Even with limited space in your garage, you can maximize available storage for hockey equipment and other winter sports equipment. First, assess your family’s storage needs for sporting gear. Need help creating a system and layout which maximizes storage in your garage while still allowing you to park your vehicles inside during the brutal Canadian winter? Read on…
There can be no doubt that overall; we Homo sapiens are more similar to each other than we are different. However that does not mean that the same nutrition plan is right for everyone. This is particularly true in the field of sports nutrition. Personal nutrition coaching is sure to produce better results than cookie-cutter meal plans. Here are three important factors to consider when customizing a nutrition program for an athlete.
There’s no question that hockey players are among the world’s toughest athletes.
If anyone needed any reminding of this, a great example was provided by Gregory Campbell of the Boston Bruins in last year’s Stanley Cup play-offs. While killing a penalty, Campbell dove to block a slap shot from two time NHL scoring champion Evgeni Malkin. The impact of the speeding puck broke his leg instantly. Campbell got back up and finished the shift.
Can one imagine a soccer player reacting in such a manner? Or how would a badminton player respond to breaking a bone in mid-play?
I think open ice bodychecking should be banned from all hockey from novice to the NHL. I just can’t find justification to keep hitting or body checking in hockey. Physicality adds a unique and appealing dimension to the sport however it doesn’t provide enough positives to outweigh the negatives, specifically concussions, injuries to human brains. Banning the body check makes sense for the health of the players as much as the sport of hockey.