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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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Personalized Nutrition for Hockey Players

Well everyone reading has done the impossible, they’ve survived 2016. As we celebrate 2016 in all its glories and all its tragedies we move onto 2017. As 2017 greets us I can’t help but think back to what the top nutrition trends were of 2016 and whether they still apply for 2017, namely a bigger emphasis on [...]

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Getting To Know Shawn Thornton

NHL players can be very particular about their equipment. Players will rotate through a pair of gloves each period. Some prepare multiple sticks as a part of their pregame rituals. Many will opt for new equipment after just one month of use. Florida Panthers forward Shawn Thornton is not your typical NHL player. I sat down with Thornton, a PSH brand ambassador, for [...]

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Getting "Post Game" Clean

It’s no secret that hockey can be a stinky sport. Practices multiple times a week, games every weekend and daily workouts make showering an all-too-common occurrence. During the season, hockey players constantly need to shower multiple times a day, every day.Wake up. Shower. Afternoon workout. Shower. Late-night practice/game. Shower.Sound familiar?For much of his teens and 20s, this was the [...]

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Pro Stick Insight: Joe Pavelski

Player: Joe Pavelski Team: San Jose Sharks Position: Center Height: 5 ft 11 in Weight: 190 lbs Stick Specs: Shoots: Right Stick: Warrior Covert QR1 (White Graphic) Flex: 80-85 Curve: Heel Lie: 5 Grip: Yes Height: 60” In recent years, Sharks captain Joe Pavelski has developed into one of the most proficient goal scorers in the NHL. While playing on a line with Joe Thornton admittedly has been a key to [...]

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Game Day Nutrition Guide

An often overlooked and underappreciated aspect of a hockey training program is a player nutrition guide. Coaches will often put the majority of their focus on strength training, skill development and implementing systems, but don’t provide players with the knowledge or the tools to improve their nutrition. Hard work and training can pay big dividends during the offseason, but if [...]

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