Buyers Guide: Top 5 Hockey Skate Brands

Best Hockey Skate Brands

Buyers Guide: Top 5 Hockey Skate Brands

When it comes to equipment, there’s arguably no piece more crucial than your hockey skates. A multitude of hockey skate brands from various companies have made purchasing decisions even more difficult for the hockey player, but the variety of skates clearly for the better.

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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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The Beginner’s Guide To Taping A Hockey Stick Properly

Beginner Hockey Stick Tape

How To Tape A Hockey Stick Properly

Knowing how to tape a hockey stick properly is almost as important to the game of hockey itself as knowing how to skate. Taping is a ritual that seasoned players do before each game to ensure they get the best grip and most life out of the blade of their hockey stick, allowing them to get the best touches and shots with the puck. Below are the steps for how to tape a hockey stick properly, so you can fit right in before even stepping out onto the ice.

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