Archive for October 2014

Public skate is time to fixate

Public skate is time to fixate
During a recent hockey lesson, a classmate of mine — perhaps feeling a bit defeated because he wiped out after trying to stop — skated up and asked me for some advice. “Sal, how do you practice to get better at skating?” “Go to lots of public skating sessions,” I replied. “That’s when I fixate... Read more »

Two jerseys every hockey player should own

Two jerseys every hockey player should own
Hockey is a team sport. Half the players on the ice are trying to help you. The other half are trying to take the puck from you. Nothing is worse than trying to figure out which guys to pass to, and which guys to avoid. Thus, every hockey player should purchase a black jersey and... Read more »

Seven Reasons Why You Should be a Goalie

Seven Reasons Why You Should be a Goalie
I’ve watched pro hockey since I was a kid. Everything about it is cool. It’s a fast-paced balance of finesse and brutality that’s as much about skill as it is about heart. But I’ve always had a particular love of all things goalie. There’s something so unique about the position; the cool specialized equipment, the... Read more »
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Adult Hockey Growing Fast in Illinois

Adult Hockey Growing Fast in Illinois
The 2014-15 NHL season has just started — with the Blackhawks making their regular season debut tonight — but for many adults around Chicago, hockey isn’t just what you watch on TV anymore. Due to the success of the Blackhawks in recent years, hockey has enjoyed an almost meteoric rise in popularity among adults over... Read more »

Registration for Heartland Novice League is Live

Registration for Heartland Novice League is Live
Many readers of The Hockey Noob have asked when registration for the next season of the Heartland Novice Hockey League (HNHL) will begin. Well, that day is today. Heartland Ice Arena has put up the registration form for next season. The Heartland League is intended for beginning players, generally with three or less years of... Read more »