Hockey Dad Takes Kids for a Skate of a Lifetime

If you’re still not sold on the new HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles, have a look at this review video from HockeyShot’s Hockey Dad, Jeremy Weiss. In the video he tests out the Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles in a ‘small, medium and large’ format, and addresses some questions that you at home might have before purchasing.



The Hockey Shot Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles are a fantastic product that are skate-able, affordable and lightweight. They are also flexible enough to be forgiving on uneven surfaces, as well as being weather resistant, UV protected and self-lubricating. They are easy to assemble and disassemble while requiring no extra tools.

In the video Jeremy gives us a birds eye view of what a setup with 60 tiles, 120 tiles and 260 tiles looks like, so you can get a better idea for how much you can do with different sets of tiles. He also gives us a few training drills with his favorite 8-10 year old players to demonstrate how much fun kids can have with their favorite HockeyShot Products.

In the first drill, Jeremy utilizes the HS Extreme Shooter Tutor, HS Passer Pro and HS Goal & 2D Backstop Combo to showcase a 60 tile synthetic ice set up with 2 players. Doubling the size to 120, Jeremy adds 3 more players on the ice, for a total of 5, and adds the HS Extreme Danglers to the mix for his synthetic ice training drills. Next we see the piece de resistance, a full 260 tile setup equipped full with HockeyShot Training Products including the HS Extreme Defender.

One of the best parts about the HS Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles review video is you can really see how much fun the kids are having while training. While these tiles are great for players of any age or skill level, kids really enjoy the sensation of skating on synthetic ice while maximizing the amount of training area they have.

As an added bonus, Jeremy also gives us his notes on which part of the Synthetic Ice benefits from each type of siding. If you are confused as to whether the Puck Stopper Edging or the Smooth Edging is right for you, this will be very helpful in figuring out which synthetic ice hockey training setup will be a perfect fit in your home.

The HS Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles are fun and easy to use while being a great at home training aid, for a fantastic price. You too can be practicing your hockey skills on a tennis court in the summer heat with the HS Synthetic Ice Revolution Tiles, so pick some up and get started on perfecting your skills today.

HockeyShot’s NHL Customer Base Keeps Growing

Getting serious about taking your ice hockey skills to the next level means committing to training even when you aren’t on the ice. Don’t believe us? Just ask pro hockey players Jake Allen, Mike & Ryan McLeod and Alexei Yashin. They know first-hand that your top favorite NHL players train all year round to make sure their game stays sharp, and with the help of the new Hockey Shot Product Line Up that has never been easier.

Hockey Shot prides ourselves on knowing that our products will deliver to you the closest feeling to on ice training at home that you can get. As Jake Allen, Goalie for the St. Louis Blues, told us “The Hockey Shot products really made my off season training adaptable to my on ice/in season performance. The consistency of the Slide Board Pro made me feel similar to what I do on the ice and to keep my condition at peak levels. Great tool to keep your body sharp and ready for the season.”

When playing the game your team mates become your brothers, so to have your actual brother on the ice with you is a pretty surreal experience. That is brothers Mike & Ryan McLeod’s reality. Playing together in the 2016-2017 OHL League for the Mississauga Steelheads, they both finished first and second in assists on the team. Mike was then chosen by the New Jersey Devils with the number 12 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Ryan isn’t far behind his big brother, being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Hockey Shot is proud to have been a part of the McLeod brother’s hockey training journey from the start. As they told us,

“We were introduced to HockeyShot long before being drafted to the NHL. This company gets it and we only wish they had been around when we were younger kids looking for quality hockey products and free training content all-year-round. Any players wanting to build their skills and have fun while doing it should shop at HockeyShot.com.”

Having trouble deciding which Hockey Shot Products are right for you? Mike and Ryan McLeod love the Hockey Shot Dryland Flooring Tiles All Star Edition. They are the ultimate in functional hockey training products because of their versatility. Like the Mcleod brothers put it,

“Being able to customize our own setup with HS All Star Tiles is a huge advantage! This surface is really durable and allows us to train on sneakers the way we want too, whenever we want too. They’re easy to pick-up and move around and can be snapped back together in seconds. Thankfully we don’t have to worry about the space where we practice anymore!”

