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Month: January 2020

Who owns your thinking?

I have been a lucky puppy. Over the course of my 1000+ NHL games, I had the good fortune to play with and against many amazing players, Guy Lafleur in Montreal, Bobby Orr in his final NHL season playing for Chicago, Wayne Gretzky winning Cups in Edmonton and Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh, to name a few. I also had the great honour to play against MR. HOCKEY, Gordie Howe (who passed away in 2016), as he played for the Hartford Whalers in his 22nd NHL Season. At the time I was 20 years old and Gordie was still playing in…

Elias Pettersson strives to get better every day, here are your 6..

High level performers are always striving to do more and to get better every day, they always feel there is room for improvement.  In this video Vancouver Canucks budding super star Elias Pettersson discusses his get better mindset and the selflessness of his teammates. How does one get better every day?  The answer requires some work but is relatively simple, here is a 6 step approach: Step 1 – Make a list of the areas you want to improve, it can be a physical skill, mental skill, conditioning, lifestyle, school, etc. Step 2 – Prioritize to a maximum of 3…

Akil Thomas – A perfect roll model for all athletes

By Enio Sacilotto Congratulations to the players, staff and everyone at Hockey Canada for bringing home another gold medal at the 2020 World Jr Championship! One of the greatest roll-models for our young athletes of any sport that I have seen in a long time is Akil Thomas of Team Canada’s world junior team.   He is a second round, 51st overall, NHL draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings and captain the Niagara IceDogs (OHL) (he was traded after the WJ tournament to the Peterborough Petes).  Akil is a great teammate, player and a character person, he is a man…

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