Do You Have to Play Your Age?
If you're new to hockey, you might think that hockey parents' habit of talking about 1996s and 2002s rather than 14-year-olds and 9-year-olds is just a quirk. But in fact, it's significant because almost all players are strictly assigned to play U8, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam or Midget by birth year. This, however, doesn't stop parents from constantly asking hockey association administrators questions such as:
Don’t Play Head Games: Take Concussions Seriously
While checking out your helmet for this upcoming year, take a look at what Ian LaperriÃ¨re has to say about head injuries.
Do Teens Need Sports Supplements?
Yanic Perreault made millions of dollars during a brilliant NHL career because he was one of the leagueâ€™s premier faceoff guys. NHL GMs value these guys the way they value goal scorersâ€”because the more faceoffs your team wins, the more puck possessions the team has, creating a winning environment. After you check out these 12 tips, see my entire faceoff story.
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