Skate Shovel Scoop: A Hockey Season with a Professional Ice Crew

Behind every professional ice hockey team, whether NHL, AHL, PWHL, or WHL, is an ice crew working to maintain the best ice surface conditions for the players and create a memorable fan experience. Want to know what a day in the life of an ice crew member looks like as they skate with the stars before they were stars? This makes a great Christmas or birthday present to your hockey-loving friends! Whether you are a die-hard hockey fan wondering what goes on at ice level or a hockey mom looking for ways your child can score job experience in a sport they are passionate about, look no further. Ringette and figure skaters, speed skaters and hockey coaches, skate instructors and referees, this could be for you too. If you’re a teenager, young adult, or retiree who skates well and is looking for a fun part-time seasonal job that will put your skills in the ice rink to good use, then apply to your local organization for the ice crew role! In this guide you will learn: When and where to look for auditions/tryouts to get hired How to be the ultimate ice crew team member Understand the complexities and challenges of the role and the aspects your employer may not explain to you Avoid common mistakes for those new to the role Tasks, tricks, and tips on how to excel in each position on the ice Diagrams of the formations ice crew skate (subject to change for each team & league) Training in additional behind-the-scenes roles you might participate in Fun facts about the job and so much more! Apply your knowledge and love for ice hockey to net a new income stream and earn money. Glide through the pages and experience the game of hockey through the behind-the-scenes lens of these unsung heroes as they cheer their team on to win the Stanley Cup or Calder Cup. If you are looking for a fun part-time job on evenings and weekends this winter season that will keep you in good physical shape and give you some extra cash, lace up those skates and pick up your copy today!

Meet Lorena Matzek

Lorena Matzek first developed her love for hockey while watching the Canadian Women’s Olympic Team bring home the gold medal as a kid. She played competitively throughout high school working her way up from defenseman to centerman, before stepping back as a player to pursue higher education. Her passion for hockey never ceased, and now she finds enjoyment in working for the team she cheers for and playing a small part in their success. She enjoys pursuing jobs that transform expenses into income streams, like watching hockey. When she’s not at the rink, you can find her working her day job, volunteering at her church, and traveling to a new destination.

Mindset First: Break Free from the Weight of Results, Play with Confidence, and Perform When It Matters Most

Tired of all the fluffy and cookie-cutter mental game advice? Keep reading to learn a reliable and repeatable way to win the mental game…

The pursuit of excellence is a double edged sword that leaves many hockey players or any high-performer worrying about mistakes, overthinking, and lacking confidence.

Fluffy and cookie-cutter advice like “be positive,” “don’t worry about it,” and “just be confident” only makes things worse. These might be the mental states you are trying to achieve, but they are not the ‘how to’.

Instead, you need to train your mind like the best athletes in the world. They use practical concepts and personalized strategies to optimize their mindset and perform when it matters most.

In this concise and practical book, Dr. Cassidy Preston pulls back the curtain on how he coaches professional athletes and high-performers in all areas of life to challenge the status quo and think differently about success and failure.

You will learn:

  • Why the best athletes in the world prioritize mindset over results
  • The principles & strategies professional athletes use to get in the zone
  • How to stop overthinking, bounce back from mistakes, & play with unshakeable confidence
  • Real-life examples and case studies of how hockey players have trained their mind and achieved Consistent Elite Performance
  • Bonus: Get access to PDF worksheets, the CEP Mindset Assessment, and additional resources

Before Dr. Cassidy Preston founded CEP Mindset—one of the largest Mental Performance Coaching firms in the world, he played 5 years of junior hockey, 5 years of college hockey, and had a cup of coffee at the professional level. During this time he struggled with the mental game. But the good news was this fueled him to find a better way to get dialed in day-in and day-out.

Cassidy went on to spend 12 years at university, read 100s of books on the topic and learned directly from some of the top human performance experts in the world. This book is the accumulation of his personal, academic, & professional experience over the past 20+ years of his life.

The concepts and strategies in this book are what Cassidy and his team of coaches at CEP Mindset have used to help 10,000’s of athletes get out of their own head and start achieving Consistent Elite Performance. When athletes do the work this system delivers repeatable and reliable results.If you are ready to get out of your own head and start achieving Consistent Elite Performance, then click add to cart and get started.

Saturday’s Angels: A 1990s thriller

Finn is a tennis player in the 1990s, battling to qualify for a prestigious tournament and under direct threat from his former crew. His cousin Clayton is pursuing matters of unfinished business following the death of Uncle Derek, and it can only be a matter of time before worlds collide… As well as decoys and twists aplenty, Saturday’s Angels touches upon a multitude of issues which are pertinent to a young audience today, including mental health, substance abuse, sexuality, rivalry and belonging. Saturday’s Angels will entertain, educate and excite a young adult audience (16-24), as well as resonate with an older audience (25-50) who remember the 1990s vividly and would recognise the numerous cultural reference points from the decade (music, technology, fashions, TV programmes, well-known people etc).

Meet R.O. Canebreak

Anyone interested in buying a copy will receive a free 1990s playlist, with a selection of different themes available!

