5 Secrets of Travel Hockey that All Parents Need to Know

5 Travel Hockey Tips for Parents

What’s Better Than Watching A Hockey Game?

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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Science of Hockey Goalie Reaction Times

Lundqvist Goalie Reaction Time

Henrik Lundqvist Is Considered By Many As One Of The Fastest Goaltenders

Science of Hockey Goalie Reaction Times

If you’ve ever watched a cat chase after a laser pointer, you know that felines have some of the quickest reflexes around, capable of sinking their paws into their prey faster than our eyes can track the movement. A regular joe taken off the street wouldn’t have a chance of matching the reaction time of a cat, but professional athletes who have trained their entire lives can react even faster to certain visual stimuli. The case of the hockey goalie is one such example, since pro goalie reaction time can drop to as little as one tenth of a second to snag a puck out of mid-air.

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What You Need to Know About the History of Ice Hockey

The History of Hockey

Hockey Has Come A Long Way Since This Gear Was Relevant

What You Need to Know About the History of Ice Hockey

Many people don’t realize that ice hockey, in various┬ávariations, has been around for hundreds of years. Perhaps it is because hockey has not converted Americans as compared to football or baseball, that people routinely overlook its rich and fascinating history. Scholars have traced the origins of hockey all the way back to a pre-Christian Europe. That’s a crazy long time! In order to understand how hockey has become the game we know and love today, we must first look at what it was.

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2014: Early Season NHL Predictions

NHL Early Season Predictions

2014: Early Season NHL Predictions

It seems just yesterday that the Los Angeles Kings were hoisting the Stanley Cup above their heads in a shower of champagne. Without even time to catch our breath, we are already up to our elbows in a new year of professional hockey.

Every season brings change to the NHL landscape. Some change we can anticipate while other change leaves us shocked. Now that we are a few games into the season, let’s take a look at a few of our early season surprises before forecasting where they might lead us. Here are a few of our early season NHL predictions!

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