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What to Eat for Early Morning Hockey

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training, 02/11/19, 12:00PM CST

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When it comes to early morning hockey, we need need to always follow the four rules of game day nutrition

We often get asked what hockey players should be eating when they’ve got a 9, 8 or even 7 am hockey game or practice. It’s a great question because, whether it’s a tournament game or a practice, we always want to be performing at our best on the ice. Let’s take a look at what hockey players can eat for those early games when they are only awake for maybe an hour or two before hitting the ice.

Pre-Game Nutrition Rules

Whenever we are choosing which meals or supplements we should be consuming around the peri-game window (pre, intra, and post-game) — we always have to keep the four rules of game day nutrition at the forefront of our thinking:

  1. You should always have a steady flow of glucose in the bloodstream.