Many sports teams often have a player who feels a cut above the rest. In hockey, it’s quite common for a team to have a player who is their reliable expert in the clutch moments. For the Edmonton Oilers, that player might just be Connor McDavid. The 21-year-old is rated as among the best young 

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Starting a new sport can be pretty intimidating. You may have no idea what to buy, how to play, or even how to get started. But since you are reading this guide, you are already on the right track! This guide will cover the basic tips for beginners. So whether you’re a parent researching for 

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Body position is important for defensive players. There is are a few fundamental concepts, as well as a few different locations on the ice to be aware of. “D-Side” If you were coached as a youth, you heard this.  It means to maintain your body position on the side of the attacking player closest to 

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This is one of a series called Hockey 101, addressing the basics of hockey positioning and systems appropriate for a beginner to intermediate player and their team. Even Strength Defensive Zone Positioning: Centers The position of the center in the defensive zone is the most difficult position and carries many different responsibilities. The responsibilities may be 

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This is one of a series called Hockey 101, addressing the basics of hockey positioning and systems appropriate for a beginner to intermediate player and their team. Offensive Zone Structure Until the 1970s, most hockey was played with more structured positions for the length of the ice.   The Soviet team taught us that this wasn’t 

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