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What equipment do you need to play hockey?

Hockey is a sport that cannot be played safely without specific equipment. There are a few items that are absolutely necessary to actually play the game and the other items are necessary for avoiding serious injuries. Brand new hockey equipment can be expensive, but there are ways

Improving your positioning on defense

Hockey is a fast-paced game that rarely slows. Because of this, it can be challenging for young players to learn where to position themselves on the ice. Fortunately, there is a limited amount of space on the ice, so there are only so many places to get

Tips for improving your one-timer

The one-timer is one of the most exciting shots in hockey. While it usually is a slap shot toward the goal, the one-timer is actually just a shot taken off of a pass in a single motion. You do not stop to get control of the puck,

Best Hockey Stick For A Defensemen

The most important piece of gear to a hockey player (except for his cup) is his hockey stick. Finding the best hockey stick for a defensemen isn’t the easiest thing to find either. The position needs a stick that is capable of poke checking opposing forwards, along

What makes a good hockey goalie?

All positions on the ice rink are important in a hockey game, but the final line of defense is extremely important. Of course, the two defensemen have the job of keeping the puck away from the goalie, but the hockey goalie is where the puck must stop

What to look for when buying a hockey stick

Buying a hockey stick might not seem like a big deal, but it really is. Just any hockey stick will not do. The stick you buy needs to fit your style of play and your height. It also needs to be made the right materials, have the

The pros and cons of different goalie styles

Hockey goaltending is not a one-size-fits-all position. In fact, there are two very different styles of goaltending and they can be used in tandem. Goalies tend to develop their own styles and they become quite adept at that one style. There are significant pros and cons to

Differences between Mens and Womens hockey

Men’s hockey and women’s hockey are essentially the same game. They are simply played by men or women. Interestingly, at different levels, women are able to play on men’s teams, but men cannot play on women’s teams. Men’s hockey and women’s hockey both have the same numbers

Who are the best players in the NHL?

October is one of the best months of the year. Why? Because so many professional sports are in full effect. Baseball has its playoffs, football is in full force, basketball has just begun, and so has hockey. For one glorious month, all of the big professional sports

Composite or Wooden hockey sticks – which should you choose?

Choosing the right hockey stick for a hockey player is akin to a baseball player selecting the best bat. Just ask Adam Oates. Like baseball bats, there are two different types of hockey sticks – wooden and composite. And like baseball bats, the wooden sticks are not