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Training- improving your slapshot power

May 19, 2020 Hockey Blogs No Comments

To improve your slapshot you must focus an two key aresa, form and strength. You could be 6 feet tall and 220 pounds but if you dont have the proper form your slapshot will be useless. I am only 170 pounds but i can still shoot over 70mph consistently. this is becasue i have practiced for years and have a very effecient form. This means i am able to get alot of weight and opwer transfered to my stick to increase my power. This article is going to deal with what i will be working on, my overall strength and fitness.
Many people belive you need to have bulging biceps and a chest the size of arnold to have a good slapshot. The truth is slapshot power, like alost everything else in hockey is about your core strength. your core muscles are    In general, the muscles of the core run the length of the trunk and torso; and when they contract they stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle and create a solid base of support. We are then able to generate powerful movements of the extremities. These muscles are what you use in a slapshot and develping and training them is going to give you a tremendous power boost
Workout for core muscles
their are hundreds of workouts that you can do for you core these are a few of my favorite http://www.menshealth.com/celebrity-fitness/michael-richards these are simple workouts that even the pros use,
 these workouts will help tune and train your core. rember you cna;t have strenght without form, make sure you continue to practice shooting as your trianing. this will allow your body to get used to the new muscles.

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The Best Hockey Songs to Get you Pumped Up

May 19, 2020 Hockey Blogs No Comments

I have compiled a list of my favourite songs to listen to before hockey, some are good old rock, some are heavy metal and a little bit of rap. There are also a few old classics that are a bit lame, but still fun to sing to and get you all fired up.
The widget takes a few seconds to load, all songs can be purchased on Amazon, but for the AC/DC songs I recommend the originals

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Add slideboard

May 19, 2020 Hockey Blogs No Comments

use kevin neeld vids that he emailed

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How To Take a WristshotSKODA

May 19, 2020 Hockey Blogs No Comments

The wrist shot is the most used shot in the game, and also results in the most goals. The wrist shot is the first shot that a hockey player should learn because it is the most versatile shot and it teaches the fundamentals of shooting that many other types of shots use. In this article you will learn the fundamentals of the wrist shot. These tips will help you have a smoother shot, more power and more accuracy. This is great if you want to learn, or improve your shot.
Proper Hand Location
hand-location
The first step to taking a good shot is making sure your hands are in the right spot. Your top hand should be in it’s standard location, on the top of the stick with the V between your thumb and index finger lined up with the top of the shaft. To line up your bottom hand – while holding the stick with your top hand – touch your elbow to your top hand and then grab the stick with your bottom hand. This is the highest that you want to hold the stick with your bottom hand. A little lower is fine.
Set-Up
Start with the puck in front of your body, knees slightly bent in the hockey stance, have your shoulder facing the target. This allows you to draw the puck across your body for more power.
Step 1 – draw the puck back
draw-puck-back
Drawing the puck back will add more power to your shot, ensure that you are still well balanced with your stance, you do not want your shot preparation to compromise your balance. As you pull the puck back you want to also load up your back leg (ensure that your back leg is bent). The puck should also be cupped with the blade of the stick to ensure the puck stays on the blade throughout the entire shot. Remember to get your hands away from your body
Step 2 – Pull the puck towards the net
With both hands pull the puck towards the net, and slightly in towards your body. This adds speed to the puck, and bringing the puck in towards your body a bit will allow you to lean on the stick a bit and flex it. Flexing the stick will add potential energy into the stick, which will be released later in the shot and give the shot more power. As you are pulling the puck towards the net your hands will move across your body and the blade of the stick should naturally open up, which will later allow the puck to come off the ice.
Step 3 – The snap
release
Once the puck is lined up with your front foot you are ready to “pull the trigger”. You want to really pull back with the top hand and push with the bottom hand. This motion adds a lot of extra power onto the shot, remember to also roll your wrists during this motion for better control and accuracy.
Step 4 – the follow through
follow-through
The follow through should dictate where the puck goes. If you follow through low and roll your wrists over the puck will stay low, if you follow through high and do not roll the wrists over as much the puck will go higher (possibly over the net, so be careful)

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Join my Charity Hockey Team

October 3, 2019 Hockey Blogs No Comments

On November 8th I’ll be playing on a charity hockey team to help raise money for those living with disabilities. An ex NHL player will join us on the team, we will draft our ex pro the night before. The tournament is hosted by Easter Seals at the Vaughan Sports Village and I’m offering up […]

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The Role of a Winger in Hockey

There are two wingers in hockey, right wing, and left wing. Both wing men, as well as the centermen are referred to as forwards. The forwards are offensively minded and will score the majority of your teams goals. As a winger you will mostly play on your side of the ice, right wing will play […]

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My Mic’d up 4 year old going viral!

February 25, 2019 Hockey Blogs No Comments

When I shot this video, I thought it would be a cute video, hockey players would love it, hockey parents would smile… I didn’t expect this! Within a day of uploading the Twitter video had over 1 million views, my inbox was full and the Youtube video was over 100 000k views. Today we’re at […]

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How To Hockey Toronto Summer Hockey Camp 2018 – Mastercard centre

You’ve learned from my videos, now you can learn from me in person at my Toronto hockey camp. I’m offering an adult hockey camp, father / son hockey camp (or any kid/parent combo), and kids camp. During the camp we will be working on Skating fundamentals and edgework Shooting fundamentals, getting a strong and accurate […]

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