Hockey and Everything in Between

So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey - Smashwords Cover is a hockey blog site for hockey fans, parents, players, and critics to get information on everything in hockey from tips on mental preparation to funny stories about what goes on behind the scenes in the hockey world.  If you want to read an interesting article or debate about the newest rule change, chime in and let yourself be heard.  I am a former professional hockey player and junior hockey coach and a published author, with the new release of “So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?”  I have spanned the globe chasing the dream and have lived and breathed the sport of hockey since I could stand on bobskates.  Since retiring from pro hockey, I have been involved heavily in hockey development and have made it a priority to make young players and parents aware of what to expect as they progress through the various levels of hockey.  On this site you can read about how pro hockey survives in southern US states like Texas, Florida, and New Mexico.  I will be posting information about what NCAA and OHL scouts look for in a player both on and off the ice.  Follow this blog to learn how to develop top notch mental focus as a hockey player and discover what changes to expect at each level as a player moves up.  Tune in to find out what to take into consideration when making the difficult decision on whether to take the NCAA or major junior route.  I will also be posting stories that will make you laugh and gain a better understanding of what the lifestyle of an NCAA and pro hockey player is like.  I will touch on issues that are plaguing the game of hockey beyond what you read in the daily newspapers.  I will delve into the dark shadows of the game and reveal the psychological effects of a hockey career.  So if you want to get a wide variety of information and fill your hockey hunger, check out

“When in doubt, glass and out!”

Jamie McKinven

Jamie McKinven
Author / Blogger at
Jamie McKinven, author of “So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?” and “Tales from the Bus Leagues,” is a former professional hockey player who played in the NCAA, ECHL, CHL and Europe.

Leave a Reply