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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The Role of a Winger in Hockey

There are two wingers in hockey, right wing, and left wing. Both wing men, as well as the centermen are referred to as forwards. The forwards are offensively minded and will score the majority of your teams goals. As a winger you will mostly play on your side of the ice, right wing will play up and ...

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My Mic’d up 4 year old going viral!

When I shot this video, I thought it would be a cute video, hockey players would love it, hockey parents would smile... I didn't expect this! Within a day of uploading the Twitter video had over 1 million views, my inbox was full and the Youtube video was over 100 000k views. Today we're at ...

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Top 10 gift ideas for hockey players

See the updated 2018 best gifts for hockey players list here *This post contains affiliate links and many of these companies advertise on this site. As a voice in the hockey community I work to partner with the best hockey companies, and showcase their best products to you. I have only shared ...

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How to Build a Backyard Hockey Rink

The Quick Explanation of building a rink The best way to build a backyard rink that will give you the most skating time, and require the least amount of maintenance is to basically build a temporary above ground pool. The basic components you need are brackets, boards, and a liner. ...

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How Profiling Affects Performance

On top of baking your skate, molding your skate, and doing everything you can to make your skate comfortable, skate blade profiling can greatly help your skating ability. There's lots of options out there, enough to make your head spin. You can have a forward lean, reverse lean, centered lean, what ...

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Black Friday Hockey Deals 2018 edition

I stayed up late to find all the Black Friday hockey deals for 2018. I've included the best ones below, enjoy! Some of these are affiliate links, which means absolutely nothing changes for you, but if you happen to buy something I'll get a commission :) Hockey Monkey - coupon code BLKFRI30 for ...

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Testing a new EZ ICE Rink Kit

I've built a few backyard rinks in my time. One thing remains the same, when it's time to build you need tools, you need a friend and you need at least a full afternoon to get everything laid out. The build typically involves planning, measuring, getting all your supplies in order and then ...

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Working on Bad Angle Shots

We all know our sweet spot on the ice, and where we're the most deadly. We try our hardest to find ourselves there during the game, but it's never quite that easy. In this video, I show you how to make a small tweak to your off ice training in order to have a better handle on shooting from bad ...

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Change This, Score More!

Every hockey player loves to put the biscuit in the basket, but scoring goals gets harder as the players get smarter at every level, and even experienced NHLers go through slumps. An obvious way to score more goals (besides going to the net) is by being more accurate. We've all heard the same old ...

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Wounded Veteran Hockey in Chicago

Hockey is for everyone! I've featured a 73 year old rookie, watched a video of hockey in Kenya, Hockey in Malaysia, and have heard of all kinds of specialty leagues and teams including Chicago gay hockey and Toronto blind hockey. In this article I'm proud to feature a hockey team specifically for ...

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5 Hockey Drills to Improve Acceleration

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 ...

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