Three tips for tipping


By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

Being able to tip the puck effectively is a skill most goal scorers excel at. And since scoring goals is something that many girls’ hockey teams struggle with, I thought I’d share three quick tips on how to tip the puck more effectively.

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By Diane Ness


Footwork is one of the most important skills that a player can practice and try to improve upon (especially for defensemen). Footwork is the ability to move the feet independently of each other. It is the ability to go forward to backward, backward to forward, and side to side while maintaining speed and control. The game of hockey changes direction so quickly a skater seems to be in constant motion. The better the skater’s footwork, the easier everything becomes.

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Let’s be honest

Beneath the surface of even the most dependable team parents lie some undeniable truths


By Dan Bauer

Parents, let’s be painfully honest. Beneath the surface of even the most dependable textbook team parents lie these undeniable truths. If your kid could play every minute of every game, you would love it. If they never came off the field, court or rink you would be in sports paradise. If your kid plays a great game and your team loses, you can live with the loss. It wasn’t your kid's fault.

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This week's cover: November 13, 2014

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A Christmas gift

The BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation is for EVERYONE with spinal cord injuries


By Jack Blatherwick
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Having just seen the TV ad in which players are tapping their sticks in salute, I thought everyone should understand the purpose of the BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation. None of the proceeds go to Jack Jablonski or his family, but it is their idea to support the dreams of everyone with spinal cord injuries (SCI). All proceeds go to research projects around the country and therapeutic exercise programs like the advanced ABLE program at Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

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