Escape to California: Misadventures in America’s Golden State

He wasn’t trying to break America. But would America break him? Rocked by political turmoil, climate change and a global pandemic, the US was calling out for a hero. Unfortunately, it was travel writer Chris Atkin who turned up. Over the course of nearly two years living in the Golden State, Chris explores the history and incredible landscapes of western America. He learns about the unsolved murder of the co-founder of Stanford University and the pioneer family reduced to cannibalism. He also finds the entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of California, which, for all of Silicon Valley’s success stories, is equally central to the tale of how hippies came to benefit when nearly three tonnes of marijuana fell from the skies above Yosemite. When not living next door to Donkey from Shrek, Chris dodges bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and Covid-deniers, and discovers there’s more than one way to live the American Dream.

Meet Chris Atkin

Since spending five years working in the television studios at Sky News and BT Sport in London, Chris has worked as an author and freelance writer. He has written for numerous publications, including The Times, The Huffington Post and Time Out. When he’s not writing books and articles, Chris works as a copywriter and digital marketer. In his free time, you’ll likely find him discovering somewhere new, or in his garden in Cambridge, tending his vegetable patch while listening out for noise emanating from the crowd at his beloved Cambridge United.

Stick Taps – An Ode to Hockey’s Heartbeats and Heroes

Hey there, hockey fam! Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the ice-cold world of hockey or a seasoned pro, who yells, “Shoot the puck!” in your sleep, we’ve got a treat that’ll make you jump faster than a hat trick. Introducing “For the Love of Puck: Your All-Access Pass to the World of Hockey”! Think of this as your ultimate guide, VIP pass, and cozy warm-up for every game day. Why? Because we’re not just talking stats and history—oh no, friends. We’re talking legendary players, unsung heroes, and even the women who’ve rocked the rink. Have you ever been curious about the odd rules, the quirky fan traditions, or why hockey is beloved from Canada to Kazakhstan? We’ve got you covered! Want a sneak peek at the future legends of the sport? Step right up! So grab this book like a game-winning puck and get ready for a wild, heartwarming ride through everything that makes hockey the ice-melting, jaw-dropping, utterly addictive sport we all love and live for.

Meet John Elcik

John’s first two books serve as heartfelt dedications to his children—guiding a gaming enthusiast son and a hockey-fan daughter through the labyrinths of life. But he doesn’t stop at family; he broadens his literary horizons to touch upon topics as varied as weekend cartooning, gun collecting, and political activism. Whether it’s urging for a Convention of States or a Balanced Budget Amendment, John’s writings echo his unwavering belief in informed citizenship.

Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?

Get ready for the out-of-the-ordinary adventure “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” Follow in the footsteps of Kevin Moore, an ordinary guy with an extraordinary spirit, as he embarks on a hilariously ill-prepared journey to conquer the rugged South Island section of New Zealand’s legendary Te Araroa Trail. With little more than a backpack full of worn-out equipment, a few party favours and a hearty dose of determination, he’s about to redefine what it means to take a walk on the wild side. In a world of meticulously planned treks and seasoned hikers, Kevin’s quest is refreshingly unconventional. Armed with his trusty companion “Richard,” a sense of humour and sheer audacity, he tackles this challenging trail with a “just wing it” attitude. The results? Equal parts comedy and inspiration. From bewildering encounters with native wildlife to side-splitting misadventures with the incredible people he meets along the way, Kevin’s journey is a laugh-out-loud rollercoaster ride through the unbelievably gorgeous landscapes of Aotearoa. But beneath the humour lies a deeper story of human resilience. The impulsive decision to undertake this gruelling 1304-kilometre journey was born from the sudden loss of his mother. The unwavering power of determination, the camaraderie forged with newfound friends, and the unexpected beauty of New Zealand’s untamed wilderness serve as guiding lights, leading Kevin through the long pathway of his grief. “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” is not just a travel memoir; it’s a testament to the enduring human spirit. Through Kevin’s escapades and mishaps, you’ll discover that sometimes, the most memorable journeys are the ones where you have no idea what you’re doing. You’ll be inspired to embrace spontaneity, break free from your comfort zone, and tackle life’s challenges head-on. Whether you’re an avid hiker, an armchair adventurer, or simply looking for a great read that will make you smile, “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?” is the book you’ve been waiting for. It’s a hilarious, heartwarming, and unforgettable tale of one man’s audacious quest to conquer nature, himself, and the unknown. Join Kevin as he blazes through New Zealand’s long-distance trail, one misstep at a time, and discover that sometimes, the best adventures happen when you have no clue what you are doing. Grab your copy today, and get ready to laugh, cheer, and be inspired by “Dude, Where’s My Walking Stick?”

