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Date: 19/12/2016 5:48 PM UTC

At Tucker Hockey we are always searching for fun new methods of instructing our minor hockey players. 

We are excited to announce that we have added a new program for 2017…


Spring Hockey 3 on 3



The program will be available to players that played Atom and Peewee during this hockey season.

Stay tuned to our blog over the coming weeks for more details on the program and how to register!

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Date: 17/12/2016 4:56 PM UTC



Who will guide you on this amazing journey?  The Tucker Tour Organizing Team!

Your hosts for the 2017 European Hockey Tour will be Marcela & Rex Tucker.  They are dedicated to ensuring that you have an amazing time while on the tour. 

Both Marcela & Rex are very knowledgeable about the City of Prague, the entire Czech Republic and its many treasures. 

Marcela is a native Czech and has lived in Prague most of her adult life.  She is fluent in  the Czech language and will serve as our interpreter throughout the trip.

Rex has been a frequent traveller to Europe over the past 20 years and has visited and stayed in Prague over 16 different times.

This trip will definitely be from a “locals” perspective; you will not just be another tourist.  They know the ins and out of all this beautiful country has to offer from great tourist attractions to fabulous restaurants and quaint pubs. 

Rex and Marcela will make this a trip of a lifetime!

Don’t delay; reserve your spot on the tour today!!

For more information or to book your spot, call Rex at 403-244-5037

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Date: 6/12/2016 6:39 PM UTC



Here are just a few reminders of why you can’t afford to miss the
2017 European Adult Hockey Tour :

-          Great chance for you to represent Canada against foreign competition in the Czech Republic and Austria.
-          Experience the tour with your spouse, family members and friends too!
-          Amazing opportunity to customize your trip.  There will be plenty of free time to do your own thing.
-          Arrange your own flight/use up those points before they expire!  Meet the group in Prague with the opportunity to extend your trip to other parts of Europe.
-          Be part of an outstanding hockey/travel vacation.
-          Enjoy amazing sightseeing and be more than a tourist, be a traveler with the Tucker Hockey group.
-          Professional tour that is organized by our friendly and dedicated support staff.
-          Makes a unique gift for Christmas!
-          Payment schedule available as well as the option to pay by Visa or MasterCard.

Don’t delay; reserve your spot today, only 16 spots remain!

For more info or to book, please contact Coach Rex at 403-244-5037

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Date: 28/11/2016 4:32 PM UTC



Here are some of the things that are happening in Prague in May:

The average temperature in May in Prague is 18 degrees Celsius, expect sunshine during this time of the year…. which is great for those that wish to do some sight seeing!

The Prague Spring Music Festival takes place inn May, there are music performances throughout the city, something for everyone.

From the middle of May to the end of May, the Prague Festival of Beer is held.  Take advantage of this event to sample beer from both large and small breweries in the Czech Republic.

Prague's Night of Churches is a free event held towards the end of May. Many of Prague's churches are open to the public and organize concerts, tours, and mass.

Prague Fringe is a theater festival that everyone (visitors and locals) absolutely love. It takes place throughout the city. Also the Mezi Ploti, theatre is held at the Bohnice psychiatric facility, it is a local favorite

For you foodies, the Prague Food Festival, which features representation from restaurants throughout the country, is a three-day celebration of Czech food and other cuisines that takes place in the Prague Castle gardens. Beer and wine pairings for food are also an element of this festival.

Other events taking place during May include the international Book World Prague book fair, the Prague International Marathon, the International Tattoo Convention and traditional soccer games.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please call coach Rex at 403-244-5037.

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Date: 21/11/2016 4:41 PM UTC



Tucker Hockey is looking for adult hockey players of intermediate skill level to join us for a 2 week - 2 country (Czech Republic & Austria) tour of Europe with their family and friends.

There will be a 5 game hockey series in the amazing cities of Prague, Nymburk, Plzen and Karlovy, Czech Republic and in Salzburg, Austria.

Players will have the opportunity to meet legendary Czech hockey players, participate in Czech style off ice training and have exposure to elite, Czech-coaching methodology.

