My Kids Play Hockey

Essential Advice for Every Hockey Parent Christie Casciano Burns ... hockey player and author of the book, So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?

My Kids Play Hockey

Author: Burns Christie Casciano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683581806

Page: 368

View: 358

For the past several years veteran hockey mom Christie Casciano’s monthly Hockey Mom columns have been required reading for the half million readers of USA Hockey Magazine. Drawing on her twenty years in the youth hockey trenches, she brings a wit and wisdom that comes with spending countless hours in the rink. Mixing in a little cutting humor and some good old-fashioned motherly advice, her articles speak to and for grizzled veterans and newcomers to the sport alike. My Kids Play Hockey is a compilation of Christie’s work. Some of her topics include: Back to School, Back to Hockey: Getting Ready for a Fresh Season How to Act Like an Adult at a Youth Hockey Game Organizing Your Hockey Household Valuable Lessons Learned during a Losing Season Striking a Balance between being Coach and a Parent Whether your kid shoots a puck, kicks a soccer ball or swings a baseball bat, Christie’s sound and sage advice should be required reading for all sports parents. Because when it comes to keeping your head in the game, this mother definitely knows best.

So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey

"So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about politics, misconceptions, predators and hazing, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and several other cultural ...

So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey

Author: Jamie McKinven

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505715903

Page: 256

View: 566

Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about politics, misconceptions, predators and hazing, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and several other cultural intricacies. Learn about the differences between the NCAA and Major Junior, what hockey is like in the Southern U.S. and Eastern Europe, and why the process is more important than the end result. Experience the game of hockey from a new perspective. Strap on the gear, get beneath the helmet and take an uncensored peek at hockey's truly unique culture.

Tales from the Bus Leagues

From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother's basement, Jamie McKinven - author of So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey - talks freely about life as a struggling pro.

Tales from the Bus Leagues

Author: Jamie McKinven

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490333007

Page: 324

View: 521

A collection of short stories from a former minor leaguer about life running the roads and playing for peanuts, with the small glimmer of hope of someday suiting up in the NHL. From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother's basement, Jamie McKinven - author of So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey - talks freely about life as a struggling pro. Learn about how to kill deadly spiders in Louisiana with a 7-iron, the day he was a jerk to Novak Djokovic and why goalies really are the weirdest bunch of dudes on the planet. The not-so glamorous lifestyle of a minor league hockey player is unveiled in this light-hearted expose."

A Hockey Road Well Traveled

I'm referring to guys like Hugh Harris, Bob York, Greg Deistch, John Liles, ... People would say, "it's not like your kids are going to ever play pro.

A Hockey Road Well Traveled

Author: Martin G. Kavanaugh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449003265

Page: 216

View: 658

A Hockey Road Well Traveled tells of a Midwest boy from a basketball State, who fell in love with the game of hockey that was traditionally reserved for those from the North. A Hockey Road takes you on a youths journey from skating on ponds as a child to a young adult starving to see NHL games, and his many trips to see his beloved Boston Bruins, some who have been honored in this book by chapter numbers with their corresponding jersey number. A Hockey Road takes you through 16 years of youth hockey with the author's two sons from the beginning of house league, to the National Finals of PeeWee hockey, through High School and the Junior A leagues and decisions made along the way. Its about a coaches two sons and their teammates who strove to be the best, their roads traveled, and the highs and lows along the way. A Hockey Road takes you inside the Board Of Directors of youth leagues. It tells of a dads journey from becoming a Master Coach, meeting USA Olympic coaches, to buying a Pro Shop, to coaching sixteen seasons, and finally sitting back and watching the accolades bestowed on his boys as they aged and improved their hockey skills. Read about the life learning and educational experiences on hockey's road that takes the reader on hockey trips to Canada, The White House, The Gulf War, NASA Space Museums, and even Glasnost and Perestroika in Eastern Europe. Ride along as Hockey Road takes you from the Midwest to a hundred cities in search of competition and becoming the best. And how a boy from Indiana can make it in professional hockey.

7 Pre Game Habits of Pro Hockey Players

And remember the more vividly you recreate the experience you want to ... When I was playing I would grab a couple of buddies to walk around the lobby of ...

