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Life Lessons

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

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

Teamwork Begins With You Knowing Your Role

Although written for teh business community, there is an important reminder in here for athletes by Lou Imbriano There is a common misconception about the word “teamwork”. Many think it’s when co-workers run around trying to help everyone else do…

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2017

More NHL prospects are electing to play in college

By Steven Goldstein, Chicago Tribune Why are more hockey prospects opting for college instead of major junior hockey? Michigan’s Tyler Motte — a fourth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2013 — tries to score on Michigan State in the second…

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2017

My Brother Dave

By: Paul Holmgren Team President / Philadelphia Flyers When I was 12, I asked my parents to send me to a week-long hockey camp at Bemidji State University. The school is three hours away from where we lived on the…

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2017

Getting the call

January 4, 2017 By Dave Schwartz   Sometimes life simply isn’t fair. Other people get the breaks while you continue to work hard waiting for yours. For a lot of athletes, that break never comes. Just ask Pat Cannone. But…

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2016

But What Do The Numbers Really Say About The Educational Benefits?

  By David MacDonald A couple of years ago during the Memorial Cup Series…., I heard a very interesting comment that made me think and do a bit of research, at that time….. and it is a very important bit…

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2016

The Only Three Things You Can Control In Life.

  By Bryce Dale Now that I am older and I can look back on my days of playing junior hockey, I can say that I have pretty much been through a lot. Throughout my five years of playing, I dealt…

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2016

Message to the Minor Hockey Grocery Stick

by Jamie McKinven   Hey you.  Yep, you, the one who is probably going to play about three shifts today and spend the rest of the game freezing your butt off in the middle of the bench.  Hockey’s not that…

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