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2017

5 ways hockey players can stand out in try outs!

by Maria Mountain I was talking to one of the AAA players I train earlier this week and he told me that his team was doing spring try-outs this year, so that will be in the next month or two. …

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2016

Tips from the recruiting trail with UND’s Brad Berry

By Elizabeth Boger Brad Berry knows the recruiting trail can be a grind. The second-year head coach of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team recalled one harrowing adventure many years ago. In the wee hours of the morning,…

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2016

You gotta have heart: Defining hockey’s intangibles

“You can’t mark (an intangible) on a grade of 1-to-10 with any accuracy,” analyst Ray Ferraro says. “It’s all subjective.” By Sean Fitz-Gerald   (Bill Smith / NHLI via GETTY IMAGES)   John Scott knows you are probably not going…

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2016

How to Prepare for Hockey Camp

By Pearle Nerenberg  The problem with summer camps or pre-season tryout hockey camps is that they are usually a shock to your body.  The gruelling on-ice and off-ice sessions will deplete your energy stores often much more than you have…

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2016

Want to play NCAA hockey? Make sure you know the eligibility rules

By: Ryan Kennedy  Connor Gaarder of Univeristy of North Dakota celebrates a goal at the Frozen Four. (Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)   It takes a lot of work to become an NCAA hockey player and because of the organization’s strict…

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2016

Tips for Ice Hockey Team Tryouts

  Trying out for a new ice hockey team can be an extremely nerve-racking experience! For many players, tryouts are more difficult than actual games. Most of the apprehension surrounding ice hockey tryouts is based on a lack of preparation,…

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2016

Looking For Players – The Boston Chowder Cup

  Want to go to Boston and compete in the Chowder Cup in July? We have been asked by one of the team’s organizers for the names of some good players who would like to go and compete in this…

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2016

8 Things Coaches Look for When Selecting their Team

    By taking the time to prepare and maintaining a good attitude, you can show the coaches what an ideal fit you make to a successful team For some players, tryouts are a nerve-wracking experience. By taking the time…

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2016

So, what do hockey scouts really look for?

By Nathan Leslie   So, what do hockey scouts really look for? It’s a question every serious hockey player will ask as he or she approaches Bantam and beyond. Scouts rate players in five main categories: skating, size, game sense,…

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2015

Getting cut from the team: Parents should encourage kids, not slam coaches

Former NHL player Chris Joseph, co-coach of the St. Albert Midget AA Blues, directs his players during practice in St. Albert, Alta., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (Dan Riedlhuber / THE CANADIAN PRESS) By: Lauren La Rose , The Canadian…

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