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A magic national championship hockey season

A Magic, National Championship Hockey Season

Without that group of players, our crazy Russian coach that challenged us at every angle, and a parent group that bought into a different way of doing things in youth hockey…we all agreed that things may have turned out differently for each of us.

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Handling Fear in Youth Hockey

In my conversations with many parents, coaches, kids, and others…there is a certain word that gets brought up with a disturbing intensity: Fear, or FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out

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Being a Hockey Mom

As a hockey mom, my day began after work preparing for the evening activities. We lived in organized chaos and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. I know I was tough but I think my love and devotion showed as well.  Once we entered the rink there was an instant family waiting for us.

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5 keys to coaching kids today

5 Keys to Coaching “Kids Today”

Being hard on kids is not screaming, yelling, and degrading.  It’s holding them accountable for the high standards you set and having clear consequences (like the bench) when they don’t meet that standard. 

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Attitude of gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

As we’re taking stock of our gratitude each morning and our thoughts turn to hockey, let’s spare a moment for everyone who makes it possible. And at the conclusion of that exercise, by all means—say ‘thank you’ to more people more often. But maybe just as important, let’s allow that gratitude to make us more resilient, optimistic, empathetic, gracious, and forgiving as we navigate this hockey world.

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Recruiting Charlie McAvoy

Take a look behind the curtain of one of the best recruiting visits I’ve ever been involved in.

It’s a story about Boston Bruins star defenseman Charlie McAvoy.

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Why resilience matters

Why Resilience Matters

At the end of the day, what’s most important isn’t what happens to you.  It’s how you choose to respond to the things that happen to you.

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Hockey moms

Being a Hockey Mom

As a hockey mom, my day began after work preparing for the evening activities. We lived in organized chaos and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. I know I was tough but I think my love and devotion showed as well.  Once we entered the rink there was an instant family waiting for us.

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