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MJ Bonevelle

Adult Rec Hockey Lopsided Score

Lopsided games in adult recreational hockey

My team had been having a very rough season.  Week after week, we were losing most games by a score...

Women’s Recreational Hockey Under the Microscope-Again

In Canada and other hockey-loving countries, many studies have been done to determine what motivates and inspires players, but usually...

Women’s Hockey on TV – “To Be Honest, There’s Just Not Much Interest.”

I don’t often ask to leave work early, but when I do, it’s for something important.  Well, a couple of...

The US Women’s Hockey Team’s Boycott is About All of Us

The US women’s hockey team boycott of the Women’s World Championships really got me thinking and stirred up some unpleasant...

Acts of Good Sportsmanship (That Really Aren’t)

If you play in a truly recreational league, it’s likely that you play in that league because you value good...

Pervasive Myths in Adult Beginner Hockey

I consider myself to be ever so fortunate to play in on three different beginner-level adult recreational teams.  Two of...

Simple Things You Can Do to Help Your Goaltender

Much has been written about how a team must treat its goalie, with the majority of that relating to game...

Twelve-Skater Dilemmas: What Do You Do When Twelve Skaters Show Up On Game Night?

Twelve is my least favorite number.  There are many reasons for this, but one of the main ones is that...

The Top Five Ways to Discourage Beginner Women Rec Hockey Players

As someone relatively new to playing hockey, I can easily remember the challenges I faced when I was first learning...

Corrective Coaching and New Players

Many of us adult recreational players are fortunate enough to play in leagues that encourage new players and beginners.  I...