We love that the McLeod brothers utilize exactly what the Hockey Shot Products are all about.

One of the biggest parts of being a team leader is having confidence in yourself. Alexei Yashin, former ice hockey center who played twelve seasons in the NHL as captain of both the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders. Hockey Shot Products like the Extreme Passer Clamp-On and the Roll Up Shooting Pad helped Alexei maximize his skills. As Alexei said, “it’s the ultimate tool to work on your precision passing. Because it acts as if there is a teammate practicing with you, you can train independently! I am impressed by the puck return velocity.”

Hockey Shot delivers the ultimate in hockey training aids that help you improve your ice hockey skills and become an unstoppable threat on the ice. As Alexei Yashin knows,

“HockeyShot products allow me to design workout the way I want to. With a variety of different training aids, I can maximize my skills and help get the most out of others during their training!”

Get your Hockey Shot Products today and see what all the pros are talking about.

Team Canada Women, Gold Standard Training

Girls who play hockey rock, and HockeyShot is thrilled to have ties with some awesome female hockey players from Team Canada. First up to tell us why she loves Hockey Shot is Caroline Ouellette. Caroline has been a pillar of Canada’s national hockey team since 1999, winning Olympic gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, Torino in 2006, Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.

Caroline Ouellette is also a source of inspiration through her hockey camps, which utilize the great diversity of Hockey Shot Products. As Caroline told us,

“I currently run female hockey camps in Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and PEI. Hockey Shot has allowed us to create a fun environment in which young female players are learning and improving by doing high repetitions of a particular skill.  Whether we are working on skating, shooting, passing, stickhandling, dekes or deceptive moves, Hockey Shot’s products are remarkable. The HS Extreme Dangler , Attack Triangle Pro, Passer Pro, and Extreme Shooter Tutor challenge players at every level.”

We love that Caroline uses so many different Hockey Shot Products in her camps to help elevate specific hockey skills in every athlete.

Marie-Philip Poulin also knows the importance of improving your hockey skills through repetition and at home training. A member of the Canada Olympic Female Hockey Teams at age 18 that won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver she went on to win gold again at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, as well as scoring three goals for Canada to take home a Silver Medal in PyeongChang 2018. She has been referred to as the Sidney Crosby of women’s hockey for her high level of achievement at a young age, and Hockey Shot is proud to be part of her training.

When asked about how Hockey Shot Products were a part of Marie-Philip’s training process she answered,

“HS Training Aids are a big part of my off-ice season practice. To be an elite Olympian, I need to stay sharp, products like the HS Tiles, Passer Pro, Dangler and Slide Board Pro allow me to maximize my performance and be ready for the big games. HS Products are helping me improve my game every day.”

Players who use their Hockey Shot Products every day are the reason we do what we do! Take it from a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and Team Canada Captain, at home training with Hockey Shot Products is a sure-fire way to improve your game on the ice.

Another great thing about Hockey Shot Products is their versatility in developing specific skills while being used in multiple different ice hockey training drills. Jenn Wakefield, a member of Team Canada who participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as well as playing on the gold-medal winning team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the silver-medal winning team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Jenn is a relative newcomer to Hockey Shot Products but has already fallen in love with the quality and durability Hockey Shot Products provide. As she told us about her first encounter with our Product Line Up,

“This summer I was introduced to a variety of HockeyShot products on and off the ice and loved them all. I found they helped me improve my stick handling, shooting and passing. It was great having the option to train off ice in my driveway and all the products were easily transportable to the rink for on ice sessions.”

Another hockey pro who recently got a taste of all that Hockey Shot has to offer is Natalie Spooner, former player for the Canadian National women’s ice hockey team and current member of the Toronto Furies of the Canada Women’s Hockey League. After testing out Hockey Shot Products at the High-Performance Hockey Academy Natalie bragged,

“HockeyShot completely delivered this weekend at my High-Performance Hockey Academy! They generously donated on-ice training aids and giveaway items such as bracelets, stickers and unique promo codes to all participants. The kids loved using the products and wearing their new HockeyShot swag. We could not be happier :)”

Hockey Shot is committed to helping athletes of all performance levels continue to improve their hockey skills with at home training, so grab your gear today and get training!  

