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5 exercises to improve skating without ice

July 6, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

When you start playing hockey, almost anything you can do that is related to skating can improve your skills on the ice. A big issue for any hockey player is that ice time is either expensive, or hard to get, or both. So how can we improve skating, without actually skating? In this article I’ve […]

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Wayne Gretzky Thanks his Dad Walter – To all the Hockey Dads

June 13, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

With Father’s Day coming I wanted to share this video that some of you may have seen during the Stanley Cup Finals. The video features Wayne Gretzky’s voice and a lot of great father-son video clips. Part of why I love what I do is when I hear about a dad who uses my videos […]

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Hockey Sauce Kit Review

May 26, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

The worst part about the summer is the lack of chances to play hockey, especially for those of us who live in rural areas and the rinks take the ice out for the Spring and Summer. Luckily we have beaches, and parks, and camping, but there aren’t any hockey rinks there! Thanks to the Hockey Sauce […]

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Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel Skating Stride Analyzed

May 14, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Robby Glantz is one of the most respected skating instructors in hockey today. He’s been teaching for over 20 years, has released numerous instructional videos, and works with a number of pro players and teams. He currently has a segment running on the NHL network called Stride for Stride where he breaks down an exciting […]

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Summer Stickhandling Drills with Marsblade

May 11, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Two hockey skills that are easy to practice over the summer are stickhandling and shooting. All you need is a smooth surface and a net, and you’re good to go! The only issue with off-ice stickhandling is the lack of movement. On the ice we’re constantly skating, gliding, turning and moving. The only way to […]

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Summer Inline Skating Drills with Marsblade

May 11, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

As a young hockey players I was always looking for ways to work on my skills in the summer. One summer I bought a pair of roller blades and was excited at the similarities to skating on the ice (until I tried a full speed hockey stop, ouch). Besides not being able to stop, I […]

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Don’t Rim the Puck

A few years ago I was working at a hockey camp with Dennis Maruk (former 50 goal scorer and NHL all-star) and we were ending the camp with a scrimmage. One of the students playing defense rimmed the puck a few times to move it up ice to the wingers. I didn’t think much of […]

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Bobby Ryan VS Beer Leaguers

April 18, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Sometimes it’s fun to pretend. If you grew up playing hockey and ended up in the beer leagues the thought has probably crossed your mind “I wonder how much better those NHL’ers actually are” or “I bet if I practiced a little more I could have made it”. Well, now we finally have a comparison […]

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