About

How to Hockey is run by Jeremy Rupke, and Ken Macnab. We are a couple of guys who LOVE hockey and want to help others improve their game. We started this site a few years ago and it has grown quite a bit. Every week we get comments from people who have used our tips to improve their skating, shooting and stickhandling and we love to hear them!

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Jeremy

flex of stick in wrist shot

So that’s me, Jeremy. I live in Ontario and love to play hockey. I have a full time job that I balance with playing sports (mostly hockey) and working on this site. I have played hockey since I could walk and hope to continue to play until I can not walk anymore! I am a forward and love to dangle and of course score goals.

Ken

This is Ken, he is my best friend and biggest rival on the ice (when we are playing against each other) Ken played some competitive hockey in Alberta and then moved to Ontario to go to college (where we met). Ken is a defensive specialist, has a rocket of a shot and a few nifty dangles as well. He will be adding most of the defensive articles to the site.

What is the Point of this Website?

The point of this website is to get some really solid hockey instruction, articles, drills and how to videos online. When I was growing up I never had the opportunity to just hop online and learn a new move. I was desperate to learn some good moves so I paid $100 for some stickhandling videos when I was 15 and just loved them; I watched them all the time. I realize that not every child, or parent has that type of money so I wanted to provide some great hockey tips for free. If there is anyone that you know that might want to learn about hockey please share this website with them, and if you want to learn more about hockey then just pop your email address in the box on the left and join us (if you haven’t already)

Now it is Your Turn

We have over 7000 people who follow this blog directly by email, and thousands more following on Youtube and Facebook. I would love to get your input on what you think of the site, and what you would like to see. So how about leaving a little message in the comment section below. I think your name, where you are from, what level you play, and what you would like to see more of on the site is a good start. I hope to hear from most of you, and don’t be afraid to share the site with your team mates!

Jeremy

149 Comments
  1. Reply Brett ciupka April 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I want to thank you, because you have helped me improve my snap shot and wrist shot a lot, by watching your videos. You have really encouraged me to try harder every day .
    Sincerely,
    Brett Ciupka

  2. Reply Alessandro December 14, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Thank you for your help
    I am looking always your video.
    Your tutorials is perfect

  3. Reply Leeon August 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Hi,
    Jeremy and Ken.

    This is more of a question. I play defense and I was hoping to get some tips. To help improve on my defense from Ken or Jeremy.

  4. Reply Noah Sy August 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Hi,
    Jeremy and Ken!

    I want to thank you for your help! Your tutorials have gotten me from flopping around on the ice, to near A level. My brother started in C and he is trying out for AAA, all thanks to your videos! I continue to watch your videos for improvements

    Go Canada!

    Sincerely,
    Noah

  5. Reply Noah Sy August 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Hi,
    Jeremy and Ken!

    I want to thank you for your help! Your tutorials have gotten me from flopping around on the ice, to near A level. My brother started in C and he is trying out for AAA, all thanks to your videos! I continue to watch your videos for improvements

    Go Canada!

    Sincerely,
    Noah

  6. Reply Ben May 26, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Jeremy and ken,
    Thanks so much for the tips! 2 years ago I signed up for my first season of hockey and soon after I found out about this website. I bought a shooting pad, shot tons of pucks, did power skating classes and at the end of the season I became one of the better players on my house league peewee team. Over the summer I participated in my first hockey camp. I played with mostly a and b players and realized I needed to continue working hard and become a better player. At the start of the next season I bought a roll out shooting pad and the I snipe app and practiced even more! Soon after the c and d all star try outs came along and I made the team! I continue to practice every day and I am planning to try out for a and b next season! Thanks for all the tips and I continue to try my hardest!

  7. Reply Chase Hanson May 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Jeremy,
    Thanks so much! I have posted previously but am posting comments again. I am going to play travel hockey soon! I am so excited! If it wasn’t for you, I would still be in the Hockey skating classes! I am a forward for my team and am now eager to learn as much as I can. I love hockey and practice 24/7!
    Your Most Eager Viewer,
    Chase Hanson

  8. Reply Chase Hanson May 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Jeremy,
    Thank you so much for posting all of these videos! I am 10 years old and I am in Peewee hockey at the moment. I am new to the game and was not a good shooter at the start of my season [ :-( ]. But then I found How To Hockey and I watched some shooting videos. I was shelving the puck and scoring goals soon after. Thanks so much!
    Sincerely,
    Chase Hanson
    (P.S. I learned the Datsyukian Deke and made those goalies feel BAD!)

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      So awesome!

  9. Reply DavidT April 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Love your site Jeremy. I’ve been coaching Mites hockey for two years in in AK and use your videos in the locker room and as homework. Your videos are by far the best in quality on the web – content, simplicity, audio/video quality, etc. I think the kids love your references to particular skills/moves to NHL stars. And as a coach I love the really simple break down of skills. I also love the ‘challenges’ that you give viewers, its a great way to engage and motivate them. Keep it up.

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks David

  10. Reply Francis Buchheit February 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

    This is a fantastic site and tool to learn more about hockey techniques. I’m 61 and have been playing hockey since I was 10. Born in Buffalo but I’ve lived in Indiana since I was 13. We never had training tools like this when I was growing up (or roller blades) and we just learned what we could from others. I played in college at IU. I had good coaches that were previous Yale and Boston College players. Keep up the good work and site. I’m still learning more at my age. Francis

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke March 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      That is awesome Francis!

  11. Reply paige c February 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    This is by far the best website for hockey, but I am having trouble understanding different positions and how they work. It would be totally awesome if you could make a video explaining plays and different positions

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke March 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      We have a few articles on the role of the winger, and centermen. There are some videos included. These should help a little.

  12. Reply Dan February 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks a lot for setting this great site up. It s definitely helped me improve my hockey and also my kids skating. Great site. Thanks!

  13. Reply Mike C December 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I love your site. I’m a 41 year old hockey dad who picked the game up in college playing roller and then finally got to play a bit of ice when I got into my 30s and had the pressure of teaching my kids to skate. Now I coach squirts and mites on my kids’ teams and I play some pick-up here and there. Usually I’m going against guys who have played an extra 25 years on me, but I make up for that in passion and a desire to learn. I love the game and I’m constantly working on my skating, my shot and game tactics, both as a coach and player. Your instructional videos and products are great. Thanks so much for creating this place.

