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So, what do hockey scouts really look for?

So, what do hockey scouts really look for?

So, what do hockey scouts really look for? It’s a question every serious hockey player will ask as he or she approaches Bantam and beyond. Scouts rate players in five main categories: skating, size, game sense, character and skill. Glen Williamson, a former scout with the Los Angeles Kings, tells our players every summer at [...]

March 14, 2015 Nathan Leslie Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Establishing Nutrition Goals For The Off-Season

Establishing Nutrition Goals For The Off-Season

If you’re like most athletes, once off-season starts, you’re ready for a well-deserved break. During the season, you’re constantly working to develop your skills, improve your eating habits and are always striving to see performance results.  By the time the hockey season is over, you might feel like you’re ready to sit on the couch [...]

March 7, 2015 Susannah Juteau, MSc, RD — Consultant, Peak Performance On The Fly, The Clock 0

A Fresh View of Success

A Fresh View of Success

Everyone knows how great it feels to accomplish something that we really value and have worked hard at to achieve. The feeling of success is an important component in building self-esteem, self-confidence and a drive to be your best. The question is, who defines what success really is?  Externally, success is often equated with money, [...]

March 7, 2015 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0

Beat The February Blahs With These 12 Great Hockey Reads

Beat The February Blahs With These 12 Great Hockey Reads

Come February, many of us are counting down the days until Daylight Savings Time. If you are feeling the February blahs and need a little something to get you through to March and the official start of spring, pick up one of the following 12 great hockey stories. From “Behind the Moves” to “Behind the [...]

February 26, 2015 Staff Writer On The Fly, Rink Rats 0

Ask Meaghan

Ask Meaghan

As a member of Team Canada and an idol for many aspiring female hockey players, which skills do you believe are the most important for players to focus on at the minor hockey level?  L.J. — Vancouver, B.C.   Every hockey player is asked many times throughout their career how old they were when they first [...]

February 19, 2015 Meaghan Mikkelson Special Feature 0

The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

The Secret to Being ‘In the Zone’

Playoffs bring with them what I call the “dichotomy of pressure.” As teams continue to win in the playoffs or at a tournament, each coming game brings higher expectations, which generate more pressure for players to perform at a higher level. Yet the more players internalize (or feel) this extra pressure, the tighter they tend [...]

February 7, 2015 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Best Skate Forward, Inside Edge 0