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...


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...


Player Responsibility on the Ice and to Your Team


What makes hockey such a great sport is that it everyone has to be good teammates in order to be successful. You simply are not going to find winning hockey teams, no matter how skilled they are, that do not work well together and have good chemistry. It is up to each individual player to add to their team’s chemistry. This is true when playing...


Great Goalies – NHL, RUSSIA, EUROPE


NHL Patrick Roy – There are plenty of hockey fans and hockey pros who think that Roy was easily the best NHL goalie of all-time. At the very least, he’s the best butterfly goalie we’ve ever seen. Roy made 11 All-Star teams in his career, won four Stanley Cups, and he is second on the all-time wins list with 551. Martin Brodeur – Brodeur could...


Mouth Guards Myth or Fact – Should a player use them in pickup hockey?


Everyone knows that mouth guards were created to protect hockey players against injuries, but are they necessary for pickup hockey? That is a question that has been up for debate for decades now, but people are starting to see both the short term and the long term benefits of mouth guards. While you don’t necessarily have to wear a mouth guard while playing pickup hockey...

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