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From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at different ways to vary your in-season hockey training

October 15th, 2019

For most, the hockey season has begun. This means intense practices, private lessons and games. Now, you have to mix in off-ice or dryland training into the equation, but how do you do that? A comprehensive in-season training program must include modifications throughout the season in order to maximize performance while reducing injuries. Different portions…

Taking Liberties With… Robby Jackson

October 11th, 2019

ROBBY JACKSON Position: Forward, San Antonio Rampage (AHL) Hometown: Alameda Last Amateur Team: St. Cloud State University (NCHC, NCAA Division I) Youth Teams: Oakland Bears, Berkeley Bulldogs, Santa Clara Blackhawks, LA Selects, LA Jr. Kings READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: You made your pro debut with San Antonio in the spring and this summer…

Extra Hour Off-Ice Training impacting NorCal hockey

October 9th, 2019

Cathy Andrade introduced Power Hour to the Bay Area in 1998, providing power skating for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Some 20 years later, in 2018, she launched the Extra Hour Off-Ice Hockey Training Facility to provide off-ice training. Along with her husband, Randy, Cathy traveled and toured the Midwest, East Coast, and…

HockeyShot: Jack Hughes’ training earns him top pick in NHL Draft

September 19th, 2019

Chances are you have already heard of Jack Hughes – younger brother to Quinn Hughes, chosen No. 7 by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2018 NHL Draft, and older brother to Luke, a prospect for a first-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft. Like HockeyShot, this family legacy has come through lots of hard work…

From the Trainer’s Room: How to come up with an offseason hockey training regimen

August 9th, 2019

For hockey players, the season has ended. It’s time to get a little rest and let the body and mind recover. The season can be a grind with lots of games, practices, lessons and travel, and taking some time away from the ice can do a ton of good. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE For teenage…

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…