MYHockey News Since August 1, 2021

WJC Looks to Ramp Up Interest & Excitement in Quarterfinals
WJC Looks to Ramp Up Interest & Excitement in Quarterfinals

CBC Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com The energy, excitement – and hopefully fan interest – is expected to ramp up in Edmonton at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior…

The Rink Shrinks Episode 82: South Carolina Stingrays President, Robbie Concannon
The Rink Shrinks Episode 82: South Carolina Stingrays President, Robbie Concannon

BY & Motts are back for Episode 82 fresh off of the Rink Shrinks first ever street hockey festival which took place last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came out to play, work, watch, and support…

This WJC is About More Than Gold, Silver or Bronze
This WJC is About More Than Gold, Silver or Bronze

Yahoo photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Last week I turned on one of Team USA’s preliminary-round World Junior Championship games – I can’t remember which one, because…

WJC 2022: Hopefully the Second Time's the Charm
WJC 2022: Hopefully the Second Time's the Charm

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com No matter when or where the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship is played, the tournament has evolved into an annual battle among the United…

Making the Most of Your Tryout Camp Experience
Making the Most of Your Tryout Camp Experience

Pembroke Lumber Kings Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com This article is reposted from June 2021.  If you ask multiple people to describe a junior hockey main camp, you’re likely…

What Scouts Look For: Successful Players Embrace the Three "C
What Scouts Look For: Successful Players Embrace the Three "C

This is the third in series of articles examining in detail what hockey coaches and scouts at the NCAA, junior, AAA and prep-school levels look for when watching potential prospects.    By…

Introducing USA 10U Girls Ratings
Introducing USA 10U Girls Ratings

Photo Credit: Honeybaked Hockey Club Traditionally, MYHockey Rankings (MHR) has not provided ratings for girls teams at the 10U age level. There were a few different reasons for this. MHR has continued…

What to Expect from "Main Camp Season"
What to Expect from "Main Camp Season"

Chippewa.com photo   By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Re-posted from July 12, 2020   If you have a kid playing AA or AAA hockey who is over the age of 14 you’ve probably heard…

The Frenzy Has Arrived!
The Frenzy Has Arrived!

Sportsnet.ca Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com During the last few years we’ve been treated to much more high-level summer hockey than usual thanks to COVID-impacted National Hockey League…

Announcing the North American Jersey Challenge!
Announcing the North American Jersey Challenge!

One of the best things about walking into a facility that has multiple ice rinks during a large youth hockey tournament is the flood of colors you see on and off the ice. It’s so much fun to cruise…

After Another Controversial Ending It's Time for the NHL to Figure it Out
After Another Controversial Ending It's Time for the NHL to Figure it Out

Sportsnet.ca Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com It happens this time every year, and it’s as predictable as Pavlov’s dogs, the swallows returning to Capistrano and Canada geese heading…

Memorial Cup Preview & Viewing Guide
Memorial Cup Preview & Viewing Guide

NHL.com photo By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com With the Stanley Cup finals already underway, when the puck drops to open play in the Memorial Cup Monday at 6 p.m. EDT, the long journey that…

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The U15 AA Peterborough Ice Kats
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The U15 AA Peterborough Ice Kats

PTBOCanada.com Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com It happens in youth sports all the time.  A special group of athletes that just happened to be born during the same year randomly comes…

Avs-Bolts Stanley Cup Matchup Elicits Memories of the '80s
Avs-Bolts Stanley Cup Matchup Elicits Memories of the '80s

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com As we prepare for Game 1 of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Finals, it’s almost like déjà vu all over again. You see, almost 40…

No Matter the Path to Get There, the Numbers Say U.S. vs. Canada Will Thrill
No Matter the Path to Get There, the Numbers Say U.S. vs. Canada Will Thrill

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Apparently, the best path from point A to point B isn’t always a straight line.  After one of the most evenly matched preliminary rounds in Under-18 Women…

Canada Looks to Find Its Game in U18 WWC Quarterfinals
Canada Looks to Find Its Game in U18 WWC Quarterfinals

Hockey Canada Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com One argument as to why international women’s ice hockey hasn’t become more popular among casual sports fans is a lack of parity. …

Much at Stake as the U.S. and Canada Meet in U18 WWC
Much at Stake as the U.S. and Canada Meet in U18 WWC

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com When the United States and Canada meet in women’s hockey, the forecast usually calls for a high-energy, fast, super-intense and chippy battle that likely…

