Behind the Bench

Author: Craig Custance
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781633198630
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In Behind the Bench, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.

Gabby

Author: Bruce Boudreau
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781597975940
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Bruce Boudreau is living a hockey Cinderella story. After more than three decades in the minor leagues as a player and coach, he was promoted to head coach of the Washington Capitals in 2007. Boudreau revived the Caps, written off as dead, to a division championship and received the Jack Adams award as the National Hockey League s Coach of the Year in June 2008. His story is an entertaining odyssey of triumph, disappointment, and perseverance, stretching from Toronto to Washington. As a pro rookie, Boudreau had a cameo appearance in "Slap Shot" with star Paul Newman. Today Boudreau coaches superstar Alexander Ovechkin and a young Washington club poised to become an elite NHL team vying for the Stanley Cup. Boudreau stole the limelight at the 2008 NHL Awards Show with his self-deprecating and folksy manner, which has made him a popular personality at every stop he s made. Hockey fans know there s only one Boudreau."

Complete Conditioning for Hockey

Author: Peter Twist
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736060340
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Increase strength and improve quickness and agility with "Complete Conditioning for Hockey." This book and DVD features a comprehensive training approach that will build players' physical abilities as well as the hockey-specific skills required for skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and body checking to achieve your performance goals.

Coming on Strong

Author: Susan K. Cahn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674144341
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on historical records and contemporary interviews, Cahn chronicles the remarkable transformation made by women's sports in the the 20th century, revealing the struggles faced by women to overcome social constraints and behavior codes, and how sport has changes their lives. Photos.

52 week Hockey Training

Author: Don MacAdam
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736042040
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

Dividing the calendar into four primary phases of training, this guide teaches the essential components of fitness as they relate to improved hockey performance. 40 photos.

The Hockey Coaching Bible

Author: Bertagna, Joe
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736062015
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Hockey Coaching Bible presents drills for developing players at each position and strategies for in-game situations, including offensive, defensive, and neutral zone play and power plays and penalty kills. Other topics include building a program from the ground up and furthering your professional development as a coach.

Hockey Plays and Strategies 2E

Author: Johnston, Mike
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492570363
Release Date: 2018-08-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Hockey Plays and Strategies features a variety of plays, systems, and strategies for game play in the offensive, neutral, and defensive zones. Special situations such as the power play, penalty kill, and face-offs are also featured.

Hockeystrong

Author: E. Robuck
Publisher:
ISBN: 098222981X
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Fiction

If you fail at Pee-Wee Hockey, you fail at life. Right? Charlie and Kate Miller are involved, supportive parents who have always loved to watch their little athlete play. Until now. When their son Brett makes a competitive U12 ice hockey team, they have no idea how fully it will engulf their lives. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that to the dad-coach and parents around them youth hockey isn't just for fun--it's a way of life. While the Millers attempt to keep perspective, they slowly find themselves spending endless hours of idle time at the rink, jockeying for the affections of a sadistic coach, keeping up on social media, and interacting with parents--including Real Housewives-like Justin and Piper and super-spirited team parents Bill and Tina--whose shared life goal seems to be Pee Wee Hockey immortality. Irreverent and acerbic, #Hockeystrong explores the culture of youth sports, suburban politics, and parents behaving very, very badly.

Hockey Dad

Author: Bob McKenzie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470159842
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A revealing look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of minor hockey culture Known as TSN's "Hockey Insider," Canada's Bob McKenzie is synonymous with the sport and one of its most respected analysts. In Hockey Dad, McKenzie describes firsthand the joys and heartbreak of raising two sons, with entirely diverging athletic futures. He details their separate paths, describing Michael, a 22-year-old playing NCAA hockey on scholarship, and Shawn, now 19, whose competitive minor hockey life was cut short at age 14 because of multiple concussions. Their deeply personal stories, and the trials and tribulations of a father creating futures for them, offer readers a compelling look into the world and culture of minor hockey. Includes funny anecdotes, debates on numerous hockey issues, and personal reflections on the game and its culture With an unwavering look at his own strengths and weaknesses, as well as the entire system of minor hockey in Canada, Hockey Dad is an honest, irreverent and sometimes moving look at a sporting culture that is not so much a recreation as it is a way of life.

