November 13, 2015

Recovery in Hockey: Important Tips

You just played an intense game. You were all over the ice, maybe added a few points and threw the body a bit. After the game you listen to your coaches discuss the good and the bad, quickly get undressed and rush off to home to eat and relax on the couch.  You wake up in the morning feeling the...
November 11, 2015

Crossfit Is For Hockey Players

One of my biggest passions is the study, research and experimentation of sports science. Even though I probably enjoyed reading more about it then actually being about it (not exactly the case today).  And when I was younger, finding quality information about training for dynamic sports, like hockey, was as easy as it is today with sources like Breaking Muscle and...
October 28, 2015

The Hybrid Athlete: A Threat On The Ice

When getting better at hockey, it is crucial to your performance to train in the sport and skills of hockey. That goes for anything you do. If you want to be better at squatting, squat more. If you want to do better on an exam, take more practice exams.  However, I am also a big believer in playing different sports...
October 13, 2015

Coaching The Dutchmen: Behind The Life Of An NCAA Hockey Coach - Rick Bennett

Rick Bennett was a professional hockey player and currently one of the best college hockey coaches around. In 1986 he was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars, he played 4 years at Providence and after his final college game he quickly signed a contract with The New York Rangers. A great achievement for any player but Rick believes it was...
September 30, 2015

The Dynamic Routine: How to prepare for athletics and be at your very best all the time!

A typical warm-up for the teams I played for growing up was not much more than some lighting jogging followed by a few minutes of stretching and it was usually very similar for other teams I viewed from a distance. Growing up, I always dealt with the issues of “tightness” before athletics (games, practices, training, weight room...etc) and it often interfered...
September 14, 2015

Impress At Your Next Practice: Gain your coaches trust and get more playing time!

Do you want more playing time? Do you want to be included more in the coaches system? Play more special teams and be asked to go in the most crucial of minutes?  It starts with getting your coaches attention at practice.  I have worked with over a dozen different coaches, and though they all seem different from afar, they truly all...
September 03, 2015

Check Out Celeste Brown! A NYC Riveter!

4th Line Hockey is here to showcase another NWHL athlete as she prepares for her first professional season.  Celeste Brown is one of the most passionate hockey players I have come across.  As a freshman, she helped RIT win its 3rd National Championship in the 3rd division and earning ECAC West All-Rookie team honors. The following year, RIT was promoted...
August 31, 2015

Goalie Equipment: By a fellow Redditor

Today, I wanted to bring to you something from a goalie's perspective. A few weeks back, I posted methods on budget for a hockey player. For vets and newbies. Save Money Playing Hockey As usual, I share my blogs with the Reddit community. A quick way to submit to people you know who will be interested. And BOY!, were they interested....
August 26, 2015

Meet Madison Packer #14: A New York Riveter

This year embarks the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League, the first professional women’s league in North America. Want to know more about the women’s pro league? Click here: A First Look At The NWHL Today, we dive into the life of Madison Packer, a Michigan native who recently signed her first professional hockey contract. Entering Wisonsin to play...
August 24, 2015

The National Women's Professional Hockey League

    This year embarks the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). A North American professional hockey league made up of the elite female athletes all over the world and it starts this October!       Dani Rylan, a former American hockey player, is the founder of the NWHL and current General Manager of the NWHL...
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