Coaches

‘Nothing More, Nothing Less’ Than Fun
When it comes to running a league like the XL Hockey League, the old adage ‘less is more’ definitely applies. Aside from a solid foundation on which to construct the framework, there aren...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 15:07
Coaches and Players recall some of their favorite pep talks
  Great moments ... are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. If we played ’em 10...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 14:35
New York Rangers Roll Out Red Carpet To Share Information With Tri-State Youth Coaches
It was a scene that has played out hundreds of times already during this National Hockey League season. New  York Rangers assistant coach Mike Pelino stood at the front of the classroom in the...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 14:57
One of the biggest problems in the development of goalies is how they are used at practice. Or, in some cases, not used. A visit to a typical practice will find goalies left to their own devices for...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:26
By Mark Tabrum and Al Bloomer Imagine being told your son or daughter was washed up by the time he or she reached 10 years of age and had no future in hockey. Most parents and late bloomers would...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:16
In baseball parlance, they say that ladies love the long ball. When it comes to hockey, there’s nothing like the windup that comes with a booming slapshot to get the fans’ hearts all...
Friday, July 17, 2009 - 14:11
Hockey is comprised of numerous complicated and intricate skating maneuvers. Each maneuver is comprised of numerous strides (steps) with each accompanied by a specific push. The totality of the...
Friday, June 26, 2009 - 14:21
After Influencing Generations Of Local Hockey Players, Gerry Barts Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down
Long before the Arlington (Mass.) High school hockey team would become known as the Spy Ponders, Gerry Bartholomew was neck deep into not just hockey, but in Spy Pond itself. He was but a teenager...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 11:55

Tom Barnett has been around enough hockey locker rooms to know a good prank when he sees one. At least he thought he did. So when he received a phone call at work last Friday informing him that he...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 15:35
Encouraged by what he saw from his young charges, U.S. National and Olympic Team head coach Ron Wilson found a silver lining to his team’s performance at the 2009 IIHF World Championship, even...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 13:17
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