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  • Building A Hockey Player, Gift By Gift

    So you have a young hockey player that is showing a real passion for the sport. You are a parent who wants to help your hockey hopeful along the way, but don't know where to start. As a former pro hockey player, I would like to give you some information that you may find useful when seeking a c...
  • 5 Stickhandling Mistakes to Avoid

    There are five common mistakes that I regularly see when training youth hockey players. Luckily, if they are identified early they can be corrected and allow players to reach their full potential! If you need to work on your stickhandling, here are some great tips to help take your game to th...
  • 1 Minute to Go, Down 3 Goals – No Problem

    If I look back at the last three decades, both as a player and coach, I’ve witnessed some unbelievable comebacks in games. Some of the games we won, and there were a number of them where we lost. Whichever happened, you knew you were going to be either super jacked or incredibly disappointed. I...
  • Hockey 101 - Training Tips for Beginners

    Beginning a new sport can be pretty intimidating…especially hockey because of all the equipment required to play the greatest game on the planet. But, since you are reading this, you are already on the right track. Whether you’re researching for your child or just starting out as an adult, here...
  • How to Steal the Puck

    As a hockey player, one skill that is talked about a lot, but practiced very little is the art of how to steal the puck from the opposition. There aren’t any stickhandling drills that help with this skill set, but it comes down to two simple concepts: getting to the puck fast and winning battle...
  • How to Choose a Hockey Stick Blade Curve

    My goal for this post is to provide information on how to choose the right hockey stick for the first time.  There are a number of factors that go into the process and it can be overwhelming.  It’s my hope that I can relieve some of the stress and give you some tips on what to look for when get...