The Long Journey to U18 Worlds Is Over & Now the Fun Begins
The Long Journey to U18 Worlds Is Over & Now the Fun Begins

Hockey Canada Photo  By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com They come from all over North America, hailing from hockey-crazed Canadian locales such as London, Etobicoke, Kelowna, Halifax and Cornwall…

2022-23 Season Data Released
2022-23 Season Data Released

After finalizing the 2021-22 season, MYHockey has released 2022-23 season data.  The process mostly consists of copying last seasons data as a starter for the current season.  While this creates…

2021-22 Final Rankings
2021-22 Final Rankings

MYHockey Final Rankings for the 2021-22 season are now available.  We added another 2800 game scores over the past month and end the season with over 298k.  We end the season with 18,303 teams…

NHL Conference Finals: Ben & the Oilers Still the Pick
NHL Conference Finals: Ben & the Oilers Still the Pick

NHL.com Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com It’s nice to be able to make your own rules and get some vindication – or at least a little bit of redemption. At the same time, it&rsquo…

The Rink Shrinks Episode 70: Mailbag
The Rink Shrinks Episode 70: Mailbag

This week, The Shrinks are back for Episode 70 where they answer questions from concerned hockey dads. BY and Motts begin the episode by catching up on Motts’ weekend at the NHL Network, share…

Junior Jargon: Helping Players & Families Understand Draft Season
Junior Jargon: Helping Players & Families Understand Draft Season

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com While many kids and families are still unwinding from their youth hockey seasons – with tryouts in a good number of areas completed and the spring weather finally…

Battles of Alberta & Florida Should Make Round 2 Fun
Battles of Alberta & Florida Should Make Round 2 Fun

Global News Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Missed it by THISMUCH. The opening round of the National Hockey League playoffs is over, and what a first tound it was with five of the eight …

Canada National Championship Hub
Canada National Championship Hub

Hockey Canada’s U18 male and female national championships got underway on Monday, May 16 and run through Sunday, May 22. The men’s tournament is being hosted by the Sydney Rush in Okotoks…

Major Announcement: Ranking Changes are Coming!
Major Announcement: Ranking Changes are Coming!

Yes, you read the headline correctly! In light of our big announcement last week at the Project Play Summit, hosted by the Aspen Institute, MYHockey Rankings is proud to announce we will be making major…

Be Careful What You Push For
Be Careful What You Push For

ADMKids.com photo By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com There comes a time when every young person reaches a crossroads and faces important decisions. Hopefully the choices they make are fueled by their…

Finally, It's the Year the Leafs & Avs Won't Disappoint
Finally, It's the Year the Leafs & Avs Won't Disappoint

Denver Post Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com For what seemed like an eternity, the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks were the epitome of National Hockey League playoff futility.&nbsp…

More Intrigue Than Drama for the NHL's Final Weekend
More Intrigue Than Drama for the NHL's Final Weekend

Sportsnet.ca Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com With the Vegas Golden Knights’ elimination from playoff contention late Wednesday, the field of 16 for the Stanley Cup Playoffs was finalized…

Junior Hockey Playoff Primer - 2022
Junior Hockey Playoff Primer - 2022

While the top-tier United States Hockey League (USHL) and Major Junior Canadian Hockey League get most of the attention when it comes to North American junior hockey, some great U20 hockey is being played…

2021-22 Week #30 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #30 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #30 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members entered just over 2900 games this past week.   We've been working to update all playoff games for Hockey Canada…

Maybe We Shouldn't be in Such a Rush to Pick Our Teams
Maybe We Shouldn't be in Such a Rush to Pick Our Teams

ADMKids.com Photo By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com While there was much negativity and frustration when the world shut down as COVID spread like wildfire during the spring and summer of 2020…

2021-22 Week #29 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #29 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #29 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members entered just over 2500 games this past week.  We currently have 18,058 teams ranked, topping the 18k mark for the first …

Ontario Postseason Hockey Hub
Ontario Postseason Hockey Hub

Ontario Postseason Hockey Hub Ontario Hockey Federation Championships The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Minor Hockey Championship is three-day event that determines OHF Champions at the U13 A…

It's Not the End if You Don't Get That Contract Right Now
It's Not the End if You Don't Get That Contract Right Now

MinnesotaHockeyMag.com Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com  While young hockey players hoping to one day play at the highest levels face many ups and downs throughout the course of …

