• NTC Hockey 2017 Junior Showcase, Day 5

    2017 Junior Showcase Day 5

        NTC Hockey’s Junior Showcase introduces players to a higher level of competition and skill development and is like no other program in the GTA. It focuses on player development and offers key insights from experts involved in all aspects of hockey. The on-ice program ensures hockey skills are sharpened through high-tempo games and

  • NTC Hockey 2017 Junior Showcase, Day 4

    2017 Junior Showcase Day 4

      NTC Hockey’s Junior Showcase introduces players to a higher level of competition and skill development and is like no other program in the GTA. It focuses on player development and offers key insights from experts involved in all aspects of hockey. The on-ice program ensures hockey skills are sharpened through high-tempo games and insightful

  • NTC Hockey 2017 Junior Showcase, Day 3

    2017 Junior Showcase Day 3 (1)

      NTC Hockey’s Junior Showcase introduces players to a higher level of competition and skill development and is like no other program in the GTA. It focuses on player development and offers key insights from experts involved in all aspects of hockey. The on-ice program ensures hockey skills are sharpened through high-tempo games and insightful

  • NTC Hockey 2017 Junior Showcase, Day 2

    2017 Junior Showcase Day 2

    NTC Hockey’s Junior Showcase introduces players to a higher level of competition and skill development and is like no other program in the GTA. It focuses on player development and offers key insights from experts involved in all aspects of hockey. The on-ice program ensures hockey skills are sharpened through high-tempo games and insightful advice

  • NTC Hockey 2017 Junior Showcase, Day 1

    2017 Junior Showcase Day 1 (2)

        NTC Hockey’s Junior Showcase introduces players to a higher level of competition and skill development and is like no other program in the GTA. It focuses on player development and offers key insights from experts involved in all aspects of hockey. The on-ice program ensures hockey skills are sharpened through high-tempo games and

  • 2016 Junior Showcase Day 5

    Day 5

    On the final day of the 2016 National Training Centres Junior Showcase founder Dan Blackburn took a minute to reflect. “It’s growing, the number of athletes out there that need the Showcase,” he said.  “They need the additional exposure, and the opportunity.” In fact over the past 13 years, the number of NTC participants has

  • 2016 Junior Showcase Day 4

    Donald B.

    Participants in the 13th annual National Training Centre’s Junior Showcase saw living proof of the perseverance being preached this week, when former NHLer Donald Brashear walked into Westwood Arena. Appearing as a panelist at the daily Lunch ‘N Learn session, the former Montreal, and Washington enforcer said of the Showcase, “It’s a great idea, I

  • 2016 Junior Showcase Day 3

    Day 3

    “A lot of these kids, sometimes they have fallen between the cracks.” So says Tony Costantini, among the scouts out for Day 3 of the 13th annual National Training Centres Junior Showcase, at Westwood Arena. Representing the Pembroke Lumber Kings Junior A’s he finds the players here are “hungry”, looking to catch the eye of

  • 2016 Junior Showcase Day 2

    NTC junior Showcase pic Day 2

    It’s all about getting the right fit for the player. That was the key message delivered during a lunchtime seminar on Day 2 of the 13th annual National Training Centres Junior Showcase, at Westwood Arena. A panel of five experts provided the 68 players involved with a wealth of information on the many alternatives to

  • 2016 Junior Showcase Day 1

    JS Day 1

    With the slap of their sticks, and Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” ringing out over the speakers, a record 68 players took to the ice at Westwood Arena yesterday morning for the start of 13th annual National Training Centres (NTC) Junior Showcase. On their March Break, these handpicked Midgets and Minor Midgets aren’t slacking on vakay.

  • Underdog; A strength or weakness?

    Monday Motivation March 7, 2016

    MM is in the house!!!  #BOOYAH This week we are kicking it old school! Who had the advantage David or Goliath? Being an underdog doesn’t have to be a disadvantage, in fact it can be your greatest advantage. Watch this weeks Monday Motivation and learn how I have taught my clients how to go from underdog to top dog!  #Booyah     I love hearing from

  • What do Lebron, Stamkos and Donaldson have in common?

