One only needs to look at recent results to determine that things are going pretty well for USA Hockey. At the international level, the Americans won silver at the 2019 World Junior Championship, they’ve dominated the world under-18s for years and have claimed five straight gold medals at the women’s worlds.
In the NHL draft, this year’s crop will feature one of the best showings for the National Team Development Program ever, with Jack Hughes the favorite to go first overall to the New Jersey Devils and at least six of his teammates expected to go in the first round with him.
There are reasons for the success of hockey in the U.S., but ultimately, it all starts at the grassroots level. That’s where the American Development Model has attempted to make an impact, and with the initiative e...
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