Check Please Hockey

Author: Ngozi Ukazu
Publisher: First Second Books
ISBN: 9781250177957
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain. A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

Hockey Confidence

Author: Isabelle Hamptonstone MSc.
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771642026
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Confidence affects how we deal with stress and how we fulfill our potential to achieve the results we desire. In sports and in life, confidence is the underlying factor determining mental and physical performance, leading to overall success. This book by experienced mental performance specialist Isabelle Hamptonstone contains a collection of powerful techniques and tips to help hockey players overcome lack of confidence. Clear instructions and illustrative case studies show how training the brain to develop and sustain hockey confidence can upgrade results and help players make smarter, quicker decisions under pressure. Hamptonstone shares step-by-step guidelines gleaned from her years of research working with the giants in the game of hockey. Some of the greatest hockey players in the world have used these very same steps to change their game and their lives. Added to this base of personal knowledge, the book references inspiring moments of mental performance by Wayne Gretzky, Doug Lidster, Scott Niedermayer, Shane Doan, Darryl Sydor, Jarome Iginla, and Mark Recchi. This pragmatic and positive book is a game-changing guide and valuable resource for anyone interested in high-performance hockey, as well as a valuable tool for self-development.

Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick

Author: Chris Bradley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119487609
Release Date: 2018-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Beat the odds with a bold strategy We’ve all seen hockey stick business plans before. A future where results sail confidently upward, but with a dip coinciding with next year’s budget. CEOs usually rely on their experience and business smarts to figure out which of those hockey sticks are real, and which are fake. But all too often getting to a “yes,” competing for resources, and striving to claim credit, cloud the hard decisions. Another strategy framework? No thanks, we already have plenty of those, and they don’t fix the real problem: the social dynamics in your strategy room. Mining the data from thousands of large companies, McKinsey Partners Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt and Sven Smit open the windows of that room, and bring an “outside view.” They found three discrete groups of companies: the bottom quintile with massive economic losses; the long, flat, middle 60 percent with practically no economic profit; and the top 20 percent to whom all the value accrues. Some companies do achieve real hockey stick performance: but just 1-in-12 jump from the middle tier to the top over a ten year period. This does not happen by magic—there is an empirically-backed science to improve your odds of success by capitalizing on your endowment, riding the right trends, and most importantly, making a few big moves. To make these big moves happen, you’re going to have to break through inertia, gamesmanship and risk aversion. You’re going to have to mitigate human biases and manage group dynamics. Eight practical shifts can help you do this, and unlock bigger, bolder, better strategies. This is not another by-the-book approach to strategy. It’s not another trudge through frameworks or small-scale case studies promising a secret formula for success. It’s an irreverent, fact-driven, and humorous take on the real world of strategic decision making.

Hockey Girl

Author: Natalie Hyde
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
ISBN: 1554552516
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Forming a hockey team to win a bet against male rivals, Tara enlists the help of a former hockey star and coach (who is also a nun) and finds the team's efforts challenged by limited ice time and local support for the boys.

Hockey PQ

Author: Amy Ransom
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442670020
Release Date: 2014-06-09
Genre: Art

A wide-ranging study that examines everything from the blockbuster movie franchise Les Boys to the sovereigntist hip hop group Loco Locass, Hockey, PQ explores how Canada’s national sport has been used to signify a specific Québécois identity. Amy J. Ransom analyzes how Québécois writers, filmmakers, and musicians have appropriated symbols like the Montreal Forum, Maurice Richard, or the 1972 Summit Series to construct or critique images of the Québécois male. Close analyses of hockey-themed narratives consider the soap opera Lance et compte (‘He shoots, he scores’), the music of former pro player Bob Bisonnette, folk band Mes Aïeux, rock group Les Dales Hawerchuk, and the fiction of François Barcelo. Through these examinations of the role hockey plays in contemporary francophone popular culture, Ransom shows how Quebec’s popular culture uses hockey to distinguish French-Canadians from the French and to rally them against their English-speaking counterparts. In the end, however, this study illuminates how the sport of hockey unites the two solitudes.

Dartmouth College Hockey

Author: David Shribman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439616406
Release Date: 2005-09-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 1905, facing capricious weather on a primitive outdoor rink, Dartmouth’s first hockey team took to the ice. In 1974, two years after coeducation came to the Hanover campus, Dartmouth women—fired with more competitive spirit than actual hockey experience commandeered the used equipment of their male counterparts and intramural skaters and became one of the college’s most successful athletic teams. Dartmouth College Hockey: Northern Ice portrays two programs that have followed parallel paths to distinction in intercollegiate hockey. Rupert Thompson Arena, one of the nation’s premier collegiate ice facilities, is home to the men and women of Dartmouth who have won numerous championships and earned All-American and Olympic acclaim, contributing to Dartmouth’s rich tradition of athletic achievement.