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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Should you tweak your stride? – Slow motion forward stride analysis

February 17, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Seeing something in slow motion is a great way to grasp concepts. I love just watching techniques in slow motion so I can notice minor details. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of good slow motion footage available, so when I had the chance to record my own I jumped on it. In this video I […]

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Hockey Mom Earns Frequent Flyer Miles

February 15, 2016 Coaches No Comments
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Eric Miller (old hockey dude)

By Eric Miller

(Note: Names below were changed.)

We boarded the jet two hours late, me and 350 others.  No explanation was given other than lousy weather in Europe.  My original seat selection was along the back row aisle near the lavatory.  I’m one who plans ahead— the ten hour flight from Oakland to Stockholm would test my prostate, larger than a hockey puck, to the max.  Two minutes in the penalty box is rough enough.  No pre-flight drinks for me. … Continue Reading

Tips for Selecting Hockey Equipment

February 2, 2016 Equipment, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Top Hockey Equipment Tips And Tricks

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Tips for Selecting Hockey Equipment

February 2, 2016 Equipment, Hockey Blogs No Comments
Top Hockey Equipment Tips And Tricks

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How to Beat the Goalie

January 25, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

As a coach and player I see this scenario all too often. A player gets a clean break, one on one with the goalie. They look down at their stick and shoot, or completely freeze up and then get too close to the goalie to do anything and jam the puck right into his pads […]

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How to Install a backyard rink Liner and Fill It

January 12, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

After building your backyard rink it’s time to install the liner. You don’t want to rush this process though as having your liner in too early can cause some problems (debris build up, and tears that cause leaks) When to install your liner and how to fill it When the weather will be consistently below […]

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The Soft Touch Stickhandling Drill

January 8, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Last year I started a series on stickhandling drills. This is the first skill that I recommend any hockey player learns when it comes to stickhandling. It’s a simple movement, but is quite difficult for new players to perform quickly. Learning to do this at a decent speed will teach many things. What we’re learning […]

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Crash Course for fitting Hockey Equipment

December 30, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

If you’re looking to start playing hockey you will need to get proper fitting hockey equipment. This can be a confusing process if you’ve never played before. We recommend going to a good local hockey shop with knowledgeable staff to answer your questions and help you find the right fit, but that isn’t always an […]

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Progression Drills for Hockey Practice

December 13, 2015 Hockey Blogs, Hockey Tips No Comments

By Tyler Hinds, ProSmart Hockey (@THinds3) We are well into our season now, practices have become routine, maybe even monotonous, and the players are looking a little complacent. It’s time to spice things up a bit so that we can continue to challenge our players to keep developing their skills. Step 1 Identify a weekly […]

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December is the Season for Puck Drops

December 8, 2015 Coaches No Comments

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By Eric Miller

December is the season for leaf fall, snow fall, and puck drops.

My hockey buddies grin when frosty windshields mask the morning commute, especially the guys from Minnesota and Canada where vegetables come in casseroles and nuts come from cans. … Continue Reading

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