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Life U

By: Greg Revak Hockey is the most important, unimportant thing most of us will ever do in our lives. I repeat, “hockey is the most important, unimportant thing.” Only a small fraction of people make a career out of hockey. That doesn’t mean playing hockey is for nothing. Hockey is an enjoyable endeavor that we...
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BACK TO HOCKEY CONFERENCE

By: Topher Scott The hockey world was certainly turned upside down this spring and summer with Covid-19. We saw seasons cut short, rinks closed, and our kids doing “practices” and “workouts” with their coaches and teammates virtually. I think it’s safe to say it’s been a heck of a few months. But if you know...
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Being a Hockey Mom

By: Debbie Scott Life in a hockey family… I am so fortunate to have experiences as a hockey sister and hockey wife, but the most rewarding profession is my life as a hockey mom. I couldn’t have asked for a better network for creating lifelong friendships and co-parents for my children. The combination of fun,...
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Being a #GIRLDAD

By: Topher Scott “I am stronggggg” “I am beautifulllll” “I am kinddddd” “I. Love. Myself.” This is my 3 year old’s “Special Phrase” that she says with my wife before bed every night.  It’s their little moment together before parting ways for bedtime.  And when I can hear it from the other room…I melt. When...
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Don’t Chase the Snake

By: Drew Carlson Mistakes… To some they are fertilizer for growth, to others they are fatal. Mistakes are the starting point. It is the choice you make next which puts you on the path to learning from it or being derailed by it. Stop right now and think about what you say to yourself when...
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Perspective

By: Topher Scott Perspective is one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal.  Having the ability to take a step back or to walk in someone else’s shoes…it’s amazing how much that can do for our mind, body, and soul. But perspective is also something that you have to seek out.  It’s not just...
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The Overlooked Importance of Player Development

By: Dave Starman Craig Button is a long time and successful hockey executive.  His name is on the Stanley Cup as the Assistant GM of the 1998-1999 Dallas Stars.  Currently he works for TSN, a national sports network as a game analyst for NHL and World Junior games as well as their #1 guy when...
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5 Biggest Takeaways from “The Last Dance”

By: Topher Scott I grew up in Chicago in the 90’s. The Bulls were a HUGE piece of my childhood.  I can remember exactly where I was when Jordan won his first title.  When he had the 3 point “shrug” game against Portland.  When Paxson hit the game-winner.  When Kerr hit the game-winner.  The sick…err…food...
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Connor Cadaret – Stouffville, Ontario

By: Connor Cadaret I write this today realizing and knowing that this pandemic is much, much bigger than me and much bigger than sports. But I thought I could share some feelings now that I am stepping away from the hockey team I have been a part of for the past 4 years of my...
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