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Rethink The Rink.

Posted by Dean Sprung on

  The 50 year old minor hockey association model of using municipal and privately owned refrigerated ice rinks for a mix of practices, development and games is no longer sustainable.  Several years ago I took my daughter skating at our local arena. It was a Tuesday morning parent and tot skate. I paid $3 and we were told to use the Olympic size pad. We skated for 30 minutes and were the only two on the ice. It occurred to me that entire town had subsidized our skate through their tax dollars. Whether they liked skating or not, they were...

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The 1 Minute Penalty.

Posted by Dean Sprung on

I'm old enough now to remember when CBC television broadcasts of NHL games would show the amount of time remaining in a penalty.  For years now, all network broadcasts have turned that negative into a positive by showing the time remaining in the power play.  It's marketing for the 'man advantage' or 'player advantage' to be gender correct.  It's the thrill and skill of watching your team move the puck around for up to 2 minutes to create scoring chances. That makes power plays exciting.  On the defending side, it's the desperation of the PK to stop a PK from scoring. That...

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