August 20, 2015

My Suit For Battle Part 2

Last week, I shared some of my equipment that I primarily use these days. This week I continue on with the discussion.   (Not I, I would not be caught dead in... A Toronto suit of armor)  You can see my skates, pants and helmet here: My Suit For Battle Part 1 Part 2 My stick – CCM Ribcor (Duchene): I...
August 13, 2015

My Suit For Battle

   On the ice rink, you are a gladiator. Do not forget this as they open the rink doors and you run into the cage. Your equipment is your armor; your stick is your weapon. Choose wisely. My last blog discussed how to budget yourself as a hockey player. Check it out here: Save $ Buying Hockey Equipment This time...
August 05, 2015

$ Save Money Playing Hockey $

$-Are you a hockey fan who wants to start playing? A parent who wishes to get their kids involved?  Maybe, you already play and are looking for ways to save money. Well, I hope hockey is on your mind but the sport is far from cheap. It can and will put a hole in your wallet, if you let it. I...
July 31, 2015

Memo: Hard Work Does Pay Off

  The season is near, however it is still the off-season. You have to work hard and everyday you have to work harder.  Whatever your goals are for the following season, write it down and remember that hard work and determination is what will pay off for in your success.   This week I call in the efforts of a friend, who has...
July 23, 2015

The Evolution Of Hockey Tactics

You have to understand history in order to move into the future. Naturally through my passion of the game, I have done an awful lot of research and studying of the history of hockey and how it’s played. I have pretty much watched every movie or documentary you can name, and some of the books I have read are listed...
July 14, 2015

The Focus: Hockey Training

A lot of passion for sports comes from beyond the limelight, whereas I truly enjoy learning about an athlete’s preparation for competition. Even as a kid I would research my favorite athlete’s training routines and even implement it into my own. Up until recently, most of the training advice for hockey players was inspired by body building. This mostly included...
July 07, 2015

The NHL Draft Combine

Happy belated 4th of July and Canada Day to my fellow 4th liners! Sorry for the week off of content but I have an interesting one for you today.   The 2015 NHL Draft has come and gone. I’ll tell you; this off-season has not been disappointing as I feel it is one of the best in recent years. Shocking...
June 26, 2015

Recovering From Injury: The Best Methods To Repair Your Body

   I hate running. I am not exactly well-built for endurance training either. These are just some of the reasons why I knew I had to incorporate more of it into my training. It’s not exactly the type of training I want to see hockey players focus a great deal on but nevertheless there are some great benefits to a...
June 16, 2015

A Sit Down With Stanley Cup Winner Turner Stevenson

  Turner Stevenson was drafted 12th overall by his favorite team, The Montreal Canadiens. Stevenson finished his career playing 644 games in the NHL, amassing 190 points and 969 PIM during his 644 games. After 9 years with Montreal, Turner was picked up by Columbus in the 2000 Expansion Draft but quickly traded to the New Jersey Devils. It was...
June 05, 2015

Life Of An NHL Wife: A Look Into The Life Of Wendy Tippett

Hockey is a beautiful game, this we know. One thing we sometimes forget is how it affects the people around us. Last week I was blessed with a beautiful wedding as I married my best friend and my partner in crime. Even though we have been together for over five years I know there are many challenges ahead and my...