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Grieving with our Hockey Family – Processing the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

Apr 8, 2018

Grieving with our Hockey Family – Processing the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

Like most of you, since learning about the Humboldt Bronco’s bus tragedy Friday, I have been feeling devastated, for the young players and staff who lost their lives, for their families, and their friends. I have also been seeking the words and ideas to express how and why this tragedy has impacted me so fiercely, as well as others across Canada, and the world. Of course, we are all saddened by the initial news. But the sadness turns to grief, and as the news and details sink in, as one friend said to me, you start personalizing it. It goes...

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Taking the Stink out of the Rink – What Works?

Mar 16, 2018

Taking the Stink out of the Rink – What Works?

I can always tell spring is approaching when the hockey equipment starts stinking up my car after a few hours parked in the sun. By the end of the year, even the “new-this-year” hockey equipment is smelly, and it’s embarrassing to have non-hockey people in my car, or in my house where my three kids’ hockey bags are always open and equipment strewn about. A recent national survey by Purex® revealed a shocking 77 per cent of Canadians wash their hockey equipment once a year or less, and more than a third say the NEVER wash it. Of those who said...

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WASH YOUR GEAR and GET FREE GEAR, Courtesy of Purex!

Mar 14, 2018

WASH YOUR GEAR and GET FREE GEAR, Courtesy of Purex!

Ok, Hockey Moms, put your hands up if you have ever experienced smelly hockey equipment. Now raise your hand if you have ever found hockey to be expensive for your family. Hockey is Canada’s favourite pastime, but it can also take a toll on parents’ wallets. For this reason, many families opt for used equipment for their kids. The truth is, sometimes that gear has a very distinct smell, that might be even different than your own kids’ smelly equipment. Don’t let the smell prevent you from taking advantage of high-quality used equipment,...

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Promoting Good Sportsmanship Off the Ice #AllConnected

Dec 28, 2017

Promoting Good Sportsmanship Off the Ice #AllConnected

How important is it to you that good sportsmanship extends off the ice? Have you seen examples where children or parents say things online that they would never say in person? And how has this impacted you or the ones you care about? It’s still shocking to me that over 40% of Canadian kids are cyberbullied every month. We have all seen examples of it, and many of us have seen the impact. Cyberbullying can impact anyone. Watch Jordan Eberle’s Story, where Jordan shares his experience with cyberbullying as a professional athlete and...

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#AllConnected through Good Sportsmanship Online and At the Rink

Dec 26, 2017

#AllConnected through Good Sportsmanship Online and At the Rink

As you all know I’m not just a Hockey Mom, I’m a hockey fan as well. Back in 2010 when the Canadian Hockey Moms community was developed, a main goal was to promote good sportsmanship and positive experiences for players and families both on and off the ice. I knew first hand how the whole hockey experience could be less than positive, and I felt that there should be a venue to discuss the positives, and the trials and tribulations amongst Hockey Moms. Many don’t know that Canadian Hockey Moms was also developed so that I personally could...

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HockeyShot Christmas Giveaway 2017

Dec 8, 2017

HockeyShot Christmas Giveaway 2017

  Again this year my favourite online hockey supply store is partnering with us to provide Canadian Hockey Moms a chance to win some fantastic prizes in our Hockeyshot.com Christmas Giveaway! I love HockeyShot.com because of their fantastic selection, quality products, and quick delivery. Each year I stock up on hockey items both small and large. They have a great selection of stocking stuffers as well as skill-building products. This year you can choose from the HockeyShot Line-Up. This line provides hockey aids to help improve...

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Rocket Sport Locker Christmas Giveaway 2017

Dec 1, 2017

Rocket Sport Locker Christmas Giveaway 2017

How would you like to receive your very own ROCKET SPORT Locker? This holiday season, Rocket Sport will be giving away one ROCKET SPORT Locker, valued at $575 in our Christmas 2017 Giveaway. What is the ROCKET Sport Locker UV? The ROCKET Sport Locker UV commonly know as ROCKET Locker is the home for all the athlete’s equipment in the family.  This locker easily fits two or three sets of sporting equipment allowing an optimal and rapid drying time.  A combination of heat, UV Light  and vented air dries most sporting equipment and clothing...

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Rocket Sport Locker Christmas Giveaway 2017

Nov 29, 2017

Rocket Sport Locker Christmas Giveaway 2017

How would you like to receive your very own ROCKET SPORT Locker? This holiday season, Rocket Sport will be giving away one ROCKET SPORT Locker, valued at $575 in our Christmas 2017 Giveaway. What is the ROCKET Sport Locker UV? The ROCKET Sport Locker UV commonly know as ROCKET Locker is the home for all the athlete’s equipment in the family.  This locker easily fits two or three sets of sporting equipment allowing an optimal and rapid drying time.  A combination of heat, UV Light  and vented air dries most sporting equipment and...

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New RBC/Petro Canada Program Saves Hockey Families Money on Gas

Nov 1, 2017

New RBC/Petro Canada Program Saves Hockey Families Money on Gas

As Hockey Moms, it can feel that we spend half our lives on the road. Don’t get me wrong, it’s all worth it, and those car rides with our kids provide some of our most precious memories. But the number one comment I get from people without children in hockey is, “Wow, that’s a lot of driving”. Yes. It is. And that’s why I’m so excited to share with you an innovative new program being launched by RBC and Petro-Canada that could save Hockey Families, big time. Starting on October 31, 2017, Canadians will be able to save 3¢ per litre on fuel...

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Feel better with Vasayo and Giveaway for Hockey Moms

Jul 30, 2017

Feel better with Vasayo and Giveaway for Hockey Moms

It’s time for another giveaway, Hockey Moms, and this time it’s for another product I’ve tried and loved. Fellow Hockey Mom, Karrie Kirton, introduced me to Vasayo, a company that produces products made for those with busy lifestyles (is that you?). I tried Sleep, and Energy. I found Sleep to be an interesting product, because I didn’t find it made me groggy, but I did find when I awoke in the morning I felt exceptionally well rested, like my sleep had been deep and uninterrupted. Energy gave me a slight boost in the afternoon when my energy...

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