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Ask Meaghan

As the countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi continues, and as the days get closer to when the Canadian Team will march together in the Opening Ceremonies, there is a sense of urgency that continues to escalate in anticipation of the competition that will take place.


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 […]

Baseline Concussion Testing

If you have a child that plays contact sports, you may have already heard about “baseline concussion testing” — a cognitive evaluation tool designed to assess an athlete’s normal state […]

Behind The Bench — 5 guidelines every winning coach should follow to take the team to the next level

If you really want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, if you […]

Three Ingredients For A Great Team Culture — By Ryan Walter

My wife, Jenn, and I really enjoyed the 19 seasons of minor hockey that our three boys played. Our oldest son, Ben, who now plays professional hockey, was a Novice […]

New to Hockey? A quick rundown of the different minor hockey levels

Every hockey player — from the professional to the recreation-league player skating at the local rink — had to get a start on the ice somewhere. And for many players, […]

Game Ready — Understanding motivation and the relationship between player mindset and ability

Another hockey season is upon us, and I’m sure parents and players have entered it with feelings of both excitement and anxiousness. As a strength and conditioning coach who is […]