3 Key Hockey Tips for Beginner Centers

Jonathan Toews is widely regarded as one of the NHL's top centers

Jonathan Toews is widely regarded as one of the NHL’s top centers

3 Key Hockey Tips for Beginner Centers

The centerman in hockey is often considered to be one of the most important players on the ice. Their job is to control the center of the ice, win face offs, lead fast breaks, skate back for defense and generally offer support to wing players when they are in trouble. In short, a little bit of everything.

If you were to compare hockey to football, the center would be a quarterback and a linebacker rolled into one. New players can take some time to learn all the roles they need to play. Below are some hockey tips for beginner centers so they can focus on a few of the fundamentals and begin to build upon these with more playing time.

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Off Ice Hockey Drills to Increase Agility

Want to make moves like Datsyuk? You need fast feet! Follow this off-ice agility training guide to improve the effectiveness of your dekes…

Off Ice Hockey Drills to Increase Agility

The game of hockey is one of the most exciting team sports in the world, but the true serious athlete must learn to train alone—consistently. There may not always be other people with whom you can practice or even an ice rink. Fortunately, there are drills that can improve athletic ability without the assistance of other people or access to ice.

The following off-ice hockey drills improve a hockey player’s agility to make scoring easier. Agility is an important skill for anyone who plays team sports, and it can be improved through a litany of drills. Agility is the skill that made scorers like Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby so dynamic. The ability to stop, accelerate, and change direction immediately is essential—especially on open ice.

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Will Someone Please Step Up and Challenge Bauer?

Bauer Is Google of Hockey

Around here I often refer to Bauer as “the Google of hockey.” No matter how you spin it, they are the clear market leader and while Bauer isn’t quite a verb yet like Google is, their name is getting to be almost synonymous with hockey equipment. Just take a look at our infographics over the past two years. That’s called dominance, folks. For good reason, too – they have great people, great technology and they churn out quality products.

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The NHL’s Best: 5 Young Hockey Players to Watch!

Nathan MacKinnon of The Colorado Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon of The Colorado Avalanche

The NHL’s Best: 5 Young Hockey Players to Watch!

The NHL is one of the most exciting professional sport leagues in the world. Due to the quick turn around of rookies to stalwart professionals, fans of the sport are always seeing great new hockey players. With the sport constantly evolving, we think it’s worth taking a peak at 5 of the up and coming hockey players to watch. Let’s get started…

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