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The 14U AA NYC Cyclones
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The 14U AA NYC Cyclones

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Sometimes, even when coaches have the best of intentions, it can be challenging to keep young athletes from focusing on wins and losses, especially when a team is…

2021-22 Week #28 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #28 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #28 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members entered just over 3300 games this past week.  We continue to work on geographic pockets of teams that do not have much/any…

Western Canada Postseason Hockey Hub
Western Canada Postseason Hockey Hub

Western Canada Postseason Hockey Hub Alberta After a two-year COVID-induced hiatus, March and April playoff hockey has returned to Alberta. Host locations were announced for the province’s 29 …

Episode 64: Mailbag with Paul Pearl
Episode 64: Mailbag with Paul Pearl

The Shrinks are joined by Cushing Academy Coach, Paul Pearl, for a mailbag episode!  BY and Motts recap their weekend where Motts played in a few Bruins alumni games and BY shaved his head in support…

Bay State Breakers 16U Girls: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Bay State Breakers 16U Girls: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Many of us were reared on those time-honored sayings. …

The Rink Shrinks: Episode 63
The Rink Shrinks: Episode 63

Last week The Shrinks are joined by former New Jersey Devil and 2x Stanley Cup Champion, Colin White. BY and Motts discuss The Frozen Four, some silly trivia of The Hobey Baker Award, players taking…

2021-22 Week #27 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #27 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #27 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members entered just over 4000 games this past week.  USA Hockey completed its youth and girls National Championships over …

USA Hockey 2022 Nationals Hub
USA Hockey 2022 Nationals Hub

The automatic berths have been earned and the at-large bids have been awarded. Teams have been seeded and placed in pools, and the schedule is set. All that’s left now is for the puck to be dropped…

2021-22 Week #26 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #26 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #26 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members entered 5300 games this past week.  USA Hockey Youth Tier 1 Nationals begin today and all remaining (Girls & Tier…

What Scouts Look For: Hockey IQ Is More Than Just Instinct
What Scouts Look For: Hockey IQ Is More Than Just Instinct

Hockey Canada Photo This is the second in series of articles examining in detail what hockey coaches and scouts at the NCAA, junior, AAA and prep-school levels look for when watching potential prospects…

The Rink Shrinks: Episode 62
The Rink Shrinks: Episode 62

On episode 62 of The Rink Shrinks, BY and Motts are joined by Merrimack Assistant Coach, Josh Ciocco, for a mailbag episode.  As a former teammate of BY’s for three years at UNH, Josh gives…

2021-22 Week #25 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #25 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #25 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members entered 6500 games this past week as the USA youth hockey season winds down except for the highly anticipated National tournaments…

Week 25 MHR Games of the Week - Canadian Provincial & Postseason Roundup
Week 25 MHR Games of the Week - Canadian Provincial & Postseason Roundup

As we enter the two-week lull between state and district tournaments and USA Hockey National Championships in the United States, postseason play in Canada is heating up as teams compete in league playoffs…

2021-22 Week #24 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #24 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #24 rankings are now available.  We ran a day early this week to assist in getting the latest data available to USA Hockey as they look to fill at-large spots for Nationals.  Thanks…

MHR & The Rink Shrinks Announce Strategic Partnership
MHR & The Rink Shrinks Announce Strategic Partnership

MYHockey Rankings (MHR), the premier source for youth hockey information in North America, and The Rink Shrinks, a youth hockey podcast hosted by Brian Yandle and Mike Mottau, are excited to announce…

Week 24 Weekend Wrap - Final Nationals Berths Decided
Week 24 Weekend Wrap - Final Nationals Berths Decided

We are now through Week 24 of the 2021-22 youth hockey season, and that means the final automatic berths for USA Hockey’s National Championship tournaments have all been decided! This week, …

Week 24 MHR Games of the Week - Nationals Final Automatic Berths at Stake
Week 24 MHR Games of the Week - Nationals Final Automatic Berths at Stake

It’s Week 24 of the 2021-22 youth hockey season, and that means the final automatic berths for USA Hockey’s National Championship tournaments will be decided by the end of the weekend. Next…

2021-22 Week #23 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #23 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #23 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members approxmiately 10,200 games this past week. That's another impressive weekly game total by volunteers, members…

Week 23 Weekend Wrap - National Championship Fields Taking Shape
Week 23 Weekend Wrap - National Championship Fields Taking Shape