    Monday Motivation February 29, 2016 (1)

    It’s time to step into your most powerful day of the week! It’s  Monday Motivation time! Who is on Lebron’s team? What about Steven Stamkos’s; Who’s on his team? Josh Donaldson, have you seen his team? These superstars play for amazing teams, but the teams that propel them to be great are the teammates you never see; the

  • Change freaking you out?

    Monday Motivation February 22, 2016

    Does change excite you, or take your breath away?  Do you resist change, or embrace it? Does change inspire you to tap into inspiration or fear? Watch this weeks Monday Motivation and learn how to turn change into one of your most powerful allies!  #Booyah ​ I love hearing from you! Do you resist change or embrace it?

  • Life is short. What are you going to do with your 86 400?

    Monday Motivation February 15, 2016

    Monday Motivation is here! What are you going to do with your next 24 hours? Life is so short. What are you going to do with the 86 400 seconds that today has brought you? What are you going to do today to make it a powerful one? Watch todays Monday Motivation and get your

  • And you thought second hand smoke was bad?

    Monday Motivation February 8, 2016

    It’s time to meet your most powerful day of the week; Monday Motivation. #Booyah Second hand smoke can kill you and second hand information can kill your dreams. That’s right, as long as you let the news, gossip and outside information interfere in the pursuit of your dreams, second hand information can be as lethal to your dreams as second hand smoke

  • If you think All-Stars only exist in sport, think again!

    Monday Motivation February 1, 2016

    Its double M… that’s right…. Monday Motivation! There are top 10 lists, greatest hits and best of the best….. and today it’s an ALL STAR action packed Monday Motivation. Jump in and see what this weeks video is all about!  #Booyah     I love hearing from you! Thanks for all your comments and shares. Keep them coming and share this week’s Monday Motivation

  • Its time to unlock your greatness!

    Monday Motivation January 25 2016 (1)

    Your most powerful day of the week; Monday Motivation time! 27 years ago, while struggling to make my dreams come true, I learned 3 simple keys that immediately unlocked my greatness;   Acceptance, Participation, Contribution. That’s right, these 3 simple, and I mean S-I-M-P-L-E keys, when used in order gave me the power to dream, plan and execute the life of my dreams… and here’s the kicker; the change was immediate and permanent. Oh ya you heard

  • Why are you being so selfish?

    Monday Motivation January 17 2016 (1)

    Welcome to Monday Motivation! No matter where you are or what you are doing, you have gifts to share with the world!   Despite your current situation and regardless of what is going in for you right now, somebody, somewhere needs your GIFTS! This week… today…. right now, GO share your gifts! Watch today’s Monday Motivation and be reminded of how

  • Would you believe success and failure are both stopping you? Oh ya… it’s true

    mm january 11

    It’s Monday Motivation time! #Booyah When I was a 27 I hit rock bottom; no where to live and no job. I was depressed and lost. Then, in my darkest hour, I learned a lesson that changed my life; sustainable success is achieved through momentum and not by success and failure in the moment. ​ Watch today’s Monday Motivation and learn the lesson that changed my

  • Challenges holding you back?

    mm january 4

    Its time!!!  Monday Motivation is here! Challenges never affect your outcome; what you do in the face of the challenges does.  Reality is, challenges will appear in your life. BIG DEAL! I know you have more to give. I know you have more to bring to the table. Watch this weeks Monday Motivation and learn how to turn your challenges

  • When you dream what do you focus on?

    mm december 28

    Your most powerful day is here!  It’s MONDAY and that can only mean one thing; MONDAY MOTIVATION!! 95% or people don’t dream big enough. Do you know why?  Because they lack self belief!  Yes, that’s right, they lack belief in themselves. Truth is, although making your dreams come true requires commitment, the strength of YOUR self-belief will determine if/when you reach your dreams. Watch this weeks Monday

