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2017

Mike Babcock Shares His Secret to Success as an Individual (and as a hockey player)

By Ben Levesque It’s been a few years since I met Mike Babcock. He came to speak to my team and I about 4 years ago before our National Championship playoff run. I remember telling myself, “man…this guy can work…

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2017

Michigan’s Red Berenson announces retirement after 33 seasons

Michigan Athletics   ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Head coach Red Berenson announced that he is retiring after 33 season at the helm of the Michigan ice hockey program and that he will remain as a special advisor to Warde Manuel, the…

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2017

How players go from ‘skinny fat’ to lean, mean NHL machines

Hockey players require a long healing process for their broken bodies before they can even think about training hard.  By: Ronnie Shuker   Imagine four weeks of acupuncture, saunas and hot tubs. There are yoga, Pilates, meditation and tai chi…

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2017

Body Language and Recruiting

    Over the years, as I have spoken to various coaches, and I have discussed players with them, I am often reminded of the aspects of a player’s game that has nothing to do with their playing skills. Recently,…

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2017

Talent gets you noticed, character gets you recruited

  written by James Leath   “He is going to be shocked we no longer want him.” “Come again?” I asked the college assistant coach seated across from me at lunch. “You flew across the country to meet him, and…

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2017

‘It never stops’: Life as a head coach in college hockey

On the tail end of his team’s first full NCAA season, ASU hockey head coach Greg Powers describes his job’s demands Photo by Celisse Jones | The State Press Greg Powers, head coach of ASU’s NCAA Division I Hockey program,…

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2017

The Prep School Option

  With the emergence of Shattuck-St Mary’s over a decade ago as arguably the best hockey development program in North America, almost everyone knows that the prep school option is out there. Too many hockey families, however, dismiss the option…

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2017

8 Tips to Prepare Your Team to Peak in the Postseason

  By Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center Want to help your team peak in the postseason? Here are eight sure-fire strategies to ensure that your team is inspired, confident, and focused come “winning” time. 1. You don’t have to…

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2017

Can you guess the one thing that most elite athletes have in common?

by John O’Sullivan     In January, my e-mail and social media accounts lit up with a simple image first shared with me on Twitter by @ohiovarsity. It’s amazing because the image portrays something that is widely known among experts, widely…

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2017

The psychology of choosing fourth line forwards

  by Justin Bourne   Recently, I wrote a post titled “From Prospect to Project: The thin line, and why some guys make the show and others don’t.” It looked at the reasons some junior and college hockey studs fall…

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