MYHockey News Since August 1, 2020

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
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's Top Women's Players
The Wait is Finally Over for the World's Top Women's Players

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…

Junior Hockey Drafts Bring Hope, Opportunity and a Challenging Journey
Junior Hockey Drafts Bring Hope, Opportunity and a Challenging Journey

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com NAHL.com Photo Every spring and summer hundreds of elite youth hockey players begin the journey toward achieving their hockey goals as North American high-level …

A Different Perspective on Junior Tryout Camps
A Different Perspective on Junior Tryout Camps

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com TelegraphHerald.com photo If you ask multiple people to describe a junior hockey main camp, you’re likely to get a variety of answers.  Many will call…

Teachable Moment #3 - What Happened to the Islanders?
Teachable Moment #3 - What Happened to the Islanders?

By Scott Lowe – MYHockey Rankings.com NorthJersey.com Photo In the third edition of our MyHockey Rankings Teachable Moment series we take a look at what caused the New York Islanders to surrender…

Teachable Moment #2 - Mangiapane Avoids the
Teachable Moment #2 - Mangiapane Avoids the "Fly By" to Score for Canada

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com NHL.com Photo In our second MYHockey Rankings Teachable Moment, we pull a clip from Team Canada’s remarkable recent run to the IIHF Men’s World…

Welcome to the 2021-22 Hockey Season!
Welcome to the 2021-22 Hockey Season!

MYHockey Rankings has released our initial set of team and league data for the 2021-22 fall/winter season. At this point we are focused on identifying and updating all competitive travel hockey teams…

by Neil Lodin

2020-21 Rankings Data Finalized
2020-21 Rankings Data Finalized

MYHockey Rankings Data for the 2020-21 season has been finalized for all levels except Juniors. There will be a small update for Juniors at the end of the month in order to incorporate the NAHL Robertson…

Teachable Moment #1 - Keep it Simple with the Game on the Line
Teachable Moment #1 - Keep it Simple with the Game on the Line

amny.com photo By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com  In the first of what we hope will be many MyHockey Rankings Teachable Moments, we take a look at a couple of recent plays during the National…

Goal Achieved but Dream Deferred for Four Jr. Barracudas
Goal Achieved but Dream Deferred for Four Jr. Barracudas

By Scott Lowe – MyHockeyRankings.com Photo Courtesy Burlington Jr. Barracudas Last week in the United States we were fortunate to celebrate the playing of youth hockey national-championship tournaments…

2020-21 Week #30 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #30 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #30 Rankings have been released. All the results from this past week's National Championships have been added. Congratulations to both the participants who fell short and those who were…

USA Hockey Girls Tier 1 Nationals Preview
USA Hockey Girls Tier 1 Nationals Preview

USA Hockey Photo A day after the puck dropped on the USA Hockey Tier 1 Youth (Boys) Nationals, play gets underway for the girls in all three age groups bright and early Thursday just outside of Philadelphia…

2020-21 Week #29 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #29 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #29 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 1,300 new game scores to MYHockey over the past week! Quick reminder that USA Hockey Youth Nationals begin today …

USA Hockey Youth Tier 1 Nationals Preview
USA Hockey Youth Tier 1 Nationals Preview

USA Hockey Photo Rankings as of Week 28 The puck finally drops Wednesday morning at around 10 a.m. Central for all four age groups competing in the USA Hockey Youth (Boys) Tier 1 National Championships…

2020-21 Week #28 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #28 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #28 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 1,900 new game scores to MYHockey over the past week!   Congratulations to all teams who partcipated (and won…

USA Girls Tier 1 Nationals Fields Set
USA Girls Tier 1 Nationals Fields Set

Updated 9:40 a.m. April 20, 2021 USA Hockey Girls Tier 1 National Championships at the 14U, 16U and 19U levels are scheduled to take place April 29 – May 3 at Ice Line in West Chester, Pa., just…

USA Boys Tier 1 Nationals Fields Almost Set
USA Boys Tier 1 Nationals Fields Almost Set

Updated 9:55 a.m. April 20, 2021 USA Hockey Boys' Tier 1 National Championships at the 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U levels are scheduled to take place April 28 – May 3 in various locations around the …

2020-21 Week #27 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #27 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #27 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added nearly 1,000 new game scores to MYHockey over the past week! Thanks to all that helped get District results in this past week…

