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Opinion Piece

2017

5 Important Lessons You Should Learn from Being Cut

By Brad MacDonald   As you progress through your hockey career, there becomes less and less available spots on teams that you are trying out for. For example, in minor hockey, you are only competing against 50 odd other players…

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2017

10 greatest College Hockey America freshman seasons

By: Andrew Wisneski As a rookie in 2006-07, Meghan Agosta wasted no time setting the tone for a still hard-to-top individual legacy in College Hockey America and all of NCAA women’s hockey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)   The women’s-only College…

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2017

Why College Hockey?

By Mr. G For more than 100 years, college hockey has been a breeding ground for outstanding hockey players and people. Today college hockey players make a bigger impact in the NHL than they ever have, with more than 30%…

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2017

The Rise of “De-Commitments” in NCAA Hockey Recruiting

  From The Neutral Zone Web Site . Posted on April 14, 2017     Words themselves can take on different meanings, it’s the context that gives the word its place. The term “commitment” can be an obligation; I can’t…

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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

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

Leaving home to pursue hockey tough on families

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Jonathan Toews still remembers the conversation with his mother well. Just a few weeks after leaving home at the age of 15 to attend school and play hockey at prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minneapolis,…

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2017

College hockey’s impact on NHL continues to grow

  by Mike G. Morreale / NHL.com, June 25th, 2015     FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — There’s an underlying theme to college hockey players becoming a more attractive option in recent years for NHL scouts and general managers. New Jersey…

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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

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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