Cool New Site: The Hockey Community

"The Hockey Community" categorizes all of the "hockey happenings" in your local area. A few weeks ago I was introduced to a new hockey site that has the potential to make a serious impact on local hockey. The main idea behind The Hockey Community is to merge all the rinks' schedules and the drop-in hockey games on the same website. Through a very simple form you can find stick and puck, public skating, drop-in hockey game and much more. They just rolled out all the local hockey info in the Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and Delta areas, but they are planning to add more and more cities. I can't wait until Salt Lake is on the list :) This is actually a student's project from an engineer school, so if you have more…
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Increase Hockey Speed with Plyometric Training

Off-ice Training, Speed Click Here for a printout of the hockey plyometrics diagram used in the video. Plyometric training is a great way to increase your leg strength and explosiveness, which will contribute to improved hockey speed and skating power. There are many different plyometric exercises and routines out there. This video outlines one of my favorite methods for developing that leg strength and explosive power that all hockey players need. I've had a lot of success with this routine, but I'm interested to know what other plyometric exercises you may have seen or used in the past. Enjoy! PS: HockeyShot has carried plyometric boxes in the past. They may, or may not be in stock currently. These aren't exactly the same as the ones I have, but they will definitely do…
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