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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Coach Bennett and Union Win NCAA National Championship

April 12, 2014 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Just want to congratulate Coach Bennett and his Union Dutchmen on their national championship success. Coach Bennett has helped me and my team with defensive zone coverage and skills and we won a championship. Obviously his techniques are pretty solid, helping him guide his team to their first national title. Our site has had input from a few of the coaches who took their teams to the Frozen Four tournament and we want to thank all of them for their willingness to help other coaches, while at the same time guiding their teams to great success. Once again, congratulations to Coach Bennett from my Jr Flyers team and all the coaches who use this site, we appreciate how special your accomplishment was today.

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Contributing D1 Coaches Win Conference Championships

March 23, 2014 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

I just wanted to offer a quick note of congratulations to two head coaches who contribute content to our site for winning their conference championships over the weekend.
First up is Derek Schooley (@DerekSchooley) for Robert Morris University. RMU scored five goals in the third period to take down Canisius 7-4 in the Atlantic Hockey final. Next is Mike Eaves and his Wisconsin Badgers (@BadgerMHockey). Trailing 4-2 to OSU with under seven minutes to play the Badgers scored two goals in 28 seconds to tie the score at four. In OT, the Badgers scored the winning goal at the 7:48 mark to take the Big Ten championship. Great job by both coaches getting their teams to the final game and winning the championship. To both men, thanks for your continued support of our site and congratulations on your teams conference championship.

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Drills from Miami of Ohio Coach Rico Blasi

February 25, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Here are some drills from head coach Rico Blasi that he runs with his D1 Miami of Ohio team. Obviously at this level these drills are done at a very high tempo. Some of the drills we have on the site already in a similar style, but I thought it would be good to group all these drills together anyway. The drills cover  warm-up, passing, read and react, coverage and player battle areas of the game.

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Need a Little Help Recruiting From My Coaching Friends

February 6, 2014 General, Hockey Blogs No Comments

It’s that time of year when I have to start recruiting players for next years team. It’s a time consuming job watching other teams play so I can scout the players on their teams. I thought that I would send out this simple request and see if any of you know players in my area that I should be looking at. I coach in the Philadelphia, PA area for the Jr. Flyers organization. My team is the U16 National, so I am looking for players with birth years of 1998 or 1999 for the upcoming season. If you have a player on your team, or know of a player on another team  that is interested in playing high level AAA hockey for a successful club please let me know. Our team plays in two leagues. The Atlantic Youth League and the Tier I Elite League in the Northeast and Mid-West regions. We get a good amount of exposure to college recruiters as well as NAHL scouts looking to build their pipeline. Each year between five and seven players from our youth and Junior programs get tender offers in the NAHL or go off to play in College hockey programs. The director of our hockey program is a local USHL scout as well. Give it some thought and if you know anyone please send me an email with whatever information you may have or just give them my email address and have them contact me directly.  If you follow me on Twitter please retweet this to your followers so I can get more eyes on it. If I can pull in just one player that I may not be aware of right now that would be excellent. Thanks everyone for considering my request.

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