USA Hockey National Championship tournament fields continued to round into form over the weekend as more boys’ and girls’ Tier 1 district champions were crowned around the United States. …

The Madness Starts a Little Earlier for NCAA D3 Hockey Teams
The Madness Starts a Little Earlier for NCAA D3 Hockey Teams

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com March Madness has become a phrase so commonly associated with NCAA basketball postseason play that it actually has been trademarked for that sport. That doesn…

Week 23 MHR Games of the Week - Districts in Full Swing
Week 23 MHR Games of the Week - Districts in Full Swing

MIHOCKEY.com photo Tier 1 District Tournament play gets into full swing in the United States this weekend as USA Hockey National Championship berths will be earned around the country. For our Week 23…

2021-22 Week #22 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #22 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #22 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members added nearly of 12,000 games this past week. As we enter March, we enter post-season tournament time.  Please …

Week 22 Weekend Wrap - Pacific District Champs Crowned
Week 22 Weekend Wrap - Pacific District Champs Crowned

Four tickets were punched to the USA Hockey Youth Tier 1 National Championship tournament over the weekend in Irvine, Calif., as Pacific District champions were crowned at the 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U levels…

What Scouts Look For: Good Skaters Get Good Opportunities
What Scouts Look For: Good Skaters Get Good Opportunities

Sportsnet.ca Photo This is the first in series of articles examining in detail what hockey coaches and scouts at the NCAA, junior, AAA and prep-school levels look for when watching potential prospects…

MYHockey Rankings is Hiring an Operations Manager!
MYHockey Rankings is Hiring an Operations Manager!

MYHockey Rankings (MHR) is looking for motivated, driven and creative individuals that enjoy working as part of a team in a high-energy environment to lead our platform's day to day operations…

Week 22 MHR Games of the Week - District Play is Underway!
Week 22 MHR Games of the Week - District Play is Underway!

It’s that time of year again. Already. District Tournament play has begun in the United States as boys’ and girls’ Tier 1 teams embark on the the final legs of the journeys that they…

Week 21 Weekend Wrap
Week 21 Weekend Wrap

Usually, our Games of the Week end up being exciting, close and hard-fought contests when they actually are played out on the ice. That’s what we hope for when we select the matchups each week. …

2021-22 Week #21 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #21 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #21 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members added just shy of 13,000 games this past week.  A big tournament weekend has increased team movement in the rankings…

At Some Point They All Become Your Kids
At Some Point They All Become Your Kids

By Scott Lowe – MyHockeyRankings.com This wasn’t the article I originally planned to write. Don’t worry. It’s coming. Over the next several weeks I will be posting valuable information…

Week 21 MHR Games of the Week
Week 21 MHR Games of the Week

USA Hockey Photo Approximately 40 of the top United States Girls youth hockey programs at the 14U, 16U and 19U levels come together just outside Washington, D.C., for this weekend’s Junior Women…

Not the Olympic Results We Hoped for But Still Well Worth Watching
Not the Olympic Results We Hoped for But Still Well Worth Watching

Associated Press Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Well, this certainly wasn’t what most people expected. Casual hockey observers – and there are many of them every four years …

2021-22 Week #20 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #20 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #20 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members added about 12,700 games this past week.  We are eagerly anticipating another great week of hockey coming up with the Presidential…

Week 20 Weekend Wrap
Week 20 Weekend Wrap

Toronto Star Photo The Exposure Hockey Group’s Paradise Cup turned out to be all it was cracked up to be as 14 of the nation’s top-30 USA Boys 2009 teams competed and crowned champions in…

Week 20 MHR Games of the Week
Week 20 MHR Games of the Week

It seems as though most of Canadian youth hockey finally is back up and running, and this week in the United States we have the top 2009 boys tournament of the year. So why not mix it up a little for …

Different Approaches but Same Goal for U.S. & Canada Men
Different Approaches but Same Goal for U.S. & Canada Men

USA Hockey Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Let’s take a little quiz.  Connor McDavid. Sidney Crosby. Alex Ovechkin. Evgeni Malkin. Marc-Andre Fleury. Patrick Kane. Nathan MacKinnon…

2021-22 Week #19 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #19 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #19 rankings are now available.  Volunteers and members added about 13,400 games this past week.  That bump up from last week is a direct result from Ontario resuming play this…

Week 19 Weekend Wrap
Week 19 Weekend Wrap

Well, it looks like we pretty well nailed it with our Week 19 Games of the Week. Two of the games were decided by a single goal, one went to a shootout and the other was a 1-0 game late into the third…

USA vs. Canada: Who Will Write the Next Chapter?
USA vs. Canada: Who Will Write the Next Chapter?

