The Hockey Think Tank Podcast
Episode 148 - Trent Frederic

Episode 148 - Trent Frederic

March 8, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Boston Bruins forward Trent Frederic! Jeff is Trent's strength coach during the summer and we had a blast catching up with him. In this conversation, we talk:

-The "Cup Check" from Ovi

-Being 1 of 5 first round draft picks from St. Louis in one year

-Boston Bruins culture

-Adapting to different roles as a player

-Much More!

Thank you to our title sponsor GELSTX (gelstx.com), our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, our training sponsor TrainHeroic, and thank you to all of our awesome listeners! 

Episode 147 - Brian Yandle

Episode 147 - Brian Yandle

March 1, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Brian Yandle...awesome hockey guy and the #rinkshrink you've heard on his podcast and Spittin Chiclets.  This was an awesome conversation that will resonate with a lot of parents and coaches talking about the most important aspects of youth hockey development.  We talk:

 

-It's a marathon, not a sprint.

-The importance of playing multiple sports

-Being a parent coach

-SO MUCH MORE

 

This was a really informative conversation on everything youth hockey...we know you'll enjoy! Thanks to Brian for hopping on the podcast...our title sponsor GELSTX, our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, our training sponsor TrainHeroic, and all of our amazing listeners for continuing along this podcast journey with us!

Episode 146 - Jocelyne & Monique Lamoureux

Episode 146 - Jocelyne & Monique Lamoureux

February 22, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring 6x World Champion and 3x Olympic Medalists Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux! They will go down as two of the top Women's Hockey players of all time, but their impact on the game of hockey, especially for women, has been game-changing.

On this podcast, we talked...

-Growing up in a hockey-crazy household.

-How they became top 5 women's college hockey scorers of all-time.

-The potential 2017 World Championship boycott

-The 2018 Gold Medal at the Olympics

-Their passion for changing the game for the next generation of women.

 

Check out their new book - "Dare to Make History: Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equality" Their journey is so inspiring and you'll get a great view into their impact from our podcast and their book.

Thank you to our title sponsor GelStx (gelstx.com), our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, TrainHeroic, and to all of our awesome listeners. We can't wait for you to be inspired from this podcast episode!

Episode 145 - Project Hockey

Episode 145 - Project Hockey

February 15, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on the creators of the App and website PROJECT HOCKEY, Danny Heath and Evan Karambelas.  This was a fun episode where we talk...

-Growing up playing in non-traditional areas

-How to "do the extra work"

-How competition breeds excellence

-Danny and Evan's PROJECT HOCKEY community of players pushing each other to get better.

Check out projecthockey.com for more details!

Thank you to our title sponsor GELSTX (gelstx.com), our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, and our training sponsor TrainHeroic. And thank you to all of our awesome listeners every week!

Episode 144 - Todd Woodcroft

Episode 144 - Todd Woodcroft

February 8, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Head Coach at the University of Vermont, Todd Woodcroft! Todd has worn so many hats during his career coaching and scouting at the highest levels of hockey including stints with the Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, LA Kinds, KHL, Team Sweden, Switzerland, and Belarus!! Quite the resume!

We talk about his journey, some of his influences like Paul Maurice, Mike Babcock, and Jacques Lemaire, and his transition into becoming the Head Coach at UVM.  We talk leadership, mentorship, building teams, and so much more.

Thank you to our sponsors GELSTX (gelstx.com), TrainHeroic, IceHockeySystems.com, and to all of our listeners!

*Opening music: Forget the Whale - Take to the Skies (Instrumental)

Episode 143 - Rich Cohen

Episode 143 - Rich Cohen

February 1, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Rich Cohen...a New York Times best selling author who just came out with his latest book book "Pee-Wee: Confessions of a Hockey Parent". This episode was a lot of fun where we discuss the craziness and hilarity of being a hockey parent through the lens of Rich's book where he chronicled an entire youth hockey season.

This episode was full of laughs, hilarious stories, along with some great insight and perspective on being a hockey parent.  We think you are going to absolutely love this episode!

Thank you to our title sponsor, GELSTX (gelstx.com), our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, our training sponsor TrainHeroic...and thank you to all of our listeners! Have fun with this one!

*Opening music: Forget the Whale - Take to the Skies (Instrumental)

Episode 142 - Chris Lazary

Episode 142 - Chris Lazary

January 25, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank Podcast, we bring on Head Coach of the OHL's Saginaw Spirit Chris Lazary! This conversation was absolute GOLD! We talk:

-Development vs. Winning Games

-Player and relationship centered coaching

-Coaching the top young players in the world

-MUCH MUCH MORE

We LOVED this conversation with Chris, and we think everyone will take a ton out of his experiences working his way up into one of the top coaches in the Ontario Hockey League.

Thank you to our title sponsor, GELSTX...our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, our training sponsor TrainHeroic, and to all of our AMAZING listeners who continue to rock it with us every week!

*Opening music: Forget the Whale - Take to the Skies (Instrumental)

Episode 141 - JB Spisso

Episode 141 - JB Spisso

January 18, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on former Army Ranger and now Team Building and Leadership consultant JB Spisso. JB has worked with many organizations and teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, and Montreal Canadiens, on building culture and leadership. This was an awesome conversation where we dive into:

-Building Leaders

-Defining and building mental toughness

-Parallels of military leadership and training to hockey

-Much more

Thanks to JB and all members of the Armed Forces for everything they do protecting our country and freedoms! We truly would not have these freedoms without the selfless sacrifice of these warriors and their families.

Thank you to our title sponsor, GELSTX...our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, our training sponsor TrainHeroic, and all of our awesome listeners who are along for this podcast ride with us.

*Opening music: Forget the Whale - Take to the Skies (Instrumental)

Episode 140 - Dr. Cassidy Preston

Episode 140 - Dr. Cassidy Preston

January 11, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Sport Psychologist Dr. Cassidy Preston to talk about the mental game as a player and how to get the best out of your team as a coach. This was a really informative conversation where we cover:

-Mental Toughness

-The importance of building resiliency

-How to make "Getting 1% Better" sexy

-Optimal Levels of Energy/Arousal

-The importance of self-awareness and reflection

-MUCH MORE!

Thank you to our title sponsor, GELSTX, our training sponsor TrainHeroic, our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, and to all of our great listeners! This will be an episode that you can take with you on your journey!

*Opening music: Forget the Whale - Take to the Skies (Instrumental)

Episode 139 - Philipp Pinter

Episode 139 - Philipp Pinter

January 4, 2021

On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we bring on Assistant Coach with the Austrian National Team currently at the World Junior Championships...Philipp Pinter. It was great going behind the scenes with an underdog coaching staff during their quest to upset the bigger named countries during the International Championships.  In this conversation, we talk:

-Austrian Development

-The difficulties of the European Model in a smaller country

-World Junior adjustments of play

-Being an underdog playing against the top players in the world

This was a fun conversation we hope you will enjoy! Thanks to our title sponsor GELSTX, our drill sponsor icehockeysystems.com, our training sponsor TrainHeroic, and all of our awesome, loyal listeners!!

*Opening music: Forget the Whale - Take to the Skies (Instrumental)

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