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First-Generation Hockey Player Overcomes Obstacles

By Jayson Hron, USA Hockey 01/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

"Because in the end, the game is fun and the support of all my teammates and coaches helped me overcome."

Why Goalies Need To Lift Heavy

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 01/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

The biggest reason why I have my goalies incorporate relative strength programming (sets of 1-3 reps) more often than my offense/defensive athletes is the sheer importance of the need to be as fast and explosive as possible

Goalies Should Not Be Shut Out from Coaching

By Steve Carroll, Minnesota Hockey 01/18/2018, 12:00pm CST

Be good to your goalies, and chances are your goalies will be good to you and your team.

Pond Hockey with Pat Micheletti

By Todd Smith, Minnesota Hockey 01/17/2018, 12:00pm CST

In celebration of Minnesota’s pond hockey season, Minnesota Hockey spoke with University of Minnesota Gopher hockey legend Pat Micheletti about the culture of outdoor hockey. 

How Hockey Players Can Build Muscle

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 01/17/2018, 12:00pm CST

Because training was only the stimulus, your nutrition and sleep are going to determine whether or not you actually adapt to that stimulus to build muscle tissue.

Midseason Reviews Are Great Way to Stay Connected With Your Players

By Hal Tearse, Minnesota Hockey 01/16/2018, 12:00pm CST

Be sure to stay connected with your players and guide them along with positive reinforcement and optimistic messages. If you stay upbeat, so will they.

Best Exercises for a Harder Hockey Shot

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training 01/15/2018, 12:00pm CST

Hockey movements in the gym are skills that you develop over time in the same way that you develop new skills on the ice.

How to Use Body Contact Safely and Effectively

By Stephen Kerr, USA Hockey 01/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

Body contact is as critical a skill as shooting or passing. But it doesn’t have to be rocket science.

Five Traits of a Good Teammate

By Jessi Hinrichs, Minnesota Hockey 01/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

At the end of the day, you will find some of your best friends on the ice. It’s a lot easier to be a good teammate with people you know will be lifelong friends.

Fundamentals of Great Defensemen

By Minnesota Hockey 01/10/2018, 12:00pm CST

While skills like making hard passes, or having stick on puck may seem elementary, they play an increasingly important role as players progress to higher levels of hockey.

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