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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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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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Mom Mondays: Homage to Hockey

There are times when you miss a child’s hockey game because you’re at another child’s hockey game. These situations are unfortunate but as long as you balance getting to all your kids’ games at some point through the season, everything seems to work out.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Harmony

I once saw a commercial on TV where the TV hockey dad brings his TV hockey wife her coffee while she’s sitting in the hockey stands, just in time to see their son score a goal. Mom and Dad erupt into cheers and beam at their little guy with glowing hearts and steaming coffee.

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Mom Mondays: Pit Stop Pit Falls

If you have kids in minor hockey, you’ve been to a lot of arenas. Over the past seventeen years as a hockey mom, I’ve been to hundreds of them.

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Mom Mondays: Short Order Hockey Mom

Tonight, I served homemade poutine for dinner, and by that I mean store-bought freezer French fries, fresh curd, and canned poutine sauce. Just call me Martha.

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Dollars and Sense: Lofty Aspirations

I can still remember many years ago when my Dad would wake me and my brother Zach up, and drive us to our 5:00 or 6:00AM hockey practices.

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Mom Mondays: The Whistleblowers

Every Saturday afternoon, my daughter spends two hours on the ice helping four- and five-year-old girls learn the necessary skills to play hockey. I’m not quite sure how this is even possible since she’s only seven years old and just learned how to skate herself.

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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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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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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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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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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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1) JUNIOR B UPDATE: KIJHL’s Castlegar Rebels announce new coach and GM; Sharp calling the shots for HJHL’s Three Hills Thrashers
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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