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NHL Trades: What Happens After?

There’s been a lot of talk about Jordan Eberle being traded to the New York Islanders for Ryan Strome, which is what prompted this week’s post. I often hear and read comments from fans after trades that frequently go one of three ways:   Shock: “What the

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Proper Stick Specifications: Discussing Height, Flex, Lie & Curve

The type of hockey stick you use can affect your game more significantly than you might realize. Four stick specifications you should always keep in mind are height, flex, lie and curve.   Height Stick height is an area of debate for some, but most people believe

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Single Sport Specialization: Why it’s BAD for kids.

Hockey was always my favourite sport growing up (and still is), but I was also involved in other sports. Baseball, soccer and water skiing kept me busy during the off season and I believe they all helped me become a better hockey player. Based on my experience

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What’s the hype about Power Skating?

All players have strengths and weaknesses that require consistent practice to maintain and enhance on-ice performance. I believe strong skating is the foundation of everything in hockey, which is why power skating is so important – it enables players to build strength, power and speed. A few

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Stanley Cup 2017 Final OPINION!

Wow! Ottawa really put their best foot forward in the series against Pittsburgh and losing in double overtime was a tough pill to swallow. They pushed the Penguins as far as they could go and played some great hockey. At the end of the day, I think

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Wrist, Snap, Slap Shots Comparison: When to use each shot.

The four shooting fundamentals I always teach players include: 1.  Weight transfer 2.  Eyes up 3.  Wrist roll and follow through 4.  Pull, push and roll They all have their advantages and disadvantages. Understanding and practicing these four elements will help you build a strong shooting foundation

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Shooting Fundamentals: Breaking it Down to the Basics

I’ve been coaching hockey and running hockey schools for the past 30 years, and started focusing on shooting instruction about five years ago. As you’ve probably guessed, my experience has enabled me to refine my teaching methods and assist beginners, professional players and everyone in between. Shooting

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Can West Official Shooting Coach Blog Article #2

Here is part 2 of our Blog Article as CAN WEST AAA Spring Hockey’s Official Shooting Coach. http://canwesthockey.com/youll-learn-shooting-consultant/  

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Official Shooting Coach of CAN WEST AAA Spring Hockey 2017

It has been my great pleasure to work with Can West AAA Hockey this spring. What a great group of families. Here is a blog about the skills we’ve worked on to improve shooting technique for all ages. Part. 1 Introducing Can West Shooting Consultant: Chris Joseph

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2016 Goalie Instructor Connor McKay

I am pleased to introduce our 2016 Goalie Instructor Connor McKay. (both August Camps) I have had the privilege of coaching Connor in his minor hockey days and look forward to having him work with our young goaltenders this year. Connor brings with him years of goaltending experience as

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Skating Stride Analyzed

We can analyze your skating stride. We can come out and work with your team for all their power skating needs. Call us at 780-237-9942 Have a look at this example we took for our youtube channel.

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Proper Hockey Stick Length

Great article on proper stick length. I’ve been saying it for years.  Cut that stick at or below chin (on skates). Create good habits early on.  If you want to tweak your stick length after you finish growing go ahead but NOT BEFORE.   Thank you coach

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The Late Goal

Have you ever been scored on in the last minute of a period? Have you ever scored in the last minute of the period? Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals saw Jeff Carter of the L.A. Kings score with less than 1 second left in the

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Box jumps for Leg Power.

Maria at www.hockeytrainingpro.com shared these helpful box jump tips.   Have a look.  

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Indirect Passing

The Indirect Pass Great options for passing.  Check out this video from M2 Hockey. Direct passing is always your best option but sometimes you have to bank one off the boards that the receiver can skate into. Check out the link. Chris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aQlzpiRcWA&feature=em-subs_digest-subject8  

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Oiler Alumni vs. Fire Fighters at Servus

The big game is less than 1 week away. Feb. 16 @ NSH Arena (Servus Place) 7pm Come on out for a fun night. Tickets available at www.ticketweb.ca All money going to Muscular Dystrophy Click on the link below for more info. http://www.stalbertleader.com/2013/02/07/firefighters-oilers-alumni-set-to-square-off-at-servus-place/    

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Oilumni vs. Edm. Fire Fighters Feb. 16, 2013

Hey Everyone: Come on out to St. Albert Feb. 16, 2013 for a fun game. Oiler Alumni vs. Edmonton Fire Fighters. 7pm at Northstar Hyundai Arena at Servus Place Tickets available at www.ticketweb.ca All proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy. The Alumni will have the following players: Chris

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Racial Slur Suspension

It’s been a while since I wrote but this on caught my attention. Not in a good way. This is not so much about hockey as is it about raising young boys and girls and teaching them what’s right. Please share this article Racial Suspension

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Try a New Sport

June 19, 2012 Hockey has always been a huge part of my life.  BUT IT’S NOT EVERYTHING!  I love the game and want to watch it and be around it all the time. Having said that I think it’s very important for our young players to remove

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