ALERT: Early Rankings Update - Monday, April 12th at 12pm ET
ALERT: Early Rankings Update - Monday, April 12th at 12pm ET

MYHockey Rankings (MHR) will be running the weekly rankings early next week. We will be moving our normal weekly update process from Wednesday to Monday, April 12th at 12pm (noon) ET.  The change…

USA Girls Tier 1 District Tournament Roundup
USA Girls Tier 1 District Tournament Roundup

MIHockey.com photo USA Hockey District Tournament play heats up in Week 27 of the 2020-21 season, with several boys’ and girls’ events being held around the United States and more Nationals…

2020-21 Week #26 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #26 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #26 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added nearly 1,200 new game scores to MYHockey over the past week! At MYHockey, we are definitely looking forward to this week's …

Tier 1 USA Boys District Tourney Roundup
Tier 1 USA Boys District Tourney Roundup

BurghHockey.com photo With USA Hockey National Championships fast approaching for boys and girls, our attention turns in Week 26 to the Tier 1 USA Boys district playoffs that started a few weeks ago …

2020-21 Week #25 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #25 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #25 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added nearly 2,300 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! It was an exciting weekend for NCAA Mens D1 hockey as they paired …

Communication is a Two-Way Street
Communication is a Two-Way Street

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com The complaint I hear most often from young hockey players and their families is that their coach is a poor communicator. Before players come to that conclusion, though…

Week 25 MHR Games of the Week
Week 25 MHR Games of the Week

As the United States youth hockey season continues to progress toward April’s USA Hockey National Championships, we head to the Central District for our Week 25 Games of the Week. The Central District…

2020-21 Week #24 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #24 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #24 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added nearly 5,100 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! We added 86 new teams that have now met the 5 game minimum requirement…

Believe It or Not It's Tryout Time Again
Believe It or Not It's Tryout Time Again

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com It’s been a very challenging year for youth hockey players and programs throughout North America. Looking back to this time last year I remember hoping…

Week 24 MHR Games of the Week
Week 24 MHR Games of the Week

NJ.com photo It’s playoff time as the 2020-21 youth hockey season continues to wind down. This week as league, state and district tournaments roll on around the United States, we move our focus…

2020-21 Week #23 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #23 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #23 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added another 6,100 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! We added 96 new teams that have now met the 5 game minimum requirement…

Week 23 MHR Games of the Week
Week 23 MHR Games of the Week

Welcome to the month of bonus hockey! With USA Hockey Nationals getting pushed back until late April, many youth hockey organizations are taking advantage by scheduling more games and hosting more tournaments…

2020-21 Week #22 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #22 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #22 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added another 6,200 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! We added 400 new teams that have now met the 5 game minimum…

Week 22 MHR Games of the Week
Week 22 MHR Games of the Week

USA Hockey Photo Welcome to March Madness, hockey style!  Starting last week and continuing over the better part of the next month we are in the midst of the most exciting time of the year for …

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

MYHockey Week #21 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added just over 10,100 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! We added 800 new teams that have now met the 5 game…

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

One of the biggest events in the United States during Week 21 of the 2020-21 season takes place in Detroit this week as many of the nation’s top 15U boys’ teams converge to play in the Top…

2020-21 Week #20 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #20 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #20 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added 7,600 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! Almost 200 new teams have now met the 5 game minimum requirement so that nearly…

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

USA Hockey Photo The Week 20 schedule is highlighted by a boys’ showcase based out of Youngstown, Ohio, which features 11 teams ranked among our MyHockeyRankings.com top 10 competing across three…

2020-21 Week #19 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #19 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #19 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added just shy of 8,000 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! Almost 440 new teams have now met the 5 game minimum…

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

MIHockey.com Photo Presidents’ Day Weekend in February traditionally is one of the biggest weekends for youth hockey tournaments all over North America. With more teams being allowed to play games…

MHR's Unsanctioned Game Rule: No Longer in Effect
MHR's Unsanctioned Game Rule: No Longer in Effect

Due to youth hockey beginning to return to normal in most geographic areas, MYHockey Rankings has decided it is time remove our previously implemented unsanctioned game rule. Starting February 10th, …

USA 12U Girls Tier 1 Ranking Category Update
USA 12U Girls Tier 1 Ranking Category Update

