I started learning ice-hockey last week.
During the past few weeks, I have been looking for information about ice-hockey on the Internet; especially regarding Hockey gears. A full gear costs a minimum of $500, and a decent one able to last more than one season is around $1000. With these prices, you really got to know what to buy.
Surprisingly there is very little information on the web. I tried to find an active online Hockey community without success. But I managed to find a few good links.
Scott Nobles wrote an excellent ice-hockey buying guide:
- Ice Hockey Skate Buying Demystified
- Fitting and Selecting Hockey Protective Gear
- Hockey mask
- Hockey sticks
The first videos are about skating:
- Balance and agility
- Edge control
- Starting and stopping
- Forward skating and striding
- Backward skating
The full DVD also contains videos about:
- Puck control
- Shooting and scoring
- Offensive tactics
- Defensive tactics
- Team play
- Off ice training
Even if a DVD will never replace an instructor and practice, this one is a very valuable source of information. Expect more posts about ice-hockey soon!