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USA Hockey -

With the upcoming season starting, many coaches, players, parents, and fans are debating on coming back to hockey this fall to see their kids, grandkids, or even visiting their old stomping grounds watching and playing hockey. Covid-19 has affected a lot of what we do currently in society. Whether or not you believe in Covid-19 is up for you to decide. But most importantly leaders do have to make decisions on how/where we start playing and I have concerns that USA Hockey’s plan is nothing more that hoping the local arenas and cities know best. USA Hockey is requiring on...

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Hockey, NHL, Playoffs -

Never would we have ever thought of the National Hockey League doing a 24-Team playoff in order to attempt to finish the season with a Stanley Cup Champion but here we are. To be fair, the Stanley Cup as not been awarded twice in its historic history: the 1919 Spanish flu season and the 2004-05 NHL lockout.

So let’s look at some of the potential good news that can come out of this.

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Hockey -

Well this blog post sounds like I'm going to argue against hockey, and I actually will a little bit here. Yes the guy who loves hockey so much he started his own company is going to argue against hockey. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing and how we need to watch and monitor how much hockey our kids (or future kids) play. We all know that hockey is considered primarily a winter sport. But more and more we are seeing summer travel leagues, select hockey, and showcase teams all playing summer hockey all in...

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Equipment, Skates -

Does a standard hand sharpen still have it's place in ice hockey or does the Sparx Skate Sharpener paved the way for automated skate sharpening for hockey? We discuss the cost to get a skate sharpen, maintenance of skate sharpeners, and how hockey can benefit from both sharpening machines.

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I'd never thought I'd see the day where the sport itself was trying to legislate the idea of hitting at the upper levels of hockey. But here we are. The World Juniors Hockey Tournament is just getting underway as of the writing of this blog post. The IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) decided to implement the new Late Hit Rule, or Rule #153, into its first major contest with the World Juniors. Many people who play and referee have pointed out the concerning language from the new Late Hit Rule. From the IIHF Rulebook: A late hit constitutes a bodycheck...

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