All posts tagged ice

You’ve Got To Hit The Net

I was recently re-reading an article by Earl McRae of Sun Media about a friend of mine, Mike Bossy. Mike and I played against each other in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the years that the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cups. In his interview, Earl McRae asked Mike why players in today’s game miss the net so much.

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 […]

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.

Off Ice Team Training

Summer is long over, but hopefully those who are serious about improving their performance for the hockey season have prepared accordingly. In this article I want to share my perspective on in-season training for minor hockey players. Let’s start by going back again and ask ourselves, “are we crazy about putting our kids in strength and conditioning programs at the minor hockey level?” The answer is, absolutely not.

Tryout Shape

Hopefully most minor hockey players have been participating in an off-ice training program over the summer, especially at the bantam and midget level. There’s no question that staying in shape […]

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.

Dream the Olympic Dream!

Steve Yzerman and his extremely experienced group of leaders picked twenty-five players to represent Canada. Literally that means thousands of the world’s greatest hockey players were left of this roster. Imagine that! For most youth hockey players their dream is to play in the NHL. It’s a wonderful dream, but it is shared by millions of kids in Canada, and even more around the world.

Passion Fuelled by Patriotism

Our men’s hockey team this year is stacked once again with many new additions. Although this year I won’t be sitting in a pub with my buddies watching team Canada games, I’ll be getting up super early in the morning, or staying up super late at night to watch games being playing from all the way over in Sochi.