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Hockey Think Tank Youth Hockey Organization

By: Topher Scott 2020 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the Hockey Think Tank.  And quite honestly, I have never been more excited about where this train is headed. I’ve hired my first full time employee.  Our social media presence is booming.  The podcast is one of the fastest growing hockey podcasts...
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A Thought On NHL Coach Firings

By: Topher Scott It has been a tough few months for the NHL and specifically its coaches in the wake of some stories that have surfaced about coaching misconduct. More than ever now, coaches will have a microscope on their every move.  And not just what we see on the ice but the way they...
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If I Were to Coach in College Again…

By: Topher Scott I have had an absolute blast building the Hockey Think Tank over the past couple of years.  It’s been a huge learning experience that’s been filled with lots of fun and sprinkled with a little bit of crazy. It’s also been a journey filled with ups and downs which has led to...
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Learning From Little Kids

By: Topher Scott I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving! I certainly did and got to spend some quality time with family that I haven’t seen in a while.  My stomach sure as hell took a hit with all of the food…but the feast was 100% worth it. Since having kids, Thanksgiving has taken on...
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Giving Back to the Game

By: Topher Scott Throughout my childhood my family was always huge on giving back…especially to those that were less fortunate than us.  Some of my fondest memories were with my extended family visiting homeless shelters, soup kitchens, or group homes for kids that were taken away from abusive parents.  Those visits left a huge mark...
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Forcing Us Back to Average

By: Topher Scott I heard this incredible saying the other day that I wanted to share with you all.  It’s a saying that I got from a podcast that I listen to called “Born to Impact”.  If you really want to know what it takes to be great…this is a phenomenal podcast. In this particular...
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Veterans & Remembrance Day

By: Topher Scott Veterans and Remembrance Days are ones of reflection and perspective. They are days to take a step back and appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that men and women in our countries have made so we can have what we have in our lives.  And when we take that step back we recognize that...
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The sport of hockey has given me my life. Literally. My Mom and Dad met because my Mom’s brother and my Dad played on the same college hockey team. Out of bounds, Dad? Oh yeah, probably…but I can’t throw stones because I’m actually here because of it. In all seriousness though, hockey has given me...
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“How Did We Get Here?”

By: A Frustrated Parent Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Sadly, in this case, it’s not the sincerest and it isn’t flattery.  When I think of flattery, it has a positive connotation and when I think of sincerity, I think of someone actually caring about what’s going on.  As an employee for a hockey...
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