Canada needs to start training and developing players properly. Hockey training is not easy. Fathers and most minor coaches know nothing about getting kids faster and stronger. When I played in Europe, even the young elite teams had great speed and strength coaches. We need to follow this as the US Russians and Europeans are beating us in the Under 18(Canada has finished 4th and 7th the last 2 years and lost convincibly to the Russian’ in the World Juniors. Since ever father played hockey when growing up they think they understand hockey training- let me tell you from first hand experience-THEY DON’T and until our hockey speed and strength training gets better we are going to get beat more and more. Let’s start training properly and take our gameack. Check out www.hockeyspeedandpower.com for professionally designed training programs made by a former NHL and European Elite League Player!!