Bill Belichick: Humble Legends, Modest Superstars

Bill Belichick can make anything sound epic. Even a Barbecue place in Anapolis, Maryland. Some have called him the greatest coach of all time. Some have called him some other colourful phrases, some that can’t be repeated here in this space. For football fans and fans of sports in general, Bill Belichick is the mastermind […]

Hockey Share Drill of the Week – D Double Shot Forward Battle Drill Description: F1 passes to D2 at the point. D2 walks the blue line and shoots. F1 drives to the net with D1 defending. (D1 is now done with the drill and moves to the line D2 started in) After the shot F1 grabs a new puck from the corner and chips it below […]

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Forecheck Data Analysis

Hockey analytics has long been about what happens in the front office. How are players evaluated? What trades should be made? What players should be drafted? The game itself proves more difficult to analyze due to a lack of data. While some strides have been made in the public sphere related to zone entries, exits, […]

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There’s a reason why you hear everyone talking about how important core strength is. I have parents comment to me all the time that their player “needs core strength”. While that may be true, it’s very hard if not impossible to watch a player on the ice and determine if they “need core strength”, but […]

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Job Posting: AHL Video Analyst/Team Services – Stockton Heat Hockey Club

The AHL’s Stockton Heat, top development team of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, are searching for a candidate for the position of ‘AHL Video Analyst / Team Services’. The position is based in Stockton, California, and works within the hockey operations department of the AHL’s Stockton Heat – reporting to the Head Coach, and to the […]

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6 Ways to Create a Memorable Summer with your Kids

Summer is here, finally. Can you believe the year is already halfway over? For athletes and the parents of athletes there’s really no break. Summer is just as busy as the rest of the year, if not more so. Going from practices, to summer league games, vacations, cookouts, holiday parties, birthday parties, and hopefully trips […]

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PODCAST | Exploring College Hockey with Mike Snee

Today on the Minor Hockey Talk podcast we’ve got double the fun – first, we’ve got Mike Snee, Executive Director of College Hockey Inc. on to talk about a subject that’s near and dear to our hearts. And, Mike is going to be presenting a talk at this year’s TeamSnap Hockey Coaches’ Conference! We’re thrilled […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Trailblazer by Jim Paek

In 2014, Jim Paek was presented with a challenge. After being named head coach of the South Korean national team, his objective was to make the team competitive for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Korea recently finished the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A in second and ranked 18th in […]

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