  • What’s stopping you from being great?

    mm december 21

    It’s TIME! Your most powerful day is here; Monday Motivation! This weeks Episode will shake you to the core!  There is noting more to say!     I love hearing from you! What’s stopping you from being great? Let me know in the comments below and share this week’s Monday Motivation with your friends, family and colleagues. Have

  • Do you worry you won’t do it?

    mm december 14

    Are you ready??? It’s time! Monday Motivation time! I know you want to make your epic goals a reality, and here’s the thing; you’ll never achieve them alone. That’s right, no matter how hard you work, how long you grind or how much effort you put into your dreams, you will always need help from

  • What’s the ROI of your mother? | Monday Motivation

    mm december 7 (3)

    Hey Hey Hey, it’s MM time! Your most powerful day of your week!! When was the last time you measured your success by the value you brought to others?  Do you make your team better because you help lift others up?  How much value do you bring to others? Your answers to these questions will determine your results!

  • What are the 2 greatest moments of your life?

    Monday Motivation Nov. 30

    It’s TIME! Monday Motivation. The 2 greatest moments of your life; 1) Your birth ​2) When you realized why you were born So, why are you here? Seriously, what gifts do you have within you that need to be shared with the world? Watch this weeks Monday Motivation now and learn why celebrating your gifts

  • The POWER and PERILS of living the pack mentality

    mm November 23 (3)

    Welcome to your most powerful day of your week; Monday Motivation!! #Booyah We all want to be included, in fact the pack mentality is a necessary part of life, but what happens when your need to be included interferes with your BIG Dreams? I’m talking about the times when you wait for someones feedback, attention, and/or approval before you get on with your life! For 20

  • The most powerful ‘KNOCK-KNOCK’ game you will ever play…..

    mm November 16

    Let’s play a little game. Me – “Knock Knock.” You – “Who’s there?” Me – “Your.” You -“Your who?” Me – “Your opportunity!!” Before I get to this weeks Monday Motivation, let me tell you about my incredible week.  This past Friday, an opportunity I had been dreaming about for nearly 10 years came knocking. You read it right!!!  After

  • It’s time to CHANGE how you see CHANGE!

    mm November 9

    Here we gooooo!  Monday Motivation Time! ​Thank you thank you thank you for all your comments, shares and responses to the Monday Motivation. I’m blown away at how the Monday Motivation community has grown, AND words can’t describe how happy I am that you are a part of it! This week I am talking CHANGE! Look, truth is, change is happening all the time.  It’s happening around

  • Buckle up, it’s YOUR time to be like MJ!

    mm November 2

    Welcome to your MONDAY MOTIVATION!   The question to ask yourself isn’t; will YOU achieve success? It’s; have YOU started? That’s right. We all have challenges, and truth is, where YOU are now doesn’t have to be where YOU finish…but YOU MUST GET STARTED!    This week, find out how MJ got started, and learn how you can soar in the air

  • How does Steve Jobs overcome struggle?

    mm october 26

    Here is the moment you have been waiting for; Monday Motivation!! Often times we resist struggle, but the reality is… YOUR struggle helps you grow! That’s right, when life brings you struggle, it also brings you GROWTH! Listen to this weeks Monday Motivation and learn how Steve Jobs turned struggle into one of his greatest victories!     I love hearing from you! How do you overcome struggle? Let

  • What’s the Marcus Stroman factor?

    mm october 19

    Are you ready?  It’s Monday Motivation time…. #Booyah What do you do when people GIVE UP on YOU?  That’s right, no matter what you do, there will be people who give up on you! It has happened to me, and it can happen WHEN you least expect it. So, what do you do when they stop believing in you? Here is what

  • Are you a risk taker?

    mm october 12

    It’s your time for YOUR Monday Motivation!!!   If you were standing on the EDGE of a cliff, looking down at YOUR DREAMS, would YOU jump, or would jumping be too risky?  What if, while standing there contemplating your next move, you were told YOU would land safely when you jumped?   The TRUTH is, when you want your DREAMS to come

