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  • The Pros and Cons of Spring Hockey

    The Pros and Cons of Spring Hockey

    Spring hockey can be the best of times and the worst of times! It can be amazing or disappointing. It can enhance your player’s skill

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The MacGyver Way: Using What You Have

    The MacGyver Way: Using What You Have

    A few weeks back, I asked a group of 17-year-old boys I was doing a career workshop with if they knew who MacGyver was. Thankfully,

  • 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

  • November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

    November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

    Everything good this season will result from the energy of your players! When it comes to playing your best game, understanding how to re-energize is

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

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

November: Topping Up The Energy Tank

Everything good this season will result from the energy of your players! When it comes to playing your best game, understanding how to re-energize is every bit as important as mental toughness, or knowing the team system, or game preparation. NHL coaches pay intense attention to the energy of both their individual players and their [...]

November 1, 2014 Ryan Walter — Abbotsford Heat President, Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author Contributors, Inside Edge, Pro 0