Graphic by Molly Scarborough By Scott Lowe - MYHockey Rankings This one isn’t for all the marbles, but that usually doesn’t matter. Tonight at 11:10 p.m. Eastern when the women from Canada…

Week 19 MHR Games of the Week
Week 19 MHR Games of the Week

In youth hockey, February means that it’s playoff time, and that is evident already as we enter the first weekend of the month. While state, district, provincial and national tournaments are still…

Women's Hockey Takes Center Stage in Beijing
Women's Hockey Takes Center Stage in Beijing

Sporting News Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Hockey fans around the world were disappointed to hear the news not too long ago that the National Hockey League would not be sending its players…

Week 18 Weekend Wrap
Week 18 Weekend Wrap

Pretty soon highly youth hockey teams are going to ask to be left out of our MHR Games of the Week feature if the upset trend continues That’s right, after three upsets in Week 17, our Week 18 …

2021-22 Week #18 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #18 Rankings Released

We hope everyone survived last weekends blizzard (bomb cyclone) and is ready for this week's winter storms.  But while you are pinned inside, we thought we'd entertain you with MYHockey Week #18 …

Let's Make Hockey Fun Again
Let's Make Hockey Fun Again

Peterborough Examiner Photo By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Last weekend I watched from a distance as a young hockey player on an NCAA college team was pulled from his locker room and berated by…

Week 18 MHR Games of the Week
Week 18 MHR Games of the Week

The crazy weather crushing the Northeast right now has shut hockey down there this weekend. Too many schedule changes, postponed games and cancellations to keep track of. So, this week we turn to the …

2021-22 Week #17 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #17 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #16 rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 12,100 game scores to MYHockey over the past week and we've added over 100 teams to the rankings again this week. Never…

Week 17 Weekend Wrap
Week 17 Weekend Wrap

Penticton Western News Photo Every now and then we get lucky and pick some incredible games for our Games of the Week Feature. Week 17 was one of those weeks. Three of our four games resulted in minor…

Week 17 MHR Games of the Week
Week 17 MHR Games of the Week

While it was disappointing to see parts of Canada shut down hockey rinks because of the spread of the Omicron variant, in turn shutting down youth hockey for a few weeks, it's great to see leagues and…

A Player and Parent Guide to Picking Your Next Hockey Team
A Player and Parent Guide to Picking Your Next Hockey Team

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com It’s an exciting time of year for young hockey players. We’re approaching the clubhouse turn and nearing the home stretch of the season. League…

2021-22 Week #16 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #16 Rankings Released

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! MYHockey Week #16 rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 11,000 game scores to MYHockey over the past week. Close to …

Week 16 Weekend Wrap
Week 16 Weekend Wrap

With so many games being played in the United States during the holiday weekend, we were provided with a great opportunity to dig into some top matchups of Tier 2 teams that might not normally get the…

Week16 MHR Games of the Week
Week16 MHR Games of the Week

Martin Luther King Day Weekend has become one of the busiest hockey weekends of the year in the United States. It's a weekend during which many teams travel outside their leagues to partcipate in one …

2020-21 Week #15 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #15 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #15 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 10.5k game scores to MYHockey over the past week. We added 624 new teams so there are now 16,200 teams that qualify for…

Week 15 Weekend Wrap
Week 15 Weekend Wrap

Our first Games of the Week for 2022 lived up to expectations as everyone in the hockey world returned to action following a holiday break for many. Our featured games included contests from the CCM 2010…

Week 15 MHR Games of the Week
Week 15 MHR Games of the Week

Happy New Year and welcome to the first full hockey weekend of 2022! While it seems like the end of the 2021-22 season is still way off in the distance, the truth is that before you know it we will be…

2021-22 Week #14 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #14 Rankings Released

We hope everyone had a nice and safe holiday and New Year! MYHockey Week #14 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 7k game scores to MYHockey over the past two weeks. That…

WJC 2022 Viewing Guide
WJC 2022 Viewing Guide

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com NHL.com Photo For most people around the world, late December is considered the winter holiday season. But for hockey fans it’s WJC season. That’s right…