MHR’s Staff wanted to provide the hockey community with an update on the USA 12U Girls Tier 1 ranking category. Many people have reached out on the subject matter, so we felt it was important to…

2020-21 Week #18 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #18 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #18 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added just over 6,700 game scores to MYHockey over the past week! Almost 536 new teams have now met the 5 game minimum requirement…

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

As we continue into Week 18 of the youth hockey season, this week we received more great news as all youth and high school sports considered to be “high risk,” including hockey, were allowed…

2020-21 Week #17 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #17 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #17 Rankings have been released. We currently have 7,708 teams that are ranked in one of our 256 ranking categories.  We added a very solid 6k game scores this week and…

How to Reach Out to a Prospective Coach
How to Reach Out to a Prospective Coach

Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com A topic that frequenlty comes up when players are looking to be recruited for junior and college teams is about contacting coaches of teams for which they might…

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

Wicked Local Waltham Photo Week 17 is here already, and the last weekend of January brings us more great youth hockey matchups across the United States just as we received the news that in Canadian junior…

Registration for 2021 NAHL Combines Now Open
Registration for 2021 NAHL Combines Now Open

DALLAS, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has the announced the dates and locations for the 2021 Combines, which are now open for registration. The NAHL Combines are driven by the …

2020-21 Week #16 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #16 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #16 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added approximately 5,800 game scores to MYHockey this past week! Over 300 new teams have now met the 5 game minimum…

Hockey's Time-Honored Question: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Hockey's Time-Honored Question: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Winchendon.org Photo   By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com   For youth hockey players anywhere, but especially in non-traditional markets, it’s a question that kids who have …

Week 16 MHR Games of the Week
Week 16 MHR Games of the Week

After one of the busiest weekends of the 2020-21 hockey season last weekend, top teams all over the United States are back in action again in Week 17 as we approach the end of January. A season that never…

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

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! MYHockey Week #15 rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 5,500 game scores to MYHockey over the past week. That is largest…

Looking Ahead to Next Year? Do Your Homework to Maximize the Odds
Looking Ahead to Next Year? Do Your Homework to Maximize the Odds

Suffolk University Athletics Photo   By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com   Even though we’ve mercifully turned the corner from 2020 and are a few weeks into 2021, as far as hockey…

Week 15 Games of the Week Feature Special Matchup
Week 15 Games of the Week Feature Special Matchup

It’s a very busy Martin Luther King Day weekend for boys and girls youth hockey in the United States despite many areas still being impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.   For the boys, there…

2020-21 Week #14 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #14 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #14 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 4.3k game scores to MYHockey over the past week. We now have 7,044 teams that qualify for our rankings. Good luck…

Week 14 MHR Games of the Week
Week 14 MHR Games of the Week

Happy New Year!   After a little bit of a hockey break in many parts of North America prior to and during the holidays, activity started to pick up last weekend with more action planned in areas…

2020-21 Week #13 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #13 Rankings Released

We hope everyone had a nice and safe holiday and New Year! MYHockey Week #13 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 3.4k game scores to MYHockey over the past two weeks. That…

Handicapping the WJC Final 4 With Dave Starman
Handicapping the WJC Final 4 With Dave Starman

NHL.com Photo   By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com    Dave Starman probably watches as much or more hockey than just about anyone, but even he can’t watch every game.  …

Hockey New Year: Goodbye & Good Riddance 2020!
Hockey New Year: Goodbye & Good Riddance 2020!

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com By the time you read this, 2020 will be in the rearview mirror. Thank God. We made it.  But in all seriousness, when I wrote a similar Hockey New Year piece…

Big Day Ahead as WJC Goes from
Big Day Ahead as WJC Goes from "Boring" to Thrilling

NHL.com Photo   By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com   Well, that escalated quickly.   A few days ago, the talk around the hockey world was that the International Ice Hockey Federation…

World Juniors Viewing Guide
World Juniors Viewing Guide

CHL.ca Photo   By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRanking.com   For obvious reasons, the 2021 World Junior Championships will be a tournament like no other we’ve ever seen as COVID-19 leaves …

2020-21 Week #12 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #12 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #12 Rankings have been released. Volunteers and members added over 3k game scores to MYHockey over the past week. This week 190 new teams qualified for the rankings bring the total …

