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  • Jan8Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    January 8, 2016
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    James Reimer: Some Facts and Information on this brother in Christ
    If you ever wanted to know a little bit more about a Christian goalie who plays for the Maple Leafs....this is a good & informative read.


    The next two articles are about parenting in sports. While not directly biblical in nature, they do provide some interesting points to think about.


    Three ways to disrupt your child's athletic future
    If you are find yourself excited at the potential of your child's athletic career, I invite you take an objective look within. And if you catch yourself doing any of the three following things, I can all but guarantee your child will not end up where you believe they will.

    Eight ways to be a great sport's parent

    Tip #8 is especially good. How often do parents just ENJOY watching their children play something they love??

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  • Dec18Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    December 18, 2015
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    Today's around the rink theme seems to be playing hockey outdoors. Below are some interesting reads about a privelege of for a cold weather sport....pond hockey.


    Hockey in the Mountains
    Wouldn't we all like to do this? The in's and out's of a journey to play a game in the mountains of western Canada. Not as easy as you might think!


    Pond Hockey Culture
    A nice article about the joys of playing outdoors and some links to some other resources about outdoor hockey.


    Hockey in Mongolia
    This is a really cool article about a missionary who is starting hockey in Mongolia. 

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  • Dec1Tue

    Stories From Around The Rink

    December 1, 2015
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    The slow slide of fighting
    Are fans to blame for the steady decline of fighting since it's peak in the mid 80's?


    5 Reminders for Christian Parents
    A good list for those who live as Christians at the hockey rink


    Perhaps one of the best contracts you can sign
    We all want to sign an #NHL contract at some point, but this might be far more important. Do you think a social media contract is a good idea?




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  • Nov20Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    November 20, 2015
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    Display of Faith
    A women's goalie at the University of Bemidji in Minnesota shows us she is not afraid to put her faith out there. You gotta love goalie masks with verses on them!


    I want that Stick!!!
    Hilarious video of some Ranger fans battling for a coveted goalie stick.....too bad no one ended up with this prize!



    The Science of Skating
    For you science experts out there, this video is a great introduction into the beauty and precision needed to skate.



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  • Nov6Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    November 6, 2015
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    What makes a good sports parent?
    Being a Godly parent is probably the best answer to this question, but this article mentions some other helpful things to keep in mind as we parent our children in sports. We especially like tip #8!


    Inside the life of an NHL Journeyman
    Michael Leighton has owned 14 addresses througout his 16 year career. That's a lot of moving and brings many different challenges most fans don't even see. 


    The goal of the game is to score a goal
    Hopefully....this helps!



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  • Oct23Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    October 23, 2015
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    Shane Doan on his legacy, his style, and hockey playing future
    There are hockey players. There are Christians. Shane Doan has been showing us you don't have to be either / or. You can be both.

    Sports Lessons for Life
    This is a baseball piece, but the first half of the article has A LOT of good stuff about sports and our identity. Barry found his identity in something greater. A good read and valuable lesson for us hockey playing folk!

  • Oct9Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    October 9, 2015
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    What does an NHL player train like?
    A nice video looking at the ins and outs of off season training from a few NHL players. You can have all the tools and resources, but you can't replace hard work.


    Great initiative to help hockey players after the lights don't shine so bright
    Hockey careers don't last very long and sometimes the transition to other parts of life can be difficult. Nice to see things being done to help out players away from the game.


    The future of hockey
    Like it or not, technology is invading the game of hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the cutting edge of this new movement to "datafy" the game.

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  • Sep25Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    September 25, 2015
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    Life as a Minor League Coach
    NHL coaches and players get plenty of coverage, but this article gives you a great look into a long time AHL coach, Roy Sommer

    The Long Term Effects
    Hockey can be a grueling game...even after the ice time is over. We were reminded of this sad reality as the game lost another to suicide.

    Getting the itch? This should help...
    A short video looking behind the scenes of the rookie showcase. Hockey season is almost here!



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  • Sep11Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    September 11, 2015
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    When it's time, it's time...but until then fight
    This is an interesting article about the journey of Bryce Salvador after a really tough injury. A great look into the tensions of being a hockey player at the highest level.


    Quantity time vs. Quality time
    From a non christian perspective this article explains why more time with those who we love is still better than the excuse of quality time.


    The science of hockey - how to skate
    A very cool video about all the intricate things that happen in order to skate. God is a great Creator!!



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  • Aug27Thu

    Stories From Around The Rink

    August 27, 2015
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    The man, the myth, the legend....Laurie Boschman
    Article discusses the history of faith and hockey using Laurie Boschman as a reference point for the piece.

    How do you show your children the love of God?
    4 ways Fred Elliot, father of Jim Elliot, discipled his son in the way of the Lord. Some really good stuff in this article.

    Have you been to the 7 wonders of the hockey world?
    A Sports Illustrated article with their opinion on the top 7 hockey places the world has to offer. A decent list, but not sure we would agree with everything on that list.

    Finally, some hocky trick shots.

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