Happy Hockey Holidays: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
Happy Hockey Holidays: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Boston Globe Photo The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s the holiday season, a time to celebrate, reflect and look ahead. Another year…

2021-22 Week #13 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #13 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #13 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 13,100 game scores to MYHockey.  After releasing a number of new rankings this week, the number of ranked…

Week 13 Weekend Wrap
Week 13 Weekend Wrap

Maine Nordiques Photo We cruised into amateur hockey's holiday break with four great matchups that comprised our Week 13 Games of the Week last weekend. In our featured contest, a battle of the top two…

Drill of the Week 12 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 12 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to our 12th Drill of the Week, powered by Kenny Brandt and SkilledAdvantageHockey.com. This week we move from our stickhandling progressions to the realm…

Week 13 MHR Games of the Week
Week 13 MHR Games of the Week

Welcome to the last big hockey weekend before the winter holidays. Every week that we present our MyHockey Rankings Games of the Week it gets harder to believe how fast the season is flying by. Many people…

2021-22 Week #12 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #12 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #12 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 12,500 game scores to MYHockey resulting in 14,297 ranked teams, an increase of 404 over last week. Now to…

Week 12 Weekend Wrap
Week 12 Weekend Wrap

Our Week 12 Featured Games of the Week turned out to be all we expected and maybe even a little more as Canada's top-ranked Boys Prep team from St. Andrew's College split a pair of games with Culver Academy…

Week12 MHR Games of the Week
Week12 MHR Games of the Week

We bring Canada back into the mix for our Week 12 Games of the Week, with three of our contests taking place north of the border. One of the matchups, our featured games of the week, include the No. 3…

2021-22 Week #11 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #11 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #11 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 15,000 game scores to MYHockey.  This week 580 new teams qualified for the rankings bring the total…

Drill of the Week 11 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 11 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to our 11th Drill of the Week, powered by Kenny Brandt and SkilledAdvantageHockey.com. This week, once again, we are at the “pro” level as …

Week 11 Weekend Wrap
Week 11 Weekend Wrap

USA HOCKEY PHOTO CLICK HERE FOR OUR VIDEO WRAP-UP WITH GAME HIGHLIGHTS Another great weekend of youth hockey action is behind us, and as we dive deeper into the holiday season, the 2021-22 hockey…

Week 11 MHR Games of the Week
Week 11 MHR Games of the Week

After a holiday weekend off, our Games of the Week return for Week 11 of the 2021-22 season. This week we head to the Chicago are for some great Tier 1 and Tier 2 USA girls hockey action from the CCM …

2021-22 Week #10 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #10 Rankings Released

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! MYHockey Week #10 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 12,500 game scores to MYHockey.  This week 822 new teams…

Drill of the Week 10 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 10 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to our 10th Drill of the Week, powered by Kenny Brandt and SkilledAdvantageHockey.com. This week we move back to the “pro” level and continue…

2021-22 Week #9 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #9 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #9 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 12k game scores to MYHockey, quickly approaching the 100k mark. Thanks to our volunteers and members …

Understanding the How & Why of Our Youth Hockey Rankings
Understanding the How & Why of Our Youth Hockey Rankings

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Most people love our rankings and look forward to their release each week, but there are many others who may not like them or understand their need or purpose.&nbsp…

Drill of the Week 9 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 9 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to our ninth Drill of the Week, powered by Kenny Brandt and SkilledAdvantageHockey.com. This week we move back to the “pro” level and continue…

Week 9 MHR Games of the Week
Week 9 MHR Games of the Week

New England Hockey Journal Photo Whenever the NorthEast Pack gets together for an event it usually provides us with more than enough matchups of highly ranked teams to fill our full slate of weekly Games…

MYHockey & Athletic Performance Insight Announce Partnership
MYHockey & Athletic Performance Insight Announce Partnership

MYHockey Rankings (MHR), North America’s premier source for youth hockey rankings and information, and Athletic Performance Insight (API) are excited to announce a data-sharing partnership …

2021-22 Week #8 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #8 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #8 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 13k game scores to MYHockey so that we now have over 10,248 teams that qualify for the rankings, …

Drill of the Week 8 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 8 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to our eighth Drill of the Week powered by Kenny Brandt and SkilledAdvantageHockey.com. In the first seven lessons we followed a stick-handling progression…

Week 8 MHR Games of the Week
Week 8 MHR Games of the Week

Richmond-News.com photo Finally!  As we enter Week 8 of our 2021-22 rankings season and after being able to post Canadian rankings for the past several weeks, we are able to highlight some great…

