It’s the dog days of August, and training camps are still a month away. Does that mean there is not anything going on in the hockey world? Of course not! For those of you too busy to surf for the best, most interesting, and unique hockey news, Causeway Crowd has done it for you: here is the latest edition of HockeyLinks.
Travis Roy may have never reached the NHL or recorded a point in college, but he is one of the most inspirational people in the sport. Center Ice News has an interesting interview with Roy.
The Team USA evaluation camp for the under-20 team is underway and runs through Aug. 13 in Lake Placid. Click here for all the info on the team, which will play exhibition games with Sweden and Finland during the week.
The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa takes a look at how more and more college-aged players are walking away from commitments to play in the NCAA to play junior hockey, as well as other topics, in his weekly notes.
THN’s Adam Proteau says James van Riemsdyk is the best of the new-class of NHL power forwards.
Randall Ritchey of Too Many Men on the Site examines the top Rookie of the Year candidates.
Yours truly was in attendance when Ottawa’s Bobby Butler brought the Calder Cup to his hometown arena in Marlboro, Massachusetts.
Street hockey is one of my favorite sports, and Joe Green of the Gloucest County (NJ) Times examines how some firefighters enjoy the game at The Hockey Dek in Pennsylvania.
The Ivan Hlinka under-18 tournament starts today in Breclav, Czech Republic. Follow the action here. Darren Winkler of CBC.com looks at some of the elite players scouts and fans should be watching in one of the best amateur tournaments on the planet.