Mike Snee of College Hockey Inc: The Value of Home Grown Talent

For Mike Snee, the Executive Director of College Hockey Inc., academic success in post secondary hockey institutions starts much earlier than you might think, and it doesn’t actually happen for the reasons we might assume. What am I talking about? Well, first let’s agree on one thing – the state of college hockey in the […]

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Tyler Kuntz: Life is Just Hockey in a Different Arena

Did you make your bed this morning? Why not? Is it because you were rushed this morning? Did you stay up too late? Were you unwinding watching TV or scrolling through your phone? Tyler Kuntz has been coaching elite hockey players since he stepped off the ice for the last time as a player. Actually, […]

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From Frantz Jean to You: Evaluating Goalies is Hard

Have you ever caught yourself staring intently while evaluating goalies during training camp or tryouts and thought to yourself “I have no idea what I’m doing?” Welcome to the club. A goaltender can be lights-out stand-on-his-head incredible one night and the second coming of Red Light Racicot the next. But we all know that if […]

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Glen Gulutzan: Hockey Sense Overrides Positioning

“Try and contain the battle to one side.” After being responsible for the defensemen at UBC for the past year and learning more about what works and what doesn’t at that level, I can safely say that one of the toughest situations in a game to manage is forwards attacking our blue line with speed. […]

Bill Peters & the Importance of Situational Awareness

Bill Peters, Head Coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, is here to tell you that the theory floating around that faceoffs are overrated is…overrated. For Peters, faceoffs matter. “A faceoff is your team’s first 50/50 battle of the shift. So you know if your team is engaged emotionally by how they execute off draws.” That’s Bill […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Frantz Jean on Scouting Goalies

Frantz Jean on Scouting Goalies Goaltenders have some of the most interesting stories of all. And yeah, it might be because they’re a little off. But more likely it’s because they see the game from a perspective that’s just not normal for regular coaches. In fact, they see so much more of the game because […]

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Pro Players Panel with Natalie Spooner, Brendan Gaunce, & Mike Duco

“He knew he could push me vocally maybe more so than some other players.” That’s Brendan Gaunce in the video below talking about his first season of professional hockey played for brand new Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green with the Utica Comets. For Gaunce, the approach taken by Green to treat each player differently, as […]

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