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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...
  • 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...
  • Speed Skills - Skate Faster with These Pro Hockey Tips

    As a long-time hockey skills coach, I get asked by parents all the time about how their son or daughter can increase their skating speed.  I do a lot of power skating drills, but when breaking down a player’s stride, I always start with the basics.  5 tips on how to skate faster in your next pra...