Erika Vanderveer discusses the news and events around the NHL and world of hockey

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Erika Vanderveer's Blog: The art of breaking in

Erika Vanderveer's Blog: The art of breaking in

by Erika Vanderveer - October 23, 2010 9:45 AM EDT

The THN staffer and CWHL goalie writes about adjusting to a new team and getting used to new equipment.
Team rivalries exist in every platform of sports, including the world of hockey. There is the great Alberta rivalry between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers or the Ontario enmity between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators.


Erika Vanderveer's Blog: A new look for the Canadian Women's League

Erika Vanderveer's Blog: A new look for the Canadian Women's League

by Erika Vanderveer - August 7, 2010 8:14 AM EDT

The CWHL goaltender and THN staffer explains the draft process behind the revamping of the league and what it means to the players.
There are many “firsts” in life: Your first step, your first word, your first day of school, your first time on the ice, your first tryout, your first win, your first shutout…the list goes on.


Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Struggling goalies need to get back to basics

Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Struggling goalies need to get back to basics

by Erika Vanderveer - October 27, 2009 3:00 PM EDT

The Canadian Women's League goalie explains why working on fundamentals is often the best way to break a losing streak.
Having to watch the opposing team celebrate in front of your net is hard to bear, but having to watch this over and over in one game – now that’s just straight-up gut-wrenching.


Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Clarkson Cup gives female players something to aspire to

Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Clarkson Cup gives female players something to aspire to

by Erika Vanderveer - March 28, 2009 1:06 PM EDT

The Canadian Women's League goalie talks about the importance of the league's new trophy and it's inaugural presentation.
After a long, exhausting season when there is nothing left in the tank, hoisting the 35-pound Cup should feel like you’re lifting a truck, but in the moment, it weighs no more than a feather.


Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Keeping the dream alive

Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Keeping the dream alive

by Erika Vanderveer - January 20, 2009 1:44 PM EST

The former Ohio State goalie and current THN staffer writes about those who helped her career and the plight of the CWHL.
Then and now. I can still recall those early morning practices, getting fully dressed at home and being driven to the rink by a half-awake father, who was always sure to stop at Timmy’s along the way.


Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Facing Olympians in a shootout

Erika Vanderveer's Blog: Facing Olympians in a shootout

by Erika Vanderveer - December 12, 2008 12:30 PM EST

The Canadian Women's League goalie talks about what it's like going one-on-one against the best in the world.
Erika Vanderveer is a goaltender with the Burlington Barracudas of the Canadian Women’s League, a six-team circuit featuring many the game’s top female players.


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