Chris Pryor

In a class by itself

 

By Chris Pryor

 

What do you identify Minnesota high school athletics with and for that matter Minnesota sports? High School hockey in Minnesota is like no other in that it has kept its integrity and has withstood time.

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Let the games begin

 

By Chris Pryor

 

It seems to be the “flavor of the month” lately: Small kids playing small games. This concept has been gaining momentum and it carries a lot of weight.

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Who needs ice?

 

By Chris Pryor

 

The basic concept of hockey is skates, a stick and a puck. BUT when ice isn’t available, there are other surfaces that you can still use to work on your game. Tennis courts, basketball courts, paved roads or just a good old driveway will be more than sufficient to practice your stickhandling or to shoot pucks.

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Your first camp

 

By Chris Pryor

 

What a bag of mixed emotions that you experience leading up to your first training camp. This does not necessarily have to be a pro camp. Whether it’s pro, junior, college or high school, there are a few words of wisdom that you can carry on, no matter at what level you are.

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What’s trending?

 

By Chris Pryor

 

Hockey is not unlike society in that periodically there are certain “trends” that arise and are closely watched by the hockey community. This might be size, speed, skill or whatever the case may be.

It’s usually in the equation and overall solution on how to win the ultimate prize – the Stanley Cup. However, this can be dangerous. That team can be seemingly constantly “chasing their tail.” One year they want a big team, the next a fast team and the next they want skill. Most often than not, you find yourself a step behind.

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