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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Level 5 Clinic – Day 3

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy
Just a quick report on today's sessions... Interesting day today at the Level 5 Clinic here in Minnesota. We heard from a bunch of pretty good hockey guys including Todd Richards (head coach of the Wild), Mike Sullivan (assistant coach of the Lightning), Mark Johnson (member of 1980 "Miracle" team and Head Coach of Wisconsin's women's team), Bryan Trottier (NHL Hall of Famer), and a panel of players from the 1980 American Miracle team. One of the things I found interesting was Mike Sullivan's take on defensive hockey (playing when the other team has the puck). He likes a very aggressive style when his team doesn't have the puck, and showed us a few examples of his 1-2-2 forecheck that looked almost identical to our 1-2-2 Fooseball Forecheck. So -…
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