From Behind the Bench: Developing the Next Generation by Paul Carson

Paul Carson’s roles, duties and accomplishments are many. Published children’s book author, educator, coach, hockey dad, Hockey Canada executive, board member of the Coaching Association of Canada are just a few. He understands hockey from pee wee to pro, and as Vice President of Development at Hockey Canada, he understands the need to be progressive […]

FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Cool To Be Good by Guy Gadowsky

Guy Gadowsky knows what it takes to be a successful student athlete, from both sides of the bench. As a player, he spent his post-secondary years with the Division I Colorado College Tigers before moving on to his professional playing career. As a coach, he moved into the college level starting with University Alaska Fairbanks […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Go With Your Gut by Jay Woodcroft

Jay Woodcroft recently became the Head Coaching for the Bakersfield Condors, the Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate in the American Hockey League. After 13 years as an assistant coach in the NHL, first with the Detroit Red Wings (2005), then the San Jose Sharks (2008) and more recently with the Edmonton Oilers (2015), Jay has spent most […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH – The Specialist by Pavel Barber

In this instalment of FROM BEHIND THE BENCH, stickhandling specialist and online phenom, Pavel Barber, gives us a glimpse into his world. With millions (and millions) of views on his YouTube and Instagram tutorials, Barber is super humble and extremely passionate about the game of hockey and his influence on young players today. He’s got […]

FROM BEHIND THE BENCH – Giving Back by Joe Curry

Head coach Joe Curry was honoured at the 2017 Ontario Minor Hockey Association AGM this year when a player from his Norwood Hornets novice team wrote a grand prize winning essay. The topic: “My hockey coach teaches me…” Sheldon Bolton wrote, “My hockey coaches teaches me teamwork. This means we work together and support each […]

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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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