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Skating like a Warrior

The Minnesota Warriors program is using hockey to help military veterans reintegrate back into civilian life

 

By Andrew Vitalis

Sometimes, something just fits. Sometimes, the stars align; the idea simply makes sense. Sometimes, momentum builds like a snowball even though you may start with a speck of snow. To be fair, momentum might be an understatement when trying to sum up the movement behind Minnesota Warriors Hockey

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Officially Speaking: Catching up with the Blades

 

By Mark Lichtenfeld

 

Regular OS readers know that this column is all about the gritty truth of amateur hockey officiating. Exposing mental abuse, registration mayhem, stinking changing rooms and snotty scorekeepers are just some of the components that make up the essence of what OS is all about. Still, there are those rarest of opportunities when officiating constitutes pure enjoyment. That’s when the AAA tournament comes to town. And for us summer beer league burned-out zebras, any elite tournament skating in the Valley is better than hitting 9-out-of-10 spots on a nickel progressive keno machine.

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The Hockey Doc: Tryouts

 

By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

 

Question: How can I maximize my performance at hockey tryouts?

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Player ownership: Key to player motivation, team success

 

By Josh Levine

In our uber-structured and organized sporting culture, kids don’t have a lot of ownership in what they’re doing. They are told what to do, how to do it and when to do it. As a result, it shouldn’t surprise us if our players don’t just take the initiative to do stickhandling exercises in the garage or shoot pucks with a buddy at the local rink. Why would they? Everything they’ve done in sport has been dictated to them

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22 Minnesotans named to NHL Central Scouting Futures List

 

 

Twenty-two Minnesota natives have been named to the NHL Central Scouting's Futures List for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

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