Meet Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore, an acclaimed author, has accomplished the remarkable feat of catapulting his debut novel to the coveted #1 bestseller position. His unique writing style has garnered resounding praise from enthusiasts of adventure travel. Hailing from the tightly-knit farming community of Chatham, Ontario, Kevin Moore has always been an individual who dances to the rhythm of his own drumbeat. Fearlessly authentic, he consistently embraces the road less travelled, seizing every opportunity for adventure that life offers. Beyond his insatiable wanderlust, Kevin’s interests span a wide spectrum, including a passion for extreme sports, a profound love for music in all its forms, culinary exploration in both cooking and eating and, most importantly, sharing contagious laughter with those around him. Kevin embarked on his first extraordinary journey in 2009, spurred by an unexpected and life-altering event. This pivotal moment led him to the picturesque west coast of Canada, where he dedicated himself to diligently working for the 2010 Olympics in Whistler. This incredible opportunity introduced him to a diverse array of people from around the globe, further igniting his already fervent passion for exploration and discovery. Since then, Kevin’s wanderlust has taken him to captivating destinations, including Nepal, India, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, the United States, and extensive explorations throughout Canada. You can often find Kevin residing in the wilds of the Yukon Territory or traversing the country in a van, seeking new adventures with each passing day. “One World! One Family! One Love!”

The Natural Harvest

Are you feeling distressed and overwhelmed by the struggles of everyday life? As society advances and modern civilisations develop less people are caring for their mental and physical health, every day the stress and toil of life leaves you exhausted and annoyed… Many people never learn about the benefits of foraging for your mind, body, or soul. They don’t know that it not only boosts physical health by being outside and eating healthy but also is known to improve mental health. And it can be done anywhere! So, what are you waiting for? Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned expert; scroll up, buy this book, and get foraging! The Natural Harvest Includes: – Pictures and diagrams – Recipe section – A brief history of foraging. – Info on over 30 plants – Season-Based sections for summer autumn and winter – Guides on poisonous and medicinal plants (not just edible ones) This is an 89-page soft cover, all-inclusive book that will not only introduce you to foraging but turn your newfound skills at locating edible plants into expertise. So, what are you waiting for? Buy this book now to better yourself and your skills!

Meet Zak Brown

Hi, my name is Zak Brown, and I am extremely passionate about foraging for edible plants. Growing up in London it was hard to find any things or activities to do outside, despite this my interest in foraging grew and after spending a decent amount of time in the countryside, taking multiple foraging courses and spending years honing my skills I released my knowledge in my first book ‘The Natural Harvest’, hope you enjoy!


In the year 1949, Monsur gets sold as a slave at the age of 12. He finds another slave named Iqra, 13 years old, while serving his master. Within weeks Monsur comes to know his master, Mr. Derinsky raped Iqra daily along with verbal abuse. One day, while Iqra was being choked to death while raping, Monsur shot his master twice to go to prison. His masters were powerful controller of the town while Mrs. Derinsky convicted him with three years in prison. Mrs. Derinsky ran the best motor engine company called Derin Motors at that time and had political influence from the party Polars. Monsur, arriving in prison, meets the president of the opposing party Oppenheim, Mr. Kingsley, who turns Monsur into a beast. Kingsley promises Monsur that when he gets out he would take Monsur as his party’s member. Monsur starts to pursuit the dream of creating his own engine company after getting out and take down Derin Motors. But the real question is will he ever get out? Will he ever get his revenge?

Meet Saimum Islam Jeem

Saimum Islam Jeem, born in 2003 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a university student at Military Institute of Science and Technology. At the age of 18, he had decided to write a novel after publishing stories and poems with Bangladesh’s reputed magazines and newspapers. He has self-published two novels since. He has a gaming YouTube channel with over 33000+ subscribers. He is an advanced Photoshop Designer who made both the cover of the novel himself. He is living with his full family in Dhaka, Bangladesh

China’s Great Wall End to End

“China’s Great Wall End to End” is the true story of a mid-1980s solo journey, hiking across China on top of the Great Wall. A battle of triumphs and jubilation over misery and misfortune, this photo journal documents this “Seventh Wonder of the World” like never before. Closed since 1949, China had just opened its borders to tourism, but the majority of the country was still basically off-limits, and this 4000-mile journey was largely out of bounds. Hiding from China’s “men in green” was key to survival, but that didn’t prevent getting detained over and over, and penalized again and again. The story of this extreme eleven-month challenge also features 150 original images of the Great Wall as it crosses the heartland of China before vanishing in the Gobi Desert. Confucius once said, “Determination make a wise man do foolish things.”

Meet Millard Farmer

Entering Viet Nam, a trained 19-year-old combat medic, my teenage years ended wearing an Army uniform. Two years later though, 1968’s “Summer of Free Love” had begun, and my military obligation was over. Favoring the life of a hitchhiker, 90-day visas kept me moving across several continents before establishing roots in Costa Rica in the mid-1970s. Learning the importance of never being late, I discovered the graphic arts and the publishing world until the mid-1980s and the invention of the mountain bike. A 10-year, 150,000-mile bike journey followed, photo-documenting nearly 40 countries. When the money ran out, I returned to Costa Rica before the end of the millennium. That was 25 years ago and now at the age of 76, hitchhiking aimlessly has become one of my favorite dreams.