Being persistent is always a good thing as this summer’s edition of the BC Junior Canucks will be quick to point out. After eight unsuccessful attempts trying to be crowned the top team at The Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament, it all came together in 2016 for this group of nine- and 10-year-olds.
Practice without improvement is meaningless. Former NFL coach Chuck Knox, to whom the statement is attributed, might have been having a bad day at practice and muttered it in frustration. Then again, perhaps he was in a circumspect mood and the pithy aphorism was suitable at the moment.
Things will never be the same for the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Mike Brodeur knows that as well as anyone. The former professional goaltender-turned-coach lost his home to the wildfire in May along with thousands of others — including four of his on-ice students — but he’s on a mission to ensure the young athletes can preserve a quintessentially Canadian way of life.
Many men are built up like legends, but so few live up to the lore. Gordie Howe was one of those few. His accomplishments on the ice are insurmountable, but it was his character away from the game that truly made him the man known as Mr. Hockey.
1) BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters Hire New Head Coach
2) Brooks Bandits Moving Past 2016 Suspension
3) Owen Lalonde named HockeyNow's 2016 Ontario Minor Hockey Player of the Year
4) Summer Heats up in the OJHL
5) Josh Williams named HockeyNow's 2016 B.C. Minor Hockey Player of the Year