7 Things Hockey Moms Need on Hand

Things Every Hockey Mom Needs

Be Prepared For Every Situation With These 7 Items

7 Things Hockey Moms Need on Hand

From 6 a.m. Saturday morning practices to getting their kids to the rink in the snow, sleet and hail, hockey moms are superheroes to their kids in many ways. But being a hockey mom isn’t just all about making sure that their kids are at the rink on time and that they’re fed and ready to go for puck drop. No, being a hockey mom also means that you’ll have to tend to several hockey-related emergencies every now and then. The good news is that many of these emergencies can be planned for ahead of time. With that being said, however, here’s a look at 7 things all hockey moms should always have on hand.

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How To Rock The Trick Shot

Charlie Conway Performs ‘The Triple Deke’ in The Mighty Ducks (1992)

How To Rock The Trick Shot

Professional players make it look so easy to hit a trick shot on the ice, capable of going top shelf with just a flick of their wrists or sliding it between the pads before the goalie even knows where the puck has gone. While there’s no substitute for hard work when it comes to making a trick shot — pros may need to hit the vaunted 10,000 hours of practice mark to get a perfect shot into their muscle memory — there’s a few ways to work up your skillset so that you may be able to pull off a triple deke on your next breakaway.

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5 Secrets of Travel Hockey that All Parents Need to Know

5 Travel Hockey Tips for Parents

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5 Travel Hockey Secrets For Parents

Your child was developing well in the house hockey league, so much so that he was among the best at his position. Since hockey is his sport and he’s committed to getting better, it was only natural that the next step was trying him out for the local travel team. He made the team for the fall season and things are obviously different than playing house. Not only are his teammates and competition better players, but your son is on the ice three to four times a week as compared to once or twice in the house league. You’re traveling in the car for several hours to away games and you’ll be spending Thanksgiving night in the car to a weekend tournament out of state. Welcome to the life of a travel hockey parent.

Sound like you? Just as your son will be adjusting to the travel hockey game, you’ll also need to adjust to it as well. But don’t fret – there’s a big payoff. Not only will you see your young hockey player improve by leaps and bounds thanks to better coaching, more practice and games and playing against better competition, but you’ll also likely make some great parent friends along the way. With that being said, here’s a look at 5 secrets that all new travel hockey parents need to know:

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Ranked: The Worst Smelling Hockey Gear

Worst Smell Hockey Gear

Smelly hockey gear is an issue that has plagued players since the game’s creators strapped metal blades onto their shoes. Interesting and completely made-up fact: In the days before industrial washing machines to clean gear, smelling salts were originally used to get the smell of their own gear out of players’ noses. It was only when a player actually passed out from smelling his skate that trainers discovered the salts’ ability to wake up knocked out players.

The Offensive Smell of Hockey Gear

If you’re anything like me, you won’t even reach one hand into your hockey bag when you are dressed for work or school out of fear of smelling all day long. It’s no secret that the smell of hockey gear isn’t for everyone, so today I am going to dive in to my bag and identify the pieces of gear most responsible for the offensive odors.

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