7 Pre Game Habits of Pro Hockey Players


Publisher: Score100goals

ISBN: 0615312640

Page: 201

View: 145

Holding Hailey

I don't want your friends or their wives to look at me like the bimbo who got knocked up by a pro hockey player. I know how women think and they'll ...

Holding Hailey

Author: Kat Mizera

Publisher: Kat Mizera


Page: 188

View: 601

Going for gold cost world-class hockey athlete Hailey Dobson everything. She may have walked away with the medal, but everything else in her life is a disaster. She has no job, no place to live, limited savings and six long months until the check comes with the money for law school. The only bright spot is her long-distance relationship with a professional hockey star. Kane “Hat-trick” Hatcher got his nickname because scoring three goals in a single game was his thing. When he gets traded to a new team in Alaska, he has three new obstacles to overcome: His game is off, the coach is riding his ass and the girl he’s crazy about lives on the other side of the continent. When an unexpected opportunity brings them back together for the summer, they find that the consequences of their actions may leave them playing co-captains for life. Neither Kane nor Hailey are prepared for this game changer. With everything on the line, can two over-achievers overcome adversity off the ice?

The Hockey Dad Chronicles

he done to you by letting a forward get past him? ... Most of the kids wanted to play hockey so they could feel the singular moments: a great shot, a steal, ...

The Hockey Dad Chronicles

Author: Ed

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN: 1578604257

Page: 224

View: 703

The sport of ice hockey is going through a transitional period, losing popularity in the United States even as it gains momentum in other countries. The Hockey Dad Chronicles is the touching and funny story of one season in the youth hockey career of Ed Wenck's son, Oliver, when he played for the Indianapolis Junior Ice. Hockey parents spend an inordinate amount of time and money on their child's sport of choice -- considerably more than soccer, football, or basketball parents dish out. They get their children to the ice rink for 7 a.m. ice time, they travel with them to other states for games every other weekend -- and if they're anything like Ed Wenck, they spend a lot of time sitting in bleachers wondering at the absurdity of it all. As youth hockey grows ever more popular, increasing numbers of parents are seeing their lives taken over by their children's hockey careers. The Hockey Dad Chronicles will be a familiar, amusing, and moving reminder to them -- and to all parents who devote themselves to their children's extracurricular activities, whether they're sports, drama, or dance -- of what it's all about.

Power Play

“Are you sure you want to involve your mother? Who knows what I might tell her?” He smiled lazily. “That's the point. You'll be on the show, so I'll be on ...

Power Play

Author: Anna DePalo

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488046816

Page: 224

View: 363

When the goal is seduction Not just any play will do… Irresistible. That’s sports tycoon Jordan Serenghetti in a nutshell. But Jordan’s physical therapist, Sera Perini, must resist. She has good reasons—their families’ connections, her professional ethics and a kiss the filthy-rich athlete doesn’t even remember. If she gives in to temptation, will it be a replay of Jordan’s womanizing ways or something from a brand-new playbook?

How Hockey Saved the World

Why Do I (Or Do I?) Care Ahout The NHL Hockey is just a game. ... better off with more money in my pocket, more time to skate and play hockey with my kids?

How Hockey Saved the World

Author: M. Alexander Charns

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595839827

Page: 150

View: 241

HOCKEY-From the Buddhist concept meaning Key to Happiness and Chilly Serenity during Bloody Brawls and Melees. How Hockey Saved the World is the greatest, if only, hockey protest book ever written. It is the often true story of how a middle-aged, overweight American got off the couch long enough to lose weight and learn to play hockey in order to find a magic puck that would end the NHL lockout, unseat President George W. Bush and end the Iraq War. A handbook on how to survive without professional sports while becoming a better parent, achieving world peace and playing hockey, however poorly. "A tongue-in-cheek view of politics and sports, delivering humor and laughs that recall the work of Mark Twain, Joseph Heller and Ambrose Bierce. -Cliff Bellamy, Durham Herald-Sun "[T]he author's subversive wit and genuine belief in the game's magic are oddly persuasive. An amiable meditation to warm even the iciest hearts." - Kirkus Discoveries After reading How Hockey Saved the World, and seeing the error of my ways, I will resign the Office of the Presidency effective January 15, 2009. -President George W. Bush

So You Want to Play in the NHL

Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

So You Want to Play in the NHL

Author: Jay Bylsma

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780809299522

Page: 208

View: 881

What does it take to make it in pro hockey? Los Angeles Kings forward Dan Bylsma and his father, Jay, offer a wealth of inside information for young players. Dan Bylsma shares his experiences rising up through the ranks of amateur and professional hockey while giving advice on issues including becoming a team player, knowing the rules, relating to coaches and teammates, and working hard.

