Author Archives: kristapatronick

A GM’s Thanksgiving

I’ve been thinking about the subject of my next blog post for quite some time, and now that we are settling into the holiday season, I thought I’d write about what I’m thankful for, from a GM perspective. 1. Blades … Continue reading

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Hockey Season Eve

As I sit here unable to sleep (have you ever been too tired to sleep? I think that’s what I’m up against..nap will happen later)  I can’t help but reflect on the craziness of the past two months. Meetings, practices, … Continue reading

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A New Season, A Blank Slate

Well, this week has certainly been an eventful one in Blades land, to say the least. I wanted to take some time to write about the draft, our new assistant coach, and of course, the trade.  The Draft The CWHL … Continue reading

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How Does a GM Prepare for the Draft?

I’ve been getting some questions lately about how exactly a GM prepares for the CWHL Draft. I love answering people’s questions about my job, so if you have any, send them my way at kpatronick@cwhl.ca or tweet at me @KristaPatronick. So, … Continue reading

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Summertime Hockey Happenings

Hi everyone! Hope everyone has been enjoying summer so far. I sure have been! For those of us in the business and operations side of hockey, there really is no such thing as an off season. Actually, the off season … Continue reading

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Closing Time: Top 15 Moments of 2015-2016

It is so strange to wake up on a Monday morning knowing your season is over. It has been an incredible year for the Blades, and while the scoresheets may not have shown it, it was full of learning experiences … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Jump: Why I’m Quitting My Day Job

I have decided to leave my day job. My last day will be Feb. 25.  It was not an easy decision to make and it is very bittersweet for me. I’ve been at the Hockey Academy for about four and a half years … Continue reading

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