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09-04-2011, 09:46 PM
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Do you have a job in hockey ?

Im really curious as to how many people in here have a job in hockey as I`m trying to work my way up myself. You don`t have to state your name, weather you still have the job or not, but just how you got there really and what your job is and requires.. the team name would be nice but if you cant or dont want to you dont have too...`

anyways I`d like to hear all of your stories....

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no sadly

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Sadly the league and most teams don't hire entry-level employees. I suppose I could get an office job in IT in a few years if I work really hard and play my cards right...

...but I guess that doesn't count as a job in hockey, does it?

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I work in a local hockey store ... Does that count?

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I might be getting a job working Security at hockey games in Ottawa, that count?

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09-07-2011, 12:18 AM
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I play for the Islanders, so no not really.


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09-07-2011, 12:21 AM
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I play for the Islanders, so no not really.


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I think we've just achieved total thread derailment.

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I geuss if you're employed by a hockey team or have been it counts.

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I'm a ref

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I am a coach for my 8 year old brother's team, but its not my job just something I do.

He plays in the same league I played in when I was younger and I was asked if I would be interested in coaching since I played for 10+ years.

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the people I know who worked for the Thrashers were all folks who played college hockey in some form or another. it was almost like an "Ol' Boy network".
(though some were female)

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I am an equipment manager for a college hockey team. Lots of skate sharpening and lots of travel.

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09-08-2011, 04:20 PM
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I am an equipment manager for a college hockey team. Lots of skate sharpening and lots of travel.
What road did you take to get there ?

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Up until an hour ago I was listed as the Ireland ice hockey sales distributor for Harrow. No idea what that was all about.

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What road did you take to get there ?
Worked at a rink and sharpened skates for the local college team while in college, worked in a pro shop post-collegiate and then got asked to help out with the university team in my city. Worked part time with them the first year and went full time the next season. Currently in my 7th season with the team.

If it is a career path you are interested in and you are a student, try to work with your college team as a student manager. The equipment manager world is very small, so if you do a good job you will get a good recommendation after you graduate. A good recommendation can really help you to get your foot in the door at a school.

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I am a student and work at a local ice rink. Giving out skates, cashing the money during public skating sessions and other small works. Also I am telling my boss every day: I want to drive the Zamboni.

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I am a student and work at a local ice rink. Giving out skates, cashing the money during public skating sessions and other small works. Also I am telling my boss every day: I want to drive the Zamboni.
Try drifting it.

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I play for the Islanders, so no not really. .
I'm an Islander die-hard, so I can attest to this statement's accuracy.

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Having a job in hockey would be amazing...i've been trying to get my fiancee to apply for the la kings team dentist position

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i used to manage my university team, but conflicts with school ended up putting an end to that

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I coop in my towns Recreation office and do a lot of administrating for our local minor hockey teams.

I also have a part time job at the arena working the gate, or running the score clock.

Considering going to school for something along the lines of Sports Business, or Recreation something or other. Idk yet.

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Used to work at an ice rink (zamboni and all)

I currently work in the arena in which a team plays but it's not very hockey specific.

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For four years I taught power skating and hockey as my primary job. The job paid very well except the town I worked for did not hire anyone full-time (more then 24 hours a week) becuase they did not want to pay out benefits. So I had to work side jobs as well to make up the other hours.

I finally got a job in my career and I no longer teach hockey or power skating. It was fun while it lasted though!

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I'm a former high school coach who quit because I've got two kids under the age of 2 now. Not a full time gig, of course, but still a "job". I'll pick it back up when the kids are older and I'm sure I'll end up coaching them as well...

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I coop in my towns Recreation office and do a lot of administrating for our local minor hockey teams.

I also have a part time job at the arena working the gate, or running the score clock.

Considering going to school for something along the lines of Sports Business, or Recreation something or other. Idk yet.
I talked to our local CCM rep in August and iirc he said he did some Sport Management/Retail program either in Trent or Brock, I don't remember. At least the program exists though lol

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