Week 12 MHR Games of the Week
Week 12 MHR Games of the Week

Even in areas of the United States where youth hockey is still permitted, the schedule starts to lighten up a bit for Week 12 as we prepare to enter the traditional holiday break. This week our Games …

Holiday Special!! MHR Team Memberships Only $19.99
Holiday Special!! MHR Team Memberships Only $19.99

To continue the holiday spirit, MHR is offering our first ever membership discount! Through the end of 2020, we are offering team memberships for only $19.99. Simply click HERE or the "…

2020-21 Week #11 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #11 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #11 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 3,300 game scores to MYHockey resulting in 6,362 ranked teams, an increase of 545 over last week. Now…

A View From the Pod With Dave Starman - Week 2
A View From the Pod With Dave Starman - Week 2

Tyler Schank/Dultuth News Photo By Dave Starman via Scott Lowe Apparently even the guy who watches more college hockey games than anyone has his limits. For Dave Starman, the voice of college hockey…

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

A big SuperSeries AAA showcase in Indiana that features four of the nation’s top 10 16U Tier 1 boys’ teams highlights our Week 11 Games of the Week slate, while our LiveBarn Featured Game …

2020-21 Week #10 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #10 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #10 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 3.5k game scores to MYHockey.  This week over 300 new teams qualified for the rankings bringing…

A View From the Pod With Dave Starman - Week 1
A View From the Pod With Dave Starman - Week 1

By Dave Starman via Scott Lowe for MYHockeyRankings.com  If you missed the first week of action from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s “pod” in Omaha, don’t worry…

Week 10 MHR Games of the Week
Week 10 MHR Games of the Week

Unfortunately, with COVID-19 cases on the rise and more states and districts shutting down or limiting play, it seems as though we have fewer games to choose from each week. But for Week 10 we still managed…

2020-21 Week #9 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #9 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #9 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 3.5k game scores to MYHockey allowing us to surpass the 50k Thanks to our volunteers and members for their…

Hockey Comes Through to Fight Cancer in Difficult Times
Hockey Comes Through to Fight Cancer in Difficult Times

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Editor's Note - The amounts raised by the individuals named in this article are based on the current totals at these links; Canada Rankings USA Rankings …

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

New England Hockey Journal photo Most years, many youth hockey teams take a break on American Thanksgiving weekend, although there traditionally also are some large tournaments. The slate seems to be…

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

LeagueAthletics.com Photo As COVID-19 continues to spread, we still have enough leagues sup and running to provide some great matchups of ranked team during the Week 8 weekend. Please remember, for your…

2020-21 Week #7 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #7 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #7 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 4,600 game scores to MYHockey. We now have over 4,800 teams that qualify for the rankings, an increase…

NCAA Women's Hockey Update
NCAA Women's Hockey Update

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com Wisconsin Athletic Communications Photo All of college ice hockey, but particularly NCAA Division I women’s hockey, received another gut punch this week when…

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

USA Hockey Photo We have another great matchup of top-10 teams this weekend as we conclude Week 7 of the 2020-21 youth hockey season. In our LiveBarn Featured Game of the week, at the 2007 Bantam Minor…

College Hockey Finally Returns This Weekend!
College Hockey Finally Returns This Weekend!

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com NDInsider.com photo   One of the positives to come out of the pandemic was the unexpected hearty dose of Stanley Cup playoff hockey we were gifted throughout…

Breaking News: USA Tier 1 Ranking Category Changes
Breaking News: USA Tier 1 Ranking Category Changes

MYHockey Rankings (MHR) is continuing its pledge to provide the youth hockey community with enhanced ways to view the rankings data. We have implemented several new enhancements to go along with our rankings…

2020-21 Week #6 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #6 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #6 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added approximately 5k game scores to MYHockey so that we now have 4,000 teams that qualify for the rankings, an…

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

Last week our featured game of the week included the top-two teams in the United States at the Pee Wee Major or 12U level, with the now top-ranked Mid-Fairfield Rangers knocking off the second-ranked …

2020-21 Week #5 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #5 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #5 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added approximately 3500 game scores to MYHockey so that we now have 3.724 teams that qualify for the rankings, …

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

Great news about our Week 5 MYHockeyRankings.com Games of the Week; we have an early season matchup of the nation’s top-two teams at the USA Boys’ Tier 1 level! The top-ranked LA Jr. Kings…

