There might be some confusion about where people will be able to watch 24/7 so here’s a handy post.
Dates: December 14, 21, 28 and January 4.
Channel: Sportsnet ONTARIO, EAST, WEST, PACIFIC, CITY TV
- Sportsnet: December 15, 22, 29, January 5.
- CITY TV: December 16, 23, 30, January 6.
- Sportsnet ONTARIO, EAST, PACIFIC: 7:30PM; Sportsnet WEST: 10:30PM (Note: These are the times for the first episode. Time may vary for dates depending on live programming for the EAST, PACIFIC and WEST channel. Consult the Sportsnet broadcast schedule for up-to-date information.)
- CITY TV: TBD
NOTE: HBO Canada will NOT be airing 24/7 because they do not own the national broadcasting rights, unlike in previous years.
The season is well underway and so I want to remind you that paying attention to your Nutrition and fueling properly everyday is crucial to high performance. Here are 7 Nutrition Tips I live by; incorporating these into your daily routine will be your Edge this season.1. Keep Hydrated: On and off the ice you are losing a lot of water through sweat while exercising. Make sure you are having a minimum of 8 glasses per day and you need an extra liter a day if you are exercising. Avoid being thirsty; this is the first sign of water loss and dehydration.2. Fiber at Every Meal: Fiber is crucial to help our bodies with healthy digestion. Good sources of fiber are raw veggies and fruits, whole grains, nuts/seeds and milled flax seed.3. Refuel: Make sure to have a good quality recovery protein shake within 30 minutes of exercising or being on the ice. Within 90 minutes, you should be having a refueling meal such as a grilled chicken breast with sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and a leafy green salad.
4. Preparation: You should never be searching for your next meal; planning and preparation will be your key to fueling properly. Pack snacks for the day including: Trail mix, raw veggies and hummus, apple and almond butter, fresh fruit and healthy bars like Dr. Vie or Raw Revolution bars.
5. Lean Protein: Protein is your building block for strong muscles. Be sure to choose lean meats like chicken, turkey (preferably organic) and fish (preferably wild caught and organic) and beef (preferably grass fed) in moderation. You can also get good protein sources from non-animal, plant-based foods like beans, legumes, quinoa/ whole grains, nuts and seeds.
6. Healthy Fats and Oils: Choosing healthy oils and stay away from oils that have been “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated”. Read labels and choose oils like extra virgin olive oil, coconut and flax oil. Select fats like avocados and nuts/seeds.
7. Replace Table Salt with Himalayan Pink Rock Salt: As mentioned earlier with hydration, our bodies lose a lot of water while exercising and we also lose a lot of our sodium. Himalayan Pink Rock Salt is packed with nutrients and minerals we need to help keep proper electrolyte balance.
Never go hungry; food is your fuel for optimal performance!