On Saturday, April 3rd at 9:00AM, Wells Ice Rink in College Park will host an exhibition hockey scrimmage. The scrimmage is open to current and past participants of the Wells and Tucker Road Adult Ice Hockey Clinics, to players skating in the College Park Hockey League (CPHL) and friends.
The scrimmage will be refereed and will consist of three 15 minute periods. As this is an exhibition, all stoppages in play will be explained by the referee, who will be calling a close game. There are already 2 goaltenders who have volunteered to play for this game, so we're set in net.
For skaters in the Tucker Road and Wells clinics and the CPHL, the cost will be $5. For all others, the cost is $20. Proceeds (after referee fees) from this event will go into an education fund for the daughters of George Dobson, the long time Wells Ice Rink Zamboni driver, Washington Capitals locker room attendant and friend who died of cancer last year.
Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you feel may be interested. This should be a fun learning experience and a great chance to help George’s girls for their future. If you cannot play but would like to make a donation, please contact Wells Ice Rink at 301-277-0654.
Thanks, and see you there!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
For those of you with subscriptions to ESPN.com or ESPN the Magazine, I highly suggest you read 'To Each His Own', a story on NHL players and their hockey sticks. As goofy as we amatures are with our sticks, NHL players (with a seemingly endless supply of free sticks) are an entirely different monster. Blow torches, belt sanders, hack saws, spray paint and varieties of hockey tape are their tools of the trade, and their use them to custromize their sticks for their particular skill set. And their sticks often last less than 2 games a piece.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I tend to take an intellectual approach to the game; the how's and why's of a particular skill or motion are just as important to me as the results. For those of you who have seen me coach, you'll probably notice I talk a lot. I'll try to use this space to talk about the technical aspects of the game, from the history of the game to equipment technology to physics and biomechanics.