Everyday Hockey Heroes Volume II

I was just a dad at that moment, connecting with his kid through hockey, like my dad had done with me. If Mason wants to go out on the ice and play, I ask ...

Everyday Hockey Heroes  Volume II

Author: Bob McKenzie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 198213271X

Page: 320

View: 499

From TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie comes a new collection of hockey stories about the everyday heroes from across the game who are defying the odds and championing the next generation of hockey—on and off the ice. In this uplifting and entertaining volume of stories, Canadian broadcasters Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang bring together hockey players, coaches, and refs, as well as those behind the bench—the parents, scouts, analysts, and agents—to tell us, in their own voices, why they love the game and how they’re shaping its future. Meet Dallas Stars’ winger Andrew Cogliano, who captivated the hockey world by playing 830 consecutive games, despite various injuries, and hear how hockey and his parents instilled in him the strong work ethic that made his streak possible. Learn about how Jeremy Rupke found his passion and created the popular website, How To Hockey, to help young hockey hopefuls who might not have money for professional lessons develop their on-ice skills and give them the confidence to achieve their dreams off the ice. Read about players like Jack Jablonski, who didn’t let a life-changing spinal cord injury at age sixteen stop him from being a part of the game, and is now using his experience to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research. From LGBTQ players like Jessica Platt who are breaking down barriers to the women such as Danièle Sauvageau who are breaking glass ceilings as coaches, refs, agents, and analysts, these are the everyday heroes who are using hockey to inspire change. Featuring incredible stories of comebacks, milestones, and friendship, Everyday Hockey Heroes, Volume II highlights the very best of hockey: the power it has to unite us to be the best we can be—for ourselves and for others.

The WORLD Hockey Kids

The interactive video activity book Sabine Hahn. “Do you want to come in? Can you play hockey too?” the second one asks. Lars nods keenly. “Yes.

The WORLD Hockey Kids

Author: Sabine Hahn

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3982238730

Page: 100

View: 848

A great adventure is waiting for Lena, Max and Lars, even if it doesn't look that way at the start of term in their new school ... But before they know it, the adventure has begun - and you are part of it too, because in the pages of this book, you'll be invited to join in over and over again: "And now YOU!" So grab your hockey stick and together with the Hockey-Kids, try out all the great tricks they learn in this book and in their videos. If you want to have a look at the tricks before you start - no problem! On the "And now YOU!" pages you'll find a QR code at the bottom right corner of the page that you can simply photograph with your mobile phone. This will take you straight to the video. Then you can watch the real WORLD Hockey-Kids before you try it for yourself. A new and captivating Hockey-Kids adventure by Sabine Hahn. The book invites you to actively join in rediscovering hockey in an imaginative and original way and to immerse yourself in its many worlds; from Africa to Asia, from far and wide, with or without a wheelchair, hockey is full of surprises and is simply the best sport in the world ... for everyone ... everywhere.

The Great American Staycation

Real coyotes, not the pro hockey team in Phoenix, although that also would be pretty cool ... Jeep rentals are also available if you want to take the wheel.

The Great American Staycation

Author: Matt Wixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440520356

Page: 224

View: 762

Layoffs are rampant, gas prices are volatile, airlines are cutting flights, and Americans are feeling the economic pinch of a recession. As much as we hate it in this country of big dreams, big cars and Big Macs, we have to find a way to cut back. For many Americans, that means turning the Great American Vacation into a “staycation,” which is the big buzzword of the year, having appeared in articles everywhere from to Newsweek. But what does a staycation really mean? Newspaper humor columnist and frequent staycationer Matt Wixon shares with readers the definition of a staycation as well as: Rules for a successful, satisfying vacation at home or nearby Motivation and encouragement for people who can’t afford the big, traditional vacation Ways to make the most of time off from work Strategies and experiences from more than a dozen staycationers, as well as hundreds of Internet links and specific ideas to help plan a vacation in your hometown. From alternatives to destination theme parks to making the most of out local amenities to reigniting the flame in a relationship, Americans will find this guide a humorous and invaluable guide to staying home on vacation.

