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2017

5 ways hockey players can stand out in try outs!

by Maria Mountain I was talking to one of the AAA players I train earlier this week and he told me that his team was doing spring try-outs this year, so that will be in the next month or two. …

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2017

3 Off-Ice Summer Training Habits for Our Younger Hockey Players

The off-season is the perfect time to build your routine. By Kelvin Cech   The dog days of summer are enough to zap the energy out of anybody, let alone a teenaged hockey player with other things on his mind…

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2017

10 tips for the perfect off-season

By Mike Pickles, CPT, D.FHP, Founder, Dry-land Hockey Training     I’ve spoken many times about the importance of long-term off-ice development and how minor hockey players need to take it seriously if they want to perform at their absolute…

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2017

NHL off-season training regimen not exactly how it appears

  By Michael Traikos   TORONTO – It is the end of summer and about a dozen NHL players have just finished an hour-long skate and are now spending the rest of a Friday morning in August tucked inside a windowless workout…

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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

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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