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Dec 28, 2022

Dave Starman is a National TV and Radio Game and Studio Analyst for College Hockey and the World Juniors. He is entering his 20th year at CBS Sports Network as college hockey’s lead national analyst and his 15th year as the analyst for Team USA’s games on NHL Network at the World Junior Championships. This season will mark his 11th with ESPN as an analyst on their coverage of the NCAA Men’s NCAA National Tournament for Ice Hockey, The Frozen Four. 

Dave is a level 5 USA Hockey master’s coach (since 2001) and has been an instructor in the Coaching Education and Player Development Programs for 25 years. Dave is a former NHL scout having spent 11 years with Toronto, Montreal, and most recently with NHL Seattle. 

Currently, he is the Director of Player Development for the Long Beach Lightning in Long Beach, NY (the hometown of NHL defenseman Charlie McAvoy), goalie coach for the Long Beach Sharks of the NA3HL, and does a series of Hockey IQ vignettes for The Coaches Site, an international hockey coaching platform, called The Breakdown with Dave Starman.

Listen in for some great takeaways about Dave’s love of the game of hockey (and why it is the best sport around), and his thoughts on the future of the game. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Learn more about Dave Starman’s career [4:23] 
  • Why the World Juniors is the best amateur sporting event [8:24] 
  • What youth sports can teach children about life [14:09]
  • How hockey is different from other sports [17:10] 
  • Advice for parents dealing with challenging coaches [19:57]
  • What hockey players’ families need to know about the process [25:28] 
  • The importance of practice-to-game ratio at the youth hockey level [28:37]
  • Dave’s thoughts about the future of college hockey [31:43] 
  • How do we grow the game of hockey? [34:23]
  • Dave’s experience as a hockey Dad [38:34]
  • What Dave did today that brought him joy [43:18] 

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