Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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the ringer

The Ringer: Do They Help or Hurt Your Team?

The pros and cons of bringing a ringer onto your team   By Warren Tabachnick   It’s no secret that every hockey team is always looking to improve....
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No Goaltender? Try Book a Goalie!

Finally a solution to the No-Goalie, No-Game dilemma   As any hockey player knows, without a goaltender present for each team there is no game. Plain...
female goalies

Female Goalies: Tender But Tough!

An interview with two female goalies—a mom and her daughter   When did you start playing hockey? Cathy Lucido (mom): I started playing at age 36 (I...
Getting through the hockey tryouts

Getting Through the Hockey Tryouts

Hockey tryouts are exciting but stressful. You wonder what the coaches are thinking and where you’ll fit in, if at all.   By Matt Schoepflin     What can...
pull the goalie

Empty Net: When to Pull the Goalie

There may be no bigger decision to make than when to pull the goalie   By Rick Traugott   It goes without saying that deciding when to pull...
non-checking hockey

Body Contact in Non-Checking Hockey

While adult leagues are generally non-checking, everyone knows that contact is inevitable. Hits are bound to happen.
goalie glove position

Goalie Glove Position: Up High or Down Low?

So many goalies hold their catching glove up high. Here's why and what to do about it.   By Rick Parisi   For many goaltenders, their goalie glove...
Hockey Goalie Superstitions

Hockey Goalie Superstitions

The secret lives of hockey goalies   Perhaps no other sport has its superstitions like the game of hockey. And goalies are a special breed unto...
Face-off circle

Face-Off Circle: What Wingers Should Watch For

The 3 things every winger must know about the face-off circle   Face-offs occur so many times in a game that it’s easy to stop thinking...
Clearer rules for hitting

Officiating Gap: Clearer Rules for Hitting Needed

With concussions in the forefront these days, clearer rules for hitting are a must   By Travis Armideo   We’re well into a new season of sports and...

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Letter From a Hockey Player to His Parents

This article was written by John O’Sullivan and originally published on his blog at www.ChangingTheGameProject.com   Letter From a Hockey Player to His Parents   Dear Mom &...
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The Cost of Youth Hockey: Is It Worth It?

A hockey dad tells why the cost of youth hockey means nothing to him   By Brett Johnson   One of my friends recently asked me about the...
Play Off Wing

Left or Right: Should You Play the Off Wing?

Play the off wing for a change of pace
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Umbrella Power Play System

This power-play drill is a slightly more advanced power-play system that is commonly used in higher levels of hockey.
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Are You Overestimating Your Child’s Abilities?

Avoid the trap of overestimating your child’s abilities     By Warren Tabachnick   Like most parents (especially of the hockey variety), you probably think your child is the...
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