GHP 026: Going The Canadian College Route w/ Neil Conway from Easy Crease

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Today's guest

Neil Conway

In this week’s episode I’m joined by Neil Conway from Easy Crease

We chat about the difference between playing for U17 and U18 and the US national program. Best course of action to get more exposure to the junior teams and get under their radar. We dive deep into difference between OHL and USHL and the better choice between the two. We reveal the biggest difference between goaltenders who are able to win championships and the guy who falls short of the goal. We discuss the hardest part of transitioning from college to pro hockey. We focus on approach to playoffs and final games and overcoming anxiety when the stakes are high.

Show Highlights

  • Difference between playing for U17 and U18 and the US national program.
  • Experience of competing at the international level as an amateur athlete.
  • Secret behind staying focused and not get distracted by the stakes of being part of the national development program.
  • Best course of action to get more exposure to the junior teams and get under their radar.
  • Discussion on the hardest part about transitioning from minor hockey to major junior.
  • Discussion on Expectation and the reality.
  • Biggest pitfall for rookies and the way to overcome or avoid it.
  • Lessons to younger self.
  • Secret behind the success of sticking around at OHL.
  • Difference between OHL and USHL and the better choice between the two.
  • Transition from Junior Hockey to college hockey in Canada.
  • Discussion on the success in the playoffs and ability to step up.
  • Techniques and methods used to overcome anxiety and stress.
  • Biggest difference between goaltenders who are able to win championships and the guy who falls short of the goal.
  • Secret behind winning accolades throughout the course of the season and playoffs.
  • Advice to kids who aim to accomplish feats in hockey.
  • Hardest part of transitioning from college to pro hockey.
  • Advice to younger self to create more success early on.
  • Reason behind making the transition to Europe.
  • Approach to playoffs and final games and overcoming anxiety when the stakes are high.
  • Advice to kids who want to start their pro journey.
  • Core beliefs and approaches as a well known coach of the region.
  • Idea behind the company EasyCrease, mission of the company and the people benefitting from it.

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