Before departing on this once in a lifetime trip, there will be an official selection and prep camp in Calgary.  Once in Europe we will hold on ice practices in Prague.

Each player will receive a personalized game jersey and all attendees will receive identifiable Tucker Hockey European Tour, silk-screened golf shirt.

Don’t let this incredible trip pass you by, reserve your spot today!

Call coach Rex at 403-244-5037

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Date: 14/11/2016 4:37 PM UTC



The Tucker Hockey 2017 European Adult Hockey Tour is our newest venture and we can’t wait to put you on the registration list!

It will prove to be the hockey trip of a lifetime for you, your family and friends!

The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe and is bordered by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and
Austria.  Due to its strategic location, the country offers easy access to other parts of Europe …would be a great opportunity for you to see other parts of Europe either before or after the Tucker Tour.  Most flights are less than an hour to neighboring countries.

This small country in the heart of Europe, has a population just over 10 million and boasts an astounding 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

The Czech Republic is ranked the 6th most peaceful countries in the World…. Canada is ranked 8th.  It is a very safe and secure country.

Prague is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is also English speaking friendly….but keep in mind, we will also have Coach Rex’s wife Marcela along with us who is a native Czech and has lived in Prague most of her adult life.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to be part of our Team!

Call Coach Rex at 403-244-5037 for more information or to reserve your spot today!

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Date: 6/11/2016 4:01 PM UTC



1. Architecture. Romantic chapels and cellars, cathedrals, grand palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings, and unique Cubist architecture make Prague a place like no other in the world. The Rotunda of St. Martin, the Cathedral of Our Lady before Týn, the Wallenstein Palace and the Municipal House will be forever etched into your memory. Frank Gehry’s Dancing Building has become an icon of modern architecture in Prague, as have new buildings in the Karlín neighborhood and the new National Technical Library in Dejvice.

2. Music.  Prague can satisfy all music listeners from classical to rock, pop and every other genre. At the Rudolfinum you can get your fill of classical music, the Municipal House, or one of the churches in Prague. A popular tourist destination is the four-storey club Karlovy Lazně, where each floor is dedicated to a different musical genre.

3. Beer!  It is said that some of the worlds best beer is found in Prague. It is poured at Zlý časy in the Nusle district. Its twenty-four taps pour beers from small and medium-sized breweries both from the Czech Republic and abroad. There are many places in Prague where you can get great beer, from classic pubs the popular beer bars with more than a dozen beers from small and medium-sized breweries on tap. For amazing atmosphere, check out some classic pubs where time stands still, such as U Jelínků, with over a century of tradition. The pub U Pinkasů also has its place on the Prague beer map.  

4. The Vltaa River.  Only a few cities have such a picturesque river as the Vltava. In Prague alone there are over thirty bridges and footbridges.  Every day steamers, rowboats and pedal boats travel through its waters. It's the heart of the city, and is perfectly complemented by the famous Charles Bridge.

5. Cafes.  Prague has celebrated cafes which people frequent to enjoy the classic café tradition. Praguers like having breakfast in the posh Café Savoy or Café Imperial. Gaining popularity are the modern cafés. Café Lounge , Kavárna Pražírna , Karlín's Můj šálek kávy and Monolok Café offer coffee specialties and decadent desserts.  They also serve breakfast, light lunches, and glasses of excellent wine in the evenings. When the weather is nice, you can sit outside and admire the beautiful architecture the city has to offer.

6. Shopping.  You can feed your need for shopping in a number of modern shopping malls (Palladium, Nový Smíchov, Chodov and Arkády Pankrác) or on Pařížská Street, Prague’s most exclusive shopping avenue.  It is home to many of the world’s top luxury brands.

7. Parks and gardens.  The historic gardens and parks are truly some of Prague’s greatest treasures. There are over two hundred - the oldest of them was founded in the Middle Ages and most feature breathtaking views of the city.  A visit to the Palace Gardens below Prague Castle, the Petřín Hill gardens and the  Wallenstein Gardens are a must see for all visitors to Prague.

