USA Hockey’s Phil Osaer Captivates Players and Coaches at U17 Camp

Following game 2 of camp, where Team Easton fought back for a thrilling 2-1 win over Team Bauer, IHA guest coach Phil Osaer gave a captivating motivational presentation to players and coaches about achieving goals in hockey using a long term focus.  Phil Osaer is the ADM Manger of Goaltending for USA hockey and has… Read more »

Shooting while skating…same as walking and chewing gum?

-By Scott Dutertre, IHA Skills Coach-  We have all heard the phrase “walk and chew gum at the same time”.  Simple enough to do.  But if we translate this to hockey we have a hard time shooting a puck and skating at the same time.  I equate shooting on the move to being a musician. … Read more »

My Ginsberg Grin

Due to my coaching duties in the AIHL for the past few years, I have not had the opportunity to attend a Ginsberg tournament for some time.  So, I was thrilled to be able to attend this past weekend and see first hand how our pee wee aged players were tracking from a development perspective…. Read more »

Get more length and power in your stride in a four easy steps

By Scott Dutertre, IHA Skills Coach A common question I get from minor hockey coaches is “How do I get players to take full strides?”  When players first learn to skate, they have a tendency to take short, quick strides to maintain balance.  The frequency gets them down the ice, but makes the player inefficient. … Read more »

Being a Defenceman

-By Eric Lien- When we first start playing the game what do we try to do? We try to score goals. We shoot as hard as we can in to the goals or against the boards. We dream of scoring the winning goal in overtime. We dream of offensive heroics.  Long has been the notion… Read more »