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This week's cover: October 30, 2014

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New Chaska academy is on a Breakaway

 

By Alyssa Hollenback
Let’s Play Hockey

In a world where everything is evolving, it is no surprise that education also continues to evolve. Numerous options now exist for alternative schooling for children in Kindergarten through 12th grade; there is everything from private to charter schooling and even online schools. While all seem to have their critics, a closer look just may turn skeptics into believers for one such school.

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This week's cover: October 23, 2014

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Owatonna grassroots hockey development

“Everyone has fun, everyone leaves the rink with a smile on their face and everyone leaves tired.”

 

By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Guest Columnist

“There is a willingness of former hockey players with children to help run a quality program,” Deb Mandt, Director of the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Youth Hockey Program for 3 to 9-year-olds, emphasized. Mandt is quick to praise the many persons and parents that support youth hockey development in Owatonna. One conversation with Mandt will leave you impressed that Owatonna’s hockey community understands synergies found between Parks and Recreation’s introduction to hockey, the Owatonna Youth Hockey Association travel teams and its high school programs.

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Goalie development should be a priority

 

By Steve Carroll
Director, Carroll Goalie School

As the puck drops on another high school season, I like to remind coaches to make sure goalie development is a priority instead of an afterthought. After all, most teams are only as a good as their goaltending is. But what is your team doing to make it the best it can possibly be?

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