  14. Reply Brett Thielen November 23, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Hey I’m Brett a Freshman in High School and Ive gotten really determined to play on my high school hockey team next year so I’ve been looking around for helpful and I really enjoy this site and hope to get on my team next year. So keep up the good work and thanks for helping me

  15. Reply Erik F. November 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Hey Jeremy & Ken,

    Been a fan of this site for quite some time, you guys do good work. Thanks!
    Either of you ever sprain your ankle? If so, how long did it take to come back from it? Did you baby it and do a few skates to feel it out or just hop back in games?

    I sprained mine doing crossfit (NOT playing) about 6 weeks ago. I tried to rush back a couple of weeks after and it wasn’t feeling too hot so I gave myself a few more weeks. I’m raring to get back out there, it sucks being sidelined. E

  16. Reply Andy October 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Hi. I’m 34 and I played mostly roller hockey and a little bit of ice hockey when I was in high school and college. I haven’t played hockey in 10 years but I’m getting back into it. Since I’m so rusty, I’m utilizing the tips on your website to help me get back my game and knock off one of the items from my bucket list – learning how to hockey-stop.

  17. Reply Mike S August 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Hi, my name is Mike, and I live in Arizona. I am 42 years old, soon to be 43. I played two years of Bantam when I lived in Colorado as a kid, then football took up most of my time all the way through college, but I have loved hockey ever since. Until about two months ago, I hadn’t skated even once in THIRTY YEARS. I am a big guy, ‘6″3, 265lbs, and have been trying to learn defense, which means a lot of skating backwards. You two have helped me a TON, and have broken down fundamentals in easy to understand ways that I have picked up quickly. I am zipping around the rink pretty good these days, especially for a big dude, and I start my first beginner league season in 8 days. I’m pretty excited to say the least. Cheers guys, keep up the good work!

  18. Reply Nicholas July 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    My names Nick, I live in Vancouver, I play bantam and want you to keep up with the shooting, stickhandling, reviews and hockey talk.

  19. Reply Andrej March 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Hi, i was just looking around the web, to find some stuff how to improve my hockey stop (although i’m not a hockey player) and found this, in my opinion it’s a very very helpful site and everyone can see and share your passion for hockey, greetings from Slovakia

  20. Reply ESchwartzie94 January 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I love you site. I’ve been playing men’s league for over 12 years now. I had to take a 3 year hiatus from skating before then while I was in the military. Your site has really kept me improving my skills and reminding me of what I should be doing on the ice. Thanks and keep it coming. In the few short weeks I’ve been reading the site I can already tell it’s helped my game.

  21. Reply Angel December 24, 2012 at 1:14 am

    I’m 26 and recently started playing hockey. This website has been a tremendous help from the basics of skating and shooting, to fancy deke moves and shots. With only 2 season of hockey under my belt, thanks to HowToHockey, I’m good enough to play on an intermediate level next season! Keep up the awesome tips

  22. Reply Rochestr71 December 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I started playing hockey and skating when I was 16. They put me in net for the first couple of years. I decided stopping pucks was not for me. So I played out after that realized I enjoyed it and started playing defence. I had a decent slapshot, a pretty good wrist shot. However my skating crossovers, speed and backwards skating didn’t improve much until I took some lessons with a friend. Then I stumbled on to your site with the breakdown of moves (slowmo). Wow learned more in hour then time spent with trainer. You broke down mechanics of skating backwards and also helped me understand how to pick out the proper stick.

    Love the site and I will tell my buddies.

    Keep shootin HIGH and in the CORNERS

  23. Reply Matt Whipps November 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This is an awesome site! I just started playing hockey a couple of years ago, so am trying to get up to speed on as many different topics as possible. The videos are especially helpful, and I really appreciate the step by step instructions. I’ve watched the backwards crossovers video at least three times and I pick up something new each time. Keep up the fantastic work!

  24. Reply Keagan Duguay November 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love this site, it has a lot of good information on everything about hockey from skating to stick handling, and lots more. I like how there are step by step instructions and everything is explained, and the videos.

  25. Reply John Potts October 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This is one of the most informative sites i have ever seen. I have played all my life and still do ( i am 55) I am also a coach, i have coached Varsity, JV and also a womens O18 team, and i use a lot of your tips and videos for my players. Your instruction is simple to understand . Awesome site. Keep up the great work. john

  26. Reply Jeff Prestage September 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Jeremy and Ken
    After a 25 year break I got back into hockey again (now pushing 57 yo). Unfortunately due to my job having me out of town over half of every month a league/team isn’t a viable option for me so pick ups and skate and shoots are all I can commit to. The good news is I’m fitter than I’ve been in the last 20 years, I’ve met some great people at the local ice rink, my skills are slowly returning and I’ve had some great tutoring for FREE at your awesome website. Keep up the great work fellas I’ll for sure keep visiting.
    Jeff

  27. Reply chris young August 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

    HI guys ,this is chris in ryde ,isle of wight /uk,thankyou so much for some very usefull tips,which have helped me no end,as i was having trouble stopping,but having looked at your instructional videos ,i have learnt alot,im the sort of guy who only learns from watching others,im now 61,not into ice hockey,but love ice skating,and go to planet ice skating rink,to the ice discos,im loving it,but was not confident about stopping,but now i will practice what ive learnt from you guys,best regards,chris.

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  29. Reply susan July 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Hi:

    I have been playing hockey throughout my life, but mainly ball hockey, but have started
    back at ice hockey in a rec league. I feel I am a fairly good player, but lack a bit of confidence that I hope your site can give back to me. Tips on defencive playing is what I
    am really interested in coupled with the rest of the game.

    thanks Susan

  30. Reply Peyton May 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Hey there, my name is Peyton. I just finished spring travel hockey. Not too happy that it is done. I am new to your site and can’t wait to dig through it. I am hoping to get a few tips to help me with my travel tryouts for PeeWee. Excited to start watching.

  31. Reply Kinn May 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    My name is Kinn and I’m 8 yrs old. I have been taking 100 wrist shots a day. I started a couple weeks after my season ended and now have 2,700 after tonight. My dad has been posting it for me each time, some with video, http://mwmuniz.posterous.com
    I hope to learn a bunch from this site and to stay motivated over the summer!

    • Reply Jeremy May 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Nice, looks like you are showing some good improvements so far

  32. Reply Bradleyboren May 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Hey I’m 14 I play roller hockey and I have a YouTube chanel much like you guys and I wanted to know if you guys coul give me a shout out of some sort just to get me going your videos also have helped improve my slap shot and backhand and my dekes

  33. Reply Rob Herman March 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Hi Guys, I’m from Delft near Rotterdam in Holland .Thanks for the info on your website. I’m 44 and just starting hockey for a local rec team.
    The difficulty is that when you start you’ve got to learn te stickhandle and ice skating at the same time, but thanks to the video’s i learn a lot. Perfectly explained by Jeremy.
    keep up the good work
    greetings Rob Herman
    Holland.

