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Brian Leetch

“The best plays I made were really close to being the worst plays”.

Interesting quote by Brian Leetch, New York Rangers Hall of Fame defensemen and arguably the top American dman to ever play the game.  Brian was explaining how players must be willing to f

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Tryouts and Hockey iQ

Hockey goalie

Hockey iQ is a hot topic around rinks every fall as player’s head into tryouts while coaches, evaluators and parents all weigh in on the strengths and weaknesses of those players. How much weight should be given to skating through cones and shooting while unchallenged by a defender? Ho

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7 Tips for Surviving Hockey Evaluations

Washington Capitals players

Like it or not, evaluations are a part of every hockey season once a player reaches age 8 or 9 Рsometimes sooner!
Here are some tips & observations from the viewpoint of an evaluator which might be helpful in making it a less stressful time of year.

1) Look like you w

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