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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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Mom Mondays: Hockey Angels

Are you a hockey mom without a mom or dad yourself? My father passed away several years ago after a very long illness. During my parents’ visits to Ottawa in healthier times, he would occasionally accompany me to my boys’ 6:00AM practices, because who else but a grandparent would go to a 6:00AM practice? 

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Prospect Profiles: Morgan Geekie, Jacob Paquette & Simon Le Coultre

This week’s prospects include Morgan Geekie (Tri-City Americans), Jacob Paquette (Kingston Frontenacs) & Simon Le Coultre (Moncton Wildcats).

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Cornered Coach: Scattered Thoughts

When you're stuck in traffic desperately trying to get your tiny hockey player to the rink on time, you have lots of opportunity to think. So, with that in mind, here are a few of the scattered thoughts on various puck proceedings that have been bouncing around my little old brain.

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From the Press Box: Just Getting Started

Once again, we went from counting down the days to the puck dropping in the fall, to wondering where the time went as the regular season winds down. 

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Prospect Profiles: Artyom Minulin, Robert Thomas & D'Artagnan Joly

This week’s prospects include Artyom Minulin (Swift Current Broncos), Robert Thomas (London Knights) & D'Artagnan Joly (Baie-Comeau Drakkar).

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Deflections - Talkin’ Like the Big Boys

Whoever says the media or the pros don’t influence us hasn’t spent much time talking with minor hockey coaches. Every now and then, I have to give my head a vigorous shake when I hear a coach talk about his team or approach as if they’re adults being paid a couple of million to play.

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Mom Mondays: Hockey Mom Career Milestones

In a game against the Winnipeg Jets on February 16, 2017, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins reached a major milestone, netting his 1,000 career point as a professional hockey player. 

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Cornered Coach: It's a Small (Hockey) World, Part 2

In my last blog post, we took a stroll down memory lane, reflecting on a few of the Top 100 players recently released by the National Hockey League to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

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Deflections - For the love of coaching…

Yes, yes, I know, today is Valentine’s Day, so I’m sending some hockey love…However much fun it was as a kid to be in the room with buddies, it’s no different with coaching staffs.

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Mom Mondays: My Sinking Carpool Mojo

It may still be February on the calendar and the NHL hockey season is at its peak, but our minor hockey schedule is winding down. We are now entering our last two weeks of the regular season before playoffs begin.

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Prospect Profiles: Josh Brook, Nate Schnarr & Simon Benoit

This week’s prospects include Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors), Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm) & Simon Benoit (Shawiningan Cataractes).

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Deflections - Reps - Reps - Reps

In their exuberance to provide players nearly the entire hockey curriculum in one season, coaches frequently jam a host of drills into a practice.

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Mom Mondays: Lunchbox Penalty Box

Hockey moms are often eating and feeding their players on the run. Finding time to eat can get lost hustling back and forth from various practices, games and other events during the hockey season. 

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Prospect Profiles: Nick Henry, Conor Timmins & Shawn Boudrias

This week’s prospects include Nick Henry (Regina Pats), Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) & Shawn Boudrias (Gatineau Olympiques).

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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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