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Cornered Coach: Reading the Play

At 10 and 12, my two lads are entering that next phase of independence, but there are still a few childhood traditions they're not quite ready to give up.

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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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Prospect Profiles: Milos Roman, Serron Noel & Anderson MacDonald

This week’s prospects include Milos Roman (Vancouver Giants), Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals) & Anderson MacDonald (Moncton Wildcats).

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Cornered Coach: The Long Shot

My little guy blew it. I know that sounds harsh but, unfortunately, it's true. The lad played goal for his Atom AA team in last month's Platinum Cup hockey tournament, a fantastic event sponsored by PlayStation and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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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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Prospect Profiles: Jake Gricius, Kevin Bahl & Noah Dobson

This week’s prospects include Jake Gricius (Portland Winterhawks), Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67's) & Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan).

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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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Mom Mondays: Pucks and Parallel Parking

There comes a day in every hockey mom’s life when she finally finds the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; that is, her hockey players get their driver’s license. And I have just hit the jackpot – call it my personal hat trick! The last and youngest of my three children just got their license. Someone give me a medal.

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Prospect Profiles: Alexander Alexeyev, Hunter Holmes & Xavier Bouchard

This week’s prospects include Alexander Alexeyev (Red Deer Rebels), Hunter Holmes (Flint Firebirds) & Xavier Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar).

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Cornered Coach: The Peanut Gallery

"Players play; Coaches coach; Parents watch." It's a common catch phrase and a motto used by numerous minor sports organizations. But it's the third part of the equation that usually presents the biggest challenge.

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From The Press Box: Season Best

Is there anything better as a kid than waking up on Christmas morning to find new hockey gear under the tree? For me and I’m sure pretty much every young hockey player out there, getting a new stick, socks, skates or pads was one of the best parts of the holiday – even if Santa had a tendency to choose things you had to grow into.

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Cornered Coach: The Shot Clock

What's the perfect number of shots for a goalie to face? If you ask me, I say zero. As I've mentioned in this blog before, I was a goaltender in my younger days; not a great one, but good enough to play some junior and college hockey, mostly as a back-up.

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Mom Mondays: The Story of Jock and Jill

We’ve all heard the story of Jack and Jill – they were a couple of kids with an unfortunate lack of coordination and balance; probably one of the first references in English literature to concussions too! Poor Jack.

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Prospect Profiles: Carson Focht, Ty Dellandrea & Philipp Kurashev

This week’s prospects include Carson Focht (Tri-City Americans), Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)& Philipp Kurashev (Quebec Remparts).

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Cornered Coach: The Wall

There was a huge explosion on the other side of the wall. Two of them, in fact. The source of the combustion? Two quick goals by the home team, followed by ear-splitting cheers from the local fan base. 

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Most Read:
1) Prospect Profiles: Alexander Alexeyev, Hunter Holmes & Xavier Bouchard
2) Ask a Coach: University of Vermont Associate Coach Kyle Wallach: Academics, Recruiting & Preparation
3) 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player of the Year: November Shortlists
4) Cornered Coach: The Peanut Gallery
5) The Search Begins for the 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Players of the Year

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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