FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: Into the Wild by Bliss Littler

Bliss Littler had 12 years’ experience in the United States Hockey League (with the Omaha Lancers, Tri-City Storm and Topeka Scarecrows) and held USA Hockey’s all-time junior hockey record for career wins before he joined the Wenatchee Wild. After leaving Omaha, it was a non-compete clause in the USHL that limited his options and nudged […]

What is a ‘Hockey Guy’?

Is it the guy who sits in a bar yelling at the players zipping across the enormous tv screen? Yelling at them to ‘hit ’em’ or ‘shoot’ or ‘move the *&*#$* puck!’. Or is a ‘hockey guy’ the guy who can tell you who the Canucks drafted first in ‘76 (trick question, first pick that […]

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Minor Hockey Talk: Oldschool Vs Newschool

With Special Guest Rick Lanz

If there’s one thing we know it’s that there’s not one specific way to make a hockey player. They come in all shapes and sizes, from various economic back grounds and more and more from all over the world. It’s like buying furniture from Ikea, following the instruction and then voila…you’ve got yourself an NHL […]

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For a limited time we are offering a 20% discount on an annual subscription to our TCS | MEMBERS site. For only $95 (CDN) you’ll receive access to our full library of conference videos featuring some of the top coaches in the game today. That’s less than $8 a month for unlimited access to over 60 […]

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FROM BEHIND THE BENCH: The Italian Job by Mark Holick

Mark Holick was very familiar with North American ice after leading the WHL’s Prince George Cougars and the Kootenay Ice, as well as the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch. Not to mention coaching stints with the South Surrey Eagles (leading to a Royal Bank Cup victory), as well as multiple turns with the BCHL and AJHL. These […]

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Guide to Stench Control

You can literally smell the effort put forth by a hockey player once a game is finished. It is important that hockey players don’t take that smell lightly. Part of taking care of yourself is taking proper care of your equipment. Pro Stock Hockey created a way to help put smell in the penalty box. […]

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Generally the beginning of every season is full of optimism. It’s a clean slate and players have the opportunity to make a strong first impression with their coaches and teammates. It’s shaping up to be the best year EVER! Right? Well unfortunately a hockey season doesn’t always roll out as scripted and occasionally both teams […]

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FROM THE FOUNDER: Why Every Minute Counts

How much do you value time? Or more accurately – How much does your team value time? I ask because recently a digital clock appeared in the timekeeper’s box at Toronto Maple Leafs practices. You might assume it’s because there were no other clocks visible in the Leafs practice facility. Not true. There is one on […]

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Video: The Cost of Youth Sports

with TeamSnap's Ken McDonald

Sports demand a lot of attention, time and money from families. To find out how much our friends at TeamSnap conducted their own survey to look into the cost of sports and whether it is worth it for families. One of the questions posed to parents was what benefits do you see for your child […]

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