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10,000 Pucks – 2010

May
26
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: HockeyShare Contests
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HockeyShare is excited to announce the launch of the 2010 – 10,000 Pucks, 1 Summer Contest. This will be the 4th year of the contest, and we’re excited to see it continue to grow. Last year we had over 500 participants from across the US & Canada shooting pucks.

Visit the 10,000 Pucks Page

Coaches: you can have your team compete and track their progress. Just create your team, and have your players register for the contest (they can select their team when they signup).

Players: start logging your shots beginning June 1st.

www.hockeyshare.com/10000pucks/

Skate hard & keep your head up! See you around the rinks.



 

Learn from the Pros – Week 7

May
22
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Learn from the Pros
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As the final four teams inch closer to their goal of playing for the Stanley Cup, the intensity level of games continues to rise.  This week in our Learn from the Pros segment, we’ll take a look at a goal from the Western Confrence finals between the Hawks and Sharks.  The goal we’re looking at comes from Chicago’s Dustin Byfuglin (#33) on a nice setup from Patrick Kane (#88).

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User Email: Tight Turns

May
17
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Tips
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I recently received the following email:

Hi Kevin

Love the site, a great resource for new coaches like myself!

I would like your advice on teaching tight turns to under 10’s?

Many Thanks
Lee

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Learn from the Pros – Week 6

May
16
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Learn from the Pros
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What a week in the playoffs. Upsets and game sevens – it doesn’t get much more exciting than this! In this week’s Learn from the Pros segment, we take a look at a goal by Montreal’s Mike Cammalleri. Cammalleri’s goal helped hoist the Canadian’s past the Penguins in their seven game series.

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5 Drills for Defensemen

May
12
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills
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Developing defensemen can be a difficult task. The skill sets required to be a solid defenseman are unique and require years of practice.  One of the biggest things to work on with defenders is lateral movement.  Here are some drills I like to use to improve my defensemen’s footwork:

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How to Watch a Professional Game

May
11
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Comments & Thoughts
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I think if most coaches went around their locker room and asked how many player watch NHL games, a good number of kids (generally speaking) would raise their hands.  I would venture to guess if you asked who watches a game without texting their friends, updating Facebook, or Tweeting – the number of hands raised would be drastically decreased.  Players (and coaches) who watch professional hockey have tons of opportunities to learn from the best in the game every time a game is televised.

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Learn from the Pros – Week 5

May
8
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Learn from the Pros
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Playoff hockey this year has certainly delivered excitement as expected.  One series not short on rivalry is the Boston vs. Philly match-up.  In this week’s Learn from the Pros posting, we’ll take a look at a Boston goal scored off a blocked shot and a big hit.

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Defensive Shadow Drill [Video]

May
5
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Drills,Instructional Video
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This week’s video from M2 Hockey and HockeyShare.com features a great drill to work on defensive player mobility, footwork, and quick reaction.  The drill requires two players and 4 cones and only takes a minute to set up.

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Gap Control Basics

May
3
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Hockey Tips
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Gap control is one of the most important skills/concepts for defensemen to learn. Simply stated, a defenseman’s gap is the distance between the puck carrying forward and the defender.  Making a play at the right time, and knowing how and when to make the commitment can be the difference between a defender making a great play or getting beat.  The basics to setting a proper gap can be broken down into three main points:

  1. Required skating skills
  2. Ability to react to the rush
  3. Rule of thumb

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Learn from the Pros – Week 4

May
1
Posted by Kevin - Filed under: Learn from the Pros
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This week’s Learn from the Pros clip features Marian Hossa’s goal against Nashville on 4/24/10 to put the Blackhawks up 3 games to 2 in their first round series.  Hossa, who was serving a 5-minute penalty for boarding comes out of the box, finds a break in Nashville’s coverage and puts home a rebound.

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