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Taking Liberties With… Matt Tennyson

December 12th, 2018

MATT TENNYSON Position: Defenseman, Rochester Americans (American Hockey League) Hometown: Pleasanton Youth Team: San Jose Jr. Sharks Last Amateur Team: Western Michigan University (NCAA D-I) A veteran of 122 NHL games (as of Dec. 12), Matt Tennyson found himself playing youth hockey in California in his teens after his father’s job transfer to the Bay…

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 2 of 2

December 11th, 2018

5. Use slow-motion video capture: I can’t overstate how important slow-motion video capture is. I would have killed to have this technology on my phone as a kid. Slow motion picks up on things that we often overlook when we look at video in real time. It is a great tool to offer awareness in…

From the Trainer’s Room: How to diagnose and treat groin injuries in hockey players

December 6th, 2018

Groin strains are common injuries in the game of ice hockey. The main groin muscles include the adductor longus, magnus and brevis and the gracilis. Their primary function is to bring the leg back towards the middle of the body or adduct the hip. Groin injuries can be debilitating as the muscle group is elongated…

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 1 of 2

November 15th, 2018

10. Use a Notebook: Those with more awareness will build skill at a faster rate. We all know those moments where we’ve been working so hard on a skill, and we make one small tweak and it finally clicks. I would get so excited as a kid when these moments happened that I would need…

Taking Liberties With… Taylor Maruya

November 14th, 2018

TAYLOR MARUYA Position: Forward & co-captain, Army West Point (Atlantic Hockey) Hometown: Westchester Youth Teams: LA Jr. Kings, Bay Harbor Red Wings READ OUR LATEST ISSUE California Rubber: You were recently selected one of Army’s captains. What was your reaction when you found out? Taylor Maruya: I’m lucky enough to have been selected. I get…

From the Trainer’s Room: Let’s look at ways to stay fresh, vary your in-season training

November 13th, 2018

With the NHL and NBA seasons underway, it’s time to look at how to vary your in-season training. Just because games have started doesn’t mean that you stop training – you just have to modify what you do. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It is important to know your needs at this time of the year….

Chalk Talk: Find that strong foundation, don’t let distractions in

November 9th, 2018

Listen to post-game interviews of the most elite athletes and you will hear many one-liners that much of us have learned to tune out. “I just have to worry about what I can control, and focus on that.” “Just focusing on staying in the moment and not looking too far forward or dwelling on the…

Taking Liberties With… Jason Robertson

October 11th, 2018

JASON ROBERTSON Position: Forward, Kingston Frontenacs (Ontario Hockey League) Hometown: Arcadia Youth Hockey Teams: Pasadena Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Jr. Kings Jason Robertson has emerged as one of the top scorers in the OHL, putting up 41 goals and 87 points during the 2017-18 season and adding 18 more in the 2018 postseason. It’s no…

How NHL players train & why they choose HockeyShot

October 9th, 2018

Nobody knows how to keep their game sharp like an All-Star NHL hockey player. HockeyShot has a longstanding relationship with some of the best of the best in the NHL. We’ve gathered some of our favorite NHL hockey players to give us their thoughts on the HockeyShot Product Lineup. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE If you…

From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at the current concussion law here in California

October 4th, 2018

The current concussion law in California was enacted on Jan. 1, 2017. It is an amendment of a previous law that covered high school athletes that now covers all athletes under the age of 18. Its purpose is to provide specific safety protocols in order to protect athletes from injury. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “This…