  34. Reply Gerry Lahey March 22, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Great site! I picked up hockey in January of 2011 at the age of 39. This website has been a fantastic resource for me from the videos to the articles. I was completely starting from scratch and articles like the roles of the different positions were extremely helpful in helping me figure out the basics of where I should be and what I should be doing on the ice. I continue to visit the web site once every couple of weeks, re-reading articles and watching videos. Thanks for all the help. Love the cheat sheet.

  35. Reply Jordan March 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Hey I’m Jordan and I’m from Montreal. I’ve never played organized hockey before, but I’m going to join the Midget B team next year. I want to be a defenseman so I would really appreciate some videos and articles on how to play good defense or improving the slapshot power or even how to score from the blue line. Hopefully my comment helps improve this site!

  36. Reply David March 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I’m from Prince George B.C. Canada, and I play rec C division hockey. This site has given me EXACTLY the information that I need to really improve and move forward in skill and technique. Thank you very much for creating this site. I could never go to hockey school, and this teaches me what I can’t figure out by myself, (A lot when it comes to technique).

  37. Reply Hamza B February 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hi im Hamza i live in Ontario too i just wanted to say your site helped me too play hockey so i just wanted to Thank you guys for teaching me how to play through a website.

    THANKS GUYS!

  38. Reply Andy February 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hey my im from the great North Star state and I started playing hockey alot last winter… Nothing to intense just pond hockey with a bunch of my buddies. I would like to see a lot of stickhandling videos.

  39. Reply AidiZ January 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Howdy ;D I live in Richmond Hill, Ontario a town just north of Toronto :) I’m currently 16 and I recently just started playing hockey. So far I barely got any ice time since you have to pay and I don’t really have a lot of money.. I don’t have much hobbies and don’t play a lot of other sports but hockey.. hockey is what I am most interested in out of everything and really would like to learn the ways of the puck 😉 I’m not going into being pro (i dont have all the gear like shoulder pads stuff like that, just skates, helmet, gloves, and the good old hockey stick) but at least work on my skills time to time is fine and your website and especially your videos on youtube has been very helpful in getting to where I am aiming for. The tips you give are super effective and hope you make a lot more videos in the future. So far I’ve been practicing a whole load of stick handling and playing street hockey with my neighbour and I hope to transfer all those skills onto the ice whenever I get the chance!
    Thank you so much for all your help and the dedication you put in to help others.

  40. Reply Dave January 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Good day! I just signed up and here is a little about me. I live in a small town outside Pittsburgh Pa (USA). I am a huge fan of hockey… obviously the Penguins. I myself don not play ice hockey since I am sort of a “late bloomer” I guess. I have been playing in an “Over 40″ dek hockey league for about a year and my only experience prior to that was pick up games of street hockey growing up. Growing up I didn’t have the oppurtunity to learn to ice skate really and hockey wasn’t really that big of a thing back then. Also there were some family health issues that got in the way. Life happens… it’s all good. Anyway, I starteed playing pick up games at 38 as a goalie due to the need for two and we only had one “real” goalie. I enjoyed it but wasn’t the best at it. Then I recently started playing at a local dek in the over 40 league as a defensemen on a team with of all people, Alain Lemiuex, brother of Mario. He is a really cool guy and actually has had a clinic or two for kids down at the dek. I recently have giving a little bit of winger a try too. I don’t have that great of a shot so I was looking for things to help. I was looking for hockey mats to protect my stick while trying to improve my slap / wrist shot, and eventually saw your review(s) and bought one, actually 10 minutes ago, and the passer attachment and some pucks. I will try shooting both balls and pucks, I know there will be a difference but the mechanics should be the same / close enough… right? My 11 year old son is going to be using it too. I know there is a difference between dek and ice (a big one) but so far you guys are the best site I found for info and ideas for improving my game and my son’s (who hopefully will get interested in playing ice). Maybe at some point you could add a little section on playing dek or street hockey and some tips and equipment. I’ll get you started with the D-Gel broomball shoes. (No I don’t work for them.) They are great to wear on an outdoor deck in the snow and rain when the dek gets as “slippy” (Pittsburgh -ese for slippery) as ice.
    Anyway I really like your site and hope you are willing to welcome an old dek player to your Ice site :)

  41. Reply Jeffrey S January 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Hey, my name is Jeffrey, and my son Ayden is playing Mite ADM for North Olmsted Hockey Club in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a first generation hockey player that decided he wanted to be a professional hockey player before he ever put on skates. I never played and it was making me feel bad that I couldn’t help him improve because he’s already better than me. Your videos are a huge help as he and I can watch your great videos and learn proper techniques together. Thank you for all you passion and dedication.

  42. Reply Ed Y November 19, 2011 at 4:47 am

    What a great site guys. This is so helpful for every day joe schmoes like me who love to play hockey but were never trained professionally or through some form of organized hockey due to financial reasons or other lack of resources. I am definitely forwarding this to some of my beer league buddies who would greatly benefit from your teachings. Keep up the passionate work and thanks again.

  43. Reply george davis November 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

    This looks like a cool site so I will look forward to your e mails on Hockey.I am an older guy Coached atJunior A level for 10 yrs Retired from Coaching 2yrs ago due to injuries rcvd on Bench Goaltender by choice played at College level and Junior A in MJHL a way back when .Most of my Goaltenders have gone on to Pro or College and all have turned out to be nice and succeful young men.i now watch my 8yr old play hockey as I did when his Dad played .Talk later Gord I usually go by Gord as my Dad namis George also .

  44. Reply Brandon Fitzsimmons October 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hey, my name is Brandon and I am from Ft. Myers, Florida. I am 14 years old and I am a defensman on the Bantam Florida Eels travel team. I still need a lot of work to get better, but I am never going to give up. I just love hockey way too much!! I am going to ask for the power slide board for Christmas to help me work on mostly my stride and stick handling. I have watched a few of your videos and I think that they are great and a lot of help for many players. Keep up the great work and your dedication to hockey.

  45. Reply Martin Horton October 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Guys,I’m from Rochdale near Manchester in the U.k .Thanks for the superb website. I’m 44 and just starting hockey again for a local rec team after 25 years off the ice. Been scouring the net for various tips and training advice and your site beats the lot.
    Great informative videos, easy to understand and to learn from.
    Keep up the good work, thanks very much.
    Martin.

