Author Archives: kristapatronick

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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All Star Weekend Recap

This past weekend was the second annual CWHL All Star Game in Toronto! It was a great experience so I wanted to do a quick recap. I did attend the first annual All Star Game last year, but as a … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: 5 Easy Ways to Support Women’s Hockey

They say it takes a village to raise a child; I’m learning that it definitely takes a village to run a professional women’s hockey team. It’s probably come as no surprise to everyone that as I accepted a position as GM … Continue reading

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5 Beautiful Things About Summer Hockey

There is seriously nothing I love more than playing hockey in the summer. Sure, I get to play a lot more in the summer than I do in the winter, because of my busy work schedule. But really – there’s … Continue reading

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