The Power of Now in Hockey

Photo courtesy of Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life” Eckart Tolle – Author: Power of Now Hockey is played in the now. Once the game is over, it becomes part of the past. If it was filmed, it […]

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5 Steps To Overcoming a Scoring Slump in Hockey!

When you are in a creative state, you forget the habit of being yourself”- Joe Dispenza It happens to all goal scorers at some point during the season or their career; the prolonged scoring slump. The goals that came so effortlessly at one point now feel like a lifetime away. Five games turn to ten, […]

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Three Disciplines You Can Practice to Keep from Being “That” Hockey Dad or Mom!

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day” Jim Rohn In hockey arenas, there seems to always be “that” hockey parent. The one who yells and screams at the referees, coaches and even their own kid. They are often over attached, takes things personal, is very self righteous as their version […]

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Six Things a Hockey Coach Can Remember to Perform at Their Best!

“You can’t be common, because a common man goes nowhere. You have to be uncommon.” -Herb Brooks USA Hockey Coach 1980 Being a hockey coach can be an amazing and fulfilling experience. However, it can also be a very stressful and difficult experience. Coaches are required to lead the team strategy, work the bench during […]

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Words Are Energy and Affect Performance in Ice Hockey

Words are energy. In many of our locker rooms and video rooms across the hockey world, words are often used to inspire, motivate, instill buy-in and correct hockey players. However, often coaches are not fully aware of the energetic consequences that come from using certain words. In their quest for honesty and accountability, they may […]

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The Ten Qualities of a Playoff Difference Maker!

“Momentum favours those with intention” -Walter Aguilar During the hockey playoffs, the games become more intense as the stakes get higher. However, there are certain players who can and do rise up to the challenge. They are the difference makers; the game finishers, game savers etc.! Their ability to score that timely goal, make that […]

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Ten Things You Can Do to Shorten a Losing Streak

In any given season there are highs and lows associated with winning and losing. When a hockey team is winning, there is flow and a feeling like they are on top of the world. However, when that winning streak flips and becomes a losing streak, it can be mentally and physically draining on both coaches […]

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Five Reasons Why Playoffs Are Unique!

Hockey players who have played in the playoffs know that the energy and intensity behind games becomes different. They fight all year to get there, but only one team can be the champions. These are five things that make the playoffs games unique: 1. The overall intensity is higher because of the importance of each […]

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