Top Hockey Resources
I thought it would be helpful to create a page filled with hockey resources that you can always come to when you’re looking to improve or find something new. I’ll add to it as I find more interesting hockey resources, but you’ll notice that throughout the website I’ll reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your convenience. Enjoy!
My most recommended
HockeyShot: All of my off-ice hockey training aids come from HockeyShot. Why? Because they have an insane variety of products at the best prices. Whatever part of your game you’re looking to improve, they have a training aid that can help you. I personally use the green biscuit, shooting pad and slideboard in most of my training sessions. I HIGHLY recommend using HockeyShot for your off-ice training aids. Their shipping and customer support is also top notch.
Hockey Monkey: Hockey Monkey is the leading online retailer of hockey equipment. They have all the hockey gear you can imagine supplied by the world’s best hockey brands. What’s more, their pricing is extremely competitive, there’s free shipping on most items, and they always have discounts & sales going on that make buying your gear from HockeyMonkey.com worth it.
Must-read hockey books
Mind Gym: This book is the type of book that you pick up and just can’t put down. I really wish I would have read this book earlier in my hockey career—it has amazing insights and actionable advice for mastering the mental part of any sport. The author gives tons of real-life examples that you can mimic and learn from. Definitely a must-read for serious players or those trying to unlock their full potential.
Leave No Doubt: I had the opportunity to receive this book from the man himself—Mike Babcock—after being chosen to introduce him at his Honorary Doctorate reunion at McGill University. He’s one of the most interesting men I’ve ever had the chance to speak to, and his book is no different. Another must- read for unlocking your full potential as an athlete.
The Champion’s Mind: This book is full of technical ideas & concepts that you can implement into your game to see an immediate positive impact—self-talk, breathing exercises, situational awareness and more. Another book I wish I had read earlier on in my career.
Recommended hockey websites
How to Hockey: Jeremy from How to Hockey shares a wealth of knowledge on his website that covers all aspects of hockey, namely “how-to” type articles and videos to help you improve your game. His website has been around for quite some time and as such, he’s built a huge bank of awesome hockey-related content.Go check out his awesome resource for hockey players, especially if you want to improve your game!
Hockey Training: Don’t have access to a personal trainer? Tired of all the generic, non-sport specific training? Look no further! Kevin and Dan from HockeyTraining have you covered with tons of hockey-specific exercises to turn your body into a hockey machine. They have tons of free articles and exercises to help you up your strength, along with some advanced training videos & programs to really step up your game.
Maria Mountain: Maria from HockeyTrainingPro is another go-to resource for hockey training. She has extensive experience in hockey-specific training and has worked with Olympians, NHLers, Junior Major players in the OHL and amateurs alike. She’s an expert in exercise physiology and is especially knowledgeable in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Check out her website for more!
Upper Corner Hockey: If you’re a hockey fanatic, you’ll love Brent’s content! He shares a ton of cool videos about off-ice sniping and stickhandling, and also does a cool player highlight series where he features other hockey players in his YouTube videos. Be sure to check out his site and see what all the Upper Corner hype is about!
Coach Nielsen: This one is for all the coaches out there. Coach Nielsen is the best resource on the web (bar none) for hockey coaches looking to improve their drills and overall coaching techniques. His library of hockey drills is made up of six years of quality drills that he learned over his 28 year coaching career. An awesome resource for coaches & players alike looking to challenge themselves out on the ice.