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Tips & techniques for everyone on the ice—skaters, goalies, and refs

The Soft Goal

The Soft Goal: Every Goalie’s Nemesis

If you've never been a goalie, you just don’t know
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!
Goaltending Pitfalls

Goaltending Pitfalls: 3 Common Areas to Work On

Goalies often face the most scrutiny for a team’s success
Proper Skating

Skating: Proper Stance and Start

In hockey, skating is the name of the game. It’s the first skill you need to master in order to play effectively.
Goalie equipment

Goalie Equipment: It’s All About Protection

The number one goal in outfitting the goalie is protection. Hockey is a rough game and forwards don’t shoot with the goalie’s safety in mind.
hockey center

Man in the Middle: The Hockey Center

One thing I’ve learned is that when one moves from the wing to center, there is quite a bit of responsibility.
how hockey refs keep it under control

How Hockey Refs Keep It Under Control

Most games are played very well and most players are out for a good, healthy skate and a night off from their regular routine. But every once in a while
rec hockey refereeing

Rec Hockey Refereeing: The Zen of It

What makes a good referee? It's part instinct, part negotiator, and sometimes, part cop.