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2017

Four Weeks To A Better Player

Take The Right Steps To Improving Your Game and Yourself By: Ricki Dugdale This article was first published in the late summer, but I thought the information would be better shared at this time of the year. Another hockey season…

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2017

How players go from ‘skinny fat’ to lean, mean NHL machines

Hockey players require a long healing process for their broken bodies before they can even think about training hard.  By: Ronnie Shuker   Imagine four weeks of acupuncture, saunas and hot tubs. There are yoga, Pilates, meditation and tai chi…

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2017

Can you guess the one thing that most elite athletes have in common?

by John O’Sullivan     In January, my e-mail and social media accounts lit up with a simple image first shared with me on Twitter by @ohiovarsity. It’s amazing because the image portrays something that is widely known among experts, widely…

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2017

My Brother Dave

By: Paul Holmgren Team President / Philadelphia Flyers When I was 12, I asked my parents to send me to a week-long hockey camp at Bemidji State University. The school is three hours away from where we lived on the…

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2017

Athletes: Focus on What YOU Control – Preparation, Effort & Attitude

By Stephen Walker, PhD       Athlete’s Dilemma: With So Many Variables in Training – Overwhelm is a Common Occurrence Not too long ago Podium Sports Journal conducted an interview with Dr. Sam Maniar, former staff Sport Psychologist with The Ohio State University.  In…

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2016

On to the Mental Side

By Ben Scrivens, Goaltender   We, the goaltenders’ union, do ourselves a huge disservice with how we mentally approach our position. How can we expect anyone to take us seriously when we’re the most superstitious players around? Why should we…

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2016

Sports Nutrition For Hockey Players

  There is a new on-line service for hockey players, known as the Hockey Nutrition Network ( see http://www.hockeynutritionnetwork.org ). Pearle Nerenberg has been a good friend over the years, and has supplied several articles for our newsletters. A few…

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2016

Top 5 Ways a Hockey Player can Keep Energy High During Busy Times

by Pearle Nerenberg 30 August, 2016    Back-to-school means back to the busy season. Eating right and making good food choices can help keep your and your hockey players energised through the most hectic schedules. Here are 5 great ways to…

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2016

Preds Prospects Test Their Chops in the Kitchen

  By Brooks Bratten  – Stories have been told from decades past of players showing up to NHL training camps in September after a summer full of burgers, fries and a lack of movement. Camp was a time to get…

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2016

For Bruins, nutrition tweaks prove fruitful on ice

By Fluto Shinzawa Globe Staff   Hockey players do a lot of heavy lifting. They burn calories rapidly in games and practices. But not enough to ignore their diets.   Thanks to the team nutritionist, Bruins winger Tyler Randell is eating…

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