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...

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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...

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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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History of the Hockey Stick

Let’s take a look at how the hockey stick has changed over the years… 1800's The hockey stick came to be in the middle decades of the 1800's in Nova Scotia. The stick was made from the horn beam tree, which was known for its very strong wood. Other trees, such as the yellow birch, were used soon afterward. These early hockey sticks looked like...

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Skate Sharpening Angles

When people are first getting into hockey, they are often confused about how they should get their skates sharpened. They might actually assume that everyone has the same blades on their skates at every level. Well, to understand skate sharpening angles, all you have to do is know why players get their skates sharpened a certain way. This way you will know the advantages and...

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