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Labour of Love

Labour of Love

It has been smooth skating for the Shelburne Minor Hockey Association with Mike Fazackerley in the rink. Since taking on the role of president — an unpaid position — the hockey dad of three is helping to influence positive change and has helped improve morale, according to SMHA’s coach in chief Tom Robbins, who nominated [...]

February 15, 2013 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer Hometown HEROS 3

Back In The Game

Back In The Game

Joel Williams was returning home from hockey registration, eager to start another promising season, when his life was changed forever. The honour roll student, just 17 at the time, would never join his team mates back on the ice, nor go off to university like many of his peers. Instead, the Langley, B.C. teen would [...]

January 20, 2013 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer Hometown HEROS 3

Sledge Hockey Sets Him Free

Sledge Hockey Sets Him Free

While most teens his age are still snug in their beds, fast asleep, Nic Klassen rises bright and early every morning before school to start his daily routine. After getting dressed and brushing his teeth, the determined 14-year-old begins a 45-minute rehabilitative exercise regime with the help of his mother, Sharon — no easy task [...]

December 14, 2012 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer Hometown HEROS Comments Off

Every Player’s Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Shaved Skate

Every Player’s Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Shaved Skate

Bruce McGill’s work is never truly done, but he doesn’t seem to mind one little bit. For the 60-year-old father-of-two, there is the occasional knock at the door as he sits down to dinner with his wife, Heather. He’s also been flagged down while doing his yard work by a frantic hockey parent or two, [...]

November 12, 2012 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer Rink Rats Comments Off

Show Me The Money! 5 ways to save on hockey equipment

Show Me The Money! 5 ways to save on hockey equipment

With the hockey season underway, parents across the country are feeling the strain on their wallets. Let’s face it — minor hockey is an expensive game. You’ve got your enrolment fee to pay, protective gear to purchase, skates and other equipment to buy — the costs tally up, fast. Fortunately, there are several ways to [...]

October 1, 2012 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer On The Fly, Rink Rats 2

9 Ways Parents Can Help Alleviate Hockey Tryout Stress

9 Ways Parents Can Help Alleviate Hockey Tryout Stress

For many minor hockey players — and their parents, too — the hockey tryout process can be both exciting and unnerving. When players are working hard to make a top team, the added pressure to play their best can often lead to jitters and, worse, self-doubt — a combination that ironically leads to underperformance. Add [...]

October 1, 2012 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer Inside Edge, Pro Comments Off
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