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HockeyShot Tip of the Month: Mohawk Dangles

July 18th, 2019

If you really want to up the challenge in your off-ice training, use drills like Mohawk Dangles! We worked on the footwork and technique in our last article (“The Crosby Move”), but now let’s take it up a level by adding stickhandling drills. For this drill, just like the last, you will need a pair…

From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at the importance of ankle mobility in hockey, skating

July 15th, 2019

Have you ever heard a skating coach tell an athlete to get lower or get your knee over your toes? Sounds easy, but it may not always be the case. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE These types of skaters may not physically be able to get lower due to either strength deficits or lack of mobility…

Taking Liberties With… Troy Loggins

July 10th, 2019

TROY LOGGINS Position: Forward, Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) Hometown: Huntington Beach Last Amateur Team: Northern Michigan University (WCHA, NCAA D-I) Youth Teams: Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Hockey Club/Selects, California Wave READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Troy Loggins’ persistence is paying off. He played through Midgets in California, then capped his two-year junior career with a Clark…

HockeyShot Tip of the Month: The Crosby Skating Move

May 17th, 2019

In this article, Coach Jeremy is going to teach us “The Crosby Move,” AKA The Mohawk Drill. We call it The Crosby Move because if anyone has seen him play, Sid the Kid always has a low center of gravity and uses his legs (not upper body) to stay well-grounded where the defender cannot push…

From the Trainer’s Room: Post-season rest, recovery – maximizing the offseason

May 15th, 2019

As many junior, college and youth hockey seasons come to an end, it’s time to step back and take a look at the year, recover from the harsh demands both physically and mentally, and set goals for the coming offseason. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE As you look back at your season, look at both the…

Taking Liberties With… Tomas Sholl

May 14th, 2019

TOMAS SHOLL Position: Goaltender, Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) Hometown: Hermosa Beach Last Amateur Team: Bowling Green State University (WCHA, NCAA D-I) Youth Team: Los Angeles Jr. Kings A little more than a year ago, Tomas Sholl was in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Now, the goaltender is collecting honors in the ECHL at the rate he’s…

HockeyShot Tip of the Month: Own the Moment – On the Ice

April 17th, 2019

Play in the moment There are three potential places your mind could be when you are on the ice – the past, the present or the future. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Of these three places, there is only one place where you can absolutely control performance – the present. This is exactly where noted psychology…

From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at strength training – When is a safe time to start?

April 15th, 2019

It’s the age-old question: When is it safe to start strength training? Let’s start with the difference between strength training and weightlifting. In my opinion, weightlifting is just one aspect of strength training. Weightlifting can mean a wide variety of things but is typically associated with lifting free weights to increase muscle size. READ OUR…

Taking Liberties With… Chase Golightly

April 11th, 2019

CHASE GOLIGHTLY Position: Defenseman, Brampton Beast (ECHL) Hometown: Temecula Last Amateur Team: Robert Morris University (Atlantic Hockey, NCAA D-I) Youth Teams: LA Selects, California Wave, LA Jr. Kings READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: What is your favorite hockey memory growing up? Chase Golightly: My favorite was playing with Mike Lewis and going to Nationals…

Barkov, Barber Put HockeyShot Synthetic Ice to the Test

March 21st, 2019

Tuesday, January 29. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For the first time in history, a pro hockey shootout happened on a beach! The sun was out, temperatures reached 70 degrees and HockeyShot put on an historic match between an NHL superstar and a stickhandling YouTube star. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov took to…