Zach Hyman has been given many awards during his hockey-playing career. He has also been able to write award-winning children's books. Hyman has helped the Toronto Maple Leafs get into the playoffs while writing top-selling books for children.
The article takes a look at 11 of the shortest goaltenders to play in the NHL. These goalies all stood below 5'8 and played at a time when height wasn't emphasized. In the current NHL, small goalies are almost non-existent and this is because the current style of play rewards taller goaltenders.
A new series about hockey kicks off with a look back at the most successful Oilers team since the Gretzky years.
The NHL started in 1917. It had never had a black player. Things changed in 1958 when Canadian Willie O'Ree played a game for the Boston Bruins. He was called professional hockey's Jackie Robinson. He played from 1955 to 1979.
Ice hockey skates have special padding for protection and feature special construction for quick stops and starts. The beginning player needs a good, solid skate, but they don’t have the appreciation for specialty skate construction and elaborate bells and whistles. Regardless of the price or brand, the best ice hockey skate for the beginning player is the one that offers the most protection and has the best fit for your child’s feet.
When buying ice hockey equipment for the youth player, make sure to get properly sized equipment for optimal performance and protection. There are many ice hockey items that can be purchased used to save money. Use our Hockey Equipment Checklist to determine when to buy new or used equipment.
Learn basic hockey rules and why the Stanley Cup, with its long history and rich traditions, is the most coveted of any trophy. The intensity of the NHL playoffs make it a great spectator sport.
Haglund’s deformity is a bony growth on the back of the heel. It literally looks like an extra bone is growing out of the heel. It is also referred to as the Bauer Bump or the Pump Bump. There are precautions to take and some non-surgical treatment options to reduce pain.
The University of North Dakota is nationally known for its hockey program. NHL players Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise, Travis Zajac, and others all have played for UND.