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Play in Spenser’s Name, Keep his Memory Alive, and Kids Playing Hockey!

Jun 26, 2015

Play in Spenser’s Name, Keep his Memory Alive, and Kids Playing Hockey!

I believe strongly in supporting Hockey Families across the country. So when I became aware of Spenserskids.ca, an organization created by a Hockey Dad to keep alive the memory of his son,  I knew I had to share it with you. Dave McFayden created Spenser’s Kids in the memory of his son who was killed in a tragic head on collision on his way to a hockey game in Orangeville, Ontario. To honour Spenser’s memory, his love for hockey and his compassionate soul, the organization provides kids in unfortunate financial situations the opportunity...

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FlipGive ~ Easy Fundraising for Teams, Associations, and Hockey Moms

Jun 23, 2015

FlipGive ~ Easy Fundraising for Teams, Associations, and Hockey Moms

What is the number one question I get asked by Hockey Moms across Canada, and the world? “What are some good fundraising ideas?” This year, I am proud to partner with FlipGive, a fundraising program that provides hockey teams, associations, and athletes with a fast, easy, and free way to raise money by shopping online!   Having been a Hockey Mom for a number of years now, I’ve been involved with many  fundraising campaigns and have seen ever more options through this site. I have signed on to work with FlipGive because I think...

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Keep Your Hockey Players Healthy with 1st Star Vitamins

Dec 10, 2014

Keep Your Hockey Players Healthy with 1st Star Vitamins

Staying healthy during the regular hockey season can be a daunting task for Hockey Moms. On top of trying to eat healthy and get plenty of sleep, I also try to get my kids to regularly take their vitamins. When I was asked to try 1st Star Vitamins, hockey themed children’s vitamins, I thought it could be a good fit for my family! I received two types of vitamins to try. The red bottle is 1st Star Multivitamins, the blue bottle is 1st Star Multivitamins with Minerals. Both came in attractive packing with NHL players on the box (rated as...

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Great Christmas Gifts from HockeyShot

Nov 24, 2014

Great Christmas Gifts from HockeyShot

Every year it gets harder and harder to find time to shop for Christmas, and to find the perfect gifts for my hockey playing children and families. That’s why I am thanking the dear Lord again this year for www.hockeyshot.ca I have learned that HockeyShot.ca is the perfect place to find both common and unusual hockey related skill-building products that your hockey playing kids will eat up. Looking for shooting mats and pads? Shooting tarps and targets? Pucks and balls? This is the place to get it. And because www.hockeyshot.ca loves...

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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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