Eric Brassard (Halifax) vs. Conor Garland (Moncton) – QMJHL In this week’s Feature Faceoff, Halifax goaltender Eric Brassard is going to try to do something only two other goaltenders have done this season, keep Conor Garland off the scoresheet. After playing 14 playoff games with the Halifax Mooseheads last season, Eric Brassard gained valuable experience and confidence heading into this season. For the first time in his career, Brassard has been given the number one job and has done remarkably well behind a much younger and far less potent offense this year. The team traded the face of the franchise, Timo Meier, to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, effectively signaling that they were headed into a rebuild.
When most hockey fans hear about the Vancouver Canucks, losing is one of the first things to come to mind. Even though the team hasn’t won a Stanley Cup during their existence, this idea of losing is false. By looking at the Canucks early years, their greatest players, and their numerous trips to the Stanley Cup Finals, a clearer picture is formed. Exploring these areas show that the Canucks were, and are, a competitive and talented team. During their early years in the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks played very poorly.
The National Hockey League has a problem, but it’s not the one you think it is. For decades, a group of contemptible, no-guts, cowardly momma’s boys have been trying to eradicate one of the more integral and important parts of the sport: Fighting. Since 1922, the NHL has wisely allowed bare-knuckle fighting. This has had many benefits over the years. For starters, it’s given employment to hundreds of players who couldn’t otherwise make an NHL roster, except for the fact that they can beat a guy senseless.
“It was a secret selection made by the committee of elders” (Lowry 15). In our country, we are allowed to pick our jobs, but a committee or employer is their to decide whether we get the job or not. A terrible difference from societies is that Jonas’ society is not allowed to have breaks. “After the Ceremony of twelve, you’ll be with your assignment group with those in training. No more volunteer hours.
Finally, Wayne has only had two overtime goals in his whole career (NHL.com). The reason is because he is not selfish and he passed the puck but he also had eight hundred and forty nine goals in his regular seasons. There are many more reasons why Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player than the worst player. Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player because he did so much as a kid, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped succeed. Consider working hard and putting effort into something and become successful.
Students should not have to tryout for school sports. Some tryouts are not far by any means, in which the coaches pick from not the skill but by the way they know the student. Also it brings down students self esteem. Research shows that 70% of kids drop out of sports for many reasons and not making the team is one. When a
“Of course, most parents don’t really get any obvious signs from their kids about their interest in the sport before they get initiated into it, but I suggest that if your child is active, agile with his/her movements and wants to be on the go most of the time, you can well take him/her to a coaching centre. Let him fiddle with the tennis racquets and ball for a few days or weeks and then let the coach decide if he is meant to carry on with the training,” he states. Size does not matter Parents don’t really need to worry about the size of their child vis-a-vis the size of the tennis equipment that they use. “Mini racquets, softer balls and smaller court sizes have been designed for junior level programmes. In fact, almost all coaching centres have the provisions for these little aspirants who are enthusiastic and raring to go,” says Arjun.
Being a NCAA Division II athlete during my time at American International College was blessing in disguise for me. Many people do not look at Division II college athletes in the same light as Division I athletes. Interestingly enough, unlike Division III college athletes, DII are held to the same standards and rules as Division I. We have to maintain a certain GPA, we cannot work more than 10 hours a week, we are drug tested on a monthly basis, and we endure two-a-days on a daily basis. Going into college, athletics were always first priority to me; but after being a regular starter on my soccer team entering my junior year, my priorities were completely reversed.
At points I would put what I needed to do in order to succeed in hockey ahead of school because until I was a sophomore in high school I was foolish enough to believe I had a shot of going big in hockey. All of this leads to my main point that I wasn’t born with an athlete identity however, I created one by pursuing a sport I am passionate about and would do anything I can to help myself succeed in it. A scholarly journal essay written by Shaun Boren called The Recreational Sports Journal talks about different athletes and how they had dreams of going big and the youth life certain athletes lived from 6am practices to missing school due to travel for a sport. While reading this journal I couldn’t help but think of myself as I lived a very similar lifestyle. A direct quote being “The horrendous wakeups the fun in the hotel hallways and being yelled at by hotel staff for being to loud all helped shaped the athlete I am today.” I vividly remember getting up at 4:30 on a Saturday morning for a 6am practice, the frequent travel and
When I was fourteen I moved one 1,932 Km away from my family, friends, and home to play for a prestigious hockey academy. With being at that academy and around that competitive nature I learnt perseverance, sportsmanship, as well as how to stay humble. Samuel Johnson once said “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”. With being the youngest on the team, I was passed over multiple times for ice time, sitting out of important games due to the fact that I was the youngest and the newest member to the team. When you get constantly looked over time after time, it takes a toll on