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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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