Positive Sports

They're talking about a nine - year - old kid . The first time I got ... If you want him to be respectful , play within the rules , don't worry about it .

Positive Sports

Author: Debbie Elicksen

Publisher: Calgary : Freelance Communications

ISBN: 9780973023732

Page: 143

View: 834

Positive Sports: Professional athletes and mentoring youth shows the giving side of professional sports and how it leaves a lasting impact on our communities. It talks about the impact of sport--how it benefits youth and challenges at the grassroots level. Featured are examples of individuals inspired by sport, league-driven community programs, and professional sports role models such as--Paul Kariya, Jarome Iginla, Vince Carter, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Lawrence Funderburke, Doug Gilmour, and many more.

Hockey Talk

I occasionally do play by play for the baseball team. ... much like me, and she thoroughly enjoys watching hockey with me, whether it is live or on TV. As I ...

Hockey Talk

Author: M. Gordon Hunter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543468349

Page: 568

View: 784

This is another book about hockey. But this one is unique. It contains many stories by and about individuals who broadcast play-by-plays of major junior and provincial junior A games from arenas across Canada. There are even a few chapters about broadcasters from teams in the United States that play in Canadian leagues. There are major junior chapters from the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Chapters from provincial junior A leagues include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Maritimes. Some of the contributors for this book wrote their own chapters. Others preferred to be interviewed. In all cases, the final version of each chapter was approved by the contributor. The chapters include many descriptions of broadcasters experiences. They describe their early experiences with hockey. Some played, while others listened on the radio, watched on TV, or attended games. The stories include how they became involved as play-by-play broadcasters and who were direct or indirect mentors. Each broadcaster recounts their memories of the first game they called. They also describe some of the notable players, coaches, and color commentators. Where possible, there are even some bus stories. Each chapter concludes with a comment about what the experience of broadcasting play-by-play has meant to each individual.

For Crosby

“Apparently, you only hear what you want to hear. Do ... I wouldn't let him get in your panties if you know what I mean. ... Mr. Hockey and I both turned.

For Crosby

Author: J. Nathan

Publisher: J. Nathan



View: 464

Crosby Parks had the life. A wealthy family, girls vying for his attention, and pro scouts after his hockey skills. But when that life comes crumbling down, he’s sent to Alabama to escape the media storm and to rebuild his life. If Crosby has any shot of playing professional hockey, he must keep a low profile and graduate from college. But the second he steps foot on campus, keeping a low profile becomes impossible. Sabrina’s mind is made up. After encouraging Alabama’s star wide receiver to friend-zone her and pursue someone else, she’s determined to focus on herself and stop being everyone’s trusty sidekick. But when she stumbles upon a naked hockey player tied to a tree in the middle of the night, Sabrina’s life is thrown upside down. Because when you leave someone tied to a tree, they eventually get free. A STANDALONE New Adult Sports Romance in the For You series. Each book follows a new couple.


Go to a pro hockey game and sit as close to the rink as possible. ... so you know where important things are and you can find them when you need them.


Author: Craig Dunham

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307552578

Page: 240

View: 347

Live Strategically The decade of your twenties is full of important, stressful, maddening questions: What will I do? Who will I love? Where will I live? But maybe there’s a bigger question: Who am I? The fact is, the period of time between your teens and thirties will shape a lot of your character, your calling, and your view of the world. Authors Craig Dunham and Doug Serven (recent graduates of their twenties) explain that the difference between a twentysomething and TwentySomeone has to do with the questions we ask. Instead of asking, “What will I do?” twentysomeones need to ask “Who am I?”–the real question of the twenties. Full of personal experience and practical wisdom, TwentySomeone helps you make the most of your twenties while giving you the skills to handle common life experiences like singlehood, first jobs, getting married, having kids, and buying stuff. This is a guidebook that will help you discover who God is calling you to be.

On the Surface

They say girls don't play in the NHL so I should just go do figure skating ... players and Rachel lived for hockey, just like Tim had when he was a kid.

