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Jason Cassidy's Blog: Head shot change must come from players

Jason Cassidy's Blog: Head shot change must come from players

by Jason Cassidy - March 9, 2010 11:55 AM EST

The former OHLer and current university player gives a first-hand account of concussions and explains why the onus is on the players to curb concussions.
Well, that’s it for the Tommies. The team had a dismal stretch drive and the season quickly came to an end. It’s a tough pill to swallow; mostly because I couldn’t be a part of it.


Jason Cassidy's Blog: Danton deserves second chance

Jason Cassidy's Blog: Danton deserves second chance

by Jason Cassidy - January 15, 2010 10:19 AM EST

The CIS player, who will face Danton in his league, says the former NHLer has the right to play university hockey.
Talk about headline news for the CIS; in particular the Atlantic University Sport conference. Former NHLer Mike Danton, who served five years in a U.


Jason Cassidy's Blog: The holiday 'break' and welcoming new recruits

Jason Cassidy's Blog: The holiday 'break' and welcoming new recruits

by Jason Cassidy - December 30, 2009 10:05 AM EST

The Canadian university player and former OHLer talks about staying in shape over Christmas and the season so far.
The first half of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport season has come to an end. Well, it’s stopped for a breather, anyway. Starting around Dec.


Jason Cassidy's Blog: Club culture

Jason Cassidy's Blog: Club culture

by Jason Cassidy - November 29, 2009 9:35 AM EST

The Canadian university hockey player explores the importance of culture in an organization and the difference between school and pro teams.
Culture is a word that’s thrown around quite often. It seems, though, there’s no distinct meaning of the word. In hockey, culture is something that goes on behind the scenes.


Jason Cassidy's Blog: Trials and tribulations of a road trip

Jason Cassidy's Blog: Trials and tribulations of a road trip

by Jason Cassidy - October 13, 2009 2:34 PM EDT

The former OHLer and current CIS player writes about going on the road and the things his team does along the way.
The pre-season is a chaotic time. Summer pickup games and gym sessions turn into full-contact practices, team meetings and joyous pre-season muscle strains.


Jason Cassidy's Blog: A productive off-season is a must

Jason Cassidy's Blog: A productive off-season is a must

by Jason Cassidy - August 16, 2009 9:00 PM EDT

The former OHLer and current university player explains the process of choosing a school and why the off-season can be as stressful as playing.
Most major sporting leagues have the luxury of selecting prospects that are ‘the cream of the crop.’ University hockey doesn’t have that.


Jason Cassidy's Blog: Deciding between university and pro

Jason Cassidy's Blog: Deciding between university and pro

by Jason Cassidy - July 10, 2009 9:38 AM EDT

In his first Insider Blog for THN.com, the former OHLer and current CIS player introduces himself and explains the junior scholarship program.
Growing up outside Toronto, life was fairly straightforward. You played hockey in the winter, lacrosse in the summer and dreamed of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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