MacDougall Offers Motivation For Local Coaches

MacDougall Offers Motivation For Local Coaches

(FREDERICTON, NB) Calling all coaches.

If you ever wanted to learn tricks of the trade from one of the most successful coaches in CIS hockey history, here’s your chance.

UNB Varsity Reds hockey coach Gardiner MacDougall will deliver a presentation entitled “Grit to Great,” this coming Tuesday evening(June 7), in the Victoria Room, at the Delta Fredericton.

The event starts at 7:00PM, and everyone is welcome. Coaches, players, business operators, parents of players, fans.

Led by MacDougall, the Varsity Reds captured the Atlantic University Sport regular season championship, and their fifth Canadian Interuniversity Sport title in ten years. The CIS championship was UNB’s sixth overall.

“Grit to Great” was the mantra of the Varsity Reds hockey team this past season.

“The Grit concept came out of research by Dr. Angela Duckworth in the educational, military and business world, and we’ve transferred these to the hockey world,” says MacDougall. “During the 2015-16 season, our Grit to Great philosophy proved to be very helpful in us capturing another national championship for UNB Hockey.”

MacDougall will deliver the same presentation at the upcoming Roger Neilson Coaches Clinic, in Windsor, Ontario, June 10-12.

A renowned motivational speaker, MacDougall will be making his third appearance at the Neilson Clinic.

He’ll deliver his presentation at coaching conferences in Camrose, Alberta, and Vancouver, later this summer.

There will be no admission, but Coach MacDougall is hoping those attending will consider a minimum $10 donation to the ‘Chalmers Care for Kids’ campaign, in support of renovations to the Pediatrics Unit at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital.