From a study focusing on the rising costs of minor hockey, another year of drafts, the training of elite female players to the crowning of three new HockeyNow Minor Hockey Players of the Year, a lot happened in the world of minor hockey in 2015. Here's a look back at the top 10 minor hockey stories of 2015 at HockeyNow.ca
1) Breaking the Bank: Study finds minor hockey becoming too expensive for many Canadian Families
2) Smith, Burzan, Leppard and Popowich among B.C.'s best heading into the 2015 WHL bantam draft
3) Luka Burzan named HockeyNow's 2015 B.C. Minor Hockey Player of the Year
4) When The Going Gets Tough: Keeping the Fun in Rep Hockey
5) Training elite female players in the minor hockey system
6) Ty Smith named HockeyNow's 2015 Alberta Minor Hockey Player of the Year
7) Krebs and Byram making strong case for top-round consideration in 2016 WHL Draft
8) How Much is Too Much?
9) Does a player’s birthplace affect their future prospects?
10) Quinte Red Devils Midget AAA: The Program That Can’t Stop Winning
1) Top 5 Most Improved Draft-Eligible CHLers
2) John Dahlstrom Pulls Out All The Stops in Medicine Hat’s Final Days of the Season
3) Cobourg Cougars Prepare for RBC Cup after OJHL Elimination
4) Well-Traveled Junior Player Hoping To Conclude Career With Championship
5) The Modern Age of Minor Hockey