Author: Rachel Anderson

January 30, 2019 Off

Dylan McIlrath is Finally Home with the Grand Rapids Griffins

By Rachel Anderson

Grand Rapids can boast being an integral part of numerous now-NHL players’ stories. As the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, the Griffins and their fans have the honor of being considered home by many elite skaters. The trials of the players are often overlooked and reduced to their on-ice stats. How many goals they score become more important than them as people. Their struggles, endless travel, and sometimes never really having a place to call home doesn’t show on paper at the end of 60 minutes.

January 28, 2019 Off

VIDEO: James McIsaac Leaves WJHL to Seek Education with USHL

By Rachel Anderson

Canadian born, James McIsaac, has had a storied career for only 19 years old. After an incredibly successful career in the WJHL, McIsaac was offered a deal to remain semi-pro in the Canadian league. Turning it down to have a better opportunity at an education, McIsaac joined the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL.

January 16, 2019 Off

VIDEO: Draft Talk Featuring Afanasyev, Hakkarainen and Yakovenko

By Rachel Anderson

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is coming up so we spoke about some draft hopefuls and some notable mentions! Egor Afanasyev who is draft eligible this year, Mikael Hakkarainen who was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks last year, and Alex Yakovenko who isn’t eligible but is one of the top defensemen in the USHL.