Off Ice Benefits of Playing Hockey

You can probably find a trillion articles out there about the physical benefits of playing hockey (or any sport, for that matter). Hockey specifically allows you to sharpen your ability to think quickly, offers myriad cardiovascular benefits, increases your strength across the board and provides you with one of the most versatile workouts you can find on the planet.

But what about the off ice benefits of playing hockey? Of course, the physical improvements and gains you accrue for your body can translate to other sports, but how does hockey benefit a player off the ice? What are the tools you can collect from years of playing hockey to utilize in your every day, non-sports life? Let’s explore.


CCM FitLite Helmet Preview

Marian Hossa wearing the brand new CCM Fitlite

Marian Hossa wearing the brand new CCM Fitlite

The New CCM Fitlite Helmet

It had been a while since CCM had really made a big splash in the helmet world. Well, in the last couple years it has become evident that they weren’t just sitting around ignoring helmets. With the launch of the Resistance helmet last spring, CCM reasserted that they belong among the top helmet makers in the game. This year they are looking to push that to the next level with the CCM FitLite.


10 Types of Men’s League Players

It Takes All Sorts of Characters To Make Up A Championship Beer League Squad...

It Takes All Sorts of Characters To Make Up A Championship Beer League Squad…

A men’s hockey league is a special type of community. It is a place where hockey players of all walks of life come to meet up and fulfill their need for companionship and competition. This isn’t an overwhelmingly large community though, with rinks tending to be few and far between in some areas. This leaves players to form mixed leagues of various skill levels, ages, personalities, and even genders.  The variety of players you will find from locker room to locker room is…vast…to say the least. Even the reasons for playing vary from player to player. You should be able to read this and pick out what kind of men’s leaguer you are. You should even be able to put some teammates’ faces to each of these personalities.


5 Ways To Get Noticed By College Hockey Recruiters

Want To get the attention of top college hockey coaches?

Want to get the attention of the top college hockey coaches like Jerry York? Use these tips…

Getting The Attention of College Hockey Recruiters: 5 Tips

According to NCAA regulations, college coaches are permitted to begin speaking with and recruiting young hockey players only after January 1 of their 10th-grade year. However, while coaches aren’t permitted to initiate contact with players until then – and aren’t allowed to speak about players publicly until after they’ve signed their Letter of Intent – hockey players are allowed to speak to coaches prior to the aforementioned timeframe, just so long as they are the ones that have initiated contact.

With that being said, just what can a young hockey player do to get the attention of recruiters – both on and off the ice – if college hockey is the path they want to take? Here’s a look: