What Is Your Elite Skill?

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Hockey is competitive. Players and families are investing more and more money into their children’s development. Skating coaches, skills coaches, and personal trainers are all becoming more common for young hockey players. As human beings, we are programed on seeking acceptance and fitting in. But as hockey players, as we develop, we should be aiming to stand out. The more …

Will You Be Better When Hockey Returns?

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I get it. We all want hockey back. We want kids on the ice, playing games, and going to tournaments. We want things back to how they used to be. Unfortunately, in some provinces, the government has stepped in and deemed it unsafe to move forward with the season.  Look, I’m not here to get political. The decision was made; …

Four Things Hockey Players Should Do During the Covid Hockey Pause

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Due to the global pandemic, minor hockey across some Canadian provinces has come to a sudden stop. Regardless of whether you agree with your provincial government’s decision, it is crucial to understand the decision has been made, and it’s up to you to react accordingly.  The famous saying goes, “it’s not about the cards you are dealt, but how you …

Why Defensemen Should Focus on Their Wrist Shot

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Whether you like it or not, the game of hockey continues to evolve. From rule changes and switching to advanced stats, it’s important to keep up with the trends and understand how they impact the game. It’s fun to watch this wave of young NHL defensemen break onto the scene and become impact players for their NHL teams. The evolution …

5 Ways to Be a Good Teammate

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I’ve played on lots of teams and with many players, and I can honestly say hockey players are some of the best people you will meet. But every so often, you’ll come across a teammate who doesn’t buy into the team concept. They are more worried about being personally successful than the team’s success. As technology has evolved, it’s easier …

How to Score More Goals

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Now that we are at the beginning of a new season, most players will set personal goals to attain during the season. These goals might consist of scoring 20 goals or reaching 40 points. Setting realistic goals is an excellent way to challenge yourself to remain consistent and have something to work towards. But if your goal is to go …

Hockey Evaluation Tips for Minor Hockey Players

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With hockey evaluations having started or starting within the next week or two, I want to provide some information so players can prepare to enter their evaluations with the proper mindset. Here are four things players should be aware of. 1. Have Fun We often forget that hockey is a game and is meant to be fun. Regardless of the situation, …

European Checklist

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Europe is a great place to play hockey. You play fewer games, the travel is shorter, and the quality of hockey remains high, but packing up your life in a hockey bag and a couple of suitcases can seem like a big leap of faith.  From my experience with proper research and signing with a quality team, it will be …

Preparing to Leave Home for Hockey

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Are you at the stage of your career where moving away from home is inevitable? This can be a difficult transition in your life. You’re leaving behind your family and friends as you pursue your hockey aspirations. This can be just as challenging on parents as well. In one sense, they are proud of you for reaching the next step …