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Providence used 20 saves from goaltender Jaxson Stauber on the way to posting 4-0 win over visiting UConn last Friday afternoon at Schneider Arena (photo: Ryan Feeney). In a very challenging year, one thing was clear to first-year commissioner Steve...
  • February 18, 2021
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A round-up of tips and advice to keep your hockey skills and fitness going while you’re stuck at home… Hockey strength and conditioning Ciaran O’Connell a personal trainer from Reading Hockey Club, in the UK, offers short video fitness sessions....
  • May 5, 2020
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The hockey season is just about finished here in the UK and it’s time to rest and recuperate – then start on a drive to boost your fitness for next season. So what sort of drills and training can you...
  • April 24, 2018
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The slap hit is one of the most valuable distribution skills in hockey – allowing you to send a hard, fast and flat-to-the-ground ball. It’s also highly accurate, unlike hitting where the stick is high and there is more that...
  • April 3, 2018
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Pre-scanning is, apparently, one of the most important hockey skills. It sounds straightforward, but what exactly should be be scanning for and how can you improve your vision? Here’s some pointers… Elite India hockey player Manpreet Singh believes scanning is...
  • January 9, 2018
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It can be a challenge finding great gifts for hockey players. Once you’ve got the basic kit – team colours, socks, astros, stick, bag – there’s not a lot else you can add to that as a present. I have...
  • December 11, 2017
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[embedded content] This new #hockeyheroesTV video wouldn’t win any comedy awards, in my opinion, but does have useful pointers to help you score more goals. If you struggle to convert in front of the keeper try the following when receiving...
  • November 7, 2017
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[embedded content] This video from Lauren Penny’s Field Hockey Performance Academy is worth a watch. She gives tips for when your team is dominating and you just can’t score…or for when you just want to score more goals. Who doesn’t?...
  • June 27, 2017
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[embedded content] The quality of this video isn’t that great – but it still makes some interesting points about how you might be able to make your slap hit a little more powerful. It’s also great on how to slap...
  • June 6, 2017
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It has all sorts of names: tennis elbow; golfers elbow; lateral epicondylitis; medial epicondylitis – but I just call it elbow pain. I know lots of hockey players of a certain age, usually over 40, who have their elbow strapped...
  • March 20, 2017
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