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How Puck Hogs Change Hockey Team Dynamics

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Young athletes at every level of competition tend to focus on their own statistics. They want to win, of course, but for children and teens who play hockey, scoring goals -- and a lot of them -- is often a main focus throughout the game.

It's not uncommon for a young boy or girl to develop a "puck hog" mentality, but it's not going to make him or her a better player. There are a number of reasons that puck hogs surface and, for coaches and parents, there are quick solutions to identify puck hogging while trying to eliminate it.

Christie Casciano Burns is a television news anchor in Syracuse, New York.
She has authored two books, The Puck Hog - Volume 1 and 2, geared at a younger audience in hopes that they will see how kids are supposed to play together and how a one person team can hamper the entire game of hockey.

We chat to Christie to get her perspective on how this affects the team, individual players, coaches and parents, LIVE Wednesday, March 12th, @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.