USA Hockey Magazine Podcasts

USA Hockey Magazine is taking a step into the digital age with the creation of a USA Hockey Magazine Podcast. Each episode will focus on various topics that have been and will continue to be covered in the pages of USA Hockey Magazine, the world's largest hockey publication, and will feature some of the most influential people in hockey today.

Each Podcast will be archived on USAHockey.com and here at USAHockeyMagazine.com.

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September 2, 2014: Jon Cooper, the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, talks about how his involvement with USA Hockey helped land him a job in the NHL.

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August 28, 2014: Jack Capuano of the N.Y. Islanders talks about life as an NHL head coach in the latest USA Hockey Magazine podcast. 

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August 24, 2014: Dean Lombardi, the general manager of the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, sits down the USA Hockey Magazine during the National Hockey Coaches Symposium in Las Vegas.

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August 7, 2014: Derek Plante, the head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team, talks about the upcoming Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piesany, Slovaki. 

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August 5, 2014: Carla Hall, celebrity chef and cohost of ABC's popular daytime cooking show, The Chew, talks about the importance of making healthier choices when it comes to food. 

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July 28, 2014: Jennifer Noiles, a performance specialist with EXOS currently working at the Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center, talks about training and conditioning of hockey players.

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July 17, 2014: The National Hockey Coaches Symposium is coming to Las Vegas in August. You can hear more about it in the latest USA Hockey Magazine podcast. 

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April 14, 2014: Three-time Paralympian Kip St. Germaine talks about the growth of sled hockey during the 2014 USA Hockey Disabled Festival.

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April 13, 2014: Josh Sweeney, a member of the 2014 gold-medal winning U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, talks about being a role model to young disabled athletes and what he's been up to since returning from Sochi.

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April 12, 2014: Amy LaPoe, the founder of the Tomahawks Special Hockey Team based out of Chicago, talks about the joys and benefits of special hockey during the 2014 USA Hockey Disabled Festival.

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April 11, 2014: J.J. O'Connor, the chair of USA Hockey's Disabled Section talks about the hours of work volunteers dedicate to make the Disabled Festival run smoothly and what it means to have members of the U.S. Paralympic Team competing in the games.

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April 10, 2014: Bill Robertson, the newly-appointed commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, discusses his plans for the league in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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April 9, 2014: Renown hockey photographer Bruce Bennett shot his 5,000th hockey game last night. This morning he talked to us for another USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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USA Hockey National Championship

April 4, 2014: Matt Walsh, an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, talks about scouting players at the 2014 USA Hockey Tier I National Championships in Green Bay, Wis.

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April 3, 2014: Jincy Dunne talks about her experience with the Women's National Team in the pre-Olympic Tour, her time as team captain at the IIHF U-18 Women's World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, as well as her games so far at Nationals and why she chose to continue her career playing on boy's teams.

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April 2, 2014: USA Hockey Youth Council Chair Dave Klasnick discusses the efforts each site and the numerous volunteers put in to make the USA Hockey National Championship a success.

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April 1, 2014: USA Hockey senior director of hockey development Kevin McLaughlin helps us kick off USA Hockey National Championship week by discussing what makes the competition so great and what his plans for the week will be.

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American Development Model

November 26, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Guy Gosselin talks about the current state of the American Development Model in the latest edition of the USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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November 21, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Roger Grillo talks about how to replicate the free-wheeling fun of pond hockey in today’s youth hockey culture in the latest episode of the USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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November 19, 2013: Matt Herr, ADM Regional Manager, talks about the challenges and successes of the ADM in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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November 14, 2013: Former Boston College player Ben Eaves talks about how concussions forced him to retire in the latest edition of the USA Hockey Magazine Podcast. 

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November 12, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Roger Grillo talks about the importance of coaches bringing energy and enthusiasm to their practices.

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November 5, 2013: George Atkinson, the president of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association, talks about the impact that the American Development Model has had on his state.

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October 31, 2013: USA Hockey’s director of officiating Matt Leaf discusses how the ADM is helping to groom the next generation of officials in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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October 15, 2013: John Gruden, a coach with the U.S. Under-18 Team, discusses how the principles of the American Development Model are incorporated into training some of the nations top young hockey players the National Team Development Program in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 26, 2013: We continue our discussion with ADM Regional Manager Guy Gosselin. In today's USA Hockey Magazine Podcast the two-time U.S. Olympian talks about the Progressive Checking Skill Development Program.

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September 24, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Guy Gosselin discusses the benefits of having patience when it comes to long-term athlete development in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 19, 2013: Lou Vairo, long-time coaching pioneer, traces the origins of the American Development Model and discusses the impact the program has on USA Hockey in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 17, 2013: Kevin Kavanagh, the executive director of Massachusetts Hockey, talks about the impact that the American Development Model has had in the Bay State in the newest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 12, 2013: Kevin Erlenbach, director of Membership Development, talks about how the American Development Model is a key component in USA Hockey's continued efforts to grow the game in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 10, 2013: Matt Herr, the newest member to the team of American Development Model regional managers, talks about his background as a multi-sport athlete in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 5, 2013: Matt Herr, the newest ADM Regional Manager, talks about the upcoming Empire State Development Tour in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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September 3, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Bob Mancini talks about the importance of station-based practices and how to create an effective practice plan in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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August 29, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Bob Mancini talks about staging a pair of age-specific clinics during the recent U.S. Men's National Team Camp in Arlington, Va.

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August 22, 2013: In today's USA Hockey Magazine Podcast, ADM Regional Manager Scott Paluch talks about the "Golden Age Of Motor Skill Coordination" at the Squirt age level.

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August 20, 2013: ADM Regional Manager Scott Paluch talks about the transition from Mites to Squirts within the ladder of development in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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August 15, 2013: In today's USA Hockey Magazine Podcast, ADM Regional Manager Roger Grillo addresses the transition from Mites to Squirts as part of the American Development Model's ladder of development.

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August 13, 2013: In today's USA Hockey Magazine Podcast, ADM Regional Manager Roger Grillo talks about the challenges and benefits of changing the youth hockey culture.

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August 8, 2013: In this USA Hockey Magazine ADM Podcast, Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs talks about the importance of playing multiple sports.

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August 6, 2013: We conclude our three-part conversation with Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of Hockey Development. Today, Kevin talks about the importance of building the right foundation for young players coming into the game, which is an integral part of the American Development Model.

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August 1, 2013: In Part 2 of our special USA Hockey Magazine Podcast series on the American Development Model, Kevin McLaughlin looks at some of the myths surrounding the ADM and offers up the realities of this revolutionary development program.

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July 30, 2013: Kevin McLaughlin kicks off our series on the American Development Model

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2013 USA Hockey National Championships

June 28, 2013: Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of hockey development at USA Hockey, joins us to talk about the 2013 National Championships.

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Youth Hockey Development

May 13, 2013: David A. Jensen, a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team and former NHL player, talks about skill development,  his new hockey skills training center and his role in the NHL Alumni Hockey Camps.

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2013 IIHF World Championship

April 30, 2013: Jim Johannson talks about the process of selecting this year's U.S. National Team as it prepares for the 2013 IIHF World Championship. The U.S. Squad opens play on Saturday, May 4 against Austria in Helsinki, Finland.

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2013 Under-18 Men's World Championship

April 26, 2013: Frequent USA Hockey Magazine contributor and current FASTHockey broadcaster Chris Peters checks in from Sochi, Russia and the IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship after Team USA defeated Russia 3-2 in a shootout to advance to the gold medal game.

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2013 Frozen Four

April 12, 2013: Tom Reagan, the president of the Connecticut Hockey Conference, talks about the excitement in the Nutmeg State as Quinnipiac and Yale face off in an all-Connecticut final at the Frozen Four.

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April 11, 2013: On the eve of covering his 21st NCAA Frozen Four, long-time USA Hockey Magazine contributor Jess Myers breaks down the field and talks about what makes this tournament such a special time.

