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Colorado Rubber

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Youth hockey coaches and team managers: “I chose OneHockey tournaments because…”

January 18th, 2021
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The OneHockey brand has been in existence for several years, and in recent times, the tournament experience that the organization presents keeps improving in leaps and bounds. Recently, we asked several coaches and team managers from across the country why their teams chose OneHockey tournaments. Here are some of the responses we received: “Once we…

OneHockey 10U worldwide event set for Jan. 2022 in Syracuse

December 12th, 2020
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OneHockey, the preeminent hockey tournament company in the world, is gearing up to host what director Sebastien Fortier is calling its signature event – the Syracuse U10 International Invitational. Scheduled for Jan. 25-30, 2022, the event will be held at the Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter in Syracuse, home of the Syracuse Crunch…

OneHockey tournaments going full steam ahead, with safety the No. 1 priority

November 23rd, 2020
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Ask most hockey folks what the top overall tournament program is, and most will answer “OneHockey.” Known as a group that takes tournaments to the next level with a unique setup, and balancing brackets to put competitiveness at the forefront, OneHockey continues to grow not only in California, but across the country with USA Hockey-sanctioned…

Taking Liberties With… Landon Smith

February 14th, 2017
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LANDON SMITH Position: Forward, Quinnipiac University (ECAC Hockey) Hometown: Greenwood Village Last Amateur Team: Salmon Arm Silverbacks (British Columbia Hockey League) Youth Teams: Littleton Hawks, Colorado Thunderbirds READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Colorado Rubber: What is your favorite hockey memory growing up? Landon Smith: When I was really young, my family would go up to Keystone…

Chalk Talk: Passionate parents, coaches need to stay within reason

February 13th, 2017
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I have always been told as an official that you should always have your officiating gear close by or at least in your car – you never know when you show up at the rink that you may be asked to officiate. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE I currently work part time at the local rink,…

Taking Liberties With… Patrick Wiercioch

January 13th, 2017
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PATRICK WIERCIOCH Position: Defenseman, Colorado Avalanche Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Age: 26 Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 202 pounds Last Amateur Team: University of Denver (then WCHA) Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2016 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Colorado Rubber: What is your best hockey memory growing up? Patrick Wiercioch: I’ve told this story…

Chalk Talk: Player development includes following all the recent research

January 12th, 2017
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Hockey has fallen victim to the “quick fix” and “instant results” mentality that seems to be increasingly dominating our culture. The new norm is parents spending countless amounts of money for private lessons and private trainers to accelerate the player development process, while overlooking the actual science behind long- term athletic development. Parental expectations for…

Taking Liberties With… Cole Huggins

December 15th, 2016
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COLE HUGGINS Hometown: Centennial Position: Goaltender, Minnesota State University (WCHA) Youth teams: DU Jr. Pioneers, Littleton Hawks, Colorado Thunderbirds READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Colorado Rubber: What was your favorite hockey memory growing up? Cole Huggins: Probably when I played in the Pee Wee tournament in Quebec. I thought it was the coolest place ever. They…

Chalk Talk: Remember that there are always three teams on the ice

December 14th, 2016
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As most people in the hockey world know, the game of hockey would not occur without the officials. With that stated, “good ice hockey officials” are rare and more than likely will not be officiating your youth game. There are some exceptions, but that is the fact when it comes to youth and junior hockey…

Taking Liberties With… Joe Colborne

November 16th, 2016
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JOE COLBORNE Position: Forward, Colorado Avalanche Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Age: 26 Height/Weight: 6-fot-5, 221 pounds Last amateur team: University of Denver (then WCHA) Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2016 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Colorado Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Joe Colborne: Watching the Flames go to the…


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