On the Surface

Author: Kate Willoughby

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426898231


View: 997

"Willoughby absolutely blew me away with this one. This may be my new favorite hockey romance."—The Book Pushers NHL player Tim Hollander lost his temper one time and threw a water bottle at an abusive fan. After "Bottlegate," he's traded to the San Diego Barracudas, where he'll need to keep the bad publicity to a minimum while proving he can still compete with the younger guys on the ice. Erin Collier is a pediatric nurse who's never seen a hockey game, but gets in line for Tim's autograph at a PR event in hopes of impressing the doctor she has a crush on. When an obnoxious fan gets pushy toward Erin, Tim rushes to defend the pretty stranger, throwing a punch in the process. Grateful for the rescue, Erin agrees to stand by Tim during the resulting press conference and host him at a hospital charity event. Their chemistry is palpable, and soon their lives are intertwined. But Erin doubts a hockey player is capable of anything resembling a real relationship. And if Tim can't get her to see beyond what's on the surface, they'l never last longer than a single season… Book one of In the Zone 96,000 words

Play to Progress

Lead Your Child to Success Using the Power of Sensory Play Allie Ticktin ... If you like an activity but child would rather play princesses , or pirates ...

Play to Progress

Author: Allie Ticktin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593191935

Page: 272

View: 779

A game-changing book on child development--and the importance of physical play--for this digital and screen age. For children to develop to their fullest potential, their sensory system—which, in addition to the big five of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell, includes movement and balance (vestibular), body awareness (proprioception), and internal perception (interoception)—needs to be stimulated from the time they are born. Their senses flourish when they explore their environment by touching new textures, including their food, running, jumping, climbing, and splashing outside. As an occupational therapist with a specialty in sensory integration, Allie Ticktin has seen an increase in cases of children who struggle to sit in circle time or at their desk upright and who are delayed in walking, talking, and playing by themselves and with their peers. In the recent past, kids spent their days playing outside and naturally engaging their sensory system and building key developmental skills. But with increasing time pressures for both kids and parents, children are spending more time in front of screens and less time exploring and interacting with their environment. The good news is that boosting your child’s sensory development doesn’t take enormous amounts of time or supplies, or any special skills. Here, Ticktin discusses the eight sensory systems and how a child uses them, and offers easy, fun activities—as well as advice on setting up a play area—that will encourage their development so that your little one will be better able to respond to their emotions, build friendships, communicate their needs, and thrive in school. That’s the power of sensory play.

No Days Off

When you play AAA hockey, you need to practice. A lot. If I was going to take the next step in my quest to become a pro hockey player, I needed something ...

No Days Off

Author: Max Domi

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982155892

Page: 224

View: 726

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER One of the NHL’s most talented young stars shares his inspiring coming-of-age story about following his dreams after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. “Max, you have type 1 diabetes,” the doctor said. My mom and I looked at each other. For her, time stood still for a second as our entire future as a family shifted. But I had no clue what the diagnosis meant. So I said the first thing that came to mind. “Can I still play hockey?” As a kid, when Max Domi was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he only ever had one answer: a hockey player. Growing up the son of a professional hockey player, Max saw from an early age what it took to make the NHL: grit, talent, and the support of a team. Over countless hours in the garage, at the rink, and in the gym, Max chased his dream. It seemed that Max was born to be on the ice. But then, when he was twelve years old, Max started getting sick. And sicker. Finally, he and his family learned the awful truth: Max had type 1 diabetes. Overnight, Max and his family found their lives upended. All Max wanted was to be a normal kid, but suddenly, the simplest things—a game of basketball with friends, a family meal, a school field trip—were complicated with a thousand different considerations. Would people notice or make fun of him if he carried his blood-testing kit everywhere? Would his teammates think he was weak if his blood sugar went low at hockey practice? How much insulin did he need after a meal? And all the while, the fear of what might happen if things went wrong hung over his head. Max had to grow up quickly. As he struggled to find his new normal, Max slowly began to realize that overcoming his disease demanded the same qualities that it took to be a hockey player—mental and physical toughness, maturity, and the love and care of family and friends. Bit by bit, he learned—sometimes the hard way—not just to control his diabetes, but to turn it into an advantage. If managing his disease was going to demand that Max be stronger, more prepared, and more disciplined than anyone else, then he wouldn’t just be good at those things: he’d be the best. He’d do whatever it took to move himself closer to his dream of playing in the NHL. Inspiring, heartwarming, and exciting, No Days Off is a memoir about what it’s like to be a kid whose world is turned upside down, and what it takes to face adversity.