Ice Hockey Coaching Tips & Drills

The NHL Intensity Formula: How to Up Your Game Like You Never Thought Possible

Coaches often tell their players to ‘be more intense’ or ‘battle’ or ‘compete’. Experienced players likely have an idea what this means. But for younger players from junior to minor hockey these instructions are often not clear. So players will often hear these terms but never act on them because they simply aren’t sure what […]

VIDEO | Calgary Flames Head Coach Bill Peters: Are Your Players Aware?

“There’s a guy on a national broadcast who talks about faceoffs being overrated.” That’s then Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Bill Peters speaking at the American Hockey Coaches Association AGM a couple years back. It’s a great way to kick off a presentation, because the audience can already get a sense for Peters’ confidence, passion, and […]

Youth Hockey Myths Part 2: The 5 Worst Lies About Minor Hockey

Brad Hamacher is back to follow up on his popular first post outlining some of the harsh realities of our game in the minor hockey system, 5 Myths Standing in the Way of Youth Hockey. Local League Games Don’t Matter At some point someone started spreading the gospel that local league games are no longer […]

VIDEO | Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon On Habits for Defensemen

“Every time you take a stride with the puck, the picture changes.” For me, the most helpful part of attending coaching conferences in the summer is the inevitable terminology that sticks in your brain. These days I’m responsible for defensemen in my current position, it’s three years in and I’m still using terminology that I […]

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How to Skate Like Connor McDavid 

Many people say that Connor McDavid is the fastest player in the NHL. That may be the case. If he is the fastest, wouldn’t you expect him to be more powerful and explosive then the average NHLer? If yo think like I previously did, then you will be blown away to hear that McDavid does […]

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