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Peter Schneider is a Senior at Notre Dame and an Alternate Captain on the young Irish squad. He is from Vienna, Austria, which is renowned worldwide for a lot of things but not necessarily producing elite ice hockey players. I have been following his career ever since he arrived at Notre Dame and could witness his journey in the NCAA where he developed into one of the team’s leaders. He is a ferocious forechecker, terrific penalty killer and the ultimate team player who assumes any role assigned by the coach. Not only is Peter an excellent hockey player, but he also excels in the classroom where he holds a 3.95 GPA, with a double major in economics and finance and a minor actuarial science (this is a heavy academic load by itself even for a regular student). [continue reading…]

Junior Hockey: Comparison USA – Switzerland

Screenshot 2014-10-27 22.32.52I spend the last couple of weeks in Switzerland to get a better understanding of the skill levels of the various Swiss Junior Hockey Levels. When talking to various hockey people invariably questions about the difference between the Swiss and US Developmental Model came up. [continue reading…]

Family Advisors: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You


Following up on my last week’s blog. Here’s an excellent article by David Bradley Olsen, Litigation Attorney, published back in 2011 but still relevant.

© 2011 by David Bradley Olsen*


Teen-aged hockey players on the NHL’s radar or NCAA Division I recruiting lists, and older players in college who are looking forward to professional careers need no introduction to the “family advisor.” [continue reading…]

NCAA – Family Advisor vs. Agent

There is still a lot of confusion when it comes to the terms Family Advisor and Agent. Why the different names when they are essentially providing the same type of services? The term Family Advisor is basically used to distinguish the services offered. [continue reading…]

NCAA Rules – Cases of Rule Violations

Screenshot 2014-10-05 12.51.58The NCAA Rules are extensive and sometimes hard to understand, especially for Europeans who are less familiar with the organization and its rules. They encompass all aspects of the Academic requirements, Athletic eligibility and the Recruiting process.

As mentioned in the previous Blog Amateurism Reguirements [http://dicuria.com/blog/category/north-america/] can it be more difficult for an European player to comply with the rules. [continue reading…]

Comparison NCAA vs CHL – which path is better?

It is easy to compare the two Leagues in numerical terms as shown in the following table:
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