Youth Ice Hockey Equipment: Getting Your Child Ice-Ready This Season

“Mom! Where’s my . . . ?” For most of us, your child’s hockey bag probably hasn’t been opened since (YIKES!) last season. And no parent wants to be alerted of a missing glove or mouth guard as you’re headed to the first practice. Then there’s the sudden growth spurt that happened without your permission[…]

Youth Ice Hockey Dryland Training: Not Just for Older Players

The early benefits of off-ice conditioning No longer are off-ice hockey workouts just for high school and college athletes. Today coaches incorporate youth ice hockey dryland training for all their younger players to improve their game and prevent injuries. Where to focus Tailored dryland workouts simulate how a player needs to move on the ice.[…]

Silver Stick Tournament Registration: Be a part of history

2016 Eastern Regional Silver Stick® Tournament, November 25–27 Back when it was a mere, four-team competition based out of Richmond, Ontario in February 1958, hockey enthusiast, Jack Kinsella, couldn’t have known that his idea would one day become the largest amateur hockey tournament in North America, the International Silver Stick. The concept came to him[…]

What’s the deal with youth ice hockey’s blue pucks?

From forwards to goalies, why 8U has gone blue In 2009, USA Hockey made a change to youth ice hockey that turned a few heads. In 8U leagues, black pucks suddenly turned blue. No, not because of the cold (but that would have been cool). It had everything to do with a young skater’s development[…]

Youth Ice Hockey MouthGuards: Protecting More than Just Your Child’s Smile

Why do coaches, parents, and yes, those funny skating people in the vertical striped shirts always ask . . . Where’s your mouthguard, kid? This season and every season, before your beloved hits the ice, don’t forget one of the most important pieces of equipment your child will ever wear. Better yet, pack two in[…]