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Jeremy Rupke

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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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Justin July 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

Hi Jeremy,
I started playing hockey when I was 6 or 7 and played through my junior year of high school. I played mostly center and right wing. After a 10 year break, I started playing in a local pick-up league about 2 months ago. I’m starting to feel comfortable on my edges again but I really need to re train myself on some of the shooting and stick handling fundimentals

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Natalie March 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

Hi, I’ve played boys hockey all my life since I was 6. I play for REP almost every year except for first year atom. I used to play defenceman, until my coach said I wasn’t competitive enough, so he switched me to a forward. No body understood the sudden change when I’ve really played defence all my life. I’ve never played forward, but I have some clue to it by watching my teammates play. I am too hesitant when it comes to forward, because I’m afraid their expectations for playing a REP foward in Bantam, are too high. What I really need though however I think, is to learn how to get the puck to the net-all that dangling and stuff. My skating is well, but it’s difficult to out skate them in a Bantam level when they can bodycheck you.

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Jeremy Rupke March 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Hi Natalie, you can start by reading my article on the role of a winger in hockey. This should give you a good idea of what your roles and responsibilities are. Don’t be afraid to be aggressive when you are on the ice, every body on the ice has a job and you need to make sure you are doing yours. I know if you have played defense your entire life you will be temped to fall back into the defensive position, but remember there are already two defensemen on the ice, so you need to play your position.

Your basic job is to make sure you get the puck out of your own end, you do this by guarding the other teams defensemen and making sure if the puck comes up your side of the ice you get it first and then move it out of your end. Your other main job is in the offensive zone. You will either be digging in the corner or battling in front of the net. When battling remember to use your legs! They are the most powerful muscles in your body, so get low and push with your legs. If you want to get the puck to the net, protect it with your body, push with your legs and when you have an opening get a shot.

Hank Rodio January 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Yo Jeremy – It’s Hank from NJ. Yo – you make learning fun. I’m goin to
How to Hockey every chance I get and putting your comon sense
and fun approach to learning to work – Thanks ! Hank

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Nate October 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Hey Jeremy, this is Nate, i subscribed to your emails and blog. i was wondering if you had any tips on being a center men because i really want to play center but i want to learn the positioning and the tricks to being a great center. thank you so muc

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Jeremy October 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hey Nate, I have already emailed you but just in case anyone else is reading your comment I have an article for the role of a centermen here http://howtohockey.com/the-role-of-a-centerman-in-hockey

ted April 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Hi Jeremy, I have been playing hockey for two years one year of house ( didn’t win one game) and this past year AA bantum ( second best in kansas missouri and Arkansas out of 12 teams). Your vidios have helped me just as much if not more then any coach I have had. Your ” Cheat sheet” helped me alot but it would be nice if you put out a few vidios about hockey sence but even more so boddy checking. This upcoming year I am trying out for a few AAA U16 teams and would appreaciate any advice you may have.

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MIHLALI February 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Hi, I am a township girl, can you please help! me, i want to introduce hockey at my place……now i dont know where to start…… plz help. Start with the team number of players, positioning of players and how is it played.

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Mike December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Jeremy I play bantam aa and high school. I usually have good games but i recently had a bad game and i cant get it out of my mind. What do you do to get a bad game out of your head

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Patrick August 9, 2011 at 5:25 am

hey,jeremie i was wondering if you have any older league like peewee,bantam ish cause im 2nd year peewee and i really like youre ‘site :) thx

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micheal May 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

if you have a square toe hockey stick is it possible u can make it round ???

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Jeremy May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Not to sure about that, I hear a square toe is better for toe drags, but it shouldn’t make too much of a difference. Just use it until you break the stick, and grab a round toe.

Ben April 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I love how to hockey I got the green biscut and I can deke better please make more deke of the weeks

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sahil patel April 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

hey jeremy im a right winger and i really want to master some dekes
but for some reason i just dont have enough ice time. and it would be really great if you could give some tips on doing the “under the stick deke” because whenever i do the deke im super slow and need tis to improve
thank you so MUCH!!!!!

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Jeremie March 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Hey,LIKE THE SITE & TIPS, i’m on my first season of hockey(bantam house), and we haven’t won a game in the entire year, its not because we aren’t good, its because the other teams are way better and we can’t compete. Anyways, I am center and i have a couple of difficulties; I cant keep up with the opponents, the play is way too quick and I have some difficulties in taking the face-off and also in my positioning because i’m never at the right place for rebounds or pases. I just need some tips so i can improve on my positioning and face-offs. thank you

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Jeremie March 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Hey, i’m on my first season of hockey(bantam house), and we haven’t won a game in the entire year, its not because we aren’t good, its because the other teams are way better and we can’t compete. Anyways, I am center and i have a couple of difficulties; I cant keep up with the opponents, the play is way too quick and I have some difficulties in taking the face-off and also in my positioning because i’m never at the right place for rebounds or pases. I just need some tips so i can improve on my positioning and face-offs. thank you

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Jordan January 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Just starting to get into playing hockey (though have been a fan of the sport for years). LOVE the site! Extremely helpful for a beginner who understands the big pitcher but few of the nuances/skills.
Great variety of articles/videos. Any thought to posting an article on a center’s responsibilites, similar to the one for wingers you have up?

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chris December 23, 2010 at 2:07 am

why dont you put any goalie articles in here

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Jeremy December 23, 2010 at 11:49 am

We need a goalie to write the articles :D

keigan November 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

i am pretty soild but when it comes to those bigger and thicker guys

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Keigan November 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

heyyy Jeremy, iam 13 and i play bantamm AA i am tieded for first for pionts but my only problem is i need to be a little more soild on the ice i mena like so i can take the hits better and stay on my feet. i am 5’5 130 pounds.

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Carson de Jong September 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

why don’t you have tips for the snapshot. I need to get better at my snapshot.

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Jeremy September 13, 2010 at 12:15 am

Hi Carson, thanks for your comment. We started the site last winter and tried to get as much info up as possible. Now that the hockey season is starting up again we will be sure to get an article and video up about the snapshot!

Jeremy

Aumkaaran Thedshanamoorthy July 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

you guys are awesome!

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We are located in Victoriaville Quebec and we are inovating in both on ice and off-ice training. We cliniquehockey.com are looking for new ideas to get kids enjoy training and improve there game. We are looking for sponsors….. Are you in?

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