  46. Reply Petr Polák August 5, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Hi Jeremy, Hi Ken! My name’s Petr and I’m from Czech republic. Hockey is just a passion of mine, but I’m playing hockeyball. Although I cannot use all your advices because character of the sport is different, there still remain lots of useful videos also for hockeyball. I appreciate you’re doing it for free and I would like to give you something back. I’m interested in website-development, I have a small web-studio and if I can help you some, just send me a mail!

  47. Reply Dave July 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I’m 57 years old and started ice skating about 4 months ago. And I want to get good enough to play on the local novice adult hockey leagues that I can’t stand it. A friend/co-worker that plays on the local leagues, keeps threatening me that he’s gonna sign me up and make me sign the papers! I’m a much better skater than I was when I first started, but nowhere near ready to even think about playing the game. But I’m gonna get there!

    I really like and get a lot out of your beginner skating videos. Especially the how to hockey stop video for absolute beginners. That one helped out a lot, not that I can do it yet (I tend to fall on my butt a lot!), but I can tell that I getting better….just a matter of time and practice.

    Thanks for for putting up the site, and how about some more video’s for us beginners?

  48. Reply Brian (West Virginia) June 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Great site! My 10 year old son had really taken to hockey about two years ago. He has played inline hockey for two seasons and now has transitioned into ice hockey and he has really got me hooked on hockey. The video’s are great for him to watch, especially during his hockey camps for that extra info. boost, and it helps me help him, especially during the off season. Keep up the good work!

  49. Reply Chuck June 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I’m glad to have found your site because I am making a comeback after not playing for the last 12 years – due to work constraints. My 6 year old son has become obsessed with hockey – vis a vis NHL 11(Playstation 3)- and has reawakened my love of Hockey and playing Hockey. So, your videos are great and I need to pick up a couple of green biscuits and a shooting pad to start practicing. We live in Chicago and I skate most of the time at Johnie’s Ice House. Lastly, I am 52 so it’s now or never!

  50. Reply Jovita June 21, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Hey Jeremy and Ken
    I wanted to take the time and say Thank You so much for all our tips and videos on youtube, you don’t know how much you’ve helped me a lot. Growing up I couldn’t afford any ice skates or equipment or ice time. I saved up enough money to buy roller skates from Toys R Us, and practiced with a used hockey stick and a tennis ball. As I got older my daughter and my military career took over my dreams of wanting to play and learn. Now 34 years old, financially stable and ready to play, I’m in a California beginning Hockey program and I watch and practice everything you put out for me to learn, to include the off ice backyard stick time. Thank You a million times over, for you expertise and your time.
    Sincerey Your Admirer and Fan
    Jovi

  51. Reply ed May 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Ed from Dana Point, CA. Grew up playing pond hockey in NY, my son(7) is playing mites an is in love with the game. Want to give him all the opprtunity to learn everything, so I need to learn the right way as well. Coaching for him right now is mass production, and need tips w/o paying 100.00/hr. We’re on the ice together for stick-time, way cool.

  52. Reply Joey May 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I live in Pittsburgh, I saw my first game on television in the 2008 final (game 5), and I have been addicted to hockey ever since. After that game I taught myself how to stick handle and shoot, as well as roller blade. I haven’t started to ice skate until very recently though so your real simple skating videos are great for me thanks.

  53. Reply David May 22, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I started playing hockey after 40 to get on the ice with my daughter (it did not work as she still does not wait for me). I play drop in and in some novice leagues.

    HowtoHockey is the best. Most hockey instruction is worthless (e.g., to skate backwards just wiggle your hips). Your videos and explanations are great. You explain why you do something which is key. There is nothing natural about hockey, and you demystify it.

    Thanx so much.

  54. Reply Nick May 19, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Great site guys. I’ve played pond hockey since I was a wee one, and some drop in as a young adult. Once my two sons started playing mites, I finally joined an adult developmental league to learn and enjoy the game more fully. I’m on the steepest part of the learning curve, and your site is helping me ascend that curve. Keep up the good work and keep adding tips for us fledgling defensemen. Cheers from Treetown,
    nick

  55. Reply J. Wittmus May 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Hi! I just found your site through YouTube and am so grateful for it! I have been a hockey mom for 8 years (my son plays Bantam) and just last week I got the guts up to get on the ice myself and give it a go. I am addicted! I am starting from total scratch so your videos are very helpful, and you do such a great job of explaining everything simply and succinctly. I can’t wait for my next ice time to put things to use!

    I’m following you on Facebook as well so I hope to keep in touch and up to date on what you have to offer. THANK YOU SO MUCH for Giving Back, and paying it forward. Keep up the great work! :)

  56. Reply Billy (Vancouver) May 3, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Found this site through a youtube comment on another hockey video and man am I glad about that comment.

    This is quite easily the best and most informative hockey site around, bar none. So congratulations on achieving that.

    Just commenting to let you know that I appreciate everything you have up right now and I encourage you to put up more stuff cause I’ll be watching.

    Keep up magnificent work and thanks :)

    – Bill

    • Reply Jeremy May 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      Thankls Bill 😀 We are always working on new stuff

  57. Reply jason May 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

    hey i’m jason i’m from berlin, ma and i just started looking at this website because my birthday is coming up and so far i love it. i play ice hockey at the bantam level but i help coach my 5 year oldcousins dek hockey. originally i just looked for stuff i wanted for my birthday bit now i think,no i know that i will be looking at this website a lot more!

  58. Reply Matt H. April 30, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Hey guys Matt here I’m from st. Louis, mo in the states I’ve been a roller hockey player for a long time I’ve only actually played on ice once and its been several years since I’ve been able to play I was on YouTube searching for some tips and found your site and I’ve got to say that its just amazing. I’ve always loved the game of hockey via the blues. Fortunately I grew up during the blues Brett hull era. I’ve already bought me the extreme passing kit and the green biscuit. I’ll be buying an EZ goal as soon as I get the bills paid :). Hopefully I can find me a mens league soon I’m ready to play again except this time I’m looking to play on ice! I’ve got a sweet picture of my 1 year old holding a hockey stick all by himself in a ready position looking at the puck like he’s going to shoot I plan on getting him some skates as soon as possible and passing this knowledge on to him. Again thanks for this awesome site. Keep up the great work and I look foward to the installments of the future!

  59. Reply Erin April 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    We are in Florida! I just (2 weeks ago) introduced my 10 year old son to ice skating and signed him up for hockey that same day. We found you on You Tube and have subscribed to everything you offer! Your love for the sport comes through with each lesson or tip. He is learning so much from you guys—even taping his new stick! I’ve also shared your site with the whole team. Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
    –Erin (new hockey mom)

  60. Reply Gage April 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!! KEEP ON POSTING!!!!!

  61. Reply BD April 15, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Hey guys yall are awesome, great videos! Im from Tennessee and played baseball my whole life. Picked up hockey 8 months ago and found that its the sport I was meant to play. Watched all yalls youtube videos and gonna put them to work tomorrow!