Hockey Experts Choose HockeyShot

It is important to stay consistent and motivated all year so that your hockey skills never fall short. Hockey Shot Products can help develop and maintain your skills in a range of ways. Need help deciding which product is right for you? Let’s hear from some renowned hockey coaches and experts to hear which Hockey Shot Product is their go to training aid.

Pavel Barber, stickhandling specialist and creator of ‘World’s Best Amateur Hockey Videos’ on YouTube which has more than 150,000 subscribers, has partnered with Hockey Shot to help bring Hockey Shot Training Aids to his subscribers. When asked about Hockey Shot, Pavel responded by saying,

“Working with Hockey Shot has been great. I am always very cautious when I align myself with a certain brand. I see them as a progressive brand who care about the advancement of the game. They have been very open minded with me which is extremely important as an “ideas guy”. I need to have an environment like that to get good ideas going to help out the best I can, and they definitely provide that. I am beyond excited in partnering with them and can’t wait to see what we can do for the game of hockey in the future.”

We feel the same way about Pavel and are thrilled to help him step up his training game as well as his audiences.

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One of Hockey Shot’s top selling products, the Dangle Puck, is one of Pavel’s favourites because it provides a realistic training experience that allows you to practice your skills to be able to dangle around any player. As he told us,

“The Dangle Puck blew me away! I am constantly in desperate search for off-ice pucks that perform and slide like they do on ice or dryland surfaces… No other puck came close to being able to slide like this one. It’s like a puck sliding on a clean sheet of ice! Total game changer as it forces me to react faster and allows me to transfer from off-ice to on-ice easier.”

Second round pick for the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2007, Stefan Legein knows a thing or two about at home training, so we asked him what Hockey Shot Products help him keep his game in peak condition. When asked about the importance of off-ice training Stefan said,

“Off ice training means exercising daily and HockeyShot products make sure to always keep me and my clients in great shape. They provide the best products to get the most out of my training regimen. I personally like the SKLZ dryland items.”

We are thrilled to hear Hockey Shot is a big part of Stefan’s training regime, but what products help him keep up not only his endurance but also technical skills like stickhandling? Hockey Shot Products help Stefan keep all aspects of his game sharp as he tells us,

“My student’s stickhandling has never been quicker! The HockeyShot stickhandling products make practicing very easy. I like to use the Stickhandling Balls with Extreme Danglers to improve hand speed on or off the ice.”

And what about when it comes to training alone? The Hockey Shot Clamp On Passer is here to keep you motivated just like Stefan, “Thanks to HockeyShot, passing & shooting has never been easier! The Clamp On Passer rebounds the puck right back to you as if you had a friend there and the Shooter Tutor gives you real target holes to aim at just like a goalie.” We’re glad that Stefan loves the versatility of Hockey Shot Products as much as we do.

To cap it off we have Hockey Shot’s official Bench Boss Jeremy Rupke. We have partnered with Jeremy and his website howtohockey.com to help bring premium hockey training aids and drills to your home. We here at Hockey Shot very much admire Jeremy and we think it’s safe to say he feels the same way after he said,

“HockeyShot truly is the leader for innovative ice hockey training products. They continue to push the envelope, achieving success in creating off & on ice tools that any hockey player (young or old) would be happy to own. If you want to improve your game, HockeyShot is the only way to go!”

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Thanks for all the kind words from our friends and partners. Hockey Shot is thrilled to have relationships with so many great hockey coaches and experts out there. We are committed to bringing you the highest quality hockey products and at home hockey training aids, so what are you waiting for? Join the Hockey Shot Revolution today.

Qualified Skating Coach Puts Synthetic Ice to the Test!

