Articles and blog posts relating to the sport of ice hockey.

The Impact of Ankle Motion on Ice Hockey Performance

When I began writing an article on the physical qualities which are related to being an ultra-fast skater, I began with ankle dorsiflexion…which resulted in a deep dive…and, now, have found that the article would be too long to cover anything else. Without further ado, here’s a write-up on ankle dorsiflexion and on-ice performance.

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Off-Ice Contributors to On-Ice Success: An In-Depth Review of the Research

What does a game look like for the typical NHL positional player? It’s pretty easy to figure out… just do some simple math on the stats from the NHL website. The typical position player will have 20-35 shifts/game, each lasting 60-90 seconds in duration. This appears simple, on the surface, but let’s take a deeper look.

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The Hip in Ice Hockey – The Final Chapter: Simple and Effective Exercises to Improve Hip Function and Reduce Injury Risk
Muscle activity during 8 difference hip adduction exercises

The Hip in Ice Hockey – The Final Chapter: Simple and Effective Exercises to Improve Hip Function and Reduce Injury Risk

The hip adductors don’t get much love from most bilateral multi-joint lower body exercises. With unilateral lower body exercises, demands of the adductors increase, but relying on indirect stimulation through inclusion of a few unilateral multi-joint exercises focused in the sagittal plane is not enough to optimize hip adductor strength and function.

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 6: How to Treat Hip Pain and The Impact of Early Sport Specialization on Femoroacetabular Impingement in Young Athletes

Groin pain can have a variety of pathologies. It’s extremely important to identify the root of the pain because the specific cause may drastically affect the appropriate treatment for pain relief and return to optimal athletic performance.

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