Skate Blade Alignment Options for Goaltenders: Could be a Gamechanger

By Kelly Lockwood, PhD and Colin Dunne MSc, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University Traditionally, the cowling on a goaltender skate boot has served to protect the foot and hold the blade in position. Consistent with current innovations in players’ skates, the material properties of the goaltenders’ skate boot have evolved from leather to […]

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Sports Fight the Coronavirus, Too

By Grace Heidinger   Social distancing and self-quarantine have become the new normal for people across the world as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Surrounded by uncertainty, people are filled with mixed emotions about what the future holds for all aspects of life, including sports. Once COVID-19 began to rapidly spread across the country, […]

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Hockey Fights Cardiac Arrest

Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMT’s see and treat more out of hospital cardiac arrests than anyone else.

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Dry-Land Sprinting Applications for Ice Hockey

This article reviews an extremely productive alternative to developing on-ice speed without all of the negative side effects of excessive on-ice work.

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The Winnipeg Jets Take us to the 2019 Heritage Classic

By Jason McMaster, Head Equipment Manager, Winnipeg Jets The 2019 Heritage Classic in Regina was a great experience for our whole organization.  Saskatchewan is a very passionate hockey province, and embraced the opportunity to have an NHL outdoor game there. The city of Regina was a great host.   The Saskatchewan Roughriders were generous enough […]

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Rehabbing the High-Performance Athlete

By Hayley Wickenheiser, Assistant Director, Player Development, Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Toronto Maple Leafs Take Us to Newfoundland

By Brian Papineau, Head Equipment Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs Why did the organization choose Newfoundland for their training camp location? With our ECHL team (Newfoundland Growlers) based in St. John?s and the older AHL affiliation (St. John?s Maple Leafs from 1991-2005), the organization decided it was best to hold training camp there. Is this the […]

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Shot Blockers

Blocking shots is something every player is now asked to do. It?s not like the ?old days? where rugged, skilled players wouldn?t think about it, it?s a necessity. It?s even a player statistic you can look up! With that, we as equipment managers are tasked with protecting the players so they aren?t scared of blocking shots.

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Applying Spinal Stabilization/Spinal Motion Restriction (SMR)

By Rick Garner CEP, Team Paramedic Arizona Coyotes and Arizona State University

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The Tale of #79

By Scott LivingstonB.SC., CAT(C), CSCS, Founder ReconditioningHO As Christmas 2011 was nearing, we were slowly ramping up for the holidays in anticipation of all the wonder in our two and half year- old daughter?s eyes. Santa Clause was still real, and we had already begun the soon to be tradition of hiding the Elf on […]

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