HockeyShot’s Skating Sensei, Jim Vitale, welcomed us into his basement hockey training area to tell us why he chose HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Panels for his training needs. Jim did some research when looking into a few different synthetic ice surfaces on the market, and he told us there was “no doubt in my mind that HockeyShot had the best product on the market.” We agree with Jim, and after trying out the new HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Panels we are sure you will too.



HockeyShot is so sure that our products are superior that we give you 7-10 years of warranty per side on the Synthetic Ice Panels. That means that you can have at least 14-20 years of at home training and play time with these Panels with proper care. That is sure to take a load off your mind in terms of durability, longevity and bang for your buck.

Another reason the HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Panels are a step above the rest is the self-lubricating polymer.This means that you aren’t spending a lot of time or effort in trying to push and get that natural feel, it comes without any work at all and no need for any waxes or add-on liquids.

The HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Panels are also super easy to install. They come in 4×8 sheets which are lightweight enough for most people to carry on their own. Our Interlocking Dovetail panels significantly outperform traditional spline and square-edge styles and require no extra tools or equipment. Jim even takes his customization one step further by sawing one tile in half to fill in the extra corners and nooks of his at home basement hockey training setup.

Another great way to maximize your at home hockey training setup is to add some shooting tarps and aids to help get you in the scoring zone. The Crowd Goes Wild Shooting Tarp is one of our favorites to help transform your basement into the stadium of your dreams.

Its every players dream to have an efficient and durable at home training area. With the HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Panels this dream can be a reality. Perfect for any garage, basement or backyard, the HockeyShot Synthetic Ice Panels are the absolute best way to help make sure your game stays in top shape. Have no doubts that HockeyShot Products are the best on the market with this video from Jim as well as our other testimonials from renowned coaches, players and trainers. When it comes to HockeyShot you are getting the highest quality product and best at home hockey training aids out there. What are you waiting for?

HockeyShot Staff Picks “Top 10” NHL Players (5 through 1). Part 2

We are counting down the Top 10 active NHL Players as ranked by our HockeyShot experts. The 2017-2018 NHL Season was the 101st season of operation (100th of play) and saw no shortage of excitement filled games and interesting trades. After welcoming the Las Vegas Knights as the newest expansion team, the Knights went on to face the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Capitals ultimately clinched their first cup, and the centennial year of hockey was concluded. Which stars shone the brightest in the 2017-2018 NHL Season? In our last article we highlighted players 10-6. Read our list below for our Top 5 Active NHL Players.

Another Russian born player who is making waves in the NHL is Evgeni Malkin, who was the 2nd pick in 2004 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and comes in at number 5 on our Top 10 list. Malkin is arguably one of the top playmakers in the world and has won the Stanley Cup 3 times with the Penguins. He has won the Conn Smythe trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy and has twice taken home the Art Ross Trophy.

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At number 4 we have Patrick Kane, who has also won 3 Stanley Cups, with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Kane has also represented the United States in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, and is an intimidating presence on the ice. In 2016, he became the first American born player to win the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy.

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After winning his first Stanley Cup in the 2017-2018 NHL Season, Alexander Ovechkin is a household name. Often referred to as “the Great Eight” or “Ovi”, Ovechkin was selected by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, and can most recently be seen drinking champagne out of the Stanley Cup during the Capitals winning celebration in a Las Vegas nightclub. He has lead the NHL in goal scoring seven times, and was awarded the Conn Smythe for most valuable player in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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It is rare for a newcomer to gain such celebrity power in only a few short seasons, but Connor McDavid has done it, which is why he gets spot number 2 on our Top 10 List. McDavid was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and has lived up to his glowing reputation. He has already led the league in points twice and won the league MVP award. We can’t wait to see what more this 21 year old will accomplish in the upcoming NHL Season.

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The number one spot on the Hockey Shot Top 10 Active NHL Players countdown is Sidney Crosby, one of the highest regarded hockey players of all time. It’s no surprise that ‘Sid the Kid’ gets spot Number 1, after being drafted first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005, Crosby is an international superstar and incredible hockey player. He has won the Stanley Cup three times, the Conn Smythe two times, the Art Ross two times and the Hart Memorial two times. An incredible resume and he is not done yet.

