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Hockey Dad Plays Field Hockey Daughter in Annual Parent Game

August 16, 2013 Coaches, General 2 Comments

To understand a sport you need to play it, even if it’s against your own kid.

I watch her play, rain or shine.  I want to know how good she and her teammates are, and I’m curious as to how I match up.  Kate is unaware that I secretly practice.  The annual parent—daughter field hockey game is an unusual way to bond, but family bragging rights are at stake.

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Aging Hockey Player Can’t Eat Like He Used To

One hour after I made my food choice I realized it was a bad one.
I’m almost 50 and fall under the old-guy category. Bobby Orr and Brad Park were my hereos. I cheered when Team USA beat the Russians in 1980. Many of my teammates weren’t yet born and ESPN was barely five months old.

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Guy didn’t plan his own obsolescence

September 10, 2012 General No Comments

“It’s shot,” he said.

“Are you sure?” I asked.

“Positive.”

This discussion wasn’t with my mechanic about a fan belt but with an orthopedic surgeon. I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, one of four ligaments critical to the stability of my knee.

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Design a Team / Coaches Room

I’ve been asked to help design a room at the rink where I coach that will be used by the coaches to view game video and provide an area where we can do “chalk talk” sessions with our teams. I thought I would put this out to the group who follow this site and see if they can help me with design ideas.

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America’s Showcase Day #4

April 15, 2012 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Getting ready to hit the bed but wanted to let those that are interested know that we won today and will play Pittsburgh for the championship tomorrow. We beat them 3-2 in the round robin so this should be another excellent game.

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America’s Showcase Day #3

April 13, 2012 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Big win for our team today beating Pittsburgh 3-2. We took a 2-0 lead late into the second period but got a little complacent and Pittsburgh fought back to tie the score midway through the third. We scored with 5:02 to play and hung on for the win.

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America’s Showcase Day #2

April 12, 2012 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Played the team from New England and lost 5-1. Score was 2-1 until middle of the third and then two goals in the last minute when we were jumping every play to try and get a goal. The NE team was strong and fast and our boys just didn’t have the same drive and intensity that NE had. A number of very talented players on NE, but that is expected with players from that area of the country.

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America’s Showcase High School All-Star Tournament

April 12, 2012 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I am in Pittsburgh as one of the coaches for the America’s Showcase event with team Philadelphia. Our team consists of many of the top high  school junior and senior players from the eastern Pennsylvania area. Lots of college scouts in attendance.

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IceHockeyDrills.Info Viewed All Around the World

March 12, 2012 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

The hosting company I use for the drills site just added a new feature that shows where the hits are coming from and below is the chart from yesterday. Thank you to all the coaches that contribute to the site and now we can see that people from all over the hockey world are checking us out. Pretty cool.

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Millersville Advances to League Championship

February 19, 2012 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I try not to use this space to promote personal issues, but tonight my son scored 4 goals, the last one in OT to beat Rutgers university and advance to the league championship tomorrow. I’m one very proud dad right now.

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