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Ice Hockey Goalie: Communication Tips

Ice Hockey Goalie: Communication Tips

Communication between a goalie and his teammates can prevent a shot on goal, and every goal is crucial. This ice hockey guide provides tips for good goalie communication.
How to Discipline Players in Ice Hockey

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Coaching an ice hockey team isn’t an easy task, and sometimes it’s necessary to discipline players to improve the team’s overall focus. This guide explains how.
How to Manage Ice Time as a Hockey Coach

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Managing ice time is one of the hardest jobs for an ice hockey coach. This guide offers tips for running lines.
Ice Hockey Goalie: How to T-Push

Ice Hockey Goalie: How to T-Push

T-pushes are the best skating method for ice hockey goalies to cover large distances quickly. This guide explains all the basics of the T-push.
Understanding High Sticking in Ice Hockey

Understanding High Sticking in Ice Hockey

High sticking is a commonly misunderstood ice hockey rule. This guide explains the various ways high sticks affect the flow of a hockey game.
Choosing Ice Hockey Skate Laces

Choosing Ice Hockey Skate Laces

For something so seemingly simple, choosing ice hockey skate laces can be confusing. There are so many options! This guide explains every common feature of skate laces.
Determining Your Dominant Hand in Hockey

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While most people are right-handed, a significant amount of hockey players use left-curved sticks. This guide explains the pros and cons of selecting a blade curve.
Common Ice Hockey Traditions & Superstitions

Common Ice Hockey Traditions & Superstitions

Ice hockey is an old game. Along the course of its history, the sport has picked up many traditions and superstitions. This guide explains the most common ones.
Ice Hockey Goalie: Warm-up Routines

Ice Hockey Goalie: Warm-up Routines

Having a mentally and physically prepared goalie is vital to any ice hockey team’s success. This guide outlines some sequences your team can use to warm up the goalie.
Ice Hockey Glossary

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Check out this Ice Hockey glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
How to Earn a Starting Role in Ice Hockey

How to Earn a Starting Role in Ice Hockey

Only five players on an ice hockey team can have a starting role. This guide details how to increase your chances at earning a spot on the starting line.
How to Take a Wrist Shot in Ice Hockey

How to Take a Wrist Shot in Ice Hockey

Wrist shots are the most basic hockey shot, but they also one of the most important. This guide details how and when to take a wrist shot, and explains how to perfect it.
How to Take a Snap Shot in Ice Hockey

How to Take a Snap Shot in Ice Hockey

Snap shots combine the accuracy of wrist shots and the power of slap shots, with a lightning-quick release. This guide breaks down snap shot technique and drills
How to Take a Slap Shot in Ice Hockey

How to Take a Slap Shot in Ice Hockey

Slap shots are the hardest and fastest shot in ice hockey. They are the most difficult shot to learn, but the slap shot is a deadly tool in any hockey player’s arsenal.
How to Take a Backhand Shot in Ice Hockey

How to Take a Backhand Shot in Ice Hockey

Backhand shots are the least common shot in ice hockey, but they have their advantages. This guide explains the art of the backhand, and explores how to best use it.
How to Choose a Hockey Stick

How to Choose a Hockey Stick

Hockey sticks are made with a wide variety of different characteristics and specifications. This guide explains each variation and helps you find the perfect stick.
Understanding Offsides in Ice Hockey

Understanding Offsides in Ice Hockey

The offside rule in ice hockey can be difficult for new fans and players to understand. This guide breaks down how the rule works, and why the sport has “offsides.”
Understanding Major Penalties in Ice Hockey

Understanding Major Penalties in Ice Hockey

Hockey officials use penalties to enforce the rules of the game. This guide explains every type of major penalty — one of the most severe types of infractions.
Understanding Double-minor Penalties in Ice Hockey

Understanding Double-minor Penalties in Ice Hockey

Ice hockey uses penalties to enforce the rules of the game. This guide explains every type of double-minor penalty. Double-minors are rare, but significant violations.
Understanding Minor Penalties in Ice Hockey

Understanding Minor Penalties in Ice Hockey

Ice hockey uses penalties to enforce the rules of the game. This guide explains every type of minor penalty, the most commonly occurring type of infraction in the sport.
Ice Hockey Rink Dimensions

Ice Hockey Rink Dimensions

There are primarily two sizes of ice hockey rinks: North American and International. This guide explains the differences between the two.
Ice Hockey Rules & Regulations

Ice Hockey Rules & Regulations

Despite often seeming chaotic, ice hockey has a very strict set of governing rules. This guide explains the general rules, as well as some regional differences.
History of Ice Hockey

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From its American Indian roots to its early professional years to the modern Stanley Cup Finals, this guide explains the evolution of ice hockey.
Understanding Icing in Hockey

Understanding Icing in Hockey

The icing rule is undoubtedly one of the most confusing aspects of ice hockey for new fans and players alike. This guide will explain why icing exists and how it works.
How to Tape an Ice Hockey Stick

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It’s imperative that every hockey player learns to tape a stick. This guide lists the various ways of taping an ice hockey stick, along with the pros and cons of each.
How to Put on Ice Hockey Goalie Equipment

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Ice hockey goalies have more equipment than any other player in any other team sport. This guide will outline the order to put gear on, and offer some tips along the way.
How to Pack for Ice Hockey

How to Pack for Ice Hockey

You will have to pack your gear into your bag every time you play ice hockey. Here is a guide to packing a bag for any distance of travel.
How to Hockey Stop

How to Hockey Stop

This guide covers how to perform a “hockey stop,” including tips and drills. This is the fastest way to stop in an ice hockey game.
Choosing an Ice Hockey Position

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This guide examines the different positions in ice hockey and will help new players determine which best suits their physical and mental abilities.
Ice Hockey Goalie: How to Ready for a Shot

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As an ice hockey goalie, there are plenty of things you should do before you even face a shot. This guide will help you prepare yourself.
Learning How to Ice Skate for Hockey

Learning How to Ice Skate for Hockey

Everything the first time ice hockey skater needs to know. From lacing up skates, to pushing, turning, and stopping, this guide has you covered.
Ice Hockey Goalie: Basic Saves

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Pad saves, gloves saves, stick saves, this guide covers all the most basic tools a goaltender will need to make it through a game.
An Ice Hockey Checklist

An Ice Hockey Checklist

This guide outlines a road map of accomplishments an ice hockey player will accumulate over his career, from his first goal to the handshake at the end of his last game.
Common Ice Hockey Injuries

Common Ice Hockey Injuries

Everyone knows that ice hockey can be a dangerous game. This guide examines the most commonly occurring injuries and simple steps players can take to minimize risk.
How to Pass in Ice Hockey

How to Pass in Ice Hockey

Passing is one of the most important skills a hockey player can have. This guide lists all the different types of passes and offers instruction on how to pull them off.
Buying Ice Hockey Equipment

Buying Ice Hockey Equipment

Ice hockey has more equipment than most sports, and finding the right gear can be hard. Luckily, this guide is filled with pointers on finding all the right stuff.
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