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Deflections - Time to reflect…

Time for a debrief into the mirror. What did you learn from this season? You can choose to criticize the parental groups or bemoan the fact your players couldn’t turn both ways.

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Mom Mondays: The Hockey House for Sale – Caveat Emptor!

I was telling my husband the other day that we needed to fix the dents in the wall in the rec room. My frequent declarations about ‘no playing sports in the house!’ have fallen on deaf ears due in large part to any meaningful consequences on my part. 

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Prospect Profiles: Cale Fleury, Noel Hoefenmayer & Kale Howarth

This week’s prospects include Cale Fleury (Kootenay Ice), Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67's) & Kale Howarth (Trail Smoke Eaters).

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From the Press Box: Peak Time

As we all know, March is huge in hockey and once again, there have been a ton of great stories coming out of the game this month. We’ve seen champions crowned in university and female NCAA hockey, plus some stellar games and upsets in the final playoff and provincial rounds of minor and school leagues. 

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Deflections - Interviews: Be Ready!

Some years ago, I assisted in the creation of a document to outline the selection process for elite coaches in a minor hockey district. A major part of that process involved the interviews. 

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Mom Mondays: Playoff Advice for Newbie Hockey Moms

If you’re a new hockey mom, you are this close to the end of your very first year of hockey. Congratulations! It’s been exciting hasn’t it? You’re on the home stretch now and playoffs are underway. It’s a cake walk, right? Not so fast.

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Prospect Profiles: Lane Zablocki, Ben Jones & Matteo Pietroniro

This week’s prospects include Lane Zablocki (Red Deer Rebels), Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs) & Matteo Pietroniro (Baie-Comeau Drakkar).

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Cornered Coach: The Ice of March

When you're primarily a "stay at home" dad, (or mom) March Break is one of the most challenging times of the year. Much like a hockey team peaking for the playoffs, a March Madness parent needs a solid game plan to have any shot at success and, around our digs, hockey plays a huge part in the program.

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Deflections - Coaches! Read.

Reading will make us smarter, or so went the mantra of one of my teachers in a Montreal private school. It came on the heels of our whining about having to read three novels each summer then return in September to write book reports on each one.

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Mom Mondays: The Tape Ball, The Pet Rock of Minor Hockey

What’s the story with kids and their hockey tape balls anyway? Honestly. I know that I’ve often joked about all the miscellaneous junk lurking at the bottom of a hockey mom’s handbag. 

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Prospect Profiles: Ryan Peckford, Dmitri Samorukov & Alex D’Orio

This week’s prospects include Ryan Peckford (Victoria Royals), Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm) & Alex D’Orio (Saint John Sea Dogs).

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Deflections - What do parents say?

Is what parents say about the coach important?

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Mom Hawk Talk

All the speculation and rumours churning about before the 2016-17 NHL trade deadline are now old news. The deadline has passed and the playoff hopefuls and their teams are set. But the player trades are not the only ones worth debating in hockey circles.

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Cornered Coach: The Meanest Man in Hockey

Wally Shawnigan is a hockey player's worst nightmare. His vocal cords are coated with sandpaper. His right eye is crunched up in a permanent squint and, when he gets angry, it twitches to a sadistic beat.

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Deflections - The ladder to… where?

How do you know when it’s the right time to aspire to coach at a higher level? First, consider the definition of higher level. In the minds of some, a higher level simply means older players. In the European club model system, the best technical coaches work with the younger children. 

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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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