Everyone’s playing career comes to an end one day, regardless of the sport. But in hockey, there appears to be something magnetic that draws people back in, resulting in a new identity through the game. In our September 2018 edition – the top 40 New England natives under 40 – we examined that exact trend. Players weren’t included (they’re practically all under 40, after all), but there are plenty of locals carving out a new chapter.
Our cover story features five guys with Milton, Mass., ties doing exactly that, whether it’s in NHL front offices, coaching pros, or rapidly growing in the media industry. You can check out that story here, with input from Spittin’ Chiclets host Ryan Whitney, among others.
We’re still a month away from the college season, so other features explore developments for some of the region’s top prospects. NEHJ staff writer Jeff Cox catches up with Riley Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) ahead of his next step with the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies, plus explains what makes Lawrence Academy defenseman Braden Doyle (Lynnfield, Mass.) such an enticing NHL Draft prospect.
Other stories include NESN analyst Billy Jaffe going 1-on-1 with referee Stephen Walkom, an update on former Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy‘s (Dorchester, Mass.) new venture, how Harvard is shaping Reilly Walsh (North Falmouth, Mass.) into a top-notch player and person, and an in-depth chat with Providence College defenseman Spenser Young (Brentwood, N.H.).
Stories from the magazine will be posted throughout the month, but you can view the magazine in its entirety by subscribing today.