  • Where is your greatness?

    mm october 5

    It’s your time for YOUR Monday Motivation!!!   Do you want to be great, great or really great? Before you answer, what I’m really asking you is; do you want to be really really really GREAT?   Here is the thing; You are already  really GREAT! That’ right….. I know there may have been people who have told you differently, or times when you questioned your own greatness… but let me tell you,

  • What if your goal was not success?

    september 27

    Are you ready for your MONDAY MOTIVATION? This week I have a treat for you and I’m holding nothing back. The secret to success is; stop making success the goal! #BOOYAH  Yes, you read it right.  The guy who preaches dream, plan, execute is telling you to stop making the success the goal. WATCH and see what I am talking about, and be ready…

  • What if this was as good as it got?

    september 21

    It’s T-I-M-E; MONDAY MOTIVATION is here!!   I know you’re passionate about reaching your dreams, and for nearly 20 years I have been helping people make their dreams come true. Today I’m asking you the same question that I have asked everyone before you; “what would you do if this was as good as it got?” That’s right, what would

  • Judgements, Judgements, Judgements…. can you make them stop?

    september 14

    Monday Motivation time……Your most powerful day of your week! Holy cow…. Judgements from family, friends and co-workers are bad enough, but judging YOURSELF; Now that’s a dream killer! Are you ready to stop taking things personally? Do you want to get rid of your self judgement? Let’s do it together.  Watch your Monday Motivation NOW and make it stop! #BOOYAH I

  • What happens when people stop believing in you?

    september 7

    What dream are you chasing? What do you do when people turn they backs on you? Who knows why people do this, and when you do, you have a choice; Stop because someone said so, or Push on! Watch this week’s Monday Motivation and get inspirited to keep moving towards your dream when you feel

  • Do you choose worry or happy?

    august 31

    MMMMMMonday Motivation is here! #BOOYAH Would you believe that 80% of what you worry about never materializes? Not only is that statistic true, worry is the anchor that holds you down and keeps you from making your greatest dreams happen. If worry is making your life complete and helping you live a legendary life, then

  • Want to see what happens when you live passionately?

    august 24

    MMMMMMonday Motivation is here! #BOOYAH When was the last time you allowed your passions to come out and play?  Seriously, when was the last time you rode the wave of fulfillment that your passions create? Imagine if living passionately made your dreams happen.  Well, guess what? It does!  Watch this week’s Monday Motivation and find out!  I love

  • Want to learn how to be great at everything?

    august 17

    MMMMMMonday Motivation is here!  It’s time to get pumped up! This is the day that sets the tone, the rhythm and the standard for your day and for your legendary life! #BOOYAH What are you great at? That’s right; what are you great at? Look, I know there are many things you do great, and today, I want you to

  • Have you ever settled for less than you deserve?

    august 10

    Ready for your MONDAY MOTIVATION? Are you living a fulfilled life, or do you settle for less? Over the last 20 years, I have learned that 90% of people are either settling now, or have settled for less in one or more areas of their lives, at some point in the last 2 years. Are you

  • What’s more important than getting more?

    August 3

    It’s Monday Motivation time…. I want to acknowledge you for being so awesome!  You see, regardless of where you are, or where you are going, I know first hand how challenging and demanding chasing down your dreams can be. So, in case I haven’t told you lately; you ROCK! Keep working, your dreams are just around the corner! That

  • Are you ready to meet the MOST powerful person on the planet?

    MM July 27

    It’s Monday Motivation time…. As you can imagine, I meet some very interesting and incredibly committed people. As fun and exciting as it is, I want you to meet the most powerful person on the planet. I’ll eliminate the suspense and send you right to the video. I think you’ll be surprised! Watch today’s Monday

  • Can you ACCEPT the truth? No, Really.. Can you?

