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  • Jul12Tue

    Stories From Around The Rink

    July 12, 2016

    What will happens when hockey careers end....
    BJ Crombeen urges all those young & old hockey players out there to think beyond the present moment. We think there is some truth for all of life in this piece.

    Here come the Americans
    This year's draft was a banner year for the Americans. Five players (yes, FIVE) were drafted in the first from the same youth hockey team in St. Louis. 

    The Illustrated Guide to the Stanley Cup
    This great infographic seeks to show us why the Stanley Cup is one of, if not the greatest, sports trophy in all the world.

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  • Jun2Thu

    Stories From Around The Rink

    June 2, 2016

    The Life of an NHL Hockey Dad
    The night before is the best. That’s when we do our stretching. My whole career, I’ve always done a little stretching routine before bed to keep things loose. So my boys picked up on this and they won’t let it go. Even if I get home after they’re already in bed, they’ll say, “Dad, we didn’t stretch!”....

    Is Phil Kessel Really Who You Think He Is?
    “Throughout your life and career, little moments shape your life. I am who I am because of what’s shaped my life,” he said....

    Summer Training
    Patrick is OK with a 12U player attending a summer hockey camp, as long as the focus is as much on fun as it is on training....
  • May26Thu

    Stories From Around The Rink

    May 26, 2016

    Is American Hockey Undergoing A Revolution?
    “You have to realize that the only thing Canadians are noted for really in the world is hockey,” he said. “There’s really no comparison. No country can touch us.”

    Positional Versatility
    Will the ability to play all positions give you an advantage? Or, will it delay your progress in becoming the best in one position?

    To Fight or Not To Fight
    That is the question....

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  • May17Tue

    Stories From Around The Rink

    May 17, 2016

    The Right Team vs. The Best Team
    "The best hockey players will be found, no matter where they are playing...."

    More Than A Picture

    A behind the scenes look at one of the greatest hockey pictures ever taken. There are a lot of things that had to happen just so for this picture to even exist.

    The Accountability Problem in Youth Hockey
    Is that what 9-year-old hockey is about: swearing, fighting, and the adults involved not only turning a blind eye to these situations, but actually encouraging them through their own poor behavior? Hockey is far too beautiful a game for that. Every sport is.

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  • Apr28Thu

    Stories From Around The Rink

    April 28, 2016

    The Intriguing History of the Horn
    It has become a staple in many rinks across the world. But, where did it start? How did it become popular? This article should help answer those questions

    The Defensive Struggle
    For all the geeks out there who like thinking about the systems of hockey and how they affect the game. Very interesting read for in depth thinking on the game.

    10 Reasons to Skip Travel Ball
    This is a baseball article, but it reeks of the hockey world as well. Do you agree with this list of 10 things? Is travel hockey superior to rec hockey?

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  • Apr22Fri

    Stories From Around The Rink

    April 22, 2016

    The early life of Jonathan Toews
    We don't often get to see how NHL players are shaped by the past, but this article is an interesting look at one of the best captain's in the game.

    Pietrangelo opens up about his life with cancer patients
    A reminder that there is more to life than what we see on TV

    Detroit Red Wings Playoff Stats
    A statistical look at just how special the Red Wings streak really is.

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  • Mar15Tue

    Stories From Around The Rink

    March 15, 2016

    USA vs Canada according to Obama

    Funny McDonalds Commercial - Canadiens vs Bruins

    The Great One vs Super Mario - Enjoy

  • Feb23Tue

    Stories From Around The Rink

    February 23, 2016

    Scott Darling and One Kind Act
    A challenging story for all of us. How can display the kindness of Christ to those around you?

    Provoking Your Children to Anger
    What are some ways we can mess up Ephesians 6:4? This list is a great starting point and worth consideration for those of us who are parents.

    The Riverton Rifle
    A nice story about the life of Reggie Leach...."His post-hockey life has brought something more – sobriety, clarity, sense of purpose, and a renewed family closeness."

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  • Feb11Thu

    Stories From Around The Rink

    February 11, 2016

    A Boy Stands Alone
    A young peewee player shows us all what true sportsmanship is like. Bravo young man. Bravo.

    The Life of a Junior Chaplain
    Nolan LaCoste is making a difference in the lives of hockey players on and off the ice.

    Malkin & Go Pro
    What more needs to be said????

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  • Jan19Tue

    Stories From Around The Rink

    January 19, 2016

    In 1958, Willie O'Ree Broke the Colour Barrier
    Finally, in January of ‘58, I got the call. The Bruins had contacted the Aces. We want O’Ree. I was to meet the team in Montreal and play a full pair of games — a home-and-home against the Canadiens.

    The First Caribbean Team in the IIHF
    Congrats to Jamaica on becoming the first team from the Caribbean to be registered in the IIHF....Who would have thought?
    Canada's Dominance is Waning
    The percentage of NHL players born Canadian is dropping...is this is a sign of things to come?

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