For Parents

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Ask An Expert is a weekly Instagram feature that gives our audience the opportunity to learn from Hockey Canada experts in national teams, officiating, skill development, coaching and more.

Follow @hockeycanada on Instagram for full series and to submit your questions! 

Ask an Expert Brian St.Louis

Thanks @tatesulli for asking about the best tape to use.

National Junior Team equipment manager @brianstlouis70 tells us what to look for when buying a roll. Listen to his advice in English & French...

Ask an Expert Tessa Bonhomme

Thanks @chason_seth for asking how to achieve your goal of becoming a play-by-play broadcaster.

Immediately we thought of @tessab25, former National Women’s Team player turned @tsn_official broadcaster! Listen for Tessa’s advice, including a helpful tip she received from @tsnduthie.

Ask an Expert Vicki Bendus

Thank you for all your questions around proper off-season training.

This week, Hockey Canada Strength & Conditioning coach @vickibendus offers advice on what to be working on to make sure you’re ready to get back on the ice come fall + she offers examples of exercises to try.... 💪🏽🤜🏼🦿
Strength: Single Leg Squat [3 x 8E]
Conditioning: Hill Sprints [6s sprint, 54s Rest] x 12 
Speed: [30m Sprints, 90s Rest] x 5


Ask an Expert Tyler McGregor

Thanks @kylethetendy_31 for asking “What are some drills to work on hand-eye?”

We thought there’s nobody better to respond than the masters of hand-eye coordination: our #parahockey players! Watch response in English from forward @tylermcgregor8, and in French from goalie Dominic Larocque.

Ask an Expert Gina Kingsbury

Thanks @lternosky04 for asking “Are there tryouts for National Teams?“

Click for a response in English and French from National Women’s Team Director and 2x Olympian, Gina Kingsbury.

Ask an Expert Lyle Mast

Thanks @m.asyraaf_51 for asking "What do coaches want to see from goaltenders?"

Click for responses from two of Hockey Canada’s goaltending consultants, Lyle Mast and Dany Sabourin.

Ask an Expert Paul Carson

Thanks @abrooksjoiner for asking how to effectively coach teenagers in hockey.

Response from Hockey Canada - Vice President of Hockey Development, Paul Carson.

Ask an Expert Teal Gove

Thanks @adro_49 for asking what to study in school to benefit you in hockey.

Response from Hockey Canada - Hockey Development Manager, Teal Gove.

Thanks @bellavella39 for asking what skills to work on as a beginner goaltender.

Submit your questions every Monday for responses every Friday! #makehockeymore 🏒

Ask an Expert Corey McNabb

Thanks to @jaycie_may_12_7 for the first question about what to work on to become a better hockey player.

Submit your questions every Monday for responses every Friday! #makehockeymore 🏒