With NHL camps and preseason in full swing and most minor and junior league seasons across the country already underway, it’s finally safe to say hockey is back!
It’s been a long offseason and with 2014-15 now officially behind us, every team in the nation is hitting the ice with a clean slate and renewed championship hopes. The team at HockeyNow is as excited and ready to provide the top-notch coverage and news our readers have come to expect every step of the way.
We have all kinds of new features and contests, both online and in print, ready to go for the season ahead. Starting this issue, we would like to welcome Mom Mondays blogger Astra Groskaufmanis to the pages of HockeyNow’s print edition. Starting this month, we will feature one of Astra phenomenal weekly posts on the pages of the magazine in a new section called Hockey Moms Corner.
Also new this season and starting this issue we’ll be highlighting three junior prospects in HockeyNow’s new Prospect Spotlight section. A weekly online post by Jack Choros will also accompany this new section every Tuesday running up to our annual NHL Draft issue in June.
Be sure to check out both in all of our issues and weekly at HockeyNow.ca.
In celebration of a new season, we also have an exciting set of contests and giveaways starting this month. For starters, we’ve teamed back up with our friends at Officepools.com and will be offering our readers monthly NHL fantasy games and prizes. Head over to our contest page to set up your team and get started now. Deadline to set your team up for the first game is October 7.
We have also recently launched our new Hometown Rink Report section online, which gives our readers a chance to have their say and become a HockeyNow contributor. Anyone can now have their work posted on our website, which upon review will appear in the new Hometown News slider on our website. A prize will be awarded to the best contribution each month. The winning submission will also appear on the pages of the following print issue of HockeyNow Magazine. So if you have a minor hockey story to tell from your local rink, head over to our website for details and start writing now!
Last but not least, we’re also bringing the contest fun to the pages of our print edition. We have hidden "Billy Blueliner" in a photo somewhere in this issue, if you can find him, take a picture of the page you found him on, then sign up and submit it through our contest page for your chance to win an Easton hockey stick before our next issue. (See contest details at HockeyNow.ca/contests)
We are also excited to announce new partnerships with the BCHL and WHL, which will lead to even more great coverage of those two leagues. Our weekly stories will now be featured on each of the leagues’ websites moving forward and we are thrilled at the opportunity these new relationships present in helping us bring our readers the most comprehensive, engaging and authoritative coverage possible.
Be sure to head over to HockeyNow.ca to check out all of these new features and more.
With hockey season in full swing and tons of exciting storylines ahead in 2015-16, we are looking forward to another great year and can’t wait to share it with our amazing readers and fans of the game everywhere.
So without further ado… Game on!
1) JUNIOR B UPDATE: KIJHL’s Castlegar Rebels announce new coach and GM; Sharp calling the shots for HJHL’s Three Hills Thrashers
2) On Top of the World: CSSHL Keeps Gaining Traction in Canada’s Hockey Landscape
3) Around the WHL: Eleven WHL players help Canada win Hlinka Gretzky gold; Tigers deal White to ICE
4) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm
5) Meet The Winners Of The 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player Of The Year Award Powered By Hockeyshot