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…

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May 19, 2020 Hockey Blogs No Comments

use kevin neeld vids that he emailed

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The Best Hockey Songs to Get you Pumped Up

May 19, 2020 Hockey Blogs No Comments

I have compiled a list of my favourite songs to listen to before hockey, some are good old rock, some are heavy metal and a little bit of rap. There are also a few old classics that are a bit lame, but still fun to sing to and get you all fired up.
The widget takes a few seconds to load, all songs can be purchased on Amazon, but for the AC/DC songs I recommend the originals

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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 1 Comment

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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