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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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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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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How To Buy Hockey Skates

Hockey Skates are arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment for any hockey player. The right size, style, and fit of your skate will allow you to improve your speed, accuracy, and shots and mastering the art of skating. To help you start your journey toward becoming an excellent skater and highly-skilled hockey player,…

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Skate Sharpening Guide For New Hockey Parents and Players

The Image above is at Toronto Pro Shop. Finding a great Pro Shop with a professional skate sharpener is like finding a great car mechanic that knows your vehicle inside out. Build that same relationship, so they can help you find that edge! Thanks to Dennis & Co. At Toronto Pro located in Vaughan. Let…

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Hockey Parents… I Wish I Knew!

In youth hockey, it’s about laying a foundation for growth both as a player and a person. Yes, there are those parents that will get upset because they think their child is the best and deserves special treatment. Every post-game or intermission talk by the coach will involve some sort of lesson for the players…

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COVID-19 Vs. The Minor Hockey Community

Hockey Canada had canceled the season in early March and the Minor Hockey Communities are eager to learn when or how they will start playing again. Unfortunately, the future is unclear. Now, the Government of Ontario gave permission to reopen in May for professional sports training facilities, provided that sports leagues involved have established health…

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