“Mom! Where’s my . . . ?” For most of us, your child’s hockey bag probably hasn’t been opened since (YIKES!) last season. And no parent wants to be alerted of a missing glove or mouth guard as you’re headed to the first practice. Then… Read More »Youth Ice Hockey Equipment: Getting Your Child Ice-Ready This Season
The early benefits of off-ice conditioning No longer are off-ice hockey workouts just for high school and college athletes. Today coaches incorporate youth ice hockey dryland training for all their younger players to improve their game and prevent injuries. Where to focus Tailored dryland workouts… Read More »Youth Ice Hockey Dryland Training: Not Just for Older Players
2016 Eastern Regional Silver Stick® Tournament, November 25–27 Back when it was a mere, four-team competition based out of Richmond, Ontario in February 1958, hockey enthusiast, Jack Kinsella, couldn’t have known that his idea would one day become the largest amateur hockey tournament in North… Read More »Silver Stick Tournament Registration: Be a part of history
From forwards to goalies, why 8U has gone blue In 2009, USA Hockey made a change to youth ice hockey that turned a few heads. In 8U leagues, black pucks suddenly turned blue. No, not because of the cold (but that would have been cool).… Read More »What’s the deal with youth ice hockey’s blue pucks?
Why do coaches, parents, and yes, those funny skating people in the vertical striped shirts always ask . . . Where’s your mouthguard, kid? This season and every season, before your beloved hits the ice, don’t forget one of the most important pieces of equipment… Read More »Youth Ice Hockey MouthGuards: Protecting More than Just Your Child’s Smile