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April 10, 2013: Derek Schooley, the head coach of Robert Morris University, talks about building a Div. I program from scratch and what it means to host to the 2013 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.

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2013 Toyota/USA Hockey National Championships

April 7, 2013: Bob Arturo, the hockey director at Robert Morris University, talks about growing the game and promoting fun at the grassroots level in another USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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April 6, 2013: Paul Day, the president of the Mid-Am Affiliate, talks about hockey in Western Pennsylvania, the partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins to promote the growth of grassroots hockey and what it takes to host a successful USA Hockey National Championship.

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April 5, 2013: Dave Hanson is better known around the hockey world as one of the Hanson Brothers from Slap Shot, but these days he's making his mark as the executive director of the Island Sports Center, the host site for the USA Hockey Tier I National Championships in Pittsburgh.

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April 4, 2013: Robin Trellis, the host and chairperson of the 2013 USA Hockey Tier I National Championships in Pittsburgh, talks about the monumental undertaking that goes with hosting the event.

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April 4, 2013: Jeff Brown, former NHL defenseman and current head coach/general manager of the Indiana Ice, talks about the state of the game in the latest USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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April 2, 2013: Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of Hockey Development, previews the 2013 USA Hockey National Championships.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013: Donna Guariglia, the chairperson of the Girls'/Women's Section, previews the upcoming USA Hockey Girls National Championships, which will take place April 2 - 7 at the Sharks Ice in San Jose, Calif.

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Friday, March 22, 2013: Ken Rausch, manager of Youth Hockey, checks in from the USA Hockey High School National Championships in Coral Springs, Fla.

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2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalists

Wednesday, March 20, 2013: Noora Räty, a native of Espoo, Finland, added to her reputation as one of the world’s top goaltenders with a perfect 33-0-0 record this season while establishing a new NCAA single-season record with 15 shutouts. Räty talks about the remarkable season she enjoyed with her Gopher teammates in another in a series of USA Hockey Magazine Podcasts with the three Patty Kazmaier Award finalists.

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Monday, March 18, 2013: Megan Bozek, a senior captain at the University of Minnesota, anchored a defensive corps that was first in goals allowed per game. The Buffalo Grove, Ill., native is one of the three Gophers named as a finalist for the 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given to the top female player in Div. I college hockey. Bozek talks about the remarkable season she enjoyed with her Gopher teammates in the second of a series of USA Hockey Magazine Podcasts with the three Patty Kazmaier Award finalists.

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Friday, March 15, 2013: Amanda Kessel, a junior at the University of Minnesota, led the nation in most offensive categories. She is one of the three Gophers named as a finalist for the 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given to the top female player in Div. I college hockey. Kessel talks about the remarkable season she enjoyed with her Gopher teammates in the first in a series of USA Hockey Magazine Podcasts with the three Patty Kazmaier Award finalists.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013: John Vanbiesbrouck sits down for a USA Hockey Magazine Podcast. The 19-year NHL veteran and member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame talks about his role as USA Hockey's vice president of Junior hockey, life after the NHL and the direction of development within USA Hockey. 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2013: On this USA Hockey Magazine Podcast, USA Hockey's Cameron Eickmeyer, manager internet content and development, brings us one last behind the scenes look at the 2013 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships. 

Just one day before the 2013 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, the ice on Dollar Lake was in trouble. Tournament staff changed game times and the ice crew went to work on an 18-hour day to save the event. Listen to how the tournament was rescued and also learn about what the ice crew does each year.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013: On this USA Hockey Magazine Podcast we talk with Tomas Peric, a teacher of physical education and sport at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic where he focuses on children's sport development and, specifically, on children's ice hockey development.

Dr. Peric is a member of the Coaching Board of the Czech Ice Hockey Federation and an international instructor for the International Ice Hockey Federation's Learn to Play Program. He has authored ten books about children's sport training and ice hockey training.

