For the many girls who play on youth co-ed teams, the locker room issue is usually their biggest challenge. Coaches and parents struggle to find the best arrangement that protects the privacies of both boys and girls, while at the same time is conducive to team unity and gender equity. This is an issue that [...]

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Aside from your stick or skates, your helmet is probably the most expensive piece of equipment you wear. But does it need to be? Obviously, the importance of a helmet can’t be downplayed. But the price of a helmet can range from $30 to more than $150.With the increasing rate of concussions in female hockey players, it’s [...]

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You may think that you’re using your legs to skate and your arms to stickhandle and shoot, but the power to get up and down the ice and fire the puck comes from your core. Core muscles receive a lot of attention—and rightfully so. Many people think of the core as just the abdominal muscles, [...]

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There’s a commonly held misconception in the sporting world that hockey players don’t suffer from significant fluid loss through sweating as much as athletes in other sports do because they play in cooler temperatures. Yeah, right! A recently completed three year study by researchers at the University of Guelph seems to confirm what anyone who [...]

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There is more than one way to sharpen skates. Unfortunately most of them are wrong. I once helped a customer who confessed that he attempted to sharpen his skates with a rotary tool. The result was of a lower quality than what he expected. In fact he was buying new skates from me as he [...]

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When I first applied to write for Ice Magazine I had no idea that it was for women’s ice hockey, nor did I realize that women’s ice hockey is as popular as it is! As a sports fan in general, (and a female) I understand the struggles and hardships that a lot of the earlier [...]

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We have all heard the announcers describe a goal that beat the goalie “through the five hole.” The fifth hole is the one between the goalie’s pads. Actually there are a total of six holes, or areas we isolate in order to teach goalies how to “close holes” (and to teach shooters how to score). [...]

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