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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Senators Strength Coach Alarmed Over Declining Youth Athletic Skills

Original story posted here. Chris Schwarz has a dream job. As the strength and conditioning coach of the Ottawa Senators, Schwarz helps keep world-class athletes such as Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris and Mark Stone finely tuned. Schwarz ...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Benefits of Free Play and Scrimmages

Youth hockey players spend a tremendous amount of time training to become better. Between team practices, private skill sessions, and off-ice training, youth players too often miss out on free-play hockey. Think of hockey players like toddlers ...

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

June Team of the Month - Goulbourn MIPS!

Congratulations to our Team of the Month winner for the month of June - the Goulbourn MIPS! Comprised of hockey moms, the Goulbourn MIPS hockey team participated in their first adult hockey tournament in Kingston in April 2017. From September ...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Why Kids Shouldn't Play Hockey 365 Days a Year

iPlayHockey is a pure hockey organization that encourages young athletes to play hockey and develop their skills. However, iPlayHockey also promotes balance within young athletes’ lives. Hockey has turned into a year-round sport which is ...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How to Cope with the NHL Season Ending

“What now?” - a question that is commonly asked when the NHL season comes to an end in early June. After dedicating at least three evenings a week for up to nine months to watch your favourite team battle it out on the ice, you may ...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

7 Things Minor Hockey Players Should do in the Off-Season

Original story posted here. As the regular hockey season winds down, there will be plenty of trips & activities that will keep players busy, but don’t forget the importance of ‘down time’! Here are 7 important steps for ...

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Hockey's Bond Between Parent and Child

Hockey has been a large part of Sean Simmonds life for 35 years now. The sport has given him so much, including an unbreakable bond between him and his eight year old son, AJ. Sean and his son both shoot right, play right wing, and can both be ...

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

May Team of the Month - Alexis Warriors!

Congratulations to our Team of the Month winner for the month of May - the Alexis Warriors! The Alexis Warriors play in a small town just outside of Edmonton. Despite being from a small town, their passion for hockey is HUGE! They are ...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Increase Involvement in Youth Hockey

Original story posted here. Yes, cost is a significant factor in making hockey accessible to more people, but more focus is also needed on making it less competitive, and less strenuous at the grass-roots level. It’s great that a ...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The Benefits of Good Practice

Yes, there are some days where we definitely don't feel like going to practice. Your kids want to stay home, building snow forts, going toboggoning and drinking hot chocolate. You want to stay home, relaxing by the fireplace with your wife, ...

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