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Offence Wins Championships

July 31, 2019

Everyone knows the saying: "Offence wins games, Defense wins championships." But as a coach, this is something I have struggled with for the last few months. When looking at the game of hockey at the most fundamental level, the object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent (I have yet to see a team win by ...

Let’s Dive Deeper into the Importance of Cross-Training

July 25, 2019

Today's post is a special contribution from the team at Going Bar Down. If you’re one of those crazy parents that has your son/daughter playing hockey or any other sport 53 months of the year you’re not going to like this blog post. But please keep reading as maybe this will inform you of the potential harm you may be ...

CoachThem Drill of the Week: Cross Ice Angling A/B

July 23, 2019

Drill Description On the whistle, a puck carrier and a defensive player leave at the same time. The puck carrier skates around the pylons nearest him/her and turns up ice. The defensive player must skate the width of the ice and angle the puck carrier to the wall. Version 2 When they master the art of the angle, give the ...

That’s a Wrap on the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference!

July 22, 2019

On one hand it's sad to see another conference come and go. But on another, more sensible hand, it's exciting to have the hard work behind us so we can look forward on the hard work to come. Pretty soon training camp will roll around and you'll immediately be knee-deep in another season of hockey. Whether that's at the pro ...

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