If there was a textbook detailing on the correct development path a young hockey player should take it would likely feature a few of the common routes taken today with plenty of examples of players who…

by Colleen Degnan

MYHockey Introduces New Integration Tools
MYHockey Introduces New Integration Tools

In attempt to continuously improve MYHockey, we are proud to announce two new integration tools for league and association websites. Our two new Application Programming Interface (API) adapters can enable…

Hockey Snapshots: Mason Jobst
Hockey Snapshots: Mason Jobst

Growing up in the shadow of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, Mason Jobst was not mezmorized by the race track. From a young age, he loved the sport of hockey, committing much of …

by Colleen Degnan

MYHockey Seeking Volunteers
MYHockey Seeking Volunteers

The 2016-17 hockey season is just about to start in many parts of North America. And once again, MYHockey is seeking volunteers to enter scores and keep the system as complete and accurate as humanly…

2016-17 Season Data Released
2016-17 Season Data Released

MYHockey has released preliminary 2016-17 season information. The process starts with us essentially copying last years teams and leagues and using that as a starting point for the current season. While…