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LiveHockeyTraining.com introduces new hockey training virtual platform, looks to be part of game’s future

January 22nd, 2021

Like most people in any line of work, even hockey, Ben Frank scrambled to adjust to the COVID-19 regulations and restrictions last spring as the pandemic gripped the world. The president of the Jr. Reign, a USA Hockey Model Association operating out of LA Kings Icetown Riverside and Carlsbad Icetown, Frank didn’t miss a beat,…

Youth hockey coaches and team managers: “I chose OneHockey tournaments because…”

January 18th, 2021

The OneHockey brand has been in existence for several years, and in recent times, the tournament experience that the organization presents keeps improving in leaps and bounds. Recently, we asked several coaches and team managers from across the country why their teams chose OneHockey tournaments. Here are some of the responses we received: “Once we…

From the Trainer’s Room: Choosing the best strength training plan for you

January 18th, 2021

There are many different theories on strength training. Most have their place, but one key is knowing why you are really lifting weights. Yes, to get stronger seems to be the common sense answer, but in what way? Is your goal to lift the most weight, gain body weight, get more powerful, improve speed, or…

OneHockey 10U worldwide event set for Jan. 2022 in Syracuse

December 12th, 2020

OneHockey, the preeminent hockey tournament company in the world, is gearing up to host what director Sebastien Fortier is calling its signature event – the Syracuse U10 International Invitational. Scheduled for Jan. 25-30, 2022, the event will be held at the Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter in Syracuse, home of the Syracuse Crunch…

From the Trainer’s Room: Knowing when to return to play after an injury

December 8th, 2020

Injuries occur in sports. Some require rest, some rehab, and sometimes, treatment and modifications to activity are necessary in order to get the athlete back into competition. Every injury and every athlete is different, so there is no black-and-white answer to how fast or what is needed to return to play. When an injury occurs,…

OneHockey tournaments going full steam ahead, with safety the No. 1 priority

November 23rd, 2020

Ask most hockey folks what the top overall tournament program is, and most will answer “OneHockey.” Known as a group that takes tournaments to the next level with a unique setup, and balancing brackets to put competitiveness at the forefront, OneHockey continues to grow not only in California, but across the country with USA Hockey-sanctioned…

From the Trainer’s Room: Keeping fit during the pandemic

November 23rd, 2020

The pandemic has affected youth sports and the activity levels like never seen before. State regulations allow for “training” with restrictions, though many teams continue to practice and play games out of state. While some are trying to maintain some sort of normalcy, others are more limited, not having access to certain club or high…

New California-based hockey company making sticks that won’t empty wallets

November 3rd, 2020

Even in a pandemic, Infamous Hockey was able to come to fruition. After the journey began in 2019, Infamous Hockey was officially founded this year in California, giving youth hockey sticks a louder voice, per se, as the game of hockey slowly gets back to normalcy. “It was apparent at the time (in 2019) that…

From the Trainer’s Room: Have a case of lace bite? Here’s how to treat the condition

October 16th, 2020

Lace bite can be a debilitating condition affecting both hockey players and figure skaters. The condition is an irritation in the front of the ankle that can affect the skin and tendons. The cause of lace bite is pressure placed on the anterior ankle from either the skate laces or the tongue of the boot….

From the Trainer’s Room: Dealing with knee MCL injuries in hockey

September 29th, 2020

The medial collateral ligament in the knee or MCL was the second most common injury in NCAA hockey in 2013 as stated by Grant, Bedi, Kurz, Bancroft & Miller. The study showed that only concussions had a higher injury rate in male collegiate players. The MCL is one of four ligaments in the knee and…