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We hope you enjoyed the HockeyShot Top 10 Active NHL Player countdown, brought to you by the experts at HockeyShot. Who are your Top 10 favorite players? Let us know in the comments below!

HockeyShot Staff Picks “Top 10” NHL Players (10 through 6). Part 1

We are counting down the Top 10 active NHL players as ranked by our HockeyShot staff. The 2017-2018 NHL Season was the 101st season of operation (100th of play) and saw no shortage of excitement filled games and interesting trades. After welcoming the Las Vegas Knights as the newest expansion team, the Knights went on to face the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Capitals ultimately clinched their first cup, and the centennial year of hockey was concluded. Which stars shone the brightest in the 2017-2018 NHL Season? Read our list below for our two-part Top 10 Active NHL Players.

Starting us off at number 10 is Jonathan Toews. A fellow Canadian, Toews was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft. After only one season with the Blackhawks he was named team captain, becoming the second-youngest captain in NHL history, after Sidney Crosby, at the time. Toews has won the Stanley Cup 3 times along with receiving multiple other awards such as the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Selke Trophy. Coming up in the 2018-2019 NHL Season we here at HockeyShot can’t wait to see Toews work towards the cup once again.

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At number 9 we find Steven Stamkos. Stamkos has had a promising career from the beginning, being drafted at No. 1 in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then he has become a top goal scorer and was named the 10th Captain of the Lightning in 2014. He is a two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading goal-scorer and one of the biggest scoring threats out there.

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Next up we have John Tavares at number 8. After nine seasons with the New York Islanders, who selected him with the No.1 pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Tavares was recently signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs for a seven-year, $77 million-dollar contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, his childhood team. Tavares has been playing in the OHL since he was 14, so it is no surprise to see him rise so quickly. We look forward to seeing the skills that Tavares brings to the Leafs in the 2018-2019 NHL Season.

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Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings at No. 2 in 2008, Drew Doughty has possibly the best all around game of any defenseman out there, which lands him the number 7 spot on our list. Doughty is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion and won the Norris Trophy for best defenseman in the league in 2016. He is a strong skater and has a buzzing energy that we here at HockeyShot love to see.

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At number 6 we have Nikita Kucherov, the first non-Canadian hockey player on our list. Russian born Kucherov was drafted in 2011 by the Tampa Bay Lightning and is another strong player who has perfected his skills to become a threat on the ice. A two-time All-Star in the previous two seasons, Kucherov is only going to keep getting better.



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Check back next week as we rank the top 5 active NHL Players.