2020-21 Week #4 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #4 Rankings Released

MYHockey Week #4 Rankings are now available. This past week volunteers and members added over 4,500 game scores to MYHockey resulting in 3,419 ranked teams, an increase of 442 over last week…

Technology Even More Important for Clubs in Trying Times
Technology Even More Important for Clubs in Trying Times

By Scott Lowe – MYHockeyRankings.com It has been a challenging start to the season for youth and junior hockey organizations around North America. For some programs, other than getting a started…

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

MIHockey.com photo   As the 2020-21 rankings continue to take hold and become more accurate, we will try to highlight some of the top youth hockey matchups taking place throughout North America…

2020-21 Week #3 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #3 Rankings Released

Week #3 brings another 4,400 games scores posted to MYHockey and total of 2,986 teams who have now reached the 5 game minimum and are being ranked, up 580 from last week. The database now contains…

Fresh Look: MHR Overhauls Ranking Categories
Fresh Look: MHR Overhauls Ranking Categories

As many in the youth hockey community have already noticed, for the first time in more than 10 years, MYHockey Rankings (MHR) has made significant updates to our ranking listings and categories for the…

It's A Great Weekend to Celebrate Girls' Hockey
It's A Great Weekend to Celebrate Girls' Hockey

By Scott Lowe – MYHockey Rankngs.com FoxSports.com Photo   It seems appropriate that USA Hockey’s eighth annual Girls Hockey Weekend will be celebrated the same week that longtime …

Minnesota Hockey District’s 4 and 6 Sign Deal with GameSheet
Minnesota Hockey District’s 4 and 6 Sign Deal with GameSheet

GameSheet Inc, the most trusted name in digital scorekeeping and league management, is pleased to announce the signing of a Pilot Contract with District’s 4 and 6 of Minnesota Hockey to score games…

2020-21 Week #2 Rankings Released
2020-21 Week #2 Rankings Released

MYHockey Rankings is excited to release Week #2 of our 2020-21 season rankings. Week #2 of the rankings brings another level of data maturity as the number of reported game scores in the database…

It's Never Too Eary to Start Planning for the Future
It's Never Too Eary to Start Planning for the Future

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com SBNCollegeHockey.com Photo   It seems like it was just yesterday that we were wondering when ice rinks might open back up and if we would even have a 2020-…

2020-21 USA Youth Rankings Released
2020-21 USA Youth Rankings Released

We've released our 2020-21 Week #1 Rankings.  It includes USA boys Squirt Minor 2011 (9U) thru Midget Major 18U and Girls 12U thru 19U.  The remainder of the rankings (Junior, College, …

Octobers Saves Keeps Fighting Cancer Even in Tough Times
Octobers Saves Keeps Fighting Cancer Even in Tough Times

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com When Lara Hopewell finally had time to take a breath last January and comprehend what her October Saves Goalie Challenge had accomplished in 2019, she knew it was…

A Thank You Letter to Commissioner Bettman
A Thank You Letter to Commissioner Bettman

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com WITN.com Photo Dear Commissioner Bettman, First, before I get into what I really want to say, I have a confession. I was that guy. Actually, to some degree, I may…

MYHockey Rankings, NAHL/NA3HL/NAPHL Announce Strategic Partnership for 2020-21 Season
MYHockey Rankings, NAHL/NA3HL/NAPHL Announce Strategic Partnership for 2020-21 Season

MYHockey Rankings (MHR), the premier source for youth hockey rankings and information, and NAHL/NA3HL/NAPHL, a leader in fostering and developing NCAA bound hockey players, are excited to announce a strategic…

First Rankings Release Pushed Back to October 7th
First Rankings Release Pushed Back to October 7th

MYHockey Rankings (MHR) traditionally releases their first rankings update on the last Wednesday of September, which would fall on 9/30 this year. Unfortunately that will not be the case this season due…

Feed Off the Kids' Excitement as We Return to Hockey
Feed Off the Kids' Excitement as We Return to Hockey

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com   If nothing else, kids are resilient.   Facing a “new normal” as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, young hockey players from all over North…

Different Lightning Team Takes the Next Step
Different Lightning Team Takes the Next Step

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com NHL.com Photo It was Aug. 11 in Toronto, but it seems like years ago. The first game of the first round of the new and improved 2020 NHL COVID Cup Playoffs inside…

