Chris Chelios teaching my "Learn to Play" class
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08-16-2012, 11:52 AM
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My Learn to Play Hockey class was taught by all time IHL scoring leader Jock Callander who got his name on the Stanley Cup while playing with the Penguins.
I don't think many of my classmates knew who we was, but I used to work in TV, and covered the Cleveland Lumberjacks when Jock played for them.
As for what to expect? For us it was a "True" beginners class. Almost nobody could skate backwards, nobody could pivot, and everyone stopped to watch if someone managed to elevate a shot off the surface of the ice. Jock fully understood that, and so was a lot easier on us than the subs he got the few times he couldn't make it. But he went through a lot of fundamentals, positions, responsibilities, etc.
We've had several other coaches since for various things who have pushed us a lot harder at the physical aspects of things, but Jock taught us how to think the game.
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