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Training Tips

  1. Listen: It may sound simple, but those who listen and pay attention to the small details will get better faster. When a coach is trying to help you, they can only do that if you’re listening to them. 
  2. Focus: Be 100% in the present moment. This is a very difficult mental practice, but it is one of the greatest skill advantages you can give yourself. If you’re on the ice for an hour, don’t allow your mind to wander off and think about homework or Fortnite or anything else. Be in the moment and get a full hour of training in. Not 45 minutes. Not 30 minutes. But 60 minutes of focussed practice. 
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  4. Get out of your comfort zone:
    The only way to get better is to take our current abilities and push past them. It’s very easy to get caught staying in the comfort zone because it’s exactly that, comfortable! But comfort is the enemy when it comes to development. Identify your current level, and push just to the edge of what you can already do. We don’t want to go too fast because we need to be able to process the information in order to get feedback from our failures and successes.  
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  6. Redefine failure: Failure is an awful word. In school, an F means we flunked, and we need to go to summer school. However, there is positive failure, and negative failure. Positive failure is failure that we can learn from and build on. Where we listen, work hard, and focus deeply, and make a mistake, identify the area we made the mistake, and address it. Then there is negative failure where we are either not listening or not focussed, and we make a mistake. The issue here is we don’t get much if any feedback if the focus and effort isn’t there.  A good way to look at positive failure to redefine it in a way that contributes to development is: I didn’t fail 9 times out of 10, I found 9 ways that didn’t work.  
  7. Use slow motion video capture: I can’t overstate how important slow motion video capture is. I would have killed to have this technology on my phone as a kid. Slow motion picks up on things that we often overlook when we look at video in real time. It is a great tool to offer awareness in areas where we are often moving very quickly. Especially in skills where we are working on a very small detail in a skill set we’re trying to attain. 
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  9. Put in the work off the ice: These hours add up. And you don’t need much. Whether it’s a carpet floor and a golf ball, a backyard stickhandling zone, a driveway, and outdoor rink or a parking lot… you can get a lot done off the ice to supplement your on-ice skills. I didn’t have much money growing up, and the only way for me to get my hours of deep focussed practice in was to stickhandle at home, and stickhandle at an outdoor rink near my house. In your shoes is great, but adding rollerblades is a great way to take your skills and challenge them at speed and with edge work.  
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  11. Read: There are so many books to compliment your development and help make you aware of all the competitive advantages you can use to gain skill faster. You’ll notice most of my advice above is about mental skill rather than physical. This is because the quality of the physical skill you perform will be influenced by the mindset you have going into that training session. A few great reads are: “The Talent Code”, “Mind Gym”, “The Power of Now”, “The Cellestine Prophecy” and “The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari.”  
  12. Have fun: This point is painfully overlooked. When we’re training there is a lot of pressure. There’s a lot of expectations. When it comes down to it, we want to be the best we can be and do the best with what we have. In order to put in the ungodly amount of deep, focussed hours needed to be the best we can be, we have to fall in love with the game. Over and over. We need to have a positive relationship with training. It needs to be fun. We all love fun. When we have free time, we seek fun activities to do. When we enjoy it, it’s easier to stay in the present moment for longer, and we will undoubtedly train more if we love doing it.  
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  14. Focus on yourself: It’s easy to get distracted by what others are doing, especially when they are better than us. Sometimes that leads to us feeling insecure, and that’s ok. We all learn at different paces, and we need to understand that the only way to get better at the fastest rate possible is to focus on ourselves. We are constantly in competition with our former selves. That means we aren’t looking at how fast someone beside us in line is going through a drill and trying to go as fast as them even if it means disregarding the skill we are working on. What you’ll find is that when learning a new skill, going slower will actually get you to learn the skill faster. Focus on your own development. Use every tool at your disposal, and do your very best with what you have.   
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  16. Use a notebook: Those with more awareness will build skill at a faster rate. We all know those moments where we’ve been working so hard on a skill, and we make one small tweak and it finally clicks. I would get so excited as a kid when these moments happened that I would need to write down the details in a notebook. This way I would never forget that small point which made me successful with that skill when I struggled next. To get truly great at something you have to immerse yourself in the trial and error process. The failures and the disappointment will actually be the glue that will allow these points to stick so you won’t forget. Capture these moments, enjoy them, and continue to build.
     

Recent NHL Draft Picks, Michael & Ryan McLeod Train With HS – Part 2

Elite NHL Prospects Train With HockeyShot

Get your jerseys on and turn the volume up because HockeyShot is here just in time for off-season training with the ultimate hockey training drills. Our friends over at BTNL, including Dan Ninkovich, set up one of the best hockey training drill videos we’ve ever seen using products that can be found in HockeyShot’s Premium Home Training Centres.





We partnered with a great team of prospective NHL players to show you what HockeyShot products can really do. First up, Michael McLeod of the New Jersey Devils and his younger brother Ryan McLeod of the Edmonton Oilers.



Next, adding another set of brothers to the mix, are Quintin Hughes; seventh overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks in 2018 and Jack Hughes; top prospect for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Also joining the club at the amazing age of 16 is Alexis Lafreniere, who is already being watched for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, some deeming him the next Sidney Crosby. Alexis is now an official HockeyShot ambassador, and we can’t wait to see his NHL career take off!



Using products like the Extreme Defender and Speed Deke Trainers, the boys were able to step their game up to a new level and continue training even in the off season. Check out their speed, agility and all the creative ways they improve their game with HockeyShot products.