Dr. Peric talks about the differences and similarities between youth hockey in the United States and the Czech Republic, the benefits of playing cross-ice hockey and his thoughts on the American Development Model.

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Monday, October 29, 2012: After 30 years as an NHL linesman, Dan Schachte has made the transition from the ice to the boardroom as the coordinator of officials for the Hockey East.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012: Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma sits down with us during the USA Hockey National Hockey Coaches Symposium in Washington D.C. to discuss concussions, USA Hockey, the Sochi Olympics, his role as a father, life as an author and much more.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012: Brian Burke may dress in Toronto Maple Leaf blue but he bleeds red, white and blue. The general manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team sits down with USA Hockey Magazine for a wide-ranging interview.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012: Michael Benoit, president and CEO of Total Hockey, talks about expansion plans for his business, the evolving partnership with USA Hockey and the overall state of the hockey equipment industry in the latest USA Hockey Magazine.

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Monday, August 27, 2012: USA Hockey Magazine talks with 2012 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and NHL on NBC and Chicago Blackhawks lead game analyst Eddie Olczyk during the 2012 National Hockey Coaches Symposium in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, August 6, 2012: USA Hockey Magazine podcast Editor-in-Chief Harry Thompson sits down with Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of hockey development at USA Hockey, to preview the U.S. Under-18 Men's Select Team that will be competing in the Ivan Hlinka Tournament.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012: The USA Hockey Magazine Podcast is back and today we're joined by Ken Rausch, manager of youth hockey at USA Hockey, to preview the U.S. Under-17 Men's Select Team that will be competing in the Five Nations Tournament.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012: On today's podcast we sit down with Kevin McLaughlin, senior director of hockey development at USA Hockey, to discuss the USA Hockey National Championships. Topics include notable past participants, the opportunities the event affords players and the amount of preparation that goes into putting all of it together.

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Friday, March 23, 2012: On today's podcast, we speak to Ken Rausch, manager of Youth Hockey at USA Hockey, currently onsite in Salt Lake City for USA Hockey's National High School Championships. Topics include the makeup of the tournament, its caliber of play and the importance of volunteers.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012: In the third and final installment of our Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award podcasts, we speak with Florence Schelling of Northeastern University. Topics include the upcoming IIHF Women's World Championship, the development of the sport in Switzerland and Schelling's decision to further her education and hockey career by coming to the United States.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012: In the second installment of our Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award podcasts, we chat with Wisconsin's Brianna Decker. Topics include her experience playing for Badgers Head Coach Mark Johnson, the importance of playing multiple sports and what it was like to be nominated for the Patty Kaz.

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Friday, March 9, 2012: Today we're kicking off the first of our podcast interviews with the three Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalists, (the annual award goes to the top women's player in Division I Women's Hockey). First up: Jocelyne Lamoureux of the University of North Dakota.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012: Today we're talking with Dan Brennan, general manager of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that is preparing to defend its gold medal at the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sledge Hockey World Championship in Hamar, Norway, from March 25-April 1.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012: On today's podcast, we've got a very special guest: Tim Thomas, all-star goalie for the Stanley Cup-champion Boston Bruins and member of the 2010 Olympic Team. Topics include how he's developed his hockey camps, what drove him to donate a Zamboni to a local Woodland Park hockey association and life after the NHL.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012: On today's podcast, we're joined by Chris Peters, freelance writer and founder of the blog United States of Hockey, who wrote our March cover feature about the remarkable story of Hudson Fasching of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. (Be sure to watch for the story when it comes out next week!)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012: Following up on this past weekend's Hockey Weekend Across America, we sit down with Shannon Webster and Kevin Kavanaugh of USA Hockey's Membership Development department for a brief recap of what they saw on the road, what impressed them most and how events such as this can help to grow the game. 

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Thursday, February 16, 2012: We sit down with USA Hockey's Assistant Executive Director, Development, Pat Kelleher, to get a bit more info about Hockey Weekend Across America. Topics include how it's grown the past five years, the different approaches organizations take to spread it and where it's headed next. 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012: Today we're joined by Don Mulder, President of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association, for another podcast from the 2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships. Topics discussed include the event’s origins, its potential for growth and what distinguishes Eagle River from other pond hockey events. 