  62. Reply Jeffizzle April 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Jeremy!!!! Awesome site!!! Love the videos. Will you coach me if i drive up to ontario?? Hahah

  63. Reply Kristina April 7, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Hey Jeremy & Ken,

    First, I would like to thank you for being great hockey ambassadors. Educating others on the basics of the sport are often withheld by hockey snobs. As if to say if you weren’t born breathing hockey, then you are not worthy of enjoying it.

    I am an editor and lead writer for a hockey sports network, and I benefit greatly from your site. I’m a gal who never played (so uncoordinated that I get into fights with walls), so seeing the videos and hearing the instructions provides me much needed insight.

    Keep up the great work. I would like to learn about reasons behind strategies, lingo/terminology, and penalities/rules. I’m sure you already have a lot of that info on here, since I’m new I am still reading through older posts.

    Thanks again. And, oh yeah…LET’S GO CANES!

    • Reply Petr Polák August 5, 2011 at 4:07 am

      Hello Kristina,

      I know you sent your post four months ago but if you still feel you need some hockey tips, don’t hesitate and contact me. It’ll be a pleasure to help you.

      Also I see you’re an editor of cardiaccane.com, so please contact me anyway:-)

      Petr Polák.

  64. Reply sahil patel April 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    hey jeremy i love your videos great stuff
    i play AA hockey in edmonton and i’m dying to see a video on the ” through the stick deke” thanks

  65. Reply Steven March 29, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Great website! So far the best hockey tips site I’ve seen. I’m in Vancouver BC, it’s a huge hockey community here. Hope you guys ever do a video here if you guys comes over to the West coast.

  66. Reply Richard Brookman March 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hey! I have just started playing Rec Hockey in the UK and have found your site really useful, especially compared to other coaching videos on youtube. Could you do a video on how you transition from just having basic backwards skating skills to being able to crossovers as it is really the one thing that I would like to know.

    Hope this is possible, and even if it isn’t, keep up the good work anyway

  67. Reply Sorenna March 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    You guys are amazing. I am in Ontario, too. Do you offer private lessons or group lessons?!

    I really improved just by watching your videos.

    Go Leafs!

    • Reply Jeremy March 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Hey I responded to your message on our Facebook groupon. If you live near Huntsville and have ice time I would be happy to come out.

  68. Reply Sorenna March 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    You guys are amazing. I am in Ontario, too. Do you offer private lessons or group lessons?!

    I really improved just by watching your videos.

  69. Reply Allison Groten February 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Hey Guys,
    This is great stuff! Our son plays on a Bantam travel team here in Houston where ice is tres cher so to get extra time to just work on shots, etc. is difficult. So doing street hockey is the only other way. Your videos are most helpful in breaking it down so that the viewers can try and imitate it. One rogue puck on a slap shot took out the glass on our front door and freaked out 14 year old son thought i’d have a bird, but was relieved when I told him I wanted to replace it anyway! We’re from Toronto area. Son said when he heard your accent, that you must be from Canada! (where do you guys call home?)

    Keep up the great work – will be sending out a link to other teammates.

  70. Reply Ryan February 21, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Hi Jeremy, Ken, this is the best hockey instructions/tips site ever!
    I love how you blend clear instructional text with images and videos.
    I started playing hockey after high school (been playing over 15 years now) and this is the type of help/instruction I have been searching and dreaming about forever.
    Keep up the great work.

    Btw, one suggestion on your site. I found and Liked your Facebook page.
    It would be helpful if you added Facebook and Twitter buttons on this site for people to follow you (in addition to sharing blog posts via social network which you already have).

    Thanks again!

    • Reply Jeremy March 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Thank Ryan, I just added the Facebook button site wide. I’m not big on twitter so I just stuck with the Facebook button for now!

  71. Reply Tom February 18, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Hey guys!

    Just have to say a huge huge thanks for your excellent articles and videos. I’m pretty new to the great game (I’m in the UK so it’s not too big of a deal here) and your site has helped me learn to stop and to shoot like no other!

    I’m no longer the newest on my team so every time someone asks what advice I can give I just point them your way!

    Thanks again – Tom.

  72. Reply John February 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Hey Fella’s

    Great site with a wealth of info. My son and I both play, he’s a mite and I’m in the old guy beer league. We work on skills everyday and really appreciate the how to’s and tips. Thanks!

  73. Reply Michael February 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Hey guys, I’m 14 and I still haven’t started playing real ice hockey yet. We had a hockey unit in my PE class in my school, and recently I tore a tendon in my hip, so I could no longer play soccer. I was sitting watching my favourite team, the Canucks, and I searched hockey tutorials on youtube, your video was the first one to come up. That night I stayed up till 2 in the morning watching every single one of your videos, and now I’m out every day, on my blown out hip, shooting pucks and balls at the side of my house for hours, and even more hours stickhandling in my kitchen with random balls I find. Thank you so much.

    – Mike

  74. Reply braveheart January 22, 2011 at 3:43 am

    thank you for the tips , ive been out of hockey and not played in about 20 years.Starting to play in a leauge real soon ,thank you again.

  75. Reply Drew January 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Hey guys,

    I found this site off YouTube the other day. I know it’s new because I’m always looking for good hockey tips and want to learn more about the craft.

    I’m from Gilbert, AZ and started playing hockey here (of all places!). I started senior year of high school and compete in our Tier 3 league as well as Recreational B. The videos i’ve seen thus far are excellent, and I intend to spend a lot of time here and have already subscribed to your email list.

    Thanks for creating such a great hockey resource site, and I look forward to learning more and more from you guys in the months and years to come!

    Drew

  76. Reply Jacob January 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hey Ken and Jeremy,

    First off, this is a great site and incredibly informative. I’m Jake from USMA (the US equivalent of RMC), and since I’m not a D-1 player, I’ve been relugated to off-ice hockey :(. We’ve got a team going in my Company that starts up soon, so I want to thank you guys already for the immense amount of practice tips we’ll be using off this site in our quest for the Brigade Championship. This site is amazing, keep up the good work. I know this is difficult to ask of you, since they’re only two of you, but team drills would help out a lot. Thanks!

    Go C-3 Gamecocks,
    -Jake

  77. Reply Travis January 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Great videos. Can we get a backhanded toe drag tutorial? That would be great.