For the more seasoned players, we gathered up the BTNL coaches and trainers to give the Hockey Shot Premium Lineup a test run. Given their careers they have seen lots of hockey training products, and they were blown away by the quality of HockeyShot products. The moves were off the charts and the Hockey Shot jackets were even cooler.



Speaking of high quality hockey training products, look at this quick social video taken by Dan Ninkovich. After 3 weeks of NHL and Junior hockey players taking slap shots, the 5 Star Extreme Shooter Tutor was still in mint condition. This goalie tarp helps you practice your shots more precisely and accurately, so you can keep pushing yourself. Can you name another hockey tarp that durable and practical? We’ll wait.



Check out Coach Benty go! Just because it is the off season it doesn’t mean you can start slacking on your skills. Keep your game up to the highest level by practicing with your favorite HockeyShot Products and by checking out our videos for all the latest training tips and hockey training drills.



HockeyShot Grant 2018

The Cost to Get in the Game

While overall number of youth joining hockey continues to grow in Canada and the US, participation amongst children from lower income is drastically decreasing.

The high costs of equipment and cost of registration is leaving many kids behind.

Enrollment fees and equipment costs, according to recent reporting done by CIBC and Kidsport, have been seen as the two major barriers to children participating in sports. Parents surveyed believe that sports are becoming too expensive and many say they know children unable to partake in organized sports due to high costs.

Over the past two decades, in particular, hockey has become more and more expensive. On top of enrollment and equipment costs, hockey has seen increase in other various expenses associated with playing the game. The costs of purchasing ice time has more than tripled, the cost of recreational fees for elite teams continue to rise, and the cost of playing house-level hockey has tripled along with it.

According to Joseph Kolodziej of ZealHockey;

Back in 1994 I had all of my equipment stolen out of my car. Top of the line pro model equipment and a half-dozen sticks. When I went to replace all of my gear and sticks I spent less than $600 total. Today you might be able to buy some middle of the road skates for $600 if you find them on sale. If you had to do a full equipment replacement with sticks you will likely spend upwards of $3000. That’s a 500% increase.

On top of that, the cost of travel hockey has more than doubled, with some AAA teams charging from $12,000 – $25,000 dollars for one season.

Playing hockey can be an extremely costly endeavour for parents and teams, and many struggle each year to make it work.

Apply Now for the 2018 Hockey Grant

HockeyShot’s & FlipGive’s 2018 Youth Hockey Grant Campaign

With players, teams, and parents in mind, HockeyShot and FlipGive have been teaming up over the past two seasons to help ensure that the next generation of hockey players are being given the opportunity to play the game that we all love so much.

The GET IN THE GAME Hockey Grant extends $5,000 in funding and each year is awarded as two TEAM Grants of $1000 each and six INDIVIDUAL Grants of $500 each. The grants provides under resourced players and teams with the financial support to cover hockey equipment, ice times, uniforms, tournament expenses, and registration fees.

“This new Hockey Grant is an extension of our business’ commitment to supporting youth athletes,” says CEO, Mark Bachman of FlipGive. “With hockey ranked as one of the most expensive sports to play, this grant will help provide much needed support for a group of under-resourced children. Sport has the ability to transform and develop youth beyond the game itself. Participating should be driven by ability to play, not pay and we’re thrilled that FlipGive and HockeyShot.com are helping get more hockey players into the game.”

“Hockey shaped who I am” says J-P Brun President & Co-Founder at HockeyShot.com “The team experience fostered the importance of building trust, responsibility and sportsmanship – important lessons I’ve carried into my career.” He adds, “It’s important to me that we broaden the exposure of this great sport, and these life lessons to those who might not otherwise have a chance to play. We’re pleased to reinvest in communities across North America to help under-resourced youth play hockey”

So far, The GET IN THE GAME Hockey Grant has seen a total of $11,000 donated to players and teams.

