On cell phones and parenting

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

I have been lucky this summer to spend more time with more friends and family. It has been both the best of times, and unfortunately, also the worst of times, tolerable only because of the bonds shared by family and friends. Through it all, I have been afforded a variety of prisms to look through and time to reflect on what I have been seeing.

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Keeping a hockey journal

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Are you journaling? If you are not, it is one of the very first things I suggest you consider as you begin your new season of self-improvement and development.

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A golden hockey experience in Junior Gold

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Among the many people I ran into at the Let’s Play Hockey Expo a couple of weeks back was Pete Carlson, longtime Schwan Super Rink guru, if I can call him that. Pete is a good man. In catching up with Pete I learned he has been coaching his son’s Junior Gold team this year. I asked him about the experience and he told me how pleasantly surprised he has been at the quality of the Junior Gold program, how well-played and how well-officiated the entire league has been.

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April hockey thoughts

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

This is certainly one of my favorite times of the year sports wise. Spring brings with it the Masters Golf Tournament, one of the best tournaments of any kind in the world which also signals the start of the golf season for us up here in the north. Spring also brings the Stanley Cup Play-offs, THE greatest tournament of all. Increasingly I must say I get bored at times with the NHL regular season. I appreciate the great skill in the game and the grind the players go through, but when the postseason starts, it is a new grind altogether.

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Takeaways from The Tourney

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

It was certainly a great experience to attend the state tournament strictly as a fan and supporter. I have many highlights and impressions from the weekend.

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