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For a parent of a new hockey player, entry into the sport can be an intimidating experience. And that feeling can start long before the first goal or even first skate blade hits the ice.
That’s because outfitting your youngster – whatever age they might be starting – requires equipment that’s specific to hockey. Fortunately, Scott Aldrich – USA Hockey’s manager of hockey operations and longtime equipment man – is here to provide some tips and demystify the process.
Read the entire guide here: http://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/680806?referrer_id
In Hockey Acceleration is key!
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has become known for his explosive skating. Compare to an Olympic short-track speed skater how would he do? This challenge was to see how quickly MacKinnon could get off the line against someone in a sport where fast explosive starts are crucial.
Check out this race between Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon and three-time Olympic gold medalist for Canada, Charles Hamelin.
It is a short race, from blue line to blue line, so acceleration was the primary challenge. The race lasts only 2.5 seconds at about the 1:25 mark of the video.
Acceleration is Key! Enjoy!
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