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Breaking the Ice with Brianne Jenner

by Omni Hockey

October 25, 2023

Omni Hockey sat down with Brianne Jenner, Olympic MVP, and recently signed with the PWHL’s Ottawa franchise.

Making Failure Your Friend

by Pavel Barber

September 7, 2023

Failure sucks. We’ve all felt it, and we all want to avoid it. Yet we also know that failure makes us better. We know that failure is not only necessary, but it is also inevitable to master one’s craft.

Navigating Life After the Final Whistle

by Omni Hockey

February 15, 2024

Maegan Beres shares her personal experience about the difficult decision to leave behind the sport she deeply loved to embark on a corporate career, and how she navigated this significant life transition.

The Heart of Hockey

by Tyler Smith

January 31, 2024

I’m not here to write about myself. I am here to write about how individuals long for a community that they feel apart of and how the hockey community has the power to allow individuals to have a sense of belonging and recognition. Around 40% of kids now a days unfortunately don’t feel like they belong and that is alarming to read.

Defying Limits on the Ice

by Lauren Dabrowski

January 23, 2024

Despite facing challenges due to my physical disability – Congenital Short Femur – diagnosed at the age of 3, I’ve embraced the highs and navigated the hurdles, making enduring friendships and creating lasting memories along the way.

It’s Time to Talk Mental Health

by Tanner Mortenson

January 4, 2024

The hockey community needs more serious discussions around mental health. Having people come in with lived experiences to talk to about what they’ve gone through to show these athletes they’re not alone. There have been some positive developments but more needs to be done to support athletes that may be struggling with their mental health.

My Journey from Player to Sports Nutritionist

by Melissa Boufounos

December 20, 2023

With a prioritization of performance over aesthetics, my programs and coaching are designed to help teen and adolescent hockey players become the healthiest and strongest versions of themselves in the most sustainable way possible. A solid nutrition foundation goes beyond what to eat before, during, and after training sessions, practices, and games.

The Inside Scoop: PWHL Training Camp with Lexie

by Lexie Adzija

November 30, 2023

My name is Lexie Adzija and I’m one of the youngest forwards on the new PWHL Ottawa team. I’ve recently signed my first professional hockey contract and words can’t even begin to describe how grateful and excited I am.

The Future of Sport Broadcasting

by Darren Dreger

November 28, 2023

Social Media turned the industry upside down. The immediacy of a tweet swiftly trumped what was traditionally reported in a paper, on-line, or on-air.

We Can Do Hard Things

by Kim McCullough

November 21, 2023

I was back on the bench coaching 2 days after giving birth to my 3rd child. No one was making me get back to it that quickly, but no one was going to keep me off that bench either.

Embrace The Journey

by Anthony Brodeur

November 1, 2023

Growing up, the rink was my second home. I was extremely fortunate to have a love of hockey ingrained in me from day one, thanks to my father’s 21-year NHL journey.