    • Reply Jeremy January 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

      I will add it to the list of requests 😉

  78. Reply David December 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Great videos! I was trying to help my 4.5 year old work on his wrist shot, and I couldn’t really communicate to him how to do it right. We watched your videos and after one day he’s got it down! Amazing! He loves watching all your videos and we’ll no doubt learn a lot more. Thanks for this great site!

  79. Reply Marcus December 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Im from Sweden and I love your site.
    Keep up the good work mate.

    Let us love the game of hockey together.

    / Marcus

  80. Reply Clayton December 22, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Amazing site!! I grew up in a small town and the coaching, especially of individual skills, was rudimentary at best. Your site and video are an incredible source of information that I wish I had growing up. I have a four year old that I’m going to be getting into hockey soon. I’m sure we will both be using your site to work on our skills together. Keep up the great work. Best hockey site on the web!!!

  81. Reply Alicia December 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Hi Jeremy/Ken,
    I stumbled across your terrific site while looking for hockey products for my two hockey crazy 8 yr old twins. This site is so helpful to us as both my husband and I were never into hockey at all and find we are at somewhat of a disadvantage to the other kids that have hockey dads and moms. It is really hard to get them the instruction that they want (they are totally dedicated and fanatical about learning) because we have no idea what would be best. Our whole basement is unfinished concrete and half of it is already a ball hockey arena but I would like to set up some type of flooring for stickhandling, passing and shooting practice. I saw the dryland floor tile review you did, but was wondering if you’ve ever done a demo on synthetic ice? If so, does a puck slide as nicely on it as on the dryland flooring and could they use a rebounder well on it and have the puck slide back to them for a shot? We’d rather go with the synthetic ice if possible but wondered how a puck slide on it.
    Also, do you know of any resources that would help them to learn positional/stratigical hockey plays?
    Thanks in advance for any advice you might have!
    Alicia

    • Reply Jeremy March 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      I have tried the synthetic ice and it is pretty cool, you have to push harder though then on real ice. The puck slides nicely on synthetic ice. There are a few decent videos on youtube about hockey stategy, I will email you the links.

  82. Reply Jim H December 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Nice job guys. Somehow I missed your site when I went looking for how to help a couple of months ago but now I have found you. So I live in Seattle, WA and played hockey outdoors growing up in Minnesota (many years ago). I would love to see a video and advice on skating backwards. I did not develop my cross-over on my “weak” leg and was wondering if you could give all of us some tips. A video is worth at least a 1,00 words. Thanks again .

  83. Reply Jim Damren December 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Guys,

    I am coach in NH and played hockey growing up. I have 3 son’s that play now: Squirt, Peewee and Bantam and I am always looking for additional information that I can incorporate into my practices, or pass on to my boys. Thanks for what you do. Even though I just found you today, I will be a regular visitor from now on. Thanks again.

  84. Reply Mark Rogers December 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    very cool site! Thanks for doing it. I’m 52 and playing again after 20 years or so! My Blackhawks inspired me! Now I’m using your tips to re-learn some things. You guys rock!

  85. Reply Trevor Miner December 2, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I really just want to say Thanks for doing this. There are not alot of people who take the time to do this and stick with it .I have only been able to play hockey for fun no leagues or … Anyway I am from Ottawa,Ont. and now live in Esq. B.C. Vancouver Island not alot of lakes or stuff toskate on so roller is what I can do all year weather permitting . Please keep up the great work so I can learn even more as I go Thanks again Trevor

  86. Reply Robert December 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Guys honestly, I BEG you NEVER shut this site down, it’s so useful and helpful beyond belief. I’m literally just starting to take up hockey, I’m 19, so I won’t be in the NHL anytime soon, but who knows haha, I would have started years ago, but I live in England 😛 (but I’m half Canadian so hockey is in the veins haha) and these tips and tutorials are going to be so useful I know it! I feel that when I eventually hit the ice I won’t feel completely isolated (no pun in intended) as I’m going to have a decent knowledge of how the process of the body works and how to get the best of myself! For that, I thank you :)!

  87. Reply Jason November 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Jeremy/Ken
    I just came across this site and I am excited to see what new things you guys will have for the future. Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to improving my skills.

  88. Reply Tom November 25, 2010 at 3:05 am

    You guys did some AMAZING work!
    I just started playing for fun when my kid started practicing in the local club, with few other fathers, just to see how it is like.
    I am 44 old father of an 11 yr old kid and was playing serious basketball until the injury, (also tennis and windsurfing instructor) so I thought it won’t be hard to do some smooth moves on the ice as well*
    Since I was a bit wrong*.. and It was harder than I thought, I looked for some help and your site came out of nowhere – exactly what I was looking for. I have a gazillion of questions and you gave so many answers in here already!
    Few of them are so “basic” that you won’t believe it…so thank you again!!!! and BTW greetings from Slovenia.

  89. Reply Randy November 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    very helpful and insightful thanks for the help

  90. Reply Jimmy November 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Hey guys, thanks for the awesome (and detailed) tutorials. I mostly play goalie, and I was thinking, “If you know anyone else who plays goalie, It’d be awesome if feature them in some of your vids.” Anyway, keep up the good work. :)

  91. Reply Lloyd November 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I LOVE this website. Keep up the good work. I couldn’t find anything on saucer passes. Could you do a video on how to do a saucer pass properly? Scoring is fun but setting up a pretty goal is more satisfying to me. Thanks.

    • Reply Jeremy November 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Great suggestion Lloyd, we will add this to our list of videos to shoot.

  92. Reply Jonny November 12, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Hey Jeremy/Ken,

    This is the first time I’ve visited this site, after finding a few of your videos on youtube. I have been looking at strictly slap shot videos for the past hour or so before working my way to a few of your slap shot videos, and I can honestly say they are the most detailed videos out of the ones I’ve watched.

    I’ve grown up playing roller hockey in california, and have never really excelled. However, I love the game and expect to be playing my whole life. Although my chances to play ice hockey are few and far between, I do get to step onto ice on occasion. I have to tell you, I’m not the greatest roller hockey player, but I am TERRIBLE on the ice. The biggest challenges, in my opinion, in switching from roller to ice are :
    1. Overall game play- on ice there is an extra player on each team, and it seems like people are not as flexible as far as positioning goes during play.
    2. Skating- should be obvious. Skating on ice is different than skating on wheels.
    3. Weight of the puck- ice pucks are significantly heavier

    I don’t know if any of you guys have any experience with these problems, or if you know anyone who does (I believe that TJ Oshie of the St. Louis Blues started out playing roller), but if you can, it might be cool to see some advice on transitioning.