    MM July 20

    It’s here… MONDAY MOTIVATION! How often do you hear the following statement? “Your greatest life lives beyond your fear.” I have heard it for years, and this week it’s time to say what needs to be said. It’s a lie. That’s right, it’s not true. Although it’s very cliche, and so many people believe it,

  • When is the best time to plant a tree?

    MM july 13

    It’s MONDAY MOTIVATION!!!!   Your most powerful day of the week is here! Last week I heard someone say the best time to plant a tree was ’10 YEARS AGO.’ Although I understood the point, I believe the best time to plant a tree is; ‘RIGHT NOW!!!’  Then I immediately thought about you! Watch today’s Monday Motivation and

  • How much adventure is too much?

    MM july 6

    Psst. Guess what? It’s time that time again….It’s time for your MONDAY MOTIVATION!!!! I love Mondays! This is your most powerful day of the week! Mondays allow you the opportunity to be the engineer, architect and designer of your life; and when you are in the drivers seat of our life, your dreams come to

  • Would you know MAGNIFICENCE if you saw it?

    MM june 29

    It’s that time again! It’s time for your MONDAY MOTIVATION!!!! #Booyah What do you need to do to see your own MAGNIFICENCE? Losing another 10 lbs won’t do it! Getting ‘cooler’ friends won’t do it. Getting the boyfriend or girlfriend won’t do it. Heck getting all the money in the world won’t do it! The

  • How much would you give if your life depended on it?

    MM june 22

    MMMMonday MMMotivation is here! Can you believe that 97% of people don’t dream big enough? If this didn’t shock me enough when I first heard it, my next thought did; this means only 3% of the population are dreaming BIG! WOW!! Only 3% of people are taking the necessary risks to make their BIG dreams

  • Knock Knock. Who’s there? | Monday Motivation

    MM june 15

    It’s that time again for your MONDAY MOTIVATION! Fast Cash Today Bad Credit   What does opportunity mean to you?  Most people spend their days, weeks and months looking for opportunity; meanwhile their greatest opportunities are standing right before their eyes.   That’s right, your greatest opportunity is the moment you are facing right now….   Watch todays Monday Motivation and be prepared when opportunity knocks on your door! #BOOYAH Have

  • Do you have the Will Power? | Monday Motivation

    MM june 8

    Monday Motivation….. Welcome, welcome, welcome to this weeks dose of motivation…..   Since 1998 I have been helping people turn their fears, frustrations and setbacks into powerful success stories, and  the most common question I am asked is; How do I wage war and WIN when my WILL POWER is challenged?   Can you resonate with this question? What do you do when

  • What is your most important step in your journey?

    MM june 1 (1)

    Welcome to your Monday Motivation! Do you dream BIG? Are you keeping your sights set on the prize? Well, stop it! Let me guess, you’re probably saying, “why is the Dream Plan and Execute guy telling me to take my eye off the dream?” Well, watch today’s Monday Motivation to find out what I’m talking

  • What’s more important; the finish line, or your plan?

    MM what's more

    Welcome to your MONDAY MOTIVATION!   When you find yourself at the back of the pack (because it happens to all of us), what do you do?  Do you allow your emotions and thoughts to distract you from the finish line you had once envisioned?   If so, this week’s Monday Motivation will be the remedy you need! Last weekend, while attending the

  • Are you ready to swim? | Monday Motivation

    MM are you

    It’s time for your Monday Motivation! The greater the challenge, the sweeter the victory!  97% of people dream to small. This week, go where the legends go; into the deep waters.  Will there be undercurrents, obstacles and creatures (aka people) trying to stop you?  YES, and I know you will get through whatever life send you.

  • Usain Bolt and you are alike…really, you are!

    MM usain

    It’s time for your Monday Motivation! Did you hit your personal best today? No? That’s great news! Even legends know that it’s impossible to get personal bests day after day. Sure there will be times when you improve, and the majority of time the barometer of your best will be YOU! That’s right! This week

  • Imagine if success and failure got you the same results?

