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HEARTLAND HOCKEY CAMP WINS 2018 EUROPEAN HOCKEY CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP!

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HEARTLAND HOCKEY CAMP WINS 2018 EUROPEAN HOCKEY CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP!

HEARTLAND HOCKEY CAMP WINS 2018 EUROPEAN HOCKEY CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP!!

The Heartland Hockey Camp recently competed in the 2018 European Hockey Classic, in Zell am See, Austria, the week of October 2-7, 2018. The tournament featured teams from the following countries; Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Hungary.

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    GOALS! After this season, are you evaluating & preparing for the next?

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GOALS! After this season, are you evaluating & preparing for the next?

What are you doing to evaluate your game, and to prepare for next season?

This process beings with an honest assessment of your game. Do you need to improve your shot? How about your stickhandling? Powerskating, speed and quickness are skills that every player should focus on. Sitting down and taking the time to think back to your season, and identifying areas of your game that need improvement are important first step to taking your game to the next level this summer!

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Sacrifice. Commitment. Olympic Gold.

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Sacrifice. Commitment. Olympic Gold.

The most thrilling experience of all was the performance of the USA Hockey Women's Olympic team in the Gold Medal game. I have watched and coached thousands of of hockey games during my lifetime from youth to college hockey, junior hockey and even the NHL, and this game was, by far, the most entertaining, inspiring and exciting game I have ever seen in 63 years. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire Olympic Gold Medal game, sitting just eight rows off the ice!

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Tips & Tricks To Score More Goals

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Tips & Tricks To Score More Goals

We all want to become a better hockey player. The question is, what is the best path for development? USA Hockey's ADM Program is an excellent age-appropriate model providing a framework for developing skills throughout a youth hockey career. One example is the importance of small area games. A great video making a case for small area games at the younger ages shows adult hockey players playing on a giant ice rink equal to that of what an eight year old might feel like on a full sized rink.

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The Importance of Fun & Creativity in Hockey

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The Importance of Fun & Creativity in Hockey

We all want to become a better hockey player. The question is, what is the best path for development? USA Hockey's ADM Program is an excellent age-appropriate model providing a framework for developing skills throughout a youth hockey career. One example is the importance of small area games. A great video making a case for small area games at the younger ages shows adult hockey players playing on a giant ice rink equal to that of what an eight year old might feel like on a full sized rink.

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WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT

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WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT

When I played in my first NHL game with the Minnesota North Stars, in 1976, I wondered how good the players at this level, in the best hockey league in the world, really were? Having played with and against very talented hockey players at Michigan Tech, Division One hockey and competing in the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, I saw many highly skilled, great players. Some of the Russian/European players back in the mid-70s were flat out amazing! Stepping onto the ice at the NHL level for the first time, it became quite apparent, very quickly, what it takes to make it. All of these many years later, as I watch new players enter the league, as well as veterans, many of the same player attributes are unchanged. Here are a few of the top reasons why I feel that some players make it and some do not.

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