Ask A Coach: BCHL Coquitlam Express Head Coach Jason Fortier: Dealing With Change And Believing In The Process

Accepting a head coaching job in early December isn’t easy, particularly when you have to move from one side of the country to the other. That’s exactly what Jason Fortier did. The new bench boss of the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express went from the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to the Ontario […]

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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, […]