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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How to make your sticks last longer

As a men’s league hockey player I know the pain of breaking a hockey stick. I’m a frugal guy, so every time I was in a sports store I would look for big discounts on hockey sticks so I could have some backups when needed. My frugality led me to focusing on how to get […]

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Holiday Hockey Camp in Toronto with NHL shooting coach Tim Turk

December 3, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

If you’re looking for a hockey camp in Toronto for December 2015 this give Tim Turk a call. I will be joining Tim on Dec 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at the Powerade centre in Brampton, Ontario. Tim is an NHL shooting coach with over 20 years experience helping hockey players improve their shooting. If you’re […]

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Black Friday Hockey Deals 2015

November 27, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Why get trampled in stores when you can get awesome hockey deals online on Black Friday. I’ve compiled a list of stores with the corresponding coupon codes to help you save big! HockyShot.com – 15% off with HSCYBER15 biggest store wide discount I’ve seen Hockeymonkey – 25% off code BF25 + free shipping on orders […]

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Raven Hockey Stick Review – Sticks for Kids

November 17, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

For the longest time, hockey sticks were made for adults, then cut and given to kids. Eventually the hockey stick companies caught on that kids and adults are not the same and basically made smaller hockey sticks for kids. Unfortunately some important aspects of the stick design were overlooked and although the sticks were smaller, […]

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The Rink Within the Rink – Using the Markings

November 16, 2015 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments

We’re breaking down some fundamental defensive strategies to help you play better hockey. These tips aren’t just for defensemen. Anyone who plays hockey should know how to play defense, because remember, when the other team has the puck, everyone is playing defense. Using the Markings Key Takeaways from the video The dots can be used […]

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Best Gifts for Hockey Players – 2015 Edition

November 10, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

Every year I make a new list with the best gifts for hockey players, this year I have a lot of new ideas for your hockey player! Check out the 2014 and 2013 editions for some more ideas and our best stocking stuffers for hockey players list. Every hockey player wants to play MORE hockey. […]

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“Automatic Learning” in Hockey Drills

November 6, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

This is a guest post from Jason from Training2point0 Hey How to Hockey Readers,   I wanted to share with How To Hockey followers the concept of “Automatic Learning”. Imagine doing a drill that makes it impossible for you to fail. Imagine a drill that doesn’t require any thinking or cues or demonstration. Imagine a […]

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Daniel Sedin Stickhandling Drills – Train like a Canuck

November 3, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

The Vancouver Canucks have recently started a new training section on their YouTube channel. Currently there are two stickhandling videos that I wanted to share with you. These stickhandling drills are pretty easy to do at home, and they are demonstrated by Daniel Sedin! NHL Stickhandling Drills Part 1 In this video the drills focus […]

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How To Clean Hockey Equipment

Cleaning and storing your hockey equipment is a big part of the game. Sure, how you play on the ice is important, but if you don’t clean your equipment or do SOMETHING to keep it from stinking after each skate you WILL stink. In order to keep you fresh on the ice, I’ve put together […]

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How to Pass the Puck – Hockey passing tips

October 24, 2015 Hockey Blogs No Comments

We haven’t talked much about passing here on How To Hockey in the past, so I thought a mini series on passing would be a good topic to cover. In the videos below I cover how to give a pass, and how to get a pass. I pass on some simple tips that will make […]

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