Among his many strengths as a head coach, Mike Sullivan’s unwavering confidence in himself is perhaps his greatest attribute. When he speaks, his team listens to every authoritative word, Sullivan’s assertive yet philosophical personality perfect for these Penguins.
In December 1990, sitting on a bench inside the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 22-year-old Admirals center Peter DeBoer had no idea he’d ever be a hockey coach.
The first thing new players usually noticed when they hopped onto the ice for practice was the coach’s hands.
In the early 1980s, Ken Hitchcock was the coach of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League and an 18-year-old forward came to camp as a free agent.
The first time Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was cut from a hockey team came when he was 15, when he tried out for the Midget A squad composed of 16-year-olds.
Summerside Western Capitals’ (MHL) Billy McGuigan named recipient of the Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial Award as CJHL Coach of the Year, presented by the NHL Coaches’ Association, for 2019-20
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the NHL Coaches’ Association, announced Wednesday that Billy McGuigan of the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) has been named the 2019-20 recipient of the Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial Award, emblematic of CJHL Coach of the Year.
Two years ago, as the Red Wings were going through training camp in Traverse City, Jeff Blashill had a pair of visitors from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in attendance.
Ken Hitchcock remembers eagerly attending coaching symposiums in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Doug Waterhouse said the photo has been in his brown leather briefcase for at least 10 years.
The expression on Dave Tippett’s face seldom differs whether his team leads or trails by five goals.
“I was wondering when you were going to call.”
Paul Maurice heard those words on numerous occasions over the years after dialling the number belonging to Tom Webster, who died of brain cancer earlier this month at the age of 71.
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