Playing AAA, Juniors and College Tips

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    Tier 1 Elite Hockey League is the Nation’s premier amateur hockey league featuring 20 organizations stretching from coast to coast.  With significant visibility, top level talent, and elite coaching often coming from the upper levels of professional hockey, the Tier 1 Elite League boasts the ability to move young, talented players to organizations such as  Major Junior, Tier I Jr […]

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    PDI Gets Inside the DU Weight Room with Matt Shaw

      Have you ever wondered what workouts are like as a college athlete? PDI‘s Paul Santrizos goes inside the University of Denver weight room with Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Shaw, to talk training. Watch below to see the DU men’s hockey team run through plyometric exercises to build explosiveness, footwork and agility ladders to […]

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    PDI Interview with Nick Shore

    Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports   As a Colorado native, Nick Shore was raised with hockey in his blood. His older brother, Drew, played three seasons at DU and went in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 2009 NHL draft to the Florida Panthers. Nick maintained the family legacy and played three seasons at DU where […]

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    PDI Interview with Tyler Bozak

      Multi-sport athletes often have trouble choosing the sport they would like to play in college. For Tyler Bozak, hockey was the clear choice. The 6’1″, 195 pound center from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada is a current member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to Toronto, he led the British Columbia Hockey League with 128 points […]

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    PDI Interview with Matt Duchene

    At the end of the 2012 NHL regular season, we sat down with [then] 20 year-old Colorado Avalanche superstar Matt Duchene. A center from Ontario, Canada, Duchene has progressed to a leading center on the team in his first two seasons with the organization. Duchene is an incredible role model to younger athletes everywhere, and […]

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