GHP 030: How To Take Advantage Of Opportunity w/ Brad Thiessen

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Today's guest

Brad Thiessen

In this week’s episode I’m joined by Brad Thiessen from Cleveland Monsters.

We discuss the biggest adjustment which is to be made to dominate juniors and move to the next level. Piece of advice to kids to excel at college level and be ready for the challenges that lie ahead. Mental and physical drills before the game and during practice that sets a rhythm. Secret behind being able to play so many AHL games and maintain consistency.  Overcoming game time anxiety and staying focused on the game. Advice to all those underdogs who feel they are unseen and aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

Show Highlights

  • Hardest part transitioning from minor hockey to BHCL which is junior hockey.
  • Biggest adjustment which is to be made to dominate juniors and move to the next level.
  • Advice to kids to impress coaches and scouts that they are capable for D1 college level.
  • Difficulty in making the shift from college to junior hockey and the biggest adjustment to excel at that level.
  • Piece of advice to kids to excel at college level and be ready for the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Delve into the secret behind achieving goals and bagging numerous awards at the junior level.
  • Mental and physical drills before the game and during practice that sets a rhythm.
  • Best advice to kids to be prepared to accomplish similar goals in D1 hockey.
  • Insights to college goers on the best route to take – go pro early or stay and finish degree.
  • Efforts put in while making the transition to pro hockey and the changes to bring to the game.
  • Caliber and differences to expect between ECHL and AHL.
  • Secret behind being able to play numerous games and maintain the consistency.
  • Dive into the preparations required to dominate at AHL level.
  • Advice to goalies who are looking to win a ring this season.
  • Overcoming game time anxiety and staying focused on the game.
  • Discuss the post goal routine which helps to retain focus and look ahead.
  • Busting the misconception which otherwise helps to have a long career in pro hockey.
  • Secret behind staying fit and healthy.
  • Advice to all those underdogs who feel they are unseen and aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

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