    MM imagine if success

    Your biggest dreams start with you!    In this weeks Monday Motivation learn what SUCCESS and FAILURE have in common. Yes, they have more in common that you may think. Society has taught us, success = good, and failure = bad, and the truth is, success and failure nothing more than results; results you like and results you don’t like.  Rather than allowing your results to have power over you, I’m helping you

  • Guess what you have in common with NIKE and APPLE?

    MM guess what

    What do Mondays mean to you?   Some people dread Mondays, but not me; I love them!  In fact, Mondays can’t get here fast let me tell you, it wasn’t always like this.  There was a time when I couldn’t stand Mondays, in fact I would fight this day with all I had; but then, something changed.  I learned that the start of each week (aka Mondays) was my chance

  • 2015 Showcase

    Monday after the Showcase, My phone and emails have been burning up with coach and scouts requesting E-mails and contact information for so many players from the showcase. This is the greatest response NTC has had following our annual event. That is a huge kudos to all the players. Your talent, commitment and abilities are

  • 2015 SUMMER CONDITIONING PROGRAM – Limited Space

    NTC SUMMER CONDITIONING PROGRAM Train 5 days/week – (Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available) Here are your program options; 5 Day/week program – Elite Conditioning Program May – August – Retail Price $1999.00 3 Day/week program – Challenge Conditioning Program May – August – Retail Price $1499.00 Our program benefits Develop upper and lower body

  • Showcase Testimonial

    Hi Dan & Mike – Thank you so much for inviting me to your NTC showcase tournament last week. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what I got out of the week was so much more than I ever could have hoped for. Not only did I get to play some great games, but

  • 2015 Showcase

    The Monday after the showcase and my phone and emails have been burning up with coach and scouts requesting E-mails and contact information for so many players from the showcase. This is the greatest response NTC has had following our annual event. That is a huge kudos to all the players. Your talent, commitment and

  • Remember to register to this years 2015 US College Expo

    I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for participating in this years Junior Showcase. The scouts, coaches, players, parents, guest speakers and staff made this event a huge success!!! CONGRATS TO TEAM WHITE for winning this years event! As promised, please use the following link to register to this years US College

  • 2014 SHOWCASE DAY 1 RECAP

    Day 1 of the 2014 Junior showcase is in the books. Game one saw, team Blue dominate with 7-1 victory over team red . Team blue got off to an early lead, and never looked back.  Leading the blue men was David Thomson with a hat-rick and an assist.  Luke Nicol produced a goal and

  • 2014 BARDOWN player of the game

    Todays “PLAYER OF THE GAME” Bardown Hockey Apparel prizes went to David Thomson,Peter Dowhaniuk, Luke Nicol, Shawn Madden………. Way to light the lamp Boy’s Todays “PLAYER OF THE GAME” Bardown Hockey Apparel prizes went to David Thomson,Peter Dowhaniuk, Luke Nicol , Shawn Madden………. Way to light the lamp Boy’s Todays  “PLAYER OF THE GAME” Bardown

  • 2014 Some pics of the exciting opening day

  • 2014 Showcase Player Roster

  • 2014 NTChockey Showcase one more sleep

    One more sleep till the boys start lighting the lamp at the 2014 Junior Showcase

  • Showcase Updates

    What an amazing week!  Thanks for the feedback and conversations I have had with parents, players and scouts. Your words have been overwhelming and much appreciated. Game Recap; We couldn’t have asked for a more competitive atmosphere.  After 5 days, 10 games and hours of hockey, both teams shared identical records of 5-5, that not even a

  • 2014 Thanks BarDown Hockey Apparel

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    We are very excited to announce that “BarDown Hockey Apparel” has joined this year’s Junior Showcase. BarDown will hand out player of the game (each game) and MVP for the week awards.   We are very excited to have BarDown on board this year.  Follow us on twitter @ntchockey and receive live updates leading up to

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