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Junior Hockey Is “Ugly”

Many people have written over the two weeks and asked how my Christmas break was, to which I responded “What break?....” In my line of work, the past few weeks are generally the busiest time of the year! People often ask me what my job entails. Generally, I explain...

Why Coaches Hate Over-Involved Parents

by Amey Doyle When did it become okay for Moms and Dads to rant and rave in the stands and feel entitled to text, email and call up their child's coaches about anything that rubs them wrong? My husband, Keith Carney, played 17 years in the National Hockey League and...

21-Year Old Rule

Every year, at this time of the year, there are a number of 20 year old players (with birthdays in the first 4-5 months of the year) who have important decisions to make regarding school. A player cannot play a junior game after his 21st birthday, without losing a...

What to Write When Writing to Coaches

How to make your initial communication with college coaches as meaningful as possible. One valuable way for prospective players to begin the recruiting process is to reach out to coaches at schools that interest you. NCAA Recruiting Here are five things to keep in...

The Prep School Option

With the emergence of Shattuck-St Mary’s over a decade ago as arguably one of 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 without much...

NHL Central Scouting Checklists

We have collected, from some NHL Scouts, the checklists that they use in evaluating the talent of young players. These are similar to the evaluation forms that are used at most levels (college, juniors, prep schools, etc), and we present these so that players can be...

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WHY HOCKEY FAMILY ADVISOR?