Teams with a high penalty killing percentage are usually at the top of their league in the standings and are often championship contenders. Successfully killing penalties can be the difference between winning and losing games. In a game a timely penalty kill can swing the momentum in a team’s favor and lead to a win.
Hockey coaches are incredibly generous individuals. They give their time and effort to positively affect the lives of young hockey players and the teams they so diligently work with. They happily attend practices – often at ungodly hours of the morning -- in freezing cold, damp, dingy hockey arenas throughout the world.
Coaches are often looking for small group drills to work on skills, conditioning and goal scoring. Here are 4 drills that are designed for small area scoring. Defensemen are welcome to join in as well! Stress quickness, but proper skating, shooting and tracking rebound techniques!
It’s not realistic for players to expect to perform at their peak every game. Ups and downs are part of life and the game. What separates the good from the great is how they make the best of their bad days.
Goaltenders and team defences today are so good that it is very hard to score goals. Seldom does a goalie get beat by a direct shot, in fact, the statistic prove that the majority of goals are scored off rebounds, tips and second chances.
Your goalie is your last line of defense, your defencemen must get the puck up to your forwards, but it is the forwards that have to score goals and create offense for their teams. In this article, we will look at tips for the forwards when they are playing offense.
The question I’m most often asked as a trainer is: what should my son or daughter do in the offseason? It’s a great question and the answer is probably more obvious than you think. Yet most players and trainers get it wrong.
When we think of forwards in hockey, we think of great passing plays, shots and scoring goals. Seldom do we think of forwards playing defence.
Competitive athletes are always looking for an edge to elevate their game. They train hard, take supplements and spend tons of cash, all in hopes of improving faster than the competition.
“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team” -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In sports, the team that finishes on top is not always determined by the most talent but by the team that plays like a team.
With the speed of today’s game and forwards tracking back (backchecking) so hard on the puck, having a trailer on a 3-on-1 or a 3-on-2 situation doesn’t work anymore.
The latest hockey trend since the “flow” is rolling. Rolling is normally done with foam rollers, but also with balls of different size and hardness. Rolling has its origins in physio and massage therapy and is a self-myofascial release (MSR) technique, meaning you are giving yourself a massage. Because it’s so easy to do, it has made its way to our gyms, our homes and now our rinks.
I’m working with more and more young hockey players, up to the junior level, and our conversations on training always cross over to nutrition, supplements and game day preparation.
Nothing says, “Who’s that goalie?” like the full side splits. It’s definitely a signature move and gets the attention of opposing players, parents and scouts. Flexibility is the obvious key to performing this move—but how do you develop that flexibility without injuring yourself
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