The New And Improved Hockey Think Tank

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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to the NEW and improved Hockey Think Tank website!! As difficult as it was to leave such a great situation at the University of Michigan, I am excited to hop back in head first into one of my biggest passions in life: Educating and inspiring the hockey community. I am so fortunate […]

Being a Hockey Mom

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.

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.

Handling Fear in Youth Hockey

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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

Thank You, Michigan

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Beyond the Big 10 championship, Frozen Four, Adam’s Hobey, and all the great things we accomplished as a group – the people are what made it so special.  With the players, coaches, and staff that make Michigan Hockey go, I’ve made friends for life.

The 200 Foot Player

The 200 foot player

The 200-foot player.  The swiss-army knife.  The two-way competitor. A player that a coach can throw out in all situations and feel comfortable.  And whether you’re up or down in the final minute of a one-goal game, that player is your rock. 

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