Minor Hockey Talk Grab Bag: Clint Colebourn & Wade Burt

Aaron is on vacation – or maybe he’s secretly saving the world, I don’t know – but what I do know is this a great week to fly solo and check in with a few influential people from my past. That’s right, an old coach mentor and a recently graduated minor hockey player. Both continue […]

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Podcast | Hockey & Sons with Troy Ward

When your child’s sport of choice is soccer or baseball or even football, it’s easy to grab the ball and head outside. Some of my fondest memories are of chucking the ball around with my Dad. No, this didn’t turn me into a baseball player in any extent of the term, but it was awesome […]

Minor Hockey Talk | The Playoff Push with Kelvin & Aaron

Are you ready?

The National Hockey League’s trade deadline came and went this week and it was, well, weak. Why did we see so little activity with this year’s edition? Probably because most teams in the league still believe they have a shot to make the playoffs. Peter Chiarelli of the Edmonton Oilers is pretty confident his squad […]

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 […]

Minor Hockey Talk: Why Better Athletes Make Better Hockey Players

w/ special guest Mark Fitzgerald, Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Anaheim Ducks

Today – We are here to PUMP YOU UP! With a little help from our friend Mark Fitzgerald, Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Anaheim Ducks. Mark was a speaker at our TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference in Vancouver this past summer and is clearly passionate about developing athletes of all shapes, sizes and abilities. The Ducks were recently in […]

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Minor Hockey Talk: Hockey Development in Europe

with special guest Enio Sacilotto, Director of Prospect Development of the Victoria Royals (WHL)

Believe it or not, the way your minor hockey system is set up is likely very different from the way it’s set up in other places around the world. If we know anything, it’s that there isn’t one way to develop hockey players. BUT, if we learn a little more about how other people and […]

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Minor Hockey Talk: Goals – They Don’t Grow on Trees

Goal scoring: where does it come from and how do you find more of it?  Unfortunately the answer isn’t – It grows on trees! (Goal scoring is hard) Kelvin, as you may know by now, is the Assistant Coach with the UBC men’s hockey program and on their opening weekend of the season, they were […]

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Minor Hockey Talk: Punishment vs Consequences in Minor Hockey

Where is the line between Punishment and Discipline? Being a great coach means establishing discipline in your players. Even so called “Players’ Coaches” have to keep players in line. But where is the line where discipline crosses into punishment? And when it does, what is considered a reasonable level of punishment in minor hockey? Recently […]

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Minor Hockey Talk: Managing Expectations & the Early Season Jitters | Podcast

Listen to Kelvin, Aaron, & Derek talk shop.

Minor hockey talk is back! You may or may not remember Aaron’s legendary chats with skills aficionado Derek Popke. Well, the boys are back in town, only this time they have the dulcet tones of host Kelvin Cech to control the chaos. In today’s episode, we’re talking early season hotspots. How much skill development? How […]

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