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Friday, February 10, 2012: In today's podcast, we're joined by CEO of STAR (Serving the American Rinks), Jeff Tyler, at the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships in Eagle River, Wis., to discuss what all goes into prepping the 24 rinks, the thickness of the ice and all the people who come together to make the event possible.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012: In today's podcast, we speak with comedian Gabe Kea, who was featured in the February issue of USA Hockey Magazine, to discuss his introduction to hockey, memorabilia and the difficulties of finding time to get on the ice while touring on the road. 

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Thursday, February 2, 2012: We sat down with Ashley Bevan, USA Hockey Senior Director of Adult Ice Hockey, to discuss the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championship going down at Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wis. Topics discussed: History. Special Guests. And Weather.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012: In February's issue of USA Hockey Magazine, we ran a feature on the mite-sized winter classic held at Boston's historic Fenway Park in early January. A few weeks after, we sat down with ADM regional manager Roger Grillo, one of the event's key organizers, for some reflection and a bit of back-story of how it all came together.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011: This week, we're heading back to Connecticut for another dispatch from USA Hockey's Courtney Welch, who spoke with Kacey Bellamy of the U.S. Women's National Team about camp, conditioning and what the future holds. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2011: After taking a few months off, the USA Hockey Magazine Podcast is picking up once again. To kick things off, we spoke with Molly Engstrom of the U.S. Women’s National Team about teambuilding, training and her earliest memories on the ice.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011: Four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero showing no signs of slowing down(RSS Subscribe)

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011: Olympian Caitlin Cahow is preparing to star in her own version of Boston Legal as she balances her athletic training with her law studies (RSS Subscribe)

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Monday, June 20, 2011: Three-time Olympian Julie Chu continues to have fun on and off the ice(RSS Subscribe)

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Friday, June 17, 2011: U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Katey Stone talks about her team's recent training camp in Colorado Springs (RSS Subscribe)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011: USA Hockey's Senior Director of Hockey Development Kevin McLaughlin discusses the passage of the Checking Rule Proposal (RSS Subscribe)

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Friday, May 13, 2011: Step By Step Guide To The Voting Process And How Program Will Be Carried Out (RSS Subscribe) with Ron DeGregorio, USA Hockey President.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011: Why The Time Is Now To Change Checking (RSS Subscribe) with Ron DeGregorio, USA Hockey President.

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Monday, May 9, 2011: Dispelling The Myths Of Checking At Peewees (RSS Subscribe) with Kevin McLaughlin, senior director for Hockey Development at USA Hockey.

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Friday, May 6, 2011: The Difference Between Body Contact & Body Checking (RSS Subscribe) with Matt Leaf, director of USA Hockey's Officiating Education Program.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011: The Role That Officials Will Play In Implementing The New Checking Rule(RSS subscribe) with Matt Leaf, director of USA Hockey's Officiating Education Program.

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Monday, May 2, 2011:  How USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program Will Incorporate Checking Skills Into Its Curriculum (RSS Subscribe) with Mark Tabrum, director of USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program.

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Friday, April 29, 2011: Teaching The Proper Progression Of Checking Skills (RSS Subscribe) with Ken Rausch, manager of Youth Hockey.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011: How Improved Skills Will Make The Game Safer (RSS Subscribe) with Dr. Michael Stuart, chief medical officer for USA Hockey.

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Monday, April 25, 2011: The Impact This Rule Change Would Have On Skill Development (RSS Subscribe) with Roger Grillo, regional manager for the American Development Model.

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Thursday, April 20, 2011: How The Checking Rule Change Proposal Came About (RSS Subscribe) with Bob Mancini, regional manager for the American Development Model.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011: Introduction To The Checking Rule Change Proposal (RSS Subscribe) with Kevin McLaughlin, senior director for Hockey Development at USA Hockey.

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