VIDEO | Florida Panthers Skills Coach Paul Vincent at the AHCA Convention

Last month the team at The Coaches’ Site travelled to Naples Florida for the AHCA Convention to host a very special speakers series. The series mirrors what our annual conference looks like, only an abbreviated version. This year we were fortunate enough to host three presentations: Bakersfield Condors Head Coach Jay Woodcroft on his role […]

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UNB Head Coach Gardiner MacDougall: From Grit to Great

As the Head Coach of one the most successful university hockey programs in Canada, Gardiner McDougall knows a thing or two about the importance of grit and how it translates to greatness. University hockey players in Canada face a unique set of challenges – going to class, going to the rink, going to the library […]

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Creating Offense: D Shots & Funnelling the Puck

At this time of year while teams are grinding through the playoffs it becomes increasingly more difficult for the D to get pucks on net. With a greater commitment to blocking shots and overall team defense, the D are challenged and forced to be creative to avoid killing offense zone possession. For those of you […]

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VIDEO | The Art of Puck Placement

A growing trend in the national hockey league and beyond is the art of puck placement. As players get bigger and faster, it stands to reason that there’s going to be less space in which the skilled players in the game can operate. Placing the puck with self chips off the boards buys time and […]

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The WHL’s All-Time Winningest Coach Don Hay: D-Zone Drills

When you think about Kamloops Blazers Head Coach Don Hay, it’s impossible not to think about the grassroots development of junior hockey in this country. It’s also hard to believe that he actually spent time in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks. Every coach in the hockey fraternity knows the […]

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Steve Smith & Carolina’s Penalty Kill | My Favourite Coaching Presentations

Our Coaches’ Conference is coming back to Toronto on July 20th & 21st this summer and it got me thinking about all my favourite presentations from the last seven years. There’s a few different ways to categorize these – inspirational, useful, most entertaining – but for me, my top three are going to be based […]

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