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April / May 2017

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FEATURES APRIL/MAY 2017 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM // 1 PHOTO BY Glossy Finish by Lifetouch 4 / Off The Draw 10 / Off Wing Getting Ready For Tryouts With USAFA Head Coach Frank Serratore 14 / Behind The Glass Hockey Mom Column: Pumping The Brakes On Unrealistic Expectations 34 / Rink Rat With Kendall Coyne From U.S. Women's Team 35 / Fun & Games 38 / Slaps Gallery 40 / Impact Player With J.T. Brown of the Tampa Bay Lightning DEPARTMENTS O N T H E C O V E R Tulsa Jr. Oilers forward Matthew Budnik celebrates a goal in the semifinals of the USA Hockey Tier II 14 & Under National Championship tournament at the Florida Panthers Ice Den in Coral Springs, Fla. // PHOTO BY Glossy Finish by Lifetouch 27 / Ready For Takeoff The Debut Of A Single-Age National Tournament The Start Of Something Big 28 / A Great Lakes-Sized Stage Michigan Serves As The Hub For Female Hockey As Worlds And Nationals Come To Town 29 / The Drive To Succeed A Cattle Rancher And Hockey Coach, Sioux Falls Bench Boss Keeps Things Moving In The Right Direction 29 / Tamer Tops Off Great Week Coach Helps Guide U.S. Women's National Team And Compuware Squad To Titles 30 / The Social Side Of Nationals Fans Burn Up The Airwaves With Posts From USA Hockey National Championship Sites 32 / Crowning Glory Celebrating The 2017 USA Hockey National Champions A P R I L / M A Y 2 0 1 7 V O L . 4 1 // N O . 4 "We knew we were doing a good thing creating this tournament, but I don't think we understood exactly how successful this program would be." – KEVIN MCLAUGHLIN, senior director of hockey development at USA Hockey on launch of 15 National Championship event. 16 / Say It Ain't So, Joe Michigan Hockey Fans Say 'Thanks For The Memories' As They Bid Farewell To Venerable Joe Louis Arena 20 / 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship • Changing Of The Guard In U.S. Crease • Time-Tested Trio Form A Fine Line • Amanda Kessel Happy To Put Dark Days Behind Her 24 / Hog Wild Arkansas Team Revels In Its First Foray Onto Pond Hockey Ice The Top Teams In The Country Take Aim At Youth Hockey's Holy Grail REACH FOR THE STARS

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