2021-22 Week #7 Rankings Update
2021-22 Week #7 Rankings Update

MYHockey Week #7 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 11,400 game scores to MYHockey. MHR now has over 9,515 teams that qualify for the rankings, an increase of…

Drill of the Week 7 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 7 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL After our six-week off-ice stickhandling progression, it’s time to take it to the ice (or your online skates) for our Drill of the Week 7, powered by Kenny…

Week 7 MHR Games of the Week
Week 7 MHR Games of the Week

We head to the Chicgo area and one of the nation's biggest youth tournaments for all four of our Week 7 Games of the Week. The CCM World Invite features more than 500 teams, more than 10,000 players and…

2021-22 Week #6 Rankings Update
2021-22 Week #6 Rankings Update

MYHockey Week #6 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added just under 10,0000 game scores to MYHockey. With hundres of new teams reaching the 5 game minimum and…

Drill of the Week 6 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 6 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to the sixth of our MYHockey Rankings Drill of the Week features powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey. We are thrilled to have partnered with Kenny Brandt…

Week 6 MHR Games of the Week
Week 6 MHR Games of the Week

MIHockey.com Photo For our Week 6 Games of the Week, we turn our attention to the hockey hotbed of New England where a couple of the fall’s biggest and best showcases are taking place. The Eastern…

The Power of Technology
The Power of Technology

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Hockey is a huge investment for everyone involved. First, there is the time commitment required of the players and their families, the coaches who often don&rsquo…

2021-22 Week #5 Rankings Update
2021-22 Week #5 Rankings Update

MYHockey Week #5 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 9,600 game scores to MYHockey. Now to the interesting rankings material you all care about!&nbsp…

Drill of the Week 5 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 5 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to the fifth of our MYHockey Rankings Drill of the Week features powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey. We are thrilled to have partnered with Kenny Brandt…

Week 5 MHR Games of the Week
Week 5 MHR Games of the Week

Chicago Mission Photo USA girls’ Tier 1 hockey takes center stage this weekend as Minnesota hosts many of the top 14U, 16U and 19U programs from all over the United States as part of the CCM High…

2021-22 Week #4 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #4 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #4 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 10k game scores to MYHockey resulting in 7123 ranked teams, an increase of 1200 over last week. We released…

Week 4 MHR Games of the Week
Week 4 MHR Games of the Week

New England Hockey Journal Photo It’s another big tournament weekend for youth hockey around the United States as we inch a little closer to releasing our first Canadian rankings in more than two…

Drill of the Week 4 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 4 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL Welcome to the fourth of our MYHockey Rankings Drill of the Week features powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey. We are thrilled to have partnered with Kenny Brandt…

2021-22 Week #3 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #3 Rankings Released

Week #3 brings another 8600 games scores posted to MYHockey and total of 5906 teams who have now reached the 5 game minimum and are being ranked, up 942 from last week. The database…

NHL Welcomes Back Fans & an Old Friend as Season Opens on ESPN Tonight
NHL Welcomes Back Fans & an Old Friend as Season Opens on ESPN Tonight

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com  For years hockey fans have trolled ESPN, the self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader” in sports programming, for being apathetic toward the NHL …

Week 3 MHR Games of the Week: Minnesota District Playoffs
Week 3 MHR Games of the Week: Minnesota District Playoffs

While more hockey is being played all over North America each week, in Minnesota they’ve been going strong since mid-August and are already starting the district tournament process to determine …

2021-22 Week #2 Rankings Released
2021-22 Week #2 Rankings Released

MYHockey Rankings is proud to release Week #2 of our 2021-22 season rankings. Week #2 of the rankings brings another level of data maturity as the number of reported game scores in the database grew by…

Almost Everything You Do is on Video
Almost Everything You Do is on Video

By Scott Lowe – MyHockeyRankings.com  NHL.com Photos This is one of the busiest times of year for hockey recruiting and scouting. Junior coaches have just settled on their final rosters …

Drill of the Week 3 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 3 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL  Here is the third of our MYHockey Rankings Drill of the Week features powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey. We are thrilled to have partnered with Kenny Brandt…

Week 2 MHR Games of the Week
Week 2 MHR Games of the Week

What a great time of the year for youth hockey! Our first set of rankings weas released this week, and top teams from all over the United States are traveling to other parts of the country to take on…

