Holiday Hockey via Pops Ryan

Coaches' Corner, Miscellaneous, Philosophy
Happy Holidays from Weiss Tech Hockey! This poem came to me via Pops Ryan, Head Coach of the Rowan University Women's Team. It was too good not to share... I know the feeling! If your patience is tested, and your energy diminished, Stay loyal to your team – the season’s only half finished. If your leader in assists is still the goaltender, Stay true to your dream – show no sign of surrender. If they miss open nets, and are always short-handed Stay upbeat at all times – in Hockey that’s demanded. If you start to lose faith, because your team’s losing ground Remember, it takes just one goal to turn things around So may the rest of this season be nothing but thrills May you be 99% on the…
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Have you joined Hockey Community yet?

Coaches' Corner, Miscellaneous, Useful Products
Hockey Community is the future of rec hockey organization! A few months ago I came in contact with Alex Toulemond, developer of Hockey Community, a place where hockey players can connect with other players in their own community to start teams, join existing teams, and find other playing opportunities at their local rinks! The site is brand new, but I believe it has the potential to become a staple for rec hockey players everywhere. In the video above, I show you a few of the key features at Hockey Community, but you really have to go check it out yourself! Here's the link: http://hockey-community.com This site is picking up steam fast, they've already been featured on CBC... check this out!! You're gonna love this site, check it out today! Weiss
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Slapshot Challenge

Miscellaneous, Off-ice Training
Slapshot Challenge As you know, I'm a HUGE advocate of improving your game during the off-season. I've found that the off-season is a time where you can make massive gains in strength and speed, as well as a time where you can fine tune other elements of your game like shooting and stickhandling. My attitude toward the benefits off-season training is part of the reason I got so excited when my good buddy Jeremy Rupke over at howtohockey.com told me about his idea to create the Slapshot Challenge. He is challenging every hockey player to improve their slapshot this summer, and will be coming out with loads of material to help you along the way. Here's a quick video with the details: I've known Jeremy for a while now, and…
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Cool New Site: The Hockey Community

Miscellaneous
"The Hockey Community" categorizes all of the "hockey happenings" in your local area. A few weeks ago I was introduced to a new hockey site that has the potential to make a serious impact on local hockey. The main idea behind The Hockey Community is to merge all the rinks' schedules and the drop-in hockey games on the same website. Through a very simple form you can find stick and puck, public skating, drop-in hockey game and much more. They just rolled out all the local hockey info in the Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and Delta areas, but they are planning to add more and more cities. I can't wait until Salt Lake is on the list :) This is actually a student's project from an engineer school, so if you have more…
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