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Making you smarter at the game you love. Newsletter covering all things hockey IQ, hosted by Greg Revak & Dan Dukart.
Created 15 Jul 2020
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  • OZ Puck Support: Strong vs Weak-Side
    10 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Last time we looked at whether players should support the play by being close or far. This time around we are going to dive further down the rabbit hole and into effective puck support tactics. This i...
  • Penalty Kill Pressure Keys
    03 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Special teams are some of the most important situations for any team. Power play / Penalty kill can change a game in an instant. In soccer/football, the press is a common tactic for a team to pressure...
  • Rink Terminology
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    There are a million hockey terms. For novices, it’s a language that needs to be learned. Hockey Tactics Rink There have been a bunch of terms that have popped up in the recent past. We wanted to great...
  • OZ Puck Support: Close or Far?
    19 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Puck support is critical for team success. It’s something every coach will talk about. We are going to write on this topic a few times in the upcoming weeks to go down the offensive zone (OZ) puck sup...
  • Rules Changes for Development
    12 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Rules govern the game and we all must play by them. Most rules of the game through history have come into play due to closing loopholes, shaping gameplay for entertainment, or safety. We have written ...
  • Auston Matthews’ Defensive Improvement
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Auston Matthews (AM34) is a dominant NHL player. His offense has been on display since his first game where he scored 4 against the Ottawa Senators. What was missing in his first few seasons was his d...
  • Enhancing Coach Education
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Iceland became the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup in 2018 with around 350,000 people. About half the size of greater Akron, Ohio. This came on top of their Euro 2016 performance - tyi...
  • Skating: Why You Should Be an Ankle Bender
    22 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Bender / Ankle-Bender = Poor skater who bends at their ankles as they struggle for balance and power. Often looking like this: Or like this: Talking flexion Given “bender” is a negative term, all hock...
  • Learning from the Columbus Hockey Coaches Summit 2021
    15 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    We are going to hit an element or two from each presentation without going into full depth. Each presentation is linked to the title of their presentation. You can always find them all on our YouTube ...
  • How Do Players Receive the Puck Around the Rink?
    08 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Domenic Galamini Jr of Stathletes put out a fascinating graphic looking at how/where NHL players receive the puck at 5v5. The Chart (Attacking direction is toward the top, defending toward the bottom)...
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