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Hockey’s Great Debate: Analytics vs Eyeballs

It’s interesting how slow the hockey industry is when it comes to adopting new tactics to improve your team. I’m not old enough to remember Roger Nielsen re-inventing hockey by literally cutting video tape for hours on end in order to show his players what he was seeing. I’m also not old enough to to […]

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The WHL’s All-Time Winningest Coach Don Hay: D-Zone Drills

When you think about Kamloops Blazers Head Coach Don Hay, it’s impossible not to think about the grassroots development of junior hockey in this country. It’s also hard to believe that he actually spent time in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks. Every coach in the hockey fraternity knows the […]

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The biggest challenge when it comes to steady improvement in skills and realizing potential is improving the skills that really translate to the next level. That does not mean a set list of skills that are useful, it is more about the individual and what they can bring to the game at the next level. […]

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PODCAST | Saul Miller & the Mental Game of the Hockey Player

“What’s your spirit animal?” That was a question Dr. Saul Miller asked a team of midget hockey players of which I was the coach a few years back, and the responses were fantastic. Tiger. Eagle. Shark. Then Ethan Cap said Gorilla and the entire room exploded. Ethan plays for the Edmonton Oil Kings now and […]

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Steve Smith & Carolina’s Penalty Kill | My Favourite Coaching Presentations

Our Coaches’ Conference is coming back to Toronto on July 20th & 21st this summer and it got me thinking about all my favourite presentations from the last seven years. There’s a few different ways to categorize these – inspirational, useful, most entertaining – but for me, my top three are going to be based […]

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5 Steps To Overcoming a Scoring Slump in Hockey!

When you are in a creative state, you forget the habit of being yourself”- Joe Dispenza It happens to all goal scorers at some point during the season or their career; the prolonged scoring slump. The goals that came so effortlessly at one point now feel like a lifetime away. Five games turn to ten, […]

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Threatening the Net & Shot Volume on the Powerplay

One element of coaching that’s often lost in translation with our players is how badly we want more shots on net. It’s part of the reason the cross stat (shot attempts for vs shot attempts against when any given player is on the ice) has evolved into Fenwick (same stat, just unblocked shot attempts). As […]

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