Here are some blogs, sites, and web pages we like… and thought you might too.
Here are a few featured resources:
Great resource celebrating the diversity of our great sport. We have been regular readers for more than a year. Sometimes our sport gets a bad rap for not being inclusive. The Color of Hockey helps to put that myth to bed, while recognizing the accomplishments of our diversified game.
Coach Rick Traugott (a.k.a. The Hockey Coach 14)
Coach Traugott publishes a weekly newsletter, which we have read for some time now. We think he is best suited for coaches, however, players and parents can certainly gain valuable takeaways from his posts. He has also published both e-books and hard copy, including Torpedo Hockey.
This is a great resource about personal finance, with a rock-n-roll feel. He talks about savings, budgeting, getting out of debt, and growing your net worth. There are plenty of links to others sites too. It is a great resource–very much worth a look. This is one money site that will NOT put you to sleep!
This is a Hockey Site/Blog for players. Ben Levesque talks about many of the intangibles of our great game. They are little things that can make a big difference during a game. Coaches and parents can get a good take-away from his site, as well. We encourage everyone to take his Hockey IQ test. Let us know how you do!
We love this site! While it is geared toward the Women’s game, there is plenty there for everyone. Don’t limit yourselves to thinking there are two types of hockey–men’s and women’s. That is foolish. There is just one type of hockey–HOCKEY–it just happens to be played at the highest level by both men and women.
Here is our list, by category.
This diverse group offers thoughts and insights from around the hockey world, and beyond. Check back often. We will update this page regularly. If you have a favorite, let us know.
Arctic Ice Hockey–Posts regularly about the NHL
Hockey Blog in Canada–Talks about hockey, the NHL and beyond. Also produces The Hockey Show.
The Color of Hockey–Celebrating the diversity of our game.
Women’s Hockey Life–A resource covering nearly every corner of our game.
Hockey Review HQ–Reviews of all things hockey.
Resources for hockey players.
Built for Hockey—Ben provides his insight to the mental side of the game–hockey sense. Or as Ben calls it Hockey IQ. We love his Hockey IQ Quiz. He has recently published an e-book, as well.
How to Hockey—Jeremy and company do a great job with tools, additional resources, and how-to videos.
Lifetime Hockey–This is a site we found recently, and love it! They are geared towards beginning and intermediate adult players. But we think it is a great resource for lots of Hockey Dawgs.
Resources for hockey goaltenders.
Goalie Training Pro—Maria Mountain provides practical training advice, tailored to hockey goalies and skaters. We love that she does it without turning our players into a circus act.
Goalie Coaches–This is a great resource for goalies and coaches. Many coaches feel uncomfortable about coaching their goaltenders. This site can help.
Sports parents, especially hockey parents, could use a laugh or some pointers.
Puck Gal—Sharon Enck provides a unique take on the toughest position in sports–the hockey goalie mom. Check it out.
On the Job Mom—Emily is a middle school English teacher by day, and a hockey mom by night. She offers practical advice for busy hockey families.
Kids in Sports|Character Building|JBM Thinks–Although not hockey-specific. Janis Meredith provides practical advice for positive coaching, and positive sports parenting.
Some resources the coach may find useful.
Hockey Share–One of the first resources we found, and still use regularly. If we go looking for something, we often find it at HockeyShare.
The Coaches Site–a paid site ($100 USD per year). Some content is free.
Coach Rick Traugott–An excellent resource. Coach Traugott also has e-books for sale.
Ice Hockey Systems–Content is both paid and free. Some good stuff here.
Coach Nielsen’s Ice Hockey Drills—Coach Nielsen doesn’t post regularly anymore, but his work is worth checking out.
Money, Savings, etc.
What hockey parent couldn’t use a few more bucks?
Budgets Are Sexy by J. Money—Budgets are sexy just celebrated their 10th anniversary.
The Penny Hoarder–With more than 7-million active hoarders. There is lots of advice for everyone!
Laughs, tips, tricks, and recipes.
Military Life & Spouses
Shirt Sam is retired Air Force, and Zoe Bear is a military (Retired) spouse. They never miss a chance to help fellow military.
Singing Through the Rain—Kathryn talks about a range of topics, including military life & deployment, special needs parenting, Colorado life and more. It’s a pretty diversified subject base and worth checking out.
Airman 2 Mom—Amanda discusses her journey from Airman to Mom. She reflects fondly on her service. It’s a unique point of view, and well-worth checking out.
Military One Source–A clearing house of resources for military members and their families.
For the mechanical-minded among us
Boomer loves tinkering with things. Here are some resources he finds useful.
Tool Guyd–excellent discussion forum on tools.
The Garage Journal–Another discussion group on all things mechanical.
Blogging General & Tech-related Resources
Thinking about a starting your own blog or site? These may help.
I can build a blog–A step-by-step guide, making it easy to set-up.
Shivar Web–It’s our go-to resource for all things tech-related. Excellent insight and tutorials written in plain English!
InMotion Hosting–We switched from one of the biggies to InMotion, and we have never regretted it! Even when the problem was our fault, they always help us fix it FAST. Customer service is truly outstanding.
WordPress.org–This site is built on WordPress.org. And so is about 30% of the web.
WordPress.com–Wordpress for free. Great training ground, before any money is invested.
NameCheap–No, they don’t have a race car driver shouting their virtues from the rooftop. But they pass that savings on to you. NameCheap is another of our service providers with excellent customer service.
If you have some resources you refer to often, please let us know. We’ll check them out and share them here!