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Leaman on preparing for body-checking

By blackhawksassociation | Nov 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Leaman on preparing for body-checking

10/31/2017, 11:00am MDT By Michael Rand Nate Leaman sees hockey at two pretty major extremes on a regular basis. He’s in his 15th season as a NCAA Division I men’s hockey head coach, having turned Union College into a contender before leaving for Providence College in 2011 – and winning an NCAA title in 2015.…

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Fun Drives the Hockey Engine

By blackhawksassociation | Nov 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Fun Drives the Hockey Engine

Hockey is a simple game. Not in the sense that it’s easy to play, but at its core, hockey is simply a game. Games are meant to be fun, and typically, the kids who enjoy them the most are the ones who play more frequently and eventually become the better players. “As we research childhood…

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Three Disciplines You Can Practice to Keep from Being “That” Hockey Dad or Mom!

By blackhawksassociation | Oct 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Three Disciplines You Can Practice to Keep from Being “That” Hockey Dad or Mom!

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day” Jim Rohn In hockey arenas, there seems to always be “that” hockey parent. The one who yells and screams at the referees, coaches and even their own kid. They are often over attached, takes things personal, is very self righteous as their version of…

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What Experience Has Taught Veteran Hockey Parents

By blackhawksassociation | Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on What Experience Has Taught Veteran Hockey Parents

By:  Christie Casciano Burns  When we first started out as hockey parents, a coach told us, “Nothing about hockey is convenient.” Honestly, becoming a hockey parent for the first time, is like the first time you purchase a smartphone. There’s a lot of trial-and-error, and at times, the whole thing made you question if it was…

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