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12-19-2013, 11:04 AM
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What is the most important for a beer leaguer?

1. skill to practice?
2. skill to practice off the ice by yourself?
3. exercise?

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12-19-2013, 11:37 AM
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A lot of practice and have fun

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Cardio... lots of chasing since the passing and structure is usually pretty bad.

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12-19-2013, 11:54 AM
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1. getting beer for the team
2. getting the beer to the locker room
3. drink the beer

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show up when you say you are going to and work hard

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I think showing your teammates that you are giving the effort every shift, all while maintaining the semblance of having fun.

Just because its a beer league, or lower level, or whatever, doesn't mean its not a hockey game, and should just be brushed aside. If its a good league, and the skill set is basically even amongst all players, just show up, give a solid effort, respect your teammates(and opponents). and have fun..........and bring beer.

From a practice standpoint, skate, skate, skate, and get your cardio up there.

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12-19-2013, 12:55 PM
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Cardio... lots of chasing since the passing and structure is usually pretty bad.
I would completely agree with this. The first few shifts I'm flying out there like a little kid. The 2nd & 3rd periods I wish the game were over already as I'm huffing and puffing.

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I thought it was the beer...

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I would completely agree with this. The first few shifts I'm flying out there like a little kid. The 2nd & 3rd periods I wish the game were over already as I'm huffing and puffing.
Man, me too. I watched a video of my game last week and I was flying. But the end I was dying and looked horrible. Being tired affected my puck handling and decision making.

I would suggest people work on sprints. I exercise a lot, but it's mainly endurance exercise at a moderate pace. I'm starting to work in sprints because hockey is a game of sprints, not coasting.

On a less serious note, bring beer. It's called beer league for a reason.

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12-19-2013, 02:51 PM
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The Beer. It's all about the beer. And not good beer either. After an hour of hockey, I don't want some fruity as beer with a catchy name. Give me a good ole fashioned watery pilsner ice cold.

On a hockey note, I would say it is attitude and effort. You can be the worst skater on the ice, but if everyone sees you busting your ass, people will rarely have a bad word to say. And if you have that attitude, you will not stay the worst.

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Not being an ******* and trying your best. The fastest guys I know have horrible health habits, and I'm a health & fitness freak and am much stronger but slower. You can always try to better yourself and that's all anyone can ask. Most don't bother, but they still do their best on the ice. That's all that counts and we never lay into anyone for not being able to elevate their play due to talent. If they don't race for pucks and may as well be a traffic cone out there, then that's asking for trouble

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1. skill to practice?
2. skill to practice off the ice by yourself?
3. exercise?
I'm not sure what you mean by 1. and 2.

But for me, what's important is to put in the full effort and have fun. If I do that, I'm happy with my game even if we lose.

And when a teammate screws up, laugh it off instead of giving him hell. I've seen how a beer league team can stop playing when one player hollers at everyone. Needless to say, he wasn't invited back.

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1. Properly fitting skates.
2. Practice lots of skating.
3. Practice lots of shooting.

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I thought it was the beer...
*(cheers)*

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Man, me too. I watched a video of my game last week and I was flying. But the end I was dying and looked horrible. Being tired affected my puck handling and decision making.

I would suggest people work on sprints. I exercise a lot, but it's mainly endurance exercise at a moderate pace. I'm starting to work in sprints because hockey is a game of sprints, not coasting.
Quick hard shifts..those 1-2 minute shifts early on will bite you in the ass

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Its all about the stats..and beer.. Seriously though I always play to win, play the zones, defend the lead. Push the limit on what the refs will allow..

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1. getting beer for the team
2. getting the beer to the locker room
3. drink the beer
Don't forget... Getting snow from the Zamboni to put in an empty trash can in which you put the said beers.

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12-20-2013, 08:40 AM
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Quick hard shifts..those 1-2 minute shifts early on will bite you in the ass
Some guys on my team take 3 minute shifts D:

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Having fun?
My guess too. Fun can mean a lot of things though...

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Don't forget... Getting snow from the Zamboni to put in an empty trash can in which you put the said beers.

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Be a good teammate.

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Pay your fees, show up, and put effort in. That's about it. If you want to improve as a player, just try to get on the ice as many times as possible. Pickup, free skate, whatever.

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Most important things IMO:

1. Show up. If you sign up, show up to the games. I hate when we can barely ice a team.
2. Pay your fees.
3. Don't dog it. Skate hard. You don't have to be the best player, as long as you are clearly giving it your all.
4. Don't take 5 minute shifts. Kind of goes hand in hand with #3, if you're skating the way you should be, you shouldn't be able to take long shifts.
5. Have fun and don't be a whiny baby.

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