Featured Product – Bladetech Hockey

With our exciting news of collaborating with Bladetech Hockey being one of our “Feature Product” HockeyNeeds will like to provide an in-depth look at their amazing innovative hockey blades, which are being used around the world by professional hockey players – To help give that extra speed boost.     In 2013, Jeff Azzolin, a University…

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How To Buy Hockey Skates

Hockey Skates are arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment for any hockey player. The right size, style, and fit of your skate will allow you to improve your speed, accuracy, and shots and mastering the art of skating. To help you start your journey toward becoming an excellent skater and highly-skilled hockey player,…

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Skate Sharpening Guide For New Hockey Parents and Players

The Image above is at Toronto Pro Shop. Finding a great Pro Shop with a professional skate sharpener is like finding a great car mechanic that knows your vehicle inside out. Build that same relationship, so they can help you find that edge! Thanks to Dennis & Co. At Toronto Pro located in Vaughan. Let…

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Hockey Parents… I Wish I Knew!

In youth hockey, it’s about laying a foundation for growth both as a player and a person. Yes, there are those parents that will get upset because they think their child is the best and deserves special treatment. Every post-game or intermission talk by the coach will involve some sort of lesson for the players…

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COVID-19 Vs. The Minor Hockey Community

Hockey Canada had canceled the season in early March and the Minor Hockey Communities are eager to learn when or how they will start playing again. Unfortunately, the future is unclear. Now, the Government of Ontario gave permission to reopen in May for professional sports training facilities, provided that sports leagues involved have established health…

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Hockey Parents – How Is Your Child Doing In Hockey?

With all the news regarding NHL coaches amidst allegations of inappropriate comments or controversial motivation tactics, I felt compel to write this article not as a coach/trainer in minor hockey, but as a parent with a son playing his 3rd year and a daughter that will soon be starting her journey in hockey.   As…

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Teaching Creativity and Imagination vs. Systems

Now that tryouts are behind us and Coaches are slowing preparing for the upcoming season, I thought this would be a good time to write this article. Over the years of seeing or attending practices, I started to notice that coaches are teaching or implementing more of a defensive type of system in their practices…

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