    Great site, guys! See you around.

    @Matt: My dad didn’t even learn how to skate until he was 50! Seven years later, he does pretty well, so don’t let your age be a deterrent for you. For skating backwards, just skate forwards, and then turn around and let your momentum carry you! And I say this all the time, but the best way to learn to skate well is to play hockey. =)

    • Reply Jeremy November 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      Hi Jonny thanks for your comment, check out School Yard Puck, they have some cool roller and ice hockey tips on that blog. I have always played ice hockey and when I tried roller blading it was fairly easy. You can also check out the HFboards forum as I think this topic has been discussed a few times there.
      Good luck!

  93. Reply Maccas November 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Hey guys,
    Absolutely awesome site you have here!
    Being in the UK its extremely hard to find anywhere that does tuition (At least for anyone over teenage years) so for someone like myself videos like yours are an absolute godsend. I’ve only been playing a couple of months now but my stickhandling and shooting have improved significantly thanks to your videos. Now I just need to get the power and accuracy sorted and I’ll be scoring a bit more regularly!
    Keep making the videos and I’ll keep watching them (and hopefully improving because of them!)
    Thanks Again!

  94. Reply Matt November 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Hey guys!

    I just subscribed this morning… and I’m finding the site most excellent.

    As an old guy who has NEVER played hockey at all, I was wondering if there were some recommendations you could make on skates and some drills to help me learn. I DO know how to skate, but not backwards, YET.

    I have watched your videos on youtube and theyre very informative and I am looking forward to signing up to play this Spring… I just want to be able to hold my own against people who HAVE played. There are no organized practices as far as I can tell, soi I will need to do all of my tyraining/learning on my own.

    Some positional videos would be great too.

    Thanks, and keep up the great work!!!

    MK

  95. Reply stephen hill October 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    my name is stephen and im from illinois i would like to see more reviews on stuff that you can buy to help you. I really liked your review on the shooting pad

  96. Reply Chris October 20, 2010 at 7:14 am

    You guys have an excellent site here! I have been playing hockey since I was 8 (roughly somewhere around 20-25 years). Not only have you guys provided great tips, but also ways that I can help both of my boys get better. The tips are great and the videos are even better for them to see how things are done. Keep up the great work! I will be checking back often.

  97. Reply Kelly October 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Just showing you guys a little Cali love, keep up the good work.

  98. Reply harry August 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    hi jeremy,

    realy like the website, especialy because i live in england and trying to find as much instuctional info on hockey and thats what this website does for free! I have just subscribed and loved the first artical on the slap shot; it realy helped my understanding on the technique. are there any sites that will send radars, pucks, shooting mats etc. to england?

    Harry Johnstone

  99. Reply Mark August 7, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Just discovered this website yesterday and love it…I loved your videos so much that I splurged and bought the hockeyshot extreme passing kit, radar gun, and folding backstop to use in conjunction with this website to tweak my mechanics for increased shot speed like Jeremy has talked about in his videos. I’ll be spreading the word of this great site!

    • Reply Jeremy August 7, 2010 at 11:04 am

      Awesome Mark!

      You will love the passing kit and the radar gun. The backstop is great too, but you might need to re-enforce the meshing if you have a hard shot. I really like the roll-up shooting pad that comes with the xtreme passing kit, it gives you so much room to practice moves, and shooting. Once you get the radar gun send me an email and I will give you a few tips for how to get the most consistent readings.

  100. Reply Ryan July 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Guys I just started to play ice hockey (age 26) so much fun!! and your tips and vids are great for guys like me who dont have a clue what there doing on the ice.

    Thanks learning allot. keep up the good work

  101. Reply Alex July 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hey guys, nice website. I stumbled upon this site a few days ago, and I have been practicing my shots, and I have already noticed a difference! The only question I have is why did I not find this sooner?

    -Alex

  102. Reply Ingrid July 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the site. I always read your posts on Reddit and have learned a ton from your videos. I play with and manage an adult women’s hockey team in Alaska, and forward your links to the team all the time. We range from age 20 to 60 and include beginner skaters to those who have played for decades. We all learn from your site – it’s like having an on-line coach. Any summer practices/workouts you have would be great – our rink doesn’t open until September and the ladies are getting stir crazy :)

  103. Reply Paul @ FiscalGeek May 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Great site and I very much appreciate your videos. I’m captain of a brand new adult hockey team in Seattle, WA and trying to get us all up to speed as quick as possible. It’s challenging for us old guys. I’ve shared your info with my team and look forward to future installments. I would especially love some focus on positioning aka where the heck should I be based on a current situation. Just figuring that out has been a challenge.

    • Reply Jeremy July 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Paul, I have added an article on the positioning for a winger. We will add more articles on position soon!

  104. Reply Ted May 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Hi,
    I Love the photos I’m guessing that are out on a frozen lake. Brings back fond memories as I too grew up in Ontario but now living in Sydney Australia. I can recall weekends going up to our or a friends cottage (ours near Haliburton and friends near Beaverton). Would get up late Friday evening and would immediatley start shovelling the snow till the wee ours of the morning only to find that it was all for nothing as it snowed again. But we didn’t care. We just started shovelling again. Ah those were the days lol!

    Ted

  105. Reply Richard lewis May 14, 2010 at 6:33 am

    thanks guys!

    im a Brit living in croatia where roller hockey is growing in popularity every year but have no coaches or places to learn. this will help the teams and give us ideas on what we need to work on.

    i dont suppose you have any tips on how to deal with disciplin? – keeping the team in their positions?!?

    • Reply Ken May 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

      hey richard great to hear your bringing the sport to new areas. You don’t have to discipline to keep the teams in their positions. the best idea is to keep them out of the skates and off the rink. teach them the positions first and hammer it into their heads. next you get them on the rink. I guarantee you will have a few players who listened to you and start playing positional hockey. this is where you use the reward system. the few that listen get the longer ice time, and play whatever position they want. the rest of the team will see that if they stick to their positions they will be rewarded as well.

      now as for disciple…nothing works better then a benching a player. do not yell or curse just sit them on the bench. this is the best way to get the point across

  106. Reply Parker May 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    If it’s not to much trouble, can you try to make a video for defence. I was in tryouts when the coach wanted me to play defence, so I’ve been playing defence ever since.

    Thanks!

