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Mom Mondays: Puck, Paper, Scissors!

Have you ever watched the NHL draft on TV?  You see the general managers and coaches and other team staff talking on their cell phones non-stop and hunched over laptops. 

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Mom Mondays: Rinkside Assistance

Here’s some not-so-breaking news: winters here in Canada can be bitterly cold. This week, my weather app has sent me several extreme cold alerts and presented to me temperatures I haven’t seen since I had to walk to school uphill both ways.

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From the Press Box: Peak Season

Officially, there have been 41 World Junior tournaments, plus another three if you count the 1974 to 1976 tourneys. HockeyNow has been there now for the last 19, 20 counting this year. I was a massive fan much earlier but like most of us, it wasn’t until TSN along with Hockey Canada and the IIHF took the event to another level that the tournament became a staple must-watch event for me.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Team Holiday Parties: Do’s and Don’ts

We’re hosting a hockey team holiday party this weekend. Players, parents, siblings, and any neighbourhood riff-raff who wanders through our front door between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00PM on Saturday evening are welcome.

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Cornered Coach: Reading the Play

At 10 and 12, my two lads are entering that next phase of independence, but there are still a few childhood traditions they're not quite ready to give up.

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Mom Mondays: The Healthy Hockey Mom

I’ve begun preparations for a solid fourteen days of game time this holiday season. And by game time, I mean eating and drinking, with a side of eating and drinking some more. I do love to kick back and socialize with family and friends, despite the toll it takes on my body! After Christmas, I’m hitting the gym. I mean it.

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Prospect Profiles: Milos Roman, Serron Noel & Anderson MacDonald

This week’s prospects include Milos Roman (Vancouver Giants), Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals) & Anderson MacDonald (Moncton Wildcats).

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Cornered Coach: The Long Shot

My little guy blew it. I know that sounds harsh but, unfortunately, it's true. The lad played goal for his Atom AA team in last month's Platinum Cup hockey tournament, a fantastic event sponsored by PlayStation and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Mom Mondays: O Hockey Tree, O Hockey Tree!

December is now upon us and holiday preparations are moving at breakaway speeds in most Canadian households Our home is no different. As I write this, I can see my husband carefully unravel and untangle the outdoor lights, and I think I heard him utter a merry jingle or two. 

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Prospect Profiles: Jake Gricius, Kevin Bahl & Noah Dobson

This week’s prospects include Jake Gricius (Portland Winterhawks), Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67's) & Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan).

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Cornered Coach: Pigskin Puck

I love watching the Grey Cup – the crowning glory of the Canadian Football League. But playing hockey against CFL players? That's a different story.

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Mom Mondays: Pucks and Parallel Parking

There comes a day in every hockey mom’s life when she finally finds the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; that is, her hockey players get their driver’s license. And I have just hit the jackpot – call it my personal hat trick! The last and youngest of my three children just got their license. Someone give me a medal.

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Prospect Profiles: Alexander Alexeyev, Hunter Holmes & Xavier Bouchard

This week’s prospects include Alexander Alexeyev (Red Deer Rebels), Hunter Holmes (Flint Firebirds) & Xavier Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar).

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Cornered Coach: The Peanut Gallery

"Players play; Coaches coach; Parents watch." It's a common catch phrase and a motto used by numerous minor sports organizations. But it's the third part of the equation that usually presents the biggest challenge.

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From The Press Box: Season Best

Is there anything better as a kid than waking up on Christmas morning to find new hockey gear under the tree? For me and I’m sure pretty much every young hockey player out there, getting a new stick, socks, skates or pads was one of the best parts of the holiday – even if Santa had a tendency to choose things you had to grow into.

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Cumberland Grads netminder making the most of CCHL opportunity

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Krebs and Byram making strong case for top-round consideration in 2016 WHL Draft

- See more at: http://hockeynow.ca/minor-hockey/krebs-and-byram-making-strong-case-for-top-round-consideration-in-2016-whl-draft#sthash.3aAd2mSy.dpu
 
 
 
 
 


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