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Top Hockey Equipment Brands

Thousands of places across cyberspace will sell you a hockey stick, skates, or a helmet. GearGeek will simply tell you what you really need to know about that equipment — and gloves, and pants. What do the NHL players use? Essentially, each and every one of them. Updated daily and sliced just about any way you could imagine — by gear [...]

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A PT's Guide to Lower Body Injuries

We all know the secret to long term athletic success: proper warm ups and cool downs. While these activities help prevent injuries, it’s what you do in between the hockey games and practice that is equally if not more important in. In every sport, it is important for athletes to maintain a "Home Program" to quicken and aid recovery, promote strength [...]

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Sparx: The Pros Are Using It & You Can Too

You don’t have to look much further than Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see that Sparx Hockey has edged its way into hockey at pretty much every level. We first connected with the folks at Sparx online, but recently met them in person at the SPHEM (Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers) conference in Phoenix, AZ. While [...]

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Complete Hockey Warm-up

It’s crucial to get your body warmed up and moving before you get on the ice, to reduce the risk of injury and prepare your muscles for playing. It also helps you prepare mentally allowing you to get "in the zone" before you get out there. A complete warm-up is a key factor for success at any [...]

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Best Hockey Sticks: 2016-17 Season

Let’s just get this out of the way first: The rankings in our list below are determined by their usage among active players in the NHL through the end of the 2016-17 regular season. This is not based off of any sales figures or personal opinions. Let's get to it. #10. Easton Synergy GX – 16 active NHL players Performance Sports Group, [...]

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How To Stay Hydrated During A Hockey Game

We’ve teamed up with Precision Hydration, who personalize the hydration strategies of a long list of teams in the NHL, NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, to give you the lowdown on how to stay hydrated on game day. It’s well worth taking the time to consider your hydration strategy as staying hydrated can have a significant impact on [...]

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Pro Stock Insight: Jimmy Vesey

Hockey equipment has changed dramatically over the last several years. Technology has helped make equipment stronger and more durable, yet somehow lighter and more comfortable. While the “average Joe” isn’t able to get equipment tailored and customized to meet specific preferences, those lucky enough to make it to the NHL are given the opportunity to do just that. More than [...]

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The Hockey Triad - Why We Should Be Concerned

It's no secret that hockey can take a physical toll on your body - just ask David Speciale, a strength coach at FITS Toronto. Each year, there are thousands of hockey related injuries. While not all of these injuries could have been prevented, educating yourself on injury prevention can go a long way in improving your [...]

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Goalie E-Book

There’s a crowd in the crease, just inches away. You feel pulsating pressure, the harsh heat mounting despite the expanse of ice all around. Suddenly, a puck rockets through the tangle of bodies in front of you. Its target: the back of the net. You slow it down in your mind. Freeze it. Throw your glove up. Squeeze it. [...]

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Getting To Know Jonas Gustavsson

If you've played hockey before, then you know this simple fact:  Goalies are weird. It takes a certain type of person to want to be a goaltender. To voluntarily stand in the way of a vulcanized rubber disc being propelled towards you at 100+ mph is something most people have a little trouble understanding. They're the last [...]

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