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Prospect Profile: Brendan De Jong, Jonah Gadjovich & Drake Batherson

This week’s prospects include Brendan De Jong (Portland Winterhawks), Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack) & Drake Batherson (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles).

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Deflections - Process? Or Product?

So, how’d it go? To which the respondent, a perfectly typical minor hockey coach who, like nearly all of them, has his heart in the right place, says, “Pretty good. We got into the finals of two tournaments.

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Mom Mondays: The Carpool Car Chats

Of all the wonderful things a hockey mom does day in and day out, it’s safe to say that “driving” probably tops the list. I don’t even want to think about the amount of time I have spent in a car driving to or from a hockey arena.

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Prospect Profiles: Dylan Ferguson, Macaulay Carson & Leon Gawanke

This week’s prospects include Dylan Ferguson (Kamloops Blazers), Macaulay Carson (Sudbury Wolves) & Leon Gawanke (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles).

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Deflections - Behold, the trainer!

Hockey team trainers are overworked and under-appreciated. We say thanks at the end of a season though I wonder how many coaches realize just what these people have been doing all year.

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Mom Mondays: The Playoff Brackets for a Hockey Mom

Every year, our friends and neighbours put together a playoff hockey pool. The brackets are distributed as soon as they are made known by the league, we make our picks, and all chip in five bucks to the pot.

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Prospect Profiles: Jordy Bellerive, Kirill Maksimov & Denis Mikhnin

This week’s prospects include Jordy Bellerive (Lethbridge Hurricanes), Kirill Maksimov (Niagara IceDogs) & Denis Mikhnin (Rimouski Oceanic).

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Cornered Coach: See You in September

It's easy to get sucked into spring and summer hockey. I think one longtime Toronto Triple A coach put it best. "Mike," he once told me. "It's like the nuclear arms race. You might not believe in bombs but if the other guy is storing them up, you have to do the same thing."

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Deflections - Cross Ice - Part 4: But finally, this…

Our minor hockey paradigm for the last century had mostly stayed the same. Rule changes, age shifts, coach training and other components were standard fare. Now, with Hockey Canada’s leap forward into mandating cross ice in I.P. and then novice, brains will need rewiring.

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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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Most Read:
1) B.C.’s Top Young Players Compete at Pacific Elite Prospects Showcase
2) Prospect Profile: Brendan De Jong, Jonah Gadjovich & Drake Batherson
3) Prospect Profile: Dylan Coghlan, Ryan McGregor & Cédric Paré
4) 2017 Season of Tournaments
5) Prospect Profiles: Matthew Wedman, Marian Studenic & David Noel

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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