Hi my name is Jeremy Rupke. 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. I'm active on Instagram, Facebook and more, you can follow through the links above. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!
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4 Tips to Improve Your Accuracy


A good player wants three things, power, accuracy, and a quick release. With these three elements you are a triple threat and should be able to beat the goalie quite a bit. Out of all three skills, I think accuracy is the most important because it requires a player to read the net well, choose a ...


How to Skate like Sidney Crosby


In my last article I shared some stickhandling drills used by the pro's. In this post I wanted to share some great skating compilations that I feel will help you get an edge over your opponent (if you practice them) In hockey there are a lot of ways to skate. Your most common are the forward ...


NHL Stickhandling Drills


Everyone wants better hands, and what better place to look for the best drills than the NHL. The problem is you can't really call up Pavel Datsyuk or Patrick Kane and ask "Hey bud, what drills are you doing to improve?" (The 2nd problem is the best drills for a pro aren't necessarily the best ...


5 exercises to improve skating without ice


When you start playing hockey, almost anything you can do that is related to skating can improve your skills on the ice. A big issue for any hockey player is that ice time is either expensive, or hard to get, or both. So how can we improve skating, without actually skating? In this article I've ...


Hockey Sauce Kit Review


The worst part about the summer is the lack of chances to play hockey, especially for those of us who live in rural areas and the rinks take the ice out for the Spring and Summer. Luckily we have beaches, and parks, and camping, but there aren't any hockey rinks there! Thanks to the Hockey Sauce ...

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Summer Stickhandling Drills with Marsblade


Two hockey skills that are easy to practice over the summer are stickhandling and shooting. All you need is a smooth surface and a net, and you're good to go! The only issue with off-ice stickhandling is the lack of movement. On the ice we're constantly skating, gliding, turning and moving. The ...


Summer Inline Skating Drills with Marsblade

off-ice skating drills

As a young hockey players I was always looking for ways to work on my skills in the summer. One summer I bought a pair of roller blades and was excited at the similarities to skating on the ice (until I tried a full speed hockey stop, ouch). Besides not being able to stop, I slowly realized roller ...


Don’t Rim the Puck


A few years ago I was working at a hockey camp with Dennis Maruk (former 50 goal scorer and NHL all-star) and we were ending the camp with a scrimmage. One of the students playing defense rimmed the puck a few times to move it up ice to the wingers. I didn't think much of it, as I spent a lot of ...


Bobby Ryan VS Beer Leaguers


Sometimes it's fun to pretend. If you grew up playing hockey and ended up in the beer leagues the thought has probably crossed your mind "I wonder how much better those NHL'ers actually are" or "I bet if I practiced a little more I could have made it". Well, now we finally have a comparison of ...


Beer Leaguers try Chara’s Stick


A couple of months ago I was browsing Pro Stock Hockey and saw that they had a Zdeno Chara hockey stick up for grabs. At 69" long (from butt end to heel) it's the longest, and possibly most unique hockey stick out there. Standing up straight it measures 77" and is a ridiculous 150 flex. The twig ...


Hockey in Sweden


As a Canadian I'm always curious what hockey is like in other countries. I dream of visiting countries and little known arenas and playing hockey there. I was inspired by an article called how we play hockey in Sweden by Victor Hedman on The Players Tribune. While I might not be able to easily ...


Stay Saucey Toronto


Vince from Hockey Sauce Kit was in town, so I made the trip to the city to shoot some videos. We ended up attempting a few trick shots, tossing some sauce, and shooting some great video with the GoPro. Check out the full video below, and if you want a Sauce Kit for the summer you can use the hockey ...


5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

acceleration drills for hockey

Speed is important in hockey, but too often players see speed as only going straight down the ice. In hockey you have to be fast in many areas. We need speed in acceleration, crossovers, lateral speed, stopping, turning and transitions. As you can see, there are many areas of your game that you can ...


Can you Bud Holloway?

Bud Holloway

A few days ago Bud Holloway performed one of the most amazing saves that you may ever see. The only thing is... he's not a goalie. Holloway is a forward for the St Johns Ice Caps of the AHL. What's so amazing about his save? It was a completely, out-of-nowhere mid air, fully stretched STICK save. ...