Is Minor Hockey In Trouble?

Is it a sign of changing preferences in minor hockey due to the pandemic, rising costs, competition from rival unsanctioned leagues, or a little bit of everything? It seems like minor hockey is shifting – towards the downwards     I will be the first one to tell you that having a kid and maybe…

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PARENTS – TIPS FOR YOUR CHILD WHO “GOT CUT”

Your favourite player didn’t make the team. He/she gave it all they could. There was nothing more left in the tank, for whatever reason, it just wasn’t their day, and got cut. At some point, parents are going to have to learn – Being cut from a team it’s part of playing “Rep” hockey. The…

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NCAA Hockey – Another Pathway To The NHL

When I was playing minor hockey (in the late 80’s to the 90’s), my main pathway to the NHL was only through Canada Hockey League (CHL), under the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) banner at the time. Today, minor hockey players can choose another path, which is the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey program. In…

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Tara McKay High Performance Skating | Shout Out

Photo of Tara McKay – Head Instructor HockeyNeeds Shout Out Great experience with Tara & Co. at Tara McKay High-Performance Skating Located in Aurora & GTA, Ontario If you are looking for an Elite High-Performance program to improve your child’s edging, technical skating, and other techniques for improvement, I highly recommend Tara McKay High-Performance Skating.…

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Bad Coaching Characteristics to Watch Out For

For the most part, there are tons of great, amazing, and awesome coaches in the minor hockey community. Unfortunately, there is a hand full of coaches that needs to be removed from the bench. This is the main reason why (not only as a person that has a hockey background but as a fellow parent)…

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Lucas Miller’s Hi-Performance | Shout Out

PHOTO OF LUCAS MILLER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR HOCKEYNEEDS PROMOTION Great experience with Lucas Miller & Co. at Lucas Miller’s Hi-Performance Hockey School Located in Toronto – GTA, Ontario If you are looking for a terrific instructor to help improve your child’s conditioning, speed and Hi-Tempo training, I highly recommend Lucas Miller’s Hi-Performance Hockey School. Your child will…

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FEATURED PRODUCT – BUTTENDZ HOCKEY GRIP

WITH OUR EXCITING NEWS OF COLLABORATING WITH BUTTENDZ HOCKEY GRIP BEING ONE OF OUR “FEATURE PRODUCT” HOCKEYNEEDS WILL LIKE TO PROVIDE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THEIR AMAZING INNOVATIVE HOCKEY GRIP PRODUCT, WHICH IS BEING USED AROUND THE WORLD BY MINOR AND PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYERS – GET THAT EXTRA GRIP!     AS THE HOCKEY STICK EVOLVES, NATURALLY…

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Minor Hockey Parents Overestimating Their Child’s Abilities

I’m sure most of us have heard parents when they’re at the rinks for tryouts, practices, games, or training, and you can hear their voices full of frustration, “What’s he/she doing? He/She’s capable of handling him/herself better.” Sound familiar? Does to me, too. Every parent is biased when it comes to their child’s hockey abilities…

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