An Introduction

Welcome to Center Ice Features!

Here at Center Ice, we aim to scour the Web in search of the most compelling stories from the world of ice hockey.  From local rec hockey to the NHL, we seek out stories about the people and places that make up the sport we love so very much.

Here are some of the outlets we look to for our content:

 

NHL.com

https://www.nhl.com

In terms of sources we must consult, NHL.com is one of them.  Where better to go for content about ice hockey than the most prestigious hockey league in the world?  Especially in terms of around-the-clock and breaking news, there are few better than NHL.com

The Hockey News

http://www.thehockeynews.com

The Hockey News is one of the best in the industry in terms of finding interesting, compelling stories about ice hockey.  With top-notch reporting and excellent multimedia content, it is certainly a website to watch for any hockey fan.  Their feature stories in particular are quite good.

The Steve Dangle Blog

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/blog/the-daily-dangle/

The Steve Dangle Blog is authored by Steve Dangle, a hockey super-fan and journalist who has an excellent perspective on the game.  His commentary is superb.  Additionally, he is a fantastic journalist and uncovers many stories about the sport that would otherwise go unheard of.

USA Hockey

http://www.usahockey.com

The USA Hockey website is another source we plan to consult.  As the governing body for all national ice hockey programs in the United States, the amount of information contained on the USA Hockey website is astounding.  In terms of feature stories on American hockey players, USA Hockey offers a great deal of coverage.

The Sports Network (TSN)

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl

The premier sports outlet in Canada, TSN provides in-depth coverage of ice hockey, especially Canadian teams and players.  While TSN does cover all sports, its specialty is hockey.  With many resources and experts at its disposal, the TSN website is able to provide extremely extensive, 24/7 coverage.

ESPN

http://www.espn.com/nhl/

It is impossible to try to cover a spot and not utilize ESPN.  With extensive multimedia coverage around the globe, ESPN is a valuable resource.  Even though their hockey coverage is not as strong as some other sports, given the sheer scale of ESPN’s operation it is still very good.

Hockey Now

http://hockeynow.ca

Hockey Now is a publication which specializes in college and minor league hockey.  This niche focus will help to round out our content and provide some stories outside of the professional hockey realm.  In addition to the main site, Hockey Now also backs nearly a dozen hockey blogs, which will provide even more content.

Inside Hockey

http://www.insidehockey.com

Inside Hockey is a website that specializes in exclusively covering hockey all across the globe.  The site covers everything to do with the sport, providing both hard news and feature articles.  In addition to expertly written articles, the site also has an extensive photo gallery.

Hooked On Hockey

http://www.hookedonhockeymagazine.com

Hooked On Hockey is an online magazine solely dedicated to the sport of ice hockey.  By coupling video with written content, their stories are dynamic and substantial.  Additionally, the magazine sends out a daily email to subscribers with the latest in hockey news.

Bleacher Report

http://bleacherreport.com/nhl

Bleacher Report has been incredibly successful in recent years amongst outlets who cover sports and for good reason.  Extremely timely news and very interesting features fill out the website’s pages.  The site also does a very good job presenting user generated content seamlessly with paid staff work.

 

In addition to utilizing these sources, we have also put together a Twitter list to provide real time updates from excellent purveyors of the latest and greatest in anything hockey:

https://twitter.com/camcski/lists/center-ice-features

Once again, welcome to Center Ice Features, we can’t wait for what is to come!

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