4 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Hockey Practice

Healthy Snacks For Hockey

4 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Hockey Practice

They say you are what you eat – and this couldn’t be more true in a sport like hockey. In fact, researchers state that hockey players who eat right before games or practice have demonstrated enhanced cognitive thinking, faster reaction times, and improved overall coordination and athleticism. So yes, while it’s important to practice your game, it’s also important to eat right so you can be at your best.

The right pre-game or pre-practice meal is one thing, but healthy snacks can be taken with you to the rink to eat before you hit the ice or during any scheduled Zamboni breaks in the action. So listen up, hockey moms and hockey dads! Here’s a look at the high-protein and whole grain foods that you should be sending your kids to the rink with:

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Interview With Rob Howland, Pure Hockey General Merchandise Manager

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We’ve now been around for 20 years and for a niche retail company like us, that’s pretty darn good, if we may say so ourselves. There is only one person who has been employed here for all twenty of the years we’ve been in operation and his name is Rob Howland. We thought it would be fun to ask him a few questions about the days of Pure Hockey yore and how the company has changed. Here we go…

You were basically one of Pure Hockey’s first employees. Tell us about that first store, and what it was like?

The first store was in Worcester, MA 20 years ago and the original name of the company was KC Sports. The store was no bigger than 800 sq. feet and the only place we could put sticks was on the ceiling!  There was something hanging down from the ceiling that we were able to lay the sticks on, so we did it!  We moved the store across the street onto Gold Star Blvd in Worcester, to a 1700 sq foot store and that is when the name changed to Pure Hockey.  (Ed. Note: we tried desperately to find pictures but were unsuccessful)

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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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The Top Selling NCAA Hockey Jerseys of 2014

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The Top Selling NCAA Hockey Jerseys of 2014

2014 proved to be a banner year for NCAA hockey, with thrilling storylines like Minnesota’s last-second goal to get them into the championship game. Plenty of heroes and villains, depending on which side you root for, wear some of the most beautiful and intimidating jerseys you’ll find in all of sports. What were the best-selling NCAA hockey jerseys for 2014?

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