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  • 5 Tips for Preventing Common On-Ice Injuries

    5 Tips for Preventing Common On-Ice Injuries

    Accidents happen on the ice all the time that lead to players getting injured, and it comes with demand of the sport where high impacts take a toll on a player’s body, even at the minor level. 

    by Mike Pickles
    Posted May 08, 2018

  • 9 Benefits of Not Comparing Yourself to Other Players

    9 Benefits of Not Comparing Yourself to Other Players

    How many of us spend time comparing ourselves to others? It almost seems that it is human nature to compare ourselves. No one is perfect, we all do it from time to time.

    by Enio Sacilotto
    Posted May 04, 2018

  • Off-Season Training Protocols

    Off-Season Training Protocols

    After a long season, it’s important for players to take some time off and let their body rest. During this down time, players should consider a regeneration phase by getting the necessary body care. 

    by Mike Pickles
    Posted April 05, 2018

  • Common Hockey Injuries and How to Treat Them

    Common Hockey Injuries and How to Treat Them

    Hockey is an exhilarating game, known for its high-speed intensity, brilliantly crafted plays, and razor-sharp precision of movements. What sets hockey apart from other sports is its unique characteristics – skating on ice, using a stick to control the puck, and the level of contact permitted within the game.

    by Greg Cugnet
    Posted December 23, 2017

  • 10 Key Elements to Sniping More Goals

    10 Key Elements to Sniping More Goals

    Scoring goals is a difficult skill to develop. The great majority of players need to develop a better tactical and technical awareness when developing sniping proficiency and success.

    by Steve Serdachny
    Posted December 07, 2017

  • Concussions in Sport: What You Need to Know

    Concussions in Sport: What You Need to Know

    It goes without saying that concussions are a hot button issue in major sports. Sidney Crosby’s struggles with concussions have been a topic of conversation among hockey analysts for several years now. Since January 1, 2011, Crosby was injured in 5 separate incidents that resulted in concussion-like symptoms. His injuries caused him to miss several games, and cast doubt on his longevity in the game. 

    by Greg Cugnet
    Posted November 24, 2017

  • How Hard Should Hockey Players Be Training?

    How Hard Should Hockey Players Be Training?

    Every week without fail, somebody will send over an email or message asking how much weight they should lift for a given exercise. Of course, an infinite amount of context comes into consideration such as their goals, their current strength level, what exercise it is, are they in-season or off-season, etc. 

    Dan Garner, www.HockeyTraining.com
    Posted November 03, 2017

  • The New Age of Hockey Training and Development

    The New Age of Hockey Training and Development

    Hockey is in a state of constant evolution. From technological advancements to the shifting focus onto specific areas of the game, players, coaches and trainers alike have been finding new ways to adapt to the ever-changing environment, both on and off the ic

    by Ryan McCracken
    Posted November 01, 2017

  • Warming Up the Hips To Prevent Injury

    Warming Up the Hips To Prevent Injury

    My name is Greg Cugnet. I am a physiotherapist working with the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Hockey Team. Since my time with the team has begun, one thing has become increasingly clear to me: hockey players have tight hips!

    by Greg Cugnet
    Posted October 26, 2017

  • Oilers Assistant Coach Jay Woodcroft on Creating Offence from the Cycle

    Oilers Assistant Coach Jay Woodcroft on Creating Offence from the Cycle

    Every coach and player is always in search of more offence. But where does offence start? In general terms, offence starts with how you manage the puck in the offensive zone. The key is having a plan that forces the other team to defend while allowing your team to stay patient and pounce on scoring chances.

    by HockeyNow
    Posted October 12, 2017

  • Ask a Coach: Sven Butenschon on Preparation

    Ask a Coach: Sven Butenschon on Preparation

    Sven Butenschon is entering his second season as the head coach of the UBC Men’s Hockey Team. Sven had tours of NHL duty with the Pittsburgh Penguins (more on that in a minute), the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, and Vancouver Canucks before packing up his family to play a few more years in Europe.

    Kelvin Cech, The Coaches Site
    Posted September 20, 2017

  •  Flames Head Coach Glen Gulutzan on Playing with Your Instincts

    Flames Head Coach Glen Gulutzan on Playing with Your Instincts

    It seems in today’s game that young player’s are treated more and more like tiny professionals. Go to an atom practice and it’s not unusual to see coaches instructing their players on the finer details of complex systems that they’ve picked up watching NHL games.

    by HockeyNow
    Posted September 20, 2017

  • Peewee Players: Design Your Own Summer Training Program

    Peewee Players: Design Your Own Summer Training Program

    School is finally out, kids are excited and families are on their way to enjoying summer. Whether you’re up at the lake, cabin, or just chilling in the back yard, I know you’re wondering what your young hockey player can do to stay in shape.

    by Mike Pickles
    Posted July 14, 2017

  • 5 Tips for Goalies on Off-Season Training and Rest

    5 Tips for Goalies on Off-Season Training and Rest

    During this time of year one of the most common questions I hear as a professional goalie coach is, “What should be my training plan be for the summer?” and “Should I be on the ice training all summer?”

    by Joey J. Ali
    Posted July 13, 2017




 

    


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