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Watch where you are shooting

Feb. 17, 2012 OK.  So we know we have to shoot with our heads up right?  When I played I would get frustrated because I believed I hit a lot of cross bars and posts.  Not on purpose of course, but it just seemed that way.  Until

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Use Your Stick – Video Tip Of The Day

Here is a quick video that shows the defenseman how to use his stick when facing a one on one.

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Defence use the net as a blocker

Feb. 13, 2012 A goal net is 6′ by 4′ and made of metal.  No one is going through it right.  So why don’t defencemen use it more?  As a defenceman you want that forward to chase you behind your net. If you time it properly with

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2 Hands on the Stick

Feb. 12, 2012 Seems simple enough right?  How many times have you seen missed opportunities because you or someone else only had 1 hand on their stick.  I know I’ve missed a few sure goals because of it. When you are skating around in practice try to

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Listen to Your Skates

Feb. 10, 2012 Ever listen to your skates when you’re on the ice?  They speak volumes about the way you’re skating. Eg:  When doing pivots your skates should be extremely quiet. If you are scraping the ice each time you pivot that means you are slowing down.

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Protect Yourself

Feb. 9, 2012 With all the new rule changes in hockey a lot of players are under the misconception that the other players and referees will protect them from getting hurt when getting hit. This is leading a lot of players to turn their backs on checks

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Skating Stance

Feb. 7, 2012: Skating stance:  When you are skating you should feel like you are “Sitting in a Chair”.  Your head is up, your chest is up but your butt should be low.  This is hard on the quads but over time this is how you build

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Can’t Give a Good Player a Bad Pass

Feb. 8, 2012 Can’t Give a Good Player a Bad Pass”:  The reason why you can’t give a good player a bad pass is because a good player will receive the pass no matter where you throw it at him/her. The ability to receive passes in your

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The Night the Lights Went Out

The infamous Canada-Soviet Brawl at the the 1987 World Junior Championships in Czechoslovakia. If you watch closely you can see me (wearing #5 in White).

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