All posts tagged hockey

A Victory For All Of Us!

During my 15 year NHL career I had the privilege of participating in two Stanley Cup finals, winning one in 1986, and losing to Calgary in 1989. The feeling on the ice with the Cup was surreal…

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

In 1980 the Cornwall Royals won the Memorial Cup, Canada’s National Junior Championship.
As a result of this victory, the team got to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Fussen, Germany, the following Christmas.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

In 1980 the Cornwall Royals won the Memorial Cup, Canada’s National Junior Championship. As a result of this victory, the team got to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey […]

Hockey Brings the Family Together

In October 2002, I experienced a family hockey moment very unique and precious to my family. It was the last year of the British Superleague, in a game between the […]

A Christmas Tradition Unlike Any Other

As a hockey player I embrace the Christmas season just as much as I do hockey. It brings many memories and good times at home and in the rink. A […]

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

In May 2013 I had the privilege of hearing Clara Hughes, one of the greatest Canadian Olympians, speak at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Olympic Excellence Series. Hughes is one of […]

Music City Miracle

October 23, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee I fell in love with the game of hockey all over again. As someone who has spent the last 15 years working in the […]

Get Outside

If you are human, the hockey season can feel long. One week blends into the next, and one rink parking lot starts to look like every other one. As days grow dark more quickly, a 6 a.m. practice can feel like it must be a 10 p.m. practice. You are not alone.

Ouch, That Hurts! Stop Preventable Injuries

We all know that accidents happen and some players get injured during the season from collisions, but what about when a player pulls or strains a muscle without knowing how it happened. Those kinds of injuries are completely preventable and must be addressed.

Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

This is Percival’s first rule because it underpins all of the rest. If we cannot assure our children that they are loved, that we support them in all of their endeavors and will not judge them based on their success or failure, then what is the point of their engaging in sport at all? It is a precept, which seems obvious and simple; however, in our highly pressurized world of sport, it can become complex and is too often overlooked, even when we are dealing with children under the age of ten.

Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

We’ve all seen them at the rink, or heard about them from other parents; we might even be one or have been one of them in the past. They yell at the players from the stands, besmirch the good name of the referee and loudly question the decisions of the coach. Some of them are less conspicuous, sitting off by themselves, intently making mental notes in preparation for the post-game conversation with their son or daughter. They might seem like the hockey parent from hell or they might pass for any other hockey parent, but they are one in the same.

Strength Training Tips for Hockey Moms

The life of a hockey mom can be busy taking care of the needs of a son or daughter during the season. With all the driving to games and practices, […]