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Keep Your Mini Sticks Organized With Sticky!

Oct 27, 2014

Keep Your Mini Sticks Organized With Sticky!

I love this product. Have you ever been heading out to a tournament and rushing around because you don’t want to forget the mini sticks? Or, walking through the hallway or basement and trip over the things that have been left EVERYWHERE? If so, then Sticky is for you.   I was fortunate enough to learn about Sticky, invented by Langley when she was 11 years old. With the help of her brother, 8 year old Macquire, they got to pitch Sticky on Dragon’s Den last November. You can see their pitch here (they come on at the 8:40...

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6 Steps for Hockey Team Fundraising with Crowdfunding

Oct 20, 2014

6 Steps for Hockey Team Fundraising with Crowdfunding

  Hockey Moms do a lot of fundraising and gathering money for one reason or another. And both of these things can be a real challenge. Keeping track of cash, chasing people down who agreed to help or still owe, lists, spreadsheets and making change gives me nightmares. Recently I found a way to make my life (and yours!) a lot easier when it comes to team fundraising. It’s going to help me stay sane this season. A crowdfunding app called Tilt recently came to Canada, and I can say that this might be the easiest way to fund raise or simply...

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Equipment 101: Tips for Buying Hockey Equipment

Oct 6, 2014

Equipment 101: Tips for Buying Hockey Equipment

Last week I ventured into one of my favourite stores, Pro Hockey Life. I don’t play hockey, but I buy enough equipment to be fascinated by a store dedicated solely to…hockey equipment. Normally when I hit PLH I have at least one of the kids in tow. But this time, I was buying a birthday present: a hockey stick, for my middle child. I’m already breaking rule #1 – have your child with you when buying their equipment. I figure this time it was ok because a) it was his birthday, and b) I knew what he wanted. Thank goodness, because in...

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Chat with Club Hockey Canada

Sep 22, 2014

Chat with Club Hockey Canada

It’s time to rally the troops and get your hockey team on TeamHub  – Hockey Canada’s official team management tool. And to help get you motivated, we’ll be hosting a Facebook Chat this Thursday, September 25 at 2pm, and giving away some Club Hockey Canada Swag, and an autographed Rick Nash stick! Be sure to bring your questions for Club Hockey Canada about Team Hub. Speaking of Team Hub, check out some of the cool new features available to you this season: •   Join a team on TeamHub without being an activated Club Hockey...

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Tips to Help Hockey Moms Stay Organized this Season

Sep 15, 2014

Tips to Help Hockey Moms Stay Organized this Season

It’s the start of another busy hockey season, and many Hockey Moms can feel both the excitement and the panic, anticipating the feat of juggling it will take to hold it all together through another winter season. Yes, we as Hockey Moms are a busy breed, somehow managing to fit it all in (or not) with the added pressure of making it on time (well…ahead of time) to the rink countless times a week with all necessary equipment in each player’s hockey bag. I asked you earlier how you prepare and stay organized for the season, and you all...

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Hockey Moms Describe “Hockey” in One Word

Jul 21, 2014

Hockey Moms Describe “Hockey” in One Word

How do you describe hockey? Yesterday I asked you to describe hockey in just one word. Within a couple of hours over 100 of you had participated with the word that sums up hockey for you and your family. The results, though maybe not surprising, are telling and are captured in the Wordle below. Those words mentioned most often are found in larger print. So, how do you define hockey? Comments or questions? Email us at contactus@canadianhockeymoms.ca or leave a message on our Facebook...

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Younique Giveaway for Hockey Moms!

Jun 8, 2014

Younique Giveaway for Hockey Moms!

Well, Hockey Moms, I have a new giveaway to offer you that I think you will appreciate, because it is awesome. Though it’s not necessarily hockey related, in some ways it is, because in several conversations with hockey moms at the rinks we have talked about how much you care (or not) what you look like when you get there. I have heard many times that “I only wear mascara”. Well, for those of you who ONLY wear mascara, or who wear mascara plus whatever else…do I have the BEST MASCARA EVER FOR YOU!!! I learned about this...

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The Book “Hockey Mom” is a Great Read for Hockey Moms!

May 5, 2014

The Book “Hockey Mom” is a Great Read for Hockey Moms!

Any book with the title “Hockey Mom” of course grabs my attention. I have spent the last four years talking all things hockey mom on this website and with thousands of moms across Canada, and the world. So when I met Jane Lushington Daly and learned that she had four sons, all of whom had played hockey, and on top of that, she had written a book called “Hockey Mom”, of course I was intrigued. I curled up with “Hockey Mom” on a rare free Saturday afternoon once my own kids were done with playoffs. From the...

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Should parents know better? Or is hockey becoming a “soft sport”?

Apr 4, 2014

Should parents know better? Or is hockey becoming a “soft sport”?

The debate about aggression in hockey sparks some ongoing debates about what is just part of the game, and what pushes things too far. Should fighting be allowed? Should we be of the mentality “what happens on the ice stays on the ice”, sometimes meaning acts of aggression or violence that would be punishable by law off the ice are allowed on the ice all in the name of hockey? Recently Josh Maguire of the Peterborough Petes, an Ontario Hockey League junior team, received a five game suspension for fighting (with an opponent who did...

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Club Hockey Canada Facebook Chat

Mar 25, 2014

Club Hockey Canada Facebook Chat

Club Hockey Canada Facebook Chat & Giveaway  How do you wear your Canadian Pride? And would you like to win a little Canadian Pride? I am super pumped because Club Hockey Canada is partnering with us for a Facebook Chat on Monday, March 31st at 1:00pm EST. We’ll be talking about all things Club Hockey Canada, and we’ll be giving away some great Club Hockey Canada gear, and…wait for it…a signed and autographed Dion Phaneuf  hockey stick! How do you enter? 1) Well first, you have to be registered to Club Hockey...

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