GearGeek – NHL Equipment Database

GearGeek is the world’s first online NHL equipment database.See what every active NHL player is using on the ice right now – sticks, gloves, pants, skates and helmets. You can sort by brands, teams, positions, stat leaders and more.GearGeek is free to …

4 Corners – D vs. O

Drill:1. Place O in each corner with a puck2. D starts in front of net and skates toward one of the O3. When he stops and transitions, the O drives the net and they play 1 on 1 until a score, puck freeze or D clears the puck4. D then picks another O an…

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…

Recent Articles:

Old Geezers are Just Boys with Wrinkles

May 1, 2020 Coaches No Comments

By Eric Miller

I’m getting older.  I guess my friends are getting older too.

“Get on the list,” he texted.

“What list?”

“Geezer hockey, Friday morning, minimum age is 50.”

“It’s been a while since I skated on ice.”

“You’ll be fine.  Other geezers will be there.  They’re cool guys.”

With that my brother threw down the gauntlet.  After years and miles away from ice hockey, Kirk dialed me in to play pick-up with a bunch of old farts. … Continue Reading

New Wheels Help Baby Boomer’s Game

December 14, 2019 Coaches No Comments

by Eric Miller

I always liked speed.”  Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens

They are not Ferrari fast.  But they’re quicker than my old Lego® block wheels.

“Get decent wheels dude,” Tex advised.  A regular season Blazer teammate, Tex joined fellow teammate Roxanne and me to play summer hockey.  Northern California’s heat is unfriendly hockey weather where temperatures regularly pass the century mark.  Our in-line hockey arena, a former warehouse, can reach 105 F.  With wind chill conditions. … Continue Reading

Join my Charity Hockey Team

October 3, 2019 Hockey Blogs No Comments

On November 8th I’ll be playing on a charity hockey team to help raise money for those living with disabilities. An ex NHL player will join us on the team, we will draft our ex pro the night before. The tournament is hosted by Easter Seals at the Vaughan Sports Village and I’m offering up […]

... Continue Reading

The Role of a Winger in Hockey

There are two wingers in hockey, right wing, and left wing. Both wing men, as well as the centermen are referred to as forwards. The forwards are offensively minded and will score the majority of your teams goals. As a winger you will mostly play on your side of the ice, right wing will play […]

... Continue Reading

Beer League Hockey Has No Free Agency

April 15, 2019 Coaches No Comments

Zero, ten, two isn’t a bike lock combination.  It was last season’s hockey record.  My Blazers suffered more takedowns last Fall than MMA wrestlers.  The losses really sucked when we went 1-12 a few years back.  But 0-10-2 really, really, sucks. … Continue Reading

My Mic’d up 4 year old going viral!

February 25, 2019 Hockey Blogs No Comments

When I shot this video, I thought it would be a cute video, hockey players would love it, hockey parents would smile… I didn’t expect this! Within a day of uploading the Twitter video had over 1 million views, my inbox was full and the Youtube video was over 100 000k views. Today we’re at […]

... Continue Reading

Final Buzzer: Even Hockey Coaches Have Hearts

December 2, 2018 Coaches No Comments

By Eric Miller

Readers: This article previously appeared in Hockey Player Magazine and in several newspapers.   I tweaked it last year upon the passing of a good friend and former teammate.  I edit this piece again and added an epilogue in memory of Wayne Marshall, my former coach.  Coach Marshall, thank you for your leadership, encouragement, and love for the game. ###

“I thought this may interest you,” the email said.  In the subject heading was a name, Wayne Marshall, my high school hockey coach.  I expected the worst, to see an obituary.  … Continue Reading

5 Biggest and Most Devoted Hockey Fan Bases in North America

October 2, 2018 General No Comments

This guest post comes from www.honesthockey.com

 

You probably already know that hockey fanatics are pretty die-hard. When the game’s really going, so are the fans, and there’s nothing that’s going to step in between them (except for an opposing team).

… Continue Reading

Doin’ Time in the Penalty Box

May 4, 2018 Coaches No Comments

By Eric Miller

It’s improper to criticize someone 30 years later.”  Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers

If I found Darius Fooberman on Facebook I’d hesitate friending him.

A garish bully during my bantam years, Darius stood nearly six feet without skates.  With gear bag in tow his knuckles dragged as he walked into the arena.  The oaf knocked over chairs and small kids sitting on them.   Mrs. Fooberman, a square jawed bow-legged woman was shaped like a bowling pin and sported a bee-hive hairdo.  She screeched to her boy, “Darius!  You knocked over a kid.  Pick up that brat!”  … Continue Reading

How To Hockey Toronto Summer Hockey Camp 2018 – Mastercard centre

You’ve learned from my videos, now you can learn from me in person at my Toronto hockey camp. I’m offering an adult hockey camp, father / son hockey camp (or any kid/parent combo), and kids camp. During the camp we will be working on Skating fundamentals and edgework Shooting fundamentals, getting a strong and accurate […]

... Continue Reading
26 visitors online now
9 guests, 17 bots, 0 members
Max visitors today: 44 at 09:13 am UTC
This month: 113 at 07-05-2020 05:48 pm UTC
This year: 153 at 06-15-2020 03:20 pm UTC
All time: 162 at 07-03-2012 08:01 pm UTC