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.
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.
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
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!
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.
The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the weather has finally turned to warm after a long winter. The outdoors are practically calling your name. But you’re in the gym, training hard for next season.
We are early into the off season and you are working on fitness, getting some on ice training and playing spring games and tournaments. Have you planned for next season?
There’s a reason why you hear everyone talking about how important core strength is. I have parents comment to me all the time that their player “needs core strength.”
You’re either still in the playoff race or you’re one and done. Regardless, if you don’t know how to recover from the rigorous energy spent, you’ll quickly find yourself exhausted when you least expect it
In my last post, I looked deeper and defined what both concentration and focus are. Today, I’ll be breaking down three exercises that will help you improve your focus. Athletes who understand how to focus have the ability to achieve peak performances regardless of pressure.
Coach Joey Ali from Proformance Goalie Schools, with goalie Jordan, sets up a series of possible shot angles to demonstrate how to use the REVERSE VH and make on-ice pushes off the post when players are in close for immediate threat.
You are playing the first place team in your league, they have the top goaltender and you are not very optimistic about your team’s chances to win going into the game.
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2) Ask a Coach: University of Vermont Associate Coach Kyle Wallach: Academics, Recruiting & Preparation
3) 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player of the Year: November Shortlists
4) Cornered Coach: The Peanut Gallery
5) The Search Begins for the 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Players of the Year