Out with the old, IN with the new

Out with the old, IN with the new

The world of minor hockey has long been dominated in the back corners of hockey rinks, and smoke filled bars where grown men decide what kids get to join their elite group. Think we are kidding? The junior hockey realm has been one that has been ridiculed for its old...
Pay to Play is here to stay

Pay to Play is here to stay

Pay to Play is here to stay! Long gone are the days of minor hockey being a simple stepping stone to junior hockey. Instead, we have rep teams during the Spring leagues, high costs for trainers and power skating, and for many, it comes down to the more money you put...
Being Responsible to my Team and Myself

Being Responsible to my Team and Myself

The mantra of respect and responsibility is something that the hockey community has emphasized since the beginning, but being responsible at such a young age can be a challenge for many players, especially if you are playing away from home. So what can you do when you...
Being the Star in a Small Town

Being the Star in a Small Town

The bright lights of the hockey rink can feel like a spotlight on a young hockey player, but when you think about the intense focus that a small town team can endure, it is no surprise that some players do not like the pressure. However, in junior hockey, you...
You’re 15 and it’s time to get your own place!

You’re 15 and it’s time to get your own place!

Imagine being 16 years old and having to leave your friends, family, home, and everything you know to reach your dream of playing in the NHL. Decades ago, the only reason young players would leave the house would be for a guaranteed shot at the NHL. Nowadays, players...