Ask A Coach: University Of Vermont Associate Coach Kyle Wallach – Academics, Recruiting & Preparation

Kyle Wallach is currently enjoying a challenging season as an associate coach with the University of Vermont Men’s Hockey Team. For Kyle and the rest of the staff at UVM, of course winning hockey games is important, but when you’re overseeing a program that’s built on the balance between academics and athletics, sometimes the bigger […]

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PowerPlayer: Feedback is Fuel for Young Hockey Players

Good coaching exists in that intersection where time, passion and effort meet. And these days, a fourth element—communication and feedback—has been added to the mix. Any coach will tell you that it can be tough for everything to align. Most are volunteers with a desire to give back to the sport, while juggling the endeavour […]

PODCAST | Florida Panthers Assistant Coach Ben Cooper

It might surprise you to learn that not every National Hockey League franchise oozes money. We’re used to the big budget teams of western Canada – Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton – but when it comes to the Florida Panthers, they have to make it work without unlimited resources. And for Ben Cooper, Florida’s assistant coach responsible […]

ASK A COACH – Kris Mallette of the Kelowna Rockets

  Kelowna Rockets Assistant Coach Kris Mallette has seen a lot in his career. From playing junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets to coaching the Western Hockey League powerhouse, Kris played for nine teams in five leagues in under a decade. You could say his apprenticeship has been fulfilled and then some. Throughout his career, […]

The Glass & Out Podcast, Ep. 1: Mike Weaver

Alright, I have a confession to make: I don’t know how to fix minor hockey. From the organizations at the grassroots level to the parents running them, it’s quite simply beyond my grasp. Aaron and I have been involved in minor hockey for what seems like decades, and the more we talked about it on […]

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ASK A COACH – Sven Butenschon UBC Men’s Hockey

Sven Butenschon is entering his second season as the head coach of the UBC Men’s Hockey Team. Sven had tours of NHL duty with the Pittsburgh Penguins (more on that in a minute), the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, and Vancouver Canucks before packing up his family to play a few more years in Europe. […]

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PODCAST | The Cycle of Minor Hockey with Derek Popke

When the Minor Hockey Talk podcast was started by Aaron and Derek Popke a couple years ago, the premise was simple: a local show to get the minor hockey conversation moving forward. Well, there hasn’t been a shortage of topics for Aaron and me to cover since Derek got too busy making the minor hockey […]

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