All posts tagged hockey

How to Make the Perfect Saucer Pass

A saucer pass spins like a UFO through the air, hence the name. The key in making a successful saucer pass is to start the puck at the heel of the blade, and slice the blade as you follow through. I like to compare the motion to a cut serve in table tennis.

Are You A Winning Coach? 10 Signs You May Have Lost Your Way

Just like you and me, no coach is perfect. And let’s face it, no matter how great a job a coach is doing, he or she will never be able […]


Want To Become A Champion? Then Lose The Perfectionism!

Who would ever think that the one biggest obstacle to achieving success on the ice and reaching your hockey dreams would be your own frustration and self-directed anger whenever you […]

Three Ingredients For A Great Team Culture

My wife, Jenn, and I really enjoyed the 19 seasons of minor hockey that our three boys played. Our oldest son, Ben, who now plays professional hockey, was a Novice […]

New to Hockey? A quick rundown of the different minor hockey levels

Every hockey player — from the professional to the recreation-league player skating at the local rink — had to get a start on the ice somewhere. And for many players, […]

40 Fun Hockey Facts

40 Fun Hockey Facts

When a sport has been around as long as hockey, there are bound to be plenty of interesting facts, legends and stories surrounding it. And from 10-point games to lost Stanley […]

The Scholarship of a Lifetime

“Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in life,” Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) Participant Nick McCurdy wrote to begin his Thurgood Marshall Scholarship winning essay. “Based on my […]

Gearing Down

Hockey season seems like it’s nonstop sometimes. However, Ryan Walter says that it’s important to take a break every once in awhile.

Under Pressure!

As the season begins to slowly come to a close, the focus level of my team has become increasingly better. My team understands that topnotch performance is essential in every […]

Under Pressure!

The last week of the season, leading into the state championships can throw many different unexpected occurrences that unprepared teams may have a struggle bypassing. Having the feeling of preparedness and productivity in my team I feel like whatever stresses or curves slid our way will not affect us to the point of failure.

When the World is Watching

Individual athletes often make or break their careers based on how they perform in “big games.” Some athletes surprise us with their calm, consistent play, while others, even on the same team, underperform. I would like to present two ideas for you to be mindful of, as you watch, with an emphasis, naturally, on hockey. I encourage you to observe how they factor into the performance of each participating athlete.

Lessons Learned

The scene at the Nagano train station when Team Canada arrived was one I will never forget.
It was exciting with thousands of people turning out to greet the team and catch a glimpse of Wayne Gretzky. It was frightening to witness thousands of star crazed hockey fans rush towards the players.