Articles

The give and take of girls’ hockey

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

Puck possession is an interesting stat to track in girls’ hockey. While it’s nice to see your team have the puck more often than the bad guys, I’m sure you’ve seen many instances where one team dominates the other in terms of time with the puck and the team with less time of possession wins. A more critical stat to look at is your giveaway-to-takeaway ratio.

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Start fun “strength training” with first-year Mites

 

By Jack Blatherwick
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Michael Crowe has spent a lifetime as a speedskater and coach, first in the United States, and now in Canada’s highly successful development program. His dryland workouts are legendary for their creative approach to skating improvement.

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150 Reasons to Love Hockey

With the season just getting started, it’s time for a reminder of all the reasons we have such a love affair with hockey.

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High school hockey: An experience like no other

 

By Mark Loahr
Totino-Grace High School Boys’ Hockey Coach

Ask any youth hockey player what his ultimate goal in hockey would be and the answer is going to most often be to play in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. I’ve been to state tournament games in many sports to see many of our school teams play, but none of the tournaments rival the state high school hockey tournament. To fulfill this dream, there is one overriding requirement for a hockey player: You have to be playing for a high school.

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