Entries by Tim Bjornson

Hockey Manitoba Novice Half-Ice Program

Novice Half-Ice Demo Video  Novice Half-Ice Program Summary Beginning in the 2017 – 2018 season, players in the Novice age category (7-8 yrs) will play on a modified ice surface –slightly over half the size of a normal hockey rink – until December 31st each season.  Games after December 31st within each hockey season may […]

Remembering Lorne Badder

Lorne Badder passed away on April 22, 2017, at the age of 61 years with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Flo of 37 years. 2 son’s Randy ( Shawna), Jamie (Courtenay) step grandson Daniel, his Grand daughter Kiyah, the love of his life, and numerous extended family and […]

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Life Member Presentation

Hockey Winnipeg is proud to announce Garth Nolan, Past President of River East Minor Hockey Association as our newest Life Member,   recognizing an outstanding commitment to the sport of hockey in the city of Winnipeg.  Garth (center) is flanked by President, Chris Hall and Life Member, Tom Wilson.

Resolving Conflict within a Youth Sport Team

SIRC Blog Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 09:25 Being part of a team can be one of the most supportive environments to learn and grow as an athlete and as an individual. Teammates aspire to work together in harmony to achieve success, sometimes reaching a higher level than an individual could on their own. However, […]

Single Sport Focus and Injury

EMORY news centre | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 10, 2017 Single sport focus before age 12 poses injury risk in young athletes is a study conducted by Emory Sports Medicine physician Neeru Jayanthi, MD, recommends that young athletes should not specialize in sports before age 12, train more hours per week then their age, […]

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Want to Raise a Sports Star? Don’t Specialize

Many parents of young kids believe that more is better, that they are giving their child an edge by narrowing in on one sport, or even that it is a matter of competitive survival. The reality, however, is very different. Studies consistently document the dangers that include the child’s overall development, dangers in terms of injury to […]