Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 24

Ode to the World Juniors: ‘Twas the Day After Christmas

Canadian fans cheer before semifinal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Leksand

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Dec 20

10 Reasons Why I Would Never Coach Minor Hockey

Courtesy of CBC News

Since the end of my playing days, I’ve had many requests to coach minor hockey in my hometown.  It’s always, “Come on Jamie.  This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community.  The kids could learn a lot from you.”  I always politely decline and thank them for keeping me in …

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Dec 04

An Ode to Hockey


There is something about the musty smell of a dressing room that gives me goose bumps.  It’s the anticipation of greatness. In hockey there are rules, referees and penalties for those who break the law.  There is structure to the game, yet it’s what’s beneath the surface that defines the culture of hockey. You see, …

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