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Posted by Darla Prudhomme at Jan 18, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )


Clean all of your sports equipment, head to toe, all at once.

$10.00 for a 15 minute cycle

Helmets, breezers, skates, shin guards, elbow pads, shoulder pads....ALL SPORTS EQUIPMENT...including your bag.

In the battle against bacteria, the Sports-O-Zone patented system has a kill rate of greater than 99.9% on the Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and MRSA bacteria.

Sports-O-Zone believes that your equipment should be treated weekly, as bacteria, viruses and molds never take a day off.

This system will not remove stains, but kills the bateria that grows on equipment that may cause skin irriations and infections.

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Posted by Darla Prudhomme at Jan 5, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Tip: Spotting the stars
Kids are still developing and growing physically well into their teens. Since a child's athletic potential cannot be predicted at a young age, don't be too hasty to label your child as either a star athlete or a poor athlete. Instead, allow your child to play, and observe as he or she matures over time. Smaller or slower children might surpass their teammates down the road, but their potential will never be realized if they are discouraged early on.

Thank you to the Grow the Game Initiative for this tip.


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Posted by Darla Prudhomme at Jan 5, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
With its quick shifts and constant action, ice hockey requires a combination of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning plus strength, quickness and agility. Here, we take a look at how to improve strength, quickness and agility.

Most doctors agree that young children should not weight train. Exercise that builds stamina such as running and resistance training provide a good way to exercise muscles without risking injury. Resistance training is using the body like a weight set. Common resistance-type exercises that help build strength are:
  • Push-ups
  • Chin-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Leg lifts
  • Squats

To build quickness, look at exercises that involve rapid feet movement. Good ways to build quickness include:

  • Jumping
  • Bounding
  • Hopping
  • Skipping rope

Agility is the ability to start, stop and change direction quickly. Agility is built by moving the feet quickly in a variety of movements such as quick turns and cuts. Agility can be increased by:

  • Obstacle courses
  • Zigzag running
  • Side shuffles
  • Playing tag

Key Point for Players: If you have trouble getting to the puck, you need to work on your quickness and agility.

Key Point for Parents: Consistent exercise is the best way to stay in shape.

Thank you to Sports Authority for this tip. The Sports Authority would like to offer all Minnesota Hockey families the opportunity to save $25 on their next visit. Please click here to download a PDF coupon




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Posted by Darla Prudhomme at Dec 27, 2010 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )



This includes: clothing, prize sign-up giveaways, or any other item that a team may decide to sell or giveaway for home tournaments or games.

EXCEPTION: already pre-approved items that are regularly sold at all times (mouth guards, laces, commemorative pucks, hats or pins). A separate table or designated area must be set up for such a purpose.

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Posted by Darla Prudhomme at Dec 27, 2010 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

If you sign up to work a shift you MUST be there the entire shift, to have your shift qualify for your required times.

You cannot leave to run errands, pick up your kids, go home to let the dog out, or for any other reason...UNLESS you have someone to come in and replace you for the time you are gone.

Your replacement must be there before you leave, and not "on their way".