Friday, October 17, 2014

AAA Bantam Hockey Stacked With Proto S&C Athletes.

Jaxon, Brayden, Rylan, Jarrett, JD, Dalton, Caleb, Alex, Andrew, and Thomas all current or former athletes training with Proto Strength & Conditioning, reached their goal of making a Bantam AAA hockey team.  Thomas and JD were picked up by the Saint John Sea Dogs, while the others went to the KV kings.

Good luck this year, guys!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mount A Mounties Developmental Player of the Year

A big congratulations goes out to Mike Bettle, a rookie with the Mount Allison University football team, who won the Developmental Player of the Year Award.  This comes as little surprise to his former strength and conditioning coach, Proto's own Cory Goodman, who said: "Mike is not what you'd call a 'gifted athlete'.  What sets him apart is his, drive, work ethic and desire to perfect technique.    He worked hard on the field and in the weight room to get Mount A to notice him.  Now that he's there, he surely giving them the same impression –that eagerness and 'coachability'– he gave me."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Provincial Champions!


Congratulations to Ben, Nolan, Byron, Jeff, and Brendan (and coach Goodman, too). NBIAA AA football champions!

Monday, April 1, 2013

More Athlete Success!

UPDATE: Chandler and Sarah were competitive at Nationals and moved up about 10 places over last years results!

UPDATE: Jarrett and Rylan made it through the weekend with six straight wins to capture the Southern Championship trophy and are moving on to Provincials this weekend!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

South Western New Brunswick's Top Athletes

A big congratulations goes out to Proto Strength & Conditioning athlete Chandler, who not only qualified for the short track speed skating national championships, he set yet another personal best this season (at least his third!) and made the provincial funding standard.  Sarah, who's been on the podium for every New Brunswick race this season and a few in Quebec also qualified for the nationals next week in Montreal.

Jarrett, after collecting his 6th shut out of the season (and they still only play him half the time!) was named to the all-star team.  His team mate Rylan, now fully recovered after a broken forearm early in the season, is back to scoring goals and has been invited to join the summer elite team.

In other news, Mike signed his commitment letter to Mount Alison University, and is making big gains by as he's training hard to get on the field for the Mounties this fall.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Philly Cheese Steak


4 slices of fresh cooked roast beef*
1/2 a small onion
small handful of mushrooms
1/2 a bell pepper (green is traditional, but red, orange, and yellow are a sweet variation)
mild cheese (like Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, or Cheddar)  For a kick, try blue cheese instead.

Heat a bit of oil in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat.  Cut up the veggies and add to the pan.  After a couple of minutes, push veggies to the perimeter, and lay beef slices into the pan.  Flip the meat after one minute. One minute later, break up the meat a bit and stir the entire contents.

Toast a large bun, if that’s how you plan on eating this.

Push the beef and veggies together in the centre of the pan.  Add some of your favorite BBQ sauce, and grate (or slice) a bit of cheese on top of that. Turn off the burner.

When the cheese melts, but before it drips through the rest, serve the whole lot on a bun, or wrap.

*Get this from Jeremiah’s Deli in the Saint John City Market, unless you're fortunate enough to have some leftovers.  Alternatively, you could use about 100g of ultra-thin steak but it’ll take a bit longer.  In a pinch, processed cold-cut roast beef could be used but it won’t be anywhere near as good.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chicken Tomato Delight


This recipe was contributed, by CCAA Volleyball star (and Proto Strength & Conditioning Athlete) Jasmine Lavoie.   It's a tasty one!

olive oil
1 shallot
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
bruschetta mix (see below)
1 tomato
parsley

Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.  Finely chop the shallot. Cut up the chicken into cubes.  Add these to the frying pan.

Dice the tomato.  When chicken is almost cooked, add a few spoonfuls of bruschetta mix and the extra tomato.  Sprinkle in the parsley.  Cover and let simmer until chicken is fully cooked.

Equally good on it’s own, with garlic bread, or on pasta.  You can double the recipe add some chicken broth and a handful of cooked rice to the leftovers to make a nice soup for tomorrow.

Bruschetta mix is sold at the deli counter of the large grocery stores.  It’s pretty simple to make on your own though:

Chop up some tomatoes and onion in about a 2-1 or 3-1 ratio. Mash and chop a few garlic cloves.  Put everything into a bowl.  Drizzle some olive oil over the top and more salt than you think is right.  (The salt draws the juice out of the tomatoes and garlic so the flavours can blend.  Drain off the excess salty liquid before you use it.)  Add some pepper and plenty of oregano.  Mix it all up and allow some time for osmosis to do its thing.  If you wish, add some dried chilies and/or parmesan and/or basil.