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  • Breakaway Tips to Light the Lamp

    There’s not a better feeling for a hockey player when you split the defense and are off to the races on a breakaway.  Players on the bench stand up, and everyone in the rink takes a deep breath to see who’s going to win the battle between the player and the tendie!   Most breakaway opportunities...
  • 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...
  • What Makes a Player Stand Out in the Game of Hockey

    For the last decade, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most talented hockey players in Minnesota. Being a stickhandling and shooting specialist, there is no doubt in my mind what separates the top players from the rest of their peers. When it comes to the game of hockey, there are a...
  • Mistakes that are Good in Hockey

    As a long-time hockey skills instructor, I’ve worked with hundreds of hockey players over the years. My job is to expose the hockey hopefuls to drills they’ve never seen or done before. If they don’t learn something new every session, I’m failing the player. Acquiring elite-level hockey skills ta...