Game Rules Update: Unsanctioned Games
Game Rules Update: Unsanctioned Games

Youth hockey is back in many areas of the United States, and MyHockeyRankings (MHR) is thrilled to finally be ramping up toward providing our weekly national rankings for boys’ and girls’ …

Canadian Junior Hockey Return-to-Play Update
Canadian Junior Hockey Return-to-Play Update

As hockey makes its return in Canada with most provinces permitting either small-group skills sessions or modified small-group game play, the top tiers of Canadian junior hockey wrestle with issues that…

Slowly But Surely, Canada Returns to Play
Slowly But Surely, Canada Returns to Play

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com HockeyCanada.ca photo As the United States prepares for its third weekend of youth hockey in various parts of the country following USA Hockey’s decision to…

The Future is Now for the NHL
The Future is Now for the NHL

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com   NHL.com Photo   No one really knew what to expect when 24 National Hockey League teams entered their respective bubbles back in late July. So, it&rsquo…

MYHockey is Seeking Volunteers for 2020-21 Season
MYHockey is Seeking Volunteers for 2020-21 Season

The 2020-21 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…

Hockey's Back, So Now Let's be Good Teammates
Hockey's Back, So Now Let's be Good Teammates

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com LiveBarn.com Photo It was amazing to see social media come to life over the weekend with photos and videos of kids playing hockey in different parts of the United…

Updated Round 2 NHL Playoff Schedule Announced
Updated Round 2 NHL Playoff Schedule Announced

NHL.com Photo   While we all take time today to reflect on the current issues relating to racial injustice, racism and equality in our nations, we do have more exciting NHL Playoff hockey …

U.S. Youth & Junior Hockey Season is Finally Here!
U.S. Youth & Junior Hockey Season is Finally Here!

Northern Cyclones Photo   Youth and junior hockey is happening in the United States! In some areas of the U.S., the 2020-21 youth hockey season got underway last weekend, while teams in other …

Are you Ready for Round 2?
Are you Ready for Round 2?

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com NHL.com Photo Well, the National Hockey League threw us a curve ball by getting Round 2 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs a little quicker than in normal years, starting…

NHL Second-Round Schedule Set
NHL Second-Round Schedule Set

NHL.com Photo No rest for the weary as the National Hockey League's August adventure continues. Game times and television coverage have been announced for the second round of this year's playoffs, and…

Never a Dull Moment for NHL Goalies
Never a Dull Moment for NHL Goalies

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com NHL.com Photo Most parents of hockey goalies probably figured this out about five minutes into their child’s first game between the pipes, but for anyone…

Follow the Lead of Young NHL Players Stepping Up
Follow the Lead of Young NHL Players Stepping Up

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com NHL.com Photo Usually when a catch phrase becomes part of our everyday vernacular there is some merit to its origin and usage. We’ve all heard the term &ldquo…

Wild NHL Postseason Ride Continues Today
Wild NHL Postseason Ride Continues Today

By Scott Lowe - MYHockeyRankings.com TheHockeyNews.com Photo How are you doing? Did you survive? Yesterday, I mean. You know, the day with no hockey games.  Did you make it through okay? Having…

Matchups, Times & TV Set for NHL First Round
Matchups, Times & TV Set for NHL First Round

Yahoo Sports Photo The National Hockey League has announced the starting times and television coverage for all first-round playoff games through Aug. 18. While we were spoiled with five or six games …

Big NHL Names Face Possible Elimination Friday
Big NHL Names Face Possible Elimination Friday

By Scott Lowe - MyHockeyRankings.com Sportsnet Photo For at least another day it looks like fans will be treated to March Madness-style hockey coverage in August. While the Carolina Hurricanes looked…

NHL Madness Continues Today
NHL Madness Continues Today

By Scott Lowe – MyHockeyRankings.com   NBC Sports Photo   Well, we knew it was going to be different. And unpredictable. And probably pretty crazy.   Day 1 of the revamped 2020…

Hockey Gets Real Again ... TODAY!
Hockey Gets Real Again ... TODAY!

By Scott Lowe – MyHockeyRankings.com It all starts today. A few minutes after noon Eastern time, when the puck drops on Game 1 of the Qualifying Round best-of-five series between the Carolina …