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Speaker Series | 4 Coaches Speaking at the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference

April 23, 2019

Thinking about coming to the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto this summer? Here's four reasons you should save July 18-20 on your calendar. Rikard Grönborg Head Coach, Swedish National Team After a successful stint in North America at the NCAA level with St. Cloud State, and junior hockey in the AWHL and the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs, Rikard ...

Regroup | Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard

April 22, 2019

Someone check on Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters. His team was up 2-0 in game 4. They won the first game of the series. But despite that, the Colorado Avalanche won four games in a row to defeat the Flames and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Maybe Calgary would have lost anyways. The production ...

Analyzing Your Team’s Strengths: When in Doubt, Double Down

April 21, 2019

Coaches are continuously looking for ways to improve whether in-season or off-season. As they should. However, if we’re not careful, our analysis of our club can cause us to reverse course. In order to avoid paralysis by analysis we should narrow our focus. In other words, we should double down on our team's strengths. It goes without saying that coaches, ...

Podcast | Doug Lidster: How Can We Improve the Minor Hockey Model?

April 19, 2019

Doug Lidster is a legend around these parts - any time you can wear the C and flying skate at the same time, that's going to resonate with the locals. But it's not just Canucks fans who've grown to appreciate Doug's approach to the game. These days Coach Lidster is charged with leading a group of minor hockey players with ...

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