8. Monuments.  Prague has undergone centuries of cultural, social and economic development, that is reflected in its architecture. Prague is home to a number of interesting technical buildings and other structures. A journey back in time will take you to places such as the Prague underground spaces with its collector system; the New Town Water Tower; the Nusle bridge; the Pacold kiln; Větrník (a former windmill); the Petřín funicular; the Křižík Fountain; and the exhibits at the National Technical Museum.



9. Activities.  Prague has countless activities for people of all ages. Take a steamship from the city center to the Prague Zoo, considered to be one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. Visitors will love to tour Prague Castle and the National Technical Museum at Letná. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy attending a traditional soccer game or a real Czech hockey game.  Take a ride on a historical tram or visit the observation deck of the Žižkov TV tower.

10. Views.  Prague’s views are breathtaking every single day of the year. The Czech capital is nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”, but it actually is has nearly a thousand towers and spires. You can admire the beauty of the city from the observation deck at the tower of Old Town Hall, and discover the charm of the Lesser Town roofs from the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral. You’ll find unforgettable views from the Petřín lookout tower, Letná Park or from the ramparts of Vyšehrad. For those who like to climb, amazing sights can be seen from Vítkov Hill, where you ‘ll see the statue of military leader Jan Žižka. You will also get a unique view of the famous Prague Castle from here, especially in the early evening.

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Date: 24/10/2016 3:27 PM UTC



Prague, pronounced Praha in the Czech language is the capital city of the Czech Republic.  It is a very modern and progressive city.

It is situated in the northwest part of the country on the beautiful Vltava River.  The city is home to about 1.3 million people.  It truly is one of the most beautiful, English-speaking friendly cities in the world!

The city has been a political, cultural and economic center of central Europe for centuries.  Prague suffered considerably less damage during WWII than other major cities in Europe.  This allowed most of the historic architecture to stay in tact and true to form.  Most of the buildings are over 200 years old.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.  It attracts the 5th most visitors out of all the major European cities.

Explore the beautiful center of Prague….historic Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square and the captivating Vltava River.

This is an amazing opportunity to visit a treasured gem with family and friends….

As always, if you would like more information or would like to reserve your spot today, please call Coach Rex at 403-244-5037.

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Date: 11/10/2016 1:18 PM UTC



The Tucker Tour Organizing Team!

Your hosts for the 2017 European Hockey Tour will be Marcela & Rex Tucker.  They are dedicated to ensuring that you have an amazing time while on the tour. 

Both Marcela & Rex are very knowledgeable about the City of Prague, the entire Czech Republic and its many treasures. 

Marcela is a native Czech and has lived in Prague most of her adult life.  She is fluent in  the Czech language and will serve as our interpreter throughout the trip.

Rex has been a frequent traveller to Europe over the past 20 years and has visited and stayed in Prague over 16 different times.

This trip will definitely be from a “locals” perspective; you will not just be another tourist.  They know the ins and out of all this beautiful country has to offer from great tourist attractions to fabulous restaurants and quaint pubs. 

Rex and Marcela will make this a trip of a lifetime!

Don’t delay; reserve your spot on the tour today!!

For more information or to book your spot, call Rex at 403-244-5037

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Date: 2/10/2016 2:32 PM UTC



Why should you experience the European Adult Tour from May 7-20, 2017?


  •  It’s a great chance for you to represent Canada against foreign competition in the Czech Republic and Austria.
  • You can bring your spouse, family members and friends along too!
  •  Fantastic opportunity to customize your trip as there will be plenty of free time to do your own thing.
  •  Flexibility to arrange your own flight – meet the group in Prague with the opportunity to extend your trip to other parts of Europe.
  •  Be part of an outstanding hockey/travel vacation.
  • Experience amazing sightseeing and be more than a tourist, be a traveler with the Tucker Hockey group.
  •  Professional tour that is organized by our friendly and dedicated support staff.
  • Makes a unique gift!
  • Payment schedule available as well as the option to pay my Visa or MasterCard.


Don’t delay; reserve your spot today!!

For more info or to book, please contact Coach Rex at 403-244-5037

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