Why Defensemen Should Focus on Their Wrist Shot

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Whether you like it or not, the game of hockey continues to evolve. From rule changes and switching to advanced stats, it’s important to keep up with the trends and understand how they impact the game. It’s fun to watch this wave of young NHL defensemen break onto the scene and become impact players for their NHL teams. The evolution …

5 Ways to Be a Good Teammate

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I’ve played on lots of teams and with many players, and I can honestly say hockey players are some of the best people you will meet. But every so often, you’ll come across a teammate who doesn’t buy into the team concept. They are more worried about being personally successful than the team’s success. As technology has evolved, it’s easier …

How to Score More Goals

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Now that we are at the beginning of a new season, most players will set personal goals to attain during the season. These goals might consist of scoring 20 goals or reaching 40 points. Setting realistic goals is an excellent way to challenge yourself to remain consistent and have something to work towards. But if your goal is to go …

Hockey Evaluation Tips for Minor Hockey Players

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With hockey evaluations having started or starting within the next week or two, I want to provide some information so players can prepare to enter their evaluations with the proper mindset. Here are four things players should be aware of. 1. Have Fun We often forget that hockey is a game and is meant to be fun. Regardless of the situation, …

European Checklist

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Europe is a great place to play hockey. You play fewer games, the travel is shorter, and the quality of hockey remains high, but packing up your life in a hockey bag and a couple of suitcases can seem like a big leap of faith.  From my experience with proper research and signing with a quality team, it will be …

Preparing to Leave Home for Hockey

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Are you at the stage of your career where moving away from home is inevitable? This can be a difficult transition in your life. You’re leaving behind your family and friends as you pursue your hockey aspirations. This can be just as challenging on parents as well. In one sense, they are proud of you for reaching the next step …

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How to Improve Your Hockey Skills and Fitness At Home

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I’ll start by saying I hope everyone and their families are healthy and keeping busy during this global pandemic. As hockey players, we are in unchartered territory, and the unknown can be tough.  Some questions you might have asked yourself include: When is the start date for my next season? How does the pandemic affect contract negotiations? Is my team …