The Hockey Life

Focusing on the beer leagues, tournaments, and a look at those who put up with hockey players.

confessions of a zamboni driver

Confessions of a Zamboni Driver

Everything you always wanted to know about ice resurfacing (but were afraid to ask) By Kevin O’Connell How thick is the ice? The typical rink carries about one and a...
The Art of Chirping

The Art of Chirping

Chirping, in a sense, is its own game
beer league hockey rules

Beer League Hockey Rules

20 beer league hockey dos and don'ts, for newbies and seasoned veterans alike By Warren Tabachnick Beer League Hockey Rules Article previously published and updated. Beer league hockey...
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The Beginner Hockey Player Checklist

Are you or your child looking to become a hockey player? We’ve got you covered from top to bottom: Here’s what you’ll need and where to...
adult hockey league

Ready to Join an Adult Hockey League?

Thinking about finally joining a hockey league? Here’s what you need to know. By Warren Tabachnick You’ve been bitten by the hockey bug and are looking...
Getting Older and Still Playing Hockey?

Getting Older and Still Playing Hockey?

If you’re getting older and still playing hockey, you know that the game changes. But it’s often for the better. Think about it. If you’re...
life skills from hockey

Life Skills from Playing Hockey

The 5 important life skills you learn from playing hockey By Tim Turk If you’re reading this, you already know that hockey is truly a wonderful sport....
Multi Sports

Playing Multi Sports: Better for Hockey?

Multi sports can be helpful or not, depending on your point of view
hockey in a post pandemic world

Hockey in a Post-Pandemic World

The world has changed, and along with it our beloved game. What to expect of hockey in a post-pandemic world. By Warren Tabachnick The pandemic of...
Old Timer Rec Hockey Team

Old Timer Rec Hockey: A Goalie’s 10 Team Rules

An Old Man Goalie's letter to his team. It's hysterical!