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From the Press Box: A GALLERY OF WINNERS

If you’re a frequent reader of HockeyNow, I’m sure you’ve seen one version or another of our description of the Minor Hockey Player of the Year award, namely that it is given to players who “best exemplify sportsmanship, leadership, hockey ability and performance, and school and community participation."

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From the Press Box: Hockey Never Sleeps

Hockey never sleeps. Just ask hockey mom and HN blogger Astra Groskaufmanis. But that’s a good thing. Even in summer the game provides us great achievements, such as HN’s annual Player-of-the-Year (POY) Awards and events like Team Canada’s U17 selection camp next month at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park.

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Mom Mondays: A Happy Hockey Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the hockey dads! Today is a special day for you. I normally write about all things hockey mom but for this special occasion, I thought I would celebrate the joys of being a hockey dad.

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Mom Mondays: Summer – Stay in Shape!

According to the calendar, summer officially starts on June 21. According to me, the summer officially starts the day after the last NHL playoff game is played and the Cup is hoisted. Therefore, I hereby declare that summer has officially begun!

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Mom Mondays: Bed, Bath and Hockey Pucks

I worked from home the other day. My daughter was having her wisdom teeth removed and though she did sleep most of the day, someone needed to be close by to keep an eye on her and bring her the obligatory ice packs, meds, and heaping bowls of ice cream as instructed.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Mom Déjà Vu

How often have you run into someone in a store or in a restaurant, politely say “Hi” and then wonder, “Where do I know them from?” They look familiar but you can’t quite place them. It drives you crazy and you wrack your brain the rest of the day trying to figure out where you’ve met them before.

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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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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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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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Most Read:
1) Around the CWHL: Kessel named head coach of Furies; Kennedy joins Blades as new bench boss
2) On Top of the World: CSSHL Keeps Gaining Traction in Canada’s Hockey Landscape
3) Around the WHL: Eleven WHL players help Canada win Hlinka Gretzky gold; Tigers deal White to ICE
4) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm
5) Meet The Winners Of The 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player Of The Year Award Powered By Hockeyshot

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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