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The Wonderful World of Hockey

Remind me again why hockey isn’t as popular as Football? Maybe it’s a little too chilly for some fans or slightly fast paced for others. However, no one can deny seeing a game of hockey in person is an absolute thrill. The players who grace the stadiums of hockey are some of the toughest players in all of sporting. You have to be strong when you have people coming at you from all directions!
With roots that go back to ancient times, hockey has been played all over the world at one time or another. Rome, Egypt, South America & Scotland are just a few places that hockey was/is played. Although hockey is well spread, fans …

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NHL – Blackhawks in the Final of the Western Conference

After a decade without reaching the playoffs, the hope has returned to the Chicago Blackhawks team and fans; with a victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, the Blackhawks are on the road to win the Stanley Cup final, but first they have to face either Anaheim Mighty Ducks or their all time rival, Detroit Red Wings.
This season has been great for the Blackhawks; they have been winning most of the games and the team is really connected with the winning goal that they are trying to achieve this season for the first time in ten years.
The changes on the team had been done by owner Rocky Wirtz, who took the lead of the team …

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Hockey still Inspires

Games similar to hockey played using balls and sticks are said to have been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years. There is some evidence to suggest that Egyptians played some sort of game similar to hockey around 4,000 years ago, at a similar time so did Ethiopians. Forms of the game are known to have been played by the Greeks, Romans and Aztecs quite early on, and by many others in years that followed.
Hockey has had an interesting history, in the 17th and 18th century in England, games were played between villages and were often very rough and violent and lasted a very long time. Over the years the game has developed into what …

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Ice Hockey Training – How to Be the Best

How does a hockey player nowadays make the NHL (National Hockey League)? This is a very important question as hockey players are entering the NHL at such a young age in this 21st century. In other words, how does a hockey player rise above the rest? The answer is actually quite simple.
The better hockey player:
Learns fasterTrains smarterImproves tremendously each yearTrains to improve as quick as he canIs more competitive and wants to win more than anyone elseLoves the game and is willing to do what it takes to be great Studies the best players in the world Is exposed to proper training equipmentIs passionate about the game and continually wants to learn more
These are only …

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Field Hockey Sticks

Recently I broke my cherished eight-year-old wooden hockey stick, so with a heavy heart I began the confusing process of choosing a new stick. Having only used wooden hockey sticks in the past I thought I would just replace it with a similar stick. So I was dumbstruck when I started to search the web and got bombarded with options for composite and wooden sticks of varying weight, lengths and shapes. After days of research and a bit of experience I thought I’d publish my findings to help other hockey players when choosing their next stick.
Long gone are the days of hockey sticks made purely from wood and wrapped with a bit …

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Buying Hockey Equipment For Kids

Playing hockey is fun and a good sport to help your children build on their character although indulging your kid in hockey can be straining since it is a full contact sport. Supporting a kid joining this sport is costly because of its equipments and rink rental.
Buying quality equipments can be a headache for parents especially if they are not very knowledgeable about it. There are many types of equipments ranging from the very expensive professional grade materials to the basic entry level ones. As more and more kids join organized sports, many of the manufacturers have released models for consumers to choose from. The basics of buying equipment for your kid are …

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How To Get Goals In Hockey

Let us consider going after goals in ice hockey. That means assists, too. So let us take a look first at the various ways of shooting and of beating the goalkeeper.
Before we do this, you should know a very important fact about shooting. Your team will do well to average 30 to 40 shots on goal per game. If you are a forward, you may have only six to eight shots in a game. In an hour of scrimmage practice, this average may be only slightly higher.
Then, too, there is the battle of wits that goes on between you and the opposing goalie. You can hope to win this duel only if you have …

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