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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The Anatomy of a Pro Stock Stick

March 7, 2016 Equipment No Comments

Pro Stock sent us over this infographic that we thought was worth sharing. Check it out!

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5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

March 2, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Speed is important in hockey, but too often players see speed as only going straight down the ice. In hockey you have to be fast in many areas. We need speed in acceleration, crossovers, lateral speed, stopping, turning and transitions. As you can see, there are many areas of your game that you can work […]

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Can you Bud Holloway?

February 24, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

A few days ago Bud Holloway performed one of the most amazing saves that you may ever see. The only thing is… he’s not a goalie. Holloway is a forward for the Binghampton Senators of the AHL. What’s so amazing about his save? It was a completely, out-of-nowhere mid air, fully stretched STICK save. Yes, […]

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How to Hit the Net

February 18, 2016 Hockey Blogs No Comments

I’ve done a lot of videos and articles on improving your shot, but once you get a decent shot the next problem is HITTING THE NET. I typed that in caps because you have to read that part in a coaches voice “HIT THE NET”. While I’ve done a video on accuracy before, this one […]

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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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