What It Takes to Play NCAA DI Hockey: The Similarities and Differences Between DI and DIII Players

The difference between playing NCAA Division III and Division I hockey is the difference between pursuing hockey as a passion or a career. Between paying for college, or going on a scholarship. Between having the best resources at your fingertips, and the limited resources of a smaller school. It’s a potentially life altering difference.  Yet, … Continue reading What It Takes to Play NCAA DI Hockey: The Similarities and Differences Between DI and DIII Players

What I Learned From Devan McConnell

In June 2018 on a Saturday morning, I found myself at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s annual Vermont State Clinic at the University of Vermont.  I was especially excited for one of the morning’s speakers, Devan McConnell. I was familiar with him from podcasts and websites like hockeystrengthandconditioning.com.  I was drawn to his wisdom … Continue reading What I Learned From Devan McConnell

How to Conquer Fear: Developing Courage at the Beaches of Barcelona

My first visit to Spain was in July of 2017. I was 18 and fresh out of high school. I was lucky enough to be able to spend one month of the summer living in Barcelona, with my former foreign exchange student and his family. I went to Spain with two main goals in mind. … Continue reading How to Conquer Fear: Developing Courage at the Beaches of Barcelona

Three Steps to Learning Anything: My Language Learning Journey

Learning a Language is a long process. But, it’s just like learning anything else. Going through the process of learning Spanish over the last two years, I’ve discovered a blueprint to learn anything. I grew up in a bilingual family. My dad was born in Latin America. But, when I was little l didn't speak … Continue reading Three Steps to Learning Anything: My Language Learning Journey

Reflections on a Junior Hockey Career Part 2: Patterns of Successful Teams

In part one of this series, I talked about the common patterns I saw among the most successful junior hockey players. But hockey is a team sport. At the highest levels, it’s not about individual accolades, it’s about who’s holding the trophy at the end of the season. At the junior level (20 & under), … Continue reading Reflections on a Junior Hockey Career Part 2: Patterns of Successful Teams