2021-22 USA Youth Rankings Released
2021-22 USA Youth Rankings Released

We've released our 2021-22 Week #1 Rankings. It includes USA boys Squirt Minor 2012 (9U) thru Midget Major 18U and Girls 14U thru 19U. The remainder of the rankings (Girls 12U, Junior, College, Canadian…

Stronger Than Ever Despite Challenging 2020, October Saves Ready to Roll in 2021
Stronger Than Ever Despite Challenging 2020, October Saves Ready to Roll in 2021

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com The hockey community is excited about everything it seems. As rinks all over North America finally spring back to life after a crazy and uncertain 18 pandemic-ravaged…

Drill of the Week 2 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 2 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE DRILL  Here is the second of our MYHockey Rankings Drill of the Week features powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey. We are thrilled to have partnered with Kenny Brandt…

Its Hockey Time!
Its Hockey Time!

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com New York Times photo  It’s September and ice rinks around North America are once again filled with the joyful sounds of hockey. One sure sign that things…

Drill of the Week 1 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey
Drill of the Week 1 Powered by Skilled Advantage Hockey

Click here to check out this video showing how the drill is done properly. We are thrilled to have partnered with Kenny Brandt and Skilled Advantage Hockey to bring you our new “Drill of the Week…

Hello Hockey My Old Friend: Junior Teams Begin Play in Canada
Hello Hockey My Old Friend: Junior Teams Begin Play in Canada

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com AJHL.ca photo The date was April 19, 2021, and the Ontario Hockey League was pulling the plug on its season. There would be no games because of COVID-19. Wait, …

Survive and Thrive: NAHL Showcase Returns After Challenging 2020-21 Season
Survive and Thrive: NAHL Showcase Returns After Challenging 2020-21 Season

Working hard while mixing in a little creativity from beginning to end, the North American Hockey League successfully navigated an uncertain 2020-21 season.      A year after not being…

Remembering Ace Bailey & Mark Bavis Helps Us Find the Positives on 9/11 Anniversary
Remembering Ace Bailey & Mark Bavis Helps Us Find the Positives on 9/11 Anniversary

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com USA Today Photo Like most people who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, the unthinkable and devastating events of that day have had a lasting impact on me. Every year…

Players & Coaches Hope for Return to "Near Normalcy" as NAHL Season Opens
Players & Coaches Hope for Return to "Near Normalcy" as NAHL Season Opens

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com The last 18 months have been extremely difficult for all of us, and coaches are no different. Unfortunately, after blindly navigating an unprecedented pandemic and…

MYHockey Rankings, Skilled Advantage Hockey Announce Partnership Focused on Player Development
MYHockey Rankings, Skilled Advantage Hockey Announce Partnership Focused on Player Development

MYHockey Rankings (MHR), the premier source for youth hockey rankings and information, and Skilled Advantage Hockey are excited to announce an interactive social-media partnership focused on skills…

Junior Hockey is Back & We're Here to Help You Untangle the U.S. Junior Hockey Web
Junior Hockey is Back & We're Here to Help You Untangle the U.S. Junior Hockey Web

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com HockeyJournal.com photo Junior hockey is back! Or it’s about to be back, and not just in the United States. That’s right, September marks the return…

MYHockey is Seeking Volunteers for 2021-22 Season
MYHockey is Seeking Volunteers for 2021-22 Season

The 2021-22 hockey season is finally underway in some 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…

Coaches & Officials Have Concerns But See Positives in New USA Hockey Rules
Coaches & Officials Have Concerns But See Positives in New USA Hockey Rules

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Duluth News Tribune Photo Every four years USA Hockey makes changes to its playing rules. There usually are a number of changes – this year there are nearly…

The Wait is Finally Over for the World
The Wait is Finally Over for the World

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com NBC Sports photo When the puck drops today, finally, on the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship, it will have been 859…

Womens World Championship: The Best Story of All is That They're Playing
Womens World Championship: The Best Story of All is That They're Playing

By Scott Lowe - MYHiockeyRankings.com TSN.ca photo Has there ever been a sporting event with more storylines than the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship? …

Summer Hockey Brings Sense of Normalcy for Players, Coaches & Scouts
Summer Hockey Brings Sense of Normalcy for Players, Coaches & Scouts

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com It’s been a refreshing summer around the ice rinks of North America, and not just because it’s a great way to get out of the sweltering heat many of us…