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2014

The “Matthew Effect” and The 10,000 Hour Rule

By David MacDonald   Each year at around this time, for the past 3-4 years, I have written on this same topic. Working with young players and helping them get to the next levels in their hockey and academic careers,…

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2014

Drewiske a late bloomer in hockey

By Pat Hickey, April 11 2014 MONTREAL — In an era in which elite hockey prospects are on the ice 12 months a year, Davis Drewiske took an unconventional path to the National Hockey League. The newest addition to the…

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2014

Why You Might Be a Late Bloomer

By USAHockey.com   So you didn’t make the A Bantam team or you missed the cut for the high school varsity squad. Maybe you have to play another year of Midget Major hockey because no junior team will give you…

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2014

The Training Camp Surprise

By: Ryan Scott   USHL teams are composed mostly of returning players and draft picks, but each team has a few new players that were “training camp surprises.”  These players are likened to NHLer’s that were undrafted-those who battled their…

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2014

The “Matthew Effect” and The 10,000 Hour Rule

  By David MacDonald   Each year at around this time, for the past 3-4 years, I have written on this same topic. Working with young players and helping them get to the next levels in their hockey and academic…

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2013

10 Lesser Known Facts About: Claude Giroux

By Catherine Faas   Claude Giroux is one of the top players in the NHL, and his many fans are already quite familiar with his impressive stats. But, they might not know what his birth sign is, or what Jaromir…

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2013

Drewiske a late bloomer in hockey

By Pat Hickey, The Gazette     MONTREAL — In an era in which elite hockey prospects are on the ice 12 months a year, Davis Drewiske took an unconventional path to the National Hockey League. The newest addition to…

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2013

New Study on Drafting Players…

  With the 2013 USNDT invites coming up then the USHL, QMJHL and NHL drafts, we have learned the time of year the player was born is now going to have to be considered. A study published online last week…

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2013

10 Outstanding Undrafted NHL Players

By Catherine Faas Every kid that grows up playing hockey dreams of the day they’ll step up to the podium at the NHL entry draft the year they become eligible. It’s an annual event that shines a light on top…

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2012

Why You Should Never Give Up

By. Dr. Ryan Dennis What do Ed Belfour, Curtis Joseph, Steve Thomas, Adam Oates, Brian Rafalski, Dan Boyle and Martin St. Louis have in common? They all experienced outstanding National Hockey League careers and were never drafted into the NHL….

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