How To Play Defense – Roles and Responsibilities

In previous articles I’ve written about the roles of a winger, and the roles of a centerman. In this article I will be going into detail about the roles and responsibilities of the Defensemen. I’m going to start by making it VERY simple, and then we’ll go into a little more detail based on zones. […]

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What evaluators look for during try-outs

I’ve been asked a lot over the years what I look for in a player during evaluations.  After watching my son during various AA & AAA Ice try-outs, I’ve been thinking more about this topic and wanted to share a bit of what I look for and some ot…

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Every team has one.  Whether its baseball, basketball or badminton, there’s always that one guy who doesn’t quite enmesh locker room society.  Maybe it’s his or her lousy jokes, bad breath, or that they wear turtlenecks year round.  For me it was Marvin Smellmoore’s nose.  The average length of an adult nose is about 5.8 centimeters, two-thirds the diameter of a hockey puck.  Marv’s beak, shy of 8 centimeters, poked outside his helmet’s cage.    Migrant birds eyed Marv’s nose as a potential perch. … Continue Reading

Black Friday Hockey Deals 2016 edition

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Sparx Coupon Code and Review

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Game Day Nutrition Guidelines

October 3, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

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4 Tips to Improve Your Accuracy

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How To Play Defense – Roles and Responsibilities

August 28, 2016 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments

In previous articles I’ve written about the roles of a winger, and the roles of a centerman. In this article I will be going into detail about the roles and responsibilities of the Defensemen. I’m going to start by making it VERY simple, and then we’ll go into a little more detail based on zones. […]

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NHL Stickhandling Drills

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Connor McDavid Skating and Stickhandling Drills

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