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From the Press Box: It’s A Great Time To Be A Fan

Between the NHL playoffs, Memorial Cup and RBC Cup, who doesn’t love this time of year? The RBC Cup showed us once again that anything can happen, no matter the odds coming into a tournament. 

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Mom Mondays: Time Out for Spring and Summer

Despite the growing research that indicates year-round hockey (or any single sport year-round for that matter) doesn’t make for a better hockey player, there are thousands of kids that do play hockey all year.

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Mom Mondays: Never Say Die – The Life of a Hockey Sticks

Old hockey sticks never die, they just get reincarnated. Our family has bought its fair share of sticks over the years, having put three kids through minor hockey. When that purchase is made, a brand new stick is automatically designated the game day stick, and the old game day stick becomes the practice stick, and the practice stick then becomes the road hockey stick. 

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Mom Mondays: A Love Letter to Coffee

I was still in high school when we met. I was only fifteen but I knew this was the real thing. Oh, I know I was far too young to be in love but love knows no rules. 

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Mom Mondays: It’s Not Thanksgiving, But Be Thankful

Many of us are getting ready for our kids’ year-end hockey parties and there are plenty of preparations underway. Aside from choosing the date, the location, the potluck assignments, year-end gift selection, and speeches, there are thanks that should to be given to the other hockey people who’ve made this hockey season such a success.

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From the Press Box: Bronco Strong

Life. It’s precious. The hockey family was rocked a few weeks ago with the Humboldt Broncos bus accident. The way everyone came together and still are and will is what makes the hockey world special.

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Mom Mondays: Gimme Back That Jersey!

At the beginning of each hockey season, there is great fanfare surrounding the distribution of team jerseys.

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Mom Mondays: My Hockey Sisters in Humboldt

We’ve never met, but I am your sister. We don’t know each other, but we know everything about each other. Our paths have probably never even crossed, but we’ve travelled the same roads.

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Mom Mondays: The Right Time to Pull a Goalie?

Did you know that at this very moment research being conducted on the optimal time to pull a goalie? Countless studies, analyses, and a whole lot of math devoted to the precise moment in a hockey game when it’s more advantageous to have an extra attacker on the ice than a net minder.

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Mom Mondays: I Found a New Place to Dwell: the Hockey Hotel

Some hockey moms remember tournament weekends by the medals and trophies. I remember tournament weekend by the hotels. There have been some beauties.

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From the Press Box: Time to Shine

It's a great time to be a hockey fan right now. Playoffs are underway or wrapping up across the country, the excitement is palpable and minor hockey players are leaving it all on the ice for the chance for one more game.

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Mom Mondays: Spring Cleaning

At the end of every hockey season, our garage gets a makeover. And by ‘makeover’ I mean that the hockey equipment splayed all over the garage gets put away to make room for sporting equipment of another kind.

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Mom Mondays: A hockey SNAFU - What would Walter do?

She remembered to download the tournament schedule to her phone. She remembered the directions to the arena. She remembered to get the skates sharpened before the tournament.

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From the Press Box: Back to Reality

We had to settle for bronze and silver this year, which hurts after Canada’s world domination on the hockey rink has pretty much become a staple of the Winter Olympics. 

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Mom Mondays: The Hockey Handful

Is your kid a holy hockey horror? Over my hockey mom years, I’ve watched thousands of minor hockey players skate onto the ice. I’ve met hundreds of minor hockey players on all my kids’ teams.

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Most Read:
1) ISS Hockey Releases May Top 31 Rankings for 2018 NHL Draft
2) 2018 RBC Cup Kicks Off in Chilliwack
3) Ontario Hockey Association Announces 2017-18 Prospects
4) Western Canada Cup No More
5) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm

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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