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Prospect Profiles: Austin Pratt, Zachary Gallant & Ian Mitchell

This week’s prospects include Austin Pratt (Red Deer Rebels), Zachary Gallant (Peterborough Petes) & Ian Mitchell (Spruce Grove Saints).

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Mom Mondays: Sunken Treasure SOS!

It’s been a tough season for hockey nets. As my family and I drove back to Ottawa from the Collingwood area last weekend, we decided to take smaller two-lane highways in an attempt to avoid all the long weekend traffic along the 400 series of highways.

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Cornered Coach: A Discourse on "Dart Guy"

I can't relate to "Dart Guy." For one thing, I'm a non-smoker. And for another thing, as a long-time member of the media, I've been trained to be nonpartisan when it comes to professional sports.

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Deflections - Cross Ice - Part 3: Then there’s the coaching

Cross-ice is on the horizon for every five- to eight-year-old in the country. Initiation Program (IP) next year; novice the year after.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Bribes and Ultimatums

According to parenting experts, you’re not supposed to bribe your children to get them to do things. It makes them believe there’s no value in doing anything unless they’re rewarded for it. 

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Prospect Profiles: Sami Moilanen, Adam Thilander & Zachary Lauzon

This week’s prospects include Sami Moilanen (Seattle Thunderbirds), Adam Thilander (North Bay Battalion) & Zachary Lauzon (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies).

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Cornered Coach: Being a Frontrunner Can Be Fun

Everyone loves a winner. And nowhere is that more true than the big city of Toronto. The mighty Maple Leafs are in the playoffs for the first time since 2004, (I don't count the lockout year of 2013 because, in my books, a half season of hockey just doesn't cut it) and the entire city is about to go bonkers.

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Deflections - Cross Ice - Part 2: It’s not just the rink

The axiom says, “Everything is easy before it becomes hard.” Any coach will agree that when you teach something new, players may find it challenging, even hard.

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Mom Mondays: What’s in a Name(bar)?

The minor hockey season is winding down and we are in the throes of preparing for the grand finale – which is of course the year-end team party! Before the year-end party can take place, there are a bucket load of little ‘jobs’ that need to be taken care of.

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Prospect Profiles: Kyle Olson, Brady Lyle & Griffin Mendel

This week’s prospects include Kyle Olson (Tri-City Americans), Brady Lyle (North Bay Battalion) & Griffin Mendel (Penticton Vees).

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Cornered Coach: The (Olympic) Rings are the Thing

To a lot of people, it's big news that NHL players won't be participating in the 2018 Olympics. But to me? I say, "Big deal" and, yes, I'm saying that sarcastically

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Deflections - Cross Ice - Part 1: IP, then Novice

In a country where any minute change to our beloved game is looked upon with suspicion, Hockey Canada’s recent pronouncement that cross ice games are now to be mandated in the Initiation Program would seem to be grounds for a parliamentary investigation.

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Mom Mondays: Holy Holey Hockey Socks!

Every hockey season, my kids would receive a brand new pair of hockey socks from their association. This annual offering generally takes place when game jerseys are distributed for the season, which generally follows the passionate deliberations over who is wearing what number.

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Prospect Profiles: Scott Walford, Eemeli Rasanen & Alexander Krief

This week’s prospects include Scott Walford (Victoria Royals), Eemeil Rasanen (Kingston Frontenacs) & Alexandre Krief (Sherbrooke Phoenix).

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Cornered Coach: Earning Your Stripes

I broke one of my own rules last week. As a passionate young coach in my early-20's, I developed a bad habit of "critiquing" referees; a nice way of saying that I sometimes went a little over the top. "Hey ref! Give your head a shake… Your eyeballs are frozen up!" Witty gems such as that.


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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

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