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PODCAST | Portland Winterhawks Head Coach Mike Johnston: Defeating a Losing Streak

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Any time a young athlete moves, adversity tags along. Moving away from home? Check. Moving onto a new league? Yep, adversity. Moving up from junior to professional hockey? Absolutely.

“Make sure everything you do today sets the table for the future.”

Mike Johnston, Head Coach and General Manager of the Portland Winterhawks, has created a culture in his organization that allows people to develop naturally and prepare for the next level. And that’s not just the players, but the coaches too. So when an inevitable losing streak strikes as it did to begin the season for the Winterhawks, coaches, players, and staff are empowered and trained to find a way through to the light at the end of the tunnel.

“It’s part of our culture here. When people come they believe in the fact they’ll get new opportunities to move on.”

Check out episode 7 of Mike and Kyle’s coaching info series, the coaches show.

Mike is a close friend of the show and TCS, listen in to learn how the Winterhawks overcame their 0 and 3 start.


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The Coaches Site Founder Aaron Wilbur sits down with some of hockey’s top coaches to learn about their coaching journey and dissect the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Each episodes features key takeaways for coaches of all levels. The Glass & Out podcast is required listening for coaches looking to gain key insights from hockey’s most influential leaders. See All Posts By Glass & Out Podcast


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