The Hockey Life

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

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Making It to The NHL: Pond Hockey to Pro

The true story of a small-town hockey hero’s quest to play in the pros. A book excerpt. Making It to The NHL: Pond Hockey to...
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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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Sledge Hockey: More Exciting News

(Updated content) Sledge hockey makes the sport accessible to everyone—regardless of their ability Sledge hockey players now have a great way to train and keep in...
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Senior Hockey Players: The 6 Stages

Observations on senior hockey players from an aging defenseman By Bill Wagner This article originally appears on Beer League Inc. Check out their kick-ass podcast!...
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Mighty Ducks: From Hollywood to the Stanley Cup

Few teams can match the fairy-tale story of the Mighty Ducks When it comes to ice hockey, few teams can match the fairy-tale story...
The Fastest Hockey Players of All Time

The Fastest Hockey Players of All Time

One of the most fascinating hockey skills is speed. Here are 6 of the fastest hockey players ever to skate in the NHL. Hockey is...
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The Most Bizarre Hockey Variations in the World

Most people think of hockey as the coolest game on ice. It turns out there are some pretty bizarre ways to play the game. Hockey,...
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The Outdoor Rink: The Joy (and Pain)

There is no better feeling than having a bunch of friends over to play some pick-up hockey on your pond.
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Playing Hockey with Your Kids

I couldn’t wait until my kids were old enough to play hockey with me By Warren Tabachnick I started playing this awesome game at the ripe...
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How Hockey Made My Life Better

How has hockey made my life better? I’ve made dozens of friends and business associates—not to mention how it keeps me in shape. By Warren...