Episode 77: Ice Hockey Abroad

Lee recently had the opportunity to coach overseas with the Peterborough Phantoms in the UK’s NIHL. For a majority of the season he did so remotely.

What is it like to coach in a different country? Lee gives us the scoop!

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Episode 76: Managing Money In Youth Hockey with Larry Sprung

What exactly are you getting your family into financially when you sign your child up for hockey? Most people don’t know until they’re fully in it. This week we’re joined by Larry Sprung of Mitlin Financial to talk about financial literacy when it comes to your kids playing hockey.

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Episode 68: Mailbag: Old Gear, Preparing for Hitting, & Playoff Predictions

We have a fresh mailbag episode this week, and BY & Motts are ready to answer all of your awesome questions. Before the guys open it up, they comment on BY’s mowing skills and swag, share their Stanley Cup Playoff predictions, and wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous hockey moms out there! This week’s mailbag features topics including:

A defenseman serving a too many men penalty
Making the jump from an “average” player to a “great” player
The My Hockey Rankings Question of the week
Getting ready for hitting
+ More

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Episode 206: Jason Deskins Co-General Manager of USHL Youngstown Phantoms

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on the Co-General Manager of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL and Detroit Little Caesars‘ 15O coach Jason Deskins! This was a great conversation as Jason has so much great perspective with all of the hats he wears in the hockey world. The boys tackle:

-Using the downs to motivate you
-What he looks for in players as a GM in junior hockey
-How to get into the business as a young coach
-Goal scoring
-Leadership
-So much more

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Episode 66: Early Practices, Jersey Numbers, Men vs. Boys

BY & Motts open a fresh new mailbag and answer all of your questions! Beforehand, the fellas chat about the Battle of the Badges game over the weekend, Easter, and how they spent their Marathon Monday. The questions submitted included:

Missing a shift for being “injured” (again)
A certain number on the back of a jersey
My Hockey Ranking question of the week
To check or not to check–girls playing boys hockey
+ More

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Episode 75: Retain Your Training

How can your child keep their newly learned skill sets after they leave a camp or a clinic? Lee and Mike dive into tips and tricks on how help your children retain what they’ve learned at practices, camps, and clinics. Keep those tools in their toolbox!

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Episode 74: An Interview With NHL Hockey Mom, Juliana MacEwen

What does it actually take to get your kid to the NHL? We’re all hockey parents on this show, and this week we’ve welcomed an NHL hockey mom. Juliana MacEwen joins us to share her family’s journey in raising her sons Kurtis and Zack, and she spills all the success secrets that led Zack to a career in the NHL. Listen carefully…you’re going to want to hear this.

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Episode 205: Matt Plante Co-Director of Hockey Operations, Mount St. Charles Academy

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Mount St. Charles Hockey Academy Director and 18u Head Coach, Matt Plante! Fresh off winning the USA Hockey National Championship, Topher and Jeff sit down with Planter and go through so many different awesome topics including:

-Their National Championship Run
-Coaching Kids at 18u who have gone on to play in the NHL and what made them special
-A day in the life at a hockey prep academy
-Why surrounding yourself with good people is important
-MUCH MORE!!

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Episode 73: An Interview With American Special Hockey Association Director, Jen O’Brien

How much do you know about the American Special Hockey Associations (ASHA)? Listen up – we had their director, Jennifer O’Brien, on for a discussion and some amazing stories from her work with ASHA!

Be sure to grab your copy of Lee and Christie’s new children’s book, “When Hockey Stops,” at WhenHockeyStops.com or wherever books are sold! Follow León’s journey in mental fitness as he learns how he can stay involved with the game he loves, even when he is not able to join his teammates on the ice.

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Episode 64: Mailbag + Cushing Academy Head Coach Paul Pearl

It’s a mailbag episode this week! BY & Motts have the head coach of Cushing Academy, Paul Pearl join them to open up the mailbag and answer all of your questions. Before Coach Pearl joins, the guys comment on Hockey East Player of the Year, Bobby Trivigno signing with the New York Rangers, Motts shares his thoughts on KY’s ironman streak coming to an end. BY shares a quote from the captain of the Florida Panthers, Aleksander Barkov, about his teammate Jonathan Huburdeau. Paul joins the guys (32:08) to dip into the mailbag and answer your questions including:

The difference between coaching college hockey versus high school hockey

Getting kids to commit to a prep school

What benefits come with attending a boarding school

Preparing students for college

& Much more!

The fellas wrap up the show sharing what they would have served for their Masters meal and fill you in on the Battle of the Badges game between the Boston Police Department & Boston Fire Department which takes place Saturday April 16th at Thayer Academy.

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