    • Reply Ken May 18, 2010 at 10:53 am

      no problem we have a few articles up but we are waiting for the ice to go back in to get some great videos going. check the slapshot challenge out. it will definitely help you if you are looking to be a defensemen

  107. Reply T May 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    keep the site going! Great stuff

  108. Reply Steve May 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Great concept for a site guys, I am finding the tips very useful. At 26 I am only in my 2nd year playing hockey and I am learning more from your videos than I did in True North’s hockey school. Thanks and keep up the great work.

  109. Reply Claude April 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Hey guys, I’m from Quebec, Canada and I started playing hockey at 6 as a goaltender and stopped at like 13 years old. Now I’m 19 and I want to start off to play as a forward and that’s how I found your site, I want to improve my playing because you know when you’re a goalie, it’s really hard to play as a forward so that’s about it. I really love your site, you’re doing it for the right reason and that’s great ! Keep up the nice work !

  110. Reply Parker April 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks. I got tryouts right around the corner, so I got to be at the top of my game.

  111. Reply Parker April 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Can I ask you a question? Can you make some hitting vidoes

    • Reply Defense April 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

      no problem we have one coming up shortly, mostly dealing with one on ones, but we shall get a hitting video up once we can get some more ice time.

  112. Reply anfal April 20, 2010 at 4:34 am

    hey i’m from kuwait i have just joined kuwait girls hockey team and i know a little bit things about hockey i joyend ur website to have more information and tips about hokey plz help me coz i really love hockey

  113. Reply Parker April 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    This website is great. I red the wrist shot video, and now I can pick all the corners in 4 shots. Keep it up, eh?

  114. Reply Michael April 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    This has been a great resource for a beginner like myself and my teammates. The drills are great, and step by step really helps with the visuals. However, I would like to see some suggestions how to improve hockey strength in the weight room. For a novice, it is hard to build a circuit to work out the same muscles we use on the ice. Thanks for the help! Keep it up.

    • Reply Offense April 14, 2010 at 1:28 am

      We will be doing some weight room stuff during the slapshot challenge. For speed and some other workouts you could visit Weiss tech hockey that link goes to a few articles about hockey speed.

      We will try to get some up here as well, it might take some time that’s all.

      Thanks for your comment

  115. Reply Dave April 10, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Great site – much appreciated. Picked up hockey at 25 and with the limited number of adult clinics (which are expensive if you can even find them) a website like this offers people like me a great resource for making practice time on the ice worth a lot more. Thank You.

  116. Reply Jesse April 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for all the great tutorials! i have been playing foor hockey for quite some time now and. Now that im 15 i have decided to get into ice hockey and your tutorials help A LOT.

    Thanks
    Keep em coming eh?

    • Reply Offense April 14, 2010 at 1:26 am

      Hi Jesse, thanks for your comment

      We definitely will keep the tutorials coming. I am glad the they are helping, we will try to put out new videos and articles every week.

  117. Reply Scott Pantall April 5, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Great site! The videos are impressive and helpful. I haven’t spent a lot of time on your site yet, but I will.

    I’ve been a hockey fan since the Avalanche came to Colorado in 1995. I’ve only been skating on ice since September of 2009. I absolutely love the online hockey community.

    It would be great to see your take on what kind of off-ice training helps you become a better skater.

    • Reply Offense April 14, 2010 at 1:24 am

      Thanks Scott, adding it to the ever growing list of articles to write 😀

  118. Reply A.M March 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Fantastic site. Its wonderful to have people who know what they are doing also have the gift of explaining it clearly. Thanks a bunch for this material. I love hockey so much but wish my skating ability was as honed as my enthusiasm.

  119. Reply Walt Webb March 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Jeremy and Ken, great job guys. Keep up the good work. Maybe some day Grapes will mention you on Coaches Corner.
    Walt AKA All Sports on the Web
    All Sports on the Web

  120. Reply Geoff March 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Hey guys, keep up the good work. I live outside the Toronto area and play in an old timers league once a week along with some shinny hockey. I love playing hockey and can’t get enough of it. I’m a D man mostly and enjoy reading tips on how to improve my skills.

  121. Reply Lenny March 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I am from Chicago, started playing when I was 15 and stopped at 20. Just started up again ( I’m now 36) thanks to a friend who was interested in playing. I never had any instruction from a coach or played on a competitive team but love the game. Its sites like yours that help build the game and make it better for everyone. Your videos are great and tips are excellent. I am planning on joining a men’s league this summer to push myself even further and plan on using your tips/video tutorials to help improve my game. I dont know if you have covered this information yet but one thing I would like to see added is offensive and defensive roles, for instance what is a centermans responsibilities vs a wingers responsibilities. In chicago the Blackhawks have helped bring many new players to rat hockey sessions and what I deal with on a daily basis is how people truly dont know when they play a particular position what they are supposed to do its basically just chaos! I like playing forward and am planning to make your weighted stick to help me with my stickhandling so I will try to provide some feedback on my progress and what I have learned through your tips/videos. Thanks for your efforts on the ice and off for putting this site together and I hope it continues to grow in viewers and responses.

    • Reply Offense March 21, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks a lot Lenny, positive feedback like that certainly helps keep us motivated!

      I just wrote the first article for the series you suggested. Here it is The role of a winger in hockey, let me know what you think. I will let Ken write the post for defence. I will get started on the centermen article soon!

  122. Reply Jasper March 15, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Im from Ireland. I only started skating about 6 months ago and ice hockey 3 months ago. So far Ive learned ***lots*** from your site, massive thanks for the article and videos on the hockey stop. I still havent mastered it but Im getting there (I think.!!). I loved the stick handling stuff. I’d love to see more “beginner” stuff in the powerskating section thats bout it. Great site. Many thanks.

    • Reply Offense March 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Jasper, it is hard to meet all the demand at once but we are trying to add a nice mix of beginner and advanced articles in each section. We are both working full time jobs so it might take a bit of time. We have some ice time lined up so we are going to try and shoot some more skating videos soon, and of course we will put write an article that goes into more detail. Thanks for subscribing!

  123. Reply Schoolyard Puck March 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Hey Jeremy, your site is excellent! I have been playing roller for years, but just recently got into ice so I particularly enjoy your skating tutorials.

    I share your philosophy on making hockey tips accessible and free to those who love the sport. Down here in the states not everyone has a frozen pond to play on and some guys get started on the street so I made a site to help people get started with roller.

    I will definitely be linking to your posts that deal with shooting and other things that crossover into roller and ice if that’s OK with you. Keep the tips coming!

    -Keegan

    • Reply Offense March 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks Keegan, I love your website you have some really good tips on there!

  124. Reply Wes March 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Lovin’ the work you guys are doing!

  125. Reply Brett March 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Great site–keep up the good work. Nice action shots showing the stick flex!

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