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Pirate Tips for Smooth Sailing

Pirate Tips for Smooth Sailing

Once November hits, hockey families are well into their busy sports, school and work schedules. Following a hectic tryout and evaluation process, the effects of the zero to 60 change in schedule can sometimes leave moms, dads and kids feeling tired and overstretched.  When this happens, our creative thinking and problem solving abilities take a [...]

November 13, 2014 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Special Feature 0

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, 2014 Kristyl Clark — Lifestyle Writer Rink Rats 0

Quick and Easy 5-minute Dinner

Quick and Easy 5-minute Dinner

With today’s busy schedules, a balanced dinner can be dropped just about as quick as a puck at centre ice.  Yet when it comes to the physical demands of an anaerobic sport, such as hockey, an athlete’s performance can easily lose its lustre by skipping a complete meal. In fact, a skipped meal puts an [...]

November 12, 2014 Alex Fioroni, The Nutrition Chef On The Fly, The Kitchen 0

In Flanders Fields The Poppies Blow

In Flanders Fields The Poppies Blow

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In [...]

November 11, 2014 Staff Writer Special Feature 0

What You Don’t Eat Can Make You Sick! Stay healthy this hockey season with these top cold and flu fighting foods

What You <em>Don’t</em> Eat Can Make You Sick! Stay healthy this hockey season with these top cold and flu fighting foods

Even though we are in an age of overconsumption, many athletes are falling short of the recommended daily nutrient intake. This not only puts you at high risk of getting a cold or the flu, it also leads to poor workout recovery. And if your body can’t recover properly after a workout, your performance will [...]

November 5, 2014 Susannah Juteau, MSc, RD — Consultant, Peak Performance On The Fly, The Kitchen 0

Teach Courage

Teach Courage

Welcome back to the Ten Rules series where we examine Lloyd Percival’s list of How to Establish Rapport with Your Athletic Child. In the first post, we looked at the background of Percival and his involvement in developing The Hockey Handbook. Now we look at each of his ten rules and how they may (or may not) pertain to you and [...]

November 2, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0