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

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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

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Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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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!

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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

T May 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

keep the site going! Great stuff

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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Parker April 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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

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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.

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

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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?

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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.

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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

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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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Offense April 14, 2010 at 1:24 am

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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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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!

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

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Offense March 21, 2010 at 10:08 pm

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

Wes March 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Lovin’ the work you guys are doing!

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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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