GTAHC 3rd Annual SHINNY CUP GAME Friday March 30th, 2018 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm Ref, timekeeping & music!

GTAHC members, As we closely approach an end to our winter season; we are all looking forward to the SHINNY CUP GAME. The Shinny Cup is the most covenant pickup hockey trophy that is up for grabs for us athletes. Donated in 2016 by Level12 Auto, the cup has undergone several alterations, with broken arena sticks, nuts, bolts, washers, plastic board and the finest fabricated...

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GTA Hockey Club Charity Event “Family Day Monday February 19th, 2018”

GTA Hockey Club Members, family and friends, We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported our annual charity pickup hockey game and family skate on February 19th, 2018 (Family Day). The GTA Hockey Club Charity event raised $800. GTAHC donated $400 to Sick Kids and $400 to Hospice Vaughan. Our plan is to raise even more funds for our next...

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Skates – Wax Laces vs. Non-Wax

Whether you are playing pickup hockey in the Greater Toronto Area or even at the pro level, it’s vital that you have good laces on your skates. So, are wax laces or non-wax laces better? That’s going to come down to personal opinion, but we have listed some of the biggest advantages to both styles below. Advantages of Using Wax Laces The main reason why...

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Helmet – Visor vs. a Metal Cage for Pickup Hockey

Wondering whether you should use a visor or a metal cage for pickup hockey in Toronto or some other area? Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both below. Visor Advantages and Disadvantages The obvious advantage of using a visor in pickup hockey over a metal cage is that you will have better visibility. As long as you keep it clean, it almost...

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Closing the Gap on Defense

Gap control is essential if you want to be a good all-around hockey player. It’s true that defensemen will be using this skill more often than forwards, but everyone should know how to properly close the gap. Closing the gap is important at every level. Even if you are playing pickup hockey in Toronto, you should be trying to get better at gap control. In...

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