2017 Team Grant Recipients

The Fulton Squirts – Fulton, NY

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The Fulton Squirts are a completely volunteer-run organization. Parents handle everything hockey-related; managing the canteen, cleaning the rink, and even working the Zamboni! Hockey has brought the community of community closer together, with players uniting under the tutelage of many dedicated coaches and volunteers.

The GET IN THE GAME hockey grant allowed this team to make sure that every player was able to travel and get to their tournaments last season. The Squirts used their grant to help pay for practice time and travel to tournaments outside their city.

The Badger Lighting – Mauston, WI

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The Badgers high school team fields a group of players that have been playing together since third grade. The girl’s hockey program have faced many challenge during their time playing together, especially the 2016 season, when their school was considering removing the girls hockey program.

With some help from the GET IN THE GAME hockey grant last season, the girls are continuing to make positive strides to ensure that their program is around for many more years to come, and that every girl wanting to play hockey has the opportunity.

Bishop’s Falls Express – Bishop’s Falls, NL

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The Bishop Falls Express is a team that has turned to hockey for refuge during difficult times.

Recently, the team suffered the tragic loss of one of their players in a fatal ATV accident. The team wore their hockey jerseys to the funeral and performed a hockey honour guard when their friend was being taken to rest. “These are the strongest bunch of boys I know”, says Bantam Falls Minor Hockey Executive Kerry Lynn Green. “I am proud to say these boys are part of our association.”

Hockey is something that has united this bantam hockey team.

The team rallied together to host a fundraiser to raise money so they could make #8 jerseys dawning the name “Penny,’ to remember their lost teammate and friend. With the $1000 GET IN THE GAME grant, the team has been able to reach their goal and pay tribute to their friend, each time they take the ice.

“This means so much to this team, said Greene, “but more than that, it means so much to a family that has been through so much in the last few months.”

HockeyShot and FlipGive are incredibly honoured to be able to help this unbelievable group of boys pay tribute to their teammate.

2017 Player Grants Recipients

Since the GET IN THE GAME hockey grant’s inaugural season, two years ago, HockeyShot and FlipGive have seen first hand the world of difference that this financial support makes for the players and families that we have been fortunate enough to help.

For each of us, and these families, hockey is more than just a sport; it’s a part of our lives and it’s what brings many of us together.

Every year we are blown away by the sacrifices and lengths that parents are going to so that their kids can play hockey – 2016 & 2017 were no exceptions. Because of that, we are so proud to have been able to help these players last season.

Maddox P. age 6, Pennsylvania;

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Blake E. age 13: Minnesota;

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Tyler H. age 10: Illinois;

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Emily V. age 13: Ontario;

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Konnyr D. age 12: Quebec;

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Parker S. Age 9: Arizona

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We are thrilled to have helped these teams and players hit the ice last year. For us, the grant is our way to make a small difference in the hockey community, but a huge difference in the lives of under-resourced players and teams.

Last year, one of our 2016 grant winners donated $500 of their own to help another player on their team. Their improved financial situation encouraged them to pay it forward and lend a helping hand – we couldn’t be happier when we hear stories like these.

Apply for the 2018 GET IN THE GAME Hockey Grant

With the cost of hockey continuing to rise each year, HockeyShot and FlipGive are committed to ensuring families can support their children’s passion for the game. If you know a team, player, or family that could benefit from the 2018 GET IN THE GAME grant, click the link below to apply.

We look forward to hearing the many great stories from the hockey community and cannot wait to see what this year’s teams and players do with our support!

Hockey Grant 2018

About HockeyShot

HockeyShot is the largest online specialty retailer of hockey training & skill-building products worldwide. We are dedicated to providing the latest in hockey training equipment, superior quality merchandise and excellent customer service. We believe in having a website that’s easy to navigate and that offers extensive content and a vast selection of products.

About FlipGive

FlipGive FlipGive combines the convenience of online shopping with the best of online fundraising, making it easier for people to raise money, and for retailers to generate sales while improving communities. Fundraisers earn up to 50 per cent for their school, sports team or cause by shopping with retail partners. To start your fundraising campaign visit flipgive.com.