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From the Trainer’s Room: Common hockey injuries and how to prevent them

February 22nd, 2021

In a high-velocity contact sport such as ice hockey, injuries are bound to occur. NHL players can reach speeds of over 20 mph on the ice and a puck can be shot at over 100 mph. With players ranging in size, the amount of force created in a check or simply skating or shooting can…

OneHockey spring, summer showcases a springboard to junior, college hockey opportunities

February 10th, 2021

For more than 16 years, OneHockey has provided a unique tournament format that has had teams, associations, parents and coaches all raving about the entire experience. Once the spring and summer arrives, OneHockey kicks it into another gear with its showcase events. “Since 2004, we have helped hundreds of players move to all junior leagues…

From the Trainer’s Room: Building a stronger, more stable hockey player

February 10th, 2021

We often see social media posts of athletes lifting massive weights in an attempt to get bigger muscles. Many young hockey players see these posts and want to do the same – get huge muscles because they think it will make them better hockey players. Well, unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true. Today’s hockey player needs…

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…