Back in the day the coaches on Hockey Canada’s side of the ice could simply open the gates to their bench, tell their players to try hard, and watch the gang in the maple leaf collect gold medals like a kid eating pancakes on Christmas morning.
Well, somewhere along the way Canada realized that every other hockey playing nation on the planet wanted to win as well, so they’d better find a way to get that extra edge.
Enter video analysis. Ever since Roger Nielsen made video review a reality of life in the NHL, more and more coaches are using it smartly to help improve their teams. These days, video is crucial to Team Canada’s hopes for success. We caught up with Team Canada Video Coach Tyler Dietrich on the podcast to learn how much video is too much, and how they use it internally and to prescout their opponents. Enjoy!