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FIRESTARTER PODCAST - E11, S2 - COACHING

In this episode, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker discuss the buzz around the Battle of Alberta, and welcome a special guest to the program, as Geoff Ward's longtime friend and mentor stops by to break down the first-of-its-kind 'master class' in high-performance coaching

by CalgaryFlames.com Staff @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

 

 

In this episode, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker discuss the buzz around the Battle of Alberta and what lies ahead for the Flames in Saturday's highly anticipated rematch. A special guest then joins the program, as Geoff Ward's longtime friend and mentor - Don McKee - stops by to chat about his protege's rise through the coaching ranks. McKee, who was the architect of Hockey Canada's high-performance coaching certification program, breaks down the educational tactics employed by the sport's great communicators, and why Ward had the ambition, and was a gifted enough leader to become the first-ever 'Level 4' coach in our country. The boys also catch up with Ward himself to talk about McKee's influence and to detail his long and winding, but highly rewarding journey from Waterloo to Calgary.

 

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