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Deflections - Observing By Watching

When you’re coaching a team in a game, you get caught up in the moments. The shift changes, the missed plays, the whines on the bench, the reactions and overreactions, the uncalled calls…

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Mom Mondays: A Hockey Mom’s Dream Team

My family spent hours together over the Christmas holidays watching the World Junior hockey tournament. While we were sad with the outcome, none of us could deny how exciting the final game had been.

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Prospect Profile: Mason Shaw, Greg Meireles & Cale Makar

This week’s prospects include Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat Tigers), Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers) & Cale Makar (Brooks Bandits).

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Cornered Coach: The Best Present

Computer bugs that drove me batty put the boots to last week's blog. However, we're back on track this week with belated Happy New Year wishes and the hope that you had a festive holiday season.

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Deflections - The Post-Turkey Practice

There are some practice situations that leave coaches scratching their heads. One is the first practice following a long Christmas break. You can bet the kids have done practically nothing from a hockey or conditioning standpoint. 

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Mom Mondays: Team Trainer vs Hockey Mom: It’s in the Bag

We are soon heading to the 40th Annual HGHA Tournament in beautiful Huntsville, Ontario and turns out our regular Trainer is unable to join us. 

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Prospect Profile: Ian Scott, Isaac Ratcliffe & Pavel Koltygin

This week’s prospects include Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders), Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm) & Pavel Koltygin (Drummondville Voltigeurs).

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Prospect Profile: Jarret Tyszka, Morgan Frost & Louis-Filip Côté

This week’s prospects include Jarret Tyszka (Seattle Thunderbirds), Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) & Louis-Filip Côté (Quebec Remparts).
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Deflections - I wonder…

I wonder…
… why isn’t more time spent training coaches on discipline techniques? Granted, as parents, we pretty much learn as we go.

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Mom Mondays: Happy New Hockey Skates

Happy New Year to all HockeyNow readers and my fellow hockey moms! I hope Santa was able to deliver on all those pleas for new pucks and sticks! 

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Prospect Profile: Jonathan Smart, Jason Robertson & Walter Flower

This week’s prospects include Jonathan Smart (Regina Pats), Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs) & Walter Flower (Halifax Mooseheads).

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The Whistle Blower: Hockey Helps us Get Through the Tough Times

You know, I use this blog to talk about referring in Canada and the Hockey Canada referees program. In fact, this week, I was planning on chatting about some of the new rule changes this year and how they were fitting into the game at the midpoint of the season. 

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Deflections - Where are we going?

We’re approaching the end of 2016, but the hockey season is only midway. In fact, in some competitive locales, the regular season ends in January. Does anyone else have difficulty understanding that?

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Mom Mondays: Happiness and Hockey – Happy Boxing Day!

I was going to title this post “Hangovers and Hockey”, given today is Boxing Day and all, but there is an outside chance my mother might read this so I probably should keep it a little more professional. 

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Cornered Coach: A Holiday Hockey Greeting

Happy Hockey Holidays. Or, in much more simple terms, Merry Christmas. Actually, with minor hockey tournaments, the World Juniors and the Spengler Cup, hockey and the festive season go hand in hand.

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Cumberland Grads netminder making the most of CCHL opportunity

- See more at: http://hockeynow.ca/junior/cumberland-grads-netminder-making-the-most-of-cchl-opportunity#sthash.Kp9vOuWN.dpu

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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