It's been a long few months and we are ready to get back to playing hockey. Registration is open, please visit the link below to register for the upcoming season. Before you register please read the important notes about the registration process, refund policy and special considerations for the upcoming season.
From what we know now we can expect the following, at least through the opening and start of the season. Of course anything can change and we will adjust our policies and process accordingly. We hope to be able to return to normal but we are planning for the restrictions in place now.
Keep in mind that during Skills sessions we have as many as 125 people in the rink at one time. During split ice Mite games we have over 250 people in the building during the transition from one game to the next. No where in the rules at this moment is any of this allowed. So we are patiently waiting for final guidance prior to the start of the season. We expect to communicate the details on August 10th.
Examples of requirements and restrictions in place now:
5,000 Puck Challenge
Some of you may have already seen this, but this is always a good one to fall back on. Have your player shoot a total of 5,000 pucks. Practice variety: wrist shots, backhands, snap shots and slap shots. For those players who have better command of some of the shots mentioned, have them isolate targets for every 50-100 pucks they shoot daily; top corner, low blocker etc.
Keep a running tally over the next few weeks and send me an email when your player reaches 5,000. Some of you may already keep track and have a head start; that’s totally fine. We’ll keep a list of players who complete this challenge. You can also post their 5,000th shot on Facebook and tag QYH. We’d love it if players were wearing their QYH jerseys in their posts.
50 Puck Challenge
Some of you may have seen this as well, but this is great for stickhandling and focus. Line up 50 pucks (or other stationary objects that won’t move; coffee cups etc) in a straight line. You want a distance roughly 1 foot between each puck. The goal is to stickhandle between each puck down the line without touching ANY puck. If you touch or move a puck, you start from the beginning until you make it through without touching. Most examples of this online are being done on the ice and sadly we don’t have any ice to work with. If you do this in the street or at a park, you can stickhandle with a street hockey ball or golf ball.
Click on these links for examples. Oh by the way goalies, you can take part as well.
The Hockey Think Tank
Episode 89 - Mark Dennehy
Episode 41 - Wendy Glover
Episode 18 - Ryan Hardy
More Hockey Think Tanks Listens
Episode 98 - Tommi Niemela
Episode 5 - Kendall Coyne
Episode 9 - Adam Nicholas