The Hockey Noob Chronicles II (Beginners' Thread)
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04-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York
Hey everyone, I've got a pretty basic question. I apologize if this isn't the right spot for it, but I looked through a bunch of threads and this seems like the best fit.
Long story short, I've been a hockey fan for a long time, and I've been into fitness for a long time. I just ran into some old friends from high school who play pick-up roller hockey games during the spring/summer, and they asked if I wanted to join. Though I haven't played on ice much at all, and I haven't played roller in a number of years, I can skate pretty well on wheels, certainly better than I can on ice, and the past few months I've been really hungering to play, more than I have maybe ever.
Anyway, I'm shopping around for skates and the rest of the appropriate equipment, but as of now I have an old stick and a bunch of balls laying around. I'm curious as to what I can do to improve any skills using just that basic gear. I'm guessing that I can probably work on my hands if nothing else. Does anybody have any tips on how to go about that specifically? Any links to good routines that might help? I know a great deal about the game as on observer, but as you can tell, I know very, very little about it from a player perspective.
Thanks in advance for any help anybody can offer!
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